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Dish switching network to AT&T after calling T-Mobile anticompetitive

Dish switching network to AT&T after calling T-Mobile anticompetitive

Dish Network Dish Network has agreed to pay AT&T at least $5 billion over 10 years for network access amid a feud between Dish and T-Mobile. Dish is in the early stages of building a 5G network and in the meantime is serving customers as a reseller using network capacity that it purchases from T-Mobile.…
Verizon forces users onto pricier plans to get $50-per-month gov’t subsidy

Verizon forces users onto pricier plans to get $50-per-month gov’t subsidy

Verizon and other Internet service providers are preventing some low-income customers from getting new $50-per-month government subsidies unless they switch to different plans that are sometimes more expensive. Over 825 ISPs nationwide are selling plans eligible for the new subsidies that the US government made available to people who have low incomes or who lost…
Verizon “leads” all US carriers in mmWave 5G availability at 0.8%

Verizon “leads” all US carriers in mmWave 5G availability at 0.8%

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Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. US mobile customers are almost never able to connect to millimeter-wave networks even though the cellular industry and Verizon in particular have spent years hyping the fastest form of 5G. AT&T and T-Mobile customers with devices capable of using…
T-Mobile will sell your web-usage data to advertisers unless you opt out

T-Mobile will sell your web-usage data to advertisers unless you opt...

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Enlarge / The logo of Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile, seen at Mobile World Congress in February 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.Getty Images | NurPhoto T-Mobile next month will start a new program that gives customers' web-browsing and device-usage data to advertisers unless customers opt out of the data sharing. "[S]tarting April 26, 2021, T‑Mobile will…
“We knew T-Mobile couldn’t be trusted,” union says after 5,000 job cuts

“We knew T-Mobile couldn’t be trusted,” union says after 5,000 job...

Enlarge / A T-Mobile logo at a store in New York on April 30, 2018.Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile has cut at least 5,000 jobs since completing its acquisition of Sprint despite promising that the merged company would start creating new jobs "from day one." As noted by Light Reading today, a T-Mobile filing with…
FCC forces T-Mobile to pay $200 million fine for subsidiary Sprint’s fraud

FCC forces T-Mobile to pay $200 million fine for subsidiary Sprint’s...

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T-Mobile has agreed to pay a $200 million fine to resolve an investigation into subsidiary Sprint, which was caught taking millions of dollars in government subsidies for "serving" 885,000 low-income Americans who weren't using Sprint service. Sprint admitted the violations in September 2019, about six months before T-Mobile completed its purchase of Sprint. Today, the…
T-Mobile amassed “unprecedented concentration of spectrum,” AT&T complains

T-Mobile amassed “unprecedented concentration of spectrum,” AT&T complains

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Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. AT&T and Verizon are worried about T-Mobile's vast spectrum holdings and have asked the Federal Communications Commission to impose limits on the carrier's ability to obtain more spectrum…
If T-Mobile’s giant outage affected you, now’s your chance to tell the FCC

If T-Mobile’s giant outage affected you, now’s your chance to tell...

Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Getty Images | Bloomberg The Federal Communications Commission is kicking off its investigation of last week's T-Mobile outage by seeking public comment. Government agencies, public safety entities, businesses,…
T-Mobile provides unlimited data on all plans for 60 days during coronavirus spread

T-Mobile provides unlimited data on all plans for 60 days during...

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Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. T-Mobile will provide unlimited smartphone data across all mobile plans for current customers for the next 60 days during the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes T-Mobile and Metro customers. The company will also be providing an additional…
Comcast and T-Mobile upgrade everyone to unlimited data for next 60 days

Comcast and T-Mobile upgrade everyone to unlimited data for next 60...

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Enlarge / A Comcast service vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Comcast announced late Friday that it is suspending enforcement of its data cap and overage fees for 60 days during the coronavirus pandemic. "With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the Internet without thinking about…

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