The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2013 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.
U.S. Cellular will launch Apple products, including the iPhone, later this year, reversing its earlier position. The company said in 2011 that it would not launch the iPhone because it did not make financial sense.
As expected, Samsung Electronics is bringing its flagship Galaxy S4 to a bevy of U.S. carriers--and the operators are tripping over themselves to offer deals tied to the phone in an attempt to boost sales.
How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
U.S. Cellular launched a new trial initiative to let select customers test out its network before agreeing to sign up for service.
Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse is looking past the company's planned $2.2 billion acquisition of Clearwire as he seeks to catch up to larger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.
U.S. Cellular's LTE network, which currently covers 61 percent of the company's customers, produces average downlink speeds of 3-6 Mbps, the company confirmed. Those speeds put U.S. Cellular in the middle of the pack of U.S. carriers in terms of advertised and real-world LTE speeds.
U.S. Cellular said it plans to boost its LTE coverage to 87 percent of its customer base by the end of 2013, up from 61 percent now.
Sprint Nextel is reviving a $400 credit for families who switch to Sprint from another carrier and sign up for its Simply Everything Family or Everything Data Family plans.
Tier 2 U.S. carriers said they are uncommitted as of now to Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform.