Tag: T-Mobile

U.S. DOJ will reportedly oppose T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite FCC nod

While the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appears likely to approve the proposed merger of third- and fourth-place wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, the Department of Justice is reportedly still leaning against approval due to unresolved antitrust concerns, Bloomberg reports. As it has potential impacts on both telecommunications and broader consumer competition, the $26.5 billion […]

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FCC chair backs merger after T-Mobile and Sprint pledge 97% U.S. 5G coverage in 3 years

Third- and fourth-place U.S. cellular carriers T-Mobile and Sprint have been struggling to get regulatory approval for their merger since it was announced last year, as multiple FCC review delays and scattered protests have kept the deal from happening. Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that the carriers have won his support after promising to deliver […]

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Ossia and T-Mobile pilot wireless-charging asset trackers in Walmart warehouses

True wireless charging at a distance has arrived — you just can’t buy it yet. But companies like Ossia are making progress, buoyed by industrial and enterprise players. In September 2018, the Bellevue, Washington-based startup said it would team up with Walmart to help the retailer cut costs in its thousands of stores, Ossia’s fourth […]

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All Four Major US Carriers Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit For Selling Customer Data

It was discovered not too long ago that it was actually a pretty easy process to get information about someone from a carrier, where you could actually find the location of a person on a carrier’s network by paying a third-party service. Carriers later came forward to state that they would no longer be selling […]

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FCC Demanding More Information From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Regarding Phone Location Data

Location data can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to who has access to it. Where that data goes beyond, say, a wireless carrier, is important. And now the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding more information regarding that data from the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. Motherboard has the […]

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AT&T expects 5G plans to use broadband-like speed tiers by 2022

Unlike competitors Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T hasn’t been shy about pushing the pricing envelope for 5G services, and the company is already anticipating a new pricing model over the next few years. During a Q1 2019 earnings call today, AT&T executives offered precious little insight into their 5G plans, except to predict that 5G services […]

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Sprint’s 5G E lawsuit tarred AT&T, but didn’t help consumers

In recent years, bad behavior has increasingly gone unpunished, so it probably won’t shock anyone that wireless carrier Sprint has given up its fight with AT&T over “5G Evolution” — an allegedly deceptive mismarketing of late-stage 4G service as “5G E.” The branding infuriated competitors and allegedly confused prospective customers, but after a settlement with […]

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T-Mobile and Apple Working to Bring Robocall Screening to iPhones

T-Mobile today launched an anti-robocalling feature for selected Android phones. Developed in partnership with Comcast, the new anti-robocalling feature from T-Mobile is aimed at blocking spam robocalls that have become a menace in the United States. On average, 5.2 billion (!) robocalls are placed in the United States every month, with around 168.8 million originating […]

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T-Mobile promises 5G will cover 99% of California homes after Sprint merger

While T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint continues to await final federal regulatory approvals — notably focusing on whether the $26 billion deal will decrease cellular competition — California has negotiated written guarantees that the carriers will dramatically improve their coverage in the state, including 5G coverage for 99% of California households. The only obstacle: California’s Public […]

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Rogers bets $1.7 billion on 600MHz for Canadian 5G, mirroring T-Mobile

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: rather than peppering a handful of cities with short-distance, super-fast millimeter wave 5G hardware, a major cellular carrier will blanket a large country with long-distance, slower 600MHz towers to establish nationwide coverage. Third-place U.S. carrier T-Mobile pioneered that approach last year, and now top Canadian wireless carrier Rogers says […]

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