Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges said the company will consider any partnership for T-Mobile US that can improve profitability at the carrier, comments that again open the door to potential M&A.
T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that "a little over 50 percent" of T-Mobile's subscribers are on the carrier's family plans, and that those family plans cover an average of around 2.4 lines of service. He said the carrier sees "substantial opportunity" to sign up additional customers to T-Mobile's family plans, and he said the carrier will continue to offer "pulsed" family plan promotions in the future to do so.
T-Mobile US now covers 280 million POPs with LTE, according to CTO Neville Ray. The carrier had pledged to reach that coverage goal by the middle of this year, and thus appears to have reached that goal earlier than expected.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere saw his total compensation drop in 2014 to around $18.57 million, according to a securities filing. Legere's compensation is down from $29.24 million in 2013, when he was the highest-paid executive in the wireless industry.
T-Mobile US executives are making no secret of their desire to work with Dish Network and its chairman Charlie Ergen as Dish ponders how it will enter the wireless industry.
For months, financial analysts have been worried that T-Mobile US' surging subscriber growth would hinder its profitability. They're no longer quite so concerned.
T-Mobile US will continue to hunt for 700 MHz A Block spectrum but already has spectrum in that band covering 185 million POPs in 24 of the top 30 U.S. markets, according to CFO Braxton Carter.
T-Mobile US launched a new family plan for its Simple Choice customers that offers unlimited voice, texting and LTE data for two lines for $100 per month, undercutting offers from Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and even Sprint.
T-Mobile US CFO Braxton Carter said he does not think that rival Sprint needs to fail in order for his company to succeed in the market, arguing that they are both training their sights on market leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.
T-Mobile US is almost done transitioning customers on its legacy plans to its more recent no-contract Simple Choice plans, and argues that customers who are being moved to the new plans are getting more benefits for basically the same price.