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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]

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]