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Chris Weber: Nokia Lumia 900 seeing “very good support” from AT&T salespeople

Chris Weber: Nokia Lumia 900 seeing “very good support” from AT&T salespeople

During the course of the 2012 International CTIA Wireless conference in New Orleans, Nokia's U. S. president Chris Weber told PCMag earlier his week that Nokia's newly-released Windows Phone handset - the Lumia 900 - is winning over AT&T salespeople; with the sales numbers of the handset apparently beating its production figures.

According to the information shared by Weber, the demand for the Nokia Lumia 900 has been surpassing the handset's supply for the first couple of weeks; a situation which Nokia has been "working hard to rectify."

Apple iPhone’s popularity hurting prepaid mobile carriers

Apple iPhone’s popularity hurting prepaid mobile carriers

The day-by-day increasing popularity of Apple’s iPhone is hurting prepaid mobile phone carriers.

While AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel are pocketing huge profits owing to the iPhone, prepaid carriers like MetroPCS and Leap Wireless are helplessly seeing their subscriber base shrinking.

AT&T posts $6.7 billion Q4 loss largely due to failure of T-Mobile deal

AT&T posts $6.7 billion Q4 loss largely due to failure of T-Mobile deal

In comparison to a $1.09 billion profit in the fourth quarter a year back, AT&T has posted a mammoth $6.7 billion fourth-quarter loss this time round, largely due to the breakup fees resulting from the failure of its proposed T-Mobile acquisition.

While the analysts had expected AT&T to report a fourth-quarter profit of 43 cents per share during the quarter, the company's profit - after discounting the charges that it had to undertake because of the $4 billion breakup fee - stood at 42 cents per share. The profit for the same quarter a year earlier was 55 cents per share.

AT&T seeks FCC’s approval for spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

AT&T seeks FCC’s approval for spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

In a formal request to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T and T-Mobile have sought the commission approval for the transfer of $1 billion in wireless spectrum which AT&T had promised to T-Mobile in case the proposed move to merge the two carriers failed to materialize.

FCC approves AT&T’s 4G spectrum purchase from Qualcomm

FCC approves AT&T’s 4G spectrum purchase from Qualcomm

Within days of its failed T-Mobile merger, AT&T has received the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s approval for its $1.92-billion purchase of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm --- a move which will help AT&T expand its 4G LTE network.

The 4G spectrum license which AT&T is acquiring was earlier used by Qualcomm for the FLO TV service which has been discontinued.

AT&T ranks lowest on consumer satisfaction; still manages to retain customers

AT&T ranks lowest on consumer satisfaction; still manages to retain customers

The most recent wireless carrier ratings by Consumer Reports (CR) have revealed that AT&T has, for the second consecutive year, been placed right at the bottom, in terms of customer satisfaction.

Despite the fact that AT&T’s somewhat blemished reputation makes it rather unsurprising that AT&T has ranked at the last place in CR ratings, the key reason for the carrier faring badly on the customer satisfaction front is that the widely increased use of smartphones has led to network congestion problems.

AT&T blasts FCC staff report; says it underscores the agency’s “utter absence of balance”

AT&T blasts FCC staff report; says it underscores the agency’s “utter absence of

In its notably strong reaction to the 109-page staff report that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had released on Tuesday, AT&T said that the report - which it feels should not have been released in the first place - is clearly "one-sided."

FCC: Staff found several shortcomings in AT&T/T-Mobile merger deal

 Staff found several shortcomings in AT&T/T-Mobile merger deal  In its 157-page report released on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that its staff had found several shortcomings in AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile; and said that it had permitted the withdrawal of the merger application by AT&T and T-Mobile's parent company, Deutsche Telekom.

AT&T proposes divestiture to salvage T-Mobile acquisition deal

AT&T proposes divestiture to salvage T-Mobile acquisition deal

According to an unnamed source `in the know' of the developments pertaining to AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA, the $39-billion deal that currently appears to be quite doubtful, AT&T is mulling over an offer whereby the carrier will divest a notably bigger portion of assets than it had anticipated early on.

While the under-consideration divesture will mark the biggest remedy proposal by AT&T thus far to the Justice Department, for salvaging the deal, the precise size of the divesture is yet to be ascertained.

HTC Aria gets favorable reviews

HTC Aria gets favorable reviews

The new Android based smart phone from Taiwanese firm, HTC has received good response from the market. The device with solid Android hardware is launched on the AT&T network in the US.

The fact that the device is compact has won it many fans as users were disappointed with the bulky Android phones available in the market. The dimensions of the phone are 4.6 inches x 2.3 inches x 0.5 and it weighs just 4.6 ounces.