There were talks of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge price being dropped and it looks like T-Mobile is the first carrier to do so.
It’s official – T-Mobile has passed by Sprint to move up a rung on the ladder to the top of the U.S. wireless carrier rankings. With 58.9 million subscribers, T-Mobile has officially become the third largest carrier in the U.S. This was determined after Sprint released their latest earnings report showing they had 57 million subscribers. Read more
As the competition heats up between Sprint and T-Mobile, two mobile carriers that are both sitting very close to 60 million customers each and thus fighting over the #3 largest carrier spot in the United States, Sprint announced the addition of three new executives to its senior leadership. Read more
Now that AT&T officially owns DirecTV they’re quickly integrating wireless service and television bundles into packages for their consumers. These plans combine TV service through either U-Verse or DirecTV on a single bill with AT&T wireless service and give the customer a $10 discount for keeping everything on one combined bill. A four line, 10 GB plan that normally runs $160 will be $200 when combined with a DirecTV Select package that’s typically $50 by itself, for example. $10 per month isn’t huge, but if you were planning on having DirecTV and AT&T, might as well take advantage of the discount. Read more
U.K. wireless carrier EE has announced a couple new options launching today designed to make it easier for their customers traveling throughout Europe to make calls, text others, and tap into data if necessary. The new plans, called Euro Pass and Euro Data Pass borrow concepts of micropayments so that users can pay for the services on a daily basis, and only for days that they actually use the services, rather than having to buy a whole month-long block. Read more
Since John Legere took over as CEO of the floundering T-Mobile in 2012, incredible strides have been made in resurrecting the magenta mobile carrier. Unless you live under a rock or don’t really pay attention to tech news, you probably have heard of the widely discussed “Un-carrier” campaign launched by Legere that has breathed new life into T-Mobile and jumpstarted new life into the mobile industry by prompting other mobile carriers to change their policies in response to their caped crusading competitor.
Just how successful has the Un-carrier campaign been for T-Mobile? Well Q2 2015 reports are in and the answer is outstanding. Read more
Cricket has announced a new feature for their Smart and Pro monthly plans that will be extremely useful if you call out or text numbers internationally. These plans now include unlimited talk & text (although that’s limited to just SMS, no MMS) to Canada and Mexico. Mexico will be included in plans on August 2nd while Canada should be included later in the month. Read more
US Cellular has posted their 2015 Q2 earnings, and things are looking pretty positive for the company. They didn’t experience tremendous growth, but operating revenue grew to $975 million, up from $957 million a year ago. Their postpaid subscriber count grew, and churn stayed relatively low, helping the company stay profitable. Read more