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T-Mobile Voice over LTE live in Seattle

Only recently we’d heard reports that Voice over LTE was on its way to T-Mobile. What that means is that instead of your device dropping to an older network technology to connect your calls, it’ll instead use the LTE network. Which is pretty fantastic news, especially considering the areas currently being refarmed from EDGE to LTE, and the fact that T-Mo is going to be killing off its 2G network over the next … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mo LTE scores joint 1st place with AT&T and Verizon in Las Vegas

I know, I know, John Legere and T-Mobile don’t like referencing RootMetrics results. Calling them out for being out of date and not based on real user testing. Still, they can give a decent portrayal of the network quality offered by the US’ top carriers. This time out, it’s showing T-Mo in a favorable light. In its most recent test in Las Vegas, T-Mobile’s RootScore matched the big two: 1 – Verizon (95.4) 1 … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s upcoming MVNO, Univision Mobile to offer unlimited international texts and calls to Latin America

Yesterday we revealed plans that T-Mobile is planning on launching a brand new prepaid MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as soon as next week. This new prepaid carrier will work exclusively on T-Mobile’s service and is being aimed directly at the Hispanic market. Univision – of course – is already a very well-known brand among the Hispanic community, and one which T-Mobile can leverage … [read full article]

Univision and T-Mobile partnering to launch new MVNO?

Univision has been on something of a roll this past few days. In one major announcement, it’s teamed up with Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment to discover the “Ultimate Latino Boyband” with a “La Banda”. It’s also hosted its Upfront conference. But we’ve just been told about another new initiative the company’s going to be launching within the next week. We’ve heard that the company is partnering with T-Mobile to launch a new MVNO … [read full article]

Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse speaks on T-Mo merger and John Legere “egging” him on

Yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse made an appearance on Bloomberg’s Market Matters where he discussed a handful of topics, including the rumored merger of Sprint and T-Mobile as well as his competitive relationship with Magenta’s CEO, John Legere. Of course, all of us want to hear from the horse’s mouth whether or not there’s any truth in the merger rumors. But as you’d expect, Hesse wasn’t keen to outright state “yes, it’s happening”. … [read full article]

Does T-Mobile really “need” a Sprint merger to be competitive?

The dust has settled, and we’ve started a new week. But don’t let that fool you in to thinking that T-Mobile and Sprint’s rumored merger won’t be mentioned. Predictably, after the earnings call and Q1 results were announced, analysts jumped on the news with their view on what the carrier’s doing right, what it’s doing wrong and what it needs for future success. One such analyst is well-respected Walter Piecyk who reports on T-Mobile’s return to revenue … [read full article]

T-Mobile once again offering free MLB at Bat access for 2014

Last year, a few months after announcing a multi-year partnership with the MLB, T-Mobile began offering free access to content through the MLB at Bat iOS and Android app. And it looks like it’s back again for 2014. A few customers have tipped us to let us know that they were able to get free access to MLB at Bat 2014, but there’s yet to be any official announcement on this … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q1 2014 earnings call takeaway: “We won’t stop innovating”

As you will undoubtedly have read by now, T-Mobile just had its greatest ever quarter. Adding 2.4 million new subscribers to its ranks and selling 6.9 million smartphones. But, having just come off the earnings conference call featuring John Legere, Mike Sievert and Braxton Carter, it’s clear that T-Mo plans on doing even more during 2014. Net Adds It’s clear to anyone who can read that T-Mobile had an incredible quarter when it … [read full article]

T-Mobile US reports best ever quarter with 2.4 million net additions

Wow! We knew it was going to be a good quarterly result following the Uncarrier 4.0 announcement in January, but we weren’t expecting this. T-Mobile added 2.4 million subscribers to its ranks in Q1. It’s the first time the company has gone over 2 million net additions, and is therefore the companies best ever quarter. T-Mobile now has 49.1 million customers. Highlights from the first quarter include: Total net additions of 2.4 million, first … [read full article]

T-Mobile closes 700MHz A-block deal, announces plans for expansion

In a blog post today, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Office, Neville Ray announced that the company has now closed the deal to acquire Verizon’s unused A-block, 700MHz spectrum. This news comes just a few days after the FCC gave the purchase the go ahead, and signals the beginning of a major plan to improve and expand T-Mobile’s existing LTE coverage. A-block spectrum at these … [read full article]