Tag Archives: Spectrum

Verizon and T-Mobile close to spectrum deal according to Bloomberg

Today was supposed to be another quiet Friday for me, but I guess the powers that control leaks decided to spoil those plans. We’ve already seen reports claiming that Sprint is looking to buy T-Mobile, and now it’s rumored that Verizon and T-Mobile are close to a deal. Over the past few weeks, rumors of a VZW/Tmo deal have been gathering pace. We’ve known Verizon … [read full article]

T-Mobile chief, Jim Alling looks back on 2013 – “What a difference a year makes”

With 2013 drawing to a close, it’s hard to look at the overall US network scene and not think, “this was T-Mobile’s year.” Going from a place a couple of years back where it was almost sold to AT&T and now, where AT&T is copying almost everything Tmo does (presumably because it’s threatened), has been a massive turnaround. Jim Alling, T-Mobile’s COO spoke at an investor conference in New York today and commented … [read full article]

Reuters: T-Mobile looking to spend $3B on acquiring Verizon’s unused spectrum

Yesterday evening a report broke on Reuters.com with some very interesting news regarding our favorite carrier. According to its sources, T-Mobile US is looking to buy spectrum from its rival, Verizon. As T-Mobile itself has said, the company is looking in to as many avenues as possible to boost its own coverage, with the main challenge being not owning enough spectrum to offer as much coverage as it would like. This … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces plans to sell $1.8 billion in stock to invest in more spectrum

Late yesterday evening T-Mobile announced a plan to sell common stock. In all, the company hopes to sell up to $1.8 billion worth of stock, or 66.15 million shares. The idea isn’t just to sit on a nice pile of money, instead it hopes to reinvest the money in to “capital investments, enhancing its financial flexibility and opportunistically acquiring additional spectrum.”  It’ll certainly come as good news for those of you concerned with T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO Says iPhone Price Drop Planned All Along, Las Vegas Market First To Join MetroPCS Spectrum

Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom conference earlier this morning, T-Mobile’s CFO Braxton Carter touched on the company’s new iPhone 5 pricing. In fact, according to Carter this was T-Mobile’s plan all along. “When we look at the overall landscape, there’s no need to continue with the initial promotional pricing we had with the iPhone…it was a planned promotion for a very limited of time to create momentum.” … [read full article]

Blockbuster Video Stores To Begin Selling T-Mobile, Sprint And Verizon Phones?

While Dish Network continues to fight the FCC over the use of their spectrum, they are set to begin selling mobile phones in their rental locations as a test for Dish’s entry into the wireless market. Blockbuster had already begun selling phones on their website under the name “Blockbuster Mobile,” with devices from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile. Now, Dish is said to be expanding the effort to their remaining 850 Blockbuster … [read full article]

So, When AT&T Said It Needed T-Mobile For LTE, It Wasn’t Being Completely Honest

If I can take you back to last year, and the AT&T, T-Mobile acquisition mind frame you might recall that a large part of AT&T’s desire to grab T-Mobile was for spectrum. Spectrum, as you’ll recall was what AT&T said was necessary for them to be able to rival other carriers (see: Verizon) with nationwide LTE. Well, as of this Wednesday AT&T has been singing a different tune, stating that their … [read full article]