T-Mobile US may find itself becoming a victim of its own success, as rival Sprint is apparently eyeballing a potential acquisition of the fourth-placed carrier only months after both companies sealed their own deals.
In case you haven't noticed, satellite provider Dish Network wants to get into the cellular carrier business -- only days after a rumored partnership with T-Mobile, the TV provider is launching a bid for Sprint instead.
Remember that merger between Japan's SoftBank and third-place U.S. carrier Sprint? Looks like it's going to hit a speed bump or two along the way, now that the Federal government is taking a closer look at it.
SoftBank Mobile Corp. has announced they will be selling the iPhone 3G in Japan for $215 8GB and $320 16GB. iPhone customers will recieve a discounted price on mobile internet, $56 instead of the regular, $91 for unlimited internet access on other smartphones. Customers will have to sign a two-year contract with the carrier in order to qualify for the subsidized prices. The iPhone is expected to face an uphill battle winning over the hearts of Japanese mobile customers. The country is saturated with mobile devices and many of those devices have features beyond that of the iPhone, including the ability to watch live TV. The iPhone will go on sale in Japan on July 11.