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T-Mobile turns down Verizon’s 700MHz spectrum sale

T-Mobile turns down Verizon’s 700MHz spectrum sale

Verizon's proposed purchase of $3.9 billion worth of US wireless spectrum formerly reserved for over-the-air cable broadcasts is not sitting well with competitor T-Mobile, as they've said before. Today T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm made it clear in no uncertain terms that the company wasn't interested in the bands that Verizon proposed to sell as a concession for its acquisition of prime wireless real estate in the AWS spectrum. Humm has already met with the FCC to express his displeasure.

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T-Mobile boosts HSPA+ and grabs LTE kit; iPhone support this year

T-Mobile boosts HSPA+ and grabs LTE kit; iPhone support this year

T-Mobile USA has announced the next phase of its 4G drive, with broader roll-out of HSPA+ 42Mbps service and new partners for its 2013 LTE network. The carrier has inked deals with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks - both mainstays in the 4G industry - to LTE-capable kit at 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile's 4G network, boosting signal quality and enhancing performance beginning in 2012. Meanwhile, T-Mobile has also seen more than 1m users sign up to the VoIP service, with each user making over ten calls on average.

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FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

The FCC has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile, who celebrated the news this morning with the announcement. The spectrum to be transferred is part of the breakup agreement between the two carriers for their ill-fated merger attempt. T-Mobile plans to use the new AWS spectrum for building out its own LTE network in 2013.

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HTC One S goes on sale for T-Mobile

HTC One S goes on sale for T-Mobile

The HTC One S is now officially up for sale at T-Mobile, both online and in stores. The highly anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset is priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate along with a new two-year service agreement. It also comes just in time for T-Mobile's Magenta Deal Days, which starts today and offers $100 trade-ins for any smartphone.

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Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

T-Mobile is committed to blocking Verizon's proposed purchase of AWS spectrum from various cable companies. Verizon recently offered to sell all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum in exchange for FCC approval of its AWS deal. However, T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm personally met with senior FCC officials last week to insist that the sale would not be enough to mitigate any negative effects that the AWS deal would create.

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Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will be selling all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum to get approval for its purchase of AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies to expand its 4G LTE network. The move comes as the FCC and the Department of Justice are mulling over the transaction, which has faced opposition from smaller carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

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AT&T wins 4G crown: WiMAX worse than 3G

AT&T wins 4G crown: WiMAX worse than 3G

AT&T and T-Mobile USA are the winners for 4G and 3G performance respectively in the US, according to a new survey, with WiMAX falling well behind its LTE rivals. AT&T's LTE network had the fastest download speeds tested, PCWorld found, though Verizon's LTE service did squeeze ahead for upload speeds. Meanwhile, in 3G tests, T-Mobile USA's HSPA+ 21Mbps - which the carrier in fact markets as 4G - held its own against 3G from others.

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Ofcom delays decision on Everything Everywhere LTE network

Ofcom delays decision on Everything Everywhere LTE network

Ofcom is a regulator over in the UK the overseas things having to do with the mobile ecosystem. The regulator has announced that it is delaying its decision on whether or not to approve Orange and T-Mobile's Everything Everywhere LTE network proposal. Ofcom granted LTE network preliminary approval previously and then gave competitors until April 17 to voice any issues.

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T-Mobile Unlimited 5GB, 10GB data price hike starting April 4

T-Mobile Unlimited 5GB, 10GB data price hike starting April 4

T-Mobile will be increasing the price of its Classic 5GB and 10GB unlimited data plans starting April 4, according to a leaked internal document. Specifically, the Premium 5GB Promotional Bundles and the Ultra 10GB Promotional Bundles Classic data plans will be increased by $5 per month and will also be replaced with new features after the price change.

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