SpaceX to Connect Cellphones to Satellites in T-Mobile Deal

by | Aug 25, 2022 | Business

By Thomas Gryta and Micah MaidenbergUpdated Aug. 25, 2022 11:01 pm ETListen to article(2 minutes)SpaceX and T-Mobile US said they plan to work together to use the rocket company’s satellites to provide connections to T-Mobile cellphones across the U.S., even in remote areas with no current wireless service.The companies said Thursday that the new service will use Starlink satellites that SpaceX plans to launch and provide connections to U.S. consumers using wireless spectrum controlled by T-Mobile. The companies said they plan to start with a test of text-messaging services in select markets before the end of 2023.

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