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2011-04-28 13:55:00

Sprint Nextel's reported first-quarter revenue that beat out expectations for the company. However, the company lost more wireless subscribers than expected in the first quarter as it faced new competition from Verizon Wireless, which launched the Apple Inc. iPhone in February. Chief Executive Dan Hesse told analysts on a conference call that Sprint's new $10 monthly fee for smartphone users did not stop customers from upgrading their devices. "Even after the $10 charge, our pricing is...

2011-04-21 08:00:00

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. and RESTON, Va., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) today announced they have agreed to extend a supplier agreement in which Motorola will supply iDEN handsets to NII Holdings through 2014. The continuation of this agreement reflects both companies' commitment to iDEN technology as a leading platform for Push to Talk services. For the past 14 years, NII Holdings and Motorola have partnered to...

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2011-04-16 07:07:22

The chief executive of Sprint Nextel Corp criticized rival AT&T Inc's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA on Friday, contending that a combination of the two companies would hurt innovation and set back the US wireless industry. Dan Hesse, the CEO of No. 3 US mobile operator Sprint Nextel, lashed out against the deal, which is now going through a round of regulatory scrutiny. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Hesse said a duopoly consisting of a combined...

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2011-04-08 06:00:00

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Thursday to adopt "data roaming" rules to generate more competition in wireless broadband, as a growing number of Americans turn to smartphones and other popular mobile devices to access the Internet. The new rules would require major wireless carriers to open their data networks to smaller, regional operators in areas where they lack their own infrastructure. The large carriers will be required to offer network access at reasonable...

2011-04-07 05:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur magazine will host the first of 2011's FREE seminar series in Houston, helping small-business owners transform the power of Internet marketing into more customers and sales. The Online Marketing and Social Media Crash Course, sponsored by Deluxe and Sprint, provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to develop valuable customer connections using social media as well as network with their local small-business community. Starting...

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2011-03-23 06:17:12

Google Inc. announced a partnership with telecommunications company Sprint Nextel Tuesday that will add the Internet search giant's online telephone capabilities to mobile smartphones serviced by the third largest telecom network. With the new alliance, Sprint customers will be able to have incoming calls ring simultaneously at multiple phones or even have calls routed to computers using Google's email software. "This basically gives Sprint customers all the benefits of Google Voice without...

2011-02-15 16:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GLOBAL MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Huawei, a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the NEXTEL brand in Latin America, announced that Huawei has been selected to provide equipment and related services for new W-CDMA networks for NII subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil. Under...

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2011-02-10 12:58:35

Sprint Nextel Corp added more mobile subscribers for the first quarter in over three years, sending its shares up 3.2 percent. The U.S. mobile service added 58,000 subscribers in the quarter, ahead of the average expectation for almost 17,000 customer additions analysts expected. While the customer number was tiny compared with growth at bigger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., Sprint saw it as a milestone as it last reported contract customer growth in the second quarter of 2007....

2011-02-04 12:09:00

RESTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) today announced that it will host and webcast a meeting for financial analysts and investors on May 12, 2011, in Lima, Peru. NII Holdings' senior management team as well as the top teams from each of its market operations will participate in a discussion about the Company's current business operations and the opportunities for future growth. During this meeting, the Company expects to showcase the Push-to-Talk...

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2011-01-19 06:13:16

Sprint Nextel Corp said it plans to increase the monthly service fees by $10 per month for its smartphone customers, bringing its prices closer to those of its bigger rivals: Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. The price increase will become effective January 30. Sprint said it makes more sense to increase the service charge rather than limiting data usage such as AT&T has done. After the change, Sprint's cheapest service will be $79.99 for its smartphone customers. While Sprint shares...


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