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.
Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen and other Dish executives said the company is keeping all of its options open in terms of Dish's wireless strategy--but Ergen again expressed enthusiasm for T-Mobile US' approach to the market and its business strategy.
BlackBerry and T-Mobile US have kissed and made up. A little more than a year after BlackBerry cut sales ties with T-Mobile amid a dispute over T-Mobile promoting the iPhone over BlackBerry's phones, T-Mobile is now going to start selling the BlackBerry Classic smartphone.
In the battle for marketshare, T-Mobile US is now putting its focus on competitor Verizon Wireless. With its new "Never Settle Trial" T-Mobile is offering Verizon customers the opportunity to try T-Mobile's network and service for up to two weeks at no cost.
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.
While remaining vague on details, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said his wireless company is looking to partner with a cable operator.
T-Mobile US easily outpaced Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility in postpaid adds during the first quarter. The company also raised its guidance for postpaid subscriber additions for 2015 from the previously guidance of 2.2 million to 3.2 million to between 3 million and 3.5 million.
Google is officially getting into the wireless business, and unwrapped its "Project Fi" MVNO in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile US. The service will let customers dynamically switch between the carriers' LTE networks and Wi-Fi networks, and will also give customers credits for their unused mobile data, as had been expected.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere is keeping up the pressure on Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to drop overage charges on their domestic plans, as T-Mobile did a year ago. Legere said in a new video that if a petition he started on the issue, which has already attracted around 200,000 signatures, gathers 50,000 more signatures, he will "send them a message that they won't miss."
Verizon Wireless is taking flak for a posting on its website written by industry analyst Jack Gold that suggests customers do not want or need unlimited data plans.