Tag Archives: Rumors

Perfect T-Mobile partner needs to have spectrum and customers, makes Iliad buyout unlikely

There’s no two ways about it: T-Mobile is an attractive company right now. It’s disrupting the wireless industry, expanding its network and taking customers from its competitors at a rate of 3:1*, and of all 4 major carriers, it has the best public image and appeal. What’s more, Deutsche Telekom wants to get rid. Not because T-Mobile is unsuccessful, but because it needs to focus its efforts on competing in Europe. But what … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Dish chief interested in T-Mobile deal

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, however, Bloomberg has published a fresh report claiming that Dish’s chief Charlie Ergen has contacted Deutsche Telekom to communicate his interest in acquiring T-Mobile US. Ergen allegedly made the approach after Sprint and T-Mobile’s plans to merge fell apart, but is yet to make a formal offer for the company. It is important that we don’t read too much in to this discussion. For two very good … [read full article]

T-Mobile ASUS-made Personal Cellspot planned, as new LTE Cel-Fi booster appears again

We have two bits of really interesting information to share with you today in regards to T-Mobile’s plan to bring great coverage to everyone, both indoors and outdoors. And we’ll begin with the new stuff first, and perhaps the most interesting from a networking perspective. . ASUS Cellspot Router Buried within T-Mobile’s site is a reference to an unreleased Femtocell product. For reference, these work in a similar manner to microcells offered by other carriers. Unlike T-Mo’s … [read full article]

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]

Bloomberg: Deutsche Telekom open to selling T-Mobile US at $35/share

According to Bloomberg, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom is open to negotiating a sale of its U.S. carrier, but only if an offer matches or exceeds its $35 per share valuation. The information was passed on to the site by “a person with knowledge of the matter.” Senior management of the German company allegedly met in Berlin today, purely to discuss T-Mobile’s valuation. This news comes after Iliad had a bid worth $33 … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE spotted in Cincinnati, should be up and running by November

Cincinnati-ans, rejoice! Sensorly mapping would suggest that T-Mobile’s network gurus have heard your prayers for LTE to arrive. A couple of readers got in touch with us to share the good news that downtown Cincinnati, OH has its first taste of LTE going live right now. Those beautiful purple splodges on the map below indicate areas where T-Mobile’s ultra-fast network has been spotted. What’s more, our inside sources inform us that Cincinnati should … [read full article]

Rumor: Iliad looking to Google, Microsoft to support bid for T-Mobile

The New York Post is reporting today that Iliad is looking to raise financial support from two of the biggest companies in tech to help get another bid on the table for T-Mobile. The French telecoms giant is said to have approached Microsoft and Google after having its initial $33 per share offer for 56% in T-Mo rejected immediately. Braxton Carter, last week, stated that [read full article]

$50 off T-Mobile HTC One (M8) from tomorrow, August 20

HTC’s One (M8) is one of the finest smartphones ever made. Its solid metal unibody build is the stuff of Samsung’s nightmares. And from tomorrow, August 20th, T-Mobile’s going to drop the price of HTC’s flagship Android phone in its latest Back to School offer. Our source informs us that the device will have its price reduced by $50 in retail branded stores and retail phone support (RPS), and there’s no need for … [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]