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Uncarrier 5.0 rumor predicts simplified pricing inclusive of tax

Uncarrier 5.0 is upon us. On June 18th, T-Mobile’s set to use an event in its home city of Seattle to announce the next phase of its industry-changing plans. And a rumor published by PhoneArena purports that T-Mo is set to – yet again – remove a customer pain point by drastically changing the way it works out your monthly bill. Currently, in the market – as all of you are aware – your … [read full article]

T-Mobile brand to remain if Sprint merger’s approved, $2B compensation if blocked?

You may be sick to the back teeth of analysis and speculation on the purported deal between Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank to merge Sprint and T-Mobile in to one giant carrier capable of matching Verizon and AT&T. But, some further rumor mill spinning took place today at CNBC. And – if true – it could see the success, or failure of a merger leaving T-Mo in a better state than it is now. … [read full article]

Rumor: Apple partnering with T-Mobile and AT&T on big prepaid push

A new report today claims that Apple is about to go on a big prepaid push, and is partnering with T-Mo and AT&T to do so. 9to5Mac reports that the Cupertino-based company is keen to boost iPhone sales by bolstering its purchase options. Customers will be able to buy an iPhone at full-price, and then connect the phone to a prepaid or monthly rolling plan, and do all of that from the Apple … [read full article]

Bloomberg: John Legere likely to be CEO of combined Sprint/T-Mobile if deal goes ahead

According to yet another report mentioning the hot topic of the month – Sprint and T-Mobile merging – our enthusiastic CEO, John Legere is likely to remain in charge of the merged company. Bloomberg reports that as negotiations continue, and all the fine details are put in place, John Legere is becoming “increasingly” responsible “for the prospects of an enlarged company.”  John Legere, the chief executive officer of T-Mobile who’s known for wearing … [read full article]

Sprint, T-Mobile again rumored to be nearing a deal

According to yet another report, Sprint and T-Mobile a close to agreeing a deal to merge. Or, technically speaking, SoftBank – the Japanese carrier which owns Sprint – is close to agreeing a deal to buyout the majority of Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in the Magenta-flavored Un-carrier. Bloomberg reports that Sprint will offer around 50% stock and 50% cash for T-Mobile, leaving DT with around 15% ownership of the combined Sprint/T-Mobile company. The … [read full article]

iOS 8 to feature Wi-Fi calling [Update - T-Mobile Confirms, it's coming!]

There’s a sentence to make any T-Mobile fan skip a beat: Wi-Fi calling is an upcoming feature within iOS 8. Although it wasn’t among the main, highlighted features at the WWDC 2014 opening keynote, it was shown as a feature in the overview screenshot shown above. Exactly how Wi-Fi calling will be implemented is yet to be seen. It’s very unlikely that T-Mobile phones will come preloaded with an app, or even a downloadable … [read full article]

VoLTE shows up in Dallas? [Update: NYC too]

It’s not long ago T-Mobile announced VoLTE was going live in Seattle. Along with that announcement came a few software updates for the Galaxy Note 3, G Flex and Galaxy Light. But Seattle isn’t the only city to get the network update. Just today we were sent an image showing the service being live and kicking in Dallas. At the moment, when you make a call in a 4G LTE area in any … [read full article]

Reuters: Deutsche Telekom to keep minority stake in T-Mobile if SoftBank deal goes through

Earlier on today, reports broke from Japan stating that Deutsche Telekom had accepted a buyout offer from SoftBank for its majority stake in T-Mobile US. We assumed, as many would have, that any deal would see the Japanese carrier take ownership of DT’s entire controlling stake in the Magenta carrier. Later on, however, another report claims that DT is seeking to retain a … [read full article]