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T-Mobile Q2 earnings call takeaway: We don’t need merger to succeed

By now I’m sure you’ve all read, digested and formed your own opinions on T-Mobile’s Q2 earnings report published this morning. To round it up, T-Mo’s executives went over the highlights in one of its usual live-streamed conference calls. Among the highlights were: Tablet sales in Q2 were 5 times that of Q1 2014 6.2 million phones sold, 93% were smartphones 80% of postpaid customers are now on Simple Choice plans $7.2 billion … [read full article]

WSJ: No rush for Sprint, T-Mobile merger announcement due to its public nature

Yesterday we read that any announcement of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger could be pushed back to September so those involved had enough time to prepare a robust case to put forward to regulators. Today, Wall Street Journal reports that there are many reasons for the purported waiting game.  In an enlightening article, it reveals code-names given to four parties and to the deal … [read full article]

Apple Stores to sell iPhones on carrier upgrade programs from August [Rumor]

According to a report by Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, Apple will soon begin selling iPhones through carrier financing and upgrade programs. From late August, customers will be able to walk in to one of several Apple stores and walk out with an iPhone having agreed to pay via AT&T Next, Verizon EDGE or signing up to T-Mobile JUMP!. What that means is – for the first time – you’ll be able to sign … [read full article]

Details and pics of T-Mobile’s upcoming 4G LTE Cel-Fi ‘RS3 Duo’ signal booster

T-Mobile’s been planning an update to its current Cel-Fi home signal boosters it seems and your curiosity regarding the RS3 should be satisfied now. At least for the short term. Uncovered by a Reddit user Bulls729, both the new Windows Unit and Coverage Unit filings have been published by the FCC. As you can see, there’s been something of a redesign. In my mind, it’s by far the most visually … [read full article]

Rural 2G in Texas set to be upgraded to 4G [Update: Maybe not?]

As part of its ongoing commitment to building a “Data Strong” network, T-Mo has stated that it will be upgrading several 2G areas to 4G/LTE before the end of this year. This move joins others like building up wideband LTE in major metro areas, and rolling out 4×2 MIMO in others to offer the best, fastest network available. However, the 2G to 4G upgrade is by far – in my mind – of biggest … [read full article]

Speculation over Mexican billionaire buying T-Mobile is just that, speculation

4 days ago, the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing Mexican telecoms giant, Carlos Slim’s recent dealings with regulators in Mexico. His issue is that he owns a huge portion of the telecommunications industry in Mexico, and the governing bodies are forcing him to sell a sizable chunk, worth around $15 billion. In its report, WSJ offers details on his other investments, including TracFone, which is the 5th largest wireless provider in the … [read full article]

ZTE’s incoming “Olympia” Z970 phablet: Features 6-inch display, 8MP camera and runs Android 4.4.2

This week we’ve seen some news regarding an unreleased ZTE device set to land on T-Mobile’s network. So far though, the device itself has remained something of a mystery. All we’ve seen is a leaked picture of the device and a simple statement from EvLeaks stating that the “Olympia” is on its way. Thankfully, we can add a little more meat to those bones to … [read full article]