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T-Mobile Launches eSIM Support for Postpaid Customers

Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:33 am PDT by
T-Mobile today announced expanded support for the eSIM, which is a feature in the iPhone XS, ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, and iPhone XR. The carrier previously introduced eSIM support for prepaid plans, but starting today, the eSIM can also be used to activate one of T-Mobile's postpaid plans. With the new eSIM support, customers who already have a phone plan with one carrier, like AT&T or Verizon,...
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T-Mobile Experiencing Outage, Some Customers Unable to Make Calls or Send Texts

Wednesday August 21, 2019 5:13 pm PDT by
T-Mobile appears to be experiencing a significant outage, with many T-Mobile customers unable to make calls or send text messages, reports TechCrunch. Based on reports on Twitter and other social networks, the outage started at approximately 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. There's no word on just how many people are impacted by the service issues, but there are dozens of reports from T-Mobile...
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Department of Justice Approves $26B Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

Friday July 26, 2019 10:55 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...
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T-Mobile Reaches Divestiture Deal With Dish in Hopes of Gaining Approval for Sprint Merger

Tuesday July 2, 2019 11:08 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...
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AT&T Named 2019's Fastest U.S. Mobile Network in Annual PCMag Carrier Showdown

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:05 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 ...
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Dish Network Nearing Deal for Boost Mobile as T-Mobile and Sprint Unload Assets for Merger Approval

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:52 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. ...
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U.S. Justice Department 'Leaning Against' Approving T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Monday May 20, 2019 1:38 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 ...
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Proposed T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Gains Support From FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Monday May 20, 2019 7:59 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...
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FCC Questions U.S. Carriers on Phone Location Data Sales Practices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 3:34 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...
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Sprint and T-Mobile Extend Merger Deadline to July 29

Tuesday April 30, 2019 3:23 am PDT by
Sprint and T-Mobile have announced an agreement to extend the deadline for their proposed $26 billion merger deal to July 29 (via Reuters). The extension was revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and means that the two carriers now have more time to get the proposed merger approved by both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. ...
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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Unlikely to Be Approved as Currently Structured [Updated]

Tuesday April 16, 2019 3:08 pm PDT by
United States Justice Department staff members told Sprint and T-Mobile that their planned merger is unlikely to be approved as it is currently structured, reports The Wall Street Journal. The merger agreement between the two companies hinges on approval from the Justice Department's antitrust division, which has been exploring whether the deal would result in a major threat to competition. ...
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T-Mobile Gains Viacom Channels for Upcoming Live TV Service, Including MTV and Comedy Central

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:44 am PDT by
T-Mobile has inked a deal with Viacom that will bring the latter company's stable of TV channels to T-Mobile's upcoming over-the-top streaming service (via TechCrunch). Viacom owns a large variety of popular channels, including Comedy Central, BET, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, CMT, and Paramount Network. An early mock-up of the T-Mobile live TV streaming service Under the agreement, T-Mobile will...
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T-Mobile Offering iPhone XR at No Extra Cost When Adding New Lines and Trading in Old iPhone

Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:09 am PDT by
T-Mobile kicked off a new promotion today that lets new and existing customers get the 64GB iPhone XR at no extra cost when they add new voice lines and trade in a qualifying device. Specifically, the promotion is for up to $750 off the iPhone XR over 36 monthly bill credits at $20.84 per month. You can also put the $750 credit towards an iPhone XS or ‌iPhone XS‌ Max to reduce the price of...
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T-Mobile Won't Make Serious Push Into 5G Until Second Half of 2019

Monday February 25, 2019 10:15 am PST by
T-Mobile won't be making a serious push into launching and promoting its 5G network until the second half of 2019, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said in an interview shared by CNET today. The carrier had initially planned to promote 5G in the first half of 2019, but it is delaying that rollout because smartphones able to take advantage of its 5G network won't be available until later. Image via ...
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U.S. DoJ Charges Chinese Smartphone Company Huawei With Stealing Trade Secrets and Fraud

Monday January 28, 2019 3:11 pm PST by
The United States Justice Department today announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice. In the first of two indictments unsealed this afternoon, the Justice Department accuses Huawei, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, and two affiliates of bank and wire fraud. Huawei...
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T-Mobile Launches 'Caller Verified' Tool to Protect Subscribers From Scammers

Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30 am PST by
T-Mobile today launched a new "Caller Verified" feature that's designed to offer its customers more protection from scammers and spammers who spoof legitimate phone calls to attempt to fool smartphone owners. Caller Verified uses the STIR and SHAKEN standards that are in place to combat illegal caller ID spoofing. Right now, T-Mobile's implementation of Caller Verified is limited. It's...
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T-Mobile to Delay Streaming TV Service Until 2019

Wednesday December 19, 2018 4:08 pm PST by
In late 2017, T-Mobile announced plans for a "disruptive" internet TV service, set to launch at some point in 2018. T-Mobile isn't going to make that release date, however, with the rollout pushed back until 2019. According to Bloomberg, T-Mobile is delaying its TV service because the "project proved much more complex than expected." T-Mobile executives faced the difficult choice of either...
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T-Mobile Becomes Third U.S. Carrier to Offer eSIM Support on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Monday December 17, 2018 10:37 am PST by
T-Mobile today announced the launch of its new T-Mobile eSIM app (via VentureBeat), designed to allow iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max users to sign up for T-Mobile as a second carrier via the eSIM feature in the newest iPhones. U.S. customers who want to try T-Mobile, existing customers that want separate lines, and people traveling to the United States can add T-Mobile as a secondary prepaid line...
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Apple's 2018 iPhones Support T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE Spectrum for Improved LTE Performance

Wednesday September 12, 2018 5:17 pm PDT by
The iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR are the first iPhones to support T-Mobile's 600 MHz LTE spectrum (aka Band 71), according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere. Band 71 is listed as a supported option on the Tech Specs pages for both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR. Apple additionally says its new devices support the most LTE bands ever in an iPhone. T-Mobile purchased the 600 MHz spectrum in ...
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FCC to Take More Time to Review Merger Between Sprint and T-Mobile

Tuesday September 11, 2018 2:32 pm PDT by
The United States Federal Communications Commission today informed T-Mobile and Sprint [PDF] that it needs more time to review the proposed merger between the two companies before making a final decision on approval. According to the FCC, it is pausing the informal 180-day transaction clock to allow for "thorough staff and third-party review" of newly submitted and anticipated business...