Carrier articles

Sprint's Magic Box boosts cell signals

We have all done it; wandering around the mall trying to get a clear cell phone signal. If you have not done this, then you have not traveled outside your coverage area too much. The only thing worse than being…

T-Mobile and Metro PCS merger officially complete

A while back, T-Mobile and Metro PCS were all over the news after announcing plans to merge their businesses. Things went quiet on the matter for a while, but now the merger is officially complete, with the two companies becoming one…

Verizon Q1: 677,000 new wireless users, 7.2m smartphone activations

Verizon has posted its financial results for the first quarter of this year, showing strong growth that beat expectations with net income jumping 15.8% on-year to $1.95 billion ($0.68 a share) and revenue rising 4.2% to $29.4 billion. Analysts polled…

T-Mobile lands deal to sell iPhone starting in 2013

The fourth-largest mobile carrier in the U.S. has finally secured the rights to sell Apple’s iDevices starting next year. The announcement, made by T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom AG during an investors conference in Germany, omitted details on which specific…

Survey names Verizon the best US carrier, AT&T the worst

Consumer Reports has released its annual cellular service report with findings that are similar to last year's results. After surveying 63,253 cellular subscribers across 23 metropolitan markets, Consumer Reports determined Verizon Wireless to be the highest-rated provider...

Cricket offers prepaid iPhone 4, 4S for $55 a month starting June 22

Cricket Wireless (subsidiary of Leap Wireless) has announced the upcoming availability of the US' first prepaid iPhone. The offer will open on Friday, June 22 and gets you Apple's handset contract free for $55 a month. Naturally, that also means the devices aren't steeply discounted...

Study: T-Mobile offers fastest 3G, AT&T has quickest 4G

Wondering which wireless carrier has the fastest network? PCWorld set out to answer that question, testing several handsets indoors and outdoors across Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle,…