New data: T-Mobile leads Q1 subscriber growth in U.S.

It seems like T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” moves are continuing to work. According to a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, T-Mobile saw the greatest subscriber growth out of any U.S. carrier during the first quarter of 2014. The Bellevue-based carrier has been working hard to woo new subscribers with a number of competitive moves, and announced in… Read More

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T-Mobile targets industry’s ‘predatory bait-and-switch schemes’ with $40/month plan, without overages

Taking another jab at its wireless rivals, T-Mobile is launching a new monthly “Simple Starter” plan that will cost $40 per month for unlimited calls, texting and up to 500MB of data on T-Mobile’s LTE network, with the promise that customers won’t be surprised with unexpected costs for exceeding their monthly data allotment. The Bellevue-based… Read More


Wireless performance study: Verizon tops the charts, T-Mobile languishes

Planning a cross-country road trip? Verizon’s the best bet for cell phone service. According to new research into wireless network performance released by RootMetrics, Verizon has the best overall service, though AT&T is nipping at its heels. The Seattle-based wireless metrics company tested performance by all four major carriers in every state, driving almost 218,000 miles and… Read More


T-Mobile improves in J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, AT&T tops Verizon

It looks like T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” makeover has been not only in gaining subscribers, but also in improving customer satisfaction. While T-Mobile didn’t quite beat the average score in J.D. Power’s survey on customer care from major cell phone service providers, the Bellevue-based carrier saw the most improvement out of any company in the survey, placing… Read More

The photo that got T-Mobile CEO John Legere booted from the AT&T party

T-Mobile’s John Legere makes most of AT&T party ejection

LAS VEGAS — Getting the boot from AT&T’s private party and Macklemore concert last night was apparently the best thing that could have happened to T-Mobile CEO John Legere here at CES this week. The outspoken wireless executive has been having a field day with the incident on Twitter, garnering loads of coverage and making… Read More


Asus Padfone X phone/tablet combo coming to AT&T

LAS VEGAS — Asus is bringing its Padfone line of smartphone/tablets to the U.S. through AT&T, announcing a phone called the Padfone X that docks into the back of a tablet. The device, running Android 4.4 Kitkat, was announced by Asus CEO Jerry Shen on stage this morning at an AT&T developer event at CES in… Read More


Zipwhip makes iPhone cloud text breakthrough with AT&T

LAS VEGAS — Cloud text messaging company Zipwhip has reached an arrangement with AT&T to capture user text messages coming in at the network level, not just at the device, setting the stage for Seattle startup to open its service to iPhone users for the first time, effectively working around Apple’s restrictions on iOS. The… Read More


T-Mobile COO says AT&T’s ‘Next’ upgrade program was a ‘rip-off’

T-Mobile COO Jim Alling doesn’t think so highly of strategies implemented by his company’s rival earlier this year. Alling, speaking at an investor conference today, took a few swings at AT&T and specifically the carrier’s upgrade program, “Next.” AT&T unveiled the device upgrade and payment plan this summer, which came after T-Mobile’s announced its own previous pricing… Read More


AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile plan to stop charging for “premium” texts

According to a press release put out by the Washington State Attorney General’s office today, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have vowed to stop charging customers for the use of Premium SMS texting services, which allow third-party companies to charge wireless subscribers for messaging services like horoscopes through their phone bills. While PSMS has some legitimate… Read More


T-Mobile to AT&T: Get your hands off our magenta

The T-Mobile vs. AT&T battle just got a little juicier. The major mobile carriers, which have been throwing punches at each other recently, now have something else to fight over: colors. No, we’re not kidding — a company is suing over a color. T-Mobile filed a trademark infringement suit in a Texas federal court on Friday, accusing… Read More

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T-Mobile on the rebound: Wireless renegade adds 1.1M customers in second quarter

T-Mobile US added a net total of 1.1 million customers in the second quarter, including 678,000 for its T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands — the strongest growth in four years for the newly reshaped company. That didn’t include 8.9 million customers acquired by the company through its combination with MetroPCS. All told, T-Mobile’s customer base rose… Read More