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Sprint activates 5G in Phoenix with Hatch gaming

Sprint activates 5G in Phoenix with Hatch gaming

Sprint's 5G network is ramping up with what they call "True Mobile 5G" in Phoenix Arizona. This is just one of a collection of commercial launches of 5G service for Sprint made live in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Sprint currently suggests they'll soon cover approximately 2100 square miles (with approximately 11 million people expected to be covered in total) "in the coming weeks."

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A OnePlus 5G phone is headed to Sprint

A OnePlus 5G phone is headed to Sprint

Sprint and OnePlus are finally launching a phone together, and they're going the whole hog from the outset with confirmation that it'll be 5G enabled. The news means another big carrier name promising shelf-space to OnePlus, not to mention the fourth 5G device for Sprint itself.

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Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Documentation agreed to by the Department of Justice, T-Mobile, Sprint, and DISH, dictate that new carrier locking policies are now on the books. Before you go any further, note that these agreements were not made by AT&T, Verizon, or any other carrier other than the three carriers mentioned in the first sentence of this article. In the court documents viewed by SlashGear today, locking principals agreed to by these parties apply to "all methods of locking, (including any limitation on the use of an eSIM to switch between profiles*) for any postpaid or prepaid mobile wireless device that they lock to their network."

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No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

The future is officially, legally bindingly, inclusive of eSIM. Official court filings released today stipulate that both The New T-Mobile (with Sprint) and DISH "agree to support eSIM technology on smartphones, including working with handset equipment manufacturers to support eSIM-capable phones to the extent such phones are technically capable of operating on [aforementioned carriers'] wireless networks."

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DISH as Wireless Carrier: What’s that mean for me and 5G?

DISH as Wireless Carrier: What’s that mean for me and 5G?

Today DISH stood to gain in a BIG way thanks to the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA approved by the United States Department of Justice. T-Mobile USA and Sprint will become one carrier, but they'll need to divest control of a whole lot of STUFF to DISH in order to make that merger possible. DISH will effectively become a "national facilities-based wireless carrier," and will deploy the "Nation's First Standalone 5G Broadband Network."

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T-Mobile Sprint merger just approved by DOJ

T-Mobile Sprint merger just approved by DOJ

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) just approved the merging of the companies T-Mobile USA and Sprint, with a set of requirements. The requirements include - primarily - a "package of divestitures to Dish." In divesting with DISH, DISH will (according to DOJ) be able to enter the USA as the Forth Nationwide Facilities-Based Wireless Competitor.

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T-Mobile Sprint merger might mean Boost goes to DISH

T-Mobile Sprint merger might mean Boost goes to DISH

Sprint and T-Mobile, in case you haven't heard the news, are two companies that really want to merge. Regulators with the US Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, however, are apprehensive about letting the deal go through because it would effectively leave the market with just three major carriers instead of four. In order to sway the opinions of regulators, Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to sell off some assets, namely Boost Mobile, which is a prepaid carrier owned by Sprint.

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Amazon interest in Boost Mobile could save Sprint, T-Mobile merger

Amazon interest in Boost Mobile could save Sprint, T-Mobile merger

The marriage of T-Mobile and Sprint has been years in the making and, depending on who you ask, it's either happening soon or not at all. The merger of the two carriers has been swaying this way and that but the latest rumors suggest that there is just one hurdle left and it's a big one: convincing the US Department of Justice. Fortunately for the carriers, help seems to be on the way but from the most unlikely of sources: Amazon.

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Sprint mobile 5G rolls out in first four cities today

Sprint mobile 5G rolls out in first four cities today

It was a just a couple of weeks ago that Sprint delivered release dates for its first 5G devices: the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and the HTC 5G Hub. When it announced those release dates, it still didn't have a launch date lined up for its 5G network, but all changed today. Sprint is flipping the switch on its 5G network today, just one day before those first two devices are slated to launch.

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T-Mobile may need to create competing carrier for Sprint merger deal

T-Mobile may need to create competing carrier for Sprint merger deal

If T-Mobile wants the Sprint merger to happen, it may need to create a competitor with its own wireless network to get approval. The requirement comes from the Department of Justice, according to a new leak, which claims the department's antitrust division seeks the new carrier to ensure consumers have an adequate number of service options. Without this requirement, the number of national carriers in the US would be reduced from four to three under the merger.

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Sprint dates its first 5G devices: LG V50 ThinQ, HTC 5G Hub

Sprint dates its first 5G devices: LG V50 ThinQ, HTC 5G Hub

On the same day Verizon is launching the Galaxy S10 5G, Sprint has detailed the first 5G devices it'll offer on its own shelves. If you've been following 5G news over the past several months, you probably already know what those devices are. On the smartphone side of things, we've got the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which will be a Sprint exclusive at the start. The carrier will also be launching the HTC 5G Hub, which is a mobile hotspot that will be able to tap into Sprint's 5G network.

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Four US carriers sued for selling location data to third-parties

Four US carriers sued for selling location data to third-parties

2018 was a big year for privacy and not in a good way. It was a year where privacy violations were exposed left and right and not all of them involved Facebook. Just as scandalous was the revelation that the four major US carriers have, at one point or another, sold their customer's location data to third-parties, which then ended up with bounty hunters and illegal users. Although AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have promised to stop that practice, customers are still taking them to court for it.

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