Baby Bells paying to play

By John Dunbar

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "1-800-COLLECT":

"… used payphone locations in the Washington D.C. area. Callers would misdial 1-800-COLLECT and instead dial 1-800-COOLECT, reaching Opticom. In one case, a four-minu …"

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 "Federal Communications Commission":

"… to stay viable, or they don’t and they need to sell out,” he said. …"

Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wireless":

"… its investigation Friday morning, March 21st, under the headline: “Wireless companies fight for their futures: A rare auction of valuable frequencies …"

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 "Verizon Communications":

"… FCC to write auction rules favorable to their company. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. already own a combined 74 percent of the low-band signals, according …"

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 "Bill Clinton":

"… and Jonathan Orszag, also at Compass Lexecon, a former member of President Bill Clinton’s National Economic Council. The authors conclude the government would …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… the giants and attract new customers. It needed help in Washington to gain Federal Communications Commission approval to purchase other wireless companies and ensure new policies make …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… ngestion on its networks in urban areas. The deals must be approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department. T-Mobile said it planned to buy more airwaves. …"

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 broadband":

"… 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 rival will …"

"… 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, Gordon sai …"

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 …"