Speed and range are key variables in the 5G race

Jan 13, 2020
There's a trade off between how fast people can download things … and whether coverage can reach people in remote areas.
A crew for Verizon works on a cell tower to update it to handle the new 5G network in Orem, Utah on December 10, 2019.
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5G could change the world. 5G is also marketing hype.

Dec 5, 2019
This week, T-Mobile rolled out its “5G” service nationwide. But instead of a revolutionary change in data speeds, it’ll boost downloads by an average of 20%.
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Why is the Sprint-T-Mobile merger taking so long?

Nov 15, 2019
The deal continues to be subject to a lawsuit by state attorneys general.
A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store in San Francisco, California.
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T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

May 21, 2019
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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T-Mobile dials into mobile banking

Apr 19, 2019
It's working hard to set itself apart from competitors.
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T-Mobile-Sprint merger plans spark concern

Feb 13, 2019
Representatives from T-Mobile and Sprint are on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow to discuss a planned $26 billion merger.
John Legere (R), CEO and President of T-Mobile US, and Marcelo Claure, Executive Chairman of Sprint, testify about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 13, 2019.
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The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile could mean big changes for Sprint’s home town

Jan 2, 2019
Employees at Sprint’s suburban campus say they’ve weathered many rounds of lay-offs over the last 20 years, so change is the norm.
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You have more choices for wireless than you might think

Jun 20, 2018
Here's how mobile virtual network operators work.
T-Mobile owns the mobile virtual network operator MetroPCS.
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Why privacy settings can't keep your location secret

Phone carriers can sell location data to third parties, and you can't opt out.
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