T-Mobile and Sprint could agree on merger deal in October


A Sprint – T-Mobile merger that could shake up the US
wireless industry has been in the rumor mill for years. Now, the deal is close
to being finalized – according to Reuters and “people familiar with the
matter.”  

 

Reportedly, T-Mobile and Sprint are “close to agreeing
tentative terms” on the merger. Japan’s
Softbank, Sprint’s parent company, would own at least 40%, but not more than 50%
of the newly-formed wireless carrier, while Germany’s Deutsche Telekom,
T-Mobile’s parent company, would retain a majority stake.

 

Reuter has it that a final deal could be reached by …


Deal: T-Mobile Motorola Moto Z2 Force now costs $500 (that's $250 off)


Released in August as Motorola’s newest high-end smartphone,
the Moto Z2 Force normally costs a bit over $700, which means that many
customers simply can’t afford it. Fortunately, the handset is already seeing
price cuts thanks to various promotions. Not long after we told you that Best
Buy was offering the Moto Z2 Force for $200 off (with monthly installment
payments on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint), we’re now glad to inform you that
T-Mobile is taking $250 off the price of its Z2 Force.  

 

At the moment, you can buy T-Mobile’s Moto Z2 Force for $500
outright (instead of $750), …

Sprint, T-Mobile said to be in "active" merger talks

The oft-rumored T-Mobile-Sprint merger rumors restarted today with word that both carriers are in “active” talks. Shares of T-Mobile are currently up over 5% on the day to $65.05, while Sprint’s stock is up 7.5% to $8.26. CNBC reported today that Sprint parent SoftBank and T-Mobile majority owner Deutsche Telekom have been engaged in talks about a deal involving a stock swap that would allow Deutsche Telekom to be the majority owner of the combined company.

According to those rumored to be close to the action, negotiations are ongoing and a final deal-if indeed there is one-is still weeks …

It's official: T-Mobile to bump monthly unlimited throttling limit to 50GB (from 32GB)


Although it’s started as a rumor based on a screenshot of a T-Mobile document, the increase of the monthly unlimited throttling limit has been recently confirmed by the carrier.

The said document suggests T-Mobile’s “Fair Usage threshold” will be increased to 50GB. The last bump operated by the Uncarrier dates from May when the deprioritization threshold was increased to 32GB.

T-Mobile confirmed via Twitter that it will implement the new change on September 20, so starting later this week, customers shouldn’t be throttled down if they exceed the old 32GB threshold.

Even though …

T-Mobile matches its rivals, bumps data speeds on the Series 3 Apple Watch to 4G

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is more attuned to his customers’ wishes, hopes and desires than any other executive in the industry. So when T-Mobile subscribers complained that the Apple Watch Series 3 would be limited to data speeds of 512kbps (basically 3G), Legere looked into the matter. Today, the executive disseminated a tweet with good news for T-Mobile customers.

According to Legere, T-Mobile’s new Apple Watch plan will provide 4G LTE speeds for Apple Watch users at the same $10 per month rate that it was going to charge for 3G. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 started yesterday …

The best deals on an iPhone 8/Plus pre-order at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Best Buy and Target

Today is iPhone 8 preorder day, and those who pull the trigger now will be among the first to get their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest glass-y handsets with drastically faster chipsets and upgraded cameras, not to mention the wireless and wired charging speeds. T-Mobile started the promo season on iPhone upgrades with a press release yesterday, and the other carriers and retailers might be forced to respond, that is why we will be scouring the airwaves for deals on Apple’s newest iPhones to help you choose.
Verizon
Big Red is giving up …

This coming week's T-Mobile Tuesday is all about FOX's MasterChef

If you like to cook and watch the MasterChef cooking competition hosted by Chef Gordon Ramsay on FOX, you are going to love this coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday. It starts with a free movie or television show rental or purchase (up to $5.50) from Vudu. Another freebie gives T-Mobile customers $25 to use toward any Restaurant.com deal. The site has more than 500,000 deals to choose from daily. And T-Mobile subscribers can learn the nuances of cooking by taking an online cooking class taught by past winners of the MasterChef television show. You’ll learn how to cook up some tasty home made meals.

Those …

Analyzing iPhone 8 demand: iPhone 8 Plus more popular on most carriers, T-Mobile seems to grab most pre-orders

We have analyzed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus demand in the first hours of availability, when the most devoted fans would stay up to pre-order their new iPhones, and there are a few interesting take-aways: interest for the iPhone 8 Plus seems to be a bit higher than interest for the smaller iPhone 8 (except for T-Mobile), and the black and gold model seem to be in higher demand than the silver one.
At least that is what shipping times suggest, and of course, you have to take into account that we don’t know the actual supply of the two models …

T-Mobile outs the best deal on iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X pre-orders so far

Just like with the iPhone 7, T-Mobile didn’t hesitate to be the first to pull the trigger on iPhone 8/Plus and X promos, as it just sent us the pre-order details, throwing in the Apple Watch 3 for a good measure.
First off, it introduces a $300 discount, as long as you trade in at least an iPhone 6 in good condition. For comparison, AT&T’s trade-in offer for a 32 GB iPhone 7 is sub-$300 at the moment, while an iPhone 6 trade-in at Verizon brings …

T-Mobile unveils aggressive trade-in offer for the iPhone X and iPhone 8, but no BOGO

Leave it to the Un-carrier to barge in and disrupt the careful trade-in models that Verizon and AT&T have been building for a while. Just like with the iPhone 7, T-Mobile didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger, introducing a $300 discount for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X phones, as long as you trade in at least an iPhone 6 in good condition. For comparison, AT&T’s trade-in offer for a 32 GB iPhone 7 is sub-$300 at the moment. 

T-Mobile’s CEO didn’t elaborate further on the offer, but there might be similar trade-ins coming from AT&T or Verizon very …