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FCC a little more open to a Sprint, T-Mobile merger?

A report from the Wall Street Journal today states that some commissioners at the FCC aren’t totally against a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile. The deal would see the third and fourth most popular carriers in the States combine and create a much larger carrier, and one which could compete with Verizon and AT&T more effectively. As you’re all aware, in the past, Tom Wheeler Chairman of the FCC has expressed concerns over … [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]

Report claims Sprint/T-Mobile merger is “dead”

Network consolidation may be a must in the relatively near future. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be Sprint and T-Mobile that merge. In fact, New York Post‘s sources claim that it won’t happen and that the FCC and DoJ are very skeptical on the matter. Even going so far as to say that it’s “dead”. This would go along with another report published recently by Re/code, also claiming that … [read full article]

Report: Sprint planning summer T-Mobile bid

Bloomberg reports tonight that T-Mobile is to become subject to a buyout offer from Sprint. It’s not something we haven’t heard before, but this news comes after SoftBank/Sprint met with banks to make debt arrangements for the offer. The site’s sources claim that Sprint’s CFO, Joe Euteneuer and Treasurer, Greg Block met with six banks to make sure lenders were ready with financing packages in place for when Sprint decides to push the … [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]

(Update: Legere’s in on the act) Mike Sievert teases Uncarrier 5.0, promises “big throw-down”

It seems like ages since we got the last major Uncarrier phase at CES in January this year. Three months can certainly seem like a long time in tech. But just to reassure us that phase 4.0 wasn’t the last, Mike Sievert, the company CMO teased the upcoming major changes last night. Uncarrier 5.0 is coming very soon: It’s time for another big throw-down from T-Mo. We’re changing wireless for the better, again. … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG L90 scheduled for release on April 23rd

At the end of February, @evleaks gave us a sneak preview of the LG L90 that’s on its way to T-Mobile. At the time we didn’t have any indication as to when it was going to be available. We simply had an image of a T-Mobile-branded version. Today, we’ve been sent an internal document showing when the device will be available for sale: April 23rd. The screenshot above was taken from this … [read full article]