Tag Archives: Sprint

SoftBank Eyeing T-Mobile As Plan B Option If Sprint Buyout Falls Through?

It’s about time another T-Mobile buyout rumor surfaced because we’ve clearly gone way to long without one of those. This time Reuters is reporting that SoftBank, the Japanese carrier is eyeing a possible deal with T-Mobile if their Sprint buyout falls through. SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom had been in talks last year about a potential deal and have had periodic discussions since then according to Reuters sources. The Sprint deal which was … [read full article]

Deutsche Bank Analyst Predicts T-Mobile Can “Leapfrog” Sprint Thanks To iPhone, LTE Network

Here’s some analyst fun to help start the week as Brett Feldman of Deutsche Bank calls for T-Mobile to pass Sprint thanks to the iPhone. In fact, Feldman calls for a $28 price target on T-Mobile USA stock based on a “significant” discount compared to the prices of AT&T and Verizon. As for the Sprint talk, Feldman believes T-Mobile’s planned LTE upgrade will help it shoot past Sprint for third place. We … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Twitter Account Provides New New Galaxy S 4 In-Store Release Dates

The saga of the Galaxy S 4 inventory delay continues as T-Mobile’s @tmobilehelp Twitter account has dropped word on the new in-store availability for the flagship smartphone. Pushing things back from May 1st to May 8th, the Galaxy S 4 will start off available at “select” stores two weeks from today and expand to nationwide availability at all of T-Mobile’s retail locations on May 15th. Samsung’s inventory problems have already … [read full article]

Dish Offers $25.5 Billion Counter-Offer To Softbank’s Sprint Takeover Plan

Well, you can forget any possibility that Dish and T-Mobile will look partner up in the near future as Dish surprises with a counter offer to buy Sprint. Sprint tabled an unsolicited offer for Sprint Nextel in a challenger bid to Japan’s Softbank Corp for control of the nation’s third-largest carrier. In the deal offered by Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen, Sprint investors would get $7 per share, consisting of $4.76 … [read full article]

Sprint Adopting “Wait And See” Approach To T-Mobile’s Efforts To End Phone Subsidies

Sprint is the newest T-Mobile competitor to sound off on the Magenta approach to ending the subsidy model in the wireless industry once and for all. According to senior execs at Sprint, Sprint will take a cautious approach and look at the economics of the move before determining their own path. “We have thought about it and we are going to take a kind of a wait-and-see approach,” Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said … [read full article]

As MetroPCS Share Price Drops, Will Other Suitors Reconsider Making Competing Bids?

Since the announcement of the MetroPCS merger with T-Mobile USA, the company’s shares have dropped 27 percent. The decline in share price could potentially leave the door open for other suitors, including Sprint and Dish Network, though both companies seem unlikely to make bids. Given that Sprint has just announced their intent to buy 100% of Clearwire and Dish continues its search for a national carrier to partner with, MetroPCS shareholders … [read full article]

Did T-Mobile’s CEO Accidentally Hint At iPhone Pricing, Marketing Campaign?

T-Mobile’s CEO may have confirmed Apple products were coming to T-Mobile next year, but he never hinted at exactly what products T-Mobile would carry, or did he? During the Investor conference which saw the announcement, T-Mobile CEO John Legere hinted that T-Mobile could heavily finance “the most iconic device in the world” by selling it on a Value … [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]

T-Mobile Set To Launch/Partner/Support New Prepaid Brand GoSmart Mobile

Say hello to GoSmart Mobile, a brand new ______ operated and trademark licensed to T-Mobile USA. I’ve intentionally left a blank space in the sentence before because I’m honestly not sure what this is… It’s not an MVNO in the traditional sense. It’s a prepaid carrier, that much looks clear, and ownership records tell us that Deutsche Telekom used a “Corporation Service Company” to trademark the name in the US. So, we know … [read full article]