Sprint T-Mobile Merger FCC

FCC chairman Wheeler seems very happy that Sprint killed the T-Mobile merger

By on August 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

FCC chairman Wheeler seems very happy that Sprint killed the T-Mobile merger

Count Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler as one of the people who is happy that Sprint decided to call off its proposed $32 billion merger with T-Mobile. In a brief statement released on Wednesday, Wheeler expressed satisfaction that there would still be four major wireless carriers in the United States and added that Sprint should now take this opportunity to actually improve its network and service offerings instead of simply trying to acquire more spectrum through pricey mergers. More →

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Best Smartphone Battery Life T-Mobile

Now you have another reason to buy your smartphone from T-Mobile

By on August 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Now you have another reason to buy your smartphone from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is always coming up with new ways to lure in smartphone buyers, including its pioneering JUMP early upgrade program and its Music Freedom program that lets users listen to unlimited music on their favorite music apps without having it count against their data caps. And now it turns out there’s another good reason for you to consider getting your next smartphone from T-Mobile: Smartphones on its network seem to have better battery life than smartphones on rivals’ networks. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead

By on August 6, 2014 at 7:14 AM.

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s new lease on life apparently was only good for a few hours. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that Sprint has officially given up its quest to buy T-Mobile for $32 billion and will instead try to go it alone in its quest to regain customers and repair its tarnished brand. Apparently Sprint found that U.S. regulators were so completely opposed to the idea of the two carriers merging that it wasn’t worth it to try to get the merger approved. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger News

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger just got a new lease on life

By on August 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger just got a new lease on life

The merger between Sprint and T-Mobile may be doomed but it won’t be because T-Mobile decided to spurn Sprint and accept a competing offer from French carrier Iliad. Bloomberg is reporting that T-Mobile is planning to turn down Iliad’s proposal to buy the “Uncarrier,” which presumably means that it would prefer to stick to its original plan to merge with Sprint. More →

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Galaxy S5 Verizon T-Mobile Updates

The latest updates for the Galaxy S5 have arrived on Verizon and T-Mobile

By on August 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

The latest updates for the Galaxy S5 have arrived on Verizon and T-Mobile

Samsung’s latest flagship phone just got even better on two of the biggest U.S. carriers. As SamMobile points out, both Verizon and T-Mobile released updates for the Galaxy S5 this week, fixing several issues and adding additional features to the Android device. On Verizon’s side, Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud have all received updates. Streaming music connectivity has also improved, the “Primary Contacts” label now reads “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode and Visual Voicemail will now work when the S-View flip cover is closed. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

The $32 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile always faced a major uphill climb since U.S. regulators really weren’t keen on the idea of letting the wireless industry consolidate even further. And now a new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Sprint parent company SoftBank may no longer be the only company willing to shell out big bucks for America’s scrappy “Uncarrier.” More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Prices

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

By on July 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

Amazing but true — Sprint’s “Framily” ad campaign has done little to stop subscribers from fleeing in droves. The Un-uncarrier last quarter reported losing another 245,000 contract subscribers and now it’s in danger of falling behind T-Mobile to become America’s fourth-largest wireless carrier. And how’s T-Mobile doing? Over the same period this year it added 1.5 million net customers, including a hugely impressive 579,000 branded postpaid subscribers. And as BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk points out, T-Mobile’s wireless service revenue grew by 8.1% last quarter while Sprint’s fell by 6.3%. More →

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T-Mobile Earnings Q2 2014

T-Mobile swings to Q2 profit, adds 1.5 million net customers

By on July 31, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

T-Mobile swings to Q2 profit, adds 1.5 million net customers

T-Mobile on Thursday morning reported solid second-quarter earnings that sent the stock climbing in pre-market trading. The company says it led the industry in a number of key areas including service revenue growth (7.1%), total revenue growth (8%), branded postpaid net subscriber additions (579,000) and branded prepaid net subscriber additions (102,000). Total net customer additions in the June quarter totalled an impressive 1.5 million, which included more than 1 million total branded net customer additions. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Family Plans

T-Mobile just put Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans to shame

By on July 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

T-Mobile just put Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans to shame

Anything Sprint tries to do, T-Mobile is determined to try to do better. T-Mobile on Monday unveiled a new family plan that will cost $100 per month for four separate lines and offer a total of 10GB of LTE data, or 2.5GB per line. In contrast, Sprint’s most comparable “Framily” plan costs $160 per month and offers a mere 4GB of data total, or 1GB per line. You can get an unlimited-data Sprint “Framily” plan, of course, but it will cost a total of $240 per month since the unlimited option costs an extra $20 per line. More →

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T-Mobile Smartphone Unlock App

Here’s how T-Mobile might make phone unlocking easier than any other carrier

By on July 22, 2014 at 8:25 PM.

Here’s how T-Mobile might make phone unlocking easier than any other carrier

T-Mobile is reportedly working on a new application that could make phone unlocking a walk in the park, TmoNews reveals, and it could be sold as another advantage for the mobile operator, which is already making plenty of waves in the business. More →

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Sprint and T-Mobile won’t let themselves get left behind by Verizon and AT&T again

By on July 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Sprint and T-Mobile won’t let themselves get left behind by Verizon and AT&T again

Sprint and T-Mobile know they can’t just stand idly by like they did in the 2008 when both Verizon and AT&T cleaned house in the hugely important 700MHz spectrum auction that gave America’s top two wireless carriers a big advantage in building high-speed LTE networks. Now The Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint and T-Mobile are joining forces to together raise $10 billion to spend on spectrum holdings in the the upcoming 600MHz auction. More →

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iPhone DIscount

T-Mobile will pay you $100 to buy an iPhone and iPad

By on July 10, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

T-Mobile will pay you $100 to buy an iPhone and iPad

T-Mobile and its chief executive John Legere have given numerous indications that the carrier’s sales of Apple devices are much slower than they would like, and we now have another one to toss on the pile: A newly announced special offer will see T-Mobile pay $100 to customers who purchase a new iPhone and iPad at the same time. More →

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Verizon Vs. T-Mobile Free Trial Offers

T-Mobile might not be quite the trendsetter we thought it was

By on July 8, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

T-Mobile might not be quite the trendsetter we thought it was

T-Mobile has definitely become a wireless trendsetter but it can’t claim sole responsibility for the latest hot trend in the wireless industry. FierceWireless reports that Verizon has actually been offering a free trial service to potential customers in a limited number of markets for the past year, long before T-Mobile unleashed its Test Drive program onto the world that let prospective customers try out its network free for seven days. More →

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