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Speculation over Mexican billionaire buying T-Mobile is just that, speculation

4 days ago, the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing Mexican telecoms giant, Carlos Slim’s recent dealings with regulators in Mexico. His issue is that he owns a huge portion of the telecommunications industry in Mexico, and the governing bodies are forcing him to sell a sizable chunk, worth around $15 billion. In its report, WSJ offers details on his other investments, including TracFone, which is the 5th largest wireless provider in the … [read full article]

T-Mo’s latest moves are certainly attractive, but are they Un-carrier?

Un-carrier, a term T-Mobile has coined since just over a year ago. To me, it means doing things no other carrier would. Or at least, getting there first. It’s about making moves that will change the industry for the better. It’s about the big picture, not about just making it easier to join your business and become paying customers. It’s why its earliest move was to do away with the old subsidized phone … [read full article]

Does T-Mobile really “need” a Sprint merger to be competitive?

The dust has settled, and we’ve started a new week. But don’t let that fool you in to thinking that T-Mobile and Sprint’s rumored merger won’t be mentioned. Predictably, after the earnings call and Q1 results were announced, analysts jumped on the news with their view on what the carrier’s doing right, what it’s doing wrong and what it needs for future success. One such analyst is well-respected Walter Piecyk who reports on T-Mobile’s return to revenue … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5 should be unlocked phones free of carrier bloatware [opinion]

Ever since the Uncarrier movement, the company’s made it clear that it’s trying to get rid of customer “pain points”. In other words, areas of the U.S. smartphone market that are restrictive and end up creating a poor customer experience, or frustrating people. For CEO, Legere, it’s always been about changing a broken industry. The old model of subsidizing smartphone cost is dying off, and customers can upgrade whenever they like. On T-Mobile, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 2014 resolution? It’s got to be coverage, coverage and more coverage…

With 2013 virtually behind us, it’s impossible for anyone in the tech industry to look at T-Mobile and not be impressed by its moves. Getting rid of the subsidy model that the industry had clung to for so long, then allowing users to upgrade virtually whenever they liked. It wasn’t so much going against the flow as it was changing the flow’s direction entirely as AT&T and Sprint tried to copy Tmo with … [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]

Dear T-Mobile: You’ve Come A Long Way, Don’t Sue Over A Color

  As a long time fan of T-Mobile, I’ve supported T-Mobile through thick and thin, acquisition rumors, AT&T buyout attempts and quarter after quarter of disappointing financials. Still, I love the little Magenta carrier that could but another lawsuit over the “Magenta” color just seems both unnecessary and ridiculous. T-Mobile is building up good will right now thanks … [read full article]

Editorial: A Quick Note From Your Editor (That’s Me) Regarding Coverage

There is a devil and an angel on my shoulders right now, one of which is saying post this and try to explain your position. The other is saying post it, rant your little heart out and close off the comment section. Let’s see which voice I should have listened to: In recent days, there have been some “complaints” on the rise in iPhone coverage, specifically after the official iPhone announcement. I just want to … [read full article]

Editorial: T-Mobile’s New Plans Are Awesome For Everyone

Earlier today, T-Mobile held an event to show off the new plans and payment schemes for service and phones. There weren’t many surprises given all the leaks we’ve had in the last few weeks about T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” offering. Like John Legere promised back in December, the new plans are very simple and pretty easy to understand once you grasp the basic concepts behind the plans. When looking at them on the website, … [read full article]