T-Mobile continues carrying momentum in second quarter


Early Thursday morning T-Mobile announced second quarter customer addition numbers and they are very good. T-Mobile announced they have added 2.1 million total net customer additions which is a 41% increase year over year and the ninth consecutive quarter with over 1 million. In addition, the carrier had over 1 million branded postpaid net customer additions for this quarter. This makes the fourth consecutive quarter with over 1 million branded postpaid net customer additions. The company also had over 760,000 branded postpaid phone net customer additions which is up 31% since this time last year.

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T-Mobile’s Simple Choice customers will be covered in Mexico and Canada at no extra charge


On July 15, T-Mobile customers will be able to travel throughout three countries in North America and not be slammed with any roaming fees. The carrier announced Mobile Without Borders as its next step for being aggressive in the wireless industry, providing coverage to customers in Mexico and Canada in addition to the United States at no extra charge. Customers located in the former two countries will be able to place calls, send/receive texts, and utilize T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network just as they would in the United States.

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T-Mobile will “continue to rewrite the rules” on Thursday


Normally, summer is a time for companies to relax and prepare for new products launching in a few months. T-Mobile apparently takes no breaks. The carrier will be hosting a media call on Thursday morning with CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert participating. Consumers, too, can join the executives by tweeting them questions and comments on Twitter. Apparently, T-Mobile will further amplify their Un-carrier initiative and make their own rules in the wireless industry.

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T-Mobile’s partnership with MLB expands for this year’s All-Star Game


For this year’s MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Ohio, T-Mobile is elevating its participation. The carrier announced today that its partnership with Major League Baseball would expand, making T-Mobile the Presenting Sponsor of the event. What will that role entail for T-Mobile? Its brand will have “marquee stadium presence inside Great American Ballpark, on-air integrations throughout the All-Star Game broadcast on FOX and FOX Deportes and in social media.” And, just like the last two years, T-Mobile will host All-Star FanFest in the days leading up to the game from July 10-14.

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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile’s CEOs are paid…. a lot


One would expect that the carriers in the United States pay their chief executive officers by performance. By that assumption, the total compensation for Lowell McAdam, Randall Stephenson, Marcelo Claure, and John Legere would be in order of their employers’ position in the market. That, however, is not the case. The total compensation for each CEO really varies because each company has a different set of incentives on top of base salaries.

So who is the highest paid leader among carriers in the United States? Hit the break to find out.

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Talk Android Weekly Recap: June 20 – June 27, 2015


This week flew by with all of the excitement! We posted our reviews of some awesome battery charger’s, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 2, T-Mobile began its Un-carrier Amped campaign, starting with some sweet changes to its JUMP! program. If you missed any of that, be sure to check out some of the top headlines for the week after the break.

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