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1. T-Mobile to use SpaceX Starlink satellites for coverage in dead zones

T-Mobile has reached a deal to use SpaceX satellites to expand its cellphone coverage to remote areas that lack cell towers, the companies said Thursday. T-Mobile, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, said SpaceX's Starlink satellites would allow it to serve more than 500,000 square miles of the country that currently don't get any connection. "This partnership is the end of mobile dead zones," T-Mobile chief executive Mike Sievert said at a Thursday news conference with SpaceX's Elon Musk. T-Mobile plans to use Starlink satellites to test messaging services in remote areas by the end of 2023, then add data and voice coverage to its most popular plans at no extra cost.

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