Verizon Buys Mohave Wireless
Verizon Wireless today announced that it has purchased Mohave Wireless for an undisclosed sum. Mohave Wireless, which Verizon bought from Frontier Communications and Rio Virgin Telephone, operates between Las Vegas and Phoenix, and covers 203,000 POPs in part of the Grand Canyon and several other small markets. Verizon Wireless gains Mohave's customers, spectrum licenses, and telecommunications equipment. Verizon will continue to operate Mohave under its current name and begin integrating Mohave's CDMA-EVDO 3G network into its own. Verizon expects to transition Mohave customers to Verizon Wireless beginning in early 2014.
Verizon to Let Prepaid Customers Manage their Accounts Through My Verizon App
Verizon Wireless today said its prepaid customers will soon have access to the My Verizon account management tool. Beginning June 28, prepaid customers can download and use My Verizon to pay bills, set up auto-pay, add data, and perform other account-related tasks.
Verizon to Kick Off HTC 10 Preorders April 29
Verizon Wireless today said it will begin accepting preorders for the HTC 10 on April 29. Verizon expects the phone to launch in early May and has not yet provided pricing details for the phone.
Verizon Rolls Out Galaxy S7 BOGO Offer
Verizon Wireless has made a Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge buy-one, get-one deal of its own available to smartphone shoppers. Beginning today, customers who buy one Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge can receive a second one for free as long as the second one is activated on a new line.
Verizon Eying December 2019 to Shutter CDMA 1x Network
Verizon Wireless says it is aiming to wind down its 2G CDMA 1x network by the end of December 2019. Approximately 92% of Verizon's wireless traffic travels over LTE now.
Verizon Picks Up XO's Fiber Network to Beef Up Backhaul
Verizon Communications today said it has agreed to acquire XO Communications' fiber business for $1.8 billion. The deal, says Verizon, will help it serve its enterprise and wholesale customers, as well as allow Verizon to further densify its cellular network.
They should buy US Cellular already
One fewer hole in The Network, now.