Can T-Mobile unshackle customers from rival carriers' early termination fees? That could very well be behind T-Mobile's latest secret initiative, "Project Houdini," according to TmoNews.
A source close to the blog says that T-Mobile's project will give switching customers up to $350 in credit for leaving another provider. Reportedly, the deal would be aimed at families with up to five lines of service. What's more, it would not matter if each line had its own contract end date.
The tipster says new customers would receive instant credits for trading in their current smartphone. Once a … Read more
Taking public swipes at archrival AT&T has become so second-nature to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, he's now folding it into company news announcements.December 18, 2013
In a tweet on Wednesday, Legere announced to customers T-Mobile's plans for a fourth "Uncarrier" event. T-Mobile has used these events to reveal the kind of industry-challenging plans that has reenergized the brand's appeal and successfully drawn customers from Verizon and AT&T into T-Mobile's fold.… Read more
When it comes to competition in the US mobile market, federal regulators see four as the magic number. This fact alone could sink Sprint's rumored takeover bid for T-Mobile.
The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Sprint is preparing a $20 billion bid for T-Mobile in an acquisition that would reduce the total number of national wireless operators from four to three. But regulators in Washington, DC, have already signaled that they're likely to put the kibosh on such a tie-up.
Sprint's bid for T-Mobile could be announced early next year, according to the Journal. … Read more
Sending our children out on their own in the world is scary, but it's nice to know they can always come home. In one reader's case, his daughter can come home to Mom and Dad's wireless plan.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I help a father figure out how he can help his daughter return to the family's AT&T service plan after going out on her own and subscribing to Verizon Wireless service. I also explain how the family can save money with AT&T's new no-contract plans. And I offer … Read more
Sprint may try its luck in a potential merger with T-Mobile next year, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Sprint is working on a possible bid for T-Mobile for the first half of next year. The deal could be worth more than $20 billion.
A deal would significantly reshape the wireless landscape. Sprint, the third largest carrier in the US, would combine with T-Mobile, which is the fourth and smallest national carrier. The idea is that the combined company would be better-suited to compete against Verizon Wireless and AT&T, which are both … Read more
Way back when, street smarts meant keeping an eye out, being aware of your surroundings, and not walking on sketchy looking streets at night. While these safeguards still work, there's now a new precaution to add to the list: don't take out your cell phone in public, even during the day.
Smartphone robberies have sharply risen in the US over the last couple of years and crime reports show the statistics look to get even worse. That's why several lawmakers around the country have come together in the Secure Our Smartphone initiative to urge phone makers to … Read more
Certain Apple and Samsung products will drop down to no money down at T-Mobile starting Wednesday, the company said today.
The same offer applies to the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
While T-Mobile is easing the upfront payment, … Read more
Requests for customer mobile phone data from federal, state, and local authorities topped 1 million last year, according to Senator Edward Markey.
The results were revealed Monday by the senator's office, which published letters received from the major US carriers in response to questions from Markey. The senator's questions touched on such topics as:How many total requests did your company receive from law enforcement to provide information about your customers' phone usage? How long does your company retain records for law enforcement? How many of the requests did your company fulfill, and how many did it deny? … Read more