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SoftBank CEO confirms interest in buying T-Mobile, recognizes challenges

In a television interview yesterday evening, Sprint Chairman, and SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son confirmed that he was interested in a deal to buy T-Mobile. The deal would combine Sprint and T-Mobile in some form of merger and help bring them in to a “real fight” with AT&T and Verizon. He believes a deal would create a “massive price war” between the nation’s four biggest carriers. Of course, he knows that a merger isn’t … [read full article]

[UPDATE] Simple Choice plans changing to add more data, new $80 unlimited tier, now including Stateside International Texting

Today, T-Mobile announced that its $50 flagship Simple Choice plan will be offering more value for money than before. It’ll now give you double the 4G LTE data, and double the tethering as well as unlimited international texting. For $50 per month on Simple Choice, customers signing up will get 1GB of data at LTE speeds which can be used for tethering or use on the device itself. Simple Choice customers still start … [read full article]

Deposits dropping once more for lower credit classes for BYOD and SIM-onlt

Just under a month ago, we reported that T-Mobile had changed its deposit pricing based on credit classes. Deposits were dropped to just $50 for credit classes N, H and D, whereas class I was dropped to $50 for the first 3 lines, with a $100 required for lines 4 and 5. These changes went live on February 7th. From March 5th, it looks like they’re changing again. We’ve received some information claiming that deposits are … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 – Hands On

So, as you know, I got my hands on the Galaxy S5 on Monday evening. It’s now Thursday, and I finally found a chance to upload my hands on video. You’ll have to forgive me for the “Phonedog.com” intro and sign-off. I’d been introducing videos for Phonedog all day, it kind of got engrained in me. We’re still yet to receive information on the Galaxy S5′s launch date on T-Mobile. We know it’s April, and we know … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 price: $672?

One of our astute readers was browsing through the T-Mobile online store and spotted the Galaxy S5 has a placeholder, now showing the full retail price of $672. Although it’s seemingly a little expensive, it’s worth noting that it’s only $48 more than the current price of the Galaxy S4. Once you click on the phone and view its overview page, the pricing information disappears. In terms of monthly commitments, … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 heading to T-Mobile in April, pre-register now

If you head on over to T-Mobile.com, head in to the “shop all phones” section and you’ll spot a nice little headline placeholder for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Click “learn more” and you’ll be able to pre-register your interest to be one of the first to know when it’s coming, and how much it’s going to cost. Also, you’ll be entered in to a draw to win a free Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q4 2013 earnings – 1.6 million net additions, low churn and expanding LTE

As we were already aware – after John Legere’s press conference at CES – last quarter was incredible for T-Mobile. More than 1.6 million customers joined Magenta’s ranks. 981k of those were branded customer additions, with 869k of those being postpaid. If you’ve been following Tmo’s earnings and reports for a while, you’ll know that those figures alone represent the best quarter T-Mobile’s had for a very long time. In fact, it’s Tmo’s … [read full article]

Galaxy S5 announced – Faster, more efficient and leather-clad [pics]

As you may well know, I’ve been hanging around in Barcelona for the past couple of days covering MWC for Phonedog.com. By now, you will also almost certainly know that Samsung launched its next Galaxy S device. The S5 takes some of the great features from the S4, improves them and slaps some porous faux-leather covering on the rear shell. And while it may not look incredible, it is – in my opinion … [read full article]