Tag Archives: Mike Sievert

T-Mobile gives update on 2.5GHz 5G coverage as it seeks another 600MHz lease

There’s been a lot of focus on 5G this week after Apple introduced the first iPhone models that support 5G networks, and now we’re getting a bit of an update on T-Mobile’s plans. Speaking to CNBC following the reveal of the new iPhones, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert confirmed that T-Mobile’s 5G network now covers a total of 260 million people. When T-Mo previously shared a figure for its 5G coverage last month, the network reached 250 … [read full article]

AT&T and Verizon complain to FCC about T-Mobile’s spectrum holdings, T-Mo CEO responds

AT&T and Verizon both recently came out against T-Mobile, asking the FCC to take action to prevent T-Mo’s spectrum portfolio from growing, and today T-Mo has responded. First up, Verizon filed a petition to the FCC asking the agency to reconsider allowing T-Mobile to strike a 600MHz spectrum lease deal with Columbia Capital. Verizon argues that with these arrangements, T-Mo will exceed the FCC’s 250MHz screen for low- and mid-band spectrum in certain markets, including … [read full article]

T-Mobile teases new Un-carrier move coming soon

It looks like T-Mobile has a new Un-carrier move coming soon. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert teased a new Un-carrier announcement today, posting a tweet that reads “You feeling like this industry needs another #Uncarrier kick? Me too…”. The tweet also includes a video that names T-Mo’s previous Un-carrier moves. At the end of the video, a phone is ringing and it says “…Stay tuned”. The time on the phone is 7:16, suggesting that the announcement could … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert commits to ‘significant changes’ to increase diversity

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert today shared an open letter responding to the ongoing protests across the US and around the world. In it, Sievert says that T-Mo believes that “racism, hatred, and inequality have no place in our world” but that “systemic racism is real” and that we must act to create a better world. “We mourn the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all of the victims of racial injustice across … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches Connecting Heroes, offering free service to first responders

T-Mobile firstĀ announced its Connecting Heroes initiative back in November, and today it officially goes live. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert today revealed that first responder agencies can now sign up for free wireless service from T-Mo as part of its Connecting Heroes initiative. This free mobile service includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data, including free 5G access. In addition to unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data, first responders will get 1GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot … [read full article]

T-Mobile will make Un-carrier announcement tomorrow

Surprise! T-Mobile has some Un-carrier news to share tomorrow. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert today teased an announcement for tomorrow, May 21, at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET. “Curious what kind of things a Supercharged #Uncarrier might do?? Tune back in at 8am PT tomorrow to find out #5GforGood” the new T-Mo CEO tweeted this morning. Exactly what Sievert has planned is still a mystery, but T-Mobile tells me that it’s launching the next part of 5G … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert says T-Mo and Sprint brand unification will happen mid-summer

In the days after T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger, new T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert teased that he was planning to unify the two brands sometime this summer. Now he’s shed a bit more light on those plans. Speaking during the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference this week, Sievert said that T-Mobile has moved its unification plans from early summer to mid-summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. He added that no exact … [read full article]

T-Mobile eyeing summer for post-merger marketing effort

T-Mobile and Sprint officially closed their merger one week ago, but it may still be a few months before we really see a push of The New T-Mobile. Speaking to CNBC‘s David Faber last week, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert hinted that he’s planning to begin unifying T-Mo and Sprint in the summer. There’s no exact date set in stone quite yet, and T-Mobile won’t be making any big changes during the coronavirus pandemic, but right now … [read full article]

California PUC says T-Mobile and Sprint can’t merge until it makes a final decision on the deal

Yesterday T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they had completed their merger, but the deal still hasn’t gotten official approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, the final hurdle it needs to clear before it can officially merge. Now the CPUC has something to say about that. The CPUC has issued an order saying that T-Mobile and Sprint cannot begin the merger of their California operations until it makes its final decision on the application. The CPUC … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is officially complete

Nearly two years after T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their merger, the deal is complete. T-Mobile says that it has officially completed its merger with Sprint to for the New T-Mobile. Also confirmed today is that with the close of the merger, T-Mo has completed its CEO transition. That means that effective immediately, Mike Sievert is taking over the CEO role of T-Mobile from John Legere. Legere will stay on as a member of T-Mobile’s … [read full article]