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At Verizon, no more discounted phones in exchange for 2-year contracts; follows T-Mobile

...contracts.The move was made in the name of simplification, but it could result in some customers paying more.All wireless carriers have been trying to wean customers off subsidies, in which a $649 iPhone 6 goes for $200 with a two-year contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-07/verizon-no-more-discounted
Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

...representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-03/verizon-workers-stay-job-w
For AT&T, telephone only part of service

...been looking beyond phones for growth, but none has been as aggressive as AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier. No. 1 carrier Verizon recently announced a $4.4 billion bid to buy AOL for its advertising and video services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-23/att-diversifies-its-offeri
Verizon buying AOL for $4.4 billion

...Verizon an entryway into increasingly competitive online video. The New York company is the country's largest wireless carrier as well as an Internet and TV provider, and it is through wireless technology that the fight is escalating to win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-12/verizon-buying-aol-44-bill
Smashed your HTC One? No problem, they'll replace

...The offer doesn't cover phones that are lost or stolen, so customers might still need insurance through their wireless carriers. Insurance also would cover damage after HTC's 12-month coverage period.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-18/smashed-your-htc-one-no-pr
T-Mobile targets smaller businesses with new plans, offers

...million phone customers in the lucrative "postpaid" plans last year. T-Mobile US Inc., the nation's No. 4 wireless carrier, has its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.Although Wednesday's announcements in New York were aimed at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-18/t-mobile-targets-smaller-b
RadioShack files for bankruptcy protection, to sell stores

...Standard General, and has filed a motion to proceed with closing the remainder of its 4,000 U.S. stores.Wireless carrier Sprint Corp. has a deal with Standard General to open mini-shops in as many as 1,750 of the RadioShack stores...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-05/radioshack-files-bankruptc
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
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
3 carriers to build Google's mobile wallet into new phones

...up with three major U.S. wireless carriers in hopes of getting more people...5-year-old venture owned by the wireless carriers. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Although Google and the wireless carriers got a head start with their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/3-carriers-build-googles-m