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Several Democratic senators urge FCC and DoJ to reject T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The opposition to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger grew today as several U.S. Senators sent letters to the FCC and Department of Justice to oppose the deal. A group of U.S. Senators led by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today announced that they’ve signed letters to both the FCC and DoJ to explain their opposition to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The group includes Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth … [read full article]

T-Mobile pledges to offer same or better rate plans for T-Mo and Sprint customers post-merger

One concern that opponents of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger have is that the deal could lead to increased prices for consumers. Today T-Mobile and CEO John Legere submitted letters to the FCC to make a pledge that prices won’t go up. New T-Mobile has committed to offering the same or better rate plans as those offered by T-Mobile or Sprint as of today’s date for three years following the merger. “We are the Un-carrier. If we … [read full article]

FCC pauses review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger due to government shutdown

The FCC has once again paused the 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The FCC has confirmed that it paused its review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger on January 2 as a result of the government shutdown. The clock was paused on the 84th day of the 180-day shot clock. This latest pause comes just 29 days after the FCC resumed its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger due … [read full article]

T-Mobile says it did not overstate 4G LTE coverage to FCC

Earlier this month, the Rural Wireless Association said that T-Mobile and Verizon overstated their coverage while submitting documents to the FCC as part of its Mobility Fund Phase II program. Now T-Mobile has responded. “RWA’s vague and irresponsible statements regarding T-Mobile’s MF-II maps are unsupported by any evidence and are patently false,” T-Mobile said in a letter to the FCC. T-Mo went on to say that it followed procedures and submitted shapefiles to the FCC … [read full article]

FCC may be investigating T-Mobile and Verizon for overstating their coverage

T-Mobile may be under investigation by the FCC. The FCC recently announced that it’s launched an investigation “into whether one or more major carriers violated the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) reverse auction’s mapping rules and submitted incorrect coverage maps.” While the FCC hasn’t named the carriers it’s investigating, a filing from the Rural Wireless Association suggests that they could be T-Mobile and Verizon. The RWA says that several of its members completed … [read full article]

T-Mobile places focus on being more competitive in latest Sprint merger filing with FCC

When T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their proposed merger, 5G was a major focus of their arguments in support of the deal. They even created called their website www.Allfor5G.com and used the #5GforAll hashtag. Now the two companies may be shifting gears and making a different argument a major focus. A new document recently filed to the FCC by T-Mobile places a focus on arguing that it needs to merge with Sprint to help … [read full article]

FCC to resume 180-day shot clock on review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger on Dec. 4

Two months after pausing its informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the FCC today revealed that the shot clock will resume soon. The FCC will restart its 180-day shot clock on December 4, 2018, at day 55. The agency says that it’s now seeking comment on the new econometric study submitted by T-Mobile and Sprint in support of its merger and that anyone interested in commenting must do so no … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service set-top box appears in FCC filing

Details about T-Mobile’s TV service continue to trickle out, and today we’re getting an early peek at the set-top box that’ll pipe the service’s content into your TV. An FCC filing for a T-Mobile-branded set-top box has appeared. Spotted by Variety, the box is referred to as the “T-Mobile Mini” in the user manual and is made by Kaonmedia, the same company that made set-top boxes for Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile purchased earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile improving scam call protection with network-level technology

T-Mobile is working to beef up its scam protection offerings. T-Mobile today announced that it’s improving its Scam ID and Scam Block features by integrating new spoof identification tech at the network level. These improvements aim to analyze network data to pinpoint and identify the origin of a call before it reaches your phone to help fight the neighboor spoofing method of scam calling. A popular scam call technique is to temporarily spoof or hijack a … [read full article]

New York Attorney General has concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger’s effect on prepaid market

The New York Attorney General wants to take a closer look at the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has been investigating the T-Mobile-Sprint merger shortly after it was announced in April and recently stepped up its efforts, according to sources speaking to the New York Post. Underwood has concerns that the merger could result in increase prepaid prices as a result of less competition between MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and … [read full article]