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WSJ: Dish approaching banks to get $15B funding for T-Mobile deal

Following up on its exclusive report from earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal has published an article claiming that Dish Networks is in talks with banks to secure cash funding for what looks to be a primarily stock-based deal with T-Mobile. According to its sources, Dish is looking to borrow between $10B-$15B: “Dish is considering borrowing between $10 billion and $15 billion for the … [read full article]

[UPDATE: Works over Cellular too] iOS 9 adds Wi-Fi Calling with Mac/iPad Continuity for T-Mobile customers

UPDATE: We got an email yesterday from T-Mobile to confirm that this is in fact just part of the story. T-Mo is the first carrier in the world which will support Continuity over a cellular network. So you can leave your phone anywhere, and still receive and send SMS messages or make/receive phone calls. Sweet deal.  With iOS 8 and Yosemite last year, Apple launched an awesome new feature called Continuity. It’s made … [read full article]

Microsoft Lumia 640 and LG G Pad F 8.0 coming to T-Mobile on June 17

We’ve been wondering about the official launch date for T-Mobile’s Microsoft Lumia 640 for some time, and now we finally have evidence from one of our sources. T-Mo communicated to staff that the long-awaited budget Windows Phone will be arriving on store shelves in time for a June 17 launch. And it’s not coming along. LG’s G Pad 8.0 tablet will be released in Magenta-flavor on the same day. [read full article]

Apple announces iOS 9 – Coming this fall with revamped Siri, Notes, News and more…

As is customary for the first day of its World Wide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system with a host of really cool new, and much-needed features. If you’re a T-Mobile iPhone user you’ll want to check out iOS 9 and all its improvements. “Intelligence” – Siri Apple broke down its new focus points in to their own categories. Filed under “Intelligence”, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Network Updates: Band 12 sightings in California, 100Mbps speeds in Augusta & more…

It’s been a little while since we updated you with the latest sightings from our T-Mobile-obsessed readers. And there are a few to get through in today’s network update post. Most is further news of band 12 LTE (700MHz) expansion, some is news of crazy speeds up in Georgia. But either way, it’s all good news when we hear of our readers seeing real-life improvements from T-Mobile’s efforts at improving its network. . Kansas City [read full article]

T-Mobile planning huge promotions this week: Free UnRadio for more customers, and higher hotspot data allowance

One of our most reliable sources came to us this week with more information on what T-Mobile has in store for us. And it seems the carrier has plenty up its sleeve during the week that the biggest headlines will undoubtedly go to Apple as it unveils its latest software at WWDC in San Francisco. And while most of this news applies directly to the next week specifically, there are some plans set … [read full article]

John Legere gets a “BatBerry” for his birthday

Yesterday was John Legere’s birthday, which you’ll undoubtedly already know if you’ve been following his tweets. The ever-popular outspoken CEO seemingly got a bazillion birthday tweets, a few cakes, a huge card and a batphone. But today, waiting for him back in his Seattle office was something a little special sent over by John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO. T-Mobile and BlackBerry only [read full article]