Deutsche Telekom Not Interested In Selling T-Mobile, Stop Worrying

There is no question that T-Mobile’s recent quarterly report left us a little concerned and disappointed. We wanted to see an immediate turnaround and yet, like so many things, this company wide turnaround will be more gradual than immediate. Given that, we thought it might be worth posting a quick article to help allay some of the fears people have expressed since that article went up.

On February 25th, the Wall Street Journal printed up a quick statement from Deutsche Telekom CFO Timotheus Hoettges who ruled out an “outright” sale of the US branch of DT, our beloved T-Mobile USA. We should note that T-Mobile, even with its disappointing numbers still accounts for a large portion of Deutsche Telekom revenue so while the company itself may be losing customers, it’s still worth holding onto.

There you have it, while Deutsche Telekom is working to revamp and retrofit it’s US branch with new spectrum purchases, it remains committed to its promised turnaround from back in January which came from none other than the CEO himself, Rene Obermann. While DT still hasn’t ruled out potential partnerships in the US, specifically those that would give T-Mobile USA some needed spectrum for growing room, it isn’t considering anything that would result in the sales of its US arm.

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  • Anonymous

    We’re like DT’s side hustle. Not relied upon but brings in that little extra fun money.

  • Chatter

    Dude, thats funny and kinda true. Love it.

    • Chatterboxer12345

      Arrg- meant this as a response to Pimps comment.

    • Anonymous

      Try the Google Chrome browser and that won’t happen anymore.

  • Goodmorninghun

    I love Deutsche Telekom as well T-Mobile… I’m a big fan of T-Mobile since day one… I believe DT should always keep the unit “T-mobile”.

  • Frenchy99

    T-Mobile USA as no debt….all they make is straight profit! People get impatient but remember they purchased a bunch of aws spectrum that they not even close of finishing building out. Unlike att they don’t have to jack up their rates to compensate for debt.

  • Frenchy99

    T-Mobile USA as no debt….all they make is straight profit! People get impatient but remember they purchased a bunch of aws spectrum that they not even close of finishing building out. Unlike att they don’t have to jack up their rates to compensate for debt.

  • Frenchy99

    T-Mobile USA as no debt….all they make is straight profit! People get impatient but remember they purchased a bunch of aws spectrum that they not even close of finishing building out. Unlike att they don’t have to jack up their rates to compensate for debt.

    • BigMixxx

      COMPLETELY agree T mobile USA posted 20 billion in revenue, about 4 ~ 4.5 billion in profit. Their operating costs are WAAAAAAY lower than anyone else’s in the industry. Folks are missing tons of information. T mobile’s OIBDA margins are close to 30%, almost 9% higher than sprints and 9 percent lower than ATT. They are not cash strapped for anything…

  • Mopar6464

    Dear T-Mobile , Do not buy or merge with Sprint.
    Maybe not for sale but possible merging.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Why not merge sprint? it would certainly give more potential for t-mobile to build out the network. If we were to merge with Sprint it would still be called t-mobile

    • TMochris

      i think the merger should happen no harm to T-mobile we’ll improve our network and we’ll grow in cliental which is what i really care about

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    1 more year for T-Mobile, lol.

    • Anonymous

      Whew, right? Hummus better step it up by 4th Qtr 2011 or he may merge his way out of a job.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Ikr..

  • Quailallstar

    Amen!

  • Anonymous

    I think if T-mobile were to expand its footprint so that more people are covered, they would start seeing a faster turn around. It would also help to strengthen their signals & expand their HSPA+ networks across Suburbia, USA. Its great that the metropolitan areas have great coverage, but a lot of people live in the suburbs.

    If they did this, they could probably start to do a “dare to compare” campaign against ATT & Verizon since those 2 carriers seem to have a good blanket across the US (Verizon is the champion of rural coverage, it seems).

    • rene

      I agree with you, plus give iphone to level the field between the others,

    • rene

      I agree with you, plus give iphone to level the field between the others,

  • Anonymous

    I think if T-mobile were to expand its footprint so that more people are covered, they would start seeing a faster turn around. It would also help to strengthen their signals & expand their HSPA+ networks across Suburbia, USA. Its great that the metropolitan areas have great coverage, but a lot of people live in the suburbs.

    If they did this, they could probably start to do a “dare to compare” campaign against ATT & Verizon since those 2 carriers seem to have a good blanket across the US (Verizon is the champion of rural coverage, it seems).

  • Rinque85

    No i only wish that i didn’t get dropped calls from switching towers. unlocked storm 2, BB 9700, Gravity 2, HD2, and even the G2. they all drop calls when in traveling. it goes from 3g to call failed and back to 3g in less then 5 seconds. WTF Better coverage outside and in building coverage let work on that then I’ll think about not switching to a CDMA carrier.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      No one really cares if you switch or not, GSM is great thats why the rest of the world uses it more than any other technology. Go ahead switch to CDMA I just hope you don’t plan on traveling outside America otherwise you are gonna be complaining more. Or you can get device with a stronger antenna

      • TMochris

        cdma also sucks because their phones require two radios one for voice and the other for shitty 4G data from sprint and verizon just thought id add that

    • Cookitup222

      You should call in for Technical Care. That is an issue that can be fixed pretty easily, instead of “dealing” with it and getting mad at T-Mobile, you should call them and give them a shot at fixing it.

      • DavidOhio

        I agree with you. Also, every single wireless carrier has dropped calls, it is just part of being wireless. I personally rarely drop a call. Verizon is cdma and trust me, calls drop often. My mom has verizon because they have a motor home and travel often and when I talk to her she drops often. My point is that there is no perfect wireless carrier. I have had Verizon, sprint and at&t and i have to say that I am happiest with t-mobile.

    • Cookitup222

      You should call in for Technical Care. That is an issue that can be fixed pretty easily, instead of “dealing” with it and getting mad at T-Mobile, you should call them and give them a shot at fixing it.

    • TMOTECH

      UMMMM… T-Mobiles 3G/4G is WCDMA. Just thought you should know.

      • TMochris

        lol

  • Rinque85

    No i only wish that i didn’t get dropped calls from switching towers. unlocked storm 2, BB 9700, Gravity 2, HD2, and even the G2. they all drop calls when in traveling. it goes from 3g to call failed and back to 3g in less then 5 seconds. WTF Better coverage outside and in building coverage let work on that then I’ll think about not switching to a CDMA carrier.

  • Vibrant Addict

    This is great news. I was doubting they would think about selling considering they had promised a whole revamp of the company. As someone else said, least we have another year.

  • E Hugus

    We really like the service and the fabulous service when we travel out of the US. Still waiting and hoping for a data plan that is reasonable when we can use travel out side of the country.

  • E Hugus

    We really like the service and the fabulous service when we travel out of the US. Still waiting and hoping for a data plan that is reasonable when we can use travel out side of the country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    My contract has been totally expired, but I have zero intention to go elsewhere.
    T-Mobile service is reliable in NYC, calling quality on 2G/3G/4G is second to none. Now we need is 3G/4G expansion to fulfill what is advertised “Largest 4G network” as well as tell phone manufacturers to add AWS on 3G/4G devices (except SonyEricsson because they won’t do it anymore).

  • Scoobyracing03

    If T-mobile were to expand even 3G coverage to current Edge networks that would be a BIG start. I live in Louisville Ky but if you go south of Louisville you quickly drop to the Edge network from 4G coverage. I often drive from Louisville to Chicago where I’m originally from and outside of Indy and when I hit the south side of Chicago I’m on the Edge network really sucks. I use to have AT&T and got 3G more often and didn’t have as many dead spots on the same route.

  • Scoobyracing03

    If T-mobile were to expand even 3G coverage to current Edge networks that would be a BIG start. I live in Louisville Ky but if you go south of Louisville you quickly drop to the Edge network from 4G coverage. I often drive from Louisville to Chicago where I’m originally from and outside of Indy and when I hit the south side of Chicago I’m on the Edge network really sucks. I use to have AT&T and got 3G more often and didn’t have as many dead spots on the same route.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JUK2RDOPHCULTIFWTNRVQ4PYQ JonathanW

    Need better phones, period. Also, don’t be coy about the things we do like (ex. announcing the lg-slate will be coming soon and not release a date/cost, only a sign up page).

  • Dchadblur

    Allow tablets in the U.S. voice capability, and expand 3G/4G coverage. Looked at a house today in a nearby town there is zero coverage, beautiful house but no cell service at all. Went online to check coverage and neither Tmobile or ATT have any coverage in this city. coverage literally goes around this city.

    • Scoobyracing03

      It’s possible that the town won’t allow cell towers to be put up there. I know a town by where I used to live was like they. Verizon bought towers in the town from AT&T and they were allowed to make updates to the existing towers but not put new ones up. the AT&T towers were from long before the Cingular AT&T merger.

  • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

    t mobile needs to buy up i wireless, simple mobile, and cinncinnati bell then allow their phones to run 3g on all gsm bands,so they can kick AT&T @*** and kidnap Steve Jobs and force him to give us the iphone 5 and the prepaid iphones coming out later this year. If t mobile wants to win, they gonna have to go OG on them, kick in the door, waving the 44, all you heard was “t mobile dont hit me no more”

  • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

    t mobile needs to buy up i wireless, simple mobile, and cinncinnati bell then allow their phones to run 3g on all gsm bands,so they can kick AT&T @*** and kidnap Steve Jobs and force him to give us the iphone 5 and the prepaid iphones coming out later this year. If t mobile wants to win, they gonna have to go OG on them, kick in the door, waving the 44, all you heard was “t mobile dont hit me no more”

    • Sincerebutxplict

      Simple Mobile is MVNO like Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile… Nextel Purchased boost, Sprint purchased Virgin… Why? Cause the networks where being leased to these companies… Tmobile leases its network to Simple Mobile and AT&T leases there network to Net 10 unlimited while Verizon leases their to Straight talk. Buying Simple Mobile won’t do anything for their network but will increase their subscribers.

      • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

        i know, and thats what they need, more subcribers, hotter phones, everyone knows numbers matter, and t mobile need to get their numbers up pronto!

      • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

        i know, and thats what they need, more subcribers, hotter phones, everyone knows numbers matter, and t mobile need to get their numbers up pronto!

    • Christophermcwhirter

      tmo doesnt need the iphone. im not knocking the iphone, its a good phone but android can do so much more. everyone wants the iphone and you might think that it would be good business, but its not. why do you think atts network is crap, because everyone wants the iphone, and att, until recently was the only carrier to have it. so everyone is on att. the more people on a network the worse the network gets. why do you think we have to keep adding more highways and freeways? to much traffic on a network slows down a network. if tmo got the iphone its network would be crap like att. thats why att needs tmo, its to effin crammed. when the merger happens then you can use the iphone with 3g or 4g. until then, i guess youll have to settle for edge…or an android based phone.

  • Anonymous

    I’m switching to Sprint, because T-mobile’s coverage isn’t good enough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    FOR GOD’s SAKE MOVE TO LTE!!!!

  • Sincerebutxplict

    This is all smoke and mirrors I just read that Sprint is in Talks to Buy T-Mobile http://www.technocliq.com/news/sprint-in-talks-to-buy-t-mobile-usa/

  • Quailallstar

    Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Said to Discuss T-Mobile USA Deal

    Read this!

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-08/deutsche-telekom-sprint-said-to-discuss-t-mobile-usa-deal.html

  • http://twitter.com/Picasosz Picasosz

    This Not For Sale Post is Such BS, Of Course Tmobile is for Sale they are in 4th place in a 3 horse race, If Sprint comes up with the right valuation Magenta will be painted yellow in a heart beat, Tmobile is Deutsche Telekom’s magenta headed step child which under performs on a regular basis and has an unacceptable amount of churn. The Blog post should read Sale Inevitable at the right price !!!!

  • Anonymous

    *cough*

    • Anonymous

      lol stop worrying my @ss!

  • http://twitter.com/Silicon_Junkie SiliconJunkie©

    This story is full of FAIL.

  • Javi080

    fucking liars

  • TMoFan

    What liars, all of them. This sell-out must have been in the works for months. I remember reading this a feeling relieved. Now I’m dreading the impending take-over.

  • ellen eaton

    If their was some customer service with TMobile call centers help line TMobile would probably be #1 cell phone. I am looking to get out from under 7 SEVEN Tmobile phone lines. Due to false pretense, misrepresentation, NO help with phones. Returned at least 40 times and you can’t work with me. Supposed to have been give a military discount  plus  have me charged with a lost phone. Don’t know why I am paying insurance on all phones each month.

    Wonder who is accountable???