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T-Mobile shuts down Sprint’s 5G network to redeploy spectrum

T-Mobile shuts down Sprint’s 5G network to redeploy spectrum

This story was originally published 2020/04/22 11:47am PDTon Apr 22, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/03 9:29am PDTon Jul 3, 2020.  T-Mobile will shut down Sprint’s 5G network in order to rework its spectrum into its own 5G grid. While those with a Galaxy S20 series device on Sprint will be able to use 5G on...

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Network outage affecting T-Mobile reported

Network outage affecting T-Mobile reported

Recent reports indicate a massive T-Mobile outage is ongoing. Though reports are coming in for all of the big three US carriers (a phrase I will never get used to saying), as well as many smaller MVNOs, AT&T and Verizon claim their networks are operating as usual. Top outage reports on Downdetector. (Also Fortnite, apparently.)...

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Verizon now supports 5G uploads across its network

Verizon now supports 5G uploads across its network

Verizon announced a few bits of 5G news today, including its 35th market in San Diego. The most notable change is support for 5G uploads in all those markets starting now. Uploads probably won’t be as fast as 5G downloads, but speeds should be noticeably quicker than LTE. At launch, Verizon touted gigabit speeds on...

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Android Police is now on the Mastodon social network

Android Police is now on the Mastodon social network

You might have heard of Mastodon before, but if you haven’t, it’s an open-source social network consisting of thousands of independently-operated servers. Much like email, anyone on one server can talk to anyone on another server, and now we’re on the platform! If you have an account on a Mastodon instance (or any other platform...

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Google Assistant adds support for router and network control

Google Assistant adds support for router and network control

These days, you can control most of your smart home using only your voice — Google Assistant lets you adjust your bed, mow the lawn, open your closets, start your Xbox, control your TV, and so much more. Routers and networks are the latest new addition to the Assistant’s library of natively supported actions, allowing...

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