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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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Sprint Galaxy S8 and Note 8 lose LTE after Android 9 Pie update

Sprint Galaxy S8 and Note 8 lose LTE after Android 9 Pie update

If you own a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, or Galaxy Note 8 that's locked to Sprint's network, try your best not to get some Pie envy from your fellows. The carrier has rolled out and now pulled the update because the single problem it gives far outweighs any benefit the update may bring. Owners of those phones have been complaining about the sudden disappearance of LTE connectivity update and, unfortunately, there is still no solution in sight.

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Sprint offers customers free movie rentals from FandangoNOW

Sprint offers customers free movie rentals from FandangoNOW

Sprint is offering its customers a free movie rental under its Sprint Rewards program. The service has been criticized for what some subscribers feel is a distinct lack of actual rewards, making the new free movie rental a positive change from the discounts and other promotions. The rental is offered through FandangoNOW, but customers need to act quickly to claim their code before it's gone.

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HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC brought along its vision of 5G devices to Mobile World Congress 2019 this week, but not in the shape of a phone. Instead, the HTC 5G Hub puts high-speed networking into a mobile smart hub, a combination smart display and router that won't be pinned down to one location.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G won’t be coming to all US carriers

LG V50 ThinQ 5G won’t be coming to all US carriers

Whenever a new flagship smartphone from an internationally famous brand gets announced, carriers in the US usually race to announce their support for it. With the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, however, almost the opposite has happened. It was already expected to land on Sprint first since LG and the operator have been working closely on this handset. The other giants, however, has mostly been silent though now Verizon is proud to say that it, too, will be getting one of the US's first 5G phones.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G goes high-speed on Sprint first

LG V50 ThinQ 5G goes high-speed on Sprint first

LG is bringing its first 5G phone to Mobile World Congress 2019, with the LG V50 ThinQ 5G promising ultra-fast connectivity on Sprint later this year. The carrier exclusive will tap into Sprint's developing 5G network, while also aiming to prove that just because you support next-generation wireless, doesn't mean you have to be heavy and unwieldy.

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AT&T’s fake 5G icon is now the subject of a Sprint lawsuit

AT&T’s fake 5G icon is now the subject of a Sprint lawsuit

Back in December, AT&T started rolling out "5G E" branding to some of the phones on its network. 5G E, as AT&T claims, stands for "5G Evolution," or the precursor to the nationwide 5G networks carriers are beginning to build out. There's just one problem: AT&T doesn't offer phones that support 5G yet, and what it brands as "5G E" is actually just 4G LTE Advanced.

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