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BlackBerry and T-Mobile in “positive” discussion, handsets to make a return?

During today’s Q4 earnings call – which was streamed live on YouTube for the first time – several questions were fielded after all the announcements were made. One of which came from a Twitter user who asked if BlackBerry handsets might make a return to T-Mobile. And, to those BlackBerry loyalists among the T-Mo subscriber base, Legere’s answer will come as welcome news. Although there’s nothing specific to report in … [read full article]

Mike Sievert being promoted to COO in T-Mobile executive re-shuffle

In an email sent out to all T-Mobile employees this morning, John Legere outlined a corporate re-shuffle taking place at the Un-carrier. Undoubtedly, the biggest news is Mike Sievert’s move from CMO (chief marketing officer) to COO (chief operating officer). In the memo to staff – which we’ve been able to look at (thanks to our sources) – Legere states that he has created the position for Sievert. His responsibilities will include guiding … [read full article]

T-Mobile-friendly Microsoft device shows up in FCC, new Lumia incoming?

If there’s one thing we’re short on in the world of T-Mobile devices, it’s big Windows Phones. But, there’s a small glimmer of hope shining from FCC filings which could indicate that’s about to change. In a filing made by Microsoft, there’s a device that’s been tested on a number of LTE and HSPA bands. All of which point to a device compatible with T-Mobile’s airwaves. The device was tested on band 2 (1900MHz) LTE and WCDMA,  Band 4 … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom to sell its UK arm to BT

A report on BBC News yesterday claims that Deutsche Telekom is about to sell its UK arm to BT, the nation’s largest fixed line telecoms operator. In a deal supposedly worth £12.5 billion, BT plans to buy mobile operator, EE. This news comes shortly after the announcement that the T-Mobile brand name in Britain is dead, along with its partner network operator, Orange. If the deal goes through, it would create a massive … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S6 MWC invites are out, hint at Double-Edged phone

Yesterday afternoon, Samsung officially sent out invitations to its next Unpacked event which will take place at MWC in Barcelona next month. The live unveiling will be on Sunday, March 1st. And we’re expecting the tech giant to follow up on its popular Galaxy S5 with a new Galaxy S6, or perhaps two. A couple of people online have spotted a huge clue on the invitation pointing towards what Sammy’s going to unveil. … [read full article]

T-Mo now stocking NEW2U certified pre-owned phones in store?

Our contacts have informed us that retail brick-and-mortar stores now have the NEW2U certified pre-owned devices in stock. Previously, stores would have to submit a Ship-to fulfilment and have the devices shipped to the customer. We’re not exactly sure when the stock started arriving, so we could be a little late on this one. But, I still wanted to let you know that you can now get the phones in retail stores. Or so … [read full article]

Rumor: Google wants to launch its own wireless service, using T-Mobile and Sprint networks

Listen to a John Legere interview over the past few months and you’ll have undoubtedly hear his prediction that the wireless industry’s carriers are likely to be challenged by other, non-traditional carriers. Names like Facebook and Google have been thrown around in respect to other companies getting in on the wireless service game. His prediction could become reality sooner than we thought. According to a new report by The Information, Google is planning … [read full article]