Tag Archives: AT&T

Dear T-Mobile: You’ve Come A Long Way, Don’t Sue Over A Color

  As a long time fan of T-Mobile, I’ve supported T-Mobile through thick and thin, acquisition rumors, AT&T buyout attempts and quarter after quarter of disappointing financials. Still, I love the little Magenta carrier that could but another lawsuit over the “Magenta” color just seems both unnecessary and ridiculous. T-Mobile is building up good will right now thanks … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sues AT&T Prepaid Carrier Aio Wireless Over Use Of “Famous Magenta Color”

T-Mobile is ready to defend its “famous Magenta color trademark” once again as a new lawsuit is filed against AT&T’s Aio Wireless prepaid carrier. The case is likely to echo T-Mobile’s infamous lawsuit against Engadget over the color, which T-Mobile, for which T-Mobile has a trademark. According to Law360, T-Mobile filed the lawsuit last Friday in a US District Court in Texas. T-Mobile alleges that AT&T launched Aio after T-Mobile unveiled … [read full article]

T-Mobile Execs Mock “AT&T Next” Upgrade Program As Official Statement Is Released

You might love T-Mobile, you might loathe everything about them but nobody can deny that CEO John Legere is one of most outspoken in the industry, perhaps the business world in general. Legere’s new Twitter account @john_legere has quickly become a soap box for Legere to point out the highlights of his own company as well as the shortfalls of the competition. [read full article]

AT&T Mimics T-Mobile, Introduces “AT&T Next” Smartphone, Tablet Upgrade Program

AT&T will copy follow T-Mobile’s lead with their JUMP! upgrade program and introduce “AT&T Next.” With Next, AT&T customers will have the opportunity to buy a new smartphone or tablet every 12 months with no activation, upgrade or financing fees. With AT&T Next, customers purchase a smartphone or tablet with no down payment and agree to pay monthly installments for the device. … [read full article]

AT&T To Acquire Leap Wireless For $1.19 Billion Dollars

In a slightly shocking move, AT&T announced it has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion in cash. The deal, which works out to $15 per share for Leap shareholders is a 88% premium on the Leap closing price this afternoon. AT&T announced the deal includes Leap’s licenses, network assets, retail stores and around five million subscribers. Leap has long been tossed around as a possible acquisition target for T-Mobile[read full article]

What We Missed Last Weekend: AT&T Buried Changes To Their Upgrade Period

Nothing says major press event like a buried change “company y” hopes will go unnoticed. This is exactly what AT&T tried (and mostly failed) this past weekend with the internal announcement of some changes to their upgrade period. In the buzz leading up to Apple’s big press event, perhaps AT&T hoped these changes would go unnoticed by the world at large…instead chalk up one more reason not to be a AT&T customer and … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Newest Commercial “Pipes” Takes Another Swipe At AT&T

T-Mobile just isn’t letting up on AT&T, data congestion and the iPhone 5. First we had Mousetraps, then Frankenstein, a man frozen in ice and now…pipes! Pipes with colored liquid representing data congestion! Hey T-Mobile, why not take some cheap shots at Sprint…a company whose data speeds really suck. Have you seen their LTE speeds? I can build a website faster than Sprint customers can view one on of their fancy LTE smartphones. … [read full article]