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T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

by Meghan McCarty Carino 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

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

by Andy Uhler 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

by Peggy Lowe 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

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes 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

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour May 22, 2018
Phone carriers can sell location data to third parties, and you can't opt out.
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Phone firms say merger would boost 5G in U.S.

by Andy Uhler Apr 30, 2018
The telecom world could be getting a bit smaller. T-Mobile announced yesterday it would be acquiring Sprint in a $26 million all-stock deal. The two companies said the merger will mean that American companies will be able to implement fifth-generation…

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Sprint and T-Mobile have to sell $26.5 billion deal to antitrust cops

by Associated Press and Marketplace Staff Apr 30, 2018
A merger between the two companies could mean higher prices for you.
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Mobile merger greenlight more likely now

by Reema Khrais Sep 21, 2017
Sprint and T-Mobile have tried to merge before, but federal regulators nixed the plan. The business climate under Trump may smooth the way for a deal. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

T-Mobile’s getting rid of that second phone problem. Wait, hasn’t that been solved?

by Ryan Kailath May 30, 2017
If you use T-Mobile as your cellphone carrier, you’ll be getting a new, free service called DIGITS tomorrow (Weds 5/31). Here’s how it works: You can get calls from multiple numbers to one phone or use one phone number across…