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Sprint 5G is no more, as T-Mobile focuses on its own network

Sprint 5G is no more, as T-Mobile focuses on its own network A day after formally completing the sale of Boost, Virgin and other Sprint prepaid networks to Dish, T-Mobile is pulling the plug on Sprint 5G. The move is one in a long list of issues that need sorting out in the wake of […]

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Dish closes Boost Mobile purchase, following T-Mobile/Sprint merger

Dish closes Boost Mobile purchase, following T-Mobile/Sprint merger T-Mobile today announced that it has closed a deal that divests Sprint’s pre-paid businesses, including Boost and Virgin Mobile. The news finds Dish entering the wireless carrier game in earnest, courtesy of the $1.4 billion deal. The whole thing was, of course, a key part of T-Mobile’s […]

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After merger, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees

After merger, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees In a conference call on Monday lasting under six minutes, T-Mobile vice president James Kirby told hundreds of Sprint employees that their services were no longer needed. He declined to answer his employees’ questions, citing the “personal” nature of employee feedback, and ended the call. TechCrunch […]

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SoftBank reportedly plans to sell about $20 billion of its T-Mobile shares

SoftBank reportedly plans to sell about billion of its T-Mobile shares SoftBank Group Corp. is currently seeking buyers for about $20 billion of its shares in T-Mobile US, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. If the proposed sale goes through, its proceeds could help offset SoftBank’s heavy investment losses over the […]

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FCC proposes $200M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years

FCC proposes 0M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years The FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers’ location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure. But its Commissioners decry the $200 million penalty proposed […]

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Sprint/T-Mobile merger gets federal judge approval

Sprint/T-Mobile merger gets federal judge approval The U.S. mobile landscape is on track to look a whole lot different. A hotly contested $26 billion deal between T-Mobile and Sprint just got the go ahead from a U.S. district court judge. The merger would combine the country’s third and fourth largest mobile carriers, effectively reducing the […]

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Fourteen attorneys general will challenge T-Mobile and Sprint merger in court this week

Fourteen attorneys general will challenge T-Mobile and Sprint merger in court this week After months of statements, the biggest challenge yet to T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger kicks off today in a Manhattan court. The trial is the result of pushback from a coalition of attorneys general of 13 states and the District of Columbia, […]

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T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live

T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live The 5G question has long been carts and horses. The next-generation wireless network has always been an inevitability, of course, but the rollout has always felt a bit piecemeal. T-Mobile, to its credit, is looking to flip the switch all at once (kind […]

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John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, succeeded by deputy Mike Sievert on May 1

John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, succeeded by deputy Mike Sievert on May 1 He’s reportedly not going to take over WeWork, but John Legere is definitely on his way out of the CEO role at T-Mobile, the carrier that is currently merging with SoftBank-controlled Sprint. Today the carrier and Legere confirmed […]

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FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns

FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns The FCC has given its stamp of approval to T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger, saying the deal will “enhance competition” and hasten 5G deployment. Those opposed say the merger defies common sense, creating a triumvirate of mobile giants that will “divide up the market, increase prices, and compete […]

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