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T-Mobile and other US carriers pledge to waive late fees due to coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, companies from around the broadband and wireless industries have pledged to help keep consumers connected. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge this week, which has companies make three commitments to ensure that people can stay online even if they encounter issues paying their bill during the coronavirus pandemic. For the next 60 days, the companies who agreed to this pledge must: Not terminate service to any residential … [read full article]

FCC 5G mmWave auction results show T-Mobile spent $873 million on spectrum licenses

The FCC today published the results of its 5G mmWave spectrum auction, and the results are a bit different than what some had predicted. Auction 103 saw the FCC offer a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most spectrum ever offered in an auction. The airwaves up for auction were in the Upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz bands. T-Mobile spent a total of $872.8 million in the auction and won 2,384 spectrum licenses … [read full article]

FCC mmWave spectrum auction ends with nearly $7.6 billion in bids

A major FCC spectrum auction came to an end this week. Auction 103 closed on March 5th, nearly three months after it opened. The auction included a total of 3,400 megahertz of spectrum, which is the most ever offered in an auction. Participants were bidding on millimeter wave spectrum in the upper 37GHz, 39GHz, and 49GHz bands. In total, the auction brought in $7.57 billion. Right now there’s no official info on how much spectrum each … [read full article]

FCC fines U.S. carriers over sale of customer location data, T-Mobile faces $91 million fine

As expected, the FCC has officially proposed fines against T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers over the sale of customer location data. The FCC announced today that T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will all face fines for “apparently selling access to their customers’ location information without taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to that information.” T-Mobile is facing the largest fine of the four carriers with a proposed fine of more than $91 … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will reportedly be fined at least $200 million for selling customer location data

After the FCC confirmed last month that U.S. wireless carriers broke the law by selling customers’ real-time location data, a new report says that all four major operators will face fines. T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon are all expected to be hit with fines that could be at least $200 million in total. The fines will be officially announced by the FCC on Friday, reports Reuters, and the carriers will be able to challenge the fines … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in J.D. Power’s latest Wireless Purchase Experience report

After coming out on top in J.D. Power’s U.S. Wireless Customer Care report earlier this month, T-Mobile has now finished first in another J.D. Power ranking. J.D. Power today released its 2020 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience study, and T-Mobile finished first among the postpaid “Full-Service Carriers” with 863 points out of a possible 1,000. T-Mo was also the only carrier to finish above the segment average of 839 points. This is the fifth time in a … [read full article]

FCC investigation finds that carriers violated the law with sale of customer location data

The FCC announced today that some U.S. carriers violated federal law, and one of them may be T-Mobile. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that “one or more wireless carriers” broke the law by selling customers’ real-time location data. Pai said in a letter to the Committee on Energy and Commerce that the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau conducted an “extensive investigation” into the matter, but he did not specify which carriers were found to have violated the … [read full article]

T-Mobile, other carriers appear to be having network issues along the East Coast

T-Mobile and other major carriers appear to be having some issues this morning. There are reports of outages affecting T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and others along the East Coast today, with many complaints coming from the Carolinas. Down Detector shows lots of reports coming in from Charlotte, Greensboro, Lexington, and other cities, and there are T-Mo customers complaining about issues on Twitter, too. Hey @TMobile I haven’t had any type of signal all … [read full article]

T-Mobile shows improvements in Opensignal’s new Mobile Network Experience Report

Opensignal today released its newest report on the state of U.S. mobile networks, and it shows that T-Mobile has made improvements over the past six months. In all, T-Mobile walked away with one award and one draw in the Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report for January 2020. It came out on top in the Upload Speed Experience category with a speed of 8.6Mbps, an 18% increase from the July 2019 report. T-Mo also tied with AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T form group to launch RCS messaging service

RCS messaging support among the U.S. carriers has been a bit spotty to date, but now the four big operators say that they’re working to change that. T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T today announced that they’ve formed a new joint venture called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI). The group is working to develop and deploy a messaging service based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard starting with Android devices in 2020. The carriers say … [read full article]