T-Mobile and Sprint merger moves closer after federal judge rules in favor

The four largest wireless carriers in the United States could become three soon. Nearly two years ago T-Mobile announced plans to acquire Sprint, and the merger was approved by the FCC in 2019. But a group of attorneys general from 13 states and Washington DC filed a lawsuit challenging the deal. Today a federal judge […]

MVNO shuffle: Red Pocket Mobile acquires FreedomPop, former owner wants to buy Boost Mobile

Over the last few weeks there’s been a bit of a shakeup in the US mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) space. With Sprint ant T-Mobile looking to merge, regulators have suggested Sprint get rid of its pre-paid subsidiary, Boost Mobile. A company called STS is interested in buying Boost… but before doing that, the company […]

Google Fi network adds support for iPhones (and most Android phones)

Google’s Project Fi wireless network is growing up. Started in 2015 as a somewhat experimental service, the network originally supported only a few Google-branded phones. Over the past year, Project Fi has slowly added support for a few more devices… but selection was limited. Today Google is dramatically expanding the list of supported phones. The […]

Netflix now comes with all T-Mobile ONE family plans

T-Mobile’s BingeOn service already lets customers stream videos from Netflix (and other video providers) without that data counting against their monthly high-speed data caps. Now T-Mobile is also offering to foot the bill for your Netflix subscription. The US wireless carrier has announced that all T-Mobile ONE family plans now include a Netflix subscription for […]

Sprint giving away a year of (almost) free service if you bring your own phone

The major US wireless carriers have been competing for customers in interesting ways over the past few years. Unlimited data plans are a thing again. Networks keep speeding up their networks and expanding their coverage maps. And price wars and bonus perks are commonplace. Now Sprint is trying something pretty extraordinary: the company is giving […]

AT&T’s Cricket launches unlimited wireless plan for $70 per month

AT&T-owned, pre-paid wireless carrier Cricket offers relatively affordable plans starting at $40 per month for 2.5GB of high-speed data (or just $35 if you sign up for automatic payments). But up until recently, the company’s plans topped out at 10GB for $60 ($55 with auto-pay). Now Cricket Wireless is launching a new unlimited data option […]

Sprint says it’ll cut your phone bill in half if you switch from AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile

The fourth-biggest wireless carrier in the US says it’s new LTE Plus network is one of the fastest in the country… but that doesn’t do the company much good unless it can attract customers. So Sprint is launching a pretty big sale to promote the launch of its new network: switch to Sprint from one of […]

Report: Google’s wireless service to cheap overseas calling

Google is expected to launch its own wireless phone service soon. It’s been described as a “small scale” experiment to explore ways to have WiFi and cellular networks work together. But that might not be the only special thing about Google’s wireless service. According to a report from the UK newspaper The Telegraph, Google is looking to partner […]