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T-Mobile LTE expansion continues on back of 700 MHz spectrum

New York City, Seattle and Cincinnati latest T-Mobile LTE markets to swim in 700 MHz spectrum T-Mobile US continues to throw 700 MHz spectrum at its LTE network, announcing the expansion of services in New York City, Seattle and Cincinnati. T-Mobile US said its LTE...

Reality Check: It’s an Android world (Oct. 2015 edition)

This week, we’ll turn our attention to the world of smart devices and the companies that make and distribute them. Before we do, however, a quick note on the Federal Communications Commission’s first net neutrality test. CNS denied peering status by the FCC At the end of...

T-Mobile US targets Apple with latest offers

T-Mobile US to allow free iPhone upgrade, adds Apple Music to Music Freedom program T-Mobile US has targeted Apple iPhone users with what it said is the final move in its latest round of promotions. First, T-Mobile US is bolstering its recently launched iPhone 6 promotion...

T-Mobile US launches RCS-powered messaging service

T-Mobile Advanced Messaging service taps IP, counters OTT moves T-Mobile US unveiled a new messaging platform that takes advantage of rich communication services to provide users with enhanced features similar to those offered by over-the-top players, but with the full support of the mobile operator. In...

Apple Music off to a rocky but promising start

This week marks the launch of Apple Music, the long-rumored streaming music and radio platform from Apple. First previewed at WWDC 2015, the service aims to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and other streaming music services. It’s also arguably the biggest software launch from...

Sprint CEO calls bullsh*t via Twitter on T-Mobile US’ latest promotion

Latest round of promotions draws Twitter barbs from Sprint and T-Mobile US CEOs Rivalry between mobile operators is heating up both in the real world and in the Twitter-verse as Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure took to the social-media site to blast T-Mobile US CEO –...

Man claims iPhone 6 overheated, burst into flames

Overheating iPhone 6 reported in India An Indian man claims his iPhone 6 overheated and exploded just two days after he purchased it. The Times of India reports restaurant owner, Kishan Yadav, who lives in Gurgoan, India, said he was making a hands-free call when the handset...

T-Mobile US updates JUMP, offers iPhone 6 deal

T-Mobile US updated its JUMP device financing program and unveiled a new iPhone 6 promotion T-Mobile US’ much-hyped revamping of its “Un-carrier” moves kicked off today with the carrier announcing its JUMP on Demand offer and a lower monthly price point on the Apple iPhone...

LTE for those who need it most

Roughly one of every five Americans lives in a rural community, according to the latest census data. Many of those 59 million people are served by regional mobile operators, but they want the same services available to customers of the major carriers. "Our customers want...

Apple says more Android users are switching to iPhone

Apple's latest earnings report showed that the iPhone is winning over Android users and first-time smartphone buyers, as well as current iPhone users who cannot resist the urge to upgrade. The company sold a record 61.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending March 28,...

Apple regains top spot in smartphone market, per Gartner

For the first time since 2011, Apple has taken the top spot in the global smartphone market, according to the analysts at Gartner. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models propelled Apple to a new record in the last three months of 2014, with...

iPhone 6 is triggering VoLTE use, drop in 3G calling

Data from the early days of Apple's iPhone 6 launch shows that the two new iPhone models are prompting an upswing in VoLTE adoption and a sharp drop in 3G voice calling, according to Newfield Wireless -- and iPhone 6 users consume even more...

Reality Check: The best kept secret (not again!)

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. The Nexus 6: the best kept secret (not again!) Given the collaboration that came through their acquisition, it’s no surprise that...

Big data and analytics: Accanto acquires app company for CEM

Editor's Note: The ecosystem of big data analytics, and its intersection with mobile networks and cloud computing has increasing relevance to wireless in areas that include service assurance, customer experience management, mobile marketing, location-based services and more. Here is a look at the week's big data news. --...

Worst of the Week: ‘Unlimited’ data for the masses

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

Top 5 ‘success factors’ for a smooth enterprise mobile rollout

Enterprises continue to struggle with mobilizing their workforce, specifically with how to handle the distribution of mobile devices. The battle is typically between company-provided devices or allowing employees to bring their own device into the corporation through a “bring-your-own-device” model. A number of companies have...

Carrier Wrap: China approves iPhone 6 sales; AT&T Mobility takes GoPhone home

Chinese operators look set to begin offering Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, with reports indicating the products have received government approval. According to Reuters, the launch hold up was centered on concerns that the latest Apple products may have included “backdoor”...

Worst of the Week: Straightening out this iPhone mess

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

Mobile Martyr: The retail bounceback

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News has made many questionable decisions over the years. One of which is agreeing to let a long-time industry observer provide commentary on what is chapping his hide across the wireless industry. His name is Hunter Gates. We call him...

T-Mobile US declared share gainer with iPhone 6 launch

While wireless operators have been somewhat muted in touting opening week sales of Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a new report from Slice Intelligence found T-Mobile US outperformed its market share in terms of pre-orders placed prior to the device launch. Slice...

Carrier Wrap: Iliad still interested in T-Mobile US?

T-Mobile US’ ownership future remains in limbo as published reports indicate French operator Iliad has set a mid-October deadline to decide whether to improve on a previously offered — and turned down — offer to acquire a stake in the U.S.-based operator. According to Reuters,...

iPhone sales break records (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus broke previous iPhone launch records this weekend, with 10 million models sold between Friday morning and Sunday night. The new phones are available now in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico,...

iPhone 6 hits stores (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are in Apple stores today, although supplies are limited and lines stretch for blocks in some areas. Carriers also have the phones today, as do some big box retailers. The new iPhones sport larger screens, as well as...

Carrier Wrap: iPhone 6 set for rural launch Sept. 26; Verizon mulls tower sale

Apple’s unveiling of its latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices last week drew strong launch support from the nation’s regional and rural operators, all intent on offering the iconic smartphone line. The nation’s five largest operators all announced plans to begin offering the...

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