With Sprint and T-Mobile having agreed to a $26.5 billion merger (assuming the deal gets approved by federal regulators), 126 million people are looking at significant change to their wireless coverage. How do competitors AT&T and Verizon feel about their potential rival? It seems both companies are totally chill.
After years of on-and-off flirting, including a broken engagement in 2017, Sprint and T-Mobile have finally agreed to a $26.5 billion merger that will further consolidate a mobile carrier market already mostly devoid of competition.
That is not dead which can eternal lie, though it’s only taken a few months for T-Mobile and Sprint to dust themselves off and renew their plans for a major merger, per a Friday report in CNBC.
At Mobile World Congress 2018, 5G was easily one of the biggest buzzwords thrown around. Now that shouldn’t really be a big surprise, as this next evolution in wireless communication is being touted as the linchpin that’s going to make things like superfast mobile internet, autonomous cars, and armies of flying…
The Trump regime is considering a plan to nationalize at least part of the 5G wireless network that’s currently being developed by American telecom companies, according to a report by Axios. And while Reuters says it has confirmed the basics of the report (while noting it’s mostly just an internal spitballing session…
For years, Amy Kono, a 35-year-old project manager from California, has been getting emails from Sprint that aren’t meant for her. She doesn’t get them frequently—she estimates she’s received 30 or 40 over the years—but they contain other customers’ leasing agreements for new phones and cell service agreements, which…
The planned merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is not happening after the two telecom giants “were unable to find mutually agreeable terms,” both companies confirmed in a statement on Saturday.
A much-anticipated merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been considered by analysts to be all but inevitable for the past few months. But reports that Sprint’s parent company, SoftBank, is getting cold feet sent both telecoms’ stock prices plummeting on Monday. It’s beginning to look like the deal that was as good…
For weeks, reports have steadily confirmed that Sprint and T-Mobile are in negotiations to merge their businesses into a telecom behemoth as soon as the end of October. Previous merger attempts have been thwarted by regulators but analysts are predicting this time around that things could be different. Here’s…
Sprint has lagged behind its competitors in a dismal fourth place for quite a while and it appears that it’s getting desperate. Though the company isn’t advertising the offer, Sprint is willing to give Verizon customers a free year of service for abandoning the network.
Earlier this week, Verizon shocked us by resurrecting its unlimited data plan, albeit with some caveats. It turns out that if you use a lot of data, the plan is a pretty good deal. Because Verizon is the nation’s largest wireless carrier, it didn’t take long for the other majors—T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T—to follow up…
In what might just be the saddest business deal of all time, mobile carrier Sprint announced Monday that it has acquired a 33 percent stake in Jay Z’s music streaming service, Tidal.
The good news is that Sprint is donating 1 million wireless devices and service to high school students in disadvantaged areas. The bad news, of course, is that the service is with Sprint. That and the fine print.
It used to be relatively cheap and easy to upgrade to the latest iPhone. Just renew your contract and get a new phone. Now that carriers are phasing out contracts, however, getting your paws on an iPhone 7 is going to cost you. But it doesn’t have to break the bank.
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.
The onetime public face of Verizon—famous for asking “can you hear me now?” in its ads—has defected to Sprint. And it’s not subtle.
These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for interesting reading.
Sprint’s parent company, Softbank, is struggling to turn as much profit as it would like. Sadly, the U.S. carrier is set to shoulder some of the responsibility—with “thousands” of jobs to be cut, according the Wall Street Journal.
One month ago, we tried Google’s experimental cell phone service. It was a disaster. But I guess the second time’s a charm. After spending two weeks with Project Fi in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m just about ready to ditch my old carrier.
I glimpsed the future before it collapsed into bullshit.