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Market responds to Iliad’s T-Mobile buyout offer: TMUS value climbs, Sprint and Iliad values fall

Watching how analysts and investors interpret certain events in the technology industry has the tendency to throw up some surprises, and often times almost makes for interesting reading. Yesterday, following reports that French Telecom giant, Iliad wants to buy T-Mobile, the news affected three service providers’ value. In regards to T-Mobile (TMUS), it seems as though the extra interest in buying … [read full article]

French telecoms company, Iliad makes bid for T-Mobile [UPDATE x2: Rejected]

A fresh report today from the Wall Street Journal claims that T-Mobile US has a new suitor in French telecommunications company, Iliad. The company has allegedly made a buyout offer for the carrier, in an attempt to compete against SoftBank/Sprint.  During the earnings call’s Q&A section earlier today, John Legere stated that T-Mobile was looking at various options for growing … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q2 earnings call takeaway: We don’t need merger to succeed

By now I’m sure you’ve all read, digested and formed your own opinions on T-Mobile’s Q2 earnings report published this morning. To round it up, T-Mo’s executives went over the highlights in one of its usual live-streamed conference calls. Among the highlights were: Tablet sales in Q2 were 5 times that of Q1 2014 6.2 million phones sold, 93% were smartphones 80% of postpaid customers are now on Simple Choice plans $7.2 billion … [read full article]

T-Mobile VoLTE reaches ‘nationwide’ status and 700MHz LTE is go!

T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, took to a blog post this morning to let us know a few key exciting tidbits of information. First off: VoLTE is now officially nationwide. Secondly: 700MHz is go! T-Mobile’s upgrades and expansions on the network side have been hugely impressive over the past 6 months. It wasn’t long ago the company officially announced the VoLTE service, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q2 2014: 1.5 million net adds, hits 50 million subscribers

T-Mobile has just published its Q2 financial report and it makes for good reading. Just as analysts had predicted recently, T-Mobile remains the fastest-growing wireless company in the States. T-Mo didn’t quite reach the heights of 2.4 million net adds reached in Q1, but another quarter with over 1 million net subscribers added is impressive. In Q2 T-Mo’s net adds reached 1.5 … [read full article]

WSJ: No rush for Sprint, T-Mobile merger announcement due to its public nature

Yesterday we read that any announcement of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger could be pushed back to September so those involved had enough time to prepare a robust case to put forward to regulators. Today, Wall Street Journal reports that there are many reasons for the purported waiting game.  In an enlightening article, it reveals code-names given to four parties and to the deal … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Avant available from today, costs $216

After weeks of speculation, T-Mobile has finally launched the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Avant. The device landed on retail store shelves today, and is available to buy online for just $216 full retail price. On EIP, that’s $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9).  As per the press release:  The Samsung Galaxy Avant boasts a stylish, slim design housing a powerful Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, and a brilliant 4.5” … [read full article]

Deal: T-Mobile Lumia 635 plus Fitbit for $178.95

Only recently, Fitbit finally launched a Windows Phone app for its popular fitness tracking wearables. To coincide with the app launch Microsoft is offering up a great deal through its online store. You can pick up a T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 and a Fitbit Flex together for $178.95. (We’ll try to ignore the fact you can get the AT&T variant and Flex together for just $148.95). Still, it’s a decent offer … [read full article]