AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, said it’s considering whether to stop selling an HTC Corp. phone that integrates Facebook Inc. social- networking features after cutting the price by about $100.
When AT&T Inc. halted unlimited wireless data plans this month, the company said 98 percent of smartphone users would save money with its new pricing. The savings may vanish for half its users by 2013, one analyst said.
AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless , the biggest U.S. mobile carriers, are planning a venture to displace credit and debit cards with smartphones, posing a new threat to Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. , three people with direct knowledge of the plan said.
T-Mobile US Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, said the International Trade Commission’s decision to ban the iPhone 4 as part of Apple Inc.’s patent suit with Samsung Electronics Co. won’t disrupt sales.