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  • WASHINGTON, July 8- The U.S. government issued about 150,000 requests for customer information from Verizon Communications in the first half of 2014, most of them subpoenas, the country's largest wireless carrier reported on Tuesday.

  • 4 in 10 US households use cellphones only Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Students on the campus of UCLA

    More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- AT&T Inc said on Monday it will be the first U.S. wireless carrier to sell LG Electronics' smartwatch, a wrist watch that connects to Android phones and answers voice commands, and goes on sale on July 11. Juniper Research estimates the value of the wearable device market this year at $1.5 billion, up from $800 million in 2013..

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- Google Inc is rating Internet service providers' video streaming quality on a new website, the latest development in the fight between broadband providers and content companies over who is to blame for slow streaming speeds. A link to the website appears when videos on Google's streaming service, YouTube, are slow to buffer.

  • T-Mobile CEO says FTC complaints exaggerated Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    A T-Mobile iPhone 5

    The FTC certainly did a good job of sensationalizing their story and their news at the expense of both T-Mobile's reputation and mine: T-Mobile CEO.

  • UPDATE 3-Orange drops out of French mobile deal talks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    Third-place mobile carrier Bouygues has become a target after losing out in a bidding war in April to buy bigger rival SFR to cable group Numericable. A purchase of Bouygues by Orange would likely have required a parallel deal with Iliad, which would buy Bouygues' network and mobile frequencies, to overcome competitive concerns.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile USA received 35 to 40 percent of the amount charged, the Federal Trade Commission said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile USA received 35 to 40 percent of the amount charged, the Federal Trade Commission said in its complaint.

  • T-Mobile bogus charges in 'hundreds of millions' Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET
    Ad from home page of T-Mobile website

    The FTC filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA, alleging that the wireless provider added unauthorized charges customers' bills.

  • FTC: T-Mobile made millions in bogus charges Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— T-Mobile US became the target of a federal investigation and lawsuit Tuesday amid allegations that it bilked potentially hundreds of millions of dollars from its customers in fraudulent charges.

  • EU caps roaming charges: What does it mean?     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Simon Weeden, telco analyst at Citi, discusses the European telco sector after a new roaming charge cap was introduced and says the package to completely eliminate roaming charges may not get through.

  • Half of Americans can't go without phone: Study Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    In a new study, 47 percent of Americans surveyed admitted they wouldn't last a day without their smartphone. NBC News reports.

  • Carlos Slim buys America Movil stake from AT&T Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    DATE IMPORTED:February 14, 2013The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City.

    Carlos Slim's real estate arm firm was authorized to buy more than 5.7 million shares formerly held by the telecom company.

  • Can telecom bounce back?     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kevin Smithen, Macquarie Securities, explains why he believes telecom will perform better in the second half of the year.

  • Google courts the business phone market Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    To make the Android system more business friendly, Google is developing a means for separating personal and business phone data. Re/code reports.

  • NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Germany is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting US intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications.

  • Cops need a warrant to search your phone: Court Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • AT&T: The DirecTV deal is not Comcast/Time Warner Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    AT&T's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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