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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]

Will the U.S. ever go truly Un-carrier?

Over the past year T-Mobile’s making moves we never expected to see in the U.S. market. Getting rid of contract plans, selling phones for $0 down, getting rid of overages, roaming charges and a heck of a lot more. It is almost certainly the Un-carrier in the sense that it’s removing pain points that’ve been part of the industry so long. These moves have made it one of the most popular carriers in … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile LTE network not only getting faster, but stronger too

In June last year, GigaOM reporter, Kevin Fitchard broke a major story regarding T-Mobile’s plans to bolster its LTE network. Now, he’s back with further information on T-Mo’s plans. In his report last year, Fitchard stated that T-Mobile would be adopting a technology known as 4×2 MIMO (multiple input-multiple output). With MIMO, multiple antennas send multiple transmissions between the transmitter and the device making downloads speedier. Almost all LTE networks … [read full article]

Operation Tablet Freedom explained – Better for voice customers

As with most of T-Mobile’s announcements there are various questions. They are great offers, but sometimes need a little decoding to make full sense of everything that’s just been announced. So let’s tackle all the bullet points of today’s announcement piece by piece. . 1. Up to 1.2 GB of free data until the end of 2014 This is a combination of two different offers. Firstly, and to get it out the way, … [read full article]

Simple Starter Plan just one of three phases: Next up, discounted tablets and buy-now-pay-later EIP?

A short while ago, T-Mobile announced a brand new Simple Starter plan, giving those with lower budgets and first-time postpaid customers the opportunity to get on the postpaid ladder. But, as T-Mo’s official announcement stated, this is just “Day One of Three”. Following the announcement we received information from our sources claiming that at least … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces latest Uncarrier phase – Simple Starter $40 plan, goes live on April 12th

T-Mobile just took the wraps off its latest Uncarrier move and it’s one I think you’re going to like. John Legere took to the company blog to announce the new Simple Starter $40 monthly price plan. “We start today with an all-new Simple Starter plan, a $40 monthly price plan specifically designed to deliver a predictable, affordable solution to millions of value-conscious Americans – and to provide a desperately needed alternative … [read full article]

T-mobile dealer creates “Network Showdown” car race video invitation to CEO.

One of T-Mobile’s dealers has put together a fun, professional video in the competitive spirit of Uncarrier. Its purpose? To convince John Legere to come to its Annual Company Kickoff event at a TBC location/date, and to fake revenge on AT&T for kicking him out of its CES party. The video features a blue, low-end Chevrolet dubbed “Death Star” versus a black and magenta Ferrari in a street race. I’ll leave you to figure out which car represents … [read full article]