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Will Verizon Charge Extra for Faster Wireless Data Speeds?

Verizon is considering expanding its wireless data pricing plans to include rates based on the speed at which data is delivered -- potentially adding yet another layer of complexity to the rapidly evolving systems by which customers are charged for consuming mobile data.

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.

Verizon Fined $25 Million by FCC for Data Download Overcharges

Verizon was today fined a record $25 million by the Federal Communications Commission and agreed to refund an additional $52.8 million to customers to settle allegations that the largest U.S. mobile-phone company overcharged customers for data fees.

Verizon Earnings Drop 25% in Third Quarter

Verizon Communications (VZ) reported earnings of 31 cents per share for the third quarter, compared with 41 cents per share last year. The third quarter earnings included non-operational charges of 25 cents per share, the largest of which was related to pension settlements

Verizon Gets the iPad on Oct. 28

Verizon Wireless will start selling Apple's iPad on Oct. 28, two weeks after competitor AT&T kicks off its iPad sales. This is welcome news for many Verizon customers, although some of the might be wondering -- where's the iPhone?

Verizon's iPhone: Coming 'Early Next Year'?

Apple's wildly popular iPhone may soon be available on Verizon Wireless. The country's largest mobile carrier will begin offering the device in the first quarter of next year year, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

Verizon Likely to End Unlimited Data Plans Soon

A tiered data plan is in the works for Verizon customers, potentially doing away with the unlimited data plans that new customers currently enjoy. CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Thursday the nation's largest carrier may introduce its tiered data plan in the next four to six months.

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.

Verizon CFO John Killian to Retire at End of This Year

Verizon Communications (VZ) said that CFO John F. Killian will retire near the end of this year. No successor was named. Killian, 55, has been at the company for 31 years. He is retiring to spend more time with his family, the company said in a statement.

Vodafone Sells China Mobile Stake for $6.5B

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile communications company by revenue, has agreed to sell its entire 3.2% stake in China Mobile for $6.5 billion, close to doubling its original investment in the company.

Analyst: A Verizon iPhone Won't Hurt Motorola; AT&T May Embrace Android

With many analysts expecting Apple's iPhone to hit Verizon Wireless early next year, what will the impact be on Motorola, one of Verizon's top partners on Google's Android operating system? Gleacher's Mark McKechnie says Motorola will continue to benefit despite Verizon's iPhone roll-out.

Is the Web Dead? No.
But It's at Risk

Wired magazine has just declared the demise of the wild, open web, eclipsed by discrete apps and walled gardens -- all controlled by powerful corporations like Apple. Here's how this dire vision dovetails with the Google-Verizon net neutrality deal.

Google Aims for Black Friday Launch of Its Tablet PC

Google reportedly is in the midst of developing its own tablet computer and aims to launch its Chrome OS-based iPad killer on the busiest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday -- according to a report at the website Download Squad.