T-Mobile USA has dropped a pending challenge to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
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T-Mobile USA has dropped a pending challenge to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
We’ve gotten word of a new BlackBerry smartphone today, and we now also have some news about familiar one. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have all confirmed that they’ll soon be carrying the BlackBerry Q10, although some are being more specific with details than others. Verizon is saying that it will be available sometime in June (with pricing still to be announced), while Sprint will only go as far as to say “late summer.” T-Mobile will also be rolling out the phone sometime in June, and has confirmed that it will run $ 99.99 down with its new plan structure, or $ 579.99 if you want to buy it outright — that follows business registation for the device, which began last month. We’ve yet to hear anything more from AT&T, but it has already committed to the device and will presumably be launching it in roughly the same timeframe as well.
In the US, you’ll be able to pick up the just-announced Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile. In T-Mobile’s press release it lists all the specs of Nokia’s 4.5-inch device, but no details on pricing or release date.
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After a month of offering the iPhone 5 for $ 100 down, T-Mobile has quietly increased the upfront cost by $ 50. Even with the price hike, it’s still less expensive than on most other carriers, but some type of warning would’ve certainly been appreciated. As for the rest of T-Mobile’s new pricing scheme, its $ 20-a month, two-year amortization schedule remains intact. Consider us skeptical, but hopefully this is just a case of growing pains, and unannounced promotions won’t be part of the UnCarrier’s game plan going forward.
Are you using an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? Are you in an area with re-farmed 1900MHz HSPA+ spectrum? Well rejoice! Some enterprising folks over at TmoNews have hacked Apple’s carrier update for T-Mobile to boost data speeds on the 1900MHz (PCS) HSPA+ band. Better yet, this tweak applies to both T-Mobile’s iPhone 5 and the AT&T / unlocked versions — no jailbreak required. White the official carrier update enabled LTE for the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile, it also decreased data speeds on re-farmed PCS HSPA+ spectrum for many users. The hacked file makes a number of adjustments: it enables Release 9 for dual-carrier HSPA+ and sets the band preference to “auto” from AWS. Follow the source link below for more details and step-by-step instructions.
This week T-Mobile USA has reported earnings for their financial first quarter of 2013, making a special point of recognizing iPhone sales. As this quarter was the first that the company was able to sell any iPhone directly, it had the potential to be a new era for the company with a new operating system
T-Mobile USA has been making a big push for pre-paid customers since it launched its Uncarrier plans in March, and it seems to be working — unfortunately, at the expense of more lucrative post-paid clients. While pre-paid revenue bumped to $ 503 million over $ 474 million last quarter, post-paid revenue fell to $ 3.2 billion, a drop of 4.7 percent, and overall revenue dropped by about the same amount to $ 4.7 billion from $ 4.9 billion in Q4 2012. Overall, however, the company did pick up 579,000 customers in total, and claimed its lowest client turnover rate, 1.9 percent, since way back in 2008. Another bright spot has been the addition of the iPhone, as the company has already pushed around 500,000 of the 4, 4S and 5 models out the door since it launched at the Uncarrier event — perhaps due to the very attractive pricing.
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T-Mobile USA's "radical" service plans promising no annual contracts aren't quite as radical as consumers might think, and the mobile operator will change its advertising and offer refunds in a settlement with the state of Washington.
More details on the BlackBerry Q10′s release in the US are starting to surface. T-Mobile confirmed in an email that its business customers will have the opportunity to register for the device starting next week on April 29th, with availability and pricing details to follow “at a later date.” General consumers will likely have to wait a little longer, if T-Mobile follows the same launch strategy that it did with the Z10. Of course, registration doesn’t actually equate to pre-orders or actually purchasing the phone yet — all we’ve heard from official channels is that it’ll be coming towards the end of May — but it’s still a solid confirmation that QWERTY fans will at least be able to get their BB10 on in the very near future.
The merger between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS has been in the works for a few months now, getting approval from several government entities, but it looks like it’s a done deal, as MetroPCS shareholders have reportedly approved the merger with number 4 US wireless carrier T-Mobile, which will see an increase an customer base thanks
MetroPCS is once again encouraging its investors to vote in favor of its upcoming merger with T-Mobile, especially now that Deutsche Telekom has improved its offer terms. The improved terms reduces the amount of debt the merged companies would have to pay back by $ 3.8 billion. It also reduces the debt’s interest rate by 0.5%.
MetroPCS has pushed back a hotly anticipated shareholder meeting that will decide the fate of the carrier's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile finally began selling the iPhone 5 earlier today, and it seems as though all that pent-up consumer tension has resulted in some promising sales for the carrier.
“Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile,” CMO Mike Sievert noted to AllThingsD earlier today. Naturally, Sievert wouldn’t discuss just how many iPhones were moved during the course of the day, but he did point out that customers had lined up at “nearly all” of the carrier’s retail outlets.
Late last month, T-Mobile announced that the iPhone 5 would be hitting the carrier’s network, and we later found out that April 12 would be the day that T-Mobile users could snatch Apple’s latest device. Today is that day, folks. For just $ 99 down, you can pick up a T-Mobile iPhone 5, marking the first
T-Mobile is kicking off its official sales of the iPhone 5 today, marking the first time the U.S.’s fourth largest carrier has offered an Apple smartphone. Thanks to T-Mo’s new Uncarrier plans, the iPhone 5 can be had starting at just $ 99, with two years of $ 20 monthly payments to cover the balance, or for free if you’re switching from another carrier and bring a device in for trade. So far, so good, according to reports of lines forming at retail stores for a phone that’s now over six months old.
A sweeter offer for the merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS reportedly has been approved by T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom.
Virgin Mobile, the prepaid carrier with a name that makes teenagers giggle and price tags attractive to anyone on a budget, has rolled out a $ 100 rebate aimed at T-Mobile customers willing to convert and have their brain “retrained.” The rebate only applies to those who are switching over from a T-Mobile account, with the
The official T-Mobile iPhone 5 doesn’t release until April 12, but those with unlocked models can take advantage of T-Mobile’s network right away. For those customers, T-Mobile is rolling out a software update that enables LTE on unlocked iPhone 5 models, as well as improves battery life and enables Visual Voicemail. As expected, T-Mobile updated
We’ve some really unfortunate news to share with Lumia 810 owners who’d purchased the handset on T-Mobile’s word that a software update would enable LTE support. As it turns out, despite the Lumia 810′s hardware readiness and regulatory approval to access Band 4 LTE, that’s not going to happen — T-Mobile isn’t going to release the update. Sadly, this isn’t an April Fools’ prank. If you’re scratching your head about the revelation, you’re not alone. Representatives for the UnCarrier first revealed to us back in January that a software update would enable LTE functionality, which is a position that it’s maintained up through last week. As it stands, this leaves T-Mobile without an LTE offering for Windows Phone users, as the smartphone field is now limited to the Apple iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S4. We’ve asked T-Mobile whether it might make concessions to those who purchased the Lumia 810 on good faith that an LTE software update would be released, but for the moment, you’ll need to find solace in the carrier’s speedy HSPA+ 42 network.
It looks like T-Mobile will be facing an uphill battle come April 12th. On April 12th, the shareholders will be voting on whether or not MetroPCS should form a merger with T-Mobile USA. T-Mobile needs the shareholders to vote for the merger in order to complete the deal. It has already received the go-ahead from
T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone 5 on April 12, filling what its CEO said was “a huge void” in its phone lineup.
T-Mobile USA has become the first major wireless carrier in the U.S. to drop smartphone subsidies, moving away from a model that has helped companies like Apple bank large profits at a steep cost to carriers’ margins.
T-Mobile’s LTE rollout has been a long time coming, but as of today that network is finally live. At an event in New York City, the carrier made its initial batch of LTE cities official — seven markets in total. Now, subscribers in Baltimore, MD; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA and Washington D.C. will be among the first to take advantage of the UnCarrier’s fully-fledged 4G network and its newly revised unlimited talk, text and data plans. Speeds on this new network, as we saw demoed just a little over a week ago, should range between 10 to 20Mbps down and 8 to 12 Mbps up — at least, during this intro phase — with a fallback onto HSPA+ when LTE isn’t present.
T-Mobile USA hopes to rock the wireless industry today with detailed plans to sell the iPhone and other phones on an unsubsidized basis with no-contract, unlimited data plans.
If you’re thinking about picking up a smartphone in the near future and aren’t connected at the hip to one carrier or another here in the USA, you might want to hear what T-Mobile has to say this week. They’ve got a big event coming up tomorrow, but for today they’ve already revealed one of
T-Mobile posted new wireless pricing plans Sunday in advance of a press event on Tuesday where the company is expected to tout its LTE rollout and its agenda as an “un-carrier” challenging traditional cellphone operator practices.
T-Mobile must not want to wait for a special event to lure customers through its doors: it just launched its revamped, decidedly UnCarrier-like plans a couple of days early. As became clearer this weekend, unlimited voice, text and basic data are now things you can take for granted on Magenta’s network. It’s only the cap on throttle-free data that determines how much you pay: rates at T-Mobile itself start at $ 50 for a basic 500MB of online use and jump up in steady 2GB increments that each cost an extra $ 10 per month, up to a total of 12.5GB for $ 110. You can still get truly unlimited service if you want, for $ 70 — although you’ll have to bolt on a separate hotspot plan that the capped tiers get for free. Costs at resellers are expected to run slightly higher, but it’s clear that T-Mobile wants to court those of us who see internet access as the very reason we have smartphones in the first place.
As we reported earlier today, T-Mobile is readying its 4G LTE network, and it seems the company plans to launch it in the near future. That launch date could be March 26, when the carrier will be holding an event in New York. During the event, T-Mobile plans to announce some big changes, including some
It’s been a slow news day for most of the tech industry, but it’s been a helluva Monday for T-Mobile. First the carrier announced expansion plans for its fledgling LTE network, and said that the Galaxy Note II would be getting an over-the-air update allowing it to take advantage of T-Mo’s new 4G speeds. Now, Big Magenta is planning a press event for March 26th in New York City, reports AllThingsD. As you can see, the invite promises the wireless operator will no longer be acting like one, which makes us think a splashy product launch isn’t in the cards. Given the teaser, we have to wonder if T-Mo is finally ready to elaborate on its plan to offer Value plans only, under which customers pay for their phones outright in exchange for lower monthly fees (and no contracts, of course). If we were betting types, that’s where we’d be putting our money, but it’ll be another eight days before we know for sure.
Some of the smallest mobile operators in the U.S. have lined up behind a deal that would dramatically expand the country's fourth-largest carrier, a twist that has everything to do with the national dominance of AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Earlier this morning, we reported that BlackBerry’s Z10 has been tipped by sources as arriving at AT&T on March 22. Now more information on the handset has surfaced, this time with T-Mobile announcing that business customers will be able to get the Z10 starting on March 11, which is this coming Monday. Non-business customers, however,
First news of the T-Mobile acquisition of MetroPCS surfaced back in October 2012. Thus began the long process of passing through government red tape before the deal could actually go through. Earlier today, we reported that the carrier has received a thumbs up from the Department of Justice to move forward with the merger. Now,
When you find out that AT&T put out an attack ad about a competing carrier, you’re first guess is that they’re probably going after Verizon, which is AT&T’s biggest competition right now. However, it turns out that Ma Bell is going after the little guys in a new full-page newspaper ad that appeared in The
T-Mobile USA Reports First Customer Growth Since 2009 But “Challenges Persist Unchanged” As It Waits For Apple Deal To Kick In
Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile USA, today reported its Q4 and full-year results, and it looks like it is starting to arrest some of the declines in its North American operations: overall subscribers at T-Mobile USA now stand at 33.4 million — a rise of 0.6% compared to a year ago, and the first time since 2009 that the number has not declined. The company, however, also noted that “challenges persisted unchanged” in the region as revenues declined by 1.4% to to €3.8 billion ($ 5 billion) and service revenues specifically were down by nearly 10% to $ 4.1 billion, as the carrier sits tight and waits for a marketing deal with Apple to kick in this year.
Firefox OS Hits The Ground Running With Phones From Telefonica, T-Mobile, Firefox Marketplace For Apps; 18 Carriers In All Signed Up For Mozilla’s Open Web Effort
Firefox OS, the new, HTML5-friendly mobile OS from Mozilla, is today taking a big step forward in its strategy to become a viable third player in the smartphone landscape currently dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Mozilla is announcing that 18 carriers have now committed to its Open Web HTML5 device push; the launch of the Firefox Marketplace app store to aggregate content for the platform; and some of the first low-cost handsets coming out of its carrier partnerships that will be coming out this summer.
T-Mobile has announced a new service that gives users access to inexpensive unlimited prepaid plans. Call the GoSmart Mobile plans, they start at $ 30 a month, and are aimed at those who don’t want to be locked into a contract, and who want to avoid high monthly costs without sacrificing in their mobile usage. According
We’ve previously had just a smattering of text to hint that T-Mobile might kick off its formal LTE launch with a Sonic 2.0 Mobile Hotspot. Things just got more tangible this weekend through an apparent TmoNews leak. The really-truly-4G pocket router has surfaced in a supposed press render that’s fairly plain looking, but suggests a little sophistication through a color screen. We’re still missing the rather important details of the Sonic 2.0′s performance and price; if prior tips are on the mark, though, we’ll have our answers (and more devices) in about six weeks.
This week a leaked roadmap / product listing chart has been revealed by a user close to the action inside T-Mobile USA. This list shows not only a set of new handsets that will be appearing carried by the company soon, it tips off the date that T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network will be available as
T-Mobile has been busy at CES today, making four big announcements about activities that further its goal in becoming “America’s Un-Carrier.” Among the announcements is a partnership with the MLB, as well as confirmation that the carrier is, indeed, launching an Unlimited Nationwide 4G plan sans-contract. Check out the rest of the announcements after the