Sprint and C Spire Let Up on AT&T Lawsuits
Sprint and C Spire Wireless have agreed to postpone their lawsuits against AT&T now that the Department of Justice, AT&T, and T-Mobile USA have stayed the DOJ's lawsuit. The judge overseeing the lawsuits approved the joint filing today, putting to rest the Sprint and C Spire lawsuits for the time being. The judge has also approved the DOJ and AT&T's request to cancel the trial originally scheduled to commence February 13. AT&T needs to file a new plan regarding T-Mobile USA no later than January 12, which will be followed by a hearing January 18.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
OnePlus 5T and Honor 7X Now Available In Red
OnePlus and Honor today made red versions of their most recent devices available to U.S. consumers.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
C Spire Boosts WiFi Hotspot Access for iPhones
C Spire Wireless today expanded its WiFi On service to iOS devices, allowing its iPhone customers to more easily connect to some 20 million WiFi hotspots around the country. The WiFi On app is already available to Android handsets.