Sprint wants to reduce T-Mobile customers’ rates by 50%. T-Mobile, on the other hand, wants to just give Sprint customers $200. T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced on Twitter that T-Mobile is going to give Sprint customers $200 for every line they switch over to the “Un-carrier.” More →
The “Un-carrier” is about to give subscribers an early gift ahead of Black Friday 2015. T-Mobile announced on Monday that for the next three months, all of its Simple Choice subscribers will get unlimited LTE data on their phones for the next three months. That means that if you have an uncapped data plan, you can use your phone’s data as much as you want without having your connection throttled after exceeding a certain threshold. More →
Imagine a world where America’s interstate highway and local road systems work a bit differently than it does today. They look the same, but the governing bodies that oversee our nation’s highways have cut deals with certain car makers. If you own a Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, Kia or Hyundai, you’re free to travel the highways whenever you like. If you own a car from any other brand you can still travel from state to state, but you’ll have to stick only to smaller roads and side streets.
Would you ever consider buying a car made by a company other than the five listed above? Would new startups like Tesla even bother trying to enter the market?
Sprint on Wednesday unveiled a new offer to cut the rates that customers are paying for their wireless services in half if they switch from Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile. We already pointed out some potential shortcomings with Sprint’s offer and we’re not at all surprised to see that T-Mobile CEO John Legere has taken to Twitter to rip the new Sprint offer apart. More →
I personally have very mixed feelings about Binge On from a net neutrality perspective but I honestly am not qualified to comment on how much this new initiative will affect T-Mobile’s data network. However, a couple of people who are more informed about mobile network data management than I am think T-Mobile could run into some headaches when all its customers are trying to watch Netflix on their mobile phones, even if the resolution is set to just 480p. More →
Are you thinking of switching over to T-Mobile soon? If so, then you should know its unlimited data plan is going to be more expensive than it was last week. Amid the hubbub of its Binge On announcement on Tuesday, the “Un-carrier” implemented a sneaky price increase on its unlimited data plans. More →
On paper, T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ unlimited video streaming initiative might sound like a win for consumers and a win for the wireless industry at large, but there are two key issues that have critics questioning the plan. More →
As a diehard Batman fan, T-Mobile CEO John Legere will appreciate this simile: Right now T-Mobile reminds me a little bit of the Joker in the first Tim Burton Batman movie tossing out free money to the people of Gotham only so he can hit them with poison gas once they’re all gathered in one place. OK, so I obviously don’t think Legere and company are literally evil and planning to gas us all. But I’ve spent a day thinking through the implications of the “Un-carrier’s” new “Binge On” move and I find myself feeling a real sense of unease about the whole thing. Basically, I think that Binge On sounds like a great deal that could also incur some serious trade offs that will make the web less open that it is today. More →
T-Mobile on Tuesday unveiled its new “Un-carrier X” initiative called “Binge On,” a new plan that will let you stream some of the most popular video services over its network without counting against monthly data limits. T-Mobile is starting off with 24 of the most popular video streaming services and it says it’s open to any other video provider that wants to join in. T-Mobile also says that it doesn’t charge any money to video services so smaller players don’t have to worry about getting priced out of the program. More →
T-Mobile is set to take the stage once again today in Los Angeles for its tenth Un-carrier event and the second of the year. T-Mobile refrained from releasing any specifics regarding the event, but we do know that both CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert will make appearances during Un-carrier X.
When Apple announced the iPhone 6s in early September, the company also introduced a new payment system called the iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple’s iPhone financing scheme is similar to what many carriers are already offering, with pricing starting at around $32 per month for the 16GB iPhone 6s. However, Apple also includes an AppleCare warranty in its offer and the iPhone comes factory unlocked, meaning the customer can choose any carrier in the world for wireless service.
If this leak is right, T-Mobile is about to unleash one of its boldest “Un-carrier” moves yet. Evan Blass (a.k.a., @evleaks), who has a solid history with carrier-related leaks, posted on Twitter this morning that T-Mobile is going to announce support for unlimited high-speed video streaming for select streaming services including Netflix and HBO Now, among others. More →
T-Mobile released its third-quarter earnings report on Tuesday and despite some investor angst about missing its EPS consensus estimate, it’s clear that the “Un-carrier” is still shaking up the wireless industry and is posting post-paid subscriber additions that are the envy of the mobile world. For some more context on just how well T-Mobile is doing, let’s go to BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk, who posted some striking numbers comparing T-Mobile’s performance to its rivals on Twitter this morning. More →