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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
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
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
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
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
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