Tag Archives: AT&T

John Legere will use T-Mobile airplane to skywrite a message above Verizon’s headquarters

UPDATE 2: Here’s an image of the message that T-Mobile wrote in the sky above Verizon’s HQ:   UPDATE: Jeffrey Nelson, VP of Communications for Verizon’s consumer and enterprise businesses, has taken a shot at John Legere and his skywriting plan. Nelson just Tweeted “That time when your wireless company’s CEO did a circus act to deflect the real … [read full article]

T-Mobile prepping its own feature to link a phone number across devices

AT&T today announced NumberSync, a feature that’ll let customers use their phone number across connected devices like smartwatches and tablets. AT&T’s not the only carrier that’s cooking up such a feature, though. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert says that Magenta is working up its own version of NumberSync, adding that it’ll beat out AT&T’s offering. “What we are working on will make this version one offering from AT&T look small,” [read full article]

T-Mobile launches Ideas for Randall campaign in response to AT&T’s legal letter to a customer

Making the rounds today is a story about Alfred Valrie, an AT&T customer that wrote a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to make two suggestions that Valrie thinks would make AT&T better: unlimited data for DSL subscribers and a rate plan add-on that offers 1,000 text messages for $10 per month. However, the AT&T CEO forwarded the message to AT&T’s legal department, who responded with the … [read full article]

AT&T and T-Mobile agree to spectrum swap

Often when we mention AT&T and T-Mobile together, it’s because one company is throwing shade at another, like when AT&T recently said T-Mo was offering Wi-Fi calling in defiance of FCC rules. Today, though, I get to report on the two carriers actually coming to an agreement. FCC filings show that AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to swap PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses scattered throughout the US. These swaps, … [read full article]

CCA and T-Mobile rally against AT&T 700MHz deal

AT&T is working on a deal to acquire a pair of Lower 700MHz B Block licenses that it says is meant to enhance its existing B Block footprint and support a 10x10MHz LTE deployment in 700MHz markets. It argues that the FCC has found that deals that allow for 10x10MHz LTE rollouts serve the public interest, and so its deal should go through. However, the Competitive Carriers Association and T-Mobile don’t … [read full article]

FCC votes to reject revised limits on AT&T and Verizon in upcoming spectrum auction [UPDATED]

UPDATE: John Legere has responded to the FCC’s decision, saying that T-Mo is “committed to showing up, playing hard, and being successful at the auction.” You can find his full stream of tweets related to the FCC’s decision at the bottom of this post.   T-Mobile has been lobbying the FCC to set aside more spectrum for smaller carriers — aka not AT&T and Verizon — … [read full article]

T-Mobile Beat Verizon in New Phone Subscribers in Q2 2015

The rankings are in and for T-Mobile, there’s a lot of reason to celebrate! Earlier today, Verizon reported its earnings online and based on this, T-MO was able to add two times as much new phone subscribers in the Q2 of 2015. This is the fifth consecutive quarter where T-MO rose to the top over Verizon in this highly acclaimed recognition. Sharing the link on Twitter, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere boasted about the success … [read full article]

T-Mobile could gain from AT&T’s Band 17 and Band 12 LTE network interoperating

According to a filing with the FCC, AT&T is progressing well with its promise to support band 12 and band 17 700MHz network interoperability. It’s working with smaller carriers – presumably T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular included – to prepare for this interoperability between the two flavors of 700MHz network. AT&T has said that before the mid-way point of this year, it will have devices available which are capable of interoperating between bands 12 … [read full article]