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T-Mobile to tap Elon Musk's satellites for new remote phone service in US

T-Mobile is partnering with SpaceX to offer wireless phone service in remote parts of the US where coverage is spotty

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Sean O'Kane, Scott Moritz & Loren Grush | Bloomberg
T-Mobile US Inc. is partnering with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to offer wireless phone service in remote parts of the US where coverage is spotty. 

Musk and T-Mobile Chief Executive Officer Mike Sievert announced the partnership at an event Thursday evening at SpaceX’s Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas. The service will launch next year and work with existing phones for free on the company’s most popular plans, rolling out in stages, Sievert said. Customers on lower-priced plans may pay an extra fee.

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 10:06 AM IST

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