Tag Archives: Verizon

Reuters: T-Mobile looking to spend $3B on acquiring Verizon’s unused spectrum

Yesterday evening a report broke on Reuters.com with some very interesting news regarding our favorite carrier. According to its sources, T-Mobile US is looking to buy spectrum from its rival, Verizon. As T-Mobile itself has said, the company is looking in to as many avenues as possible to boost its own coverage, with the main challenge being not owning enough spectrum to offer as much coverage as it would like. … [read full article]

How long until T-Mobile is #3?

It’s been little under two weeks since T-Mobile announced its quarterly results for Q3 2013. It was a very strong quarter for the magenta colored carrier and one which indicated that Tmo is certainly going about things the right way. By challenging the status quo and becoming the “UNcarrier” it’s stopped being just another network operator, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LTE and HSPA+ network latency comes out on top in comparison with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint

With yesterday’s news and encouragements regarding T-Mobile’s continued expansion of its own LTE network in the States and the gradual upgrading to 10+10 and 20+20 networks, it’s a further “cherry on the top” to hear that our favorite magenta colored carrier scored well on latency tests. In LTE, HSPA+ and HSPA tests, it came out on top of every comparison. Using a panel of over 1 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, Best Twitter Account In Wireless?

Ok, if you had the chance to sit down one-on-one with T-Mobile CEO John Legere, you might ask for better phones, (even) cheaper rate, improved service or something else you want T-Mobile to do better. Still, if you’re a social media junkie like me you might recognize that Legere has quickly become the most interesting and active wireless executives in recent memory. With the knowledge that I doubt we’ll ever see Dan Hesse … [read full article]

T-Mobile Challenging Verizon In Brand Perception According To Research Firm

  According to data from at least one research firm, T-Mobile’s rebranding as the “Un-carrier” is working and working well. Research firm YouGov found for the first time since it began tracking this type of data one year ago, that smartphone users are more likely to switch to T-Mobile than Verizon. YouGov’s “BrandIndex Buzz score” shows that T-Mobile has surpassed Verizon at least twice in the last four months. Ultimately, part of T-Mobile’s success … [read full article]

Verizon Set To Introduce JUMP!, Call It “VZ Edge” Instead

In a move that will have T-Mobile customers screaming “we had it first,” Verizon Wireless looks set to introduce “VZ Edge,” their own early upgrade plan for customers. In simple terms, Verizon will allow customers to upgrade their devices more often to “stay on the leading edge of technology.” The boys at Droid-Life got their hands on a slide right out of a Verizon training session highlighting customers ability to upgrade to a … [read full article]

Petition To End Verizon Wireless Contracts, Adopt T-Mobile-Style Approach Nears 100,000 Signatures

As Verizon changes its policies for the worse with lengthier timeframes to upgrade, customers are fighting back and petitioning the company to drop contracts altogether. Using T-Mobile’s new Simple Choice approach as a basis for the argument, Mike Beauchamp is gathering signatures by the truckload. In one sense, Verizon is already taking at least a step in the right direction even as they extend upgrade rules by allowing device payment plans … [read full article]

As T-Mobile Drops Contracts, Verizon Moves In The Opposite Direction

  Editors Note: So here’s a story that just hit the wires and it made me think about why I love T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier program…because they aren’t trying to behave like Verizon.  With the release of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans, immediate feedback has been mostly positive, though I admit there’s been a decent amount of confusion as well. Still, as T-Mobile simplifies their rate plan choices with a one-size fits all plan … [read full article]