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DOJ meets with Sprint about T-Mobile bid, issues with merger

The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has one underlying theme: the FCC. The FCC, and by virtue of them the Department of Justice, have not been fond of anything less than four major carriers in the past. When AT&T attempted to purchase T-Mobile, it was the FCC and DOJ that took issue, and eventually stopped the acquisition. The same fate may be falling on Sprint and T-Mobile.

Group asks the FCC to limit Verizon and AT&T’s options in upcoming spectrum auction

A group of smaller carriers have banded together to ask the FCC to place restrictions on Verizon and AT&T in an upcoming spectrum auction. The group, made up of some familiar names as well as a rag-tag bunch of also-ran carriers, is asking that the FCC do something about the two domestic behemoths. The group worries that having such a widespread portfolio will hurt them as well as consumers.

LG G Flex initial US availability detailed

LG announced the upcoming US availability of the G Flex earlier in the month during CES. At the time LG mentioned the handset would be coming available during the first quarter of the year and with three of the four major US carriers. Those three included AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. And as we often see with these types of device announcements, LG basically left everyone waiting for the individual carrier announcements for the specifics.

FCC, carriers may have come to agreement on device unlocking

The FCC and carriers may have come to an agreement on device unlocking. Reports now suggest that both carriers and the FCC have agreed, in principle, to a method for notifying customers of their rights regarding unlocking devices. This all comes after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said he preferred to see a day when carriers weren’t so stringent about device regulations, especially once out of contract.
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