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Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

By on February 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Sprint and T-Mobile have no future unless the FCC changes its approach to spectrum auctions

One of the more pernicious ideas that’s popped up in recent years is that spectrum auctions’ main goal should be to maximize revenue for the government, which inevitably means selling off our airwaves to whoever shells out the most cash. This gets it completely backward, however: The point of spectrum auctions should be to maximize the public good. More →

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T-Mobile 2014 Earnings Report

T-Mobile has been killing it for the last year – here are the numbers

By on February 19, 2015 at 7:11 AM.

T-Mobile has been killing it for the last year – here are the numbers

After teasing us with a preliminary earnings estimate in January, T-Mobile on Thursday released its final earnings report on the fourth quarter of 2014 that also contained its full-year earnings for all of 2014. The “Un-carrier” had a blowout year last year and added subscribers at an astonishing pace. Below we’ve posted the most important numbers from T-Mobile’s final 2014 earnings report. More →

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U.S. Carrier Unlocking Scorecard

One U.S. carrier is way better at unlocking phones than the rest… and it’s not T-Mobile

By on February 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM.

One U.S. carrier is way better at unlocking phones than the rest… and it’s not T-Mobile

Last week, legislation from the U.S. government requiring carriers to unlock their customers’ phones went into effect. There are still some restrictions, but unlocking your phone should be easier than ever before. Unfortunately, only one of the four major carriers is actually abiding by all of the requirements a week after the new rules were set in place. More →

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T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

The Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is now hitting one more U.S. carrier

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is now hitting one more U.S. carrier

After hitting Verizon and Sprint in previous weeks, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 is slowly coming to more and more users in the U.S., with T-Mobile being the latest carrier to begin rolling out the new software. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Network Quality

Humiliation: T-Mobile’s network ranked worse than Sprint’s in major new study

By on February 10, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Humiliation: T-Mobile’s network ranked worse than Sprint’s in major new study

T-Mobile CEO John Legere absolutely loves trashing Sprint’s network quality, which is why he’s not going to be pleased to see that Sprint’s network has leapfrogged his own company’s in the latest major study from RootMetrics. More →

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HTC One M8 Lollipop Update

2014’s sleekest Android phone finally starts getting Lollipop

By on February 10, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

2014’s sleekest Android phone finally starts getting Lollipop

It might not have been the best-selling Android phone of 2014, but there’s little room to argue that the HTC One M8 isn’t the best-looking Android phone of 2014. And now, on the dawn of the HTC One M9’s debut, last year’s flagship smartphone is finally starting to receive its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the United States. More →

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iPhone 6 SIM Unlocking

You can unlock your iPhone 6 for free on any carrier starting this week – here’s how

By on February 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

You can unlock your iPhone 6 for free on any carrier starting this week – here’s how

Last summer, President Obama signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law. This made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones, but until now, carriers haven’t been required to sell unlocked phones or honor unlock requests (although most did anyway).

That’s going to change on February 11th. More →

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Sprint CEO Vs. T-Mobile CEO

Sprint CEO fights back against Legere’s trolling, says T-Mobile is in for a ‘rude awakening’

By on February 6, 2015 at 12:21 PM.

Sprint CEO fights back against Legere’s trolling, says T-Mobile is in for a ‘rude awakening’

Sprint, which for years has been the wireless industry’s 90-pound weakling, is showing some fresh signs of fight under new CEO Marcelo Claure. Although Sprint has often in the past been a passive whipping boy for outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere, an interview with Claure by CNET shows that the carrier isn’t going to lie down and take it anymore. More →

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Super Bowl XLIX Fight

Super Bowl XLIX’s biggest hits came during a Twitter fight between T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs

By on February 2, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Super Bowl XLIX’s biggest hits came during a Twitter fight between T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is widely known for two things: talking a ridiculous amount of trash about rival wireless carriers, and delivering on all of his talk with monster subscriber additions each quarter. On Sunday night, Legere was shooting par for the course on his Twitter account during Super Bowl XLIX, supplying his standard running commentary about the competition.

This time, however, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure hit back, and the two exchanged a few entertaining blows before attention finally turning back to the big game. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. AT&T Vs, Verizon Spectrum

T-Mobile’s going to have a tough time fixing its biggest weakness

By on January 30, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

T-Mobile’s going to have a tough time fixing its biggest weakness

T-Mobile has had a ton of success over the last year thanks to its aggressive “Un-carrier” moves that have given subscribers more value for their money and have been imitated throughout the industry. However, the reach of T-Mobile’s wireless network remains a thorn in the company’s side and it looks like it’s going to be very hard to fix. More →

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Super Bowl XLIX Ads: T-Mobile Kim Kardashian

Video: This is T-Mobile’s Super Bowl XLIX ad

By on January 27, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Video: This is T-Mobile’s Super Bowl XLIX ad

T-Mobile has already posted its short ad for Super Bowl XLIX, in which it uses “famous person” Kim Kardashian West to hilariously advertise the advantages of its “Data Stash” offer that lets subscribers roll over unused data to the next month. More →

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Google Nova MVNO Carrier

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

Google is rumored to launch its own carrier business later this year, with recent reports having claimed the Search giant has already inked deals with Sprint and T-Mobile, whose networks will be used by Google’s rumored MVNO wireless service. But The Wall Street Journal has learned more details about the matter, revealing how Google might plan to disrupt the standard carrier business. More →

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T-Mobile Score Plan

T-Mobile wants to help you score cheaper smartphones – here’s how

By on January 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

T-Mobile wants to help you score cheaper smartphones – here’s how

Looking to buy even cheaper smartphones? T-Mobile’s got you covered under the new Score! plan — yes, strangely enough the “Un-carrier” has a plan which you’ll have to pay every month to get cheaper access to some of the hottest smartphones in its stock. Fortunately, the plan only costs $5/month, and it’s still less expensive than paying full price for your next smartphone. More →

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