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FCC, carriers may have come to agreement on device unlocking

The FCC and carriers may have come to an agreement on device unlocking. Reports now suggest that both carriers and the FCC have agreed, in principle, to a method for notifying customers of their rights regarding unlocking devices. This all comes after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said he preferred to see a day when carriers weren’t so stringent about device regulations, especially once out of contract.

Samsung Galaxy Note II drops to an all-time low with Amazon Wireless

Getting a good deal on a mobile phone from a third party retailer is not all that surprising of news at this point. Actually, it seems more often than not a smartphone can be purchased for less by using a third party. The excitement here comes for the Galaxy Note 2 having reached what we believe to be an all-time low.

Cellular networks almost back to normal after Sandy’s devistation

Besides losing power in their homes, Sandy left many people in the northeastern part of the US unable to use cell phones. The power outages stuck many cellular stations and left many people without any way to make contact with friends and loved ones in other parts of the world. Well, it seems that things are almost back to normal, but not quite at 100-percent just yet.

AT&T takes issue with SoftBank’s Sprint buyout

SoftBank's intention of purchasing a 70% stake in Sprint is one of the month's bigger news stories (at least so far), so it's no wonder that today we're seeing other carriers coming out and stating some issues they have with the proposed acquisition. One of these carriers is AT&T, which is warning FCC regulators today to closely examine this buyout and its potential consequences. Specifically, AT&T seems concerned over the fact that SoftBank acquiring Sprint means that SoftBank will also take control of Clearwire, giving it a large amount of wireless spectrum.

SoftBank’s plan to purchase 70% of Sprint for $20.1b confirmed

We heard all about SoftBank's desire to purchase a majority stake in Sprint last week, but today, the two companies confirmed the deal. SoftBank will pay out $20.1 billion to take control of a 70% share in Sprint, with $12.1 billion of that going to current Sprint shareholders as consideration for the buyout. The rest of the money - all $8 billion of it - will be given to Sprint as new capital.
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