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12/8/2016

Cable companies will fail if they try to compete with wireless carriers by becoming mobile virtual network operators, T-Mobile US Chief Financial Officer Braxton Carter asserted at an investors conference this week. Carter also expressed optimism that carriers will benefit from a more relaxed regulatory environment under President-elect Donald Trump.

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12/8/2016

A pair of new iFixYouri stores have opened in Florida, giving the wireless repair chain 15 stores throughout Florida and Massachusetts.

12/8/2016

C Spire joined the roster of telecoms offering unlimited voice and data services with the introduction of a $65 a month promotion for the holidays. C Spire said eligible customers can choose from a range of phones, including iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5, adding that it may slow download speeds for those who consume more than 25 gigabytes per month.

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12/8/2016

Competitive Carriers Association urged federal regulators to deny a Boeing petition to exploit millimeter-wave spectrum to deploy a low-Earth fixed-satellite system using 5G technology. CCA reminded the Federal Communications Commission that it had agreed unanimously in July to reserve those frequencies for 5G-based services.

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Wireless Week
12/8/2016

Sprint tapped former Comcast executive Rob Roy as its chief digital officer this week in an effort to streamline how consumers deal with the carrier's various retail channels. Also, Sprint will deploy more spectrum than its rivals over the next several quarters, Chief Financial Officer Tarek Robbiati said.

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Sprint, Comcast, Rob Roy, Tarek Robbiati
12/8/2016

Swappa is now offering protection plans for used smartphones sold on its online marketplace. The plan covers accidental damage with a $50 deductible, with plans costing between $50 and $70, depending on the cost of the phone.

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ZDNet
12/8/2016

CPR Cell Phone Repair now offers access to mobile device repairs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Valerie Wanzenried, Andre Wanzenried and Andy Strandquist own the franchise at the university, which has more than 51,000 students.

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Yahoo
12/8/2016

Retailers may pause changes they were beginning to implement to comply with the new overtime regulations but should be ready to adopt them in case the injunction is overruled, advised the National Retail Federation. Congress will determine whether the rules should be implemented and, in the meantime, businesses can focus on the holiday season.

12/1/2016

Wireless carriers are expected to give Huawei Technologies the cold shoulder when the Chinese vendor launches its high-end Mate 9 handset in the US, a move that would force Huawei to sell the phone exclusively through retailers, reports indicate. Warnings from Congress about not dealing with the vendor are among Huawei's roadblocks.

12/1/2016

An iDropped location is now open in Knoxville, Tenn., owned and operated by Tiekel Finnikin. The store is the 10th location for iDropped and the first in Tennessee, and as many as five other stores are planned for the Knoxville area over the next several years.

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