Wireless Carriers

Verizon Has Modest Hopes for iPhone 5 Release

With the iPhone 5, Verizon Wireless is expected to gain a long-awaited level playing field in its battle with AT&T over iPhone sales. But the carrier is apt to aim for a solid hit rather than a home run with Apple's iPhone 5, analysts say. And for investors, that's a good thing.

Apple Patent Filing Equals Consumer Freedom

Last week, Apple filed for a patent on a device that allows smartphone users to switch among multiple carrier configurations. We break down what this innovation means, for Apple as well as its customers and competitors.

Is the AT&T and T-Mobile Merger at Risk?

AT&T threatens to become the Moby-Dick of the mobile world if it succeeds in swallowing T-Mobile whole, but this controversial merger is far from a done deal -- political pressures and consumer objections threaten to imperil it. And there's more at stake here than a marriage of two companies.