Tag Archives: Sprint

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]

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Talks Began Two Days After AT&T Talks Ended

A preliminary proxy statement filed with the FCC last week by MetroPCS is yielding all sorts of interesting info on their proposed deal with T-Mobile. In fact, the most notable piece of information might be the date talks began, just two days after the deal with AT&T fell apart. That means that Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS began discussions on December 21st of 2011. Also contained in the filing is a list … [read full article]

New Study Shows T-Mobile Customers Used A Lot Of Data Over The Past Six Months

A joint FierceWireless/NPD Connected Intelligence study conducted over the past six months tracked the data usage patterns of 1000 smartphones on the nation’s top four carriers. These 1000 smartphones are generally Android devices, however NPD recently added 100 iPhones to its survey database. The results are unsurprising as this is just the latest in a series of studies that show T-Mobile customers consume the most data. In fact, T-Mobile customers dipped … [read full article]

Report: SoftBank CEO Isn’t Ruling Out MetroPCS Bid

SoftBank, the Japanese carrier set to buy a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel Corp would not rule out making a competing bid for MetroPCS Communications. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told the paper that his company wouldn’t rule out any other deals even as it works to close the transaction with Sprint. “We shouldn’t rule out any opportunity or alternative,” Mr. Son said. In a … [read full article]

(Update: Confirmed) Report: SoftBank To Buy 70 Percent Stake In Sprint Nextel Corp

Update: SoftBank, Sprint held a press conference early this morning to officially announce the acquisition.  With reports surfacing right before the end of the week that Japan’s third largest wireless provider was interested in purchasing a controlling share in Sprint Nextel Corp, comes reports that a deal has been reached between the two companies. A … [read full article]

(Updated) Japanese Carrier Softbank Rumored To Be Looking At Sprint Purchase For $19 Billion

Update: According to BloombergSprint is confirming talks with SoftBank over a “substantial investment.”  Any concerns Deutsche Telekom might have over a possible MetroPCS bidding war with Sprint may be unnecessary if a new round of rumors about Sprint Nextel Corp are correct. According to Japan’s Nikkei Newspaper, Softbank Corp, Japan’s third largest mobile phone company is in “advanced” talks to … [read full article]

Sprint Considering Deutsche Telekom Counter-Offer For MetroPCS?

I think we could have predicted a bit of opposition from Sprint on T-Mobile’s proposed merger with MetroPCS, but a counter-offer isn’t what I had in mind. According to the old “people familiar with the matter,” Sprint is looking at the numbers and holding talks with financial advisors to evaluate the possibility of a counter-offer for MetroPCS. The report states that Sprint … [read full article]