Tag Archives: T-Mobile

SoftBank CEO confirms interest in buying T-Mobile, recognizes challenges

In a television interview yesterday evening, Sprint Chairman, and SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son confirmed that he was interested in a deal to buy T-Mobile. The deal would combine Sprint and T-Mobile in some form of merger and help bring them in to a “real fight” with AT&T and Verizon. He believes a deal would create a “massive price war” between the nation’s four biggest carriers. Of course, he knows that a merger isn’t … [read full article]

CFO: $10 increase for unlimited required to make a return on network improvements

At the end of last week, T-Mobile surprised us all by rolling out an update set of Simple Choice plans. Replacing its three-tier system with four. Bumping up the data allowance on the two cheapest plans and adding Stateside international calling and texting would possibly have stolen the headlines had the changes not also bumped unlimited data at high speeds up by $10 per month. The reason for this price increase has been … [read full article]

[UPDATE] Simple Choice plans changing to add more data, new $80 unlimited tier, now including Stateside International Texting

Today, T-Mobile announced that its $50 flagship Simple Choice plan will be offering more value for money than before. It’ll now give you double the 4G LTE data, and double the tethering as well as unlimited international texting. For $50 per month on Simple Choice, customers signing up will get 1GB of data at LTE speeds which can be used for tethering or use on the device itself. Simple Choice customers still start … [read full article]

Leap Wireless lost 92k subscribers last quarter, blames T-Mobile

According to a report by FierceWireless, Leap Wireless has lost 27% of its customers over the past 18 months. 92,000 of those left in the final quarter of 2013. Who’s to blame? “Increasing competition from nationwide operators“, but mostly: T-Mobile and its MetroPCS brand. Interestingly, Leap Wireless is being bought out by T-Mobile’s fiercest rivals, AT&T. However, the difference between when the $1.2b bid was made public last July and now is around … [read full article]

DT Chief: T-Mobile sale unlikely in the near term

After months of speculation regarding SoftBank’s proposed takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile, it seems those rumors can be laid to rest. At least for a short while. A report by Bloomberg states that DT’s CEO, Tim Hoettges told company directors yesterday that a sale of its US carrier is unlikely to happen in the near future due to “regulatory hurdles”. In recent times we’ve heard plenty of reports that SoftBank’s CEO, … [read full article]

Son, SoftBank CEO seeking U.S. public support for Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Just when you thought we’d heard the last of Sprint and T-Mobile joining forces, a report today states that Softbank and Sprint’s chairman, Masayoshi Son will be meeting with the Chamber of Commerce. His desire is – according to WSJ – to lobby policy makers and business owners to support mergers in the wireless market. “Son plans to make a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce in Washington on March … [read full article]

Deposits dropping once more for lower credit classes for BYOD and SIM-onlt

Just under a month ago, we reported that T-Mobile had changed its deposit pricing based on credit classes. Deposits were dropped to just $50 for credit classes N, H and D, whereas class I was dropped to $50 for the first 3 lines, with a $100 required for lines 4 and 5. These changes went live on February 7th. From March 5th, it looks like they’re changing again. We’ve received some information claiming that deposits are … [read full article]

T-Mobile will shut off MetroPCS network in Boston, Las Vegas and Philly by year’s end

Over the past 12 months, T-Mobile’s network roll-out speed has been phenomenal. It’s ahead of schedule with its LTE expansion, and ahead of schedule in migrating customers from the old MetroPCS network over to T-Mobile. As part of its earnings results yesterday, Tmo announced that it plans on decommissioning MetroPCS’ CDMA-based networks as soon as the end of … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q4 2013 earnings – 1.6 million net additions, low churn and expanding LTE

As we were already aware – after John Legere’s press conference at CES – last quarter was incredible for T-Mobile. More than 1.6 million customers joined Magenta’s ranks. 981k of those were branded customer additions, with 869k of those being postpaid. If you’ve been following Tmo’s earnings and reports for a while, you’ll know that those figures alone represent the best quarter T-Mobile’s had for a very long time. In fact, it’s Tmo’s … [read full article]

Reminder: T-mobile Q4 2013 earnings call at 9am Eastern

T-Mobile is set to unveil how its final quarter of 2013 went. With generous discounts to its up-pricing on many high end phones, and reducing many to $0 down over the holidays, it will be interesting to see exactly how good the final quarter was. Of course, we already got a snippet of the information from John Legere at the T-Mobile press event at CES in January. It was – in terms of … [read full article]