Tag Archives: T-Mobile

Final Sprint, T-Mobile merger deal details being ironed out between SoftBank, DT

A report from Asian publication, Nikkei, claims that SoftBank is nearing a deal which would pave the way for the long-rumored Sprint, T-Mobile merger. The report claims that the basic agreement between the Japanese carrier and Deutsche Telekom is in place, and just the final details need ironing out. SoftBank is purportedly seeking to buy more than 50% of T-Mobile US shares from German telecoms giant, Deutsche Telekom, which currently owns a majority … [read full article]

AT&T: T-Mobile’s data roaming proposal would “violate the Telecommunications Act”

T-Mobile recently put forward a petition to the FCC asking it to rewrite data roaming rules. But AT&T has called the proposal unlawful. T-Mo’s initial petition calls for the FCC to ensure that US data roaming agreements between larger and smaller carriers are fair. In the words of T-Mobile’s original proposal: The Commission adopted the data roaming rule because it found that providers require access to data roaming in order to … [read full article]

T-Mobile accused by FTC of adding millions worth of “bogus charges” to customer bills

The Associated Press tweeted out a shock update just a few minutes ago, reporting that T-mobile has knowingly been billing its customers for hundreds of millions in bogus charges. BREAKING: FTC accuses T-Mobile of knowingly billing customers for hundreds of millions in bogus charges. — The Associated Press (@AP) July 1, 2014 The FTC alleges that T-Mobile has been continuing to charge its customers for “premium” SMS subscriptions which … [read full article]

T-Mo LTE now covers 230 million POPs

In a blog post earlier this month, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray outlined plans for the company’s LTE network. As well as outlining new markets to receive 15+15MHz networks, and VoLTE, he announced that T-Mobile would have 230 million people covered by its LTE airwaves by the end of this month. Turns out, that milestone was hit last Friday. And – of course – Legere couldn’t announce it without a swipe at … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms speed-test apps exempt from data allowances

Fairly recently we were tipped that T-Mobile would begin excluding Ookla’s SpeedTest app from users’ monthly data allowances. The idea is that once users with data caps in place on their accounts exceeded their allowance, that the SpeedTest will still show the true network performance. On the one hand, users might be frustrated that they don’t know precisely what speed they’re limited to. On the … [read full article]

Further T-Mo network upgrades spotted in Cleveland, Charlotte and Philadelphia

Recently the number of network upgrade notices hitting my inbox have been ridiculous. And so, providing I get sent enough, I’m going to start rounding them up once or twice per week. This week, readers have informed me of multiple VoLTE sightings, as well as 2G to 4G network upgrades and some speedier LTE. Surprisingly, a lot of them have been in North Carolina. VoLTE To kick it off, we’ve had 4 separate … [read full article]

UpgradeSwap stops buying used T-Mobile phones [Update x2: Correction]

UPDATE: T-Mobile got in touch to correct some of the information being shared by UpgradeSwap. Customers buying used devices can – in fact – check their devices to see if they’re financed, or if they’re clear. You can check that link here: http://www.t-mobile.com/verifyIMEI.aspx “If a customer wants to purchase a T-Mobile phone and is checking the IMEI number, they should be using our tool for the correct information.”  UPDATE #2: UpgradeSwap also … [read full article]