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Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile sold 5.6 million branded postpaid and prepaid smartphones in its fiscal third quarter, up from 2.3 million in the year-ago quarter and up from the second quarter’s 4.3 million, T-Mobile said in announcing its third-quarter financial results.
iPhones accounted for only 15 percent of T-Mobile-brand smartphone sales in the quarter, but the percentage could have been higher if more iPhones had been available at the phone’s launch time, said chief marketing officer Mike Sievert.
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Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile’s uncarrier strategy appears to be working.
For the second consecutive quarter, the carrier posted a net new subscriber gain of more than 1 million, and the company shrank its net loss on a sequential and year-ago basis.
Separately, the carrier said it would expand its MetroPCS brand on Nov. 21 to 15 more markets following the third-quarter addition of 15 new markets with more than 1,300 distribution points.
Bellevue, Wash. – T-Mobile is trying to be disruptive again, this time in the tablet market.
The company is getting more aggressive in tablets with a series of programs that include free 200MB of 4G LTE service per month to tablet users for the life of their tablet, even if the tablet was purchased through another carrier.
New York — Phase 3 of T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” strategy includes dramatically lower rates for international calling and international roaming, plus a promotional partnership with singer and songwriter Shakira.
The plans were announced during an outdoor concert by Shakira in Manhattan’s Bryant Park.
The carrier also announced the nationwide expansion of its LTE network months ahead of schedule to reach more than 200 million people in 233 metropolitan areas.
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile became the first of the big four carriers to announce a price and specific availability date for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smart watch.
For the T-Mobile network, the devices will be available nationwide Oct. 2, the carrier said early this morning. The Galaxy Note 3 will be available for a down payment of $199, plus 24 equal monthly device payments of $21, for a total of $703 with the carrier’s no-contract Simple Choice Plan. The Galaxy Gear will cost $299.
New York — U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have committed to selling the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which was launched yesterday at the IFA convention in Berlin.
T-Mobile and AT&T also committed themselves to selling the Note’s companion smart watch, the Galaxy Gear.
Sprint said it would offer the Note 3 in the fall. T-Mobile said it would offer the devices “soon,” and AT&T didn’t lay out a timetable. No carrier revealed pricing.
The Note 3 features 5.7-inch 1,920 by 1080p FullHD display and 4G LTE.
Bellevue, Wash. – T-Mobile USA’s net new subscriber additions surged in its second quarter on the strength of its LTE rollout, aggressive “uncarrier” strategy and iPhone launch, but the initiatives produced a sharp rise in operating expenses that produced an operating loss and net loss for the quarter.
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile will be offering the LTE Android-powered LG Optimus F3 smartphone beginning Aug. 7.
The Optimus F3 will be available for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $10 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online at T-Mobile.com.
Bellevue, Wash. – T-Mobile is stoking the competitive fires with a summertime promotion that eliminates the down payment on all smartphones, feature phones, tablets and other devices sold under the carrier’s no-contract, no-subsidy Simple Choice installment-payment plans.
T-Mobile’s down payments range from $0 to $199 with 24 monthly payments of $5 to $20.
New York — T-Mobile unveiled Phase 2 of its uncarrier strategy, which includes a JUMP (Just Upgrade My Phone) program that allows Simple Choice no-contract subscribers on an equipment installment payment (EIP) plan to upgrade their phone up to twice a year if they lose or break it, or if they simply want to upgrade to a new model.