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Sprint added new customers, but not enough to keep its bronze model from T-Mobile. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

T-Mobile has been on a hot ride lately, but it’s unfortunately at Sprint’s expense. While the latter carrier has been declining in market share for the past couple of years, it’s finally now in last place out of the four major U.S. wireless carriers. T-Mobile snatched the bronze model.

In the quarterly earnings call, Sprint said it had 57.7 million customers with a net gain of 675,000. T-Mobile, however, gained 2.1 million customers last quarter for a grand total of 58.9 million.

Don't be surprised if you see angry mobs forming around your local AT&T store.

Don’t be surprised if you see angry mobs forming around your local AT&T store. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

The carrier that’s built up quite an army of discontent from its customers over the years probably didn’t win over anyone with its latest announcement. AT&T is raising its upgrade fees for postpaid customers and tacking on a weird, unnecessary activation fee for new AT&T Next customers.


Say goodbye to SIM cards as Apple and Samsung are working to get rid of them. Photo: Simon Yeo/Flickr CC

It seems Apple and Samsung can agree on something after all: they both don’t have any interest in keeping the traditional SIM card around for much longer. You know that tiny plastic thing that gets inserted into your phone or taken out when you want to switch carriers? Manufacturers and carriers have something better in mind.


T-Mobile is axing its old unlimited family plan in favor of giving 10GB to each member. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

T-Mobile introduced a new family plan that’s directly targeting Verizon Wireless and isn’t shying away from it. The new plan, which offers 10GB of 4G LTE data to each family member plus unlimited talk and text starting at $100 per month, bests Verizon’s shared 10GB of data for four members at $140.

T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere hasn’t been nice to competitors since taking the reigns and doesn’t seem interested in starting now. While Verizon claims its family plan is actually $80 per month, Legere argues that you’ll get charged at least $140 per month when all the additional fees add up.

This could be the only smartphone supported by Google's network. Photo: Google

This could be the only smartphone supported by Google’s network. Photo: Google

Google has already confirmed plans to experiment with its own wireless services to “show what’s possible,” and we know it’s going to be limited in its reach. So limited, in fact, that you might need Google’s own Nexus 6 smartphone to connect to it.

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