Well hello there friends and neighbors. We are days away from the crazy time of year that is CES. A gathering of tech companies and geeks from around the world in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Your staff from Life On My Mobile will be on hand to check out all the latest and greatest in the tech world, and we will pass that information on to you. We may not be the first to get things posted, but it will get done. For quicker updates, please follow our Twitter account at @LifeOnMyMobile.
With what has become standard operating procedures, AT&T has sort of followed T-Mobile’s lead in the United States by announcing a data rollover scheme. But unlike T-Mobile, AT&T is putting in 1/12th the effort.
Starting January 25th AT&T will automatically be rolling over unused data for it’s 50 million customers on Mobile Share plans. The catch is it only rolls over for 30 days. So if you have 2GBs of data left over it will sit on your account for just 30 days to be used then expire. This is in contrast to T-Mobile who lets you rollover data for 12 rolling months.
T-Mobile’s CEO John Legre took to Twitter with his thoughts on AT&T’s latest move.
The “un-carrier” wars are really getting heated and we are far from seeing things calm down, especially with John Legere at the helm on T-Mobile.
T-Mobile CEO, John Legere is bringing in the New Year by giving us eight reasons on how the Un-carrier continues to lead the pack in putting the needs of consumers first and foremost. Below are the eight reasons:
1. The wireless revolution has not only been sparked, it’s become a movement- and its not slowing down, its speeding up….to warp speed.
2. We’ll go toe-to-toe with Verizon’s network almost everywhere … and win.
3. The competition will continue to bumble along.
4. Wearables and phablets will be the big device stories of 2015 (and maybe some connected cars!).
5. I’ll be in conversation with nearly 2M Twitter followers (at the very least 1.5M…) by the end of the year.
6. DC is going to be very busy on regulatory issues for the Wireless Industry. Like it or not!
7. MetroPCS will pull even further ahead of the prepaid pack.
8. We’ll bring Un-Carrier to whole new groups of people.
There you have it, eight reasons as to why T-Mobile feels they will continue to lead the pack.
It’s almost that time of the year when all tech geeks travel to Las Vegas and get lost in a sea of technology and people for several days.
CES 2015 officially starts on January 6, 2015 and your team from Life On My Mobile will be on-site to cover all the new technology as it is unveiled. If you want to keep up with what’s happening at CES, make sure you follow @LifeOnMyMobile on Twitter.
T-Mobile officially started offering the white Nexus 4 along with its availability on the Google Play Store. T-Mobile is offering it for $19.99 down and $17 a month for 24 months ($427.99)
Google is offering the same device direct for a one time payment of $349 plus tax. Google is defiantly the cheaper route if you don’t mind paying for the device upfront.
The Nexus 4 in white has no change in specs from the original Nexus 4.
You can view the device at T-Mobile via this link and at the Google Play Store via this link.
The final piece of the puzzle has been put together as MetroPCS stockholder agreed to the merge with T-Mobile. After going through many obstacles from the Department of Justice and FCC, everything is now set for T-Mobile and MetroPCS to move forward as one.
Today Deutsche Telekom put out a release applauding MetroPCS shareholders for approving the merge.
“This is a major step for Deutsche Telekom,” said Rene Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom Group. “We have accomplished a lot in the USA recently, for example our network modernization and the new T-Mobile USA management team, which has seen considerable success. And we have finalized the contracts with Apple and MetroPCS. The merger with MetroPCS is extremely important, since it enables us to be more aggressive in the USA.”
For more information on what this means to current MetroPCS customers, follow this link.
T-Mobile is waiting for April 12th to arrive, as that is the day MetroPCS shareholders will vote for whether to approve the merger.
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is an organization that advises major shareholders how they should vote when it comes to corporate elections and they have advised that MetroPCS owners should vote against the T-Mobile merger.
“In light of the negative market response to this transaction (shares are down 14.4 percent since announcement), the lower equity split than justified by the contribution of PCS to the combined entity, and the potential for PCS to continue to thrive as a standalone company, shareholders should vote against this transaction,” ISS wrote in its note to investors.
We already know John Paulson was against this merger from the beginning as he already felt that T-Mobile was getting the better end of the deal. Paulson put out a statement “If Deutsche Telekom wants to get MetroPCS shareholder support, we suggest Deutsche Telekom significantly reduce the debt they are taking back and/or dramatically increase MetroPCS’s pro forma share of the combined company.”
This may not be what T-Mobile wants to hear at the moment, but nothing is set in stone. Again, the merger is left in the hands of shareholders and we will find out come April 12th.
This morning T-Mobile held their Un-Carrier Event, but before things took off the carrier started flipping on their 4G / LTE network in 7 major cities before the official announcement.
T-Mobile talked it’s “Simple Choice plan” which eliminates annual service contracts for consumers and allows them to move to one simple rate plan that offers unlimited text, talk and web.
With the new Simple Choice plans customers start with one line at $50 a month and receive unlimited talk, text and web with 500MB of data. A second line will cost you an additional $30 a month and each line after will cost you $10. If you feel 500MB isn’t enough (it isn’t), you can pay an additional $10 per line for 2GB of data. Unlimited 4G / LTE data is available for $20 more a month per line. Read more