T-Mobile’s “Maverick” Pricing May Drop Call On Potential Sprint Merger

T-Mobile’s “Maverick” Pricing May Drop Call On Potential Sprint Merger

Sprint has reportedly been eyeing a merger with T-Mobile since December. Together, the two companies might have the size and clout to stand up to the nation’s two largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T. But could T-Mobile’s small size and untraditional strategies actually be the roadblock preventing the purchase from happening? [More]

Rumor: T-Mobile Will Pay Your Whole Family’s Early Termination Fee If You Switch

Rumor: T-Mobile Will Pay Your Whole Family’s Early Termination Fee If You Switch

Update: The rumor is true! We’re leaving the original post up for the record. This afternoon, T-Mobile has a big announcement planned this afternoon for the assembled nerds at CES in Las Vegas. That announcement? They’re not saying. But a mysterious banner ad started to run on tech sites this morning, and that ad leads to a site that isn’t yet live. That ad promises to pay early termination fees with your current carrier for your entire family if you switch to T-Mobile. [More]

T-Mobile Increases Coverage With $3.3B Purchase Of Verizon Wireless Spectrum

T-Mobile Increases Coverage With $3.3B Purchase Of Verizon Wireless Spectrum

Is T-Mobile coming to a cornfield near you? The little mobile company that could will likely increase its coverage outside densely populated cities this year, all thanks to a tidy bit of wireless spectrum it just bought off Verizon. [More]

AT&T Offers “Up To” $450 For T-Mobile Customers To Switch, But Is It Worth It?

AT&T Offers “Up To” $450 For T-Mobile Customers To Switch, But Is It Worth It?

You know those former couples who broke up before getting married and now one of them is a little too obsessed with how the other is doing? That seems to be the deal with AT&T and T-Mobile, with the larger wireless provider now trying to seduce customers away the smaller company with the lure of hundreds of dollars in credits. But is the offer worth making the switch? [More]

The Pros And Cons For Consumers Of Ending Wireless Phone Subsidies

The Pros And Cons For Consumers Of Ending Wireless Phone Subsidies

While many overseas wireless providers choose to not subsidize customers’ new phone purchases in exchange for locking the consumer into a contract, it’s still the prevailing model among three of the four major wireless companies here in the U.S., with T-Mobile the sole provider offering only non-contract plans (sort of). But with AT&T recently dipping its toes into the water to encourage customers to buy their own phones, the market may be in for a major change. [More]

Does Dish Also Have Lust In Its Heart For T-Mobile?

Does Dish Also Have Lust In Its Heart For T-Mobile?

Last week’s big news in the wireless world was a report that Sprint was making googoo eyes at T-Mobile and dreaming dreams of wedded bliss. But, as always seems to happen in great romantic comedies, there’s now rumors of a new suitor from the other side of town. [More]

Now Sprint Reportedly Wants To Hook Up With T-Mobile

Now Sprint Reportedly Wants To Hook Up With T-Mobile

Like one of those horrid ABC reality dating competitions where spurned contestants from previous seasons come back to get their “chance at love,” T-Mobile is once again being pursued by a moneyed suitor with unlimited data. Will the wireless company find true romance with Sprint or will the spoilsports in D.C. ruin these wedding plans like they did for AT&T? [More]

This Canadian $10 bill would only buy you about 612 KB of LTE usage on without one of AT&T's add-on plans. (photo: Triborough)

AT&T Now Has LTE Roaming In Canada, But Oh Boy Could It Cost You

Thinking of visiting our neighbors to the north? If you’re an AT&T customer, you may be interested to know that the company is now offering LTE roaming, and AT&T is currently the only American wireless provider with such an arrangement. But what you need to know is that it doesn’t come cheap. [More]

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AT&T To Offer $15/Month Discounts To Customers With Out-Of-Contract Phones

Want some more evidence that the failure of the AT&T/T-Mobile has resulted in something resembling actual competition among wireless companies? Months after T-Mo’s shift to an “un-carrier” model, in which the price of a monthly subscription is listed separately from the cost of the phone (and where subscribers who own their phones only pay for service), AT&T is following suit by reshaping its plans to offer discounts to customers with out-of-contract phones and AT&T Next members. [More]

If You Finance An iPad Air, That “Free” T-Mobile Data Plan Isn’t Free

If You Finance An iPad Air, That “Free” T-Mobile Data Plan Isn’t Free

No revolution is ever easy. The launch of T-Mobile’s plan to offer 200 megabytes per month of relatively slow free data to all tablet customers is no exception. The new plan happened to launch around the same time as the iPad Air, leading to some confusion. Customers were being forced into a $10 per month…but that couldn’t be right. Right? [More]

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T-Mobile Will Offer Free Data On Tablets For Life — So What’s The Catch?

T-Mobile wants you. It wants you so much it’s dangling the bait of free data service for the life of your tablet as it tries to expand its customer base beyond phones. But as with any company that’s out to make a buck, of course there’s got to be a catch, right? [More]

It Was All For The Best That T-Mobile And AT&T Never Got Hitched

It Was All For The Best That T-Mobile And AT&T Never Got Hitched

Back in 2011, T-Mobile and AT&T announced plans to join together in wedded merger-mony, until bankruptcy liquidation do they part. But then their love affair was ended as the Justice Dept. and FCC both made it clear they disapproved of the union. Here we are, nearly two years on and some are making the argument that it was all for the best that T-Mobile didn’t end up moving into the Death Star. [More]

Free from fees, least for now.

T-Mobile Drops Fees For International Data & Texting In 115 Countries

It’s always the opposite of fun to realize you forgot to turn off your mobile roaming or sent a few too many texts while traveling out of the United States — fees for text and data can pile up into the the hundreds or thousands of dollars if you’re not careful. T-Mobile customers on its Simple Choice plan won’t have those worries when visiting 115 or so countries, as the company announced it’s ditching international fees in certain locations. [More]

Target To Offer Prepaid Wireless Service Starting Sunday

Target To Offer Prepaid Wireless Service Starting Sunday

While competition in the postpaid wireless world has dwindled down to only a handful of players, the prepaid market appears to be getting more competitive. Target becomes the latest entrant into the prepaid horse race with the launch of its “Brightspot” service starting this weekend. [More]

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Ad Watchdog Voices Concerns About Claims Made In Comcast, T-Mobile Commercials

It’s not just consumers that watch TV commercials and exclaim, “I question the factual basis of the claims made by the company featured in this advertisement!” Sometimes, it’s competing businesses — especially those who feel they’ve been smeared in the ad — that take exception to what’s being said. In just the last two days, CenturyLink and AT&T each won minor, non-binding victories in disputes against Comcast and T-Mobile, respectively. [More]

A comparison used by T-Mobile in its case against Aio. At top left is a coverage map Aio had used in stores. Top left is T-Mobile's coverage map from its website. The bottom map is how Aio previously detailed its coverage on the Aio website; that map has since been changed to use a different color scheme.

T-Mobile Sues AT&T Subsidiary Over Its Use Of Magenta

Chances are you probably don’t even know about AT&T’s Aio Wireless prepaid service, as it’s currently only available in a handful of markets. But the folks at T-Mobile have sued the subsidiary now before the world gets confused by two phone companies that use similar colors. [More]

Wireless Plan Comparison Calculator Shows Just How Screwed Up Phone Prices Are

Wireless Plan Comparison Calculator Shows Just How Screwed Up Phone Prices Are

Do you think you’re paying the best possible price for your wireless service? Given that there are around 700 different permutations of plans available just from the four national wireless carriers, it can be complicated to figure out whether you’re getting the most for your monthly subscription. [More]

Does T-Mobile’s “No Money Down” Deal Make JUMP Worth The Extra $10/Month?

Does T-Mobile’s “No Money Down” Deal Make JUMP Worth The Extra $10/Month?

T-Mobile was the first of the three national wireless carriers to introduce a pay-for-early-upgrade program when it unveiled JUMP earlier this month. We questioned the worth of JUMP because of its $10 monthly fee and T-Mobile’s requirement that customers make hefty down-payments on their phones. But with the carrier ditching down-payments, at least temporarily, does that change the math? [More]