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March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

T-Mobile shakes up wireless, adds LTE and iPhone, drops contracts

The wireless industry is broken, consumers are being shafted by carriers and they’re paying outrageous prices for phones.

That’s according to John Legere, chief executive of T-Mobile USA, who rolled out a dramatically new strategy to revive the Bellevue-based company. Highlights include the launch of its LTE service; simplified, no-contract billing plans and a version of the iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile on April 12.

In an expletive-laced opening to a press event in New York, Legere said the “industry is broken” and “we’re going to fix it.”

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0 Comments | Topics: Apple, AT&T, Gadgets & products

March 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

LTE speed test: AT&T fastest, then Verizon

With every wireless carrier saying they’ve got amazing 4G service, it’s hard to decide where you’ll get the most for your $70 per month service plan.

Bellevue-based RootMetrics is helping with its reports measuring speeds and availability of wireless coverage in major markets across the country. Its latest report looks at which of the top four carriers are offering the fastest speeds on both their LTE and existing networks.

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0 Comments | Topics: 4G, AT&T, LTE

December 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Sprint-Clearwire deal: Time for a Bellevue HQ?

Sprint’s attempt to buyout Clearwire creates more uncertainty for the wireless industry in Puget Sound, but there could be a chance to make lemonade here. Thousands of jobs were in limbo last year when AT&T attempted to buy Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA. Hundreds more are in limbo at Clearwire, which has long been seen as an acquisition target….

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0 Comments | Topics: 4G LTE, Bellevue, broadband

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