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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Q2 performances and results compared

A detailed report put together by Jan Dawson, compares all four major U.S. carriers’ performance and stats after each published their second quarter performances. All in all, it makes for great reading from a T-Mobile perspective. T-Mo lead the way with net subscriber additions and losses, and as a result is closer than ever to catching up with Old Yeller. If taken a few of the highlights here, but you should check out the full report. … [read full article]

4G sighted in new small towns, Wideband 15+15 LTE in Rockford, IL

We like to keep tabs on any new developments in network expansion and modernization here at TmoNews. After all, if we just waited for official word on new upgrades, we’d only get them once per quarter. And those announcements never really paint the true picture of what customers are experiencing. We’ve been sent a handful of sightings over the past couple of weeks that make for encouraging reading. One area T-Mobile’s needed work for some time now … [read full article]

Which legacy T-Mo device or range would you bring back?

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know I have a keen interest in older devices. I’m not sure exactly why. It could be that they were more interesting back in the days pre-iPhone. When devices weren’t just super slim rectangles with massive displays, manufacturers were creative with hardware design. Phones flipped, swivelled and twisted and came in all shapes and sizes. Circles, triangles, diamonds, you name it, there … [read full article]

T-Mo scores well in RootMetrics airport network tests

RootMetrics is well known for testing and reporting on network speed and reliability across the globe, and its latest published report answers the age-old question: How good is my network at an airport? Okay, so it’s not a question on many peoples’ lips, but it’s still useful to know that next time you’re heading to meet a friend at O’Hare arrivals that your connection isn’t going to drop off. Or, if you’re planning … [read full article]

T-Mobile introduces new value Pay-as-you-go plans, $0.10 per text/min flat rate

On August 17th, T-Mobile will be launching a brand new Pay-as-You-Go plan, making it simple and more affordable and – in the process – the lowest offer amongst the major nationwide carries . Under the new plan, texts and calls cost a simple flat rate amount. Each text will cost $0.10, as will each minute during any phone call you place. There’s a monthly minimum of $3, which will give customers 30 minutes of talk, or … [read full article]

New Lumia device incoming? Microsoft sends out IFA event invites

A few minutes back, and invite hit my inbox showing us that Microsoft has plans for this year’s IFA convention in Berlin. The invitation, in its entirety is displayed above. On September 4th, in the German capital, the Lumia-makers are going to unveil the next generation of devices. All we know is, it’s something with a camera. The black circle would perhaps indicate a successor to the 1020, but that’s a complete guess … [read full article]

FCC filing reveals further T-Mobile 700MHz transaction covering 6.4M POPs

When T-Mobile purchased the huge lump of A-block spectrum – covering 158M people – from Verizon earlier this year, it was never the company’s plan to only have that and nothing else. After all, T-Mo wants to ensure as many people are covered by the stronger, lower-frequency LTE as possible. Last week it was revealed that the company had agreed to acquire a lump of A-block [read full article]

SoftBank chief on failed Sprint/T-Mobile deal: “No Comment”

At the end of one of the most interesting weeks in wireless so far year, SoftBank’s chief, Masayoshi Son, fielded questions from reporters on the ordeal during the Japanese carrier’s Q2 earnings announcement. According to people in the know, his company backed out of its planned deal to buy a controlling stake in T-Mobile. This – of course – meant no merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The … [read full article]

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]