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The Cost To Build Out An LTE Network For T-Mobile? One Analyst Thinks $9 Billion

With the AT&T deal now nothing more than a memory, T-Mobile USA faces the daunting task of rebuilding, revitalizing and working toward the build-out of a LTE network. The cost associated with such a task? According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Atkin, it will cost as much as $9 billion for T-Mobile purchase spectrum, build-out and deploy. Deutsche Telekom CEO told analysts this week that the company is already spending around $3 … [read full article]

Boom, We’re Podcasting Tonight With Our Pals From DroidDog

We’re just under an hour from launching our second episode of the DroidDog podcast with yours truly, David from TmoNews. Yeah, that’s right…I get my part of the billing. We’ll be streaming live over Ustream and I’d love for you guys to drop in and listen. It’s only our second run at this so we’re still working out some kinks, bugs and you know…how to actually keep your attention. Tonight we’re covering a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Responds To Senator Al Franken’s Carrier IQ Questions

T-Mobile has responded to Senator Al Franken’s Carrier IQ questionnaire explaining that it began installing Carrier IQ last August and is now on nearly 450,000 Android and Blackberry devices. T-Mobile maintains that this software is used for individual troubleshooting cases and marketing purposes only. T-Mobile says that the software is now installed on the following nine devices: HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Exhibit II 4G, LG myTouch, LG myTouch Q, LG … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Sends Reassuring Message To T-Mobile USA Staff

Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Rene Obermann is continuing the “message” from the Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile USA powers that be by telling T-Mobile USA employees they are “working with all of you on a plan to grow the business.” What that plan is exactly…is anyones guess and we do have a lot guesses. Employees are already expressing their belief to me that this statement reads like smoke and mirrors as they have doubts about … [read full article]

Google “Pauses” Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich Update, Says They Are “Monitoring Feedback”

Reports are filtering in that Google has hit the “pause” button on their Android 4.0 update for Nexus S devices. Details are pretty sparse, but users are claiming they are receiving the update, but when the update process completes the phone boots right back into Gingerbread. Apparently, Google is able to trigger a rollback on phones that are attempting to update from all the way in Mountain View. Google hasn’t provided any reason … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts COO Statement Regarding End Of AT&T Talks And The Future

In light of the T-Mobile, AT&T deal ending, T-Mobile USA has issued a statement on their company blog regarding the deal and their unchanged focus. The obvious question right now is, “What does this mean for T-Mobile USA customers?” We’ll just get right to the answer: Dear T-Mobile Customers: By now I am sure you have seen media reports that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom (DT) have mutually decided to terminate their agreement … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Talks Breakup Fee, Silent on “Plan B” For US Branch

In light of the collapse of its failed T-Mobile USA deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom isn’t offering any details on howit plans on moving forward with its US branch. However, Chief Executive Rene Obermann did speak to reporters on a conference call discussing the need for more spectrum: “In the long term, we need more spectrum and network capacity. We are working on that. But we will not speculate about any inorganic steps … [read full article]

Samsung Says Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming Q1 2012

Samsung has cemented its plans for its upcoming roll-out of Ice Cream Sandwich and as expected, it’s landing on all top-shelf Android devices. This includes the GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus. That is an international list, of course. For those of us using devices listed above, we’re likely to … [read full article]

With AT&T Out Of The Picture, Where Does T-Mobile Go Now?

I know there is a celebratory aura going around in the T-Mobile world today and employees especially are breathing sighs of relief. Here at TmoNews we’re definitely glad to see AT&T and their proposed takeover of T-Mobile go down the toilet. Now we turn our attention to the fact that T-Mobile still needs a plan and their options are plentiful, with most of them already well-known having been widely discussed as alternatives while … [read full article]

It’s Over, AT&T Drops Bid To Purchase T-Mobile, Will Pay Break-Up Fee

Here it is TmoNews readers and T-Mobile lovers, the news we’ve all been waiting for, hoping to hear and believing in. AT&T has dropped their bid to buy T-Mobile USA and will pay Deutsche Telekom the $4 billion dollar break-up fee. That’s one hell of a price for a bad first date. Viva la T-Mobile. AT&T will pay a total of $3 billion in cash plus around $1 billion in spectrum and the … [read full article]