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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 to Sprint and T-Mobile for its new service, buying wholesale access to mobile voice and data in... 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, LG, Microsoft and others are doing in the wearables space. But we haven’t begun to see the potential... Read more...
Watching T-Mobile chief John Legere handle business in the public eye is a lot like watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the first time -- you're caught off guard by silly shenanigans time and again and bouts of hysterical lunacy. Mind you, we're not saying Legere is a lunatic, and a look at T-Mobile's performance in recent quarters makes a strong argument that there's a method to his madness. Hell, we're just content to enjoy the wild ride, which at the moment is coming at the expense of Sprint. Let's back up a moment. Back in June, Sprint, the nation's third largest wireless carrier, reportedly agreed to T-Mobile's $32 billion asking price to acquire the the fourth largest wireless... Read more...
The French may be getting ready to teach Sprint a lesson, that lesson being "You snooze, you lose." While Sprint contemplates a merger with T-Mobile, France's Iliad just swooped in with a buyout offer of its own, which could be the beginning of a bidding war. Had Sprint been more aggressive at the onset, it could have avoided this situation. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Illiad made a $15 billion cash bid for a 56.6 percent stake in T-Mobile. It's a bit of a long shot, as Sprint's $32 billion figure to buy T-Mobile outright is more than what Illiad is offering, though it's not just about the money. Where Illiad's offer has an advantage is that buying a 56.6 percent stake probably... Read more...
T-Mobile has no problem calling out other wireless carriers and pointing out their flaws in candid language, but if you're going to do that, you make yourself a target for criticism. There will be none of that at the moment. Just the opposite, T-Mobile said it added 1.5 million customers during its fiscal second quarter, which is the fifth consecutive quarter with over 1 million total net customer additions. T-Mobile is now serving more than 50 million customers and leads the industry in branded postpaid phone net customer additions. "We have completely reversed T-Mobile’s trajectory and started a revolution that is changing the rules in wireless," said John Legere, President and CEO of... Read more...
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