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AT&T Considers Cellphone Plans Subsidized by Ads

AT&T is considering offering wireless phone plans partially subsidized by advertising as soon as a year from now, Chief Executive John Stankey said in an interview on Tuesday. From a report: The consideration, which has not been previously disclosed, underscores AT&T's commitment to the advertising business as the U.S. phone carrier reviews its portfolio to identify assets to sell in order to reduce its debt load. AT&T is considering selling its advertising-technology unit Xandr, sources familia...
Tags: Tech, Sprint, Reuters, AT T, Boost Mobile, John Stankey, Stankey, Amazon com Virgin Mobile USA


ZenHub’s new automation tools improve developer hand-offs in GitHub

ZenHub, the popular project management solution for GitHub users, today announced the launch of its new features for automating hand-offs between teams. The idea behind Automated Workflows, as it is called, is to remove some of the manual busywork of updating multiple boards across teams when a new patch is ready to go to testing, for example (or when it fails those tests and the development team has to fix it). As ZenHub founder and CEO Aaron Upright told me, Automated Workflows are only the...
Tags: Business, Developer, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Sprint, Workflow, Machine Learning, Github, Qa, Kanban, Agile Software Development, ZenHub, Groupware, Business Process Management


mmWave vs. Sub-6GHz 5G iPhones: What's the Difference?

All of the iPhones in Apple's iPhone 12 lineup will have Qualcomm modems that support 5G, but potential buyers need to know that not all 5G networks are equal. There's the super fast mmWave (millimeter wave) 5G and the slower but more widespread Sub-6GHz 5G. There have been mixed rumors about which ‌iPhone 12‌ models will support which 5G spectrums, but it appears that the fastest 5G technology could be limited to the higher-end ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro models, or even just the 6.7-inch version. This ...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Featured, Samsung, Bloomberg, Chicago, United States, Sprint, San Diego, Fast Company, Qualcomm, 5g, Tom, Mission Valley, AT T and T Mobile, Verizon AT T T Mobile


T-Mobile's Project 10Million Aims To End the Homework Gap

As schools start around the US, many face a problem with getting all their students connected for virtual classes. To help with that crisis, T-Mobile has launched its grant program that aims to eliminate the so-called homework gap. From a report: Unveiled a year ago, Project 10Million will provide hotspots and free connectivity for millions of students around the country. Now that T-Mobile and Sprint have merged, the combined company has hammered out the project's specifics and is opening it up ...
Tags: US, Tech, Sprint, T Mobile, Matt Staneff


Learn why embedded finance is the future of fintech at Disrupt

The fintech industry has had a wild couple of years. Consumer fintech startups, such as Robinhood, Revolut and Coinbase, have been massively successful and managed to attract millions of customers. At the same time, enterprise companies have created the infrastructure that will make finance truly digital, from payments to API-driven integrations and risk assessment. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ll have a panel dedicated to embedded finance and fintech at Disrupt 2020. The virtual...
Tags: TC, Tech, Sprint, King, Accel, Madrona Venture Group, Activision, Cochran, John Locke, Anthemis, CrunchMatch, Hope Cochran, Ruth Foxe Blader, Disrupt 2020, Digital Startup Alley Exhibitor Package, Anthemis Ruth Foxe Blader


T-Mobile Passes AT&T To Become Second Biggest US Carrier

In T-Mobile's Q2 2020 earnings call today, the company says that it has surpassed AT&T in total branded customer count to become the second biggest carrier in the U.S., trailing only Verizon. PhoneDog reports: In Q2 2020, [which is the first quarter that includes Sprint following the merger of the two carriers] T-Mobile added 1.245 million customers, giving it a total subscriber count of 98.3 million. To compare, AT&T finished Q2 2020 with 93 million postpaid and prepaid customers. T-Mo also s...
Tags: Verizon, Washington, US, Tech, Sprint, Philadelphia, T Mobile, AT T, Atlanta Dallas, Chicago Houston Los Angeles New York City


Old phones will stop working with AT&T and T-Mobile. Here’s what to do about it

Carriers are preparing to abandon their 3G networks
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Volte, AT amp ; T and T Mobile Here


T-Mobile Offering Customers Free Year of MLB.TV and The Athletic

Ahead of MLB Opening Day on July 23, T-Mobile today announced that customers with active service can receive free one-year subscriptions to the MLB.TV Premium streaming service and the sports publication The Athletic. The offers, which extend to Sprint customers, can be redeemed through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app between July 21 and August 4. MLB.TV provides baseball fans with live and on-demand access to every out-of-market regular season game, with both home and away broadcast feeds. Suppor...
Tags: Apple, Sprint, T-mobile, Mlb, MLB TV, Athletic


50 Ways to Save Money on Things You Thought You Could Never Save On

You can’t always control how much money you make, or how big of a year end bonus you’ll get. But when it comes to your everyday finances, there’s actually a lot you can do to save more. One of the most frequent questions we hear is, “How much should I be saving every month?” And while there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, you know that you’re saving enough when it hurts a little bit. Maybe you have to skip out on that end-of-the-year trip with your friends, or maybe you decide you’re not going t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Ebay, Marketing, Insurance, Frugal Living, Debt, Investing, Walmart, Netflix, United States, Sprint, Tsa, Las Vegas, Hulu


WeWork’s chairman says it expects to have positive cash flow in 2021

After aggressive cost-cutting measures, including mass layoffs and selling several of its businesses, WeWork’s chairman expects the company to have positive cash flow in 2021. Marcelo Claure, who became WeWork’s chairman after co-founder Adam Neumann resigned as chief executive officer last fall, told the Financial Times that the co-working space startup is on target to meet its goal, set in February, of reaching operating profitability by the end of next year. Claure is also chief operating ...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, Softbank, Tech, Sprint, Financial, WeWork, Financial Times, Cnbc, Neumann, Adam Neumann, Claure, Marcelo Claure, SoftBank Group, SoftBank Vision Fund, Flatiron School Teem


How to cancel your Google Fi wireless service plan for your smartphone

To cancel your Google Fi plan, you'll need to access the "Manage plan" menu under your "Account" settings.  Google Fi plans offer a cancel any time policy, allowing users to drop their service when they see fit and without penalty.  Between the unlimited domestic texting and calling, high-speed data downloads, low-cost international calls, Google Fi may be worth the extra costs, so do the math before you drop the service. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Ther...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Google Voice, Sprint, T Mobile, Google Fi, Google Pixel, Walmart Google Pixel, U S Cellular Sprint


Sprint 5G is No More, as T-Mobile Focuses On its Own Network

A day after formally completing the sale of Boost, Virgin and other Sprint prepaid networks to Dish, T-Mobile is pulling the plug on Sprint 5G. From a report: The move is one in a long list of issues that need sorting out in the wake of April's $26.5 billion merger. And like a number of other moves, it's set to leave some customers in the lurch. The end of Sprint's 2.5 GHz 5G comes as T-Mobile opts to focus on its own network. T-Mobile already started the process in New York City, a few weeks af...
Tags: Washington, New York City, Samsung, Tech, Sprint, T Mobile


Sprint 5G is no more, as T-Mobile focuses on its own network

A day after formally completing the sale of Boost, Virgin and other Sprint prepaid networks to Dish, T-Mobile is pulling the plug on Sprint 5G. The move is one in a long list of issues that need sorting out in the wake of April’s $26.5 billion merger. And like a number of other moves, it’s set to leave some customers in the lurch. The end of Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G comes as T-Mobile opts to focus on its own network. T-Mobile already started the process in New York City, a few weeks after the merg...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Fcc, Washington, New York City, Samsung, Tech, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, 5g, Cnet, John Legere, AT T, Ajit Pai, U S T Mobile


Daily Crunch: Apple and Google block banned apps in India

Banned Chinese apps are beginning to disappear from India’s app stores, Palantir is raising more funding and Venmo starts testing Business Profiles. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 2, 2020. 1. Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with the government’s order and are preventing users in the world’s second-largest internet market from accessing those apps. UC Browser,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Mobile, La, India, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Policy, Sprint, SEC, Palantir, Upfront Ventures, Venmo, Lucas Matney


Dish Buys Prepaid Carrier Boost Mobile For $1.4 Billion

Today, Dish announced the $1.4 billion acquisition of Boost Mobile. With this purchase, Dish secures its place in the retail wireless market and will serve more than nine million customers. Engadget reports: The deal is the result of T-Mobile's Sprint merger. In order to gain FCC approval and quell fears that the merger would hurt competition, T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to several demands, including divesting Boost Mobile, one of Sprint's prepaid brands. Rumors circulated last year that Dish wou...
Tags: Fcc, America, Tech, Sprint, Engadget, T Mobile, Erik Carlson, Prepaid Carrier Boost Mobile, Boost Mobile With


Dish closes Boost Mobile purchase, following T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile today announced that it has closed a deal that divests Sprint’s pre-paid businesses, including Boost and Virgin Mobile. The news finds Dish entering the wireless carrier game in earnest, courtesy of the $1.4 billion deal. The whole thing was, of course, a key part of T-Mobile’s bid to merge with Sprint. It was a relatively small concession to those worried that such a deal would decrease competitiveness in the market, as the number of major U.S. carriers shrunk from four down to ...
Tags: Mobile, Fcc, Tech, Sprint, T Mobile, Dish, John Legere, Boost Mobile, John Swieringa, Mobile Sprint, TechCrunch T Mobile


Masayoshi Son resigns from board of Alibaba; defends SoftBank Group’s investment strategy

SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son said on Thursday he is leaving the board of Jack Ma’s Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group today, a month after Ma left the board of Son’s technology group. Son said he sees the move as “graduating” from Alibaba Group’s board, his most successful investment to date, as he swiftly moved to defend the Japanese group’s investment strategy, which has been the subject of scrutiny and public mockery in recent quarters. Son said his conglomerate’s hold...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Japan, Softbank, Tech, Sprint, Alibaba, Venture Capital, WeWork, Alibaba Group, Son, Jack Ma, T Mobile, Ma, Masayoshi Son, Oyo


Microsoft kills Mixer, will push users to Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is killing its Twitch competitor Mixer next month and is partnering with Facebook to push its users toward the Facebook Gaming service. The app is winding down on July 22. The sudden move comes after Microsoft has dumped considerable efforts into its gaming-centric streaming service, acquiring streaming rights to some of the biggest esports personalities like Ninja and Shroud. Microsoft couldn’t spend its way into meaningfully competition with Amazon’s Twitch and Alphabet’s YouTube ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Sprint, Game Streaming, Phil Spencer, Ninja, Phil Spencer Microsoft, Microsoft Mixer, Facebook Gaming, Shroud Microsoft


Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads

Facebook adds a personal off switch for political ads, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees and a content management platform raises $80 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 17, 2020. 1. Facebook made the controversial decision not to fact-check or otherwise moderate political ads last year, but the new feature will give users more control over what they see — at least for those who decide to flip the new setting to “off.” Facebook isn’t the only company wrestling with the...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Advertising Tech, San Francisco, Tech, Cms, Policy, Sprint, Urban Outfitters, T Mobile, Contentful, Unbounce, James Kirby, Boudin, Startup School, Rick Perreault


T-Mobile, Which Said Sprint Merger Would Create Jobs, Already Laying Off Sprint Employees

T-Mobile insisted that its dreaded $26.5 billion merger with rival Sprint was all about job creation, saying the two companies would have 11,000 more employees by 2024 than they were expected to as separate entities. But now that the deal’s closed, hundreds of former Sprint employees working under the merged brand …Read more...
Tags: Layoffs, Science, Technology, Labor, Sprint, Telecoms, Wireless, Mergers, Carriers, T Mobile


After merger, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees

In a conference call on Monday lasting under six minutes, T-Mobile vice president James Kirby told hundreds of Sprint employees that their services were no longer needed. He declined to answer his employees’ questions, citing the “personal” nature of employee feedback, and ended the call. TechCrunch obtained leaked audio of that call, which was said to be one of several calls held by T-Mobile leadership throughout the day to lay off staff across the organization. The layoffs come just two ...
Tags: Mobile, Fcc, Tech, United States, Telecommunications, Sprint, T Mobile, John Legere, AT T, Kirby, Conference Call, James Kirby, the Communications Workers of America, New T Mobile, Verizon TechCrunch, BISO


T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon hit with cell phone outage, voice and text down for hundreds of thousands

Cellular provider T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers have been having a very large service outage today, Monday June 15. The service interruptions were reported by Verizon users starting around 10amPT/1pm ET. It's affecting thousands of customers in several states. T-Mobile said it's working to fix the situation, and blames a widespread "voice and data issue." There is no evidence, and despite rumormongers there are no credible reports, of a DDoS attack or other cyberattack being the cause fo...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Technology, News, US, Tech News, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, Telecoms, Seattle, TechCrunch, Outage, Neville


T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon hit by major outage, halting phone and text service for hundreds of thousands

Cellular provider T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers have been having a very large service outage today, Monday June 15. The service interruptions started around 10amPT/1pm ET. As of 430pm PT, the outage is ongoing. It's affecting thousands of customers in several states. No evidence of cyberattack, say providers, at this time. T-Mobile's president of technology said some users are still having problems with calls and texts, and recommended customers using WhatsApp, iMessage and other communicat...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Technology, News, Tech News, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, Telecoms, Seattle, TechCrunch, Outage, Neville, AT T


T-Mobile hit with cell phone outage, voice and text down for thousands of users throughout U.S.

UPDATE, 6:50pm PT: AT&T tells Boing Boing, “We do not have an issue with our network,” and points us to this @ATTNEWS tweet: “Our network is operating normally, but it’s possible some customers are unable to reach people on other carriers’ networks.” Cellular provider T-Mobile has been having a very large service outage today, Monday June 15. The service interruptions were reported by Verizon users starting around 10amPT/1pm ET. It's affecting thousands of customers in several states. T-Mo...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Technology, News, US, Tech News, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, Telecoms, Seattle, TechCrunch, Outage, Boing Boing


T-Mobile hit by phone calling, text message outage

T-Mobile appears to be having problems. Customers are reporting that they can’t make or receive phone calls, although data appears to be unaffected. Some customers say that text messaging is also affected. DownDetector, which collects outage reports from users, indicates that a major outage is underway. It’s not clear how widespread the issue is, but at the time of writing T-Mobile was trending across the United States on Twitter. The outage appears to have started around 9-10am PT (12-1pm ET...
Tags: Security, Verizon, Twitter, New York, Technology, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, Telecommunications, Sprint, Telephony, T Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Seattle, Mobile Phone, TechCrunch


T-Mobile hit by phone calling outage

T-Mobile appears to be having problems. Customers are reporting that they can’t make or receive phone calls, although data and text messages seem to be unaffected.  DownDetector, which collects outage reports from users, indicates that a major outage is underway. It’s not clear how widespread the issue is, but at the time of writing T-Mobile was trending across the United States on Twitter. The outage appears to have started around 10am PT (1pm ET) on Monday. DownDetector reporting outages a...
Tags: Security, Twitter, New York, Technology, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, Telecommunications, Sprint, Telephony, T Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Seattle, Mobile Phone, Text Messaging, John Legere


How to Do a Competitive Analysis

Sizing up your competitors is a big part of small business success. In a nutshell, that’s what a competitive analysis is all about. This research will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of direct competitors. Doing this kind of competitive research will give you a leg up in your target market. This article will cover some of the boxes you’ll need to check to do a thorough competitive analysis. What is a Competitive Analysis? A competitive analysis is the assessment and study of ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, Google Analytics, Sprint, Bishop, Mccarthy, Don, DepositPhotos, Small Business Operations, Moz Domain Authority, Jacob Tyler, Azoury, Corinne McCarthy


The top Best Buy Apple deals for Memorial Day are headlined by $80 off the latest iPad

  Best Buy has some rare, valuable deals on a range of products for Memorial Day. Included in those deals are some sweet savings on Apple products – so if you're in the market for a new Apple device, it might be worth turning to Best Buy. Notably, you can get the get the 10.2-inch Apple iPad for just $249.99 or $80 off. Saving even more at Apple is as simple as visiting Business Insider Coupons, home to promo codes for your favorite online stores. Memorial Day usually brings with it a series...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Sprint, HomePod, AT T Save


T-Mobile and Sprint Offering Free iPhone SE With Trade-In

T-Mobile is launching a Memorial Day promotion that will see the company offering a free iPhone SE to customers who trade in an eligible older smartphone in good condition. From Friday to Monday, customers who trade in an existing smartphone can get a free iPhone SE (sales tax still needs to be paid) or up to $500 off a Samsung Galaxy S20. The free iPhone SE will be provided in the form of bill credits. An eligible smartphone trade-in is required, as is a T-Mobile or Sprint postpaid plan (sw...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Sprint, T-mobile, Lg, EMS, Pixel, Google Pixel, Sievert, XL Pixel, Sprint store T Mobile


Apple Continues to Top Overall Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Index

Apple's iPhones continue to rank highest when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to new data shared today by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Apple held its top spot with a customer satisfaction rating of 82 out of 100, up one percent from 81 in 2019. Apple just edged out Samsung, which earned an overall customer satisfaction rating of 81. According to ACSI, iPhone owners are more satisfied with battery life than in previous years. Apple in the iPhone 11 and iPhone ...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Sprint, Max, T Mobile, ACSI, Wireless Service, ACSI Apple, Apple Continues



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