Tag: Sprint

Sprint’s OnePlus 7 Pro 5G lets you experience 2020’s ‘typical’ 5G today

Blame the overaggressive marketers. Last year, they claimed that 5G cellular networks would launch with unthinkably fast speeds, putting home broadband power into your pocket even before there were use cases to properly exploit it. It didn’t actually go that way. While 5G has launched across multiple countries, most carriers aren’t using insanely fast, short-distance millimeter […]

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Sprint launches unlimited mobile cloud games with Hatch on 5G

Cloud gaming is sprinting forward today as Sprint launches unlimited mobile cloud gaming with Hatch Premium on Sprint’s 5G mobile network. The latest Sprint 5G smartphones include a complimentary three-month subscription to Hatch Premium, which offers more than 100 premium games, cloud streaming, and the ability to face offwith friends in live games and tournaments. […]

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Sprint brings 5G to LA, NYC, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.

Though Sprint’s 5G network has been slated to merge with T-Mobile’s since before either company actually commenced 5G service, delays in merger approval have forced each carrier to separately launch new network assets. Today, Sprint announced that it’s launching 5G in several major cities — Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. — the […]

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger

(Reuters) — U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order that would grant approval to the $26 billion tie-up of T-Mobile and Sprint. “The evidence conclusively demonstrates that this transaction will bring fast 5G wireless service to many more Americans and help close the digital divide in rural areas,” Pai […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note10 makes a 5G nightmare come true: Confusion

If I lived in a city with a 5G network, I wouldn’t dream of buying a non-5G phone this year. As smartphone prices go up, users are moving to three-year replacement cycles, so buying a 4G phone in late 2019 means getting stuck on the old standard through late 2022 — well past the major […]

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Verizon’s dumb new ‘unlimited’ plans could hobble it in the 5G era

One year ago, Verizon seemed poised to define 5G cellular technology for the entire world. By January 2018’s CES, the company was already working on becoming the first major carrier to deploy a commercial 5G network, which it followed up by identifying its first 5G home broadband cities, later revealing its first mobile 5G device — Motorola’s […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved by Justice Department

The $26 billion merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint has finally been approved by the United States Justice Department. The deal was in the regulatory pipeline for last one year. The Federal Communications Commission has finally given a go-ahead for the merger. The Justice Department wanted to retain four carriers and thus approved the deal […]

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U.S. DOJ approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger, states maintain antitrust suit

After a long and winding process that ultimately required signoffs from two U.S. federal agencies and the divestment of key assets, T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with rival Sprint has officially won approval from the Department of Justice, which had opposed the deal until now. The decision was announced this morning by the agency’s antitrust head Makan […]

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T-Mobile’s $5 billion asset sale will make Dish a weak 4th place carrier

It’s no secret that T-Mobile and Sprint have spent more than a year trying to win regulatory approval for their merger, or that they were willing to do practically anything officials asked in order to make it happen. FCC commissioners wanted guaranteed nationwide 5G coverage, including rural and underserved communities — they got it. Then […]

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Sprint Says Subscriber Information Was Accessed By Hackers Through A Samsung Website

Sprint has informed its subscribers about a security breach which has resulted in private information such as phone numbers, billing addresses, and more being compromised. This was due to a vulnerability present in a Samsung website, according to Sprint, which advertised an “add a line” feature for active Sprint subscribers. Advertising The carrier has sent […]

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T-Mobile/Sprint merger reportedly hinges on Dish assets

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint may have the FCC backing it needs to become a reality, but prolonged negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice are dragging the process out, the Wall Street Journal reports today, as the parties work to set terms for the transfer of certain assets to a future competitor, Dish Network. While all […]

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The U.S. now has 4 live 5G networks, but good luck actually using them

As the first half of 2019 came to a close, every major cellular carrier in the United States was officially offering 5G service to customers: just days after blasting rivals AT&T and Verizon for lying about their limited 5G offerings, T-Mobile commenced initial service on June 28, becoming the last U.S. national carrier to launch 5G. The good […]

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T-Mobile blasts AT&T and Verizon for ‘outright lies about 5G’

AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all launched early 5G networks and devices in the United States, leaving T-Mobile as the only major U.S. carrier without a presence in the growing market — but T-Mobile CEO John Legere doesn’t see it that way. His two bigger rivals have launched millimeter wave 5G networks that are limited […]

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AT&T declares itself ‘world leader’ in 5G despite 0 consumer devices

AT&T said that it launched a 12-city commercial 5G network at the end of last year, but after six months, the silence from actual AT&T 5G customers has been deafening: The company said it upped the tally to 19 cities and even hit 2Gbps peak speeds in April but, unlike rivals Verizon and Sprint, has zero […]

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