T-Mobile Will Be Dropping Sprint’s Branding This Summer
Right now in the US, there are four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. However, following the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, in reality, there are only three, although Sprint’s branding does continue to exist, but not for long as T-Mobile has revealed plans to eventually sunset the branding.
Carriers Are Displaying ‘Stay Home’ Messages On Status Bars
While social distancing will not cure the coronavirus, it will help to flatten the curve in the number of infections and help ease the burden on healthcare workers, who seem to be dealing with more patients on a daily basis. To help remind people to stay home, it appears that various carriers around the world are starting to display messages in the status bar of phones to let customers know […]
US Carriers To Suspend Cancellations And Waive Late Fees
If you’re late to pay your phone bills, don’t be surprised if you get hit with a late fee, or in some cases if you’ve not paid for an extended period of time, your account could get suspended or even cancelled. However, that will no longer be the case, at least for the time-being where US carriers have announced that they will be suspending those penalties.
FCC Wants To Fine Carriers For Selling User Location Data
As some of you might have heard, last year it came to light that major carriers in the US have been selling user location data to third-party companies. The carriers have since said that they have ceased those practices, but apparently that isn’t enough for the FCC who are now proposing a token fine to the carriers involved.
Sprint’s Call Screener App Shows Callers Names Even If Not In Your Contact List
These days due to the sheer number of robocalls, spam, and scam calls, we wouldn’t blame you if you’re hesitant to answer a phone call from a number that you’re not familiar with. However, if you’re a Sprint customer, then you might be interested in checking out a new app by the company called Call Screener.
GLIDiC Unveils Sound Air TW-5000s Wireless Earbuds
GLIDiC, a Japanese brand backed by Softbank selection, is introducing new wireless earbuds in the U.S.A with the GLIDiC Sound Air TW-5000s.
T-Mobile’s 5G Plans Will Start At $15 A Month
Thinking of signing up for a 5G plan? Given that new technologies tend to be expensive, we’re sure that there are some who might be worried that 5G could cost a lot more than 4G plans. It turns out that might not necessarily be the case. T-Mobile has recently announced that they will be launching 5G prepaid plans that will cost as little as $15 a month.
Dish Announces That It's Entering The U.S. Mobile Market As A Major Carrier
The Justice Department had concerns about competition in the U.S. mobile market reducing if T-Mobile and Sprint were allowed to merge. It wanted to maintain the status quo of having four major wireless players. That’s where Dish came into the mix. It was reportedly in talks with a deal to acquire the merging carriers’ prepaid businesses. Dish has now confirmed that it will indeed be entering the country’s mobile market […]
T-Mobile And Sprint Required To Support eSIM As Part Of Their Merger Deal
As you might have heard, the US Department of Justice has recently approved the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. This is a huge deal as both carriers made up two of the four major carriers in the US. However, this merger does come with some strings attached. One of those is that the carriers will need to make a new competitor, and the second is the support of eSIM.
The T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Just Got Approved
Both T-Mobile and Sprint have been planning to merge with each other for a while now. Given that these are two of the four major carriers in the US, naturally this created some concerns for antitrust regulators who feared that it might result in a company that is too monopolistic for the market.
Dish May Soon Become The Nation's Fourth Major Carrier
The T-Mobile and Sprint merger would result in significant consolidation of the U.S. market and that’s something that the Justice Department has not been too keen about. That’s why Dish has been in talks with the two carriers to acquire the prepaid carrier Boost Mobile. According to a new report, Dish has reached an agreement with T-Mobile and Sprint for Boost Mobile worth $1.5 billion and spectrum assets for an […]
Sprint Says Subscriber Information Was Accessed By Hackers Through A Samsung Website
Sprint has informed its subscribers about a security breach which has resulted in private information such as phone numbers, billing addresses, and more being compromised. This was due to a vulnerability present in a Samsung website, according to Sprint, which advertised an “add a line” feature for active Sprint subscribers.
Sprint's 5G Network Goes Live In Chicago
Sprint today announced the expansion of its 5G mobile network to Chicago. It says that approximately 700,000 people will be covered initially by the network. Chicago happens to be one of the nine markets where Sprint is launching True Mobile 5G. It’s currently available in parts of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City with the service also being launched in select areas of Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, […]
Amazon Could Be Considering Taking Boost Mobile Off T-Mobile And Sprint’s Hands
As one of the conditions of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger to be approved, they would need to sell off one of their subsidiaries, Boost Mobile (currently owned by T-Mobile). It was previously unclear as to who might be interested in acquiring the company, but if a recent report from Reuters is accurate, it seems that it might be none other than Amazon.
Sprint's 5G Network Has Gone Live In Four Cities Today
Sprint had confirmed that its commercial 5G network would be going live at the end of May and it has followed through on the timeline. The carrier has flipped the switch on its 5G network in four cities today, namely Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City. It has now become the third major carrier in the United States to launch the next-generation mobile network for its customers.
US DoJ Wants T-Mobile And Sprint To Create A Competitor In Order For Merger To Be Approved
For a while, it seemed as if the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would be going through, but in recent times, it seems that the deal could be running into some issues. However, for those who are hoping for the deal to go through, it seems that the US Department of Justice has a condition in order for them to approve it.
Boost Mobile Could Be Sold For Up To $3 Billion
T-Mobile and Sprint have had to offer to sell the latter’s Boost prepaid brand if they are to get an approval of their pending merger. This has been set as one of the conditions before the long sought after merger between the third and fourth largest mobile carriers in the country can proceed. According to a new report, T-Mobile and Sprint are likely to offload Boost Mobile for a value […]
Justice Department Comes Out Against T-Mobile And Sprint Merger
The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint now faces a major hurdle. The Antitrust Division at the United States Justice Department has come out against the deal. It has recommended that the law enforcement agency block the merger between these two major U.S. carriers. This, according to a news report.
Sprint Releases Its First 5G Devices On May 31st
Sprint has confirmed the availability details for its first 5G devices today. They will be available from the carrier starting May 31st. Its first 5G devices include the LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone and the HTC 5G Hub mobile hotspot. Both devices will initially be available to customers only in the first few markets where the carrier’s next-generation network will go live.
All Four Major US Carriers Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit For Selling Customer Data
It was discovered not too long ago that it was actually a pretty easy process to get information about someone from a carrier, where you could actually find the location of a person on a carrier’s network by paying a third-party service. Carriers later came forward to state that they would no longer be selling customer data to outsiders, but it seems like it could be too little too late.