AT&T PHONE FINANCING TRENDS POINT TO SHIFT FROM SUBSIDY MODEL $T $AAPL $VZ $S

It is difficult to watch TV on a major network without seeing an AT&T advertisement for its Mobile Share Value Plans, many of which do not require a two-year contract, but require full payment for ...
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NEW PLAN FROM AT&T LIKELY TO DRAG ON IPHONE SALES $T $VZ $AAPL $TMUS $S $GOOG

T-Mobile (TMUS) got the ball rolling with no contract plans and much cheaper plans than AT&T, something it publicized in the Tim Tebow Super Bowl commercial Sunday evening.  Today AT&T fired a big bazooka, not ...
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DO NOT BE FOOLED INTO BUYING APPLE ON CHINA MOBILE DEAL $AAPL $CHL $VZ

China Mobile has scheduled an event on December 18 and the speculation has been that China Mobile will introduce Apple's AAPL iPhone. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that China Mobile will take pre-orders for iPhones starting Thursday. It is ...
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VERIZON TRUMPS APPLE, BUT THERE ARE BETTER BUYS $VZ $AAPL $T $VOD $TMUS

Verizon just trumped Apple by orchestrating the world’s largest corporate-debt sale to date by selling $49 billion of bonds. In contrast, the previous largest corporate bond sale in the U. S. was Apple's big bond ...
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AT&T’S NEXT BUYOUT CANDIDATE $T $LEAP $AAPL $TDS $USM $VZ $S $TMUS $DISH $DTV

Please click here for the chart. After the market close on Friday, AT&T kicked off the next wave of consolidation in wireless by offering to buy Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion. But will they stop there? ...
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DISH-SOFTBANK PURSUIT OF SPRINT HAS POSITIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR APPLE $DISH $S $VZ $AAPL $CLWR

This morning, Dish Network started a takeover battle for Sprint.  Dish is offering $7 per share which includes $4.76 in cash and the rest in Dish stock. Sprint has an existing deal to be acquired ...
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SAMSUNG BEST BUY EXPERIENCE WON’T BRUISE APPLE $AAPL $BBY $T $S $VZ

Samsung’s new venture with Best Buy will not hurt Apple. Samsung is teaming up with Best Buy to open Samsung ‘Experience’ boutiques within the big box electronics retailer’s stores. Samsung’s Experience boutiques will be about 460 square feet in Best Buy’s ...
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BLACKBERRY Z10 PHONES FLY LIKE PENGUINS OFF SHELVES IN U.S. $BBRY $AAPL $VZ $GOOG $S $T

BlackBerry’s new device, the Z10, has now been introduced in a number of markets including the United States.  It appears to have had a strong launch in places like Canada, theUnitedKingdom and India.  In contrast, the launch in the ...
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CRICKET CAN’T MOVE IPHONES WITHOUT MEATY SUBSIDY, BAD FOR APPLE $AAPL $LEAP $T $S $VZ $GOOG

    Since I often take the minority view, I am used to receiving lots of hate mail.  Regarding Apple, the hate mail I receive usually spikes when I write that Apple is overly dependent on subsidies from ...
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BLACKBERRY PICKS A STRANGE WAY TO BEAT APPLE WITH A THOUSAND-DOLLAR PHONE $AAPL $BBRY $T $S $VZ $GOOG

The first carrier to introduce the BlackBerry Z10 in the U.S. is not Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile.  It is a carrier that you have probably never heard of.  Solavei, a relatively new phone carrier, is ...
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