Baby Bells paying to play

By John Dunbar

Bells paid two-thirds of fines and settlements since Jan. 2000

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile USA":

"… appealed and lowered to $2 million, which AT&T Wireless paid.Overall, T-Mobile USA has paid the most at $2.35 million. AT&T Wireless is second at $2.1 mi …"

Potential Sprint, T-Mobile marriage threatens consumer gains

By Allan Holmes

Sprint, T-Mobile fought to maintain competition, merger talks show they're giving in.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile USA":

"… sions here regarding the reserved spectrum provisions.” …"

AT&T, Verizon beat back limits on airwaves auction

By Allan Holmes

Wireless giants face few limits on their buying power at next year's auction of prime spectrum, which could hurt T-Mobile and Sprint.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile USA":

"… ve advantage against Sprint Corp., the third-largest wireless carrier, and T-Mobile USA Inc., the fourth largest. If Sprint and T-Mobile aren’t able to buy eno …"

Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

How a Verizon flack's tweet clinched more readers for our wireless investigation.

T-Mobile, Sprint score one in wireless war

By Allan Holmes

Revenue from early auctions boosts T-Mobile's and Sprint's campaign for limits on big wireless companies' airwaves access.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… ion just got a shot in the arm. A spectrum auction held last month by the Federal Communications Commission, and another planned for the fall will likely raise the $7 billion needed …"

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

A rare auction of wireless spectrum may determine who controls your cell phone.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Yale":

"… t team of consultants and economists, most from top universities including Yale, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania. One of the key studies the …"

"… ter’s research, was conducted by Philip Haile, an economics professor at Yale University, with co-authors Maya Meidan, an economist at the consulting fi …"

T-Mobile’s lobbying spending may be paying off

By Allan Holmes

The No. 4 wireless carrier sees its lobbying investments paying off in D.C.

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

By Allan Holmes

Expect telecom giant to fight FCC on spectrum auction limits following T-Mobile airwaves purchase.

Charities supporting AT&T’s buyout of T-Mobile have financial incentive

By Jason McLure

Charities that received big dollars from AT&T supporting phone giant's buyout of T-Mobile

Excerpts from this story referencing "wireless":

"… p;T/T-Mobile merger.”Martin went on to praise the potential expansion of wireless broadband service that AT&T Inc. has said the purchase of its smaller …"

"… n in support of the T-Mobile buyout, which will cut the number of national wireless companies from four to three.They include a Dollars-for-Scholars program o …"

"… the organization wrote. “Please consider all the good that an increased wireless broadband network can do for the kids, for the future.”In an interview, …"

"… t and allow 55 million more people access to its network. It also says the wireless industry is “fiercely competitive” and that much smaller companies suc …"

Group wants truth in cell phone billing

By Morgan Jindrich

Wireless firms bill clients $937 million for 'federal recovery fees'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wireless":

"… nsel for Consumers Union in Washington, D.C.Higher charges, hidden purposesWireless companies have come up with a host of different names for the fees they ch …"

"… Recovery Fee and Telecom Connectivity Fee **$0.41$1.00$7.6 MillionAT&T WirelessRegulatory Programs Fee$1.75$1.75***$12.3 MillionCingular WirelessRegulator …"

"… AT&T WirelessRegulatory Programs Fee$1.75$1.75***$12.3 MillionCingular WirelessRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee$0.32-$0.75$0.32-$0.75$7 MillionLeap WirelessRe …"

"… r WirelessRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee$0.32-$0.75$0.32-$0.75$7 MillionLeap WirelessRegulatory Recovery Fee$0.45$0.45$680,000NextelFederal Programs Cost Recove …"