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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Sprint T-Mobile Merger News

Sprint is close to taking another huge step toward buying T-Mobile

By on June 20, 2014 at 6:19 PM.

Sprint is close to taking another huge step toward buying T-Mobile

It looks like Sprint is really gearing up to buy T-Mobile, whether regulators want to see it happen or not. Reuters‘ sources say that Sprint is very close to raising a $40 billion debt package from eight different banks that it will use to buy up T-Mobile, including “a bridge loan of roughly $20 billion from Japan’s Softbank Corp to Sprint.” Reuters expects that the package will be finalized within the next month, which will take Sprint another big step close to buying up the so-called “Uncarrier.” More →

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T-Mobile Music Freedom Net Neutrality

There’s one huge problem with T-Mobile’s latest ‘Uncarrier’ move

By on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM.

There’s one huge problem with T-Mobile’s latest ‘Uncarrier’ move

In case you missed it, T-Mobile on Thursday announced a new program called Music Freedom that will let T-Mobile customers stream as much music as they like from select streaming services without any of it counting against their monthly data caps. This is obviously a great deal for T-Mobile customers but it does raise some troubling questions when it comes to net neutrality. More →

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T-Mobile Test Drive and Music Freedom

T-Mobile wants to win you over with a free iPhone 5s test drive and free music

By on June 19, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

T-Mobile wants to win you over with a free iPhone 5s test drive and free music

T-Mobile is now ready to offer potential customers one more reason to change mobile operators, as the carrier on Wednesday announced a new element of its Uncarrier operation. Starting on Monday, June 23, T-Mobile will let customers sign up for T-Mobile Test Drive on the company’s website in order to try out T-Mobile’s “data-strong network” for seven days free of charge on an iPhone 5s that’s also provided by the carrier. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Acquisition

AT&T CEO says Sprint/T-Mobile merger isn’t happening

By on June 18, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

AT&T CEO says Sprint/T-Mobile merger isn’t happening

When AT&T tried to acquire T-Mobile back in 2011, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that there was no way AT&T should be allowed by regulators to acquire T-Mobile — only Sprint should be allowed to acquire T-Mobile. It took three years, but Sprint will soon see how regulators feel about its plans to merge with T-Mobile. Hesse was incredibly vocal in opposing AT&T’s attempted T-Mobile takeover. While it looks like AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson won’t fight the Sprint/T-Mobile deal quite as vigorously, he did have some thoughts to share on the matter. More →

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Amazon Smartphone AT&T Exclusivity Deal

Legere rips Amazon with brutal ‘Facebook phone’ comparison

By on June 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM.

Legere rips Amazon with brutal ‘Facebook phone’ comparison

If you don’t understand why Amazon is releasing its first smartphone as an exclusive device for AT&T, you aren’t alone. T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter on Tuesday to bash Amazon for its reported decision to go with AT&T as its exclusive carrier for the new smartphone it will unveil on Wednesday. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Acquisition

CNBC: If Sprint and T-Mobile merge, the new company will ditch the name ‘Sprint’

By on June 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

CNBC: If Sprint and T-Mobile merge, the new company will ditch the name ‘Sprint’

With Sprint continuing to shed subscribers and its brand losing more and more steam with each passing quarter, it looks like owner SoftBank will take advantage of T-Mobile’s momentum in the event that the companies’ much-rumored merger is approved by regulators. More →

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AT&T Vs. T-Mobile Activation Fees

Legere pounces on AT&T’s decision to raise activation fees

By on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Legere pounces on AT&T’s decision to raise activation fees

It used to be that if one mobile carrier raised activation fees, rival carriers wouldn’t publicly slam them in part because they wanted to reserve the right to raise fees of their own. However, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has taken a different tack, which involves trolling AT&T nonstop for just about everything it does. So when news broke Wednesday that AT&T would be raising up its smartphone activation fees for customers who buy phones on contract, Legere predictably pounced and use it as yet another club with which to beat Ma Bell. More →

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AT&T Vs. T-Mobile 4G Speeds

PCMag: T-Mobile has blown past AT&T to become America’s 2nd-fastest 4G network

By on June 11, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

PCMag: T-Mobile has blown past AT&T to become America’s 2nd-fastest 4G network

That annoying sound you hear is T-Mobile CEO John Legere cackling madly. PCMag, which every year conducts a comprehensive study of wireless network speeds across the United States, has just published its latest study that shows T-Mobile has surged past AT&T and now offers the second-fastest 4G service in the United States behind Verizon. More →

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T-Mobile Sprint Vs. AT&T Verizon

T-Mobile and Sprint customers are getting a lot more data for their money

By on June 11, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

T-Mobile and Sprint customers are getting a lot more data for their money

In what should be surprising to no one, it seems that people use your services more when you don’t slap them with overage fees for going over monthly allotted limits. Quartz draws our attention to some new data released by Macquarie Capital showing that average monthly data use by T-Mobile and Sprint customers surged in the first quarter of 2014 and now customers of both carriers consume significantly more data per month than rivals Verizon and AT&T. More →

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T-Mobile Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 LTE

The biggest Samsung smartphone yet reportedly hitting T-Mobile this summer

By on June 10, 2014 at 7:10 AM.

The biggest Samsung smartphone yet reportedly hitting T-Mobile this summer

Samsung’s has recently unveiled the Galaxy W, a 7-inch tablet that’s actually a phone, but the company may soon launch an even bigger smartphone. However, the South Korean giant appears ready to launch an even bigger smartphone later this year, a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 LTE version that will also pack phone capabilities. A video showing this 8.4-inch tablet version has already been posted on YouTube by TK Tech News, a publication which had similar access to unreleased Samsung devices recently. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Legere

Legere will reportedly become Sprint’s CEO if it buys T-Mobile

By on June 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Legere will reportedly become Sprint’s CEO if it buys T-Mobile

Verizon and AT&T probably aren’t fans of Sprint’s plan to buy T-Mobile and now they have yet another reason to hate it: Apparently it will make T-Mobile CEO John Legere more powerful. Bloomberg’s sources say that Legere, the notoriously foul-mouthed CEO with a reputation for shameless publicity stunts, will stay on as CEO of a newly merged Sprint and T-Mobile if the two companies’ reported $32 billion merger proposal passes regulatory inspection. Jonathan Chaplin, an analyst at New Street Research, tells Bloomberg that giving Legere this additional power will make him “twice as crazy” because he’ll have “double the asset base to work with.” More →

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