Google wants you to have free international roaming with its new network

By Jake Smith on Apr 5, 2015

Google wants US subscribers of its upcoming mobile phone service to be able to roam the globe and see no extra charges. Specifically, The Telegraph reports Google is in talks with Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of the mobile operator Three and soon O2 in the UK. Read More

 

T-Mobile’s new coverage map uses crowdsourcing for near ‘real-time’ results

By Jake Smith on Mar 30, 2015

T-Mobile is trying to once again shake things up in the mobile industry with the announcement of a new, real-time coverage map for prospective customers.

Boasting itself as “the industry’s first and only crowdsourced, customer-verified network coverage map”, T-Mobile is aiming to show new data bi-monthly to help you decide if it’s worth making the switch. Read More

 

T-Mobile brings Uncarrier plans to businesses, announces ‘Un-contract’

By Jake Smith on Mar 18, 2015

T-Mobile has announced its Uncarrier plans will now extend to small business accounts, as it looks to take on larger carriers AT&T and Verizon, who cover most of the business wireless accounts across the US.

With a Red Bull and f-bombs aplenty, non-traditional T-Mobile CEO John Legere just announced at an event in New York its business plans are up to 40 percent cheaper than rival offerings from AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Read More

 

T-Mobile extends Data Stash to prepaid customers, 10GB of free LTE data included

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 16, 2015

Back in November, carrier T-Mobile USA unveiled Data Stash, a much welcomed deal for subscribers that rolled all unused data over to the next month, for up to a year, while stocking each Data Stash with ten gigabytes of free data.

Monday, the wireless company extended Data Stash to prepaid customers. Just like Data Stash for subscribers, prepaid customers will also get ten gigabytes of free 4G LTE data.

The promotion kicks off March 22. It’s the same deal postpaid customers have been enjoying: any unused data gets automatically put in the virtual Data Stash, where it can be used anytime during that year. Read More

 

Sprint will pay what it costs for you to switch carriers

By Jake Smith on Mar 15, 2015

Sprint really wants your business. Not only will it cut your bill in half, but now the nation’s fourth-largest carrier will pay the early termination fee and any remaining payments at its competitors for you to come over to its network.

The early termination fee is why many customers don’t make the switch from one carrier to another. In many cases, the fee is required to be paid to end the two-year contract carriers like to lock you into. Read More

 

T-Mobile claims it’s third largest US carrier over Sprint

By Jake Smith on Feb 19, 2015

T-Mobile CEO John Legere claims that his Uncarrier is now the third largest carrier in the United States, overtaking Sprint for the spot behind AT&T and Verizon. Legere had been predicting the overtaking of Sprint for sometime, and he finally made the claim it’s happened during T-Mobile’s earnings call Thursday afternoon. Read More

 

Kim Kardashian mocks herself in T-Mobile’s Super Bowl advertisement

By Jake Smith on Jan 27, 2015

In an effort to continue boosting its subscriber numbers, T-Mobile will be airing an advertisement in the Super Bowl this Sunday, with none-other than Kim Kardashian. And in typical T-Mobile fashion, it’s a hilarious ad spot that should garner some attention. #KimsDataStash Read More

 

Google’s wireless service will reportedly switch between carriers for best connection

By Jake Smith on Jan 26, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports Google’s upcoming and rumored wireless service won’t rely on one single carrier, and instead will switch between networks to give customers the best wireless signal.

The service will feature new technology that would hunt through cellular connections provided by Sprint and T-Mobile and Wi-Fi hotspots, picking whichever offers the best signal to route calls, texts and data, the newspaper’s sources said.  Read More

 

T-Mobile’s Smartphone Equality gives everyone access to best deals, no credit check required

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 22, 2015

The nation’s fourth largest wireless carrier, T-Mobile, is adamant to do something about the millions of people with less than perfect credit score who don’t qualify for some of its attractive financing options.

“Carriers spent billions of dollars advertising deals and plans that half of Americans can’t get when signing up for wireless service,” the carrier said Thursday.

Enter Smartphone Equality, a new initiative created to solve that particular customer pain point, kicking off for all customers on Sunday, January 25.

So, how does it work? Read on. Read More

 

T-Mobile can’t afford to keep going, parent company says

By Jake Smith on Jan 19, 2015

While T-Mobile and its UnCarrier strategy are great for customers like you and me, apparently it’s not the best for business.

Tim Hoetthes, CEO of T-Mobile US’ parent company Deutsche Telekom, said in an interview with Recode the company’s current path is unsustainable and something needs to change.  Read More

 

T-Mobile adds Simply Prepaid unlimited talk, text and 2G data for $40/month

By Jake Smith on Jan 15, 2015

T-Mobile announced on Thursday a new prepaid plan titled Simply Prepaid that delivers unlimited 2G data, talk and text for $40 per month – along with 1GB of LTE. Like all of T-Mobile’s plans, the number four wireless carrier doesn’t require a contract – just a smartphone with a capable SIM-card. Read More

 

Sprint’s not finished yet, preliminary quarterly earnings show

By Jake Smith on Jan 8, 2015

Sprint took Thursday to report preliminary results for its third fiscal quarter, and showed T-Mobile still has its work cut out for it. During the quarter, Sprint’s net customer additions totaled 967,000, including postpaid net additions of 30,000, prepaid net additions of 410,000, and wholesale net additions of 527,000.

T-Mobile has practically been going for Sprint’s neck over the last year. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere wants to be the third-largest carrier, bad. Read More

 

What T-Mobile is doing seems to be working, preliminary Q4 earnings show

By Jake Smith on Jan 7, 2015

The fourth-largest carrier T-Mobile is out with its preliminary fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday, and they show it might not be the fourth-largest carrier for long. The mobile carrier, lead by scrappy CEO John Legere, posted a total of 8.3 million total net customer additions in 2014, providing the biggest year of growth for the company yet – 89 percent from the prior year. Read More

 

T-Mobile: We’ll become the #3 wireless carrier in 2015, overtaking Sprint

By Jake Smith on Dec 30, 2014

“UnCarrier” T-Mobile CEO John Legere has posted a lengthy prediction post for 2015 – you guessed it – he’s incredibly bullish on his company for the new year. He expects things to go so well that T-Mobile will officially overtake Sprint to become the third-largest wireless company in the US sometime in 2015. Read More

 

AT&T and T-Mobile could owe you money – here’s how to request it

By Jake Smith on Dec 29, 2014

The FCC negotiated settlements with both T-Mobile and AT&T over mobile “cramming”, an act carriers know all too well by sneaking recurring monthly charges onto your bill through ringtones, trivia, horoscopes and more. Read More

 

T-Mobile CEO John Legere lambasts competition in holiday ad

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 22, 2014

You’ve seen Apple’s moving Christmas ad so how about some Un-carrier holiday greeting? T-Mobile, America’s only Un-carrier, did just that with its new holiday ad posted to YouTube on Monday.

Featuring its outspoken boss John Legere, the tongue-in-cheek video depicts the CEO sitting cozily in a chair and grinning mischievously as he reads us a magical story from the land of the Un-carrier.

Need I say more?

As you might imagine, he couldn’t refrain himself from dissing competitors and firing potshots at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. And if you for one second thought a holiday greeting from Legere should be profanity-free, think again! Read More

 

T-Mobile agrees to pay $90 million to settle with FTC over unwanted charges

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 19, 2014

Following a complaint that the United States Federal Trade Commission filed over T-Mobile this summer over fraudulent services, the Deutsche Telekom-owned wireless carrier today announced it has agreed to pay $90 million to settle cramming accusation. Carrier cramming, a form of fraud popular among major US carriers, results in small charges being added to a bill by a third party without the subscriber’s consent or disclosure.

Such unlawful charges typically cover unwanted text message alerts and other services like unauthorized SMS subscriptions for horoscopes, sports scores, ring tones and similar services that cost ten bucks per month or more. Read More

 

Sprint just had a bad day: Record FCC fine, no more Nascar partnership

By Jake Smith on Dec 16, 2014

Sprint just had a pretty bad day, sending its stock down 5 percent after some troubling news. The Wall Street Journal reports an FCC official confirmed the regulatory body is preparing to fine Sprint, the nation’s third-largest mobile carrier, a record $105 million after allegations it charged consumers for unwanted text message alerts and other services. Read More

 

T-Mobile unveils Data Stash, your unused data now automatically rolls over

By Sébastien Page on Dec 16, 2014

In its latest Un-carrier move, T-Mobile unveiled today Data Stash, a program in which all unused data automatically rolls over to the next month, for up to a year. The unused data, which is then put in the virtual Data Stash, can be used anytime during that year. To top it all off, the company is also stocking each Data Stash with 10 GB of free data. Read More

 

T-Mobile teases Uncarrier 8 event tomorrow, expands Wideband LTE in NY

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 15, 2014

T-Mobile, the nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier, is wrapping up 2014 with a major ‘Uncarrier’ media event taking place tomorrow, December 16, at 10:30am EST / 7:30am PST.

The Deutsche Telekom-owned company confirmed in a media release Monday that anyone will be able to watch tomorrow’s announcements via a live webcast on Yahoo! News.

The outspoken T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, will be answering live questions about the company’s latest Uncarrier news during the live webcast hosted by Yahoo’s David Pogue, who will be taking questions for John from Twitter through @JohnLegere and @Pogue and the #Uncarrier8 hashtag. Read More

 
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