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FCC chairman in a letter to CTIA: Let customers unlock phones, or we’ll start regulating

Yesterday evening an interesting story broke online regarding the FCC’s new chairman, Tom Wheeler. In an open letter to CTIA (a U.S. operator association) he stated that current plans by the organization regarding unlocking handsets are “a hollow shell” unless a further, key point is added to them. And, if CTIA doesn’t instigate more consumer friendly plans, it will step in to regulate itself: “Enough time has passed, and it is now time … [read full article]

Newly Leaked Images, Video Offer Clearest Look At Upcoming Nexus 5

Hello there LG Nexus 5 and welcome to the land of “in the wild shots” of pre-production units. This device, apparently left sitting on a table by a Google employee at a bar was picked up by another individual who snapped the three images and captured two videos. Thankfully, it looks exactly like the images we just saw pass through the FCC and the “accidental” Google KitKat video. The videos … [read full article]

T-Mobile Ready Sony Xperia Z Ultra Passes Through The FCC, But Will They Carry It?

A quick reminder that passage through the FCC doesn’t guarantee a T-Mobile arrival, but the appearance of the Xperia Z Ultra with T-Mobile-ready HSPA+ and LTE has us thinking. The FCC filing for the 6.4″ smartphone/tablet/thing shows LTE bands 2,4,5 and 7 and 1700 HSPA+. With T-Mobile already selling the smaller sibling in the Xperia Z, it’s not unthinkable that T-Mobile could pick up another Sony device. Of course, there’s no carrier indicators … [read full article]

LG G2 Passes Through The FCC, T-Mobile HSPA+ And LTE In Tow

Anytime a device passes through the FCC halls T-Mobile compatible HSPA+ and LTE bands, we’ll always get a little hopeful and it’s happening once again with the passage of the LG G2. While the device is set to be officially unveiled by LG in New York on August 7th, the device hit the FCC yesterday complete with AT&T and T-Mobile compatible LTE, HSPA+ frequencies. I’d like to think that means a … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z Passes Through The FCC Complete With T-Mobile LTE bands

  With our previous indicators already providing more than enough reason to believe T-Mobile was internally testing the Sony Xperia Z, a new FCC find bolsters the evidence. A T-Mobile-compatible version of the Xperia Z passed through the halls of the FCC including a T-Mobile branded user manual which highlights T-Mobile specific features such as Wi-Fi calling. The FCC documentation confirms the presence of both AWS LTE and pentaband HSPA+ which makes … [read full article]

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Combination Receives Final Regulatory Approval

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The T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger combination reverse-takeover has cleared its finally regulatory hurdle and now lands in the hands of MetroPCS shareholders. The last piece of regulatory blessing came from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States indicating there are no unresolved security concerns. On March 20, 2013, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States advised Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS that it has determined that there are no unresolved … [read full article]

T-Mobile Issues Press Release Regarding FCC Approval Of MetroPCS Combination

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With FCC approval now behind them, T-Mobile’s issued a new statement providing a current update on the proposed combination with MetroPCS.  As the statement highlights, all that remains is a special meeting for MetroPCS shareholders to vote on the proposed combination. The upcoming vote on April 12th remains the last obstacle toward creating a “value leader in the United … [read full article]