A piggy bank for megabytes
T-Mobile’s Data Stash, which lets you carry over unused megabytes from one month to the next, has only been lived seven days,…
Sprint now has a 60 GB shared data plan for $130 a month, compared to the 30 GB AT&T sells at the same rate. They’re limited time offers but show how cheap mobile data pricing can fall.
T-Mobile is determined to find the right tablet plan to lure more 4G slates to its network. On September 3 it will start matching its customers’ smartphone data allotments on tablets for $10 a month.
T-Mobile added 1.5 million new mobile connections in 2nd quarter, beating out its three larger rivals in growth, but it didn’t come close to matching the blowout performance of Q1.
T-Mobile’s bigger competitors combined lost phone subscribers in Q1. That could translate into big growth for T-Mobile when it reports its earnings on Thursday.
AT&T’s Next isn’t just proving popular with customers. It’s proving popular with its accountants. The move away from subsidized phones gives it a new equipment revenue stream while keeping its newly contract-free customers loyal.
T-Mobile is now campaigning to end overage charges in all cases, eliminating its own fees on older plans. Overage fees aren’t inherently evil, but the way they’re implemented in the U.S. they might as well be.
T-Mobile has a new bare-bones smartphone plan that eliminates international roaming and data throttling in favor of a set 500 MBs of month. Once you use it up, you either buy more data or do without.
After facing a year of losses from subscribers fleeing its dying Nextel network, Sprint has started growing again, but that growth is being driven primarily by its MVNOs.
Of all of the mobile operators that T-Mobile is challenging with its Un-carrier strategy, Verizon is the most traditional of them all. But as Verizon’s Q4 earnings show, it’s a model that still works.
Free Mobile continues to gouge large chunks out of the French mobile market. It added 805,000 subscribers in Q3, bringing its total subscriber base to 4.4 million in just nine months. Meanwhile, France’s big three are still growing but at a much slower pace.
Comcast claims it tried but failed to build a wireless business multiple times before it sold out to Verizon. Assuming Comcast is being honest, its failure has big implications for U.S. mobile competition. If Comcast can’t make wireless work, what hope is there for a newcomer?