AT&T CEO confirms a shared data plan is in the works for multiple devices

AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega confirmed today at the D9 conference that the carrier is “working on” a shared data plan that would allow consumers to use multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and netbooks, on a single pool of mobile data and minutes.

AT&T could lose up to $6B if T-Mobile deal falls through

We already knew that AT&T had promised T-Mobile a $3 billion breakup fee if their merger isn’t approved by regulatory agencies, but now it appears that AT&T may have another $3 billion worth of assets at stake in the deal, Reuters reports.

Verizon says its working to fix massive 4G LTE outage

Verizon Wireless subscribers on the carrier’s super fast LTE 4G network are now paying the price for being early adopters, as many users have been reporting sporadic 4G outages across the country.

Verizon promises LTE 4G in 147 US cities by year end

Verizon Wireless isn’t slowing down with its plan to cover America in glorious LTE 4G technology: the carrier announced today that it will bring LTE to 59 more markets, making for a grand total of “at least” 147 cities covered by the end of 2011.

Why Verizon needs the iPhone to stay in the lead

Common wisdom is that Verizon Wireless is kicking butt and taking names with its Android phones, but recent sales data reveals that even a myriad of successful high-end Android phones isn’t enough to take on AT&T’s success with the iPhone.

Cox launches mobile phone service to combat AT&T, Verizon

Cox Communications, the third-largest cable provider in the US, announced today that it’s launching a mobile phone service that it will bundle with its cable and internet service, Bloomberg reports.

AT&T finally gets a MiFi wireless hotspot of its own for $50

AT&T finally has a MiFi, a device which lets you share mobile internet to multiple wireless devices, of its own. The company announced today that it will offer the Novatel MiFi 2372 starting November 21 for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.

How Verizon landed Apple’s iPhone

Verizon is definitely getting the iPhone next year, according to a Fortune profile of the company and its chief executive Ivan Seidenberg.

Nokia to make phones for LightSquared’s wholesale 4G network

Nokia has announced that it will develop mobile devices for billionaire Philip Falcone’s LightSquared — an ambitious 4G cellular network venture meant to compete with established carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, Bloomberg reports.