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  • AT and T expands 3G network in the States
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    AT and T expands 3G network in the States

    By 7 February 2008

    Steve Jobs confirmed last September that the second generation iPhone, with 3G, is on its way while rumours had it pinned down for release by the end of 2007. It didn't arrive but an announcement by AT&T, which has the exclusive contract for the iPhone...

  • iPhone business tariffs get official in the States
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    iPhone business tariffs get official in the States

    By 21 January 2008

    As was rumoured would happen, AT&T has announced that the Apple iPhone is now available on business tariffs. The device still costs the same - $399 - the same 2-year contract tie-in is required and the phone still needs to be activated via iTunes. The...

  • Sprint cuts 4000 jobs
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    Sprint cuts 4000 jobs

    By 21 January 2008

    The third biggest mobile phone service provider in the US is slashing 4000 jobs and closing about 8% of its stores. Sprint Nextel has announced it is shut 125 stores, and eliminate 4000 kiosks within other retailers. It currently has about 20,000 total...

  • iPhone to be offered on business tariffs in the US?
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    iPhone to be offered on business tariffs in the US?

    By 18 January 2008

    The Boy Genius Report has received information from one of their "tipsters" that AT&T will be announcing that the Apple iPhone will be available on corporate and business accounts from January 21st. Apparently to be available to both current as well as...

  • US spectrum auction list finalised by FCC
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    US spectrum auction list finalised by FCC

    By 16 January 2008

    The Federal Communications Commission, the Ofcom equivalent in the States, has finalised the bidder list, and the participant rules, for the forthcoming 700MHz wireless auction. Google's expected bid is confirmed, under the name "Google Airwaves" as are...

  • 2007: A year in review, June
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    2007: A year in review, June

    By 28 December 2007

    As the sun finally came out, the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war hotted up. Toshiba made the gadget world headlines with the launch of a re-writable HD DVD drive for notebook PCs - the SD-912A. And 4 days later, Toshiba's senior vice-president Hisatsugu Nonaka...

  • Pay phone to vanish from American landscape
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    Pay phone to vanish from American landscape

    By 5 December 2007

    AT&T has signalled the death knell of the pay phone around the world by announcing that it plans to exit the pay phone business by the end of 2008 across America. According to the phone giant, the company says it plans to phase out both public pay phones...

  • AT and T confirms 3G iPhone next year
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    AT and T confirms 3G iPhone next year

    By 29 November 2007

    Although we've had this news direct from the horse's mouth - as in Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the UK launch of the iPhone - AT&T confirming the 3G version is making tech headlines in the States. The long-anticipated 3G version of the iPhone is "guaranteed"...

  • Samsung to launch Napster phone in the States
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    Samsung to launch Napster phone in the States

    By 19 November 2007

    While AT&T is the chosen operator for Apple's iPhone in the States, according to PC Mag, it's never offered a phone that can download new songs over the air before. In comes the Samsung SGH-A747 "SLM", available in America on November 23 with the boast...

  • AT and T intros roaming data plans for iPhone users
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    AT and T intros roaming data plans for iPhone users

    By 3 November 2007

    In response to unhappy customers getting huge roaming bills for data usage on their iPhones while abroad, AT&T has announced two new flat-rate international data plans. The $60 Data Global Plan will give iPhone owners 50MB of data per month to browse...

  • Limited edition black iPhone launches
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    Limited edition black iPhone launches

    By 30 October 2007

    Charles & Marie are offering this black iPhone under the name, the "ccPhone", as a limited edition purchase. Philip Wood (creative director at Citizen:Citizen) and Tobi Wong (designer and curator) have had 50 iPhones converted into sexy jet black devices....

  • Apple makes $831 per American iPhone
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    Apple makes $831 per American iPhone

    By 29 October 2007

    Apple has always been tight-lipped about how much money it receives from AT&T per iPhone activation, but the company's most recent financial results reveal some interesting figures. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (who make rules for how companies...

  • Truphone demos VoIP calls on the iPhone
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    Truphone demos VoIP calls on the iPhone

    By 27 September 2007

    Truphone has given the first public demonstration of a VoIP over Wi-Fi phone call on the Apple iPhone. Chief executive officer James Tagg made the call at the DEMOfall 07 event in San Diego, CA. Truphone's demo comprised of two iPhones connected to Wi-Fi,...

  • iPhone unlock goes global - comes to the UK
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    iPhone unlock goes global - comes to the UK

    By 11 September 2007

    The iPhone unlock from the American iPhonesimfree.com has gone global. The company has sold on their unlocking solution to other companies around the world for consumers to purchase. Sites in Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and - yes - the UK are now...

  • iPhone unlockers threatended with AT&T legal action
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    iPhone unlockers threatended with AT&T legal action

    By 27 August 2007

    You wait 57 days for a software-based iPhone SIM unlock solution and then two come rolling along within 24 hours. No sooner had Engagdet and iPhoneSimFree.com broadcast their iPhone-freeing news to the world than Uniquephones' iPhoneunlocking.com announced...

  • iPhone 100% unlocked - can now be used with any SIM
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    iPhone 100% unlocked - can now be used with any SIM

    By 24 August 2007

    As Engadget have excitedly reported: "AT&T loses iPhone exclusivity". Witnessed first hand by the guys at the blog, the iPhoneSIMfree.com team have managed to work a full SIM unlock for Apple's iPhone. Apparently the six-man team has been working "non-stop"...

  • LG launches the "Trax" 3G music phone in the States
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    LG launches the "Trax" 3G music phone in the States

    By 14 August 2007

    AT&T and LG has jointly launched the LG Trax mobile, or as we should say, "cell" phone in the States. Described as a sleek multipurpose clamshell device, as the name would suggest this is primarily a music moby. Boasting "blazing-fast" 3G HSDPA data speeds...

  • AT&T activated 146,000 iPhones in first two days of launch
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    AT&T activated 146,000 iPhones in first two days of launch

    By 24 July 2007

    AT&T's financial results for Q2 have revealed the mobile phone company activated 146,000 phones in the first 2 days of the iPhone's availability in the States. More than 40% of those activations were new customers to AT&T, the company has said. These...

  • iPhone hacked for the UK, working on Vodafone network?
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    iPhone hacked for the UK, working on Vodafone network?

    By 20 July 2007

    The Unofficial Apple blog is reporting that a nameless UK gent has been able to get an iPhone working on a UK network. Achieving what was thought to be the impossible has raised many eyebrows from others currently involved in attempting a full iPhone...

  • iPhone sales hit the magic one million mark?
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    iPhone sales hit the magic one million mark?

    By 5 July 2007

    News, that comes from an anonymous full-time employee in ATT Mobilty’s Commerce Group, suggests that one million iPhone activations have been completed. It's certainly not a stretch to believe this impressive stat - Wall Street analysts have put the...

  • AT&T sell out of iPhones but Apple still said it has plenty of stock
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    AT&T sell out of iPhones but Apple still said it has plenty of stock

    By 30 June 2007

    AT&T says that it has virtually sold out of all its initial stock of Apple's new iPhone following its launch on Friday. The news however is a very different picture for Apple with virtually every one of its stores across the US from New York to Seattle...

  • Apple and AT&T's plans for the iPhone – the full details
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    Apple and AT&T's plans for the iPhone – the full details

    By 26 June 2007

    Apple and AT&T have finally revealed the full details of the iPhone tariffs just ahead of the handset's launch in three day's time. The plans are simple but vary in terms of pricing for inclusive minutes: $59.99 – 450 minutes $79.99 – 900 minutes...

  • Breaking news: Apple, AT&T announce iPhone service plans
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    Breaking news: Apple, AT&T announce iPhone service plans

    By 26 June 2007

    Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. have announced in a joint statement three service plans for iPhone, now infamously due on Friday 29 June, starting at a rather-more-than-expected $59.99 per month. But don't go losing your place in the queue for an iPhone just...

  • iPhone looking increasingly likely on pay as you go
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    iPhone looking increasingly likely on pay as you go

    By 7 June 2007

    Sharp-eyed Mac watchers have spotted that Apple has removed the "Use requires minimum new 2 year activation plan" disclaimer from their new iPhone adverts. Apparently the disclaimer was present on the initial set of three adverts shown in the States on...

  • iPhone drought predicted
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    iPhone drought predicted

    By 4 June 2007

    Apple's imminent launch of the iPhone, confirmed for a US release on 29 June, has been much-hyped, even by Apple standards. The latest, somewhat unsurprising, news suggests that there will be widespread shortages of the new handsets for some time to come....