Do you have an extra T-Mobile or unlocked phone laying around? Want to test out a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that pays you to refer other customers? For the rest of the month, Solavei is offering a special promotion that makes it even easier to sign up by offering ... Read More »
Early this morning Japan’s Softbank and Sprint announced they had entered into a series of definitive agreements in which Softbank will invest $20.1 billion in Sprint. They will form a new publicly traded entity, New Sprint, which Softbank will own approximately 70% and Sprint equity holders will own approximately 30% of the shares.
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T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere has only been on the job a month, so we haven’t seen him do too many interviews yet. This week he appeared on CNBC to address the skeptics that have called the merger with MetroPCS a shotgun wedding. Mr. Legere explained that the new spectrum from MetroPCS will make ... Read More »
Today the boards of Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS approved a merger with T-Mobile, but there was an interesting twist to the deal. The deal will be structured as a reverse merger, meaning the smaller MetroPCS “will swallow its larger rival” T-Mobile, but the combined company will keep the T-Mobile brand.
T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom will ... Read More »
T-Mobile is gearing up to become a real challenger to the larger wireless carriers in the US. They just announced a new CEO, sold some tower rights to raise $2.4 billion, and now Bloomberg is reporting their parent company Deutsche Telekom is making a move to acquire MetroPCS. The ... Read More »
Today AT&T announced they were lowering the price of their GoPhone pre-paid smartphone plan to $65. This new rate plan includes unlimited minutes, unlimited text, and 1 GB of data. AT&T claims this new rate plan is affordable, but that’s only when you compare it to Verizon.
“As more of our prepaid customers choose smartphones, ... Read More »
T-Mobile has the fastest 4G HSPA+ network in the US, but it runs on 1700 MHz AWS spectrum that is not compatible with most GSM phones. Unlocked GSM phones can still operate on T-Mobile, but they are limited to slow 2G EDGE speeds. Thankfully T-Mobile is in the middle of a massive $4 billion network upgrade, ... Read More »
Today is the nationwide launch of Solavei, but I bet most of you have never heard of it. Solavei is a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that operates on T-Mobile’s network and offers “unlimited” service for only $49 per month. There are hundreds of MVNO’s out there, but Solavei has some unique ... Read More »
I recently ended my personal wireless contract with Verizon so I could have the freedom to use the phone and network of my choice, without any long term commitments. Verizon offers the best nationwide 4G LTE network, but I rarely needed the kinds of speeds they provided and they didn’t support the unlocked phones that ... Read More »