T-Mobile - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21295 en T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/t-mobile-offers-credits-retain-blackberry-customers-239876?source=rss_t-mobile <p>T-Mobile's CEO John Legere said Thursday he was disappointed with BlackBerry's decision this week to <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-will-not-renew-tie-t-mobile-239619">split with the carrier</a>, and offered credits to hold on to dedicated BlackBerry users among its customers.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile BlackBerry Smartphones Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:16:00 +0000 admin 239876 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-will-not-renew-tie-t-mobile-239619?source=rss_t-mobile <p>BlackBerry will not renew the license of T-Mobile US to sell its products when it expires later this month, the smartphone maker said.</p> <p>The announcement by the Canadian company comes after a dispute in February with the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S. <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2098980/blackberry-chief-outraged-by-tmobiles-iphone-promotion.html" target="_blank">for promoting</a> Apple's iPhone 5s at a discount to its BlackBerry customers.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile BlackBerry Data Plan Smartphones Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:38:20 +0000 admin 239619 at http://www.infoworld.com Dollars and cents: The real cost of a smartphone plan http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/dollars-and-cents-the-real-cost-of-smartphone-plan-234234?source=rss_t-mobile <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title>InfoWorld Smartphone Data Plan calculator</title> </head> <body> <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/money_and_business_hp.jpg" alt="Dollars and Mobile Technology AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Data Plan Smartphones Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 234234 at http://www.infoworld.com The brewing iPhone war: It's Apple vs. the carriers http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/the-brewing-iphone-war-its-apple-vs-the-carriers-232900?source=rss_t-mobile <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/awol_iphone_bruise_apple_hp.gif" alt="The brewing iPhone war: It's Apple vs. the carriers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It's been a marriage of convenience.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Data Plan iPhone Smartphones Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 232900 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile USA sued over geolocation technology http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/t-mobile-usa-sued-over-geolocation-technology-224098?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Patent company Guidance IP has filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA for allegedly infringing a patent related to cell phone geolocation.</p> <p>The complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the residential jurisdiction for the headquarters of Harris Corporation, which originally owned the patent in question, according to North South Holdings, the parent of Guidance IP.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard T-Mobile Intellectual Property Mobile Technology Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:28:59 +0000 admin 224098 at http://www.infoworld.com What's wrong with smartphones today? They're boring http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/whats-wrong-smartphones-today-theyre-boring-222940?source=rss_t-mobile <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/man_with_smartphone.jpg" alt="What's wrong with smartphones today? They're boring" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple AT&T Samsung T-Mobile Verizon Smartphones Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 222940 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile to buy US wireless 4G spectrum for $308 million http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/t-mobile-buy-us-wireless-4g-spectrum-308-million-221779?source=rss_t-mobile <p>T-Mobile said Friday that it has signed an agreement to buy 10MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) wireless spectrum from U.S. Cellular for $308 million in cash.</p> <p>The spectrum is meant to improve and expand T-Mobile's existing 4G LTE network coverage in the Mississippi Valley region, the company said in <a href="http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251624&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1833844&amp;highlight=" target="_blank">a news release</a>.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard T-Mobile M&A Wireless LAN Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:56:10 +0000 admin 221779 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile comes clean about 'uncarrier' service plan http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/t-mobile-comes-clean-about-uncarrier-service-plan-217375?source=rss_t-mobile <p>T-Mobile USA's "radical" service plans promising no annual contracts aren't quite as radical as consumers might think, and the mobile operator will change its advertising and offer refunds in a settlement with the state of Washington.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile Data Plan Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:39:27 +0000 ccraig 217375 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile USA agrees to come clean about 'uncarrier' service plans http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/t-mobile-usa-agrees-come-clean-about-uncarrier-service-plans-217335?source=rss_t-mobile <p>T-Mobile USA's "radical" service plans promising no annual contracts aren't quite as radical as consumers might think, and the mobile operator will change its advertising and offer refunds in a settlement with the state of Washington.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard T-Mobile Mobile Technology Technology Business Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:27:48 +0000 admin 217335 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile to offer unlimited, no-contract plans -- and the iPhone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/t-mobile-offer-unlimited-no-contract-plans-and-the-iphone-215223?source=rss_t-mobile <p>T-Mobile USA hopes to rock the wireless industry today with detailed plans to sell the iPhone and other phones on an unsubsidized basis with no-contract, unlimited data plans.</p> <p>The iPhone doesn't yet appear on T-Mobile's website, but a new Samsung Galaxy S II in white pops up as its first offering, selling for $414. The <a href="http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/default.aspx?pkgCall=true" target="_blank">Galaxy S can be purchased</a> for a $30 down payment and $16 per month for 24 months. The installment plan doesn't incur any interest.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile Data Plan iPhone Smartphones Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:19:57 +0000 admin 215223 at http://www.infoworld.com 4G data plans: Less choice than the competition might indicate http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/4g-data-plans-less-choice-the-competition-might-indicate-215185?source=rss_t-mobile <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/money_and_business_hp.jpg" alt="4G data plans: Less choice than the competition might indicate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Struggling cellular carrier T-Mobile USA, fresh from merging with pay-as-you-go provider MetroPCS, has been hinting for months about a radical new approach to data plans for smartphones and tablets.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard AT&T LTE Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Data Plan Smartphones Tablets Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 215185 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile USA deal for MetroPCS glides through FCC http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/t-mobile-usa-deal-metropcs-glides-through-fcc-214402?source=rss_t-mobile <p>The merger between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS moved one step closer to completion on Tuesday as the FCC approved the deal without conditions.</p> <p>In what may be a hopeful sign for backers of the deal, the agency's review didn't even rise to the commissioners themselves. Instead, the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau approved the transfer of spectrum licenses from the two carriers to the new company being formed in the deal. The FCC didn't impose any conditions, such as the forced sale of assets, as it has with some other proposed carrier mergers.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard T-Mobile Federal Regulations M&A Mobile Technology Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:55:29 +0000 admin 214402 at http://www.infoworld.com No kidding: The Sprint buyout is actually good for you http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/no-kidding-the-sprint-buyout-actually-good-you-205168?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Blockbuster mergers and acquisitions in technology are often bad news for everyone except the investment bankers who reap huge commissions on even the stupidest deals. Workers lose jobs, consumers lose choice as a competitor disappears, and shareholders often get stuck holding the bag. Hewlett-Packard, for example, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/business/hp-announces-24600-layoffs-in-wake-eds-acquisition-819">laid off more than 24,000 workers</a> after it purchased EDS and later took a stupendous write-off.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Sprint T-Mobile Data Plan M&A Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 205168 at http://www.infoworld.com Reports: Japan's Softbank eyeing MetroPCS as well as Sprint http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/reports-japans-softbank-eyeing-metropcs-well-sprint-204726?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Japan's Softbank, which is in negotiations to make a major<a href="https://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/report-softbank-negotiating-buy-sprint-204609"> investment in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel</a>, is also mulling a competitive bid for MetroPCS, Japanese media reported Friday.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Sprint T-Mobile Data Plan M&A Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:05:47 +0000 admin 204726 at http://www.infoworld.com Report: Sprint considering outbidding T-Mobile for MetroPCS http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/report-sprint-considering-outbidding-t-mobile-metropcs-204165?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Board members at Sprint Nextel are expected to discuss whether to pursue a merger with rival mobile carrier MetroPCS during a meeting Friday, according to a news report.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Sprint T-Mobile M&A Mobile Technology Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:53:41 +0000 admin 204165 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile USA agrees to buy MetroPCS http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/t-mobile-usa-agrees-buy-metropcs-203929?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS Communications have signed an agreement to merge in a deal that will see MetroPCS shareholders receive $1.5 billion in cash and 26 percent of the new company.<br /> <br /> The combined company will retain the T-Mobile name, and will be able to compete better with the other national U.S. wireless carriers thanks to expanded scale, more spectrum and financial resources, the two operators said in a statement.<br /> <br /> Deutsche Telekom's supervisory board and MetroPCS's board of directors unanimously approved the transaction.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard T-Mobile Data Plan M&A Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:21:43 +0000 ccraig 203929 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile USA turns on faster 3G networks to lure iPhone users http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/t-mobile-usa-turns-faster-3g-networks-lure-iphone-users-202986?source=rss_t-mobile <p>As the latest iPhone went on sale Friday, with T-Mobile USA once again left out of the party, the fourth-place U.S. carrier started turning on a network that is designed to offer high data rates on unlocked iPhones.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile iPhone Mobile Technology Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 admin 202986 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm resigns http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/t-mobile-usa-ceo-philipp-humm-resigns-196571?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Philipp Humm has resigned as CEO of T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest U.S. mobile operator, and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jim Alling on an interim basis.</p> <p>Humm will leave T-Mobile USA as well as its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, where he ran the German mobile business before coming to the U.S. He will rejoin his family, who still live in Europe, T-Mobile said Wednesday.</p> The Industry Standard T-Mobile Technology Business Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:38:35 +0000 admin 196571 at http://www.infoworld.com Verizon, T-Mobile plan spectrum swap http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/verizon-t-mobile-plan-spectrum-swap-196299?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Verizon Wireless will swap spectrum with T-Mobile USA in the AWS (advanced wireless service) band, if Verizon can get regulatory approval to buy the spectrum from a group of cable companies, the companies announced Monday.</p> <p>T-Mobile has previously opposed Verizon's plan to buy more than $3.9 billion worth of spectrum from the cable companies.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile Verizon Mobile Technology Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:10:00 +0000 admin 196299 at http://www.infoworld.com Who wins, who loses with the new shared data plans http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/who-wins-who-loses-the-new-shared-data-plans-195522?source=rss_t-mobile <p>Your cellular plans are about to be shaken up, and they could cost you a bundle more to get data connectivity on your smartphones and tablets. Two weeks ago, <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/att-ceo-predicts-data-only-wireless-plans-within-two-years/" target="_blank">AT&amp;T's CEO Randall Stephenson predicted</a> that within two years carriers would stop offering tiered voice plans and make customers buy unlimited voice and messaging, but would let users share data plans across multiple devices.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Data Plan Smartphones Tablets Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 195522 at http://www.infoworld.com