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4/27/2017

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere spoke openly Monday about the wireless carrier's receptivity to a merger, even as the company topped analyst estimates in adding 914,000 postpaid subscribers in its latest quarter. "The inorganic and organic possibilities for the company are tremendous," Legere told analysts.

4/27/2017

Durability tests indicate that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are less durable than S7 smartphones, warranty and repair company SquareTrade said. SquareTrade also found that 6% of Galaxy owners surveyed will get new models in the next six months.

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4/27/2017

CPR Cell Phone Repair will merge with In & Out Smart Repair, with In & Out's over 70 locations to be rebranded as CPR Cell Phone Repair stores. After the merger, CPR Cell Phone Repair will have nearly 400 franchised stores.

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Yahoo
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CPR Cell, CPR
4/27/2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday proposed overturning net neutrality rules; he will seek an initial vote May 18. FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn opposes the rule change.

4/27/2017

Federal regulators want to make it easier for state and local governments to build cell towers, small cell sites and other infrastructure. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed rules that would give federal authorities greater control over these types of builds.

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RCR Wireless News
4/27/2017

Sprint has joined with providers such as Amazon Prime to give subscribers a free app that allows them to search and play content in a single, centralized location. The Sprint Spot, powered by MobiTV and preloaded on Android devices, is on tap to roll out soon on iOS devices, the company added.

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Wireless Week
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Sprint, Android, Amazon
4/27/2017

Apple may delay introduction of the next iPhone until close to the new year, report sources including KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who tends to be on point with Apple news. He says the company will likely not begin mass production of the iPhone 8 until October or November.

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The Verge
4/27/2017

T Mobile US has begun deploying LTE-Unlicensed technology in certain areas, Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said, pointing to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 as the first phone that supports LTE-U. He said LTE-U and LAA -- Licensed Assisted Access -- technology will begin to peak over the next two years.

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FierceWireless
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Samsung, Neville Ray, T-Mobile
4/27/2017

Officials say AT&T plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects that by the last quarter of this year, governors will make opt-out decisions.

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Urgent Communications
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FirstNet, AT&T
4/27/2017

A recent poll showed that 63% of Canadians keep their old cellphones, even if they are no longer using them. Canadians hold on to an average of 2.1 old cellphones, despite 96% of them saying they are in favor of cellphone recycling, the poll showed.