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.
The $26 billion merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint has finally been approved by the United States Justice Department. The deal was in the regulatory pipeline for last one year. The Federal Communications Commission has finally given a go-ahead for the merger.
In the recent past Robocalls have literally become a menace. Americans received a staggering 3.4 billion robocalls in a single month. Recently, FCC ruled that carriers can block robocall on behalf of their customers without having to opt-in. Following the new rule, AT&T has now announced that it will enable Call Protect Service by default and block robocalls “in the coming months.”
T-Mobile launches ‘Never Settle’ campaign for Verizon customers; will lend free phones to persuade them to switch
T-Mobile is hoping to persuade Verizon customers to switch carriers by offering them free two-week trials with T-Mobile handsets. What’s more, if users decide to switch after trailing a new device, the carrier will pay off their contract termination costs up to a price of $650.
Earlier this week, Airtel — one of the largest mobile network operator in India — announced a VoIP specific data pack for Indian customers. This move from the carrier was clearly against net neutrality and angered a lot of customers.
Yesterday, Bharti Airtel — one of the largest mobile network operators in India — made a change to its mobile data usage policy that barred its subscribers from using their normal 2G/3G data packs to make VoIP based calls.
Bharti Airtel, India’s largest carrier by subscribers has just made a controversial change in its data policy. According to the updated terms and conditions on Airtel’s website, the carrier plans to start charging customers extra for VoIP calls.
Here’s the clause from the new terms and conditions:
Sprint to launch new price promotion; offers to halve the bills of customers who switch from AT&T and Verizon
Sprint may launch a new price promotion today, which will halve the bills of customers who switch from AT&T and Verizon, according to Re/code.
If you’re on a two-year contract with your carrier and intend to purchase the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, it might be a good idea to check your upgrade eligibility to determine the price you’ll have to pay for the device.