T-Mobile USA’s German parent, telecommunications biggie Deutsche Telekom AG, revealed in a Wednesday announcement that the US wireless carrier’s CEO Philipp Humm was leaving the company after a two-year stint at the helm.
In its announcement, Deutsche Telekom also said that T-Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer Jim Alling will take over as interim CEO after Humm’s departure; and that the carrier is already looking for a successor to Humm.
T-Mobile USA, which currently carries neither the iPhone nor any of the hottest-selling Android handsets, will soon have a shining star --- the premium HTC smartphone, the HTC One S, which the carrier will start selling from next week.
The thin and light HTC One S smartphone is scheduled for availability at the T-Mobile stores, as well as and, from April 25, priced at $199.99 with a two-year service contract. The handset boasts the newest Android 4.0 `Ice Cream Sandwich' version, and will also support the latest version of HTC's own Sense 4.0 software.
After the failure of the proposed $39 billion merger deal with T-Mobile, Dallas, Texas-based AT&T is now mulling back up plans to look for ways to expand its extremely crowded spectrum.
While AT&T had pinned its hopes on the T-mobile merger for relieving a chunk of its spectrum, the failed merger has now left both the concerned companies searching for solution that may underscore a new fruitful direction.
Months of passionate lobbying couldn’t help AT&T to realize its dream of becoming the largest mobile phone operator in the United States by acquiring T-Mobile USA.
AT&T on Monday announced its decision to abandon its controversial $39 billion-bid for T-Mobile USA.
The takeover bid was announced in March, the bid encountered severe objections from the sides of rival like Verizon, federal agencies the U. S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission and many consumer groups over concerns that the takeover would harm customers by hurting competition in the market.
According to a Financial Times (FT) report, the German government - which is the biggest, 32 percent, shareholder in Deutsche Telekom - is becoming increasingly apprehensive that the US antitrust concerns would probably lead to the fall through of AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of Deutsche Telekom's US mobile phone division, T-Mobile USA.
The uncertainty surrounding AT&T's planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA increased recently when the proposed merger hit yet another stumbling block --- with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)'s chairman stating on Friday that the merger failed to meet the FCC's standard for approval.
A new report has claimed that a sample piece of iPhone has leaked photos which show that Apple is perhaps testing the smartphone on the T-Mobile USA network.
On Saturday BGR had published a series of photos allegedly of a white iPhone prototype "with T-Mobile USA 3G bands.
A code has been given to the device as N94. The code is quite similar to the iPhone 4, which was reportedly called N92.
The report has stated that the prototype runs a test version of Apple's iOS which is of another prototype. This prototype was discovered in a video earlier this week.
It was announced by the Federal Communications Commission that AT&T along with Deutsche Telekom has filed a case with them wherein it has requested them for shifting T-Mobile's license to AT&T. It said that this was necessary for its $39 billion bid to take over smaller competitors.
There is also news that Sprint Nextel has objected to transfer of any licenses. In a strong-worded statement that was present to press, Sprint's VP said that such filing would allow for creation of an entrenched duopoly in the wireless industry.
The launch date for 3D 4G Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is fast approaching and the things at T Mobile are all in a jiffy. After a long wait, the company has finally decided that it will be launching its G-Slate. The tablet has been co-branded with LG Electronics.
Main targets for this product are those who are looking out for a different kind of experience in the tablet segment. In the product there are going to be two rear cameras that are placed over the 8.9-inch G-Slate. Then there is 3D content and the HD (1280×768) display.
Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel has openly lashed out the deal between its two close rivals AT&T Inc and its proposed acquisition of T Mobile USA. He angrily said that if the deal goes through then it would not only put into question innovations on the wireless industry but would also hamper growth.
He is the head of the third largest player in mobile industry in US and is totally against the $3.9 billion deal. He wants it to be scrutinized by the regulator and said that his distaste for the deal is nothing more than an echo of the comments of Sprint executives.
Recently, the biggest acquisition is expected to take place in the world. AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile discloses his purchase of T-Mobile USA worth $39 billion. However, this possession still seeks the approval of the regulator which might take more than a year even if the carrier pledges to sell assets and expand rural coverage.
T-Mobile UK customers could face heavier bills from next year as the network provider has decided to slash monthly data allowance from 3GB to merely 500MB.
The 500MB data cap will take effect from the 1st of February. But, the mobile phone operator said that the new cap would not affect majority of customers as most of its customers consumed nearly 200MB per month or around 7MB of data per data for internet and e-mails.
Moreover, the company promised that it would penalize customers who exceed the new data limits if they use it merely for e-mails and web purposes.
Brits will soon be able to have their hands on the Apple iPad for as little as £200, emerging reports claimed.
Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, which recently merged to create Everything Everywhere, will reportedly offer the iPad tablet computer for merely £200 if customers sign up to certain tariffs.
One can expect a £200 iPad to be available with mobile broadband packages starting at £20 a month. The potential availability of the device is great news for those who are planning to buy an iPad this Christmas.