AT&T Has a Cheaper Galaxy S4 and 2 Telecom Stocks Seeing Action
Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD): With the consideration of a full takeover off the table for now, on Monday, Vodafone investors began to focus on whether the British group could potentially sell its best performing asset, its $115 billion stake in Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ). “The company’s shares closed down 3 percent after Verizon Communications stated late on Tuesday that it had no intention of purchasing the world’s second largest mobile operator, after months of speculation. The British group’s shares saw an increase of over 25 percent since the the beginning of the year due to hopes that it would either sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and return cash to shareholders, or sell itself to the operator’s majority owner Verizon.
Sprint (NYSE:S): Last week, T-Mobile made headlines at its un-carrier event as its newly acquired iPhone 5 would support HD Voice. HD Voice is not really a new technology, and operators have been experimenting with it for some time. Both T-Mobile and Sprint have upgraded their networks to support HD calls. Sprint and T-Mobile have been using different HD Voice technologies based on the radio standards of their respective network standards, CDMA and GSM.
AT&T (NYSE:T): Last week, the company announced that it would begin to take preorders for the Samsung (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy S4 on April 16 for $250 on contract. However, AT&T failed to mention, until today, that in addition to that 32 gigabyte version, it will offer a 16GB model for $200. This comes a day after pricing and release dates were revealed for the HTC One. For $200, the HTC One is to offer double the internal storage of the Galaxy S4, but the Galaxy S4 has a microSD slot, AllThingsD reported.
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