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T-Mobile and Verizon ink huge AWS spectrum sale and swap deal

T-Mobile and Verizon ink huge AWS spectrum sale and swap deal

T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless have inked an AWS spectrum purchase and exchange deal in multiple US markets, with the GSM carrier aiming to repurpose the airwaves for its 4G development. The agreement, which has been submitted to the FCC for approval, covers spectrum in 218 US markets - covering 60m people - and would be used both for T-Mobile's existing HSPA+ network and for its planned LTE roll-out in 2013.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review [AT&T & T-Mobile]

Samsung Galaxy S III Review [AT&T & T-Mobile]

Is the Samsung Galaxy S III the most anticipated Android smartphone in the US this year? Given the reaction to the 4.8-inch flagship's announcement - not to mention the pre-launch rumor and hype - and the subsequent furore around the European model, it's hard not to reach that conclusion. Set to launch on five US carriers near-simultaneously, the Galaxy S III has arrived in AT&T and T-Mobile form on the SlashGear testbench, hoping to convince us again with their 4G and potent processors. We've already reviewed - and loved - the European version of the Galaxy S III that went on sale earlier this month; read on to find out if the US phones can live up to expectations.

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III priced, launching in two phases

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III priced, launching in two phases

T-Mobile has revealed the pricing for its highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III but noted that quantities of the device won't be enough to support a full nationwide launch as originally planned for June 21. Only T-Mobile stores in the top 29 markets will receive the first batch of Galaxy S III handsets, while the rest will have them by June 27.

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Verizon likely to divest spectrum for cable deal

Verizon likely to divest spectrum for cable deal

Verizon's proposed $3.6 billion deal to snatch up unused AWS spectrum from a coalition of cable companies in exchange for joint marketing will likely require the carrier to divest some of that spectrum. Senator Herb Kohl, chairman of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, who urged against the AT&T and T-Mobile deal that later crumbled, has issued a letter this week raising competition concerns surrounding the Verizon deal.

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T-Mobile announces contract-free data passes

T-Mobile announces contract-free data passes

If you've got a 3G device that only seldomly needs an actual mobile connection, like a tablet or hotspot, you're no doubt frustrated that they're normally sold with expensive contract plans. T-Mobile hopes to alleviate that with a handful of new off-contract plans. Of course, you'll need to buy their hardware outright, but for quite a bit of customers this might make a lot more sense. Naturally you'll get access to T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ network.

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T-Mobile announces restructuring and more job cuts

T-Mobile announces restructuring and more job cuts

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm issued a memo today, announcing some "difficult decisions" in restructuring the company that will involve more layoffs. The struggling carrier had recently cut 1900 jobs and closed 7 call centers, following its failed AT&T merger. Now a new round of job cuts will ensue with notifications to be sent out this week to affected employees.

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T-Mobile Sensation 4G Android 4.0 update ends free tethering

T-Mobile Sensation 4G Android 4.0 update ends free tethering

T-Mobile USA subscribers using the HTC Sensation will have to choose between free tethering and an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, with the carrier's fine-print revealing mobile hotspot use will no longer be overlooked. "HTC Sensation 4G [users] will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update"the Android 4.0 software update support document confirms, ahead of the new firmware's release on Wednesday this week.

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