The Department of Justice is looking at whether AT&T and Verizon have colluded. As such, one bank analyst believes that the regulator's view on the industry may negatively impact chances of a merger of the nation's weakest major carriers.
The GSMA has been working on a standard for embedded SIMs, which would allow users to switch carriers without the need to switch cards and would also get rid of carrier locking. Two carriers wanted to put the kibosh on that.
There's an all-new AT&T prepaid plan, priced at $50 or $40 with AutoPay, including 8GB of high-speed data. Also, heftier multi-line discounts, and a larger mobile hotspot bucket for the "Unlimited Plus" option.