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Sprint, T-Mobile urge FCC to allow for joint bidding arrangements in 600 MHz auction

Sprint and T-Mobile US are pushing the FCC to allow for joint bidding arrangements in the 600 MHz incentive auction, arguing that the agency should not issue a blanket prohibition against them for nationwide operators.

Sizing up how AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in Q4 2014

Now that the fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close,  FierceWireless,  in partnership with Jackdaw Research, is taking a look at how the top wireless operators performed in terms of key metrics like churn and ARPU.

How Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stacked up in Q4 2014

The fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson has assembled these slides that provide an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US performed in the fourth quarter. Dawson's research covers relatively standard metrics including revenue growth and net adds, but also includes deep dives into prepaid vs. postpaid performance, subscriber acquisitions vs. losses, and more. Special Report

Diving into how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stacked up in Q4 2014

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere may be crowing about how his company passed Sprint in total number of subscribers, but what does that mean exactly? Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson breaks down key U.S. operator metrics for an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in the fourth quarter.

T-Mobile's Legere: We're already No. 3, if you discount inactive Sprint MVNO customers

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere essentially said that T-Mobile has already passed Sprint in terms of subscribers if inactive Sprint MVNO customers are taken out of Sprint's subscriber count.

T-Mobile's Legere calls AWS-3 auction 'disaster' for consumers, urges at least a 40 MHz reserve for 600 MHz auction

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere thinks the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 auction was a smashing financial success for the U.S. Treasury but a "disaster for American wireless consumers" because he said AT&T and Verizon Wireless won the lion's share of the spectrum (Dish Network's bidding partners also won a major chunk of AWS-3 spectrum). Legere wants to make sure that doesn't happen in the 600 MHz incentive auction.

New Sprint handset policy tangling up BYOD program, MVNO Ting says

Sprint MVNO Ting Mobile said that because of a system Sprint has implemented to check if a customer still owes the carrier money, some customers are experiencing difficulties in bringing their phones over to Ting and other Sprint MVNOs.

Sprint, T-Mobile not meeting all cell phone unlocking policy commitments, advocate says

Last week the largest U.S. wireless carriers agreed to let customers who have fulfilled their contracts unlock their phones and tablets and move to another carrier. Yet according to the consumer advocate who spurred the movement to change unlocking policies, Sprint and T-Mobile US in particular are not fully meeting their six commitments under the new policy.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile likely to finance $37B in devices this year, analysts say

As wireless carriers increasingly embrace equipment installment plans (EIPs), they are working to mitigate the risk of those plans to their balance sheet by turning to a variety of financing alternatives, according to a report from investment bank Jefferies.

Sprint MVNO Ting doubled accounts in 2014 to 94,000

Sprint MVNO Ting Mobile reported that the number of accounts and devices attached to its service effectively doubled in 2014, to a total of 94,000 active accounts and 147,000 active devices at the end of the year. While the numbers are relatively small in the context of the larger wireless industry, the company's growth is noteworthy in that Ting is one of the few U.S. MVNOs that publicly reports its subscriber numbers.