T-Mobile is hoping its second weekly giveaway goes a bit more smoothly tomorrow than the first one did.
T-Mobile US is testing carrier aggregation technology across three different spectrum bands, a move that could significantly improve the speed and performance of the operator's LTE network.
T-Mobile US today announced it would give its customers free shares in the company, and would use that effort to encourage customers to refer more people to the carrier to earn more shares. T-Mobile's stock was trading at around $43.56 per share immediately after the announcement.
T-Mobile said it will unveil its next uncarrier move this Monday, and it's inviting customers to tune in.
T-Mobile's next "uncarrier" move will reportedly include a branded app that enables customers to win prizes from partners including Wendy's and Vudu as well as equity in the carrier.
Prepaid customers have long been almost an afterthought for most major U.S. network operators, who have opted instead to focus on postpaid users who often generate higher ARPU and lower churn. But as the growth of smartphone sales slows-- and as the gap between prepaid and postpaid ARPU narrows-- carriers are increasingly focused on the prepaid segment.
Prepaid consumers are something of an afterthought to some wireless carriers increasingly trying to poach lucrative postpaid users from their competitors. But T-Mobile has actually increased its focus on that segment, as evidenced by the record 807,000 net prepaid customer additions it scored during the first quarter.
T-Mobile's first-quarter earnings topped elevated expectations, beating Wall Street estimates almost across the board. The carrier also bumped up its guidance for the rest of the year. And it shored up its financing in advance of the crucial incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum.
T-Mobile continued to expand its zero-rated offerings, adding content sources for both its Binge On and Music Freedom offerings.
Facebook said it doesn't degrade the quality of its video for specific mobile network operators, unlike Netflix. But whether Amazon or YouTube do is still uncertain.