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Rhapsody and T-Mobile team up in new Internet radio push

  Rhapsody, the Seattle-based subscription music service, is making a new push into the world of Internet radio — offering a $4.99/month ad-free service called unRadio with features including unlimited skipping, offline playback and the ability to save up to 25 favorite tracks to listen back on-demand. The service, unveiled last night, gives users some control over their listening… Read More

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere makes case for wireless merger

Answering questions from reporters Wednesday night in front of an audience of enthusiastic employees and partners, T-Mobile CEO John Legere was careful not to comment specifically on T-Mobile’s widely reported merger talks with Sprint — a deal that would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers. However, he promised the cheering crowd, “In anything we do, it will… Read More

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Photos: Macklemore rocks the Paramount for T-Mobile

Wow, can we all take a breath now? In an energy-soaked performance that included two renditions of “Can’t Hold Us” and some awesome crowd surfing episodes, the dynamic hip hop duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis unleashed a torrent of hits Wednesday night in their hometown of Seattle. The occasion happened to be T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier… Read More

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T-Mobile’s ‘Music Freedom’ offers unlimited streaming without data charges

T-Mobile is launching a new program that will give its customers unlimited music streaming without data limits. CEO John Legere just announced the initiative on stage at the company’s event in Seattle. The initiative will work with Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Spotify, among others. In addition, the company announced a new… Read More

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Live from T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5.0 event

Tune in live to find out what John Legere has up his sleeve next at tonight’s Uncarrier 5.0 event in Seattle. The Bellevue-based company sent invitations to journalists a couple weeks ago, teasing us with the tagline T-Mobile “doesn’t play it safe and sound.” Predictions are for some sort of music announcement, especially since hometown hero Macklemore will be performing right afterward… Read More

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No cross-town love from T-Mobile’s John Legere, who predicts the Amazon phone will fail on AT&T

T-Mobile’s John Legere still must be bitter from having to move his press conference to accommodate Amazon’s big unveiling, which was coincidentally planned for the same day in Seattle. It also doesn’t help that new leaks this morning say that the Amazon’s first smartphone will use AT&T as its exclusive wireless carrier (and not T-Mobile). Either way, Legere… Read More

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A T-Mobile and Sprint tie-up will look more pink than yellow

What do you get when you mix the third-and-fourth-largest wireless phone carriers together? You get a combined wireless carrier that serves about 100 million subscribers and a coverage area that nearly blankets the U.S. (It’s closest rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless are both nationwide and have 100 million subscribers apiece.) In the map below, provided by Mosaik… Read More

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Sprint, T-Mobile reportedly moving closer to $50B merger

Sprint’s merger with T-Mobile is moving closer to reality. Sources tell Bloomberg that Sprint is set to offer 50 percent stock and 50 percent cash for Bellevue-based T-Mobile US as soon as next month in a major deal that would combine the nation’s third and fourth-largest wireless carriers. Bloomberg notes that T-Mobile US parent company Deutsche Telekom… Read More

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Sprint chairman hints again at T-Mobile merger plans, praises John Legere

Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son isn’t giving up on a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, based on his comments at Re/code’s Code Conference. When asked about Sprint’s lackluster LTE coverage, Son said that both Sprint and T-Mobile are lacking the nationwide spectrum needed to compete. “Neither one of them has a sufficient network today,” he said…. Read More

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T-Mobile says Uncarrier 5.0 is around the corner

What does John Legere have up his sleeve now? Get ready for another wireless industry shake-up from T-Mobile. The Bellevue-based company sent invitations out to journalists today announcing its next “Uncarrier” press event will be held in Los Angeles on June 18. The invitation, which dubbed the event “Uncarrier 5.0,” came with a tease saying that… Read More

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Labor rights activists protest T-Mobile with MacklemoreSucks.com site

Student activists angry with how T-Mobile treats its call center workers are now using Macklemore to spread awareness about their cause. As first noted by The Verge, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) recently launched Macklemoresucks.com to call out the Seattle rapper for his ties to T-Mobile. The group has previously protested the Bellevue-based wireless carrier for running “electronic sweatshops,” where… Read More

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T-Mobile adds another 2.4M customers in record quarter, within shouting distance of Sprint

T-Mobile added a net total of 2.4 million customers in the first quarter — the biggest growth in its history — including record expansion of 1.3 million customers in the coveted category of branded postpaid accounts. The continued growth takes the Bellevue-based wireless company to more than 49 million customers overall, up from 34 million a year ago. T-Mobile is… Read More

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Sprint loses 467K subscribers as T-Mobile CEO gloats

Sprint may have posted better-than-expected first quarter earnings today, but the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier is losing customers at an increasing clip. Sprint reported a loss of $151 million (4 cents per share) in Q1 2014, which beat Wall Street’s expectations and was far lower than its $643 million loss at this time last year…. Read More