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Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile USA today added the Blackberry Q10 to its smartphone portfolio.
The Q10 features a QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. It will be available for pre-order by business customers starting April 29. Pricing and shipping will be shared at a later date, the company said.
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New York – Two major MetroPCS shareholders reversed position and announced support for the proposed merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS after T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom revised the merger’s terms.
Richardson, Texas — Regional carrier MetroPCS postponed a shareholder vote on its planned merger with T-Mobile USA to give its shareholders time to digest a sweetened offer from T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom.
The vote was rescheduled from this Friday to April 24.
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile will launch its version of the iPhone 5 at a discounted limited-time promotional price.
The carrier previously announced April 12 availability of an unsubsidized no-contract iPhone 5 priced at
$99 down, plus 24 equal monthly payments of $20, for a total price of $579 excluding Simple Choice rate plan.
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile plans to expand its Windows Phone 8 portfolio with the Nokia Lumia 521, which will be exclusive to the carrier and be positioned as an affordable 4G HSPA+21 model.
The device will be available sometime in May at an unannounced price through Walmart, Microsoft stores and other T-Mobile retail channels.
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile USA posted sharp gains in net new subscribers in the first quarter before the launch of its new “un-carrier” strategy.
However, the company said that as in the fourth quarter, the gain came from prepaid branded customers and wholesale customers, the company said in announcing preliminary quarterly results.
Dallas – AT&T priced Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, at $249 and said it would accept preorders beginning April 16.
The carrier didn’t say when the phone would be available to consumers, but T-Mobile said earlier this week that it would offer the S4 around May 1 for $99 down and 20 payments of $20.
Other U.S. carriers haven’t announced pricing or specific availability dates.
New York — Subsidized cellphones with two-year T-Mobile contracts could be available for some time through indirect retail channels even though the carrier is focusing exclusively on selling no-contract, no-subsidy plans through its own stores.
New York — T-Mobile executives took to the stage today to spell out the details of their no-contract, unsubsidized-handset strategy; announce nationwide April 12 availability of a T-Mobile-optimized LTE iPhone 5 and the immediate availability of 4G LTE in seven major markets.
The carrier said it would expand LTE service to markets with 100 million people by midyear and to markets with more than 200 million people by year’s end, as well as offer the iPhone 4 and 4S in select markets, and bring the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S4 to the network around May 1.
Bellevue, Wash. — On the eve of unveiling new marketing strategies and details of its 4G LTE launch, T-Mobile revamped its rate plans to offer plans only with unlimited talk and messaging.
Through its direct channels, the carrier is including 500MB of high-speed data and offering additional buckets of high-speed data at additional charges. After the caps on high-speed data are reached, data speeds slow to 2G speed, but consumers can still consume an unlimited amount of data at those speeds.