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T-Mobile and Sprint Mega-Merger Approved by Federal Judge

T-Mobile and Sprint Mega-Merger Approved by Federal Judge

After a months-long battle between several states and the third and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, Judge Marrero from the District Court in Manhattan has finally ruled in favor of T-Mobile’s
FCC Confirms 'One or More' Carriers Broke the Law Selling Location Data

FCC Confirms 'One or More' Carriers Broke the Law Selling Location Data

One year later, FCC boss Ajit Pai suggests one or more major carriers could be fined.

NextNav raises $120M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers

NextNav LLC has raised $120 million in equity and debt to commercially deploy an indoor positioning system that can pinpoint a device’s location — including which floor it’s on — without GPS . The
Sprint Sacrifices Virgin

Sprint Sacrifices Virgin

Ahead of an official ruling on the proposed megamerger between T-Mobile and Sprint, all Virgin Mobile USA users will be moved over to Boost Mobile beginning next month. RIP VMU.Read more...
AT&T Is Enabling Its Robocall Blocking Tech by Default

AT&T Is Enabling Its Robocall Blocking Tech by Default

Robocalls are annoying as hell, and thanks to new techniques like caller ID spoofing that makes phone spam appear like it’s coming from a legitimate number, the problem is only getting worse. Read
FCC Blames Wireless Carriers for Outages After Hurricane Michael, Pretends It's Not Also to Blame

FCC Blames Wireless Carriers for Outages After Hurricane Michael, Pretends It's Not Also to Blame

An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission identified the causes of what it called “unacceptably slow restoration of wireless service” in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the

Why carriers keep your data longer

Your wireless carrier knows where you are as you read this on your phone — otherwise, it couldn’t connect your phone in the first place. But your wireless carrier also has a memory. It knows where you
AT&T's Bogus '5G E' Service Loses in Speed Tests Against Other Networks

AT&T's Bogus '5G E' Service Loses in Speed Tests Against Other Networks

When AT&T rebranded part of its 4G cell service as 5G E, or 5G Evolution, it wasn’t fooling anyone. That’s because, despite claims that 5G E was the first step to a true 5G network, the phones
FCC to help first responders pinpoint 911 callers in multistory buildings

FCC to help first responders pinpoint 911 callers in multistory buildings

When someone calls 911 from their cell phone, wireless carriers provide operators with an approximate location. Now the FCC wants the carriers to provide vertical location data to pinpoint 911 callers

T-Mobile falls behind rivals in super-fast 5G

Bad news for T-Mobile USA customers: this carrier has delayed the rollout of its faster 5G data service until some time after June of this year. That’s going to put it behind its US rivals even as the
Galaxy S10 carrier release details and deals: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more

Galaxy S10 carrier release details and deals: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more

Can’t wait to get your hands on one of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones? Major wireless carriers in the US have revealed when they will start accepting pre-orders for the devices (hint: it’s
Galaxy S10 carrier release details and deals: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more

Galaxy S10 carrier release details and deals: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more

Can’t wait to get your hands on one of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones? Major wireless carriers in the US have revealed when they will start accepting pre-orders for the devices (hint: it’s
Airstream and AT&T launch new 4G LTE system for camper trailers

Airstream and AT&T launch new 4G LTE system for camper trailers

Travel trailer company Airstream has teamed with AT&T to offer the carrier’s 4G LTE data plans with its campers, the company has announced. Called Airstream Connected, the new offering can be used
Airstream and AT&T launch new 4G LTE system for camper trailers

Airstream and AT&T launch new 4G LTE system for camper trailers

Travel trailer company Airstream has teamed with AT&T to offer the carrier’s 4G LTE data plans with its campers, the company has announced. Called Airstream Connected, the new offering can be used
Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown

Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday criticized
AT&T Is Cooking Up Some 5G Bullshit

AT&T Is Cooking Up Some 5G Bullshit

The road to 5G is complicated, and to get there, we’re going need a whole lot of new infrastructure, devices, and updates to make it work. But it seems in its quest to be first, or the best, or
Report: T-Mobile's Merger With Sprint Is the Latest Battleground Over Huawei

Report: T-Mobile's Merger With Sprint Is the Latest Battleground Over Huawei

As part of T-Mobile’s impending deal to buy Sprint (which reportedly could be approved as early a next week), one of the final hurdles the two companies need to clear is a national security review.
FCC investigates major wireless carrier for lying about coverage

FCC investigates major wireless carrier for lying about coverage

The investigation follows a complaint filed by the Rural Wireless Association. The post FCC investigates major wireless carrier for lying about coverage appeared first on The Daily Dot.