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Samsung Galaxy S6 announcement expected on March 2nd at MWC 2015 [Rumor]

A new rumor this morning claims that Samsung will – yet again – choose MWC as the platform on which to showcase its next generation Galaxy S smartphone. The Korean tech giant is expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S6 at an – as yet unconfirmed location – on Monday, March 2nd on the first day of MWC 2015 in Barcelona. This should come as no surprise, since the company made the Galaxy … [read full article]

John Legere not impressed by press reaction to DT chief comments

Yesterday, Tim Hoettges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, made some forward-looking comments in an exclusive interview with Re/code. DT – of course – holds the controlling stake in T-Mobile US. The comment which seemed to spark the biggest reaction was “The question is always the economics in the long term … and earning appropriate money. You have to earn your money back at … [read full article]

Neville Ray, T-Mobile CTO elected as 4G Americas Chairperson

Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer – informally known (by me) as the master wizard of networks – has been elected to serve as the 2015 Chairperson of the 4G Americas Board of Governors. With 25 years of experience in the industry, designing and deploying wireless networks, Ray was seen as the ideal person for the role. 4G Americas is a “wireless industry trade association” which represents the 3GPP family of technologies, including … [read full article]

“Super-Maverick” T-Mobile and Sprint merged company “intrigued” Deutsche Telekom chief

Re/code early this morning published an insightful exclusive report having recently spoken to Tim Hoettges, Deutsche Telekom’s CEO. He stated that although T-Mobile’s recent moment is great, it still needs “greater scale” to compete with AT&T and Verizon. One way to do that would have been to merge with Sprint. Speaking to Re/code outside the DLD Conference in Munich, Hoettges remarked that he was “intrigued by the idea of having a … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces new Simply Prepaid plans: Unlimited talk and text, plus up to 5GB 4G LTE data

T-Mobile, this morning, announced a new set of prepaid plans. Dubbed Simply Prepaid, the plans start at $40 per month and are similar to Simple Choice post-paid plans, in that they all offer unlimited data, talk and text, with a set allowance – up to 5GB – of 4G LTE data. The aim: To cement its position as the No.1 prepaid carrier. There are three Simply Prepaid plans, outlined below: $40 per month … [read full article]

YotaPhone 2 could be on its way to T-Mobile [Rumor]

At CES in Las Vegas just last week, the YotaPhone 2 drew a lot of attention. Its unique two-screen design is building its own hype. And – at the moment – the device isn’t available to buy in the States. But that will change. The manufacturers chief stated that the second generation YotaPhone would be sold through a U.S. carrier at some point in the near future. He didn’t say which carrier. But … [read full article]

Reuters: Samsung looking to buy BlackBerry for $7.5B [Update: BlackBerry denies rumor]

It’s not often a non-T-Mobile related story pops up that I think is big enough to warrant sharing with TmoNews readers, but the latest exclusive from Reuters is definitely an exception. The well-respected publication reports that Samsung has made an offer to buy BlackBerry for “as much as $7.5 billion”. Allegedly, Samsung’s prime motivation is to “gain access to its patent portfolio”. The site claims to have seen documents, as well as been told … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants to give its Mobile Money customers an extra $20 on their tax refund

On Twitter first thing this morning, John Legere announced that T-Mobile customers who direct deposit their tax return on to their registered T-Mobile Visa Prepaid Card will receive $20 credit. The Mobile Money tax offer will run from January 14th until April 30th, 2014. That gives you a window of 15 weeks to act on T-Mo’s promotion, if you want to take advantage. “T-Mobile CEO John Legere today announced via … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LTE network one of the fastest and most reliable in Los Angeles and Phoenix

RootMetrics regularly releases reports from a number of locations across the U.S. More often than not, it’s a major metro area, and the two most recent are Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. As with many reports in recent times, T-Mobile’s network is holding up really well. It placed joint first in Phoenix and second place in Los Angeles. Phoenix, Arizona For the second consecutive time, T-Mobile and AT&T … [read full article]