Sooner or later, the US arm of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, will be sold off to a larger company. T-Mobile Chief Financial Officer Braxton Carter all but admitted as much when he said that it's just a matter of time before there is more consolidation in the wireless industry.
AT&T has once again lowered the costs of its service for individual or duo accounts. The carrier today announced that it shaved $15 off the standard plans, which lowers the cost of maintaining an individual line to only $65.
Verizon Wireless is the best performing network, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Analytics firm RootMetrics recently released those rankings, which pleased Verizon and obviously upset T-Mobile.
Dish Network still isn't giving up on its wireless aspirations. Though the company missed out on opportunities to purchase Sprint and Clearwire, it's still amassing wireless licenses for the eventual launch of a wireless provider or sale of its comparatively small but valuable spectrum holdings. Dish won the entire set of licenses in the 1900 MHz frequencies recently auctioned off by the FCC. Dish offered an unchallenged bid of $1.564 billion for 176 licenses and walked away the winner of the auction. Now that Dish has added to its spectrum treasure chest, the hard part becomes figuring out how these new airwaves can help launch the wireless network CEO Charlie Ergen seems determined to start.
Anyone who ventures into the densely populated areas of major U.S. cities can tell you that cellular coverage can be spotty if not downright useless at times. Qualcomm is in trials to fix that problem with small cell sites.
Though a vocal contingent of BlackBerry customers were peeved by T-Mobile US's targeted promotion encouraging them to switch to an iPhone, customers were overall less opposed to trading in their current BlackBerry for a new phone according to tweets from T-Mobile head marketer.
Verizon Wireless today announced a rebranding and shift of its prepaid option, now know as ALLSET Plans. The plans provide unlimited calling and texting on a basic phone or $45 on a smartphone, and total costs are affected by data choices.
AT&T Mobility customers who venture outside of the United States will have some new options for data services following the carrier's announcement that it has expanded its 4G LTE coverage into 13 new countries. AT&T states that it has made it possible for customers to roam on 4G networks in:
Sprint today announced that customers can now get enhanced voice calling options with a new Wi-Fi calling feature available on a pair of Android devices. The free service makes it possible to log onto a home or public Wi-Fi network and then place voice calls.
When T-Mobile introduced its Just Upgrade My Phone (JUMP) program last year, it allowed subscribers to trade-in their phone and purchase a new one every six months. Today, T-Mobile announced that someone will soon be able to upgrade whenever they want - six months or six minutes - with the new JUMP guidelines.