Here it is TmoNews readers and T-Mobile lovers, the news we’ve all been waiting for, hoping to hear and believing in. AT&T has dropped their bid to buy T-Mobile USA and will pay Deutsche Telekom the $4 billion dollar break-up fee. That’s one hell of a price for a bad first date. Viva la T-Mobile. AT&T will pay a total of $3 billion in cash plus around $1 billion in spectrum and the … [read full article]
According to a new Wall Street Journal report, AT&T’s efforts to find a prospective buyer for T-Mobile assets have “gone cold.” Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Journal indicates that a potential divestiture to Leap Wireless has gone cold as the parties concerned no longer believe such a deal would help persuade the government into allowing the deal to continue. The WSJ reports this may in fact be the strongest indicator … [read full article]
YouMail, a visual voicemail management app has suddely disappeared from the Android Market, nowhere to be found. The app continues to be available for iPhone users but, according to a GigaOM report was removed from the Android Market at the request of T-mobile. Kevin Tofel for GigaOM spoke with YouMail CEO Alex Quilici who was only informed the app had been pulled by users of the app itself who complained they could no … [read full article]
AT&T’s Chief Financial Officer, John Stephens vowed to continue pursuing the T-Mobile deal during comments at the UBS media conference in New York City. “We continue to move forward with our efforts to complete the T-Mobile transaction…and we will continue to pursue the sale.” AT&T says they have $10 billion in cash accumulated for the deal, $20 billion bridge facility and $8 billion in backup. “So we clearly have an ability to … [read full article]
This one almost passed us by — as of November 2nd a special version of the Yelp App for Android specific for T-Mobile customers is now pre-loaded onto the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q smartphones. Existing T-Mobile customers with Android smartphones are able to download the specialized free app straight from the Android Market. T-Mobile customers will have “new advanced filters” to make searching for business easier and … [read full article]
Following Thursday’s letter to AT&T from the FCC asking AT&T for more information regarding the creation of jobs in the United States following a T-Mobile takeover, AT&T has responded in kind. AT&T replied and stated that it “is aware that the Commission has requested addition information about the job related effects of the transaction,” and that AT&T “…intends to respond fully to that request.” AT&T has long said one of the … [read full article]
It’s October 4th and we all know what that means, iPhone Day! Well, I’m sure you have heard already but T-Mobile will NOT be receiving an iPhone this year. Big win for the Android faithful, but what does this mean for the carrier on a whole?
Pretty simple really, in an effort to improve customer service and the in store shopping experience T-Mobile will be changing up its layout. Now, there will be destinations, personalized customer care booths, wood floors and magenta high lights. It all looks very cleans and I kind of dig it. I wonder where the influence comes from?
Details are sketchy at best but we’ve just received a huge number of emails indicating that T-Mobile has called an “All Hands Day” meeting for September 24th for unknown reasons. Could this be a pre-iPhone launch meeting? Could this be related to the AT&T takeover or could this be related to T-Mobile discovering water on Mars? In any case, mark your calendars down for September 24th because something is going down.
Since the announcement of the AT&T/T-Mobile deal the press and mobile industry at large has been under the impression that should the deal fall through, AT&T was on the line for up to $6 billion in cash and spectrum. A Reuters report from yesterday indicated that the break-up fee as it has been dubbed isn’t as certain as the deal itself just being nullified, closed, killed or destroyed by the … [read full article]