Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile launches Ideas for Randall campaign in response to AT&T’s legal letter to a customer

Making the rounds today is a story about Alfred Valrie, an AT&T customer that wrote a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to make two suggestions that Valrie thinks would make AT&T better: unlimited data for DSL subscribers and a rate plan add-on that offers 1,000 text messages for $10 per month. However, the AT&T CEO forwarded the message to AT&T’s legal department, who responded with the … [read full article]

Extended Range LTE officially goes live in greater Atlanta area as more band 12 sightings pop up elsewhere

Good news, Magenta family! T-Mobile has announced that its Extended Range LTE (aka 700MHz, aka band 12) is now live in another major market, and I’ve got lots more sightings to report today, too. First up, T-Mo says that Extended Range LTE is now live in the greater Atlanta, Ga., area. This includes Atlanta and its surrounding Perimeter as well as Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Gainesville, Dalton, Rome, Newnan, … [read full article]

AT&T and T-Mobile agree to spectrum swap

Often when we mention AT&T and T-Mobile together, it’s because one company is throwing shade at another, like when AT&T recently said T-Mo was offering Wi-Fi calling in defiance of FCC rules. Today, though, I get to report on the two carriers actually coming to an agreement. FCC filings show that AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to swap PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses scattered throughout the US. These swaps, … [read full article]

John Legere says T-Mobile didn’t turn down Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

T-Mobile has sold quite a few Windows smartphones in the past, but when Microsoft unveiled its new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones earlier this week, there was no mention of Magenta. Turns out that Microsoft may not have even approached T-Mobile about carrying its new phones. In the days since the new Lumias were announced, lots of folks have wondered if Microsoft’s devices would be coming to their carrier. So far AT&T is … [read full article]

US senators send letter to Experian and T-Mobile CEOs to inquire about data breach

The saga of Experian’s data breach involving sensitive information from consumers that had their credit checked by T-Mobile continues today, with multiple US senators getting involved. US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have sent a letter to Experian CEO Brian Cassin and T-Mobile CEO John Legere regarding Experian’s data breach. The senators are concerned because valuable data like Social … [read full article]