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Remember back in the day when you actually had a fixed amount of voice minutes per month to use? Yeah, I know that some of you are still on fixed-minute plans, but most of us have moved on to unlimited voice/text/data plans. Companies like AT&T would allow you to “rollover” your unused minutes from one month to the next; so if one month you were a bit lean on your voice minutes, you could bank those minutes to use in the future if you found yourself bumping up against the “hard” voice minute limit. Under the new Un-carrier 8.0 initiative, T-Mobile is applying a similar concept to mobile data.... Read more...
Wireless carriers in the United States are currently involved in an expansive pricing war that sees no signs of ending. From double-data promotions, to steep discounts on new smartphones, to lower pricing on family plans, wireless carriers are pulling out all the stops to compete for your business.T-Mobile and its larger-than-life CEO John Legere relish the competitive landscape and arguably sparked the wars with the Un-carrier movement. Tomorrow, T-Mobile will reveal its Un-carrier 8.0 initiative which is likely to take more than a few swipes at America’s two largest wireless carriers: Verizon... Read more...
Sprint is forging ahead with plans to bid for a takeover of T-Mobile, according to a new report. Sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg that Sprint has lined up financing with at least six banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Mizuho Financial Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Deutsche Bank AG. It’s unclear how much capital will be needed, as the deal would require covering T-Mobile’s $8.7 billion in debt. Whatever the number, Softbank (which owns 80% of Sprint) and Deutsche Telekom AG (which owns 67% of T-Mobile) are... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is once again trolling the mobile industry--to the benefit of consumers. This time around, his target is overage fees and his weapon is petition site Change.org. "Today I'm laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers--because it's the right thing to do," said Legere in a press release. "Overage fees are flat out wrong. Agree with me? Join me in putting this challenge to all the major national carriers by signing my petition on Change.org. Right here. Take one minute to be a part... Read more...
The bad blood between AT&T and T-Mobile continues, as a federal court ruled that the former’s Aio Wireless brand infringed on the latter’s trademark magenta color. “The court agreed with us that Aio can't continue infringing T-Mobile's magenta mark by using large blocks of what it has called ‘plum,’ and told Aio to stop using magenta or similar colors in all of its marketing and advertising, including stores, web sites and social media,” said T-Mobile in a statement. Looking at the colors side-by-side, it’s hard to agree with that assessment, but the... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a bit of a loon, but I love him. He’s been poking the bear as it were by actively calling out other mobile carriers and rolling out plans and incentives specifically targeting the likes of AT&T, but his efforts have resulted in the competition responding with new plans and incentives of their own. For instance, in reaction to T-Mobile’s offer to pay up to $350 in early termination fees to customers who switch from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, AT&T countered with a $450 incentive plan for those who ditch T-Mobile. Parry and thrust. However, AT&T... Read more...
Like him or hate him, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is good for the mobile industry. He seems a little crazy, but crazy like a fox. The things he says in public are usually rather spot on, although his latest comments are more interesting if you read between the lines. His company and Sprint are looking at a merger, which would take the number of major U.S. wireless carriers from 4 to 3. It seems on its face that such a merger would potentially be bad for consumers who would wind up with even further limited options in the wireless market, but Legere paints a different picture. “We all need better... Read more...