Cricket launches 5G service with just one phone

  • August 22, 2020
You no longer need to subscribe to AT&T’s main offerings to get a taste of its 5G service. The carrier’s Cricket Wireless prepaid brand has launched 5G service (via The Verge), providing the faster downloads and reduced lag with lower service cos…

Huawei’s expired US license is bad news for phone owners

  • August 16, 2020
After more than a year, the Commerce Department has stopped giving Huawei temporary licenses to keep supporting customers — and it’s not great news if you happen to have one of the company’s phones. The Washington Post has confirmed that the exceptio…

UK may cut Huawei out of 5G networks this year

  • July 5, 2020
The UK was already having second thoughts about Huawei’s involvement in its 5G networks, and now it appears ready to completely change its stance. According to The Telegraph’s sources (via The Guardian), the government is crafting proposals that woul…

Dish buys prepaid carrier Boost Mobile for $1.4 billion

  • July 1, 2020
After nearly a decade of trying to break into the wireless market, Dish just became the newest national wireless carrier. Today, Dish announced the $1.4 billion acquisition of Boost Mobile. With this purchase, Dish secures its place in the retail wir…

Google Voice and Google Fi finally work with the same account

  • June 22, 2020
Google Voice and Google Fi have effectively been enemies for years — you could have a virtual phone number or aggressively-priced cellphone service, but not both on one account. At last, though, you won’t have to choose one over the other. Google now…

US lets companies work with Huawei on 5G standards

  • June 15, 2020
The US is bending its hardline stance on Huawei… if only very slightly. The Commerce Department has instituted a rule allowing American companies to participate in developing standards where Huawei is involved, such as 5G wireless, AI and self-driv…