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We first brought you news of Google’s efforts to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) last week. According to sources for The Information, Google has plans to partner with both Sprint and T-Mobile (America’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers respectively) to provide voice and data service. Google’s Nick Fox is reportedly leading the development of the MVNO, which is currently operating under the codename Nova. A new report from The Wall Street Journal is shedding some more light on the service, which is expected to be available nationwide as early as the first half of 2015.... Read more...
T-Mobile is at it once again, and this time the company has unveiled its new SCORE! program which will cost its customers $5 per month and launches today. What does that $5 get you? Well, I’m glad you asked. T-Mobile says that after 6 months (and $30 into the program), you’ll be able to nab a “budget” smartphone for free. Once you’ve been in the program for 12 months, you’ll be able to receive a steeper discount on any 4G LTE smartphone in T-Mobile’s arsenal. “SCORE! is a radically new Un-carrier approach to locking in lower costs on your next smartphone,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “And,... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has made it a point to attack industry heavyweights like AT&T and Verizon on a regular basis, often with profanity and inflammatory language. T-Mobile’s various “Uncarrier” initiatives have been designed to siphon off customers from its larger rivals, and 2014 proved to be especially fruitful, as the company was able to add 8.4 million customers. More recently, Legere has made it a point to go directly after Sprint’s third place position in the U.S. wireless market. While T-Mobile fell short of securing the third place spot during 2014, it is starting off 2015 with... Read more...
T-Mobile shocked the tech community when it announced its Data Stash program that not only allows customers to rollover unused data month-to-month for up to a year, but also starts you off with 10GB “just because.” Not one to be left in the dust, AT&T countered with its own, inferior program that allows Mobile Share Value customers to rollover data for up to one month. When AT&T jumped onboard with rollover data, we assumed that Verizon Wireless wouldn’t be too far behind. Well, we couldn’t have been more wrong — Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo confirmed today in an interview... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere made it his mission last year to knock Sprint of its perch as America’s third-largest wireless carrier. Legere made his proclamation at the beginning of August and despite a huge 2014 for T-Mobile, with over 8 million customers adds during the year, it wasn’t enough to overtake Sprint. However, Legere and company are looking once again to kneecap Sprint during 2015, and a new, rather unorthodox promotion just may be the ticker to secure customers that might have otherwise passed T-Mobile by when looking for a wireless carrier. According to Legere, 63 percent of Americans... Read more...
MetroPCS, the flagship prepaid brand owned by T-Mobile, is offering its customers a chance to upgrade to an unlimited 4G LTE data plan for just $50 per month. It's a limited time offer that's available until April 5, 2015, and if you sign up by the deadline, MetroPCS says you'll get unlimited LTE with no pre-planned end date "MetroPCS has a solid track record of giving customers the best value in prepaid wireless and schooling the competition at the same time," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. "MetroPCS is at it again today with 4G LTE Unlimited for just $50 bucks, the best value... Read more...
Is Google about to win the wireless wars? It's a logical question that needs to be asked, analyzed, re-asked, re-analyzed, and debated. And if you're wondering what the flip we're talking about, it's this -- there's a new report suggesting Google is partnering with select wireless carriers to sell its own brand wireless voice and data plans directly to consumers.Whoa, that's big. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's consider those select carriers. According to subscription site The Information and the "three people with knowledge of the plans," Google will tap into networks belonging... Read more...
T-Mobile has been on a winning streak for the past year. Lead by the brash CEO John Legere, the “Uncarrier” added 8.3 million customers during 2014 and has launched a number of initiatives — including Data Stash and cut-rate unlimited LTE data plans — to battle larger competitors like Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Legere even made it a point to specifically target Sprint, saying that T-Mobile would overtake its bitter rival to grab third place among wireless carriers. Unfortunately for T-Mobile, Sprint retained its third place position, and Legere will have to try again during 2015. T-Mobile US’s... Read more...
T-Mobile may not have snagged third place just yet, but that hasn’t broken the carrier’s stride. Fans of the self-proclaimed “un-carrier” T-Mobile are getting another prepaid choice when the company launches the Simply Prepaid service on January 25. The plan starts at $40 per month, which nets you unlimited data, talk and text, on its 4G LTE network, though your data “bucket” is 1GB. Exceed the 1GB limit and your data speeds will be throttled (to 128 kbps speeds) until the end of the month. That’s actually not a bad deal.  The other two tiers in the Simply Prepaid plan... Read more...
Sprint this week reported some preliminary customer results for its third fiscal quarter of 2014, noting that it added 967,000 customers to the fold, including postpaid net additions of 30,000, prepaid net additions of 410,000, and wholesale net additions of 527,000. What's significant about these numbers is that it means Sprint was able to hold onto its position as the third largest wireless carrier in the U.S. That's bad news for T-Mobile, which has been pulling out all the stops as it attempts to catch up with surpass Sprint. And T-Mobile would have, if only Sprint posted a loss in subscribers... Read more...
T-Mobile has been aggressive in its campaign to woo customers away from the competition, which it's successfully been able to do through its so-called "Uncarrier" campaign. So far it's working like a charm -- the wireless carrier today announced some preliminary data for the fourth quarter of 2014, revealing that it added 2.1 million net customers to the fray in Q4 alone. For the full year, T-Mobile saw 8.3 million total net customer additions, making it the biggest year of net customer additions in the company's history. It's no coincidence that the record breaking performance comes at the same... Read more...
During T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 announcement held last month, John Legere introduced the Data Stash program which allows customers to rollover unused data from month-to-month. T-Mobile even sweetened the deal by adding 10GB of data into customers’ Data Stash for free to get them started. We knew it wouldn’t be long before T-Mobile’s larger competitors would come swimming along, and AT&T is the first to take the bait. AT&T announced this morning that it too will offer rollover data, but it is much more limited compared to T-Mobile’s Data Stash. While T-Mobile’s Data Stash will allow you... Read more...
T-Mobile boss John Legere has never found himself at a loss of words, and love him or hate him, you have to appreciate the fact that he speaks his mind. It's a double-edged sword, as he can sometimes say foolish things, but we'll take that over the canned responses that PR people are known for giving. As we embark on a new year, it doesn't look like Legere will change his strategy of saying anything and everything that comes to mind, and though this is just the first day of 2015, he's already given us plenty to quote, including his take on the Apple Watch. "I love what Jawbone, Fitbit, Samsung,... Read more...
AT&T agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the tune of $105 million in early October for its part in a “cramming” scheme that bilked customers out of millions of dollars. Cramming refers to any unauthorized charges on a customer’s cell phone bill, and typically come in the form of unsolicited text messages. Today is T-Mobile’s turn, as it has agreed to a settlement with the FTC and will pay at least $90 million. That sum will be compromised mostly of consumer refunds, but $18 million will go towards fines and penalties owed to all 50 states and $4.5 million will go directly... Read more...
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