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April 4, 2014
11:02 EDTTMUS, S, VOD, SFTBFSoftbank said to eye possible M&A opportunities in Europe, Forbes says
Softbank (SFTBF), who owns the majority of Sprint (S), is eyeing possible M&A opportunities in Europe while it awaits a liquidity boost from the IPO of Alibaba, according to a Forbes contributor, citing a telecom executive and banker. Softbank favors a Sprint-T-Mobile (TMUS) merger, but the executive cited "heard a rumor" that Softbank is looking into a potential deal with Vodafone (VOD), according to the report. Reference Link
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March 26, 2015
12:53 EDTVODVodafone India acquires spectrum in 12 telecom circles for INR 258.1B
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09:31 EDTTMUSOn Track receives favorable patent infringement ruling against T-Mobile
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09:02 EDTS, TMUSSamsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge to be available in U.S. beginning April 10
Samsung Electronics America (SSNLF) announced the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum -- in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB2 memory options. AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), U.S. Cellular (USM) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy (BBY), as well as Amazon.com (AMZN), Costco Wholesale (COST), Sam’s Club (WMT), Target (TGT) and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
March 25, 2015
14:05 EDTTMUSOn Track Innovations jumps following ruling in suit with T-Mobile
A judge in the Southern District of New York granted On Track Innovations (OTIV) motion for summary judgment of infringement in a patent lawsuit between the company and T-Moblie. according to a court filing. Shares of On Track jumped 26% to $1.63 in afternoon trading.
March 24, 2015
08:52 EDTSSprint CEO may make 'unfortunate misstep,' says FBR Capital
FBR Capital says its vendor checks indicate new Sprint CEO Marcello Claure has undertaken a strategic review of the company's competitive positioning. The firm believes Truco, the strategic advisory group brought in by Claure, is advocating a "premature network rip and replace program." FBR says this approach of converting Sprint's 1.9GHZ spectrum to uplink would be an "unfortunate misstep and a missed opportunity to embrace the technology shift underway." The firm sees risk of Sprint under-investing and weakening its franchise value further. It has a Market Perform rating on the name.
March 23, 2015
07:13 EDTSRadioShack bankruptcy auction to begin Monday, WSJ says
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06:10 EDTVODBT Group plans to announce BT Mobile 4G network this week, Telegraph reports
BT Group (BT) is said to be planning to announce the launch of its own 4G network this week, The Telegraph reports. The service, BT Mobile, will initially be offered to the company's 7.6M broadband subscribers and will compete with offerings from O2 (TEF) and Vodafone (VOD). Reference Link
March 20, 2015
06:32 EDTTMUST-Mobile employment policies struck down by judge, NY Times says
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March 19, 2015
12:44 EDTVODVodafone signs letter of intent for stake in Metroweb, Bloomberg says
Vodafone has signed a letter of intent to buy a stake in Metroweb from F2i Sgr, reports Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. The letter of intent does not state financial terms but two of the sources say Vodafone may fund a capital increase for as much as $532M in Metroweb's Sviluppo unit. The sources add that Vodafone stipulated that no single phone-service company gains majority control of Metroweb. Reference Link
07:33 EDTTMUST-Mobile well-positioned to take share in business market, says Pacific Crest
After T-Mobile said it was bringing its Unicarrier programs to the workplace, Pacific Crest believes that the company's low business market share, positive brand image and consumer momentum position it well to take share from incumbents. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
March 18, 2015
13:59 EDTTMUS, ST-Mobile announces 'Un-contract,' 'Carrier Freedom' initiatives
Today, during an event held to announce Un-carrier 9.0 − Un-carrier for Business − T-Mobile (TMUS) unveiled two new major Un-carrier initiatives for consumers. First, with T-Mobile’s new "Un-contract," customers will now have more certainty in their wireless pricing than ever before. Consumers and businesses with the Simple Choice rate plan will find that rates won’t go up as long as they’re a T-Mobile customer and keep their plan − and even customers with unlimited 4G LTE will lock in their rates for a minimum of two years. The Un-carrier also launched "Carrier Freedom," a new move where T-Mobile will now cover all outstanding phone and tablet payments up to $650 per line when customers from AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) or Sprint (S) switch to T-Mobile.
March 17, 2015
09:04 EDTTMUST-Mobile offers data rollover to prepaid customers
In a blog post Monday, T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Sherrard stated "This month, we’re taking Data Stash even further. Starting Sunday March 22, Data Stash will start rolling out to Simple Choice prepaid customers. Every single one of our prepaid voice customers with a qualifying Simple Choice plan will start out with a Starter Stash with up to 10 GB of 4G LTE data. And when that’s all used up, they’ll start rolling forward their unused data for use up to a full year. Automatically and at no extra charge... Last year, wireless customers asked to keep their unused data more than 40,000 times − and that was just on Twitter alone." Reference Link
07:55 EDTTMUST-Mobile to hold a meeting
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March 16, 2015
07:37 EDTVODVodafone outlook still positive, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan says that euro weakness and uncertainties relating to the Indian spectrum auction have caused Vodafone's stock to underperform. But the firm believes that, in April, attention should shift to Vodafone's full-year results and its improving outlook in Europe while the company should resume growing in 2H15. The firm keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
March 13, 2015
10:02 EDTSSprint announces plan to reimburse all costs to switch
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05:56 EDTTMUST-Mobile management to meet with Gabelli
Group luncheon with management will be held on March 13 hosted by Gabelli.

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