AT&T-Mo Would Blanket 95% of America In LTE... Someday

Throughout AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition explainer this morning, the number repeated most often was 95%. That's the amount of LTE coverage that execs repeatedly promised their T-Mobile purchase would bring to the US. It's a number that's appealing to consumers—and, AT&T hopes, regulators—but don't get too excited quite… » 3/21/11 8:51am 3/21/11 8:51am

How AT&T-Mo Will Ease NY and SF Network Suffering

According to AT&T exec John Stankey, the long-suffering cities of San Francisco, New York, and Chicago will see the number of available cell sites increase up to 45% when AT&T and T-Mobile get together. Sure, the companies will be cutting some "redundant" cell sites, but one of the first steps in the proposed merger… » 3/21/11 8:36am 3/21/11 8:36am

People Upgrade Cellphones Every 18 Months On Average

An interesting consumer spending stat: People upgrade their phones once every 18 months now, up from 16. That's a curious number, possibly averaging out people who upgrade yearly with people who only upgrade when their cellphone contract runs out. Otherwise, I can't see that the majority of folks feel like they need… » 2/25/11 5:19pm 2/25/11 5:19pm