T-Mobile US has enjoyed a complete reversal of fortune and saw massive customer gains rather than its trend of massive customer losses. In its second quarter earnings for 2013, T-Mobile revealed that adding the iPhone and merging with MetroPCS has led to its best performance in four years.
Isis, the mobile payments joint venture between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, will finally start its nationwide expansion later this year. The NFC-based payment solution, which currently supports only a few Android phones, will crossover to the three other major smartphone operating systems later this year.
T-Mobile today announced a limited time offer to sell all smartphones on its network with no down payment. The nation's fourth-place carrier still requires that customers pay monthly installments to cover the cost of their devices, but consumers who wish to avoid the $99 down payments now have the option to increase their monthly costs rather than pay up-front cash. Depending on the device, not making a down payment leads to $5 to $27 per month on top of monthly service costs for talk, text, and data. The promotion begins July 27 and will run for a limited time.
In recent days, we've seen AT&T and T-Mobile attempt to become the best carrier in the U.S. by leveraging their 4G LTE networks with consumer desire to get the best smartphones sooner than the two year waiting period carrier contracts require. Which is better?
In response to questions about depth of coverage, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said that the carrier has a minimum threshold of 4G LTE availability in each market. That means consumers can expect to reach 4G in more than just the downtown area.
T-Mobile today announced that it has purchased 10 MHz of Advanced Wireless Services in order to boost its bandwidth position as it prepares to deploy 4G LTE in the Mississippi Valley region. Here's a list of some of the areas that will benefit from the purchase.
The BlackBerry Q10, the first BlackBerry 10 device with a physical keyboard, will go on sale at T-Mobile U.S. retail stores beginning June 5. The phone will cost $99 down with 24 monthly payments of $20. Business customers had first crack at the Q10 earlier this month, but individual customers can purchase the phone next week.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is one of the best selling smartphones, but it's not for everyone. Google today announced that it will soon begin selling its own version of the Galaxy S 4, only its edition will run standard Android 4.2 software.
T-Mobile waited nearly six years before it began selling the Apple iPhone, but the fourth-place carrier hit the ground running when it started offering the iPhone last month. Will it be enough to reverse T-Mobile's losing streak?