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Sprint to end run as NASCAR series sponsor after 2016 season

...focused on investing in maintaining a competitive edge and providing consumers with the best value in wireless."The wireless carrier assumed a 10-year sponsorship agreement with NASCAR when it acquired Nextel in 2005. The Nextel Cup Series became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-12-16/sprint-end-run-nascar-seri
AT&T settles with gov't, states; agrees to pay $105M for bogus 'cramming' charges

...to the Federal Communications Commission.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the settlement should serve as notice to wireless carriers that unauthorized charges on phone bills will not be tolerated.The third-party fees were listed on wireless bills...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/att-settles-govt-states-ag
Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

...With Android, many recent phones can't be upgraded right away because of restrictions placed by manufacturers and wireless carriers. Among other things, iOS 8 will let devices work better in sync. For instance, it'll be possible to start a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-09/apple-unveils-watch-larger
There are options to consider when phone contracts end

...better deal on phones?Although this isn't an option for me, it's an important consideration for others as wireless carriers encourage you to pay full price, spread over several months under installment plans. In doing so, you forgo about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-24/there-are-options-consider-when-pho
Softbank replaces longtime Sprint boss Dan Hesse after dropping T-Mobile takeover bid

...after dropping its bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile US. Marcelo Claure...to preserve competition among wireless carriers, and Wall Street analysts saw...continued battle among four national wireless carriers brought down Verizon's stock...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-06/softbank-replaces-longtime
Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

...until October. Phones will still be available Friday on a walk-in basis at Apple retail stores and from various wireless carriers and authorized Apple resellers.Apple's website had intermittent outages last Friday because of heavy traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/apple-record-4m-orders-iph
Biz Bits

...Apple said. Phones will still be available Friday on a walk-in basis at Apple retail stores and from various wireless carriers and authorized Apple resellers.Apple's Web site had intermittent outages Friday because of heavy traffic as orders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/biz-bits
Augusta startups forge ahead despite U.S. entrepreneurial decline

...Mckerchie knew he had a decision to make. Amid rising mobile device and repair costs, new influx of competitors and wireless carriers offering customers attractive upgrade plans, the entrepreneur needed to find something to supplement his income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-07/augusta-sta
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
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-