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Google opens Project Fi to all, without invite
Google opens Project Fi to all, without invite
Google's first foray into becoming a carrier, Project Fi, is now available to anyone in the U.S. The service runs on T-Mobile and Sprint ...... 08 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
Sprint has brought back two-year contracts
Sprint has brought back two-year contracts
Just a month after they retired the option, Sprint has brought back two-year contracts. The carrier says "We listened to our customers and ...... 27 Feb 2016 - 4 comments
AT&T to drop contracts for good next week
AT&T to drop contracts for good next week
AT&T is preparing to drop contracts on January 8th, making it the latest carrier to move away from two-year contracts and subsidized phone purchases. ...... 03 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
T-Mobile offers a free year of Hulu to Verizon switchers
T-Mobile offers a free year of Hulu to Verizon switchers
T-Mobile has announced yet another promotion for carrier switchers, this time looking for Verizon users. From today until December 17th, ...... 12 Dec 2015
Verizon brings back activation fees
Verizon brings back activation fees
According to new reports, Verizon will bring back activation fees on November 15th, a fee that many thought was gone forever when T-Mobile started ...... 14 Nov 2015 - 5 comments
T-Mobile will allow you to stream Netflix, Hulu, more without it counting towards your data caps
T-Mobile will allow you to stream Netflix, Hulu, more without it counting towards your data caps
T-Mobile US has announced this week that many of their subscribers will soon be able to stream unlimited video without worrying about it counting ...... 11 Nov 2015 - 7 comments
T-Mobile CEO mocks new Verizon logo, claims carrier screws over its customers
T-Mobile CEO mocks new Verizon logo, claims carrier screws over its customers
Earlier this week, Verizon updated its long-standing logo, modernizing the look and downplaying the giant check mark of the past logo. While ...... 05 Sep 2015 - 7 comments
T-Mobile is now the U.S.' third largest mobile carrier
T-Mobile is now the U.S.' third largest mobile carrier
T-Mobile, long the smallest of the major mobile carriers, has now surpassed Sprint to take sole control of third place. According to their ...... 10 Aug 2015 - 8 comments
T-Mobile and BlackBerry get back in business as carrier will launch BlackBerry Classic this month
T-Mobile and BlackBerry get back in business as carrier will launch BlackBerry Classic this month
After a year of strained relations, BlackBerry and T-Mobile are back in business. T-Mobile CEO John Legere has confirmed that the BlackBerry ...... 07 May 2015
Report: Sprint drops pursuit of T-Mobile US citing regulatory issues
Report: Sprint drops pursuit of T-Mobile US citing regulatory issues
Just hours after it was reported that French carrier Iliad is looking to increase their bid for the U.S.' fourth largest carrier, T-Mobile US, ...... 06 Aug 2014 - 9 comments
T-Mobile rejects Iliad bid but French carrier is not done trying
T-Mobile rejects Iliad bid but French carrier is not done trying
Earlier this month, French carrier Iliad made a surprise bid for rising star T-Mobile U.S., offering $15 billion for a 56.5 percent stake. ...... 06 Aug 2014
French carrier Iliad makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US
French carrier Iliad makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US
French carrier Iliad has made a surprise bid for U.S. carrier T-Mobile US, throwing its hat into the ring against Sprint and its owner SoftBank ...... 01 Aug 2014
Vodafone: Six countries tap and record our phone calls
Vodafone: Six countries tap and record our phone calls
Vodafone, the world's second largest phone company with over 420 million subscribers, has confirmed that the governments of six nations listen ...... 08 Jun 2014
Sprint's plan to bid on T-Mobile closer to fruition
Sprint's plan to bid on T-Mobile closer to fruition
Sprint, who has been rumored to be preparing a bid for rival T-Mobile, is closer to doing so after meeting with banks in order to make debt arrangements. ...... 02 May 2014 - 11 comments
AT&T slashes prices on some plans
AT&T slashes prices on some plans
Seeing increasing pressure from rival carrier T-Mobile, AT&T dropped the price of its family plans earlier in the year and has followed up that ...... 11 Mar 2014 - 3 comments
AT&T giving T-Mobile users up to $450 to switch carriers
AT&T giving T-Mobile users up to $450 to switch carriers
T-Mobile, which has not-so-quietly been taking back subscribers from rival carriers, seems to have struck a nerve with the U.S' second-largest ...... 05 Jan 2014 - 6 comments
U.S. Cellular to start offering Apple devices
U.S. Cellular to start offering Apple devices
U.S. Cellular, a regional carrier, has announced it will begin offering Apple products later in the year, although details were scant. During ...... 04 May 2013
Verizon may have to pay over $120 billion if it wants to buy out the rest of Verizon Wireless
Verizon may have to pay over $120 billion if it wants to buy out the rest of Verizon Wireless
Over the past weeks, it has been reported that Verizon has been considering buying out the other half of its Verizon Wireless joint venture. ...... 28 Apr 2013
T-Mobile USA will have HTC One on April 24th
T-Mobile USA will have HTC One on April 24th
Following the delay of the smartphone, at least one carrier has confirmed a release date for the HTC One. T-Mobile USA says the phone will ...... 16 Apr 2013
T-Mobile USA starts iPhone trade-in program
T-Mobile USA starts iPhone trade-in program
T-Mobile USA has announced a new trade-in program for iPhones that will allow users to buy new devices at a discount. The iPhone 5 (and 4/4S) ...... 10 Apr 2013
T-Mobile USA making BlackBerry Z10 available to business users on Monday
T-Mobile USA making BlackBerry Z10 available to business users on Monday
T-Mobile USA has announced that business customers will be able to purchase the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone starting tomorrow. Delivery is ...... 10 Mar 2013
Japanese carrier Willcom shows off world's smallest phone
Japanese carrier Willcom shows off world's smallest phone
The small Japanese carrier Willcom has unveiled the world's "smallest and lightest phone." Dubbed the Phone Strap 2 WX06A, the device weighs ...... 06 Mar 2013 - 8 comments
Sprint expands LTE to more metro cities
Sprint expands LTE to more metro cities
Sprint has confirmed it has turned on its LTE network for more major cities this week. New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Jacksonville, ...... 19 Feb 2013
Sprint expands 4G LTE network
Sprint expands 4G LTE network
Sprint has expanded its 4G LTE network, a promising sign for the carrier which has lagged behind rivals AT&T and Sprint. Reads the carrier's ...... 29 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
T-Mobile to get Nexus 4 in stores nationwide
T-Mobile to get Nexus 4 in stores nationwide
T-Mobile has announced that it will be expanding distribution of the Google Nexus 4 to its entire retail chain. Despite having little to ...... 17 Jan 2013 - 2 comments
Verizon expands LTE network to 29 new markets
Verizon expands LTE network to 29 new markets
Verizon has expanded its LTE service, again. The company has added 29 new markets to the fast mobile broadband network, with many West Coast ...... 21 Dec 2012 - 2 comments
T-Mobile USA getting iPhone next year
T-Mobile USA getting iPhone next year
According to an investor note by T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom, it appears T-Mobile USA will get the iPhone starting next year. T-Mobile, ...... 08 Dec 2012 - 2 comments
AT&T brings up the rear again in Consumer Reports carrier rankings
AT&T brings up the rear again in Consumer Reports carrier rankings
AT&T has once again placed last in Consumer Report's ranking of the major American carriers. The report surveyed 63,253 mobile phone subscribers ...... 30 Nov 2012 - 8 comments
Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA to get iPhone next week
Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA to get iPhone next week
Investment bank Merrill Lynch has fueled the rumor fire today, claiming T-Mobile USA will get the iPhone next week during analysts day on Friday. ...... 30 Nov 2012 - 6 comments
Galaxy Note II officially headed to Verizon tomorrow
Galaxy Note II officially headed to Verizon tomorrow
Samsung's popular oversized smartphone will reach Verizon in the U.S. tomorrow. The device will be exactly the same as other variants of ...... 28 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
T-Mobile: Four major U.S. carriers to 'likely' be reduced to three in future
T-Mobile: Four major U.S. carriers to 'likely' be reduced to three in future
T-Mobile USA, the U.S.' fourth-largest carrier, has said today that it expects only three of the major carriers to make it into the future. ...... 17 Nov 2012 - 2 comments
Google and Dish to launch own wireless network?
Google and Dish to launch own wireless network?
According to the WSJ, Google has been in talks with Dish Network to potentially begin offering a new wireless service that would rival major ...... 16 Nov 2012 - 7 comments
Report: Sprint to get Windows Phone 8 next year
Report: Sprint to get Windows Phone 8 next year
Although Windows Phone 8 devices have been confirmed for T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, major carrier Sprint has been notably left out. The ...... 14 Nov 2012
Verizon to complete 4G LTE rollout by Q2 2013
Verizon to complete 4G LTE rollout by Q2 2013
Verizon has announced that it plans to complete its 4G LTE network rollout by the Q2 2013. This is great news for customers, as the carrier ...... 08 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
Sprint buys up U.S. Cellular spectrum
Sprint buys up U.S. Cellular spectrum
Sprint has announced today the acquisition of some PCS spectrum from regional carrier U.S. Cellular. Additionally, the company purchased ...... 08 Nov 2012
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