The US wireless carrier reportedly rejects Iliad's request for financial information because its proposal for a controlling stake in the company is too low.
French telecom provider says T-Mobile and parent company Deutsche Telekom refused to entertain its new offer.
Iliad has lined up new financial backers for another run at the Uncarrier, according to Bloomberg.
The French company doesn't want to pay more on its own, but is rounding up allies to help persuade Deutsche Telekom to sell its controlling interest in the US carrier.
Wireless consolidation may be taking a breather, but interest in T-Mobile appears to remain strong.
The French telecommunications company is making a play for T-Mobile, according to The Wall Street Journal.
T-Mobile's majority owner has already rejected one offer from French carrier Iliad and watched its deal with Sprint fall apart.
It loses the Wi-Fi connection but lowers price.
As two historic rivals wage a fierce battle with weapons named Explorer and Navigator, perhaps it's natural to think of the Netscape-Microsoft Browser Wars as a Geek, rather than Greek, version of The Iliad and The Odyssey.