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 "Verizon Wireless":

"… rently seeking approval of the purchase of more frequencies in a deal with Verizon Wireless. “It appears to me, when looking at everything that has transpired sinc …"

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 "Verizon Wireless":

"… ion. The $2.4 billion T-Mobile deal to purchase valuable frequencies from Verizon Wireless announced yesterday gives AT&T another concrete example to cite in its …"

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

Gaggle of former White House hopefuls still owe creditors millions of dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… Cain Solutions (more than $16,500 for "strategic consulting/travel”) and Verizon Wireless ($862 for cell phone service). The committee also disputes about $130 …"

"… also owing its namesake candidate a quarter-million bucks. Verizon Wireless (about $236,000) and AT&T Inc. (nearly $107,000) also crack six f …"

‘Outsider’ candidate Santorum collected millions in corporate PAC money

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Santorum took on 'special interests' while collecting millions in corporate PAC money

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… part of the Verizon empire, including GTE, Bell Atlantic Corp., NYNEX and Verizon Wireless, a joint venture with British wireless giant Vodafone Group PLC), also mad …"

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 "Verizon Wireless":

"… mbining AT&T and T-Mobile would give the merged company and competitor Verizon Wireless nearly 80 percent of the wireless market.In filing suit, the Justice Depar …"

The 700 (MHz) Club

By Brendan McGarry

When lobbying the FCC, sometimes less is more

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… ssioners and other agency officials at least 43 times, while lobbyists for Verizon Wireless recorded 40 such contacts.Under agency rules, a participant must file a no …"

Nice work if you can get it

By John Dunbar

Political patronage rules in state utility commissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… n between $42,501 and $137,499 in stock in Nokia, Vodaphone (part owner of Verizon Wireless) and Motorola.The cable television industry is largely regulated at the lo …"

Former Bells dial up big numbers in statehouses

By John Dunbar

SBC is No. 1 in both lobbying and contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… e largest cell phone company in the nation, is owned by SBC and BellSouth. Verizon Wireless is No. 2.California was the top state for contributions from the industry, …"

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 "Verizon Wireless":

"… .5 MillionUS CellularRegulatory Cost Recovery Charges$0.55$0.55$2.3 MillionVerizon WirelessRegulatory Charge$0.05$0.45++$14.6 MillionWestern WirelessRegulatory and Ad …"

"… e item fee to cover the costs of number portability. Two of the companies, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA, Inc., have begun charging fees.NASUCA filed its petition …"

Prepaid profit plan for wireless companies

By Morgan Jindrich

Top firms have banked $629 million for service not yet offered

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… little consistency in those estimates or in the fees charged.For example, Verizon Wireless Inc.—by far the largest wireless company in the country, with 32.5 milli …"

"… ns Inc. estimates it will spend $100 million for 10.6 million subscribers. Verizon Wireless estimates it will spend only $60 million for its 32.5 million subscribers. …"

"… sed to disclose their implementation costs to the Center. Five companies—Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS Corp., Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and ALLTEL—would not disclose t …"

"… e wireless companies resisted offering the service. Then, four months ago, Verizon Wireless abruptly broke away from its fellow wireless carriers and endorsed impleme …"