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The iPhone may be losing momentum as carrier subsidies fade

With T-Mobile’s fresh take on how a mobile carrier should operate, it’s you and I that benefit. One of their most enduring changes has been an end to blind subsidies, wherein we can clearly identify what we’re paying monthly for our total device cost. That’s had a ripple effect with other carriers who have offered the same thing, but there is collateral damage afoot — and it’s the iPhone.

FCC Chairman confirms plan to limit buying power of AT&T, Verizon

Leading up to this article, there was a lot of speculation about the FCC’s position in their upcoming spectrum auction. A call to action from several smaller carriers asked that the regulatory body limit the purchasing power of the two largest domestic carriers, Verizon and AT&T. In a move that could limit the FCC’s income from the auction, Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed he wants to limit the power AT&T and Verizon have.

New FCC spectrum auction may stop a T-Mobile/Sprint merger

The demand for spectrum from mobile service providers is at an all-time high, and only promises to increase. To satisfy the wants of consumers and carriers alike, the FCC has decided to take some spectrum earmarked for TV and auction it to carriers. In addition to the added spectrum, the FCC may implement a few rules about purchases for the upcoming auction that could signal their intent to thwart a Sprint/T-Mobile merger.

T-Mobile ends overage charges with latest Uncarrier announcement

T-Mobile had promised a series of quick announcements, and well, the latest has arrived this morning. The carrier has announced plans to abolish overages for customers. And as we've seen T-Mobile do in the past -- they are continuing to taunt the other carriers. In this case they are challenging other carriers to follow the same path and also do away with consumer overages.

Analyst: T-Mobile and Sprint must merge, or one will fail

The proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is an interesting Catch 22, according to analysts from New Street Research. Both carriers acknowledge they can’t compete with the likes of Verizon and AT&T separately, as their buying power for spectrum is just overwhelming. Together, T-Mobile and Sprint would still represent the number three carrier in the US, but the FCC is likely reluctant to let it happen.

T-Mobile HTC One (M8) now available

As we had been expecting, T-Mobile has launched the HTC One (M8) this morning. T-Mobile has the One (M8) priced at $636. Those looking to make a purchase will be able to make monthly payments though. In this case that means $0 down with 24 payments of $26.50.
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