Tag Archives: Verizon

Petition To End Verizon Wireless Contracts, Adopt T-Mobile-Style Approach Nears 100,000 Signatures

As Verizon changes its policies for the worse with lengthier timeframes to upgrade, customers are fighting back and petitioning the company to drop contracts altogether. Using T-Mobile’s new Simple Choice approach as a basis for the argument, Mike Beauchamp is gathering signatures by the truckload. In one sense, Verizon is already taking at least a step in the right direction even as they extend upgrade rules by allowing device payment plans … [read full article]

As T-Mobile Drops Contracts, Verizon Moves In The Opposite Direction

  Editors Note: So here’s a story that just hit the wires and it made me think about why I love T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier program…because they aren’t trying to behave like Verizon.  With the release of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans, immediate feedback has been mostly positive, though I admit there’s been a decent amount of confusion as well. Still, as T-Mobile simplifies their rate plan choices with a one-size fits all plan … [read full article]

Verizon CFO Says Unlimited Data Is Just A Word, As T-Mobile Brings It Back

If you’re a person who believes that an unlimited data plan is a beautiful thing, Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo thinks you should know better. Speaking at an investor conference yesterday, Shammo claimed that “unlimited” is just a word causing a brief uproar around the internet. In fact, Shammo says: So what customers are understanding and through our good sales routine is once you explain to a customer their usage on a monthly … [read full article]

New Root Metric Study Says T-Mobile HSPA+ Shouldn’t Be Lost In “LTE Shuffle”

The good folks at RootMetrics are back with another network study breakdown spanning 75 markets, 100,000 miles and 500,000 driven and indoor data tests to find the very best in wireless data service. I’ll jump right to the conclusion and let you all in on how T-Mobile performed: T-Mobile, meanwhile, often recorded download speeds that were closer to LTE speeds than you might expect and was very close to AT&T in overall performance. … [read full article]

Newest Verizon Marketing Spot Pokes Fun At T-Mobile’s Non-Existent LTE Network

Verizon’s newest marketing spot is definitely taking some cheap shots at T-Mobile’s nonexistent LTE network. Verizon calls this a “focus group” which is probably better known as a group of low-paid actors but hey, I can’t say that for certain. Still, Verizon does have the nation’s largest LTE network, nobody is disputing that and they arguably have one of the best networks, period. Still, I can’t help but notice the absence of any … [read full article]

FCC Approves Verizon’s AWS Purchase, T-Mobile Spectrum Swap

With the Department of Justice’s stamp of approval just a week old, the FCC has given their own seal of approval to Verizon’s proposed $3.6 billion purchase of SpectrumCo AWS spectrum. Part of the FCC’s conditions for approval was a spectrum swap between Verizon and T-Mobile, which would allow T-Mobile to cover an additional 60 million people. Along with the additional pop coverage, T-Mobile will also be able to deploy LTE in … [read full article]

Verizon’s CableCo Spectrum Close To Federal Approval, T-Mobile Getting Spectrum

Verizon Wireless has received the stamp of approval from the Department of Justice, with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski saying he supports Verizon’s to go ahead with their $3.6 billion dollar spectrum buy tom Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Communications. While the FCC has yet to vote on the deal, it sounds like just a formality at this point. Genachowski has said he was satisfied by Verizon’s willingness to divest some … [read full article]

T-Mobile Looks To Defend Verizon Spectrum Swap As LTE Network Boost

T-Mobile is continuing to stand up for Verizon with the FCC and their $3.6 billion acquisition of AWS spectrum from SpectrumCo that will allow T-Mobile to pick up some of Verizon’s unused AWS spectrum in a different block. T-Mobile is arguing that the deal will help them deploy LTE in areas it may not have been able to do so without the additional spectrum from Verizon. In filings with the FCC, T-Mobile … [read full article]