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Verizon provides totally free robocall stopping, 2 years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Verizon provides totally free robocall stopping, 2 years after AT&T and...

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Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall blocking features free for all wireless customers starting in March, about two years after AT&T and T-Mobile began offering free robocall blocking. "In March, we will be rolling out our free spam…
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…
T-Mobile/Sprint merger remains in risk of being turned down by DOJ

T-Mobile/Sprint merger remains in risk of being turned down by DOJ

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Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. T-Mobile US and Sprint are facing potential rejection of their proposed merger at the US Department of Justice. DOJ staffers "have told T-Mobile US and Sprint that…
Refunds for 300 million phone users looked for in suits over location-data sales

Refunds for 300 million phone users looked for in suits over...

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The four major US wireless carriers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits accusing them of violating federal law by selling their customers' real-time location data to third parties. The complaints seeking class action status and financial damages were filed last week against AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in US District Court for the District of Maryland. The…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Wireless throttling: Senators ask 4 significant providers about video downturns

Wireless throttling: Senators ask 4 significant providers about video downturns

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Verizon Three US Senate Democrats today asked the four major wireless carriers about allegations they've been throttling video services and—in the case of Sprint—the senators asked about alleged throttling of Skype video calls. Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent the letters to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, noting that…

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