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T-Mobile and Sprint (Finally) Agree to Merge

T-Mobile and Sprint (Finally) Agree to Merge

T-Mobile and Sprint, the nation’s third and fourth largest mobile operators respectively, announced on Sunday that they had reached a deal to merge.
The move will create the nation’s second largest mobile operator, behind Verizon Wireless and ahead of AT&T.
The two, which have repeatedly tried to merge in recent years, will keep the T-Mobile name. The merged entity will have nearly 100 million subscribers.
Terming the deal “a force for positive change in …

Essay: How Tech Has Changed How We Travel

When I first began traveling across the globe with my parents, the biggest concern they had was bringing sufficient batteries for photo flash units and also ensuring that exposed film didn’t pass through x-ray machines at security checkpoints. All I had to do was bring along my 35mm SLR, a few paperbacks and many car magazines to read, and I was all set.
Of course, I had to choose my shots …

T-Mobile to Offer Netflix for Free

T-Mobile to Offer Netflix for Free

T-Mobile announced that a new partnership with Netflix that will allow customers to use Netflix for free beginning September 12.
The self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” will offer the streaming service to anyone with its T-Mobile One family plan.
To activate the Netflix subscription, users can go online, visit a store, or call T-Mobile’s customer care line starting September 12.
In addition, T-Mobile said it will cover the cost of a standard Netflix subscription – approximately …

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Second Phone Number on Mobile Devices with ‘Digits’

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Second Phone Number on Mobile Devices with ‘Digits’

T-Mobile USA announced it will begin to offer its customers the option of having a second phone number associated with their mobile devices.
The new feature, called Digits, requires the use of an app on most phones but is natively supported on seven devices including the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, and LG G5.
Other features include the ability to place and receive calls and text …

Lobby Bar – February 24: In-Flight Entertainers, Siri Gets an Accent, and the Future of Umbrellas

Lobby Bar – A Melodious Mélange of FBT News and Views
Here we are now, entertainer. Let’s take a look at why an increasing number of airlines are opting to ditch seatback entertainment systems in new aircraft. The answer is obvious: all major airline unions merged with the Screen Actors Guild to give flight attendants an opportunity to showcase their talents through in-flight monologues, musical numbers, and dance routines. Earplugs are …

T-Mobile to Boost LTE Capacity and Speed with Newly-Approved LTE-U Technology

T-Mobile to Boost LTE Capacity and Speed with Newly-Approved LTE-U Technology

T-Mobile USA said it plans to deploy a new LTE technology this spring that will tap into underutilized 5 GHz spectrum that was until recently used primarily for Wi-Fi.
The move follows the Federal Communication Commission’s certification on Wednesday of LTE-U or LTE in unlicensed spectrum equipment from networking companies Ericsson and Nokia. The FCC approval followed a somewhat controversial process that was designed to ensure that mobile operator use of …

Lobby Bar – December 23: Reindeer Get High, the Ultimate Instagram, and how Canadians do Security

A Triumphant Triptych of FBT News and Views
Picky eater. Jonathan Spira flies in Air Berlin’s business class from New York to Düsseldorf. The menu was tailored to Mr. Spira’s exacting specifications: the crew replaced his dish’s tomatoes and onions with popcorn and marshmallows. It was the least healthy salad he would ever consume, but at least he got a good Instagram picture out of it.
Acronyms, They Are A-Changin’. If you’re …