All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘T-Mobile’

Deutsche Telekom in Discussions with MetroPCS

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, the second largest telecommunications company in Europe, is reportedly discussing a merger of its T-Mobile branch with U.S. cellular provider MetroPCS. According to Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom is considering moving stocks around in a way that would give it control over both U.S. entities, which could lead to an IPO or a plain sale of …

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T-Mobile First Quarter 2012 Earnings Report Is Here

T-Mobile just announced their first quarter 2012 results and the highlight is a strong adjusted OBIDA increase at 7.2% year-over-year to $1.3 billion. OBIDA margins increased 3 percentage points. They added 187,000 customers in this quarter as opposed to almost 100,000 lost at the same time the year before. Service revenues declined to $4.4 billion, down 4% from the same …

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AT&T To Offer Family Data Plan Soon

Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T mobility, has revealed that his company will soon be offering shared family data plans. These plans will allow users to pay for a single data plan that covers multiple devices – smartphones and tablets, namely. Under the current system a family with, say, two iPhones and a 4G iPad have to pay separate …

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iPhone Coming To T-Mobile This Year?

T-Mobile is preparing to make changes to their wireless network that will make it compatible with Apple’s iPhone, the company announced today. They have partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson to roll out a $4 billion network upgrade that will enhance the company’s 4G network by rolling out broader LTE coverage. T-Mobile’s current 4G network is reliant on HSPA+ …

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Google Play Direct Billing Now Offered By More Mobile Carriers

I remember the dark ages when I owned a normal Motorola Razr flip phone. I was tricked into downloading some ringtones once and the charges were reflected on the monthly phone bill. I was so relieved that I could directly charge my credit card on the Android Market so my phone bill would not contain any nasty surprises. Turns out …

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Google Planned to Subsidize $10 Unlimited Data Plans

A lot of interesting information is coming out of the lawsuit over java between Google and Oracle. Today, a document surfaced showing that Google had planned to subsidize $10 data plans for Android phone adopters. The sighting was made by Chris Ziegler of The Verge. The document is one from all the way back in 2006, the year before the …

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Chrome OS Will Get Google Drive Integration

Yesterday Google launched its new Google Docs replacement/Dropbox competitor Google Drive. The new service retains all the functionality of Google Docs, while also allowing users to store files of any kind. They even promise that eventually users will be able to edit and otherwise manipulate all sorts of files. Now it looks like Google also intends Drive to be tightly …

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AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint Scored on Speed

Wireless carriers make all sorts of claims when trying to sell data plans to smartphone users. It can be hard to sort out which carriers advertise their 3G and 4G networks as the fastest, most reliable, and most widespread. To cut through the confusion, PCWorld has tested all of the networks and provided some definitive evidence for which carrier really …

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FCC Demands $819,000 From T-Mobile [UPDATED]

UPDATE: T-Mobile has responded to the FCC’s notice. Here’s what they had to say: T-Mobile USA is committed to providing high-quality products and services to all of its customers, including a broad selection of handsets that are hearing aid compatible. T-Mobile takes seriously its obligations to comply with its hearing aid compatibility responsibilities as part of our overall commitment to …

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AT&T, Others Designing Database to Disable Stolen Phones

It’s become somewhat common knowledge that most all mobile devices can be tracked, leading to situations where police are kicking down the wrong doors while tracing stolen iPhones, or situations where Twitter feeds can help prompt the triangulation of the cell locations of carjacking victims. Essentially, there are many modes of tracing stolen or misplaced devices, the most popular being …

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AT&T Slams Feds Using T-Mobile Layoffs

In a statement from Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior EVP of External and Legislative Affairs, posted on AT&T’s policy blog this morning, the company slams the FCC by seemingly mocking T-mobile, who is in the process of laying off 1900 call center employees. AT&T asserts that they would’ve kept the call centers in business, if the FCC would’ve listened to them. …

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T-Mobile Officially Discontinues Sidekick 4G

T-Mobile has officially discontinued its Sidekick 4G, the Samsung SGH-T839. Upon its debut last April, the Sidekick 4G was more than a mere re-imagining of the aging T-Mobile brand – some said it was one of the best mid-range Android phones around. Still, T-Mobile has discontinued the handset – but this doesn’t mean the end to all Sidekicks. T-Mobile continues …

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