handset exclusivity

 

Verizon Wireless: Well Share Handsets, Sorta

Verizon Wireless (VZ) has kindly agreed to let other carriers use the handsets it buys on an exclusive basis with manufacturers. But wait. There is a catch. Or, a couple, really. First, Verizon Wireless won’t share with others for six months after releasing a nifty new device. Second, it will only play with rivals that have […]

AT&T, CTIA Defend State of Wireless Competition

AT&T Inc. this week filed a statement in response to accusations from Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, chair of a congressional antitrust panel, that the wireless industry engages in anticompetitive practices, as well as the fact that the U.S. Department of Justice may look into the industry as well. For his part, Kohl is concerned about […]

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