News of Note—AT&T’s throttling lawsuit; Verizon’s new BOGO offer; Republic’s Relay and more

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Verizon is offering BOGOs. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re following today:

> Verizon is offering a number of new buy-one, get-one offers on various smartphones, including top Android phones and the iPhone X, though customers must purchase a new line of service to obtain the deals. Verizon post

> “Project Lakes” was the secret code name that T-Mobile and Sprint used for their merger discussions. Bloomberg article

> The South Korean government will auction spectrum for 5G services in June. RCR article

> iQor said it joined the Reverse Logistics & Service Quality Leadership Council of CTIA. Release

> The White House will host a summit on AI technology with the likes of Amazon and Facebook. Washington Post article

> AT&T will reportedly appeal to the Supreme Court over a government lawsuit against its throttling of unlimited data plans. Ars Technica article

> Republic Wireless plans to launch a device called Relay that offers LTE connections. Slashgear article

> The MVNO Rok Mobile said it stopped distributing its wireless services product in the indirect channel, but said its MVNO continues to run on "three of the top four wireless networks in the U.S.," though it didn't provide details. Prepaid Phone News article

Article updated May 9 with additional information on Rok.