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T-Mobile, MetroPCS Deal Hit With Another Advisory Firm Urging Shareholders To Reject Merger

T-Mobile’s proposed merger with MetroPCS was handed another blow this morning as the last major proxy advisory firm recommended against the deal. In its findings, Glass Lewis & Co found the proposed deal lacked in several significant ways, including how MetroPCS agreed to the deal and the compensation shareholders would receive. Glass Lewis joins Institutional Shareholder Services in advising shareholders to vote against the proposed deal. Both advisory groups have … [read full article]

Asymco Analyst Estimates T-Mobile WIll Sell 3.4 Million iPhones This Year

Analysts are well-known for their attempts to guesstimate just how much x will sell on y. Which makes predictions of iPhone sales on T-Mobile likely to start coming out of the woodwork in droves. One of the first analysts to take a look at the possible sales volume on T-Mobile is Horace Dediu of Asymco. I give Deidu more credit than most analysts who appear to do nothing more than choose sales numbers … [read full article]

How To Enable LTE On Your Jailbroken iPhone 5 Right Now

With T-Mobile’s LTE market already live in seven cities and plenty of factory unlocked or AT&T unlocked iPhone 5s already in the wild, enabling LTE is as easy as being jailbroken. If you aren’t jailbroken on your iPhone 5, not to worry as an official method for supporting LTE should come from T-Mobile or Apple very soon. A quick reminder that these steps will not work with iPhone 5 models unlocked … [read full article]

Advisory Firm Tells MetroPCS Shareholders Not To Vote For T-Mobile Deal

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Things are looking a little bleaker for the MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger as Institutional Shareholder Services Inc has come out in opposition of the merger. ISS, an investor-advisory firm helping companies manage large investments released a report suggesting MetroPCS shareholders can get a better deal from another company. “The ultimate question for PCS holders, therefore, is whether this offer is sufficient compensation for putting control of their investment in the hands of another strategic, … [read full article]

Thanks For The Marketing Memories Carly, We’ll Miss You

In the heat of the last 36 hours and a continuous stream of T-Mobile news, I almost didn’t take notice that Carly hasn’t appeared at all. Not only did Carly not appear on stage at the T-Mobile event as she had in years past, but is also absent from the company’s new marketing spots. We knew that T-Mobile was adopting a new marketing strategy and with that, T-Mobile has confirmed to Business … [read full article]

Poll: Do you think T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier plans will push the company back into subscriber growth?

  View poll on GoPollGo   With the introduction of T-Mobile’s UNcarrier/Simple Choice plans and “contract-free” experience, I’m curious how you feel about everything. T-Mobile still faces an uphill battle in stopping churn, but a tough-talking CEO and completely new way new of doing business in the US wireless industry will … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO: “Greedy Hedge Funds” Won’t Stop MetroPCS Merger

T-Mobile’s CEO honest approach to the industry knows no bounds as he goes after the set of hedge funds hoping to block the MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger. When asked yesterday about the prospects of the deal closing in light of vocal opposition by Paulson & Co, along with P. Schoenfeld Asset Management: “It will be approved,” he said, “despite the greedy hedge funds that are trying to take a double-dip out of that process.” … [read full article]

Analyst Calls T-Mobile iPhone Launch A “Big Deal” For Apple

Here’s a shocking piece of analyst material for as “analyst” Shaw Wu of Sterne Agree calls for T-Mobile’s iPhone to make a “big deal” impact on Apple’s smartphone sales. In fact, Wu believes that the iPhone on T-Mobile will have a greater impact on the market than most would believe: “While T-Mobile USA has lost customers, its core customer base remains loyal to its lower cost and unlimited data plans,” he said. … [read full article]