With T-Mobile apparently set to launch its high-speed LTE network in the US on March 26, a TmoNews site leak has hinted that Houston will probably be one of the initial markets to get the carrier's LTE service.
Even though the carrier has not officially revealed where it is launching LTE, the TmoNews report is probably based on the fact that Houston was among the first cities which got the LTE service when T-Mobile's bigger rivals - Verizon, AT&T and Sprint - launched their respective versions of the 4G wireless data network.
With the US Department of Justice recently giving its go-ahead to T-Mobile's merger with MetroPCS, reports - citing sources from within T-Mobile - have now revealed that T-Mobile will likely slash a number of jobs at its headquarters.
For the benefit of the highly budget-minded customers, T-Mobile has recently announced a new service - dubbed GoSmart Mobile - which enables the users to access low-cost unlimited prepaid plans.
Beginning at $30 per month, T-Mobile's new GoSmart Mobile plans are chiefly aimed at those users who do not want to be locked into a service contract; and want to keep high monthly costs at bay, without making any sacrifices in their mobile usage.
In an interview at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas, T-Mobile USA's CEO John Legere said that the subscriber losses being reported by the carrier will apparently end next year; thanks largely to the availability of iPhone from the carrier, a much speedier network, and a service plan which allows customers to purchase handsets in installments.
In a highly noteworthy announcement made at the CES 2103, T-0Mobile USA revealed that, from Wednesday, January 8, onwards, the carrier's popular Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will be available as a no-contract plan.
According to the T-Mobile announcement, the carrier will start offering its Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan for a $70 monthly charge, without any annual contract, from Wednesday.
Microsoft's latest mobile OS version, the new Windows Phone 8, makes its debut appearance on T-Mobile, with the $100-priced mid-range handset, the Nokia 810.
The 5.1-ounce Nokia Lumia 810 from T-Mobile is a somewhat hefty handset, though it boasts a notably smooth and fast operating system as well as an extremely powerful camera for any other handset in the mid-price category.
Devastating storms like Hurricane Sandy can wreck havoc to cellphone networks, as is evident from the fact that, on Friday - four days of the hurricane -, leading US wireless carriers were still prolifically reconstructing their networks in the worst-hit areas.
In a Wednesday announcement, the Isis consortium - comprising three US wireless carriers, namely, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile - said that the Isis mobile wallet network will be launched on Monday, October 22, in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas.
The date of the launch of Isis mobile wallet network was confirmed by Jaymee Johnson - the marketing head of Isis - in an emailed statement. Johnson also revealed in the statement that the Isis network advantage will be exploited by 20 Isis-ready mobile handsets which will hit the markets by the end of the year.
In a recent announcement, T-Mobile has revealed that it will be the "exclusive" US wireless carrier to offer Nokia's Lumia 810 Windows Phone 8-based handset, which is scheduled to be launched in the coming weeks.
With Nokia having earlier announced that its new Windows Phone 8-based handsets - the flagship Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 - will be limited to AT&T, the company has now revealed that it is coming up with an "exclusive" Windows Phone 8 device for T-Mobile --- the Lumia 810.
In an agreement which will strengthen Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA unit as the fourth-ranking US wireless carrier, the German company is reportedly close to finalizing a T-Mobile merger deal with smaller competitor MetroPCS.
With T-Mobile being the only one of the four bigwig US carriers - the other three being AT&T, Verizon and Sprint - which will not be selling the forthcoming Apple iPhone, the company is apparently banking on its exclusive new Android smartphone, the midrange Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, to soften the iPhone blow.
The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is hitting the budget-friendly T-Mobile's stores on September 18; priced at $150 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a new service contract for two years.
Despite the fact that Verizon and AT&T have done away with `unlimited' data plans and made a strategic shift to capped, tiered data plans, T-Mobile USA has recently revealed that it will begin selling its fully unlimited data plans from September 5.
Though T-Mobile, like Sprint Nextel, already has the `unlimited' data option, whereby it does not charge its subscribers for overages but docks their speeds if they exceed their plan limit, the new plans that T-Mobile now intends offering will be `truly unlimited' data plans.
In what will mark a strategy similar to the one followed by Sprint Nextel, a truly unlimited data plan - sans any caps, stifled connections, or extra-usage charges - will be offered by T-Mobile USA from September 5.
The new unlimited data plan which T-Mobile is coming up with will combine unlimited voice calling and text messages, and will be priced between $69.99 and $89.99 a month, depending on whether the customers opt for a subsidized handset.
Philipp Humm is setting down from the post of the chief executive of T-Mobile USA, two years after taking over the telecom service provider.
The company said on Wednesday that Mr. Humm is leaving the company for personal reasons to spend more time with his family. Mr. Humm has faced a dissficult task when he took over as the CEO of the company from Robert Dotson in 2010. The company has faced he problems with customer cancellations and the parent company has considered various options including buying rival, Sprint or an IPO.
Keefe Bartels LLC, from Red Bank is among the three firms behind a new class action suit against mobile phone manufacturers and service providers alleging that they breached privacy of mere than 150 million cell phone users through data software.
The suit claims that cell phone providers T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T, and manufacturers HTC, Motorola, Apple, and Samsung have violated the Federal Wiretap Act, Stored Electronic Communications Act, and the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by using the software from Carrier IQ.
The suit also alleges that Carrier IQ is a rootkit and keylogger that tacks personal and sensitive information.
The US Federal Communications Commission has said that it has accepted the withdrawal of bid by AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA in a deal worth about $39 billion.
AT&T and T-Mobile's parent firm, Deutsche telecomte now appear more cautious about the proposed takeover of the T-mobile USA by AT&T.
The two firms announced that they have withdrawn an application with the Federal Communications Commission linked to the proposed merger of their cellular operations.
Washington, Sep 1 - The US Justice Department Wednesday sued to block AT&T's bid to acquire T-Mobile USA, saying the proposed merger would reduce competition and raise prices.
In a complaint filed in federal court in Washington to block the $39 billion deal, the Justice Department said the potential tie-up should be considered a violation of antitrust law.
On Wednesday, AT&T has claimed that around 100 U. S. mayors have expressed support for its proposed acquisition of mobile rival T-Mobile USA. In addition, the AT&T officials have claimed that the acquisition would play a role for the expansion of their 4G network to more corners of the U. S. T-Mobile's spectrum and also to improve mobile service for existing customers.