T-Mobile US announced a variety of new moves meant to attract new customers, one of which is a new "Test Drive" program that will allow prospective buyers to use an Apple iPhone 5s on the network for one week.
More details surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint are emerging as reports of the deal being struck pick up pace. Analysts and the tech community alike have been debating which company will fold into the other, will Sprint continue or will it be T-Mobile?
T-Mobile made itself the cool kid in the carrier world by shaking up business models and just making itself a little noisy. The biggest noise comes in PCMag's annual study of wireless network speeds across the United States, which interestingly show T-Mobile ahead of AT&T.
Apple touted Wi-Fi calling as one of the features that it would bring to iPhone users with the release of iOS 8. T-Mobile US has since announced that it will offer iOS users the chance to place calls over Wi-Fi rather than rely on their cellular connection. T-Mobile already enables this feature on Android phones, so millions of people are have long been able to make phone calls even when the cellular network in an area is not very strong, particularly indoors. The introduction of Wi-Fi Calling in iOS 8 will increase the share of supported devices to over 90 percent of smartphones on T-Mobile's network.
Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son lives in Japan but he says he takes inspiration from "the American dream" and wants to make the United States shine as a beacon when it comes to the wireless industry. That's why, Son says, he wants to buy T-Mobile.
T-Mobile today became the third of the four major carriers in the United States to launch its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service. However, VoLTE is launching is only in the company's home base of Seattle.
HTC has begun updating the T-Mobile version of the HTC One (2013 edition) to include most of the Sense 6 user experience and features introduced in the HTC One M8
Spanish-language media conglomerate Univision and T-Mobile, the fourth-place carrier in the United States, have announced that the two companies will partner to launch a wireless service provider geared towards attracting Hispanic-American consumers.
When the FCC hosts an auction for spectrum voluntary given up by broadcasters to sell to wireless network operators, AT&T and Verizon will not be able to acquire as much spectrum as T-Mobile and Sprint. That doesn't sit well with the nation's two largest carriers.
T-Mobile US today announced that it had a record quarter, adding a net 2.5 million new customers in the first quarter of 2014. The nation's fourth-place carrier credits its "Un-carrier" programs as the reason it captured "nearly all" of the consumer growth in the wireless industry, and Sprint is again set to buy the company.