Almost two years after the plan was officially announced first, T-Mobile and Sprint have confirmed that their merger is now officially complete. With the merger, Sprint has now become a part of T-Mobile. The merger was approved by the FCC in October last year.
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile in the US has been on the cards for years now, and it has finally received approval from a federal judge earlier today. The third and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the US might now be able to truly compete with AT&T and Verizon.
T-Mobile has finally launched 5G across the U.S. The service and the related network will go live starting today, however, you will be able to use it only by the end of the week. The reason for this is that the first phones supporting T-Mobile’s 5G will go on sale this Friday.
Earlier this week, T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger deal received regulatory approval from the FCC, the voting had taken place last month. The merger still has some final hurdles to cross. Meanwhile, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that once the merger is completed, he would offer free 5G service to first responders in the United States for the next 10 years.
FCC Demanding More Information From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Regarding Phone Location Data
Location data can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to who has access to it. Where that data goes beyond, say, a wireless carrier, is important. And now the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding more information regarding that data from the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S.
T-Mobile today launched an anti-robocalling feature for selected Android phones. Developed in partnership with Comcast, the new anti-robocalling feature from T-Mobile is aimed at blocking spam robocalls that have become a menace in the United States.
Some 5G-enabled smartphones coming down the pipe will cost a bit more than their 4G LTE counterparts, but it looks like T-Mobile wants to keep data plan pricing the same.
5G smartphones are starting to get unveiled, and some carriers, like Sprint, are jumping at the chance to launch them.
T-Mobile has had its sights set on launching a TV streaming service of its own. That may become a reality soon.
One of the pieces of the giant data puzzle that carriers are able to routinely obtain from a smartphone on its network is geo-location, but unfortunately for customers that data hasn’t been handled all that well.