T-Mobile under CEO John Legere never, ever stops trolling. Now that BlackBerry has decided to completely cut the “Uncarrier” off from selling its devices, 9to5Google points out that T-Mobile has decided to hit back by giving yet another special offer to BlackBerry fans by offering them gift cards of up to $200 if they switch to a new Samsung smartphone such as the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy Note 3. This isn’t a short-term offer, either: Any T-Mobile customers who bought a BlackBerry at any time up until April 3rd this year can take advantage of this deal from now until the end of the year. More →
It used to be that Verizon and AT&T could happily divvy up new subscribers every quarter while perpetual losers T-Mobile and Sprint would see their subscriber numbers shrink. Slowly but sure, however, T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” campaign has helped reignite its growth and has made things significantly less comfortable for America’s two largest wireless carriers. More →
Sprint and T-Mobile may constantly trade barbs with one another but there is a case to be made that they’d be better off coming together as one happy Framily. FierceWireless flags a new research note written by analysts at New Street Research claiming that Sprint and T-Mobile simply stand no chance of competing with AT&T and Verizon over the long haul if they don’t merger into a larger carrier that has the spectrum and financial resources to build a first-rate nationwide LTE network.
One of the many new features in the Galaxy S5 is something called Download Booster that Samsung says is “an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously” that allows you to download data from two different connections at once. However, this cool new technology only works if your wireless carrier allows you to use it over their network and FierceWireless reports that Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have all disabled the feature on their versions of the Galaxy S5, which means you can use either LTE or Wi-Fi to download files onto your phone but you can’t use both at the same time. More →
T-Mobile on Wednesday made its next big move to shake up the wireless world by announcing a new cheap $40 wireless plan that offered unlimited voice and text along with 500MB of LTE data per month. The big selling point of this new plan is that, unlike Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile won’t charge you any data overage fees if you go over your monthly allotment. However, there’s a big asterisk here that anyone who’s interested in subscribing to the plan should know about before taking the plunge. More →
Wireless customers don’t like data caps in general and they really, really don’t like paying overage fees when they go over those caps, even if Verizon and AT&T do send them repeated text messages warning them that they’re about to exceed their monthly limits. With this in mind, T-Mobile has unveiled a new $40 Simple Starter plan that the company is touting as the best plan for casual smartphone users who don’t want to see their wireless bills skyrocket because they used too much data. More →
If there’s one thing BlackBerry diehards hate more than Ryan Seacrest these days, it’s T-Mobile. The reason for this hatred stems T-Mobile’s ill-considered decision to send BlackBerry fans targeted promotions that encouraged them to switch to Apple’s iPhone, which obviously didn’t sit well with the remaining BlackBerry faithful. Although T-Mobile tried to make it up to them with new promotions on new BlackBerry 10 devices, BlackBerry itself decided to pull the plug on its relationship with the “Uncarrier” by revoking its right to sell its devices. More →
It’s safe to say that Sprint and T-Mobile aren’t anywhere close to merging because T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been absolutely teeing off on Sprint’s new offer to pay off new subscribers’ early termination fees. On his Twitter account Friday, Legere regularly bashed Sprint’s newest “Framily plan” initiative and took particular exception to Sprint’s decision to have its new promotion to pay off customer ETFs last only through May 8th, whereas T-Mobile’s offer to pay off new customers’ ETFs is set to last indefinitely. More →
The feud between struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry and scrappy wireless carrier T-Mobile is one that most people probably didn’t even know was taking place. And those who did know at one point have likely long since forgotten about it. If you’re one of the few people still tracking the ongoing fight, however, you were no doubt shocked when the ordeal came to a head earlier this week and BlackBerry decided to sever ties with the carrier, ending its long-standing agreement and preventing T-Mobile from selling new BlackBerry devices beginning later this month. Of course, things didn’t end there. More →
Want more evidence that T-Mobile has turned the wireless industry on its head over the last year? Look no further than a new survey published by YouGov’s BrandIndex showing that T-Mobile has now surged into a tie with Verizon as the carrier that American consumers think delivers the most bang for their bucks. More →
It looks like T-Mobile will keep “playing that game” after all. The nation’s scrappiest wireless carrier saw intense customer backlash late last week when it announced that it was eliminating its employer discount program that offered big discounts to subscribers who work at one of many large companies. Positioned as a move that would level the playing field and offer T-Mobile’s standard pricing to all customers, CEO John Legere said that the old employer discount program was “designed to help big carriers close big corporate contracts, with employees as bargaining chips.” More →
Some might consider holding a grudge while your company is struggling to stage a comeback ill-advised, but BlackBerry took it personally when T-Mobile recently had some fun at its expense. For those who don’t recall, T-Mobile recently offered subscribers a promotion where they would get extra money when trading in their BlackBerry smartphones towards the purchase of a new iPhone. BlackBerry CEO John Chen wasn’t shy in voicing his anger, and T-Mobile responded by rethinking its promotion. As it turns out, the changes didn’t matter and BlackBerry customers still abandoned the platform en masse in favor of Android and the iPhone.