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Iliad purportedly in talks with private-equity firms to raise cash for T-Mobile bid

According to Bloomberg‘s sources, Iliad is talking to yet more companies in order to raise more capital for its attempt to take over T-Mobile. Iliad is a name which I (and I suspect, many of you) had never come across until it opted to submit an audacious bid to buy a 56% stake in T-Mobile US in July. The move was announced just days before Sprint [read full article]

Uncarrier 7.0 is coming – T-Mobile sends invites for September 10th event

Invites are out! T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier initiative is officially happening the day after Apple announces its next iPhone. The invitation simply states “This time it’s personal”, with the date set for September 10th at 12:30pm local time in San Francisco.  That’s 3:30pm Eastern time/2:30pm Central. Oddly enough, T-Mobile isn’t using an iconic theater or conference center to announce its next Uncarrier move. Instead, it’s taking place at the T-Mobile store at the corner … [read full article]

Internal memo shows new 6-10 line Family Plan, extra 2.5GB promotion applies [Update: No confirmation yet]

A little while back, we got word that T-Mobile is planning to increase the number of lines available to customers with family plans. Our sources informed us that the change would enable customers to have up to 10 lines on their Simple Choice Family Plan as well as 5 extra mobile internet lines. Today, we’ve received an internal memo informing retail staff of the upcoming change. As was revealed in July, … [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]

Accessories on EIP: A few more details [Update: $250 limit per line]

Last week we were informed by our sources that T-Mobile is planning to make accessories available on its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). In its current state, customers can buy phones and tablets without paying anything up front, instead, spreading the cost over 24 months interest-free. And the same will be possible with premium accessories from July 20th, at least, if the memo … [read full article]

T-Mo’s latest moves are certainly attractive, but are they Un-carrier?

Un-carrier, a term T-Mobile has coined since just over a year ago. To me, it means doing things no other carrier would. Or at least, getting there first. It’s about making moves that will change the industry for the better. It’s about the big picture, not about just making it easier to join your business and become paying customers. It’s why its earliest move was to do away with the old subsidized phone … [read full article]

Univision and T-Mobile partnering to launch new MVNO?

Univision has been on something of a roll this past few days. In one major announcement, it’s teamed up with Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment to discover the “Ultimate Latino Boyband” with a “La Banda”. It’s also hosted its Upfront conference. But we’ve just been told about another new initiative the company’s going to be launching within the next week. We’ve heard that the company is partnering with T-Mobile to launch a new MVNO … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 2014 resolution? It’s got to be coverage, coverage and more coverage…

With 2013 virtually behind us, it’s impossible for anyone in the tech industry to look at T-Mobile and not be impressed by its moves. Getting rid of the subsidy model that the industry had clung to for so long, then allowing users to upgrade virtually whenever they liked. It wasn’t so much going against the flow as it was changing the flow’s direction entirely as AT&T and Sprint tried to copy Tmo with … [read full article]