Android smartphone owners on T-Mobile USA's network consumed an average of 1.36 GB of data per month in January, up 0.44 GB from 0.92 GB in December, according to new statistics from NPD Connected Intelligence. Special Report
T-Mobile USA will continue to offer its traditional Classic plans with device subsidies at third-party retailers, according to a TMoNews post. The company had previously announced that it intends to switch exclusively to offering its Value plans without device subsidies later this month.
In the next few years, there will be the beginning of a price war in the family shared data plan market between U.S. carriers. To stay ahead, we are likely to see the carriers embrace truly flexible and affordable shared data plans in the U.S for smartphones, tablets and next-gen connected devices alike.
T-Mobile USA will hold a media event in New York City where it will likely flesh out the details of its new "Un-carrier" business model, including its switch to Value plans without subsidies and the launch of its LTE network.
AT&T Mobility announced new pricing options for business users on its shared data plans, giving enterprise customers access to larger buckets of data. The action is a response to similar pricing moves for business users by Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile USA confirmed it will launch its first LTE markets by the end of March. The carrier is also issuing a software update to its Galaxy Note II to allow the device to connect to its new LTE network.
AT&T said it is open to selling some of its non-core assets, which might include wireless towers, after a financial analyst said AT&T is looking to offload its towers in a deal similar to ones that its smaller rivals have made.
With shareholder approval essentially all that stands between T-Mobile USA merging with MetroPCS, one minority institutional MetroPCS investor is doing all it can to draw attention to what it sees as the flaws in the deal. P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP, whose holdings represent about 2 percent of MetroPCS shares, sent a letter to MetroPCS shareholders urging them to vote against the deal and promising to deliver a white paper that explains its opposition.
T-Mobile USA plans to launch a new handset trade-in program in the coming weeks aimed at getting customers to switch over to its new Value plans, which will come without device subsidies, according to a TMoNews article.
The FCC approved T-Mobile USA's proposed merger with MetroPCS, putting the deal one step closer to completion. The transaction has received approval from the Department of Justice and must now be approved by MetroPCS' shareholders, who are set to vote on the deal April 12.