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AT&T and T-Mobile team up to share networks in New York and New Jersey

AT&T and T-Mobile team up to share networks in New York and New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy might finally be winding down, but that doesn't mean life is back to normal. The storm ended up knocking out 25% of cell towers across 10 states, which leaves a ton of mobile subscribers without service. However, AT&T and T-Mobile are teaming up to share their respective networks with each other in New York and New Jersey until full cellular service can be brought back up.

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MetroPCS shareholders sue to block T-Mobile merger

MetroPCS shareholders sue to block T-Mobile merger

MetrosPCS shareholders have filed a lawsuit to block a merger with T-Mobile USA, claiming that the MetroPCS board is “serving its own financial interests.” The lawsuit is against T-Mobile and its parent company Deutsche Telekom in addition to MetroPCS' board of directors and CEO. According to the current deal in place, the shareholders will receive $1.5 billion cash and a 26% stake in the company, with the German Deutsche Telekom holding the other 74%.

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T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger may not close until Q2 2013

T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger may not close until Q2 2013

After a bunch of rumors, last week the merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS became official. At the time, T-Mobile executives were saying that the merger would close sometime in the first half of 2013, and today, T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom is getting a little more specific about that window. In an interview with German newspaper Boersenzeitung (as reported by Reuters), Deutsche Telekom CFO Timotheus Hoettges said that money probably won't change hands until the second quarter of next year.

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iPhone 5 launching in 100 countries on 240 different carriers

iPhone 5 launching in 100 countries on 240 different carriers

We've heard plenty about the iPhone 5 today, but now it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty and talk release information. Apple said during its event today that iPhone 5 pre-orders will open up on September 14 - two days from now - and it will be launching in some countries on September 21. Those initial regions include the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II leak points to Verizon release

Samsung Galaxy Note II leak points to Verizon release

Samsung may be looking to offer its new Galaxy Note II at a variety of different carries, much like it did with the Galaxy S III. A new report from BriefMobile pegs the phablet as heading for a Verizon release, showing off a screenshot that sports the model number SCH-1605. As if that weren't enough, BriefMobile's sources say that the Galaxy Note II will be launching at most if not all of the major carriers in the US.

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Next iPhone to feature nano-SIM, Verizon hints at Q4 debut

Next iPhone to feature nano-SIM, Verizon hints at Q4 debut

Earlier this week it was reported that European carriers were stockpiling new nano-SIM cards after the standard had been approved by the ETSI. Speculation followed that Apple was preparing nano-SIM usage for the next iPhone, with one source even claiming that Apple had already designed the next iPhone around its own unapproved nano-SIM standard. Now BGR claims to have heard from carrier sources confirming that the next iPhone will indeed utilize nano-SIMs.

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O2 offering 10% discount for outage victims

O2 offering 10% discount for outage victims

The O2 network outage affected millions of customers across the UK last week, and naturally users weren't too pleased. As a result, O2 has stepped forward to offer up compensation to all the customers that were affected. On its blog, the carrier notes that 10% will be offered off of July’s bill, which will be applied in September. That’s the equivalent of three days worth of service even though the outage only lasted a day.

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