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Yes Verizon Wireless, we can hear you now, especially now that you're standing on the shoulders of RootMetrics with a copy of its bi-annual RootScore Report for metro markets in the United States. According to the independent testing conducted by RootMetrics, Verizon's network quality is the best in the country with an overall performance score of 81.6 out of 100. That's enough to edge out AT&T at 79.5, and it's well ahead of both T-Mobile and Sprint, which scored 71.5 and 69.6, respectively. Verizon nearly swept the competition by taking the top spot in four out of five categories, including... Read more...
Many suspected that Sprint would be left for dead years ago, but in 2007, a CEO named Dan Hesse stepped in and made a number of moves that ended up reviving Sprint. While the company never quite thrived the way that its primary rivals did, Sprint embraced 4G (albeit with WiMAX at first), pursued unlimited data, ushered in innovative payment options, and made itself respectable once more. Those moves weren't enough to keep Hesse from being replaced this month, though. After a proposed Sprint merger with T-Mobile fell through (which would've likely seen T-Mobile CEO John Legere take over as CEO),... Read more...
Possessing the gift of gab is one thing, but only a handful of CEOs in charge of major companies are willing to speak candidly, even when it means offending rival firms. T-Mobile chief John Legere is one of them and now that Sprint has backed out of merger talks, the spunky CEO is right back at it with a string of silly (albeit amusing) taunts. "Is Sprint a melting ice cube? Looks like it to me. Join the cool brand now!," Legere posted to Twitter. In yet another post, he keeps the taunts coming -- "Join T-Mobile now and jump off the Sprint bus before it crashes." You get the vibe that Legere feels... Read more...
We aren't entirely surprised that most CEOs aren't as outspoken as T-Mobile's CEO, but the more John Legere speaks, the more we wish that he'd give lessons in whatever spare time he has. Facing a media blitz regarding bill cramming -- a practice whereby major carriers shoved "Premium SMS" services into bills from 2009 to 2013 -- Legere has come out in defense of his company. In a raw, unfiltered post on T-Mobile's site, the CEO straight up admits that politics are rubbish at times, and he explains what exactly went on, and is going on, in regard to cramming. Essentially, he admits that the T-Mobile... Read more...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is accusing T-Mobile, otherwise known as the "Un-carrier" (a name T-Mobile gave itself), of being un-cool by charging its wireless subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars for third-party services they never signed up for. These services include things like ringtones, wallpapers, horoscopes, and other such add-ons. According to the FCC's complaint, T-Mobile allegedly charged consumers a monthly fee that was typically $9.99 for the above mentioned features. The FTC says that in many cases, the consumers never signed up to receive any of the services, thus... Read more...
Don't call it a... ringback? The tones that were frequently played back on dumbphones never really found their way into the smartphone realm, but that's changing. RealNetworks has announced plans to launch a "Listen" app for iPhone, Android, and mobile web in order to give callers the ability to pipe music to the ears of the folks that they're calling. In other words, it allows them to dictate how the ring sounds on the other end. It's still a multi-billion dollar business on the dumbphone front, and RealNetworks is hoping to capture some of that momentum on the smartphone front as well. The app... Read more...
Earlier this month, T-Mobile drastically shook up the wireless market yet again. In the latest of its almost-too-good-to-be-true moves in a bid to become known as the Uncarrier, the company announced that it would be giving tablet users 200MB of free data per month for life. During the initial start-up process, however, a number of to-be customers were dinged for activations, and questions began to arise. In atypical fashion, T-Mobile has issued a detailed statement that clearly lays out what went wrong, and what you can expect going forward. Bottom line? "Anybody who wants to use a tablet on T-Mobile's... Read more...
Well, this is... odd. T-Mobile's newly-installed CEO has been quite the character, going off in press events and calling rival carriers all sorts of crazy names. He's off the walls, and in an industry that's as suited as they come, it's quite refreshing. But, strangely enough, he isn't beyond the lawsuit. T-Mobile, which was all set to merge with AT&T just years ago, is now suing the nation's most popular GSM carrier. AT&T recently launched a prepaid brand under the "Aio" label, and according to T-Mobile, it didn't pay up before using T-Mobile's classic "magenta" color. Yes, it has that... Read more...