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T-Mobile USA posts mixed results, big MetroPCS charge

T-Mobile USA was able to add a net total of 160,000 customers in the third quarter, growing to 33.3 million customers in all, but the gain came largely from prepaid mobile phone users, and the company continued to experience a decline in the number of customers on long-term contracts. The Bellevue-based company, part of Deutsche… Read More


T-Mobile USA boosts profits amid rumors of MetroPCS deal

T-Mobile USA posted higher profits in the first quarter, providing an unexpected boost to its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, according to new financial results coming out of Germany tonight. The news follows a report by Bloomberg News that Deutsche Telekom is in talks for a possible merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, a deal that… Read More


T-Mobile sued by Israeli firm over near field technology

Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA is facing a lawsuit over its near field communication (NFC) technology. Israel’s On Track Innovations (OTI), which has products that include the COPNI (Contactless Payment and NFC Insert) device to add NFC capability to non-NFC mobile phones, said it filed the patent infringement suit against the Bellevue, WA-based carrier in New York… Read More

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Video: T-Mobile stages holiday musical in middle of a mall

T-Mobile USA recently staged this surprise performance at the Woodfield mall near Chicago, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who has several episodes of the TV series Glee to his credit. The performers were 100 Chicago-area women, selected from a larger group of hopefuls. Sure, it’s a little schmaltzy, but if you’re going to attempt a publicity stunt… Read More


T-Mobile: iPhone-related defections ‘an area of concern’

Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA boosted its profits and added to its customer base in the third quarter, but the company this morning warned of future repercussions from its status as the only major U.S. wireless carrier not offering Apple’s iPhone. “Earnings improved as we continued to focus on making smartphones affordable to all Americans through our… Read More

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Washington AG joins opposition to AT&T’s T-Mobile acquisition

(Updated below with T-Mobile statement) Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna today joined the opposition to AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, signing the company’s home state on as a plaintiff in the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the deal. “This merger will result in less competition, fewer choices and higher prices… Read More


Dispute: Would AT&T’s T-Mobile acquisition create or kill jobs?

In a letter to President Obama today, U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler and 14 of his Democratic colleagues urged the administration to step in and end the Justice Department’s attempt to block AT&Ts proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. “AT&T has announced plans to repatriate 5,000 jobs that are currently being performed… Read More


Sprint piles on with its own suit opposing AT&T’s T-Mobile deal

Sprint, which has opposed rival AT&T’s proposed $39 billion purchase of Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA since the beginning, this morning announced that it’s filing its own lawsuit against the deal, following up on the U.S. Justice Department’s bid to block the acquisition in court last week. “With today’s legal action, we are continuing that advocacy on… Read More


How Carly screwed up AT&T’s $39B T-Mobile acquisition

OK, so Carly herself isn’t specifically to blame. But the U.S. Department of Justice today cited last year’s T-Mobile USA ads — featuring the spokesmodel cleverly lampooning AT&T and Apple — to help make its case that AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of the Bellevue-based company will reduce competition in the market. “Documents produced by… Read More


With AT&T acquisition pending, T-Mobile USA goes local in bid to revive its business

Eric Schlumpf is surprisingly upbeat for someone in his position. As T-Mobile USA’s newly named vice president and general manager for the Pacific Northwest, he’s responsible for shoring up the Bellevue-based company’s subscriber base and leading the front-line employees in its home region as regulators weigh AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of the Deutsche Telekom unit. Subscribers… Read More