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T-Mobile's Legere accuses FTC of 'sensationalizing' premium SMS lawsuit

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere fired back at the Federal Trade Commission, accusing the agency of "sensationalizing" a lawsuit it filed against the carrier for allegedly charging customers hundreds of millions of dollars for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, customers never authorized.

T-Mobile entices consumers to 'cheat on their carrier' with 7-day free iPhone trial

T-Mobile USA is trying to lure customers to its network by offering a free test drive for seven days with the iPhone 5s. Plus, as a further enticement, the company is offering Simple Choice customers unlimited access to six music streaming services, including Pandora, Slacker, iHeart Radio and Spotify, without incurring data charges on their 4G plans. Samsung's Milk Music and the forthcoming Beatport music app from SFX will also be offered to customers free of data charges. 

Report: Sprint brand may go away after T-Mobile merger

The T-Mobile US brand will continue to thrive and the Sprin brand will likely take a back seat to T-Mobile if the two companies merge, according to a CNBC report.

Analysts: If Sprint/T-Mobile deal goes ahead, carrier would need to cut prices

Sprint and T-Mobile US are reportedly closing in on a deal for Sprint to pay around $32 billion for T-Mobile, and while the deal is not yet final, financial analysts say that Sprint would need to slash its prices to match those of lower-cost T-Mobile if the deal went forward.

T-Mobile's Legere tipped to run a combined Sprint/T-Mobile

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere would likely lead a combined company if Sprint and T-Mobile were to merge, according to a  Bloomberg  report. Legere is just one of the personalities at the center of the deal, which is being driven by SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son.

T-Mobile's Legere puts AT&T, Verizon on notice about potential tie-up with Sprint

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere again intimated that the carrier would benefit through larger scale, likely via a merger with Sprint, and served warning to the company's larger competitors about a potential deal.

Sprint's Hesse: A stronger No. 3 carrier would be better for the industry

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that, without a stronger No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility will continue to gobble up the lion's share of profit in the industry. However, he said that in any hypothetical merger between Sprint and No. 4 player T-Mobile US, Sprint would have to work hard to convince regulators to approve it.

Verizon should acknowledge that the game is changing, and it needs to also

For the first time ever, Verizon Wireless in the first quarter recorded a net loss of handset subscribers. During a quarter when AT&T Mobility netted 176,000 new phone subscribers and T-Mobile US posted a whopping 1.256 million new phone subscribers, the analysts at New Street Research pointed out that Verizon lost 156,000 phone subscribers. Although Verizon managed to juice its first quarter net additions into positive territory with tablets and other devices, the carrier nonetheless suffered a serious setback. What's perhaps more concerning is that Verizon executives don't appear to be worried.

T-Mobile took $100M hit in Q1 for paying off ETFs of switching customers

T-Mobile US acquired the most new subscribers among Tier 1 carriers during the first quarter, partly on the back of the carrier's offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile. But the offering clearly cut into T-Mobile's bottom line--the carrier said in a filing that its ETF offer cost it around $100 million in the first quarter.

Report: Sprint to push forward with T-Mobile deal in next few months

SoftBank-owned Sprint is going to move ahead with a deal for No. 4 carrier T-Mobile US after Sprint executives met with banks last month to secure debt arrangements for the transaction, according to a  Bloomberg  report.
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