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Now's the Time to Tell Congress to Ban Carriers From Selling Locked Phones

Late last month, the UK banned carriers from locking smartphones. Now, Wired is reporting that the same thing might happen in the U.S. in 2021, as consumer activists push legislators to do away with some pesky regulations that allow for locked phones in the first place.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, UK, Science, Smartphones, Dmca, Carriers, Consumer Advocacy, Consumer Tech, Right To Repair, Unlocked phones, Unlock Da Phones, Time to Tell Congress


Cellwize raises $32M to help carriers and their partners adopt and run 5G services

As 5G slowly moves from being a theoretical to an active part of the coverage map for the mobile industry — if not for consumers themselves — companies that are helping carriers make the migration less painful and less costly are seeing a boost of attention. In the latest development, Cellwize, a startup that’s built a platform to automate and optimize data for carriers to run 5G networks within multi-vendor environments, has raised $32 million — funding that it will use to continue expanding it...
Tags: Verizon, Europe, Enterprise, Singapore, Funding, Israel, Samsung, Tech, Intel, Telecoms, Deutsche Telekom, Switzerland, Dallas, Carriers, Qualcomm, 5g


AT&T Apologizes for Scaring Customers About Shutting Down Its 3G Network in 2022

Usually when companies make major changes to their services, a little advanced notice is a good thing. Unfortunately, when AT&T recently began sending out emails telling customers that their phones would no longer work on its network when AT&T phases out support for 3G, the carrier forgot to include one important…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Att, 4G, 3G, Carriers, 5g, Att Sends Customers Into A Panic


T-Mobile's Scam Shield Is the Carrier's Latest Attempt to Shut Down Phone Spam

While no one likes being jerked around on the phone, the amount of spam and robocalls we’re forced to endure is only expected to increase, so today T-Mobile introduced a new collection of tools and apps designed to prevent annoying calls from hitting your phone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spam, Sprint, Wireless, Carriers, Robocalls, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Block That Spam, Scam Shield


Dish Aims to Become Fourth Biggest Wireless Carrier Now That Boost Mobile Buy Is Official

As part of T-Mobile’s contentious mega-merger with Sprint, one of the Federal Communications Commission’s stipulations was that new T-Mobile would have to sell off some its holdings, including Boost Mobile. And today, in a deal worth $1.4 billion, Boost Mobile’s new owner Dish has finally begun its attempt to become…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Dish, Carriers, Data Plans, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Boost Mobile, Dish Officially Buys Boost Mobile


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


AT&T Will Finally Abandon Its Bullshit 5G E Branding (Sort of)

AT&T’s use of 5G E to disguise what is really just 4G LTE has been bullshit since the beginning, and after other carriers complained and a lengthy review process by the National Advertising Review Board, AT&T will finally a stop using its misleading branding. Well, sort of. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Bullshit, Att, Carriers, 5g, Consumer Tech, Cell Service, 5g E Is Bs, National Advertising Review Board AT T


Ajit Pai’s FCC Has Received Over 2,000 Complaints Related to Covid-19

When lockdowns in the U.S. were just starting and it was clear everyone would be stuck at home for the long haul, the Federal Communications Commission pushed carriers to sign its Keep Americans Connected Pledge—a promise that no one would get their internet or telephone service cut off due to an inability to pay.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Isps, Carriers, Ajit Pai, Keep Americans Connected Pledge


AT&T and Cricket Hit Back Against T-Mobile With Their Own $15 Data Plans

Earlier this week, T-Mobile launched its Connect plan earlier than expected giving subscribers access to 2GB of mobile data for $15 per month. But now, AT&T and Cricket are hitting back with their own $15-a-month phone plans along with a few other efforts to help people who may be struggling due to covid-19. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mobile Data, Att, Carriers, Wireless Plans, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Phone Plans, Covid 19, Atts New Super Cheap Plan, Cricket Hit Back Against T Mobile


T-Mobile Introduces New Super-Cheap $15 Connect Plan with 2GB of Data

Originally, T-Mobile wasn’t planning on introducing its new super-cheap Connect plan until after it had finalized its merger with Sprint. Now, with covid-19 putting a strain on everyone’s budget, the company has decided to push it out just a bit earlier. Read more...
Tags: Science, Carriers, Consumer Tech, Phone Service, Phone Plans, T Mobile Connect


AT&T Sent Me a Settlement Check for $12, But It Actually Cost Them Thousands

Earlier this week, I got a check in the mail. Normally, that’s a pretty joyous occasion, because hey, money. Except this check was a little different: It was a settlement check from AT&T. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Mobile Data, Carriers, Consumer Tech, Unlimited Data, Cell Phone Plans, Stop Being So Stingy With Unlimited Data


T-Mobile and Sprint Mega-Merger Approved by Federal Judge

After a months-long battle between several states and the third and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, Judge Marrero from the District Court in Manhattan has finally ruled in favor of T-Mobile’s $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, potentially clearing the last hurdle for the wireless carrier mega-merger.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sprint, Manhattan, Carriers, 5g, T Mobile, District Court, Marrero, T Mobile Sprint, Wireless Carriers, T Mobile Sprint Merger, T Mobile Sprint Closing Arguments


T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Gets Official Approval From the FCC

After more than a year in review and several extensions, the FCC has finally given the T-Mobile Sprint merger its final approval. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Carriers, 5g, Wireless Plans, T Mobile Sprint, New T Mobile, T Mobile Sprint Merger, T Mobile Sprint Merger Gets Final Greenlight


AT&T's New 'Unlimited' Plans Have Wildly Different Data Caps

At this point, no one should be surprised when a new cellphone plan branded with the word “unlimited” is anything but. And yet, AT&T’s three new plans have figured out a new way to abuse the definition of unlimited even further. Read more...
Tags: Science, Data, Smartphones, Att, Carriers, Data Caps, Wireless Plans, Unlimited Data, Cellphone Plans, This Isnt What Unlimited Means


Are You Ready for Amazon or Comcast to Be the Next Big Wireless Carrier?

While the T-Mobile–Sprint merger still hasn’t gotten the green light from the Justice Department, the FCC has already approved the deal and as part of the FCC’s stipulations, T-Mobile/Sprint would be forced to sell off Boost Mobile. However, the more important question is trying to figure out which company would be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wireless, Carriers, Amazon Goes Mobile, T Mobile Sprint Merger, Mvnos


T-Mobile and Sprint May Have to Create Fourth Competitor to Win Merger Approval

Right now, most estimates of a T-Mobile/Sprint merger getting approved say its a coin flip. That’s because while FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has given the deal his blessing, the Justice Department still hasn’t signed off. And according to a new report from Bloomberg that cites a source close to the matter, it seems the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Bloomberg, Sprint, Mergers, Carriers, Justice Department, 5g, T Mobile, Ajit Pai, T Mobile Sprint, Another Hurdle For The Merger


Ignore the scaremongers. 5G won’t interfere with weather satellites. Here’s why

There are fears that 5G's use of mmWave -- Verizon's selected 5G technology -- will interfere with weather satellites, setting back weather forecasting by decades. But given no one has yet figured out how to make it work at scale, do we really have anything to fear? The post Ignore the scaremongers. 5G won’t interfere with weather satellites. Here’s why appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Verizon, Trends, Web, Computing, Phones, Smart Home, Carriers, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship


New Research Shows Why the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Could Be a Disaster for Your Wallet

Despite a lengthy process that started way back in the spring of 2018, today Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to extend the deadline for their proposed merger another two months until June 29th. However, even if the FCC ends up approving the deal, after seeing a new study by mobile data analysts Rewheel, it’ll be hard to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Smartphones, Sprint, 4G, Carriers, Data Plans, 5g, Consumer Tech, Mobile Data Plans Cost Too Damn Much, Cellular Prices


AT&T and Sprint Settle 5G E Lawsuit, Paving the Way for More Customer Deception

When AT&T announced it was rebranding part of its 4G LTE service as 5G E, or 5G Evolution, everyone knew it was bullshit. AT&T’s service hadn’t magically gotten faster, and all the other carriers cried foul. But only Sprint had the guts to sue AT&T over its misleading claims. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Sprint, Att, Carriers, 5g, AT T, Cell Networks, 5g E Is Bullshit


36 Undiscovered Flaws in 4G LTE Revealed by a New Security Tool

While carriers continue working on building out 5G infrastructure before networks officially go live later this year, a team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have been looking for flaws in existing 4G LTE wireless networks. And by using a tool dubbed the “LTEFuzz,” the team…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Smartphones, 4G, Carriers, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 4G LTE, KAIST, Everything Can Be Hacked, Cell Networks


The Battle for 5G Is Making Carriers Absurdly Petty

The fifth generation of mobile communications—or 5G for short— has the potential to profoundly impact the way we use our phones and other devices. However, in the run up to the launch of these newfangled networks, carriers are getting incredibly petty about about their messaging, especially when it comes to what their…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Att, Carriers, 5g, Consumer Tech, Wireless Networks, Stop Making Shit Up About 5g


AT&T's Bogus '5G E' Service Loses in Speed Tests Against Other Networks

When AT&T rebranded part of its 4G cell service as 5G E, or 5G Evolution, it wasn’t fooling anyone. That’s because, despite claims that 5G E was the first step to a true 5G network, the phones were the same, the speeds were the same, the only thing that had changed was the little icon in the corner of the screen. And…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Carriers, 5g, Consumer Tech, Wireless Carriers, 5ge Is Bullshit, 5 Ge, Att 5ge


5G Is Going to Be an Incredibly Tough Sell in 2019

While the avalanche of announcements may have made it seem otherwise, today officially marks the first day of Mobile World Congress 2019, and aside from all the ambitious, weird, and sophisticated new handsets on display at the show, without a doubt the other big topic for the show is 5G.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Wireless, Carriers, Lte, 5g, 4GLTE, 5g In 2019


Before Changing Phone Carriers, Check OpenSignal’s Mobile Broadband Report 

Picking “the best” phone carrier has never been easy, since you never really know what kind of service you’re going to get until you’re already stuck with a new carrier (and/or phone). Thankfully, mobile broadband industry analyst OpenSignal has a few more data points to play with—more than 3 billion per day, in…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Verizon, Smartphones, Sprint, Att, Network, Lifehacks, Carriers, Opensignal, T Mobile, Phone Service


Sprint to Cough Up a Whopping $330 Million Following Investigation Over NY Taxes

Sprint is about to pay heavily for its tax sins.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Taxes, Fraud, Sprint, Carriers


Sprint Convincingly Argues Its LTE Coverage Sucks

Despite having more than 50 million customers, Sprint’s network coverage has always kind of been a joke. But just recently, in a somewhat surprising move, Sprint showed us just how bad its LTE coverage actually is in a single, eye-opening infographic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Sprint, 4G, Carriers, Lte, 5g, Consumer Tech, Phone Plans, Sprints Lte Coverage Is Lol


The FCC Wants Your Comments on the T-Mobile–Sprint Deal, Not That They'll Read Them

In a move that was almost assuredly designed to garner less than normal attention, this week in the middle of summer the FCC quietly announced that it would now be taking comments from the public about the upcoming T-Mobile/Sprint merger. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Smartphones, Cellphones, Sprint, Mergers, Carriers, Wireless Plans, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Mobile Sprint, Its Time To Speak Up Or Shut Up


The App Store saved us from carriers. But who will save us now?

When Apple introduced the App Store ten years ago, it became apparent to anyone paying attention that it was going to eat the network carriers’ lunch. Up until then, the carriers ruled the mobile ecosystem, providing the pipes, content, and services consumers were looking for. Carriers offered their own stores to download ringtones, themes, apps, and games. But Apple didn’t work with carriers (save for the iPhone exclusivity deal) because it didn’t need to. Its revolutionary iPhone and app ecosy...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Verizon, Apps, Yahoo, Time Warner, US, Blog, Seo, Netflix, Comcast, Sprint, Facebook Messenger, Nbc Universal, App Store


FCC Approves New Rules Banning Phone Companies From 'Slamming' and 'Cramming' You

Just in case the idea of unauthorized charges wasn’t clear enough, the FCC approved new rules this week that would make it illegal for solicitors and carriers to slam and cram their phones with unwanted services and fraudulent fees.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Smartphones, Carriers, Consumer Tech, No More Slamming And Cramming, Phone Bills, Unauthorized Charges


Google’s Project Fi adds support for the Moto G6, LG’s G7 and V35 phones

Project Fi, Google’s wireless service, is getting support for a number of new phones today. Until now, if you wanted to switch to Fi, the only officially supported phones were Google’s own Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, the Nexus 5X and 6P, as well as the Moto X4 and its Android One variant. Today, Google is adding to this list the Moto G6, as well as LG’s G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ phones. Since Google’s network is a bit different from its competitors, thanks to Fi’s ability to switch between the ne...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Lg, Carriers, Project Fi, G7, T Mobile Sprint, Cell Service