Google Voice and Google Fi finally work with the same account

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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. Goo…

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US wireless carriers pledge to suspend cancellations amid outbreak

By ajit pai, at&t, Business, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, fcc, federal communications commission, gear, Internet, medicine, Mobile, politics, sprint, T-Mobile, verizon, wifi

One day after Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called on the FCC to take aggressive action in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the federal agency has announced the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. For the next 60 days, the agreeme…

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Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world

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The intelligence coup of the century
Greg Miller,
The Washington Post

This in-depth report tells the story of Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based company that achieved success for its code-making machines during World War II. The company eventua…

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Texas backs out of the lawsuit to stop the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

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Texas no longer stands in the way of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. The state has reached a settlement with T-Mobile, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today. In exchange for T-Mobile’s commitment to build a 5G network throughout Texas, Pa…

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Walmart’s best Black Friday deals: Roku, Oculus, Instant Pot and more

By at&t, blackfriday2019, Chromecast, deals, engadget, engadgetdeals, entertainment, galaxy note 10, galaxy note 9, Galaxy S10, galaxy s10e, gaming, gear, Google Home Mini, hgg2019, Home mini, instant pot duo, Internet, iPhone, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Oculus Go, roku ultra, shopping, sprint, thebuyersguide, verizon, walmart

Fighting a crowd the day after Thanksgiving isn’t for everyone. If you’d rather avoid the chaos and shop from the comforts of home, we’ve got you covered. Walmart revealed its Black Friday deals already, a mix of gadgets for gaming, TV streaming and…

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Cross-carrier glitch sent people ancient texts in the middle of the night

By android, at&t, engadget, gear, glitch, google, Mobile, smartphone, SMS, sprint, T-Mobile, text, text messaging, us cellular, Valentine's Day, verizon, Wireless

Did you wake up to a resurrected Valentine’s Day text message on your phone? You’re far from the only one. Numerous users have reported receiving old text messages overnight, all of them from February in one year or another (often around Valentine’…

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The FCC voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

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Today, the FCC formally approved the contested T-Mobile and Sprint merger, The Verge reports. But commissioners are still speaking out. Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks released statements explaining their decisions to vot…

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T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is the latest state attorney general to oppose T-Mobile’s Sprint merger. Today, Shapiro announced that he’ll join a lawsuit to block the “megamerger” of the telecom giants, making him the 18th attorney gener…

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Phone companies and state attorneys general join forces to fight robocalls

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US consumers receive as many as 350,000 unwanted calls every three minutes, according to the FCC. Despite multiple efforts to end the onslaught, an estimated 4.7 billion robocalls hit American phones in July alone. Now, attorneys general from …

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