Tag Archives: uncarrier

John Legere teasing further Uncarrier moves, coming next week

As some of you might know, I’m currently on a (working) vacation, visiting family in the land where broadband internet is still novelty, and where 4G and fibre are nothing but a pipe-dream. In that mentality, I may have missed something when reading through T-Mobile and John Legere’s announcements yesterday. Somewhere in his jibe at the state of the industry, and dissing Sprint for trying to be disruptive in a very old-school … [read full article]

T-Mobile helps Rhapsody pass the 2M subscriber mark

  Today, Rhapsody announced that its recent partnership with T-Mobile has boosted its subscriber base to 2 million paying subscribers. That’s up from the 1.7 million it had in April. In its most recent Uncarrier announcement, T-Mobile unveiled a service it launched in partnership with Rhapsody International. Highest tier Simple Choice customers get the service included in their plan, while others get it for a discounted $4 per month (down from $5/m). The launch … [read full article]

T-Mobile Un-carrier 6.0 is all about the music, including streaming that doesn’t count against your data allowance

We had a feeling that tonight would be big, and it looks like we were right. Immediately after detailing Un-carrier 5.0 and the iPhone 5s Test Drive program, John Legere dove into the details of Un-carrier 6.0. The focus of Un-carrier 6.0 is music. The first part of the effort is known as “Music Freedom.” Just as the name suggests, … [read full article]

Tonight’s Uncarrier 5.0 event will be live-streamed [link]

T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier phase is going to be unveiled at a special event in the company’s home town of Seattle, at the Paramount Theater. It’s due to kick off at 6pm Pacific Time (9pm Eastern) and run for approximately 1 hour. More importantly, the event is going to be live streamed. If you want to tune in and watch the event as it happens, hit this link. As for what to … [read full article]

Carter: Several more Un-carrier moves coming in 2014, some non-traditional

Speaking at an investor conference today, Braxton Carter confirmed that we can expect “several more” Un-carrier moves from T-Mobile over the course of this year. While remaining silent on the specifics – as you’d expect – he did state that some of those will be “non-traditional.” Carter was invited along to the 42nd annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, and you can catch the entire webcast of the opening interview … [read full article]

T-Mobile US reports best ever quarter with 2.4 million net additions

Wow! We knew it was going to be a good quarterly result following the Uncarrier 4.0 announcement in January, but we weren’t expecting this. T-Mobile added 2.4 million subscribers to its ranks in Q1. It’s the first time the company has gone over 2 million net additions, and is therefore the companies best ever quarter. T-Mobile now has 49.1 million customers. Highlights from the first quarter include: Total net additions of 2.4 million, first … [read full article]

Will the U.S. ever go truly Un-carrier?

Over the past year T-Mobile’s making moves we never expected to see in the U.S. market. Getting rid of contract plans, selling phones for $0 down, getting rid of overages, roaming charges and a heck of a lot more. It is almost certainly the Un-carrier in the sense that it’s removing pain points that’ve been part of the industry so long. These moves have made it one of the most popular carriers in … [read full article]

#AbolishOverages petition reaches 100k signatures in 8 days

Last Monday, T-Mobile announced its 3rd of three plans to change the mobile industry for the better. And – although the phases weren’t officially given any Uncarrier phase numbers, they were still pretty industry-altering in nature. The last of which was not only the announcement that it would abolish overages for its customers, but also a petition for other wireless carriers to do the same. John Legere laid down the gauntlet for his … [read full article]

T-Mobile to end overage fees for its customers, urges other carriers to do the same

The first of T-Mobile’s trio of new Uncarrier announcements was a Simple Starter plan with unlimited talk and text as well as 500MB of LTE data. T-Mo then followed that up with “Operation Tablet Freedom,” which knocks the price of LTE-enabled tablets down to equal their Wi-Fi-only counterparts and also offers 1GB of free data for voice customers. This morning T-Mobile has revealed its final Uncarrier announcement, … [read full article]