These shares offer regular dividends, a key to steady income. And most are rated as low risk.
The 'phone company' era ends as the carrier ditches its voice plans in favor of a new sharing model that encourages subscribers to hook up tablets, laptops and more.
The company's grand foray into 4G territory came with a hiccup, as the new iPad isn't compatible with Australia's 4G networks.
Streaming movies don't mean much to sales or margins.
The iPhone is finally available without a contract -- and for $55 a month. Of course, there is a not-so-small one-time fee.
The telecom leader offers stability, growth and a 5% yield.
A merging of two incompatible networks would only lead to overhead expenses for the larger carriers.
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