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FCC chairman Ajit Pai supports Sprint/T-Mobile merger, brings deal to home stretch

After years of back-and-forth boardroom negotiations, handshakes with government officials, a failure along the way, and many doses of hard bargaining, Sprint and T-Mobile are on track to merge and form a wireless carrier with a total of 137 million subscribers. The Department of Justice recently greenlit the deal, all we're waiting for now is the FCC vote. Today, the countdown has begun as commission chairman Ajit Pai announced his support for the combination.

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Anti-robocall standards finally rolling out between AT&T and T-Mobile

Automatic call blocking is now the rule of the land thanks to your very own United States federal government — that means you should be getting fewer robocalls and cold dials from spoofed (faked) numbers. It also means the roll-out of a two-part authentication system between the network sending and the network receiving named SHAKEN/STIR. This very system has just been deployed for calls between the AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

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Every 5G city and region for every major carrier in the US (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint)

Smartphone networks are constantly evolving: adding more capacity, expanding to new areas, and generally trying to get a leg up on the competition. But while improvements are always being made, every few years we see a massive shift as the industry transitions to the latest technology. It's been about eight years now since we saw 3G start giving way to 4G, and right now we're witnessing the early days of the move from 4G to 5G.

Of course, to take advantage of 5G you're going to need more than just a 5G smartphone — you'll have to be connecting to a 5G network.

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T-Mobile reports record-setting Q2, plans to get Dish started as carrier

Amidst news of the Department of Justice's approval of its merger with Sprint, T-Mobile has announced a record second quarter with big gains in both subscribers and revenues. In its earnings call, the carrier tooted its horn about its rapid pace of capital expenditure related to 600MHz and millimeter wave spectrum and painted a couple of insights to its spectrum and MVNO sale to Dish.

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Department of Justice gives T-Mobile and Sprint its blessing for upcoming merger

Following the recent news that Dish was willing to pick up some leftover spectrum and superfluous prepaid businesses, the US Department of Justice has just announced its support for the long-awaited $26 billion merger that will join T-Mobile and Sprint into a single carrier. Objections raised by the Attorneys General for five states — previously expected to cause additional delays for the merger — have also been settled.

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The Galaxy Fold has already lost one US carrier partner for its re-launch

The Galaxy Fold famously crashed and burned this spring thanks to its design letting dust work its way into the screen. After months of delays and a redesign, the phone is finally slated to launch in September. T-Mobile seems to have had enough of all the rigmarole, though, as the carrier has said that it won't be selling the refreshed Fold come launch.

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Dish reportedly agrees to $5 billion deal with Sprint and T-Mobile for wireless spectrum and prepaid businesses [Update: Confirmed]

Dish has been toying with the idea of becoming a proper carrier amid the merger of the century between T-Mobile and Sprint for quite a while. There were even some rumors that Google was on board with the satellite TV-provider, but they have since been denied by the search company. Bloomberg reports that Dish has agreed to buy wireless spectrum and prepaid businesses such as Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint as the Department of Justice closes in on approving the carrier merger.

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Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 coming to T-Mobile on July 26, available now from Metro

Samsung is slowly starting to bring more of its mid-range devices to the United States. Some carriers began selling the Galaxy A50 last month, while the lower-end A10e became available from AT&T two weeks ago. If you're a T-Mobile customer, you'll be able to grab both the A20 and A10e starting July 26th. Alternatively, if you're on the Metro by T-Mobile NVMO, it's available now.

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T-Mobile is adding bloatware next to the Google Discover feed on its REVVLRY phones

While the amount of bloatware has generally shrunken in recent years, you can almost be certain that you'll still find more pre-installed software on carrier-issued phones than on their international or unlocked pendants. The same is true for T-Mobile's REVVLRY phones, available for purchase starting today. A Play Store listing of a "T-Mobile Play" app has surfaced that adds an additional tab on these phone's Google Discover feed sitting next to the leftmost homescreen.

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T-Mobile's new REVVLRY phones are basically just rebranded Moto G7s

T-Mobile has been pushing its own-brand budget smartphones under the REVVL banner for a couple of years now. In the process, the series has shuffled between ODMs going through the REVVL, REVVL Plus, the REVVL T1 tablet, and REVVL 2. For its third generation of phones, the carrier has seemingly decided to partner with a very mainstream manufacturer to deliver on the all-new REVVLRY and REVVLRY+.

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