T-Mobile's LTE Network Covers 300 Million People
T-Mobile said its LTE 4G network now reaches 300 million Americans, a significant milestone for the Uncarrier. The company says it is ahead of schedule, and will add coverage to one million square miles this year. For example, the carrier recently lit up Missoula, Kalispell, Butte, Helena, and Anaconda, Montana, and plans to light up many more cities around the country. The company has long been playing a game of coverage catch-up with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, both of which cover more than 310 million people with their LTE networks. T-Mobile recently reported quarterly earnings, and recorded 2.3 million new connections, with 1.1 million new post-paid customers. The company generated revenue of about $1.9 billion and a net profit of $138 million.
Motorola has a new One series phone it will be selling unlocked in the US. The Motorola One Hyper has an all-screen design with a pop-up selfie camera.
Oct 24, 2019
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have formed a new joint venture to accelerate the adoption of Rich Communications Services (RCS) and ensure it works seamlessly across US and global networks. The venture is called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) and "is working to develop and deploy the standards-based, interoperable messaging service starting with Android and expected in 2020."
Nov 26, 2019
MediaTek has revealed that its first SoC with integrated 5G modem and high-end processor will be called the Dimensity 1000. The company revealed the first set of details on the chip in May.
Oct 1, 2019
LG's entry-level K30 2019 model has launched in several different versions, under a variety of names, at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Cricket in recent weeks. Cricket launched the phone as the Escape Plus a few weeks ago, and sells it for $80.
Sep 19, 2019
Alcatel today announced the Go Flip 3 and SmartFlip, two variants of essentially the same clamshell-style feature phone. The phone runs KaiOS, and for the first time in the US, supports both Google Assistant voice control and the KaiStore for downloading third-party apps such as WhatsApp.
Where in Montana??
They are also going to buy more band 12 licenses!
Getting closer to the big guys...