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T-Mobile’s CFO Says Deal With Sprint Makes Logical Sense

Tyler Lee May 19, 2017

The idea of T-Mobile and Sprint merging has been tossed around before several years ago, but nothing came to fruition. However in recent times, the possibility of SoftBank snapping up T-Mobile has surfaced again and to add fuel to the fire, T-Mobile’s CFO Braxton Carter is saying that such a deal makes logical sense.

Speaking at an investor’s conference, Carter explained why Sprint makes a logical partner for T-Mobile. “Sprint has a treasure trove of 2.5 spectrum. Granted, not all of it’s the same; part of it has a little bit of hair on it. But that is still a treasure trove that you could do amazing things with. And the synergy comes from putting these two networks together, and having the densification necessary to ubiquitously deploy that 2.5. Sprint’s doing that city by city now. And that will take them a decade with that type of strategy.”

In fact without coming right out and confirming it, Carter suggested that talks will indeed happen. “It’s not a question of will talks happen; of course they’ll happen.” Like we said, reports of a T-Mobile and Sprint deal have surfaced again in recent times, with the latest report suggesting that informal talks have already begun.

Sprint’s parent company SoftBank has also expressed their willingness to discuss such a deal. However the question is whether or not the FCC will approve such a deal remains to be seen.

T-Mobile’s CFO Says Deal With Sprint Makes Logical Sense , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint, SoftBank Reportedly Holding Informal Talks With T-Mobile

Tyler Lee May 12, 2017

According to a report from a few days ago, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son said that he would love to continue discussing a deal with T-Mobile in which Sprint and T-Mobile could potentially merge together. It turns out that it was more than just a wish because in a report from Bloomberg, those talks have already begun.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, it seems that informal talks between SoftBank, Sprint, and T-Mobile have already begun. However the talks are said to be in their very early stages so nothing is set yet. In fact it is so early that the banks that the companies might use to facilitate the sale haven’t even been hired yet, but the report claims that there are various financial firms who are throwing their names into the hat for consideration.

Talks about Sprint/SoftBank buying T-Mobile and merging have been going on for years, although in the past it seems that even such a notion was dismissed by the FCC back then due to potential anticompetitive reasons. However our previous report stated that Son felt that the current US government’s administration seems more open to such a deal, although we guess that remains to be seen.

T-Mobile USA’s parent company Deutsche Telekom has been trying to sell the company off for years, and at one point a deal with AT&T was almost came to fruition. However recently Deutsche Telekom’s CEO stated that he was no longer in the mood to sell off T-Mobile, but who knows, perhaps a good deal offered by SoftBank could change his mind.

Sprint, SoftBank Reportedly Holding Informal Talks With T-Mobile , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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SoftBank CEO Would Love To Discuss Sprint/T-Mobile Deal

Tyler Lee May 10, 2017

Many years ago it was rumored that Sprint and T-Mobile could be considering merging with each other and forming a single carrier in the US, a move which the FCC at that time seemed pretty deadset against. Fast forward three years later, we’re in 2017 and it seems that Sprint’s owner SoftBank is still pretty open about the idea.

Speaking during a recent news conference, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son expressed his interest in discussions about the potential of a Sprint and T-Mobile merger. In a report from Reuters, Son was quoted as saying, “Of all potential partners, T-Mobile is the one that would yield the most synergies, the most orthodox choice and we’d sincerely love to begin talks.” Son went on to add that the current US administration seems to be more open to such a deal.

This isn’t the first time that Son or SoftBank have expressed their interest in merging with T-Mobile. Late last year it was reported that the Japanese company was still hopeful that such a merger could still take place, although whether or not it will ultimately happen still remains to be seen.

However last year, the CEO of T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom Tim Hoettges did state that he was no longer “in the mood” to sell off T-Mobile US, which presumably will be another hurdle that SoftBank will need to clear if they want to make this happen.

SoftBank CEO Would Love To Discuss Sprint/T-Mobile Deal , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint’s 5G Network To Go Live By 2019

Adnan Farooqui May 10, 2017


Soon after T-Mobile announced its plans for launching a nationwide 5G network, Sprint has followed through with its own announcement. The country’s fourth largest mobile carrier has confirmed today that it’s aiming to develop and launch a proper 5G network by the end of 2019. For this purpose, Sprint is going to team up with its parent company SoftBank and chipmaker Qualcomm.

Sprint hasn’t provided a lot of details about its 5G plans right now, but it has publicly shared the ambition of having it live by 2019. Sprint’s press release doesn’t offer much in the way of details.

It only states that Sprint, Qualcomm, and SoftBank have jointly agreed to develop technologies for 5G, including the 3GPP New Radio standard in the 2.5 GHz for “accelerated wide-scale 5G deployments.”

It’s also mentioned that the companies are planning to provide commercial services and devices in late 2018. Additional details about this network will be provided separately by the companies at some point in the future. Sprint is the second carrier that’s aiming to launch a proper 5G network by 2019.

T-Mobile has also made a similar claim, that it will be able to have its nationwide 5G network live within two years. It remains to be seen whether the carriers will be able to meet their ambitious timelines. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

Sprint’s 5G Network To Go Live By 2019 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint’s ‘Magic Box’ Will Improve Network Coverage For Users

Tyler Lee May 3, 2017

If you are on Sprint and you think your network coverage is less than ideal, there’s finally something you can do about it. The carrier has recently announced a device that they are calling the “Magic Box” which will basically have the ability to boost your cell and data coverage, so if you are having issues with your connection, this is one way to fix it.

The best part is that it seems that Sprint will be giving away the Magic Box for free since there was no mention of pricing. However it makes sense because instead of upgrading its network and adding more cell towers, it would probably be cheaper to give these out to customers instead. There is a chance that not everyone will need it either, and with it being able to cover areas of 30,000 square feet and boosting speeds by as much as 200%, like we said one box should be good enough to cover several homes or offices.

The Magic Box will be initially made available to those in Denver, San Francisco, Indianapolis, New York, Chicago, and Houston before presumably expanding to more markets in the US. Of course this doesn’t mean that Sprint has no plans to improve on its network, but until then we guess the Magic Box will get the job done.

As CNBC points out, Sprint isn’t the first to offer up such as solution. Other carriers have also come up with similar initiatives of their own. However if you are a Sprint customer and would like to get your hands on one, then head on over to Sprint’s website for the details on how to pre-order one.

Sprint’s ‘Magic Box’ Will Improve Network Coverage For Users , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint Magic Box Improves Mobile Reception And Speeds Indoors

Adnan Farooqui May 3, 2017


Mobile coverage and speeds can be iffy indoors but solutions do exist to help users get the most out of their mobile connections regardless of where they might be. Sprint has launched one such solution today. It’s called the Sprint Magic Box and the carrier says that it’s the world’s first all-wireless small cell that’s going to improve LTE coverage and download speeds indoors.

Sprint is aiming to sell this box to both the average customer and small businesses. It’s offering it to them at no additional cost but the units are subject to availability at qualifying locations.

Small cells are basically Wi-Fi routers that help boost mobile reception indoors. Sprint’s Magic Box configures itself so it just needs to be set next to a window and it will automatically connect to Sprint’s external macro cells on the carrier’s 2.5 Ghz system.

Users should experience an almost instantaneous improvement in coverage and speeds indoors. Sprint claims that it increases upload and download speeds by up to 200 percent on average and is capable of covering an area of up to 30,000 square feet indoors.

Not only that, Sprint says that the cell’s range reaches as much as 100m outside, so coverage is also going to be improved for people in the immediate vicinity.

The carrier now has a pre-order page on its website where interested users can register their interest to receive the Magic Box if Sprint makes it available in their area.

Sprint Magic Box Improves Mobile Reception And Speeds Indoors , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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ZTE Max XL Offers Decent Specs For $130

Adnan Farooqui April 25, 2017


Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE today announced the launch of a new smartphone that offers decent specifications for the relatively affordable price of $129.99. The handset appeals to those who prefer to have big displays on their smartphones. It merits mentioning here that it costs $129.99 off-contract so it’s a really great option for someone who’s looking for an affordable device. ZTE Max XL is being sold via Sprint’s Boost Mobile no-contract subsidiary.

The ZTE Max XL features a 6 inch 1920×1080 pixel resolution display with Gorilla Glass 3. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor under the hood that’s hooked up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The handset also features a microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB of extra storage and it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. That’s impressive for the price.

It features a 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back. That’s not all. The handset even has a 3,990mAh battery which you’ll find enough for a day’s use, and then some. ZTE claims that the battery is good enough for 26.6 hours of talk time.

ZTE Max XL happens to be the first smartphone on Boost Mobile that has support for SPrint’s HPUE or High Performance User Equipment coupled with LTE+ support. This means that Max XL users should experience improved network coverage, particularly indoors, and faster speeds overall.

ZTE Max XL Offers Decent Specs For $130 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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ZTE Max XL Offers Decent Specs For $130

Adnan Farooqui April 25, 2017


Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE today announced the launch of a new smartphone that offers decent specifications for the relatively affordable price of $129.99. The handset appeals to those who prefer to have big displays on their smartphones. It merits mentioning here that it costs $129.99 off-contract so it’s a really great option for someone who’s looking for an affordable device. ZTE Max XL is being sold via Sprint’s Boost Mobile no-contract subsidiary.

The ZTE Max XL features a 6 inch 1920×1080 pixel resolution display with Gorilla Glass 3. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor under the hood that’s hooked up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The handset also features a microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB of extra storage and it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. That’s impressive for the price.

It features a 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back. That’s not all. The handset even has a 3,990mAh battery which you’ll find enough for a day’s use, and then some. ZTE claims that the battery is good enough for 26.6 hours of talk time.

ZTE Max XL happens to be the first smartphone on Boost Mobile that has support for SPrint’s HPUE or High Performance User Equipment coupled with LTE+ support. This means that Max XL users should experience improved network coverage, particularly indoors, and faster speeds overall.

ZTE Max XL Offers Decent Specs For $130 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint HTC One M9 Nougat Update Rolling Out

Adnan Farooqui April 12, 2017


Even though the HTC One M9 wasn’t quite the success that HTC would have wanted it to be, there are still quite a lot of people out there who continue to use this device. Those who own it on Sprint will be delighted to find out today that the carrier has now started rolling out the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9. Sprint is rolling out said update over-the-air starting today.

Software version number 4.27.651.4 is being rolled out by Sprint for the HTC One M9. It’s a hefty update given that it bumps up the core Android OS to version 7.0 Nougat.

All of the features that you’ve come to expect from Android 7.0 Nougat can be found on board, including but not limited to the user interface tweaks, multi-window view, customizable quick settings menu, an improved notifications experience, and more.

The HTC One M9 is over two years now which means that this is going to be the last major Android platform update that it receives. Android smartphones are generally not supported for major updates beyond the two-year mark.

So those who are still holding onto their HTC One M9s on Sprint can get a taste of the latest version of Android on it for the last time, they’ll have to switch to a more recent device if they want access to future versions of Android.

Sprint HTC One M9 Nougat Update Rolling Out , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint Launches Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx For $265

Adnan Farooqui April 11, 2017


It was rumored for a while now that the Galaxy J7 (2017) was eventually going to make its way to carriers based in the United States and that happened last month when Verizon launched it as the Galaxy J7 V. The handset is coming to Sprint as well but with a different name. The country’s fourth largest mobile network has launched it as the Galaxy J7 Perx.

This is a mid-range handset with specifications that are nothing to write home about. The Galaxy J7 Perx features a 5.5 inch 720p resolution display with an octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood that’s coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It also features an 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera.

Aside from support for Sprint’s LTE Plus network, it supports Bluetooth 4.2 and FM Radio. NFC is missing so don’t expect to use any mobile payment services like Samsung or Android Pay. The Galaxy J7 Perx has a 3,300mAh battery and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Sprint customers can purchase this handset from the carrier starting today for $265 outright. They can also get it on a payment plan by opting to pay $11 per month for 24 months without any upfront charges.

Sprint Launches Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx For $265 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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