Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mobile payments to surpass $171.5 billion in 2012, study shows

Smartphones have changed the wireless industry in many ways, including how consumers access content like email, music and the web on the go.

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USAC says lifeline eligibility available June 1

The Universal Service Administrative Company recently announced that beginning on June 1, all eligible telecommunications carriers, or ETCs, will be required to confirm their eligibility for the lifeline program.

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New Windows Phone device available for less than $1

The wireless industry is currently dominated by the Android operating system and Apple’s iOS, but Microsoft is hoping its Windows Phone OS manages to capture more consumers looking for a different experience during their wireless billing periods.

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Smartphones account for 70 percent of May mobile sales

The introduction of smartphones to the wireless industry has had a profound impact on the global landscape.

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Android, iOS continue smartphone dominance

The smartphone craze may have begun with the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, but the Android operating system remains the world’s most popular mobile platform.

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Verizon unveils new tablet solution at CTIA conference

Tablet computers, much like smartphones, have significantly impacted the wireless industry as vendors look to expand their consumer base.

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Overall mobile shipments decline, but smartphone sales soar

Wireless carriers have witnessed a significant shift in consumer habits worldwide as more people than ever are adopting smartphones rather than traditional cell phones.

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Sprint, Sierra Wireless to launch industry first on May 18

Wireless carrier Sprint recently announced that Sierra Wireless will launch the first mobile device to combine 4G LTE and WiMAX connectivity with its 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot beginning on May 18.

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Sprint bringing HTC smartphones to MVNO network

Wireless provider Sprint hopes to bring high-end smartphones into the hands of avid consumers by releasing the HTC Evo V 4G on Virgin Mobile and the HTC Design 4G on Boost Mobile.

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Employee habits leading to increased wireless bills

A mobility solutions vendor recently conducted a survey of more than 450 companies to gauge certain business habits regarding thousands of mobile users.

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