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T-Mobile Receiving Sales Boost Thanks To The iPhone? Signs Point To Yes

Some more good news for T-Mobile as Kantar World Panel reported the company saw a growth in sales on the strength of iPhone. In fact, T-Mobile grew to 13.2% of smartphone sales in the US market for a three-month period ending this past August, marking the highest share of sales over the past year and a growth of 1.1%. These numbers reversed a trend of year-over-year decline for T-Mobile. As for where the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Retiring Classic Plans In National Retail Channels Beginning November 1st

In a move that I firmly believe has been a long time coming, T-Mobile sent out an alert this morning informing employees that they were stopping Classic Plans at national retailers. Unfortunately, the image doesn’t say what is forthcoming for the company’s national retail partners, but I imagine this may have something to do with the third phase of T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

Rumor Round 2: Uncarrier Phase 3 To Include Refurb Phones In Stores

Happy Friday folks and welcome to rumor round 2 for T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Phase 3. The good news in this, the second rumor on Phase 3 that I’ve posted is more confirmation for the idea that T-Mobile will remove deposits for Simple Choice customers. Now, before I move on…it seems some clarification is in order for the word “deposit.” A deposit is a dollar value carriers can require above and beyond the price … [read full article]

Rumor: T-Mobile Uncarrier Phase 3 To End New Customer Deposits

Prepare yourself for another round of rumor wonderland as a source tipped us a potential highpoint of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Phase 3. Now, I know you don’t need the standard disclaimer with all good rumor stories but I’m saying it anyway…take with many grains of salt. According to a source, T-Mobile’s Phase 3 of their Uncarrier plan will include a removal of all deposits from the Simple Choice postpaid plans leaving just “well qualified and … [read full article]

Analyst Expects T-Mobile Uncarrier “Phase 3” To Target Family Plans

There’s no question plenty of hype and speculation exists around T-Mobile’s upcoming Uncarrier Phase III announcement, expected later this year. I for one have my thoughts and continue to hear whispers about its existence but I think any discussion is preliminary at this point. However, at least one analyst believes he has nailed down what T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Phase III will cover or attempt to change. Adam Ilkowitz, an analyst with Nomura believes … [read full article]

T-Mobile Systems Update Hints At JUMP! Phase 2, Simple Choice No Credit Phase 2

It sounds like changes to T-Mobile’s SIM unlock policy aren’t the only updates we’ll be seeing this weekend. According to this leaked image, T-Mobile will release “several system updates and enhancements…deployed to support the following:” So what are the following things that interest us? Try “JUMP! Phase 2” and “Simple Choice No Credit Phase 2” on for size. What they are is something … [read full article]

Video: T-Mobile Exec Announces Simple Choice Family Plan With No Credit Check

T-Mobile’s introduction of the new Simple Choice with no credit check rounded out the company’s two major announcements this week. The plan, which launches on July 14th opens up an opportunity for what T-Mobile describes as 1/3 of the population to take advantage of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan offerings without worrying about credit. So here’s T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert … [read full article]

T-Mobile Officially Announces Simple Choice Family Option With No Credit Check

Just as we suspected, T-Mobile is introducing a Simple Choice with no credit check to help customers with “less-than-premium credit.” Beginning on July 14th, families can get four Simple Choice lines with unlimited talk, text and web and up to 500MB of high-speed data for $100 per month. According to T-Mobile, one in three consumers who apply for wireless service do not have a credit score that allows them to qualify for the best … [read full article]

Will Wednesday’s Big Event See The Unveiling Of T-Mobile’s Upgrade Club, Major LTE Rollouts?

With yesterday’s image of a newspaper ad that ran over the weekend taking pot shots at AT&T’s lengthy upgrade period, a thought occurred to me. If we can take ourselves back in time to March 26th, T-Mobile hinted to CNET that they were considering a “club” that would allow for “anytime upgrades.” The club, which would require a “very small” … [read full article]