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FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage

FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G...

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Enlarge / Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during an interview in New York, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular exaggerated their 4G coverage in official filings to the Federal Communications Commission, an FCC investigation found. But FCC officials confirmed that Chairman Ajit Pai does not plan to punish the…
Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text showed up in November

Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text showed up in November

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Did you get a Valentine's Day text message on November 7? If so, you can blame a company called Syniverse, which provides text-messaging services to major mobile carriers. Syniverse helps deliver text messages via its intercarrier messaging service and boasts that it is "Connected to more than 300 operators" and processes 600…
T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to combine in 3-2 party-line vote

T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to combine in 3-2 party-line...

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Enlarge / Federal Communication Commission Republican members (L-R) Brendan Carr, Michael O'Rielly, and Chairman Ajit Pai participate in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to approve T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint, an FCC spokesperson confirmed to Ars today. Republican…
T-Mobile City shops offer utilized phones as brand-new, charge “phony taxes,” New York City states

T-Mobile City shops offer utilized phones as brand-new, charge “phony taxes,”...

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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. The New York City government sued T-Mobile yesterday, alleging that its Metro stores routinely use "abusive sales tactics" such as selling used phones as if they are new and charging customers for services they…
Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent 4G”

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent...

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Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. 5G won't be much different from 4G outside dense urban areas, a Verizon executive said yesterday. The massive hype around 5G has focused on speed improvements expected on millimeter-wave spectrum, which wasn't previously used on mobile broadband networks. But…
T-Mobile’s John Legere called Meal CEO Charlie Ergen in May to conserve its proposed $265 billion takeover of Sprint, according to report

T-Mobile’s John Legere called Meal CEO Charlie Ergen in May to...

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On Friday, the Justice Department cleared T-Mobile's $26.5 billion acquisition of Sprint, eliminating a big hurdle in the telecom's proposed takeover to combine both companies. The long-desired deal has prompted concerns that T-Mobile and Sprint will operate as a monopoly in the telecom space with only AT&T and Verizon as competitors. As a result, AT&T…
T-Mobile has actually gotten clearance from the DOJ to finish its $265 billion merger with Sprint (S, TMUS)

T-Mobile has actually gotten clearance from the DOJ to finish its...

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T-Mobile The Department of Justice on Friday agreed to clear T-Mobile's purchase of Sprint if the company sells some spectrum and wireless assets to Dish Network. Shares of both Sprintand T-Mobile surged on the news.  The DOJ and five US states agreed on a settlement with the companies that would require them to divest Sprint's…
It’s authorities: United States federal government authorizes T-Mobile/Sprint merger

It’s authorities: United States federal government authorizes T-Mobile/Sprint merger

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Getty Images | alexsl The Justice Department today announced its approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger as part of a settlement that requires the merging companies to spin off several assets to Dish Network. The DOJ decided against filing a lawsuit to block the T-Mobile US purchase of Sprint, even though it reduces the number of…
DOJ to authorize T-Mobile/Sprint merger in spite of 13 mentions attempting to obstruct it

DOJ to authorize T-Mobile/Sprint merger in spite of 13 mentions attempting...

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The Justice Department plans to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint merger as part of a settlement involving the sale of spectrum licenses, wholesale access, and a prepaid wireless business to Dish Network, The Wall Street Journal reported today. "The companies have spent weeks negotiating with antitrust enforcers and each other over the sale of assets to Dish…
T-Mobile opponent Meal might assist in saving the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile opponent Meal might assist in saving the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

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Enlarge / A field service specialist for Dish Network prepares to install a satellite TV system at a residence in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2013. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile US and Sprint are reportedly near a deal to sell spectrum, wholesale network access, and Sprint's Boost Mobile subsidiary to Dish as part of…

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