T-Mobile US CEO John Legere dismissed all of the rumors surrounding the carrier's potential M&A activity as "craziness" and said T-Mobile would continue to try to grow organically.
Every industry needs an annual conference--a place where the major players can gather to debate the state of industry, discuss new business models, show off new products and mix and mingle. But...
T-Mobile US added 760,000 branded net customers in the month of August, which was its best month ever in terms of postpaid net adds, according to CEO John Legere. The brash and outspoken T-Mobile chief said that while the company is open to a deal with another player to gain more scale, it has a great deal of momentum already.
SAN FRANCISCO--T-Mobile US is making a big push for Wi-Fi calling by letting customers upgrade to a new Wi-Fi capable smartphone if they don't already have one. In addition, the carrier is offering postpaid customers a free (with a $25 deposit) proprietary "Cellspot" Wi-Fi router for their home to enhance their in-home coverage.
LAS VEGAS--It's a new day in the wireless industry. This year's Super Mobility Week is ground zero for a battle among the new guard in the wireless industry. Three of the nation's top four wireless carriers have relatively new CEOs, and attendees here at this fall show are getting a front-row seat to the opening bouts of what promises to be an interesting confrontation among them.
The battle over phone trade-in programs is heating up. Sprint said it will meet or beat all of its competitors' pricing to ensure customers get the best trade-in values for their phones. The announcement coincides with a similar one from T-Mobile US, which said it will guarantee the best trade-in value on customers' used devices when they upgrade to a new device and then give customers a $50 billing credit on top of that.
In advance of the release of the new iPhone and other high-end smartphones, T-Mobile US said it will guarantee the best trade-in value on customers' used devices when they upgrade to a new device. The offer is geared at enticing customers to switch to T-Mobile by offering them the most money for their used phone.
T-Mobile US took a hearty stab at Sprint (as well as Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility) with a new referral reward program that will give any customer on its Simple Choice plans unlimited LTE data for a year if they bring a new customer to T-Mobile. For those Simple Choice customers who already have unlimited data, T-Mobile said it will give them a $10-per-month credit for a year.
Now that a deal between T-Mobile US and Sprint is dead, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is taking the gloves off and repeated his prediction that T-Mobile will surpass Sprint in terms of subscribers to become the No. 3 U.S. carrier by the end of this year.
Now that Sprint has reportedly discontinued attempts to merge with T-Mobile, it's worth taking a look at the reasons behind Sprint's desire to form a deal with the nation's No. 4 carrier--and, more importantly, who else may wish to ink a deal with T-Mobile now that Sprint is out of the picture.