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2010-05-26 06:00:00

RESTON, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) and Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Nextel Argentina, Nextel Brazil and Nextel Mexico will offer the Motorola i1, the first push-to-talk Android(TM) powered smartphone in Latin America. The Motorola i1 is a sleek and attractive touchscreen device that combines Nextel's industry-leading Push-to-Talk (PTT) service, DirectConnect, with premium phone features, including Wi-Fi®...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings,Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, has teamed with the Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) by selecting its Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) to enhance network efficiency for the Nextel iDEN® networks in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. These agreements between Motorola Argentina S.A. and Nextel...

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2010-05-18 14:04:56

According to a survey published Tuesday, consumers are more satisfied than ever with their cell phone service. The American Customer Satisfaction Index for cell phone service scored a 72 on a 100-point scale in the first quarter this year.  That is a three-point rise compared to last year and is the highest grade since the survey started looking at wireless in 2004. The financial reports of the major wireless carriers say the number of subscribers canceling service each month has...

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2010-05-13 06:25:00

Sprint Nextel says it has a long waiting list of customers waiting to buy HTC Corp's EVO smartphone, its most advanced high-speed phone yet, executives for the company told Reuters. Sprint is relying on the launch of its first 4G phone to help the company strive forward after a loss of customers. Depending on the timing of the launch, analysts say EVO should compete well against Apple's iPhone. Sprint is hoping EVO will give it a head start over market leader Verizon Wireless, which plans...

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2010-05-06 12:39:32

Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Virgin unit plans to start selling new cellphone service plans next week in order to market towards the number of young people that prefer to use their phone for text messaging rather than talking. Sprint's Beyond Talk offer promises unlimited texting and Web surfing for $25 a month, but limits phone calls to 300 minutes per month.  The plan, which differs from most U.S. cellphone plans that focus on voice services, is a part of a new Sprint strategy to hone in on...

2010-04-20 08:52:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With car crashes being the leading killer of teens in the US, it's impossible to ignore the issue of texting & driving any longer. DoSomething.org and Sprint, through the Sprint Foundation, announced the launch of a campaign this week to combat this growing issue. "Thumbs Wars: Teens vs. Texting & Driving," empowers teens to join the fight, get their friends involved, and report back on how they're taking a stand against texting & driving!...

2010-03-22 13:02:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today broke new ground with the announcement of Motorola i1, the world's first push-to-talk Android(TM)-powered smartphone. Sleek and attractive, yet durable, Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device to carry the features of a modern smartphone including a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi®, optimized browsing experience with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser, access to...

2010-03-22 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS 2010 -- The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has been awarded its fifth consecutive annual contract by Sprint to provide Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) for its iDEN® network. Since using Motorola's professional services, Sprint has improved the performance of its iDEN network and managed its available spectrum - both of which are key to delivering a high-quality service to its subscribers...

2010-03-09 12:00:00

RESTON, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, has announced today that it has appointed Claudio Hidalgo as the new President of Nextel Chile. "I am pleased to introduce Claudio Hidalgo as the new President of Nextel Chile," said Steve Dussek, NII Holdings' Chief Executive Officer. "He has an outstanding professional track record as an operator of...

2010-02-15 11:47:00

RESTON, Va. and MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) and Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (BMV:TLEVISA CPO; NYSE: TV) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Televisa will acquire an equity stake in NII Holding's operating subsidiary in Mexico, Comunicaciones Nextel de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Under the agreement, Televisa will invest $1.44 billion in cash for an initial 30% equity stake in Nextel Mexico, which reflects an...


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