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Iliad purportedly in talks with private-equity firms to raise cash for T-Mobile bid

According to Bloomberg‘s sources, Iliad is talking to yet more companies in order to raise more capital for its attempt to take over T-Mobile. Iliad is a name which I (and I suspect, many of you) had never come across until it opted to submit an audacious bid to buy a 56% stake in T-Mobile US in July. The move was announced just days before Sprint [read full article]

Uncarrier 7.0 is coming – T-Mobile sends invites for September 10th event

Invites are out! T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier initiative is officially happening the day after Apple announces its next iPhone. The invitation simply states “This time it’s personal”, with the date set for September 10th at 12:30pm local time in San Francisco.  That’s 3:30pm Eastern time/2:30pm Central. Oddly enough, T-Mobile isn’t using an iconic theater or conference center to announce its next Uncarrier move. Instead, it’s taking place at the T-Mobile store at the corner … [read full article]

Original Sidekick retro phone review [video]

Some of you who follow me on Twitter will know I’ve been running a series of retro phone reviews over on PhoneDog’s YouTube channel. Today was one of particular interest to TmoNews readers and T-Mo fans alike. So I though I’d share it with you. Having originally launched in 2002, the T-Mobile Sidekick became of the most instantly-recognizable phones on the market. Its iconic 180-degree rotating display and awesome physical keyboard made it stand out in a … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Deutsche Telekom open to selling T-Mobile US at $35/share

According to Bloomberg, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom is open to negotiating a sale of its U.S. carrier, but only if an offer matches or exceeds its $35 per share valuation. The information was passed on to the site by “a person with knowledge of the matter.” Senior management of the German company allegedly met in Berlin today, purely to discuss T-Mobile’s valuation. This news comes after Iliad had a bid worth $33 … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE spotted in Cincinnati, should be up and running by November

Cincinnati-ans, rejoice! Sensorly mapping would suggest that T-Mobile’s network gurus have heard your prayers for LTE to arrive. A couple of readers got in touch with us to share the good news that downtown Cincinnati, OH has its first taste of LTE going live right now. Those beautiful purple splodges on the map below indicate areas where T-Mobile’s ultra-fast network has been spotted. What’s more, our inside sources inform us that Cincinnati should … [read full article]

T-Mobile Music Freedom now includes Grooveshark, Rdio and Songza, Google Play coming “later this year”

T-Mobile today announced that it’s adding 6 new music streaming services to its Music Freedom movement. As part of its Simple Choice plans, customers can stream music as much as they like without it counting against their data allotment. Until now only iHeart Radio, iTunes Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker and Spotify were included. From today, customers will also be able to listen to music using AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio … [read full article]

Up to $50 off all T-Mobile iPhones from tomorrow

T-Mobile sent out notices to staff today informing them that iPhone pricing is set to change. From tomorrow, Aug 27, iPhone device only pricing will drop by up to $50. Included in the price drop are all models of the current iPhone range plus any older models stores might still have in stock. So far, we’re yet to see any specific pricing on individual models and devices, but the “up to $50″ in the … [read full article]

Some legacy plan customers being moved to Simple Choice

With the arrival of Simple Choice plans last year, T-Mobile’s mission was to have a selection of easy to understand plans separated by $10 tiers. With no overages, free streaming, international texts and data, and unlimited calls and texts on all plans, the only differences are the amounts of data offered at each tier. And it would seem T-Mo wants as many people as possible joining the Simple Choice ranks: The company is … [read full article]

John Legere teasing further Uncarrier moves, coming next week

As some of you might know, I’m currently on a (working) vacation, visiting family in the land where broadband internet is still novelty, and where 4G and fibre are nothing but a pipe-dream. In that mentality, I may have missed something when reading through T-Mobile and John Legere’s announcements yesterday. Somewhere in his jibe at the state of the industry, and dissing Sprint for trying to be disruptive in a very old-school … [read full article]