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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T-Mobile Vs. Verizon LTE Speeds

T-Mobile’s network seems to be getting much better than anyone expected

By on July 3, 2014 at 3:41 PM.

T-Mobile’s network seems to be getting much better than anyone expected

For a long time, T-Mobile’s biggest “pain point” has been the quality of its wireless network, but that may be changing much more quickly than any of us expected. Re/code’s Walt Mossberg recently took T-Mobile up on its offer to try out its network for free for one week and he found that Big Magenta’s LTE network actually performed better in Verizon’s did. More →

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FTC Vs. T-Mobile Verizon AT&T

The FTC’s T-Mobile suit is a dream come true for AT&T and Verizon

By on July 1, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

The FTC’s T-Mobile suit is a dream come true for AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been utterly merciless when it comes to trolling his bigger rivals at Verizon and AT&T and now they’re going to have a chance to return the favor. Legere, who recently controversially accused AT&T and Verizon of “raping you for every penny you have,” now finds that his own company is being accused of swindling customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. More →

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T-Mobile Bogus Charges

FTC sues T-Mobile for allegedly hitting customers with hundreds of millions in bogus charges

By on July 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

FTC sues T-Mobile for allegedly hitting customers with hundreds of millions in bogus charges

In what might be the “Uncarrier’s” worst blunder in years, T-Mobile is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission after it was discovered that the provider has allegedly been placing bogus charges on customers’ phone bills for “premium” SMS texting subscriptions, which in many cases were never authorized by the subscriber. It is estimated that T-Mobile made hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of this unsavory practice. More →

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T-Mobile Data Speed Testing

T-Mobile stirs up net neutrality debate again, but AT&T’s plans are even worse

By on June 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

T-Mobile stirs up net neutrality debate again, but AT&T’s plans are even worse

T-Mobile has worked hard to create an image of itself as the pro-consumer wireless carrier but some of its recent moves have proven to be controversial when it comes to net neutrality issues. First, T-Mobile announced last week that it would exempt some music services’ data from customers’ monthly data caps, which sparked some concerns that the carrier was putting itself in the position to pick winners and losers. And now FierceWireless brings us word that T-Mobile has decided to exempt all speed test applications and websites from users’ monthly data caps as well. More →

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T-Mobile Used Phone Sales

Used gadget buying service says it will never purchase another T-Mobile phone

By on June 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

Used gadget buying service says it will never purchase another T-Mobile phone

T-Mobile’s various “Uncarrier” initiatives have done an unbelievable job of drawing new business to the nation’s No. 4 wireless carrier. The scrappy company actually managed to outpace its giant rivals in net subscriber additions, which is a scenario most industry watchers would have laughed at a few short years ago. As it turns out, however, one of T-Mobile’s most widely covered Uncarrier moves has brought about a new problem, and it has caused one used gadget buying service to reject all future attempts from potential customers looking to sell T-Mobile handsets. More →

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Sprint Vs. T-Mobile Free Trial Period

Sprint finds itself a step behind T-Mobile… again

By on June 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

Sprint finds itself a step behind T-Mobile… again

There are times when you have to wonder whether Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son doesn’t wish that he just bought T-Mobile and left Sprint to its own devices. Sprint on Monday announced that it’s once again going to follow one of T-Mobile’s latest “Uncarrier” initiatives by offering a 30-day trial to new customers who are interested in trying its service starting on June 27th. To be fair, this free trial is much longer than the 7-day trial that T-Mobile is offering, but given that Sprint made this announcement one week after T-Mobile first launched its own

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