AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion

AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom to resolve impending spectrum exhaust challenges in key mobile markets due to explosive demand for mobile broadband. The AT&T buyout will enhance wireless network capacity, output and quality in near term for both companies’ customers. Additionally, AT&T will expand 4G LTE deployment to an additional 46.5 million Americans, including in rural, smaller communities, for a total of 294 million or 95% of the U.S. Population. Currently AT&T provides 4G LTE service for T-Mobile USA’s 34 Million Subscribers. More than $8 billion in incremental infrastructure spend by a U.S. company over 7 years enabling nation’s high-tech industry, innovation and economic growth.

Detroit metro area gets 4G LTE from MetroPCS

MetroPCS brings first commercial 4G LTE services to Detroit offering the only mobile 4G experience with the Samsung Craft mobile smartphone. Detroit is the third U.S. city where MetroPCS is offering commercial 4G LTE service, with additional major metropolitan areas to follow later this year and into early 2011. With a state-of-the-art 4G LTE network and an advanced entertainment handset with a brilliant AMOLED screen, MetroPCS’ predictable, flexible and affordable service plans provide a compelling value to consumers while meeting their growing demand to do more with video, social networking and higher speed Internet access.

Get the HTC EVO in white from Best Buy now

Best Buy(R) offers exclusive launch of HTC EVO(TM) 4G from Sprint in White. The HTC EVO 4G in white goes on pre-sale June 18 and supposedly lands in Best Buy and Best Mobile stores July 11.

Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc, announced availability of HTC EVO 4G from Sprint in white, an eye-catching sibling of the HTC EVO 4G that continues to create buzz in the mobile phone marketplace which is sold out pretty much everywhere.

World’s first 3G/4G Android mobile phone from Sprint and HTC, EVO™ 4G

World’s first 3G/4G Android mobile phone from Sprint and HTC, EVO™ 4G. HTC EVO 4G offers one of the most robust multimedia experiences on a wireless phone today; features Android™ 2.1, one of the industry’s largest touch-screen displays, 8.0 MP camera, HD video capture, HDMI output, Mobile Hotspot capability and HTC Sense™.

Sprint awards Motorola Services mobile IOS contract for 5th consecutive year

Sprint awards Motorola Services mobile IOS contract for 5th consecutive year. Motorola’s Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) improves network quality and performance. Motorola’s IOS solution is a comprehensive mix of expert resource, market-leading analytical tools and a proven optimization methodology for achieving efficient and measurable improvement results in network performance. Motorola’s IOS utilizes data-reporting features generated by the network and subscribers as they use their phones. Motorola’s service virtually eliminates the need for manual resource intensive drive-testing.

Virgin Mobile USA gets Opera Mini mobile browser for the web

Opera logoVirgin Mobile USA gets Opera Mini mobile browser for the web that allows people to surf the web on their mobile phones fast and intuitively. Opera Mini will be available as a free application download on select devices for Virgin Mobile USA prepaid customers via the VirginXL download storefront. In the future, Opera Mini will come pre-installed on selected Virgin Mobile USA handsets.

MMA’s 1st cross-carrier best practices with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile USA

Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) logoMMA brokers first ever mobile industry cross-carrier best practices with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile USA. Four largest U.S. wireless service providers consolidate their playbooks around MMA best practices, enabling $200 million in annual efficiencies and ensuring a consistent user experience.