One Samsung Galaxy S III to take on iPhone at 5 U.S. carriers

Starting in June, five U.S. carriers will begin selling Samsung’s Galaxy S III: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. Samsung’s entire strategy for its new phone is very Apple-like, including one model, which should help constrained production: The company can build 5M per month.

U.S. Cellular launching LTE in March with 2 Samsung gadgets

Next month, consumers in smaller towns and cities across the U.S. will have access to their first LTE network as U.S. Cellular ramps ups its commercial 4G service. The regional CDMA operator will start selling a tablet in March and a Galaxy smartphone in April.

U.S. Cellular: We’ll take the iPhone when Apple gives us LTE

Apple is trying to get the iPhone into the hands of as many compatible operators as possible, but U.S. Cellular finds the current iPhone lacking. If Apple were to add LTE, then the operator would be willing to give the smartphone a second look.

U.S. Cellular: iPhone buy-in price too steep

Apple’s smartphone could’ve been available on five carriers this fall instead of just four, according to U.S. Cellular’s CEO Mary Dillon. Dillon revealed during the carrier’s earnings call that her company turned down the iPhone because Apple’s “terms were unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint.”

Fighting AT&T-Mo Is Fighting the Wrong War

The AT&T and T-Mo merger will be decided by a DoJ and an FCC playing by the old rules that don’t take into account the future needs of the mobile industry, nor how the relationship between the players in that industry have changed. That’s a problem.