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T-Mobile and Sprint Offering Free iPhone SE With Trade-In

Thursday May 21, 2020 1:14 pm PDT by
T-Mobile is launching a Memorial Day promotion that will see the company offering a free iPhone SE to customers who trade in an eligible older smartphone in good condition. From Friday to Monday, customers who trade in an existing smartphone can get a free iPhone SE (sales tax still needs to be paid) or up to $500 off a Samsung Galaxy S20. The free iPhone SE will be provided in the form...

T-Mobile to Start Phasing Out Sprint Brand This Summer

Thursday May 14, 2020 3:19 pm PDT by
Following its merger with Sprint, T-Mobile is aiming to unify its brand and will start phasing out Sprint branding this summer, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said at an investor event earlier this week (via Fierce Wireless). Retail stores will be T-Mobile branded with Sprint's name removed, and the Sprint branding will also be removed from things like customer bills. Sievert said that...

T-Mobile 5G Gets Boost as Sprint Network Merging Kicks Off

Tuesday April 21, 2020 11:15 am PDT by
The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint in the United States was completed at the beginning of April, and the two companies are wasting no time combining their networks. T-Mobile today announced that Sprint's 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum is now live in parts of Philadelphia and is coming soon to New York City, adding "critical depth and additional speed" to T-Mobile's 5G network. With the...

T-Mobile Completes Merger With Sprint, Promises 'Transformational' 5G Network

Wednesday April 1, 2020 7:31 am PDT by
T-Mobile today announced that it has completed its merger with Sprint, with the merged company to operate under the T-Mobile brand. Effective immediately, T-Mobile's former COO Mike Sievert will assume the role of CEO, with John Legere stepping down. T-Mobile said it plans to focus on creating a "transformational" nationwide 5G network. Within six years, the carrier promises to provide 5G to ...

U.S. Carriers Facing $200M in Fines for Selling Customer Location Data

Friday February 28, 2020 2:47 pm PST by
As expected, the United States Federal Communications Commission today proposed fines against the four major wireless carriers in the United States for improperly sharing and selling real-time customer location information without taking "reasonable measures" to protect against unauthorized access to the data. In a statement [PDF] released today, the FCC says that T-Mobile should pay the...

FCC to Propose Fining AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for Sharing Customer Location Data

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:07 pm PST by
The United States Federal Communication Commission is expected to propose fining AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint $200 million in total for improperly disclosing real-time customer location data, reports Reuters. Proposed fines for the four major carriers in the United States could be announced as soon as tomorrow, and the carriers would have the chance to challenge the fines before they...

T-Mobile and Sprint Aiming to Close Merger as Early as April 1

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:24 pm PST by
T-Mobile and Sprint are aiming to finish their merger by April 1 now that all legal issues have been resolved and regulatory approval has been granted, the two companies announced today. In a press release, Sprint and T-Mobile announced an amended business combination agreement that has been approved by the Boards of Directors of T-Mobile and Sprint. Under the terms of the amendment,...

T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved, May Be Finalized as Early as April

Tuesday February 11, 2020 5:09 am PST by
As expected, U.S. federal judge Victor Marrero today approved T-Mobile's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, which would create a dominant third-largest carrier alongside AT&T and Verizon in the United States. The FCC formally approved the merger in November 2019, but a group of state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block it. The states argued that combining...

T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Expected to Receive Final Approval Tomorrow

Monday February 10, 2020 3:15 pm PST by
A judge overseeing a lawsuit aiming to stop the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is planning to rule in favor of allowing the deal to go forward, reports The New York Times. The FCC formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint in November 2019, but attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block it. The states argued that...

FCC: Wireless Carriers Violated Federal Law by Sharing Consumer Location Data

Friday January 31, 2020 12:11 pm PST by
One or more wireless carriers violated federal law by failing to protect sensitive customer information like real-time data location, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirmed today in letters sent to Congress as part of a wireless location investigation [PDF]. As noted by Bloomberg, Pai's letter comes after the U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce in November accused the FCC of "failing in its duty to ...

FCC Formally Approves Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

Wednesday November 6, 2019 3:25 am PST by
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally approved the $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The approval was the last regulatory hurdle to creating a new mobile carrier. The FCC filing means T-Mobile and Sprint will be allowed to join together as "New T-Mobile" to become a dominant third carrier in the United States alongside Verizon and AT&T. The Department...

Deals Spotlight: Sprint Offers Savings on iPhone XR, iPhone 11, 10.2-Inch iPad, and Apple Watch Series 5

Monday October 7, 2019 12:09 pm PDT by
Sprint is continuing to offer new and existing customers a few select iPhone and Apple Watch-related discounts this month. Below we've rounded up each of these offers and explained how you can get them, so be sure to check out each deal before they expire. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sprint. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps ...

Department of Justice Approves $26B Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

Friday July 26, 2019 9:55 am PDT by
Following more than a year of regulatory scrutiny, the U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has approved the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, although with several conditions attached. T-Mobile and Sprint will join together as "New T-Mobile" to become a dominant third carrier in the United States alongside Verizon and AT&T. Together, the companies have committed to...

T-Mobile Reaches Divestiture Deal With Dish in Hopes of Gaining Approval for Sprint Merger

Tuesday July 2, 2019 10:08 am PDT by
T-Mobile has reached a divestiture deal with Dish Network that perhaps brings it one step closer to earning government approval for its planned merger with Sprint, reports CNBC. Dish Network and T-Mobile had been discussing a deal for Sprint's Boost Mobile brand and some wireless spectrum to ease antitrust concerns over the merger. Though the two companies have much of the divestiture...

AT&T Named 2019's Fastest U.S. Mobile Network in Annual PCMag Carrier Showdown

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:05 pm PDT by
AT&T is the fastest mobile network in the United States according to PCMag's latest annual mobile network comparison, which was released this morning. For the test, PCMag employees drove through 30 cities and 25 states across the U.S. and ran more than 60,000 mobile speed tests to determine the speediest mobile network. The tests were conducted using Samsung Galaxy S10 devices on networks from ...

Dish Network Nearing Deal for Boost Mobile as T-Mobile and Sprint Unload Assets for Merger Approval

Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:52 pm PDT by
Dish Network is close to securing a deal to pay $6 billion for Sprint's Boost Mobile brand and wireless spectrum, reports Bloomberg. Sprint is selling Boost Mobile in an effort to unload assets to gain regulatory approval for its upcoming merger with T-Mobile. The two companies have been aiming to sell Boost Mobile to appease U.S. regulators who believe the merger raises antitrust concerns. ...

Sprint Launches Mobile 5G Network in Four U.S. Cities

Thursday May 30, 2019 9:36 am PDT by
Sprint today announced the initial launch of its mobile 5G network, bringing 5G connectivity to Sprint customers in areas of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Kansas City. Over the course of the next few weeks, Sprint expects to expand 5G availability to areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. At the foundation of Sprint 5G is Massive MIMO, a...

U.S. Justice Department 'Leaning Against' Approving T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Monday May 20, 2019 12:38 pm PDT by
The United States Justice Department is "leaning against" approving the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, reports Bloomberg. The merger might not be approved because the two companies "don't go far enough" to resolve antitrust concerns raised by the U.S. government. Bloomberg's report comes shortly after United States Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai said that he would recommend ...

Proposed T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Gains Support From FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Monday May 20, 2019 6:59 am PDT by
United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said this week that he would recommend approval of the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint (via Bloomberg). The news comes after T-Mobile and Sprint announced changes to their $26.5 billion merger agreement, including the sale of the prepaid brand Boost Mobile, a three-year buildout of their 5G network, and a pledge not to raise...

FCC Questions U.S. Carriers on Phone Location Data Sales Practices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:34 pm PDT by
The United States Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday sent out letters to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint questioning the carriers about their data selling practices, reports Motherboard. The carriers have been found selling real-time location information from customer devices to data aggregators, leading the location data to end up in the hands of private investigators, bounty...