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Verizon agrees to buy its 45 percent wireless stake from Vodafone for $130 billion

...billion to buy Vodafone Group's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and take full control of the nation's top wireless carrier.In an era of ubiquitous cellular service and fast-rising use of smartphones, Verizon was eager to take hold...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-02/verizon-agrees-buy-its-45-
AT&T Wireless launching music service

LOS ANGELES -- In the first foray by a U.S. wireless carrier into the online music market, AT&T Wireless is...the track. That the nation's second-largest wireless carrier would venture into selling song downloads signals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/06/bus_430458.shtml
Business
New Verizon users will get limited data plans

SAN FRANCISCO ---Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, is getting rid of its unlimited data plan for new smartphone customers starting Thursday, shifting instead to limited data plans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-07-05/new-verizon-users-will-get
When will wireless number become portable?

Q. I saw a bargain cell phone plan I'd like to use, but it's offered by a different wireless carrier than the one I have now, and I'm reluctant to switch mobile numbers. Is this finally the year we'll be able to keep our numbers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/22/fin_379142.shtml
Finance
Biz bites

...services now that new laws allow you to be wedded to your cell phone number, while demanding a divorce from your wireless carrier. Plenty of folks are ready to do that when their service contracts expire. Fifty-nine percent of the respondents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/30/bus_396617.shtml
Business
HTC will aggressively market improved One smartphone

...operational mistakes in releasing last year's phone, including the fact that customers of the leading U.S. wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless, weren't able to buy it until months after its launch. This time, the phone will be available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-04-03/htc-will-agg
Tech Tips: Using a phone abroad without huge fees

...You might have heard warnings about how those phones can accrue international charges quickly through your U.S. wireless carrier. It doesn't have to be that way.In the past, I've turned off my phone's cellular connections. But nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-19/tech-tips-using-phone-abroad-withou
Vodafone confirms talks with Verizon

...boost its quarterly earnings, as it would no longer have to share a portion of proceeds from the nation's No. 1 wireless carrier with Vodafone.The potential deal isn't expected to have much of an effect on Verizon consumers or on the company's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-01/vodafone-confirms-talks-ve
AT&T to expand wireless, wired broadband reach

...largest wired phone company, serving 33 million traditional phone lines in 22 states. It's the second-largest wireless carrier, after Verizon Wireless.To compete with cable broadband, phone companies have made expensive upgrades of their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-07/att-expand-wireless-wired-
Verizon to extend phone-upgrade waiting period

...No. 2 carrier AT&T Inc. are eligible for upgrades after 20 months.Breaking with industry practices, No. 4 wireless carrier T-Mobile USA ditched its service contracts and phone-upgrade waiting periods two weeks ago in favor of selling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-12/verizon-extend-phone-upgra