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Sprint’s shares hit new low for the year as investors react to its plan to beat T-Mobile

With a T-Mobile merger no longer on the table, Sprint has kicked off a pricing war with the introduction of a family plan that offers twice as much data at same price as the competition. Later this week, the Overland Park, Kansas-based carrier, which is majority owned by SoftBank, is expected to unveil cheaper individual plans, as well. Investors reacted… Read More

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Verizon tops rivals in new RootMetrics wireless report, but T-Mobile gains in cities

Verizon comes out ahead of rivals AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in nearly every category of performance — including reliability, data speeds and phone calls — in a new study of the U.S. wireless market by RootMetrics. However, the report says T-Mobile made noticeable improvements in larger cities, based on the wireless company’s ongoing investments in metro areas. According to the… Read More

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T-Mobile now offers app that unlocks your smartphone

It’s only been a week since President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that allows Americans to unlock their cell phones, but T-Mobile is already offering an easy way for its customers to do so. The Bellevue-based company now has an app called “Device Unlock” that lets people unlock their devices to run on any wireless carrier. However,… Read More

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Shares of T-Mobile and Sprint tumble after blockbuster deal collapses; Marcelo Claure named new CEO of Sprint

Wall Street seems to have really liked the idea of Sprint and T-Mobile tie up. Shares of both companies tumbled on Wednesday morning after reports emerged that Sprint is canceling its planned takeover of T-Mobile, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the U.S. Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint is taking the brunt of the negative reaction,… Read More

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Sprint is giving up on T-Mobile bid, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to be replaced, reports say

Updated at 4:30 p.m. with additional details. Sprint is abandoning its attempt to acquire T-Mobile, according to a breaking news alert this afternoon on the Wall Street Journal’s website. An initial story quotes an anonymous source saying that Sprint viewed the regulatory challenges as too difficult for the transaction. In addition, Sprint plans to replace… Read More

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Why T-Mobile should delay selling to Sprint — or anyone else

A T-Mobile sale has appeared inevitable for almost a year, following constant rumors that it’s in talks with Sprint, and more recently, when a little-known French telecom company made an out-of-the-blue bid. But now, some analysts are making the case for the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier to hold off on a merger — at least for the foreseeable future. As negotiations… Read More

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T-Mobile posts Q2 profit, surpasses 50M customers

T-Mobile is not only adding millions of customers per quarter, but now the company is back in the green. The Bellevue-based wireless carrier turned a profit of $391 million in the second quarter while adding another 1.5 million customers — its fifth consecutive quarter of subscriber growth. The profit, which follows a $154 million loss in… Read More

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Sprint, T-Mobile looking to raise $10 billion for auctioned wireless airwaves

As Sprint and T-Mobile prepare to merge, the companies are now reportedly looking to raise money to bid for wireless airwaves. The Wall Street Journal notes that the wireless giants want to raise $10 billion for a 2015 auction of airwaves owned by television broadcasters. The money would be part of a financing package between the companies that, as… Read More

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Roll the credits: T-Mobile’s John Legere named executive producer of “Love Child,” a film coming soon to a screen near you

Is there anything that this CEO can’t do? T-Mobile’s John Legere generally has his hands full trying to revive the Bellevue-based carrier, but here’s something else he can add to his resume: Executive Producer. We noticed recently that Legere’s name popped on the credits for “Love Child,” a film currently being pushed nationwide through various film festivals and… Read More

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WTF, FTC? T-Mobile’s John Legere says ‘cramming’ charges are sensationalized and exaggerated

T-Mobile CEO John Legere says the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is sensationalizing and exaggerating claims that T-Mobile improperly billed customers for premium text-messaging services without their knowledge, a practice known in the industry as “cramming.” In a blog post this afternoon, the outspoken wireless leader points out that T-Mobile and other carriers ended the practice last year, after being… Read More

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Can you hear me now, John Legere? Here are the results of my T-Mobile Test Drive

“When are you going to do your Test Drive, Tricia?” That was the question T-Mobile CEO John Legere laid on me during our interview following a very passionate — some may argue controversial — performance at the Paramount Theater two weeks ago, where he outlined the Bellevue carrier’s next moves for disrupting the wireless industry. If you haven’t yet heard, T-Mobile’s Test… Read More

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FTC goes after T-Mobile over cell phone bill “cramming”

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile, alleging that the Bellevue-based wireless carrier made millions of dollars by allowing third-party services to bill customers without those customers knowledge or consent. The agency alleges that customers were charged through third-party billing, which lets a provider inform a carrier that someone has requested a… Read More

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T-Mobile employees speak out against CEO’s ‘raping’ remark

Five employees of T-Mobile are objecting publicly to T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s comments last week that AT&T and Verizon are “raping” wireless customers. Legere apologized for the off-the-cuff comment last week, but in their post today on the site MomsRising.org, the five women say they aren’t buying it. The post was written by T-Mobile employees Carolina… Read More

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Sprint adds 4G LTE service in 28 markets, including Seattle

Sprint customers in Seattle will finally be able to have access to 4G LTE service. The nation’s third-largest wireless carrier announced today that it is expanding its 4G LTE coverage to 28 markets, including Seattle, San Jose, Miami and Cleveland. Several other areas of Washington, including Tacoma, Everett, and Yakima now have 4G LTE coverage from Sprint,… Read More