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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]

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]