Marcelo Claure and John Legere
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AP News
February 11, 2020 - 3:46 pm
A federal judge has cleared a major path to T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint, as he rejected claims by more than a dozen states that the deal would mean less competition and higher phone bills. Read more here.
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Ian Bush
April 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sick of robocalls? Comcast and T-Mobile have teamed up to combat the scourge. The companies are now verifying whether calls between their networks are authentic - in other words, that the caller is a human. It doesn't stop robocalls, but at least it makes it easier to...
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Comcast is leading a new effort to build a robocall roadblock.
Ian Bush
March 20, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 48 billion robocalls were made last year, and nearly half the calls we're getting on our cell phones are spam, according to estimates cited by a recent government report. To combat this, Comcast is leading a new effort to build a robocall roadblock. If it works...
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Visitors stand near a 5G logo at a display the PT Expo in Beijing.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP, file
March 13, 2019 - 1:22 pm
(Associated Press) — A handful of Verizon customers will soon have faster wireless service — but they'll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it'll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation "5G" phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. The offer...
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Sprint and T-Mobile merger just got hit with a delay
CNN Money
September 12, 2018 - 12:18 pm
By Ahiza Garcia (CNN Money) -- Sprint and T-Mobile will have to keep waiting. The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it needs more time to review the proposed merger between the two telecommunication companies. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure have vowed to offer...
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Ian Bush
July 17, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the next two years, nearly 1,000 television stations will change channels as more room is made "in the air" for data-devouring smartphones and other wireless devices. Two of the new assignments take effect on Wednesday in the greater Philadelphia area. On July 18...
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In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 22, 2018 - 12:50 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age. The...
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This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building in New York.
AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
June 13, 2018 - 7:12 am
By Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would...
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Woman walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
April 30, 2018 - 7:36 am
By Stan Choe and Tali Arbel, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. The deal announced Sunday would...
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Sprint T-Mobile Merger
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 29, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile and Sprint announced an agreement Sunday to combine into a new company, a deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape by reducing it to three major cellphone providers. The big unknown is whether the combination will win the necessary approval from the Trump...
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