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Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame

Nov. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EST

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly...

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

Nov. 7, 2019 9:03 PM EST

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were jolted into...

T-Mobile promises consumer benefits if Sprint deal OK'd

Nov. 7, 2019 12:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile promises a new $15 wireless plan if its $26.5 billion Sprint deal goes through. T-Mobile is also promising free internet to emergency first responders for 10 years and to low-income households with children for five years. The $15 plan is for anyone, but comes with just 2 gigabytes...

Japan's Softbank posts big losses after WeWork debacle

Nov. 6, 2019 12:51 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank, the Japanese technology conglomerate famous for seismic and visionary bets, has lost $4.7 billion in the WeWork debacle, the company said Wednesday. SoftBank posted losses of 700 billion yen ($6.4 billion) in the July-September quarter, with the damage coming largely from its Vision...

T-Mobile says close of Sprint deal delayed until next year

Oct. 28, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

T-Mobile says it expects its combination with Sprint to close next year as it awaits a December antitrust trial with a group of state attorneys general. The company previously planned to complete the deal this year. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission have approved the deal,...

Japan's SoftBank shaken by WeWork, but committing billions

Oct. 25, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank has committed billions of dollars to bailing out office-space sharing startup WeWork in a daring vote of confidence from its intrepid founder Masayoshi Son. WeWork's woes are substantial enough that some analysts say they could derail the investment ambitions...

The FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint deal in party-line vote

Oct. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $26.5 billion combination of Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote. The wireless merger still faces opposition from a coalition of state attorneys general, who argue the deal is bad for competition. The companies won't merge while litigation persists....

Hood: Deal should bring Mississippi better internet service

Oct. 9, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the state will settle its part of a lawsuit that opposed the merger of cellphone companies T-Mobile and Sprint. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have been part of the lawsuit. The merger awaits final federal approval. Hood said...

Why you don't need a 5G phone just yet

Sep. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No 5G iPhone? No problem. You probably don't want one anyway. For most people, it's smart to stick with a smartphone that isn't compatible with speedier 5G wireless networks, which are just starting to roll out. That's the case even if you think you'll be hanging on to your next phone for a...

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Sep. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents. "My suggestion is you're doing this for political reasons," Sen. Sheldon...