Tag Archives: AT&T

T-Mobile joins Sprint and others in asking FCC to review AT&T spectrum acquisitions

In a letter to the FCC’s chairman, Tom Wheeler and a few other FCC commissioners, T-Mobile, Sprint and a few other organizations have asked the commission to review AT&T’s recent low-frequency spectrum purchases. The purchases in question are predominantly for blocks of 700MHz B and C block spectrum. The other companies include Public Knowledge, Free Press, the New America Foundation, Comptel, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Writers Guild of America, … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free unlimited data refer-a-friend deal from next week

T-Mobile has responded to Sprint’s “disruptive” offer with its very own offer for any T-Mobile Simple Choice customer and their friends on other carriers. In short, if a T-Mobile customer “throws a lifeline” to a Sprint, AT&T or Verizon customer, both will get 12 months of unlimited data free of charge. It’s a pretty amazing offer: Starting next week, whenever a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer throws a lifeline to a Sprint (or AT&T … [read full article]

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 … [read full article]

AT&T: T-Mobile’s data roaming proposal would “violate the Telecommunications Act”

T-Mobile recently put forward a petition to the FCC asking it to rewrite data roaming rules. But AT&T has called the proposal unlawful. T-Mo’s initial petition calls for the FCC to ensure that US data roaming agreements between larger and smaller carriers are fair. In the words of T-Mobile’s original proposal: The Commission adopted the data roaming rule because it found that providers require access to data roaming in order to … [read full article]

Legere reacts to Amazon phone AT&T exclusive rumor

Over the past couple of days, rumors have cropped up online claiming that the Amazon phone could end up as an AT&T exclusive. The device – which many are expecting to be launched tomorrow – drew comparison to the failed “Facebook Phone”, aka HTC First, which famously lasted only one month. It’s rare for John Legere to pass up an opportunity to goad his competitors, and he didn’t disappoint this time out: Let’s … [read full article]

Carter: Several more Un-carrier moves coming in 2014, some non-traditional

Speaking at an investor conference today, Braxton Carter confirmed that we can expect “several more” Un-carrier moves from T-Mobile over the course of this year. While remaining silent on the specifics – as you’d expect – he did state that some of those will be “non-traditional.” Carter was invited along to the 42nd annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, and you can catch the entire webcast of the opening interview … [read full article]

John Legere reportedly earned more than Verizon and AT&T chiefs last year

T-Mobile may still be number 4 carrier based on overall subscribers, but last year it outperformed all the rest, bar Verizon. This turnaround in fortune is largely attributed to the affect of John Legere since his arrival. His Un-carrier and Un-CEO approach to the wireless industry has been refreshing to say the least, and has been key in T-Mobile’s rise from “no hope” carrier to being the one network operator people can’t stop … [read full article]