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 […]

Forget Rural Internet—This Was the Real Agenda at Trump’s 5G Wireless Event

The Trump Administration made a few announcements about building super-fast 5G wireless networks on Friday, but the real purpose of the White House event was buried beneath the headlines. On the surface, President Trump and Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai were promoting the schedule for a new spectrum auction and funds for extending faster […]

T-Mobile Unveils a 300-Channel TV Service, Saying Its Attack on Big Cable Has Yet to Begin

T-Mobile unveiled a piece of its new strategy to take on the cable TV industry, though the first foray probably won’t make giants like Comcast and Charter Communications too nervous–at least not yet. Dubbed TVision, the offering is much like existing high-end pay TV packages, with almost 300 channels arriving in customers’ homes via a […]

Data Sheet—How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they made sure to do it just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time. That’s because across the globe, on the other side of the International Date Line in […]

Viacom Content Is Coming to T-Mobile’s New Wireless TV Service

T-Mobile US Inc. said it reached an agreement to stream live Viacom Inc. channels like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon as well as offer on-demand shows on its coming wireless TV service. Viacom is a “cornerstone launch partner,” T-Mobile said in a statement Wednesday. The third-largest U.S. mobile service has been planning for more than […]

T-Mobile Has Spent $195K at Trump’s D.C. Hotel Since Announcing Its Merger With Sprint

T-Mobile has spent $195,000 at President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel since announcing its multi-billion dollar merger with Sprint last April, according to The Washington Post. Prior to announcing the merger, only two T-Mobile officials had ever stayed at the hotel, reports The Post. Since April 29, 2018, executives have reserved at least 52 nights and […]

Why Foldable Phones Are the Perfect Compliment to 5G Mobile—Next Year

Two things are immediately obvious at the Mobile World Congress, the annual showcase in Barcelona of everything telecom. 5G wireless, the speedier successor to the current 4G LTE, will be mostly unavailable until at least next year. And foldable phones, a number of which have been introduced in the past few weeks, may need more […]

Why Consumers Are Connecting Smartwatches to Cell Plans, But Disconnecting Tablets

For the first time since Apple introduced cellular-capable iPads in 2010, more people took their tablets off their U.S. mobile plans last year than added them, according to a new report. But the reversal wasn’t all bad news for wireless carriers Verizon vz , AT&T, Sprint s and T-Mobile tmus , said longtime industry analyst […]