Verizon 5G Service Expands to Two More Cities: Denver and Providence

Verizon on Thursday announced its next two cities getting super-fast 5G mobile service, Denver and Providence, as the pace of the rollout of the new technology accelerates. Wireless subscribers in parts of Denver who buy a compatible 5G phone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, can start using Verizon’s fastest system immediately, while those […]

How Verizon-Owned Wireless Service Visible Is Getting More Appealing

Visible, the low-cost wireless carrier owned by Verizon, is eliminating a cap on data download speeds for customers on its unlimited plan starting on Wednesday. The Denver-based startup founded last year has been offering unlimited mobile plans that run on Verizon’s network for just $40 monthly. Sold only online and not through stores, Visible is […]

T-Mobile Is Adding 5G-Mobile Service: Here’s What You Need to Know

T-Mobile plans to offer super-fast 5G wireless service in parts of six cities on June 28 and to begin sales of the compatible Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone. Customers who buy the $1,300 phone will be able to connect in areas of Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York at speeds 10 […]

5G Hype Fails to Ignite Much Bidding for 5G Airwave Rights

The federal government’s latest auction of airwave rights that can be used for super-fast 5G mobile phone service brought in only $2.7 billion, a fraction of the amounts raised in earlier sales for 3G and 4G airwaves. AT&T and T-Mobile were the top bidders, with each spending almost $1 billion for rights in the 24 […]

While SpaceX’s Internet Satellites Launch, a Rival’s Stock Price Blasts Off

Elon Musk’s SpaceX got a stratospheric number of headlines this week for lofting into orbit the first 60 operational satellites for its planned Starlink Internet service. But the startup will need to launch hundreds more satellites before offering even rudimentary Internet service from space–and almost 12,000 satellites to offer global, high-speed coverage. Meanwhile, almost no […]

T-Mobile Will Raise Price of Unlimited Plans With Netflix, Unless Customers Downgrade

The millions of T-Mobile unlimited data plan customers who get a standard Netflix account as a benefit are facing a price hike or service downgrade. T-Mobile began offering the free Netflix promotion back in 2017, giving its unlimited customers a “standard” account that allowed two simultaneous video streams. But in January, Netflix raised the price […]

Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns

As the wireless industry races to install thousands of new cellular sites to create super-fast 5G networks, questions about the impact of the new technology on human health may delay its arrival, one Wall Street analyst warns. In the U.S., both the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission say there is nothing […]

5 Reasons Why the Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Looks Headed for Approval

Just over a year ago, T-Mobile, the third-largest wireless carrier, announced plans to acquire Sprint, the fourth-largest carrier. In the Obama era, regulators stepped in multiple times to prevent the U.S. wireless market from shrinking to just three major players via consolidation. But on Monday, Trump-appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he would […]

Verizon Reveals 20 More Cities Getting 5G Mobile this Year. Here’s What You Need to Know

Verizon has revealed new details about its rollout of super-fast 5G mobile service and has started taking preorders for its first true 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Verizon on Thursday named 20 cities that will get 5G this year on top of the two, Chicago and Minneapolis, where the service has been available […]

T-Mobile’s No-Fee Checking Gets Big Marketing Push. Here’s What You Need to Know

T-Mobile plans a big nationwide push to sign up customers for no-fee checking accounts, part of an effort by the company to expand beyond its roots as a discount mobile phone service. Consumers, who don’t have to be T-Mobile wireless subscribers, can sign up for a “T-Mobile Money” account via a mobile app or in […]