Tag Archives: Mike Sievert

T-Mobile names Mike Sievert as its new president

When T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached a merger agreement, they also revealed that some executive titles would be shuffled as part of the deal. Today one of those changes has officially been made. T-Mobile said today that it’s appointed Mike Sievert as its president. The change is effective immediately, and Sievert will continue to serve as T-Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer, a title he’s held since February 2015. The title of president at T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC Chairman to push for broader mmWave spectrum auction

Earlier this year, T-Mobile urged the FCC to hold a millimeter wave (mmWave) auction in 2018. Now another filing has revealed that T-Mobile recently continued its push during a meeting with the FCC Chairman. T-Mobile met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on March 7 to, among other things, talk about an expanded mmWave auction. The meeting included T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, T-Mobile Puerto Rico VP and GM Jorge Martel, and T-Mobile VP … [read full article]

John Legere lays out predictions for 2018, including continued focus on 5G and customers

The year 2018 is upon us, and much like he did last year, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has laid out his predictions for what he expects to see from the new year. Following Comcast’s entry into the mobile space in 2017 thanks to an MVNO deal with Verizon, Legere predicts that more than one major player will enter the wireless industry in 2018. One company that the T-Mo CEO expects to see in mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Digits service will officially launch on May 31st

After months of beta testing, T-Mobile Digits is finally ready for launch. T-Mobile announced today that Digits will launch May 31st. T-Mo customers will be able to turn their phone number into a Digits number that can be used on another smartphone, a tablet, a smartwatch, or a PC to get your phone calls and texts. Pricing for Digits will be free for customers that want to use their existing phone number on other devices. … [read full article]

T-Mobile executives talk merger, say Sprint is a logical partner

There’s been lots of speculation regarding a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, including news that Sprint and SoftBank have started informal talks about a deal with T-Mo parent company Deutsche Telekom. Now T-Mobile itself has chimed in on the matter. During an investors conference earlier today, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that he expects merger talks to happen now that the FCC’s 600MHz auction and its quiet period have ended. “It’s not a question of will talks … [read full article]

T-Mobile Digits will let you use one phone number across devices

Yesterday T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert teased that a big announcement was imminent, and now we know exactly what he was hinting at. Digits is a new service from T-Mobile that lets you use the same phone number across devices. This means that you can use the same number across multiple internet-connected devices, including phones, tablets, PCs, and smartwatches, and your calls and texts will appear from the same number. Digits will also let you use multiple … [read full article]

T-Mobile execs talk T-Mobile One plan, call it ‘second phase of Un-carrier’

We’re now a few weeks out from the launch of T-Mobile One, and a few T-Mo execs have taken the opportunity to give us an update on the new plan. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia investor conference, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, and T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter touched a bit on T-Mobile One. “It’s going incredibly well. That’s one of the reasons we updated on how our quarter is going,” … [read full article]

EFF says T-Mobile One seems to violate net neutrality

One day after the announcement of T-Mobile One, the new plan is giving some people concerns that it could violate net neutrality. EFF senior staff technologist Jeremy Gillula told the Daily Dot that, based on what his group has read about T-Mobile One so far, “it seems like T-Mobile’s new plan to charge its customers extra to not throttle video runs directly afoul of the principle of net neutrality.” He added that T-Mobile One’s video … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with Twilio, will provide cellular connectivity for IoT devices and more

Today it was revealed that T-Mobile has entered into a partnership with Twilio, a company that makes a cloud communications platform for developers. Twilio has announced Programmable Wireless, its communications platform that aims to help developers build cellular connectivity into products, like Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Programmable Wireless will use T-Mobile’s cellular network to send data wirelessly to a server or data center. Twilio Programmable Wireless will use SIM cards to access T-Mobile’s network, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile prepping its own feature to link a phone number across devices

AT&T today announced NumberSync, a feature that’ll let customers use their phone number across connected devices like smartwatches and tablets. AT&T’s not the only carrier that’s cooking up such a feature, though. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert says that Magenta is working up its own version of NumberSync, adding that it’ll beat out AT&T’s offering. “What we are working on will make this version one offering from AT&T look small,” [read full article]