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FCC officially approves proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger

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It’s official! The proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger has formally been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today. A decision has finally been made after months of thorough, and sometimes heated, analysis of the proposed $26.5 billion merger of the two carriers.  The government agency believes that the deal will link together the digital divide in the country and will even advance the 5G service that T-Mobile and Sprint promised to deploy to cover 97 percent of consumers … [read full article]

T-Mobile unveils 5 places where its 600MHz signal is available

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Back in 2017, T-Mobile spent $7.99 billion to acquire 31MHz of 600MHz spectrum being auctioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ever since then, the carrier has been working hard to deploy the signals since these airwaves manage to better penetrate buildings and travel farther. T-Mobile has even launched a few TV spots as a way of promoting its 600MHz coverage. Additionally, T-Mobile has run 5G tests under this spectrum successfully.  Combining the 600MHz airwaves with the … [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]

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will support Sprint mid-band 5G if T-Mobile merger approved

Yesterday T-Mobile announced that it would launch the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, its second phone with support for 600MHz 5G. Now it’s been confirmed that those two phones will work on the merged T-Mobile-Sprint network if that deal goes through. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will support both T-Mobile’s low-band and Sprint’s mid-band 5G networks if the carriers’ merger is completed. T-Mo confirmed this news to … [read full article]

FCC commissioner says T-Mobile-Sprint merger must be paused due to Lifeline investigation

Sprint has come under fire this week for an issue related to Lifeline subsidies, and it could have an effect on the carrier’s merger with T-Mobile. The FCC has learned that Sprint claimed monthly subsidies for 885,000 Lifeline subscribers, but those subscribers weren’t actually using the Lifeline service. This resulted in Sprint receiving tens of millions of dollars for customers who weren’t actually using any of Sprint’s service. “It’s outrageous that a company would claim millions … [read full article]

T-Mobile points to Sprint customer losses and ‘huge debt load’ to argue in favor of merger

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint is facing a lawsuit from 16 state attorneys general who say that the deal will reduce competition, raise prices, and harm jobs. However, T-Mobile has argued that Sprint is unlikely to be meaningful competition if left on its own. In a court filing yesterday, T-Mobile responded to the state AGs lawsuit by arguing that Sprint has been steadily losing both subscribers and marketshare. T-Mo also said that Sprint is also stuck with … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls

T-Mobile is teaming up with other carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls. The new partnership includes T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as several smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular and Charter and 51 state attorneys general. As part of the agreement, the carriers have agreed to deploy STIR and SHAKEN technologies to combat robocalls for their customers. T-Mo first deployed STIR and SHAKEN back in January. STIR and SHAKEN are meant to fight … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint rumored to have started early settlement talks with state AGs

As more states join the lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, the two carriers have reportedly started settlement talks with the state attorneys general. A new rumor says that T-Mobile and Sprint have started investigating a possible settlement with the state AGs involved in the lawsuit, and it’s said that ideas are being tossed around both internally and with the AGs. Fox Business claims that these negotiations are just beginning and that the two sides are … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in J.D. Power customer care report for 18th time

J.D. Power’s latest report on U.S. carrier customer care is out, and T-Mobile has come out on top once again. In its 2019 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study – Volume 2 report, T-Mobile beat out the other major U.S. carriers with a score of 847 points out of 1000. That beats the 833 points that T-Mo got in J.D. Power’s first 2019 customer care report that came out in January, and it marks the 18th time … [read full article]

Dish will reportedly pay $5 billion for assets from T-Mobile and Sprint

Reports in recent days have suggested that the Justice Department is close to giving its approval to T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, and now another rumor has surfaced that suggests that the merger continues to progress. Dish Network has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also … [read full article]