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Report: T-Mobile looking to scoop up 700 MHz A Block spectrum from smaller carriers

T-Mobile US is looking to grab 700 MHz A Block spectrum to fill out its portfolio of low-band airwaves ahead of a potential deal with Sprint, according to a report from the New York Post.

AT&T's Stephenson: It would be a 'stretch' for a Sprint/T-Mobile deal to get approved

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it would be a "stretch" for a deal between No. 3 carrier Sprint and No. 4 player T-Mobile US to get approved by regulators.

SoftBank CEO says there is less resistance to T-Mobile deal

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told a group of reporters in Tokyo that he is hopeful that there will be more discussion about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile USA by Sprint and that more discussion will lead to less resistance from regulators to a possible merger of the two companies.

Sprint signs LTE roaming deals with C Spire, SouthernLINC and several rural operators

Sprint is working with 12 rural and regional operators to expand their LTE footprint by offering them low-cost access to Sprint's LTE network and helping them get access to devices with 700 MHz Band 12 capabilities.

Mavenir exec: Carriers could use VoLTE to deliver voice services on tablets, TVs

Although U.S. carriers are beginning to deploy Voice over LTE service to provide higher-quality voice, simultaneous voice-and-LTE data and other features, they could eventually deliver voice services to devices like tablets and TVs, according to an executive from network vendor Mavenir.

Report: Sprint brand may go away after T-Mobile merger

The T-Mobile US brand will continue to thrive and the Sprin brand will likely take a back seat to T-Mobile if the two companies merge, according to a CNBC report.

AT&T increases activation fee by $4 for customers with 2-year contracts

AT&T Mobility bumped up its standard activation fee for customers who choose a two-year contract from $36 to $40. The change comes as AT&T customers are increasingly choosing to forego contracts in favor of financing their devices through AT&T's Next handset upgrade program.

Verizon snags 'fastest LTE network' crown from AT&T in new test

Verizon Wireless' topped the national rankings in PCMag 's fifth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing, with its LTE network getting rave reviews, though the operator's CDMA-based 3G network left a lot to be desired when compared with rival 3G networks. But that is exactly why Verizon has invested so much time and effort to build a first-class LTE network with a massive nationwide footprint.

T-Mobile jogs customers' memories, reminds them about refunds for premium SMS

T-Mobile US launched a new program to proactively reach out to customers who were billed for premium SMS messages they received from third-party services to give them the opportunity to request a refund for any unauthorized charges.

Sprint inks deal with ItsOn for cloud-based OSS/BSS functions

Sprint is going to use cloud-based OSS/BSS services from mobile services provider ItsOn, becoming the first carrier to use the company's new tools for traffic management and policy controls.