Cellular South to Buy Corr Wireless
Today Cellular South, which is based in Mississippi, announced its intent to purchase Alabama-based Corr Wireless. Corr Wireless employs about 130 people and provides services in the northern regions of Alabama to about 30,000 customers. The cities of Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, and Gadsden are located in Corr's service footprint, as are Blount, Cullman, Marshall, Dekalb and Jackson counties. Corr also provides service in Rome, Ga. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it must meet with regulatory approval before it can be completed.
GameStop Buys More than 500 AT&T Retail Stores
GameStop today said it has finalized the acquisition of three AT&T retailers, giving it some 507 authorized AT&T shops. The company completed its purchase of Cellular World Corp., Midwest Cellular, Inc., and Red Skye Wireless, Inc.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC.
Verizon and T-Mobile Agree to $173M Spectrum Swap
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have agreed to exchange AWS-1 and PCS spectrum in dozens of markets around the country in a deal valued at $173 million. The spectrum in question covers portions of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Walmart Pay Now Available In 16 States
Walmart this week expanded the reach of its mobile payment service, Walmart Pay, to a total of 16 states. Walmart Pay was already available in Alabama.
T-Mobile, Verizon Offer Free Roaming In Korea During Olympics
Americans traveling to South Korea to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be able to roam for free if they subscribe to T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile says its customers can take advantage of free unlimited high-speed data, unlimited calls within South Korea and back to the U.S., as well as free texting while attending the games.