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T-Mobile now #1 prepaid carrier, overtakes Sprint

T-Mobile today announced that it is now the biggest prepaid carrier in the States. It’s now ahead of Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. With a customer base of 15.64 million subscribers it’s 0.55 million ahead of Sprint in the prepaid market. AT&T and Verizon are both some way behind on 11.34 million and 6.04 million respectively. “The good news just keeps on coming for T-Mobile,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, … [read full article]

Fallout from last night: Hesse gone, Legere “welcomes” new Sprint CEO, stocks tank and more…

It’s been interesting watching the internet react to last night’s developments. For those who may have missed it: Sprint gave up on its plan to merge with T-Mobile, and since then, all hell has broken loose. . 1. Stocks Tank It’d be foolish to assume that company stock value wouldn’t be affected by the major news, and neither T-Mobile nor Sprint came out unscathed. TMUS dropped … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z1s finally receiving Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

Heading over to T-Mobile’s support section, it’s clear that customers have been eager to know the carrier’s plans for the Sony Xperia Z1s for some time. Thankfully, the wait is over and Android 4.4.4 has finally arrived for the T-Mo exclusive device. A reader got in touch with us this morning with news of the update, claiming they were able to install it OTA. So if you have a Sony Xperia … [read full article]

Battery life on T-Mo smartphones lasts longer than competitors according to recent test

We often see tests and comparisons on various smartphones to see which device offers the best battery life. For some, it’s a vital metric that helps make informed choices on which phone to buy. But you rarely see tests comparing the same phone on different carriers to see if that makes a difference. And apparently, it does. LaptopMag published results of a test yesterday afternoon, and it would seem that if you buy … [read full article]

WSJ: Sprint, T-Mobile merger is off

“And there was much rejoicing.” The Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint has decided to give up its plans on merging with T-Mobile. According to its anonymous sources, both SoftBank and Sprint feel that winning the approval of U.S. regulators will be too difficult. Sprint had been working on a bid for T-Mobile for months while studying regulatory opposition. Officials at both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission had signaled … [read full article]

Iliad in talks with Dish, Charter Communications and others to raise bid for T-Mobile?

Earlier today we read a report stating that T-Mobile will officially reject the well-documented approach from Iliad. The French communications company seems persistent, however, as another new report claims that Iliad is look at other means of raising investment so that it can improve its offer. Reuters reports: French telecom firm Iliad (ILD.PA) is in talks with investors to improve its … [read full article]

Over 50,000 BlackBerry users have upgraded to a new device since April’s “loyalty offer”

Back in March/April T-Mobile and BlackBerry had something of a public fallout. T-Mo had been reaching out to existing BlackBerry-toting customers offering them an upgrade to an iPhone. BlackBerry’s chief responded, calling the marketing effort “inappropriate and ill-conceived”. After various back and forths involving a trade-in offer and a $100 ShopBlackBerry discount, T-Mobile launched a new “loyalty offer” in April. Customers upgrading their BlackBerry phones for a … [read full article]

Rumor: Iliad’s bid for T-Mobile US will be rejected officially tomorrow

According to a report by the Financial Times, T-Mobile US is set to reject Iliad’s audacious $15 billion bid as early as tomorrow. As far as we were aware, DT had already dismissed the offer because it was too low, but seemingly that wasn’t an official rejection. “T-Mobile US is planning on rejecting Iliad’s $15 billion offer for the carrier because … [read full article]

iPhone 6 unveiling scheduled for September 9 [Rumor]

We don’t often bring Apple-flavored rumors to TmoNews, but when it comes to sources, it’s hard to dismiss anything written by the ever-reliable John Paczkowski at Re/code. His sources claim that Apple’s next big media event is scheduled for September 9th. “Apple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, Sept. 9 — a date to which Apple numerologists will strain to attribute significance. As with September events past, the focal point of this one … [read full article]

T-Mo launching Summer Savings Upgrade Offer for pre-selected customers [UPDATED - More info]

We’ve received information claiming that T-Mobile’s continuing its summer of generosity by offering a group of pre-selected customers the chance to upgrade to a new phone at a discounted price. An internal memo indicates that the company is going to be reaching out to 200,000 of the pre-selected customers via SMS message from tomorrow, Aug 6th. In total, 1.5 million customers will be contacted and are eligible for “up to $92″ in savings … [read full article]

iOS 8 beta 5 released to devs with “T-Mobile Wi-Fi” indicator for Wi-Fi calling

A couple of hours ago, Apple made the 5th beta version of iOS 8 available to registered developers. Among some of the minor changes is something most T-Mo customers will hope remains in the final release later this year: A Wi-Fi calling indicator. With previous beta versions (3 & 4), although Wi-Fi calling was possible for T-Mobile subscribers, there was no easy way to tell if you were using the service or just … [read full article]

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]