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Dish Network tried to buy MetroPCS before T-Mobile

Dish Network tried to buy MetroPCS before T-Mobile

The Wall Street Journal reports that satellite TV giant Dish Network tried to purchase MetroPCS before T-Mobile stepped up and bought the prepaid cellular carrier. Dish Network reportedly offered $4 billion in August report people familiar with the deal. The four billion dollar offer valued MetroPCS at $11 per share.

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T-Mobile posts Q3 2012 earnings, loses 492,000 contract customers

T-Mobile posts Q3 2012 earnings, loses 492,000 contract customers

T-Mobile announced its Q3 2012 earnings this morning, and things aren't looking all too great. The carrier brought in $4.9 billion in revenue, which is 6.4% less than this time last year, and they earned $1.2 billion, a decline of 15.2%. However, T-Mobile's biggest loss has to be the drop of almost 500,000 contract customers in just Q3 alone.

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T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA has turned on HSPA+ in three new metro areas, claiming that in its tests with an unlocked iPhone 4S, it saw 70-percent faster downloads than on AT&T. The new service - in select parts of Washington D.C, Baltimore, and Houston - joins T-Mobile's existing iPhone-compatible "4G" 1900MHz provision as the carrier tries to remain relevant in the face of LTE services from rivals.

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AT&T and T-Mobile team up to share networks in New York and New Jersey

AT&T and T-Mobile team up to share networks in New York and New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy might finally be winding down, but that doesn't mean life is back to normal. The storm ended up knocking out 25% of cell towers across 10 states, which leaves a ton of mobile subscribers without service. However, AT&T and T-Mobile are teaming up to share their respective networks with each other in New York and New Jersey until full cellular service can be brought back up.

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T-Mobile unveils holiday lineup with Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, and Windows Phone 8 devices

T-Mobile unveils holiday lineup with Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, and Windows Phone 8 devices

Today T-Mobile announced their holiday lineup of new devices, and it includes a plethora of different phones from different manufacturers. T-Mobile named off devices such as the Nokia Lumia 810, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Google Nexus 4 from LG, and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. These devices and more will be available from T-Mobile during the holiday season.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note II on sale (for $70 more than AT&T wants)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note II on sale (for $70 more than AT&T wants)

T-Mobile has announced that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note II on its network. You can order up the device today if you're willing to pay nearly $70 more than you can get the same exact phone for on the AT&T network. T-Mobile will offer the device in gray or white colors for $369.99.

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Isis Mobile Wallet launches in Salt Lake City and Austin

Isis Mobile Wallet launches in Salt Lake City and Austin

The new mobile payment system known as Isis Mobile Wallet has officially launched its pilot program in two US cities today. Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX are getting Isis support city-wide, and already there's a total of nine smartphones to choose from that come loaded with Isis support from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile makes changes to data service requirements

T-Mobile makes changes to data service requirements

T-Mobile has recently made some changes to its smartphone data service requirements. Previously, customers were allowed to simply just nab the 200MB data plan when activating a smartphone, which certainly saved on costs, but now the carrier is bumping up the minimum to 2GB of data when activating a new smartphone plan.

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T-Mobile iPhone 5 may arrive early next year

T-Mobile iPhone 5 may arrive early next year

T-Mobile has long been able to offer support for the iPhone on its network, but the carrier simply never sold the device in any of its stores. That might change, though, come early 2013. Morgan Stanley analyst Nick Delfas says that T-Mobile could "announce official iPhone distribution in early 2013."

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Samsung Galaxy S III is T-Mobile’s all-time best-selling device

Samsung Galaxy S III is T-Mobile’s all-time best-selling device

T-Mobile has been working hard lately to up their game as a contending carrier -- they just bought MetroPCS, and they hired a new CEO not too long ago to turn the company around. Today, the carrier announced some more news that is sure to bolster up its credibility. The Samsung Galaxy S III is T-Mobile's all-time best-selling device.

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T-Mobile MetroPCS deal faces Sprint counter-offer threat

T-Mobile MetroPCS deal faces Sprint counter-offer threat

MetroPCS could be the target of a bidding war, with wireless industry whispers that Deutsche Telekom's bid to merge the carrier with T-Mobile USA may face a challenge from another US network. Although the agreement with Deutsche Telekom has already been announced as in incipient merger, a trio of sources speaking to Bloomberg claim ailing rival Sprint is weighing a counter-bid that could be submitted as early as next week.

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T-Mobile and MetroPCS are officially merging

T-Mobile and MetroPCS are officially merging

Yesterday we reported that European wireless provider Deutsche Telekom was in talks with regional carrier MetroPCS to carry out an acquisition deal. Today, the deal is done, with T-Mobile USA officially announcing that MetroPCS will be merging with the carrier to increase customer base and attempt to take the third spot in the wireless carrier race in the US.

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