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March 7, 2014
10:28 EDTTMUS, SSprint push for T-Mobile merger not likely to succeed, CNet reports
Sprint's (S) continued push for a merger with T-Mobile (TMUS), despite regulators skepticism, is not likely to succeed, contends CNet, saying Sprint "will have a difficult time convincing regulators and policy experts" and adding that "there isn't much to be gained from this merger." Reference Link
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August 29, 2014
06:19 EDTSSprint to carry Sony's next Xperia phone in the U.S., WSJ reports
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August 28, 2014
12:59 EDTTMUST-Mobile parent willing to consider sale above $35 per share, Bloomberg says
After senior managers of Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) discussed T-Mobile’s (TMUS) valuation at a strategy meeting, the German parent of the U.S. carrier came away willing to negotiate a sale of T-Mobile if an offer values it at $35 per share or more, according to Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. T-Mobile US shares spiked as headlines from the report crossed and remain up about 3% in afternoon trading. Reference Link
12:51 EDTTMUST-Mobile jumps 4% after Bloomberg says Deutsche Telekom open to talks on sale
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12:50 EDTTMUSDeutsche Telekom open to talks to sell T-Mobile at $35 per share, Bloomberg says
05:59 EDTTMUST-Mobile fined $819,000 by FCC for hearing aid compatibility violations
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August 26, 2014
09:14 EDTTMUST-Mobile says will double data when users' add tablet
T-Mobile says "Starting September 3rd, adding a tablet – any tablet – to a postpaid Simple Choice phone plan costs just $10 per month. And right on top of that, the Un-carrier will match your smartphone’s LTE data plan – up to 5 GB a month – reserved for use on your tablet. For example, a customer with a Simple Choice smartphone plan with 5 GB of LTE data can add a tablet with another 5 GB of data set aside for use on that tablet, for just $10 per month. That’s a total of up to 10 GB of LTE data. And that’s all on top of the 200 MB of free LTE data every single month for the life of your tablet."
09:10 EDTTMUST-Mobile announces expansion of Family plan
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08:44 EDTS, TMUSBest Buy CFO says mobile phone category 'complicated to forecast'
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August 25, 2014
11:06 EDTTMUSDISH evaluating bid for T-Mobile, says dealReporter citing sources
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09:03 EDTTMUST-Mobile quadruples Simple Starter data with new option
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07:04 EDTSSprint price target lowered to $7 from $8 at RBC Capital
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August 22, 2014
05:28 EDTTMUS, SSoftbank capital raise could be used for acquisitions, Bloomberg says
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August 21, 2014
13:57 EDTSSprint now has 'best value in data,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes Sprint's new $60 per month unlimited data plan plays to the company's "abundance of capacity with its spectrum pipe." Wells says Sprint is "now the best value in data," and it notes the total amount of revenue will likely be higher than $80 per month as the plan is valid on devices purchased via Sprint Easy Pay. Wells has an Outperform rating on Sprint.
13:16 EDTTMUS, ST-Mobile offers free data to users who recruit new customers to its network
T-Mobile (TMUS) is offering its current Simple Choice customers a free unlimited LTE data plan upgrade for a full year when they recruit a Sprint (S), Verizon (VZ), or AT&T (T) customer to its network. The new referred customer will also receive a full year of unlimited LTE data for free as well. If a Simple Choice customer who recruits a new user to T-Mobile's network already has an unlimited LTE data plan, they will receive a $10 credit each month for twelve months. The referral plan starts August 29. Reference Link
11:49 EDTTMUS, SSprint announces $60 per month unlimited wireless plan
Sprint (S) announces an unlimited wireless plan for $60. The plan provides consumers unlimited talk, text and data while on Sprint's network for $60 per month, a $20 savings compared to T-Mobile's (TMUS) $80 per month unlimited plan, the wireless carrier said. The Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan is available to both new and existing Sprint customers starting tomorrow, August 22. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through Sprint Easy Pay, pay full retail price or bring their own compatible device.
August 20, 2014
06:59 EDTTMUSCox president says not going public, not desiring T-Mobile deal, Reuters says
The president of Cox Communications, Pat Esser, said that the firm is not intent on completing a merger deal with T-Mobile (TMUS) or with any cable provider competitors, which eliminates any rumors surrounding the private firm, according to Reuters, citing comments from Esser. Esser noted that Cox does not have any desire to become a publically traded company at the moment. Reference Link
06:36 EDTTMUSIliad speaks to Google, Microsoft regarding T-Mobile offer, NY Post says
After Iliad's (ILIAF) surprise bid for T-Mobile (TMUS) was rejected, the firm is now in contact with , personnel at Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) about working together to come up with a larger offer for the company, according to the New York Post, citing a "well-placed" source. Reference Link
August 19, 2014
12:42 EDTSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
The market opened higher as it extended its gains from yesterday. Better than expected economic data on housing and consumer prices, as well as easing geopolitical tensions, has helped aid investor optimism. The market drifted higher throughout the morning with the Dow leading the way, followed by the Nasdaq, which is now near fourteen-year highs. The S&P is mostly higher, with the telecom services group being the lone sector showing losses, down just fractionally. ECONOMIC EVENTS: Housing starts for July rose to an annualized pace of 1.093M units, up from 0.945M units in June, and beating expectations for 0.963M units... The Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% overall, matching expectations. Less food and energy, the CPI was up 0.1%, which was also in-line with the consensus forecast. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of home improvement retailer The Home Depot (HD) are up more than 6% after the company posted better than expected second quarter results and raised its full year profit outlook... Shares of Sprint (S) are down 4% after Jefferies lowered its price target for Sprint shares to $4, saying it continues to see downside to estimates. MAJOR MOVERS: Shares of Skilled Healthcare (SKH) are up more than 20% after combining with Genesis HealthCare In 100% stock deal... Shares of cosmetics and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) are down 24% after the company's fourth quarter results came in well below analysts' consensus estimates. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 76.92, or 0.46%, to 16,915.66, the Nasdaq was up 12.96, or 0.29%, to 4,521.27, and the S&P 500 was up 8.49, or 0.43%, to 1,980.23.
07:39 EDTSSprint price target lowered to $4 from $7 at Jefferies
Jefferies lowered its price target for Sprint shares to $4 saying it continues to see downside to estimates. The firm expects a "muted response" to Sprint's new Family Pack pooled data plan and limited time promotion of waiving device access charges. It keeps an Underperform rating on the stock.
07:12 EDTSFCC looks into telecom special access line rates, Reuters says
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