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T-Mobile family plans will include Quibi free for one year

Sponsored Links Denise Truscello via Getty Images Just yesterday, T-Mobile finally completed its Sprint merger. Today, it has more big news. When Quibi launches on April 6th, T-Mobile customers on the Magenta family plan will get a free year of the mobile-first video service. After a year of both free Netflix and free Quibi, those …

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T-Mobile completes Sprint merger, John Legere leaves CEO job a month early

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere waves during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, April 30, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile completed its $31 billion acquisition of Sprint today and announced that CEO John Legere has resigned from the carrier’s top job a month sooner than planned. …

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FCC will require phone carriers to authenticate calls by June 2021

Sponsored Links Rafael Abdrakhmanov via Getty Images The FCC announced today all carriers and phone companies must adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021. The regulatory requirement is designed to combat robocalls, specifically those that try to hide their phone numbers by allowing carriers to authenticate caller IDs. The agency says the widespread adoption …

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European mobile carriers will share location data to track COVID-19 spread

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti More governments are relying on phone location tracking in a bid to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Eight European carriers, including Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Orange and Vodafone, have agreed to share phone location data with the European Commission to help measure the coronavirus’ reach. That immediately raises privacy …

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T-Mobile borrows spectrum from Dish and Comcast to handle pandemic data surge

Enlarge / Headquarters of T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom in Bonn, Germany. Getty Images | Construction Photography/Avalon T-Mobile will borrow spectrum in the 600MHz band from Dish, Comcast, and other companies to boost mobile bandwidth during the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday granted T-Mobile temporary authority to use the spectrum for the next 60 …

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Sprint, T-Mobile pledge to keep subscribers connected amid outbreak

Sponsored Links Sitthiphong via Getty Images Like AT&T and Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have also vowed to support their customers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement posted on its website, Sprint said it won’t be terminating service for residential and small business customers if they’re unable to pay their bill because …

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Comcast and T-Mobile upgrade everyone to unlimited data for next 60 days

Enlarge / A Comcast service vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Getty Images | jetcityimage Comcast announced late Friday that it is suspending enforcement of its data cap and overage fees for 60 days during the coronavirus pandemic. “With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the …

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FCC issues wrist-slap fines to carriers that sold your phone-location data

Enlarge Getty Images | Nakhorn Yuangkratoke/EyeEm The big four mobile carriers face fines of between $12 million and $91 million each for selling their customers’ real-time location data to third-party data brokers without customer consent, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s office announced today. These are “proposed” fines, meaning the carriers can dispute them and …

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T-Mobile, Sprint merger could close by April 1st

Sponsored Links T-Mobile CEO John Legere, right, and President and COO, Mike Sievert answer caller questions during the Un-carrier Q4 and Full-Year 2019 Earnings call on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 ASSOCIATED PRESS With most of the regulatory and legal hurdles out of the way — approval from the California Public Utilities Commission is still needed …

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FCC: Wireless carriers violated federal law by selling location data

Sponsored Links Prasit photo via Getty Images The FCC has finished investigating carriers’ unauthorized disclosure and sale of subscribers’ real-time location data, Chairman Ajit Pai has shared with (PDF) lawmakers in the House of Representatives. In his letters, he told Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and others that the agency has come …

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