Verizon Tops the Speed Charts in Latest RootMetrics Study

When it comes to speed and reliability in the U.S. wireless carrier market, Verizon is the clear winner. After conducting nearly four million tests on carrier networks across the U.S., mobile insights company RootMetrics said on Tuesday that Verizon had the fastest and most reliable network across the U.S. during the first half of 2019. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Fewer Choices, Higher Prices’: Here’s What Spurred 10 States to Try and Stop the Sprint T-Mobile Merger

Nine states have filed a lawsuit to block the proposed merger between wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile. California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin claim the merger would reduce competition and drive up the cost of cellphone service. The result would have a particularly tough impact on […]

10 States Are Suing to Block Sprint-T-Mobile Deal

A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service overall, cannot be verified, while eliminating a major wireless […]

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 […]

Amazon Possibly Buying Boost From Sprint and T-Mobile Is Confounding the Mobile Industry

As the regulatory review of Sprint and T-Mobile’s controversial merger nears its end, the wireless market may be experiencing some fevered dreams. But it’s still possible that consumers will come out the winners. While a majority of the Federal Communications Commission was ready to allow the two smallest major wireless carriers to combine, staff in […]

How the Trump Administration Wants to Speed Up the Arrival of 5G Wireless

Emphasizing its desire for the U.S. to win the global race to deploy 5G wireless technology, the Trump Administration issued two reports on Thursday that serve as an action plan for the effort. “Our goal is to ensure that not only does the United States lead the world in 5G, but also the American people […]

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 […]