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T-Mobile CMO Calls First Day iPhone Sales “Gangbusting”

With their first complete sales day of the iPhone winding down, T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert reports “gangbusting” sales. “Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile,” Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert said in a statement to AllThingsD. “We experienced lines out the door this morning at nearly all of our almost 3,000 stores nationwide.” Lines tended to … [read full article]

Dish Network Approached Deutsche Telekom About Possible Merger With T-Mobile USA

Round and round the merger talk goes, where she’ll stop nobody knows as a new report out of Bloomberg said Dish Networks approached Deutsche Telekom about possible T-Mobile USA merger. According to the report, Dish made their proposal sometime before April 10th and before Deutsche Telekom sweetened its offer for MetroPCS. According to “people familiar with … [read full article]

As T-Mobile Drops Contracts, Verizon Moves In The Opposite Direction

  Editors Note: So here’s a story that just hit the wires and it made me think about why I love T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier program…because they aren’t trying to behave like Verizon.  With the release of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans, immediate feedback has been mostly positive, though I admit there’s been a decent amount of confusion as well. Still, as T-Mobile simplifies their rate plan choices with a one-size fits all plan … [read full article]

HTC Drops “Quietly Brilliant” For James Van Der Beek And A Bachelor Parody

Look, I generally love Funny or Die parody videos and I have high hopes for the HTC One, but this video doesn’t do justice to either. This James Van Der Beek “The Bachelor” inspired parody gets in some highlights of the Zoe camera feature and long battery life, but for the most part this is the exact opposite of the direction we hoped for HTC. The bottom line? This was a video with great potential for a smartphone … [read full article]

At Long Last, The iPhone 5 Is Now Available In Stores, Online And Through Apple.com

It’s been a long, long, long, long time coming — as the iPhone 5 is now officially available in T-Mobile stores, through T-Mobile.com and through Apple’s website. Today marks the first time that T-Mobile has carried in store a device from each of the four largest largest smartphone platforms. T-Mobile now provides customers a complete set of options combined with the … [read full article]

Deal Alert: Costco Selling Nexus 4 For $79 For New Customers, $99 With Upgrade

Not to be overshadowed by the trifecta launches of the iPhone 5, HTC One and Galaxy S 4 on T-Mobile, Costco is pushing an attractive offer on the Nexus 4. If bone stock Android and guaranteed first dibs at software updates is your thing, a $79 price tag for new customers or $99 for qualified upgrades may be right up your alley. As a quick reminder, as a national retailer Costco [read full article]

T-Mobile’s First iPhone 5 Marketing Spot Is Live As Stores Gear Up For Friday Morning

Well, what can I say about this other than to hit on the notion that T-Mobile’s marketing team is truly getting aggressive. This is perhaps one of the most aggressive ads I’ve seen T-Mobile run in recent memory and while it may be about the iPhone in particular, it’s sending a message regardless of the device. I’ll admit to being skeptical that T-Mobile … [read full article]

Largest MetroPCS Investor Reverses Tune, Comes Out In Support Of T-Mobile Merger

Paulson & Co., MetroPCS’ largest shareholder and the loudest voice of opposition against the T-Mobile deal has changed their tune after the revised terms issued by Deutsche Telekom late yesterday afternoon. “While Paulson needs to review the revised proxy statement before making a final decision, Paulson intends to vote for the merger as restructured,” … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s iPhone Marketing Campaign Blitz Kicks Off Thursday As Store Reps Finalize Training

As T-Mobile employees wind down their training for the iPhone 5 launch hour nears, we’re ready to see T-Mobile unveil it’s reportedly “massive” iPhone advertising campaign. Expect to see the words “screaming fast” play a major part as the ads begin Thursday night. We’re even going way, way out on a limb as there’s a rumor swirling around … [read full article]

(Updated: MetroPCS Reschedules Vote To April 24th) Deutsche Telekom Submits “Best And Final” Offer To MetroPCS Shareholders

Update: A new MetroPCS press release just hit the wires announcing the company has decided to push back the date of the shareholder vote to April 24th.  The decision to postpone the Special Meeting was mutually agreed upon by Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS to allow MetroPCS stockholders additional time to, subject to approval by the MetroPCS board of directors, consider a proposal from Deutsche Telekom to revise the business combination agreement, … [read full article]