T-Mobile reportedly pushes TV service rollout to 2019

About a year ago, T-Mobile announced that it was working on a TV service, one that would launch in 2018 and “uncarrier” TV the way the company did with mobile service. Well, 2018 is nearly over and so far, there hasn’t been any sign of T-Mobile’s service. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the service’s rollout […]

FCC presses pause on review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

The FCC just announced it’s “pausing the Commission’s informal 180-day transaction shot clock” on the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The reasoning for this apparently comes from material submitted only recently by the companies, that break down a planned network engineering model, as well as T-Mobile’s “Build 9” business model explaining the deal’s financial backing. […]

T-Mobile now supports next-gen texting between carriers

American carriers have had support for RCS’ next-generation text messaging for a while, but it typically hasn’t been very useful outside of your home network. Unless you’re with Sprint, you haven’t had that universal support needed to chat between networks. Thankfully, that support is widening ever so slightly. T-Mobile is rolling out a software update […]

T-Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger

You’ve heard T-Mobile and Sprint try to sell you on their proposed merger, but it’s now regulators’ turn to get an earful. The two carriers have submitted their Public Interest Statement to the FCC outlining the claimed benefits of the union, and it won’t surprise you to hear that they’ve portrayed their move as uniformly […]

Here’s how the ‘unlimited’ plans from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile compare (VZ, TMUS, S, T)

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider With the availability of unlocked devices, it’s easier than ever to switch carriers and get the best “unlimited” data plan that works for you. There are a few things to consider when choosing a carrier and its unlimited data plan, like how carriers interpret the meaning of “unlimited.” For most of them, […]

Sprint chair: We will build a great network with or without T-Mobile merger

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure tweeted this morning that Sprint will build “one of the best networks in the world” even if […]

Sprint announces highest profit ever after saying it needs T-Mobile merger

Enlarge / Sprint retail location in Cleveland, Tennessee, on June 19, 2016. (credit: Getty Images | TennesseePhotographer) Sprint yesterday announced “the best profitability in company history” thanks to growth in its customer base, just days after saying it needed to merge with T-Mobile USA in order to improve its network. If Sprint was doing worse, […]

T-Mobile and Sprint don’t need to merge for 5G—they said so two months ago

Enlarge / T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray details T-Mobile’s plans to build a nationwide 5G network. (credit: T-Mobile USA) One of the US’ most successful mobile broadband providers is acquiring a struggling, smaller competitor, but it needs government approval of the merger. To make their case, the merging companies tell regulators that they can’t fully upgrade […]