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Kyocera and T-Mobile launch Hydro Life phone to cure us all of “fragiphoniphobia”

“Fragiphoniphobia” – Sounds painful right? Good news though, is that it’s just a fancy name for the fear of fragile phones. That’s right Samsung, Kyocera’s coming after you and your flimsy plastic devices. It’s not a made-up term at all.* On a more professional note, T-Mobile and Kyocera today announced the arrival of the rumored Hydro Life smartphone. It’s available for T-Mo customers at Wal-Mart … [read full article]

Samsung announces Sept. 3 Unpacked event, Galaxy Note 4 announcement likely

Samsung has started sending out invites to an Unpacked event on September 3rd, and it’s almost certain the Korean tech giant will use it to announce the next Galaxy Note. Given the fact that Unpacked events are almost always used to show off flagship phones, and the Galaxy S5 is already here, the Note 4 is a safe bet. Worth noting, the company used the Wednesday immediately before IFA in Berlin to announce … [read full article]

Rumor claims Xperia Z3 will be heading T-Mo’s way

A rumor published recently claims that the next generation Xperia phone by Sony is going to be launched on T-Mobile. Citing unnamed reliable sources, TechnoBuffalo purports that T-Mo is currently “gearing up for the launch“. And we wouldn’t be entirely surprised if it was. T-Mobile launched the Xperia Z1s earlier this year, and so is one of the few carriers in the U.S. to have offered a flagship Sony device. Although it didn’t (hasn’t … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum in 38 counties in IL, IN and KY

A ULS filing with the FCC reveals that T-Mobile is set to acquire more A-block spectrum from an investment company named I-700 A Block, LLC. According to the report, the deal only involves the transfer of spectrum and doesn’t involve any transfer of network, other assets or customers. Presuming the request is accepted by the commission it would cover a a fairly substantial number of counties. The following counties will be covered with the … [read full article]

Market responds to Iliad’s T-Mobile buyout offer: TMUS value climbs, Sprint and Iliad values fall

Watching how analysts and investors interpret certain events in the technology industry has the tendency to throw up some surprises, and often times almost makes for interesting reading. Yesterday, following reports that French Telecom giant, Iliad wants to buy T-Mobile, the news affected three service providers’ value. In regards to T-Mobile (TMUS), it seems as though the extra interest in buying … [read full article]

French telecoms company, Iliad makes bid for T-Mobile [UPDATE x2: Rejected]

A fresh report today from the Wall Street Journal claims that T-Mobile US has a new suitor in French telecommunications company, Iliad. The company has allegedly made a buyout offer for the carrier, in an attempt to compete against SoftBank/Sprint.  During the earnings call’s Q&A section earlier today, John Legere stated that T-Mobile was looking at various options for growing … [read full article]

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]

T-Mobile VoLTE reaches ‘nationwide’ status and 700MHz LTE is go!

T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, took to a blog post this morning to let us know a few key exciting tidbits of information. First off: VoLTE is now officially nationwide. Secondly: 700MHz is go! T-Mobile’s upgrades and expansions on the network side have been hugely impressive over the past 6 months. It wasn’t long ago the company officially announced the VoLTE service, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q2 2014: 1.5 million net adds, hits 50 million subscribers

T-Mobile has just published its Q2 financial report and it makes for good reading. Just as analysts had predicted recently, T-Mobile remains the fastest-growing wireless company in the States. T-Mo didn’t quite reach the heights of 2.4 million net adds reached in Q1, but another quarter with over 1 million net subscribers added is impressive. In Q2 T-Mo’s net adds reached 1.5 … [read full article]