Tag Archives: Mike Sievert

T-Mobile expects majority of Sprint network shutdown will happen in 2022

One of the big questions people have had about T-Mobile following its acquisition of Sprint is when T-Mo is planning to shut down the old Sprint network. This week we got a bit more info on that matter. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert says that the shut down of Sprint’s network will really get underway in 2022. Speaking at the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference this week, Sievert said T-Mobile has already turned off Sprint’s network … [read full article]

T-Mobile TVision may cost more for subscribers on other carriers

Following today’s TVision announcement, some T-Mobile customers may have been wondering if they’ll get a discount on the live TV streaming service. It turns out that that discount is already baked in to the pricing announced by T-Mo today. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert told CNET that the TVision prices announced today are for T-Mobile customers and that the pricing could look different when TVision is made available to non-T-Mobile customers next year. “The launch that we did … [read full article]

T-Mobile teases Un-carrier announcement for October 27

It looks like T-Mobile is ready to make another Un-carrier move. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert today teased an announcement for October 27. Sievert doesn’t say exactly what next week’s big news will be, but there is a video teaser that gives us a hit about what’s in store. It’s time to do something about this… #Uncarrier pic.twitter.com/tgrhgA5xnc — Mike Sievert (@MikeSievert) October 22, 2020 The brief video teaser shows Rashida Jones seemingly on the … [read full article]

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 first 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]