T-Mobile has put itself on the map as a major carrier in recent years by taking on its rivals head on. The company did not dance around Verizon (the biggest carrier in the United States) but instead hit it on the nose and pulled its pants down. However, the company's latest media offensive against Big Red seems to be backfiring a little, so is the T-Mobile bubble bursting.
Verizon and Sprint have settled with the FCC to the tune of $158 million as both companies were fined for cramming charges onto consumers. The biggest (Verizon) and third largest (Sprint) carriers in the United States will split the fine, with Big Red forking out $90 million and Sprint paying the FCC $68 million.
Sprint released its first quarter (2015) financial results this week, rounding out the big four carriers in the United States. While AT&T treaded water and Verizon lost customers, it has been left to the smaller companies to have good periods. T-Mobile had another stellar three months, but as Sprint's numbers show, it was not at the expense of the Now Network for a change.
T-Mobile has grown hugely over the last few years by taking the fight to the likes of Verizon and AT&T, using its Uncarrier movement to give the consumer a potent alternative in the market. It has been a huge success and today the Magenta Network took aim at Verizon specifically with a new ad campaign that leaves it in no uncertain terms what T-Mobile thinks of the largest carrier in the United States.
Verizon has been caught getting all economical with the truth when trying to convince customers to upgrade to more expensive services. Ok, we get it, that an internet provider, or just about any organization in the business of selling, would lie to get consumers to part with more cash is hardly shock of the century. However, it is both funny and interesting just how Big Red was caught in the act.
Things may still be going very well for T-Mobile but the American carrier does have some problems too, with the company's CEO forced today to deny accusations that the network throttles high data networks. A Reddit post this week was filled with T-Mobile customers on the Unlimited 4G Data Plan complaining about what they think is data throttling.
T-Mobile has revealed its 2015 first quarter financial reports on Monday and the Magenta Network has had yet another fantastic three months. The company is on a roll that has been going for two years and during January through March T-Mobile added 1.8 million new subscribers to its services.
Verizon, the biggest carrier in the United States, announced this week that it lost a significant amount of business over the last quarter. Big Red revealed that 138,000 postpaid customers left the brand, but the company insists that it is not a problem that so many have left.
It seems that OnePlus and its flagship killing OnePlus One smartphone are finally growing up after the company made a pretty big announcement. Co-founder Carl Pei dropped the bomb that the manufacturer has linked up with a carrier for the first ever time, and said carrier will be offering the OnePlus One smartphone.
AT&T has been slapped with a $25 million fine by the FCC for breaching customer information to obtain unlock codes for mobile devices. During a six month period between November 2013 and April 2014, the second largest carrier in the United States used offshore centers to access and take customer information.