T-Mobile US debuts RCS-based messaging

T-Mobile US launched a messaging service based on the Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform which CTO Neville Ray said is a response to the likes of Snapchat which have made hay over the past ten years, while US operators have …

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HTC targets US market with latest Desire smartphones

Troubled smartphone maker HTC is targeting the US market with four new mid-tier devices, which it said are “designed to make premium smartphones affordable and accessible to all”. It said that devices will be “broadly available at prepaid and postpaid …

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T-Mobile US unveils new data sharing plan

In its latest ‘Uncarrier Amped’ initiative, T-Mobile US today targeted shared data schemes by unveiling “yet another industry rocking move” to offer up to 10GB of 4G for each user on a family plan at an “unprecedented price”. And, true to …

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Opponents turn on T-Mobile US’ Legere; Claure’s claws are out

The two largest operators in the US – AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have come out fighting against further concessions for smaller rivals in next year’s spectrum auction. Both operators blogged against T-Mobile’s request that a set aside of 30MHz of spectrum …

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Dealmaker Ergen is in no hurry

Dish Network, the satellite TV broadcaster reportedly in deal talks with T-Mobile US, is not rushing to conclude any M&A activity, chairman Charlie Ergen told the Denver Business Journal. In fact, the reverse is true, according to Ergen (pictured). “We’re …

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T-Mobile US kicks off Uncarrier Amped campaign with free upgrade service

Self-styled mobile disruptor T-Mobile US introduced an addition to its upgrade policy, allowing customers to trade in their phones up to three times a year completely free of charge, as part of its much hyped ‘Uncarrier Amped’ campaign, which launched …

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Comcast in T-Mobile US takeover talks – report

US cable operator Comcast has emerged as T-Mobile US’ latest suitor, after reportedly holding talks with parent company Deutsche Telekom over a possible takeover. The German operator is actively in discussions with a number of parties, according to Manager Magazin, …

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Verizon opens war of words with T-Mobile US over Legere’s spectrum claims

Verizon hit back at claims from T-Mobile US CEO John Legere that it is trying to push the country’s number four player out of the upcoming US wireless auction, stating that “T-Mobile is more than welcome to participate in any auction …

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Verizon is an investor in HCE pioneer SimplyTapp

Verizon Ventures took an undisclosed stake in SimplyTapp, an early developer of host card emulation (HCE) technology which supports NFC-based payments without needing access to the secure element in a smartphone. The US mobile operator’s venture arm participated in a mysterious …

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