One e-commerce site allegedly accounts for 2.3 million reservations alone, according to Chinese media.
The Internet giant continues to struggle but has a plan to skirt a tax bill of billions of dollars.
Freewheel service will cost $29.95 per month and work only with Motorola's Moto G smartphone, which Cablevision will sell for $99.95.
Investment in the Chinese tech giant failed to materialize after Xiaomi backed out due to concerns over a potential political fallout, Reuters reported.
Shipments of handsets from the 4-year-old smartphone maker more than tripled last year, according to the company's CEO.
Korea's smartphone exports for October fall by almost 36 percent, with the country's government blaming the release of Apple's latest gadget and cheap Chinese phones.
The carrier still managed to post strong customer growth, again driven largely by an increase in tablet sales.
If kill switches became standard in all phones, consumers could save big on replacement phones and insurance coverage, according to a researcher from Creighton University.
The company has officially launched in France, but it faces a rough welcome.
In its largest cash deal ever, the online retail giant will acquire the popular site known for broadcasting live video game play.