Archive | March, 2013

T-Mobile CEO: “Greedy Hedge Funds” Won’t Stop MetroPCS Merger

T-Mobile’s CEO honest approach to the industry knows no bounds as he goes after the set of hedge funds hoping to block the MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger. When asked yesterday about the prospects of the deal closing in light of vocal opposition by Paulson & Co, along with P. Schoenfeld Asset Management: “It will be approved,” he said, “despite the greedy hedge funds that are trying to take a double-dip out of that process.” … [read full article]

Analyst Calls T-Mobile iPhone Launch A “Big Deal” For Apple

Here’s a shocking piece of analyst material for as “analyst” Shaw Wu of Sterne Agree calls for T-Mobile’s iPhone to make a “big deal” impact on Apple’s smartphone sales. In fact, Wu believes that the iPhone on T-Mobile will have a greater impact on the market than most would believe: “While T-Mobile USA has lost customers, its core customer base remains loyal to its lower cost and unlimited data plans,” he said. … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s CEO Is Making The Industry Fun Again With Absolutely No Filter

Ever since T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere took the stage at the company’s CES event back in early January, we knew he had a penchant for saying whatever was on his mind. That same sentiment took center stage again yesterday during the Simple Choice event with Legere kicking things off calling for “Stop the bullshit” in reference to the industry’s traditional subsidy model. If you thought he was done after that, there’s plenty more when he turned … [read full article]

Hands On With The T-Mobile Galaxy S 4, And Some More Time With The iPhone 5

I’ve already spent plenty of time with the Galaxy S 4, but it wasn’t until yesterday afternoon that our friends at PhoneDog got a chance to play with a T-Mobile branded Galaxy S 4. The T-Mobile/Samsung (not sure who was handling the device) rep showing off the flagship smartphone made sure to mention “pre-production” hardware and software as the reasoning behind no speed … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Big Day: UNcarrier, Simple Choice And Roundup Of News

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Wow, what a day, what a day. Aside from today easily being the best day of traffic in TmoNews’ history and the day that T-Mobile’s CEO calls me out on stage — today marks a historic shift in the US wireless industry. With that in mind, there’s plenty to catch up on. So here’s a list of all of today’s UNcarrier and Simple Choice news for your reading enjoyment: Liveblog: T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile Considering “Anytime Upgrade” Club Allowing Two Upgrades Per year

For those of us who love to grab the next best thing in the smartphone world, T-Mobile dropped a hint to CNET that the company is considering a “club” allowing for “anytime upgrades.” The club, which would require a “very small” membership fee would allow for a maximum of two upgrades per year, though it’s unclear if any membership fee would be annual or monthly. In exchange for this fee, customers would receive … [read full article]