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T-Mobile USA Says High-Speed Technology Faces Obstacles

T-Mobile USA warned that plans to introduce new high-speed mobile technology could go badly wrong for consumers and companies. Verizon Wireless (VZ) is currently working on a high-speed service for the end of this year, Reuters reported. The service will be based on an emerging technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). AT&T (T) plans to introduce an LTE service in 2011.

1 in 4 iPhone Users Would Dump AT&T for Verizon

Almost one in four users of Apple's iPhone would switch to Verizon from AT&T as their cell phone carrier once AT&T's exclusive agreement with the iPhone expires, Information Week reported Tuesday, citing an analyst note from Credit Suisse Group analyst Jonathan Chaplin.

Big Three Wireless Providers Hedge Bets With Galaxy Tab

AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint-Nextel want to protect themselves against the iPad and the power it brings Apple in the wireless marketplace. Case in point: Samsung Electronics will launch its new Galaxy Tab tablet soon and all three telecoms will market it.

Sam's Club Is Latest Retailer to Offer Free WiFi

Sam%u2019s Club, the discount warehouse owned by Wal-Mart (WMT), will offer wireless Internet at all its U.S. stores through a partnership with AT&T (T). Customers will be able to view Web applications such as Facebook and Pandora on big-screen TVs to better understand how it would appear at home, Sam%u2019s Club said in a statement. The Wi-Fi will be available at all U.S. locations by November.

Judge OKs Suit Against Apple, AT&T as Class Action

A monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple and AT&T%u2019s mobile phone unit was awarded class-action status by a judge in California. The complaint takes issue with the fact that iPhones are locked into AT&T%u2019s network, The Associated Press reported. The lawsuit says Apple made a secret deal giving AT&T exclusive use of the iPhone in the United States for five years. This means that customers who sign up for a two-year agreement with AT&T when they buy an iPhone are effectively locked into a five-year relationship.