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T-Mobile USA

T-Mobile says iPhone offers ‘poor’ experience, points customers to 4G Android phones instead

January 24th, 2012

An internal document allegedly obtained from T-Mobile says the iPhone offers a “poor” customer experience on T-Mobile’s network. While it’s arguable that is a true statement since current iPhone models don’t support T-Mobile’s 1700MHz and 2100MHz 3G/4G bands and can only run on a second-generation EDGE network, there are now well over a million T-Mobile …

T-Mobile and AT&T apply for $1 billion spectrum transfer with FCC

January 23rd, 2012

T-Mobile and AT&T have filed with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer $1 billion worth of AT&T’s AWS spectrum into T-Mobile USA’s ownership. AT&T previously promised the spectrum to Deutsche Telekom in the event that its bid to acquire T-Mobile USA failed. “This additional spectrum will help meet the growing demand for wireless broadband services,” Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile’s …

Nokia Lumia 710 review

January 5th, 2012

Nokia proved it was back in the smartphone game when it launched the Lumia 800 last year. But can its Lumia 710 gain the attention of U.S. consumers? Many would argue that Nokia should have decided to launch the Lumia 800 to make a bigger splash in a market that has long forgotten the Finnish smartphone …

Looking back at 2011: 4G LTE takes off

December 26th, 2011

LTE quickly became one of the most talked about wireless topics this year, but before 2011 it was a term most consumers probably had never heard of. A standard developed by the Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), long-term evolution (LTE) is a progression of UMTS/HSPA and GSM/EDGE networks. Just a year ago, 4G LTE wasn’t available …

T-Mobile USA and Motorola discuss Carrier IQ usage with senate

December 21st, 2011

T-Mobile USA and Motorola have both responded to a request for information on Carrier IQ from Senator Al Franken, and both firms admitted to using the software on their handsets. Carrier IQ’s wide-reaching existence was revealed earlier this month by a security expert who pointed out that the software could be used by phone makers …

AT&T may eye Dish Network acquisition for much-needed spectrum

December 20th, 2011

AT&T is in such need of spectrum following the collapse of its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA, that one analyst thinks the carrier may soon seek to acquire Dish Network. “Dish and AT&T aren’t direct competitors, and at the end of the day, the government wants to see spectrum used,” Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst Christopher King …

T-Mobile USA to receive AWS spectrum and a 3G roaming deal from AT&T breakup

December 20th, 2011

Deutsche Telekom recently detailed the breakup terms AT&T agreed to following the deterioration of its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Deutsche Telekom will receive $3 billion in cash and T-Mobile USA will benefit from fresh AWS spectrum as well as a new 7-year 3G roaming deal with AT&T. “As part of the break-up fee, T-Mobile …

Dish Network interested in T-Mobile partnership if AT&T merger fails

December 12th, 2011

Dish Network is interested in partnering with T-Mobile USA should AT&T’s planned acquisition of the carrier fail to gain regulatory approval. Dish Network chief executive officer Joseph Clayton revealed the news during an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. Clayton believes Dish could combine its spectrum with T-Mobile’s existing network, giving it enough muscle to compete with …

MetroPCS CFO says AT&T’s planned T-Mobile buy is likely to fail

December 6th, 2011

MetroPCS chief financial officer J. Braxton Carter recently said AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA is likely to fail. Carter’s comments were made during a UBS investor conference in New York City on Tuesday, during which he said the proposed merger is “almost kind of moot at this point given the intense opposition …