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Final Sprint, T-Mobile merger deal details being ironed out between SoftBank, DT

A report from Asian publication, Nikkei, claims that SoftBank is nearing a deal which would pave the way for the long-rumored Sprint, T-Mobile merger. The report claims that the basic agreement between the Japanese carrier and Deutsche Telekom is in place, and just the final details need ironing out. SoftBank is purportedly seeking to buy more than 50% of T-Mobile US shares from German telecoms giant, Deutsche Telekom, which currently owns a majority … [read full article]

Accessories on EIP: A few more details [Update: $250 limit per line]

Last week we were informed by our sources that T-Mobile is planning to make accessories available on its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). In its current state, customers can buy phones and tablets without paying anything up front, instead, spreading the cost over 24 months interest-free. And the same will be possible with premium accessories from July 20th, at least, if the memo … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet on its way to T-Mobile?

Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet caused a ripple of excitement back when it was launched last December. It was Nokia’s first attempt at a Windows-based tablet, and it looked really cool. Its full HD, 10.1-inch, 16:9 ratio IPS display acts as the portal through which you enter the world of Windows RT. What’s more, it’s equipped with category 4 LTE, giving it a theoretical top download speed of 150Mbps. It also has a 6.7MP … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G3 set for July 16 release, Galaxy Tab 4 and Xperia T2 Ultra one week later

While we’ve known for a while that T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers will be stocking the upcoming LG G3, we didn’t have any specific release date for anyone but Verizon. Our inside sources tell us we can expect the impressive LG flagship to land on T-Mo’s store shelves on July 16th. Which – if correct – would put it a day earlier than VZW’s launch date. The LG G3′s spec list … [read full article]

Reuters: Sprint getting close to securing $40B financing for T-Mobile deal

A report published by Reuters late last night claims that Sprint is close to securing the necessary finances for its deal to buy T-Mobile. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Sprint has lined up eight banks to fund the acquisition of TMUS. The debt package exceeds $40 billion and includes a bridge loan of roughly $20 billion from Japan‘s Softbank Corp to Sprint, as well as some $20 billion refinancing of T-Mobile’s existing debt, … [read full article]

OOKLA Speedtest App being removed from throttling?

Not everyone on T-Mobile is subscribed to one of its unlimited high-speed data plans. Some are on the lower plans which restrict data speeds once you hit your allocated allowance. Today, we’ve learned that T-Mobile is removing OOKLA’s Speedtest app from network throttling. What that means is that those who have hit their cap, and are being throttled, they’ll be able to use the Speedtest app and still see the true network speeds … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering to buy spectrum from smaller rivals

According to a report at NYPost, T-Mobile is putting together a back-up plan in case the merger with Sprint doesn’t go through. T-Mo has purportedly been offering to buy low-band spectrum from a number of smaller carriers to help boost its network performance in major built-up areas like New York City. Earlier this year, the company sealed a major deal to buy low-band 700MHz spectrum from Verizon. Spectrum which – as of yet … [read full article]

[Update - Images] T-Mobile changes upcoming: Simplified billing, no prorated charges, and EIP included from first bill

We’ve been hearing little snippets here and there about a few changes that could be coming up as part of Uncarrier 5.0, but one seemingly steady feature on the list is billing. T-Mobile is going to be changing its entire billing system, to make it simpler for customers to understand by including and removing current features. Whether it is as part of Uncarrier 5.0, or not, changes are coming. First up is prorated charges. … [read full article]