T-Mobile http://kplu.org en Hearing Set For T-Mobile Workers' Unfair Labor Practice Claims http://kplu.org/post/hearing-set-t-mobile-workers-unfair-labor-practice-claims <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144093426&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The union that has been trying to organize T-Mobile workers says a recent action by the federal government will boost its efforts.</p><p>The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered the various <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/217335458/T-Mobile-NLRB-4-2-14-complaints-1" target="_blank">labor complaints against the telecom giant to be consolidated into one case.</a> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:24:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 15865 at http://kplu.org Hearing Set For T-Mobile Workers' Unfair Labor Practice Claims Wireless Expert: T-Mobile CEO's 'Renegade' Approach Appears To Be Paying Off http://kplu.org/post/wireless-expert-t-mobile-ceos-renegade-approach-appears-be-paying <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T-Mobile lost more money in the most recent quarter than it did a year earlier, but one longtime wireless expert says the Bellevue company’s bid to shake up the mobile-phone industry appears to be paying off.&nbsp;</span></p><p>T-Mobile has long been considered an afterthought in the mobile world, much smaller than giants like Verizon and AT&amp;T. But for the past year and a half, the company’s had a new CEO, John Legere, who’s used that underdog status as an advantage.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:07:26 +0000 Ashley Gross 14108 at http://kplu.org Wireless Expert: T-Mobile CEO's 'Renegade' Approach Appears To Be Paying Off How can T-Mobile compete against the big guys? Merge, merge, merge http://kplu.org/post/how-can-t-mobile-compete-against-big-guys-merge-merge-merge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The merger of Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA and its smaller rival,&nbsp;</span>MetroPCS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has won regulatory approval and will likely move forward. But one analyst says even the combined company may not be large enough to compete with the biggest wireless carriers.</span></p><p>For a mobile phone company, having the biggest, fastest network is what counts, especially as more and more people use smartphones to stream video or listen to Pandora.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 8098 at http://kplu.org How can T-Mobile compete against the big guys? Merge, merge, merge Feds order T-Mobile to pay whistleblower $345,000 http://kplu.org/post/feds-order-t-mobile-pay-whistleblower-345000 <p>The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered cellphone company T-Mobile USA to pay a fired whistleblower more than $345,000.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:23:29 +0000 The Associated Press & Monica Spain 5951 at http://kplu.org AT&T drops bid for T-Mobile http://kplu.org/post/att-drops-bid-t-mobile <p>AT&amp;T ends its $39 billion bid to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom amid antitrust concerns, The Associated Press reports.</p><p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:00:19 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 3500 at http://kplu.org AT&T drops bid for T-Mobile AT&T, T-Mobile merger could have big impact on Wash. jobs http://kplu.org/post/att-t-mobile-merger-could-have-big-impact-wash-jobs <p><span face="">The justice department is suing to block AT&amp;T&rsquo;s acquisition of Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, arguing it&rsquo;s a bad deal for consumers. But here in Washington, an even greater threat is the impact the merger could have on local jobs and the economy.</span></p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:42:11 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2500 at http://kplu.org AT&T, T-Mobile merger could have big impact on Wash. jobs Bellevue-based T-Mobile and AT&T agree to merger http://kplu.org/post/bellevue-based-t-mobile-and-att-agree-merger <p>AT&amp;T Inc. and T-Mobile want to merge. Boards of the mobile giants&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/03/att-buying-t-mobile-for-39b.html" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">agreed to a $39 billion deal</a>, announced Sunday, according to&nbsp;TechFlash&nbsp;reporter Greg&nbsp;Lamm:</p><blockquote style="background-image: url(http://www.kplu.org/sites/all/themes/brainy/images/bg-blockquote.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-left-width: 0px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: rgb(187, 187, 187); font-style: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 50px; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat repeat; "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; display: inherit; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); line-height: 22px; ">The purchase, still subject to approval by regulatory boards, would create the largest mobile phone company in theU.S.&nbsp;If the deal closes, it would combine the nation&#39;s second- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, creating a company with nearly<strong> 130 million subscribers</strong>, and could lead to higher rates for consumers, experts said.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); line-height: 22px; ">Lamm&nbsp;writes that until quite recently T-Mobile, the Seattle area&#39;s remaining major wireless firm, was considered to be in merger talks with Sprint Nextel.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:25:38 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1038 at http://kplu.org Bellevue-based T-Mobile and AT&T agree to merger