BusinessInsider When T-Mobile announces their Q2 results at the end of the month, analysts expect T-Mobile to continue being the “fastest-growing wireless company in the U.S.” According to TMONews, T-Mobile’s record Q1 results showed 2.4 million net adds between January 1st and the end of March. Therefore, it should not be a surprise to see T-Mobile not replicate that growth again. With 7% service-revenue growth, T-Mobile would continue to keep the title as the fastest-growing wireless company in the country. Even with Sprint/T-Mobile merger details continuing to be leaked, it is becoming more difficult to argue that T-Mobile by itself is not quickly approaching AT&T and Verizon as…
BusinessInsider While AT&T has been trying to expand the list of companies involved in their “Sponsored Data” program, interest in the program has been basically non-existent with just a few smaller companies having signed on. AT&T’s program only works if a number of big-named companies agree to be part of the program and so far it appears that few if anyone want to join it. Other companies have also been trying to slowly implement their own toll-free plans in the US. T-Mobile has launched their Music Freedom which exempts data on a customers plan from streaming music services. Yet, GigaOM wrote a very…
Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson are planning to conduct field trials where they will all share spectrum currently owned by the US government so that the companies can expand their wireless network capacity. Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson plan to test a large section of 3.5 GHz spectrum which is usually assigned to military radar applications. All three companies have filed applications with the FCC to conduct the field trials. In the long term, Verizon says, this spectrum could be used for high-demand areas such as “stadiums, college campuses, or airports.” As FierceWireless notes, the FCC plans to authorize new spectrum-sharing techniques to open up the 3.5 GHz band for wireless…
All major wireless carriers have been dealing with recent outage issues. Several weeks ago, Verizon suffered a national outage themselves which didn’t allow most customers to pay their bills and access other parts of their customer account. AT&T also been dealing with outages lasting just a few hours in several cities.
A report from Asian publication, Nikkei, that claims that a deal is officially in place and just the final details need to be ironed out.
AT&T and Verizon have been matching each other for years now as a good duopoly should do. When Verizon offered a cheap unlimited calling plan, AT&T countered with one too. When AT&T switched to tiered data, Verizon had a similar plan unveiled shortly.
In a released statement, the CWA notes that in January 2013 they approached T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom to alert them that T-Mobile US managers were “directing workers to add charges to customer accounts.” According to the CWA, T-Mobile fired a number of front-line employees who said they were working under direct orders from managers.
T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere decided to respond to the recent FTC complaint by blaming just about everyone else including the FTC, other carriers and the third party providers. Unfortunately for T-Mobile, their history with cramming suggests that they need to look into the mirror and fix this almost decade-old problem.
Leaked internal documents show that T-Mobile will soon let customers pay for accessories over monthly installments, possibly 24 months. Basically, customers will have an interest free loan to therefore make equal payments for 24 months.
Now, the FTC is taking action as they filed a complaint today alleging that T-Mobile benefitted from these services to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Specifically, the FTC alleges that T-Mobile received anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of the total amount charged to consumers.