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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…
United States prosecutes Huawei for taking T-Mobile robotic arm, offering United States tech to Iran

United States prosecutes Huawei for taking T-Mobile robotic arm, offering United...

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Enlarge / Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., leaves her home while out on bail in Vancouver on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. US prosectors unsealed a pair of indictments against Huawei on Monday, escalating the Trump administration's battle with the Chinese smartphone giant. One of the indictments also names Meng Wanzhou—Huawei's chief…
T-Mobile/Sprint merger turns 2 disruptors into one “mega business,” Dems caution

T-Mobile/Sprint merger turns 2 disruptors into one “mega business,” Dems caution

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Five US Senate Democrats today warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal's potential harms. The Democrats sent a letter to Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) asking him to schedule a hearing on the proposed merger. The committee has "jurisdiction…
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…
Female takes legal action against T-Mobile after staff members apparently sleuth on racy personal video

Female takes legal action against T-Mobile after staff members apparently sleuth...

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Enlarge / A T-Mobile logo on the window of a retail store in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A New Jersey woman has  sued T-Mobile in state court last week for sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, and other counts. She claims that, when she went to trade in her iPhone 7 at a…
T-Mobile CEO, officers remain at Trump hotel while lobbying Trump administration

T-Mobile CEO, officers remain at Trump hotel while lobbying Trump administration

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Enlarge / Entrance to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. T-Mobile's CEO and other executives have repeatedly stayed at President Trump's hotel in Washington, DC while lobbying the Trump administration for approval of T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint, according to a Washington Post story published today. The Post's investigation is titled, "T-Mobile announced a merger…
After damaged guarantee, AT&T states it’ll stop offering phone area information

After damaged guarantee, AT&T states it’ll stop offering phone area information

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Getty Images | Witthaya Prasongsin Mobile carriers are again promising to stop selling your phone location data to other companies—this time for real. The four major carriers pledged to stop selling customer location data to third-party data brokers in June 2018, but a Motherboard investigation published this week found that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T were…
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still offering your place information, report states

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still offering your place information, report states

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In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers. The carriers were pressured into making the change after a security problem leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users. But an investigation by Motherboard found that "T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are…
T-Mobile rejects lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

T-Mobile rejects lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

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T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural carriers says that T-Mobile claimed to have 4G LTE coverage in places where it hadn't yet installed 4G equipment. That would violate FCC rules and potentially prevent small…
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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