T-Mobile has been relatively quiet about any plan changes leading up to its proposed merger with Sprint, but now it looks like they might be using that potential acquisition to build up some goodwill with states and customers alike. They’ve announced a new plan that’s priced pretty cheaply, plus some other discounts for specific customers. […]
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For years we've been hearing about the potential of RCS, a protocol replacement for SMS that would bring iMessage and Whatsapp-like features to texting. Unfortunately there's been very little to show for it, with spotty support among carriers, and on…
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The Sprint and T-Mobile merger has had plenty of road blocks, but it’s been on a steadily moving trend towards approval these last few months. Now the FCC has approved the merger, which is probably the last major hurdle to clear before it can go through. There are still some things to hammer out, but […]
Come comment on this article: FCC votes to approve the Sprint T-Mobile merger, clearing one more obstacle
T-Mobile and AT&T are probably two of the unlikeliest partners to team up for literally anything, but we’re about to see what it’s like anyway. It’s not like they’re partnering together for anything really business-related, anyway, and it’s got nothing to do with mergers between the two of them or any other carrier this time. […]
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The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has been put on hold while the concerns and details get squashed out, and it looks like another roadblock has been taken down. Originally, the Justice Department had issues with how many carriers the new mega-carrier would own; to resolve this, Sprint or T-Mobile would have to sell something off. Early rumors […]
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T-Mobile has announced that they’re changing up their unlimited plans a little bit, with the most noticeable change being a shift away from the T-Mobile One branding. The new plans, while similar, will be called Magenta and Magenta Plus. There’s good news with the Magenta plans, too. They cost the same as T-Mobile’s old plans, […]
Come comment on this article: T-Mobile rebrands their unlimited plans to Magenta, but bring some Netflix price hikes
Free and discounted goodies should never be scoffed at, even if you pay a monthly subscription for the privilege. If you are signed up to the magenta uncarrier then you have access to the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program where you can grab a medium latte from Dunkin Donuts and a taco from Taco Bell on […]
Come comment on this article: Grab a free latte, taco, and discounted Hellboy tickets from T-Mobile Tuesday next week
Huawei’s 2018 was not good from a PR standpoint, and I don’t think 2019 is going to be much better. The company is now in some trouble for alleged theft of technology from T-Mobile from a few years back, and federal prosecutors are looking into criminal charges against the company, adding to the pile. The […]
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MetroPCS was recently rebranded as Metro by T-Mobile while simultaneous unveiling some plans with seriously good value. $ 60 a month is the top tier plan from the rebadged service and includes unlimited data, 15GB of mobile hotspot, Google cloud storage, and Amazon Prime. You really can’t beat that. Looks like Metro is making up their […]
Come comment on this article: Metro by T-Mobile now charges $ 15 every time you change your phone
T-Mobile has announced that a few days ago on August 20th, their information systems were compromised and hackers were able to swipe some data from 2 million customers, which is around 3% of the carrier’s total customer base. Data breaches like this are always bad news, but this one could be worse. The carrier reports that […]
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Several years ago, a recurring news item that seemed to spring up on a regular basis was the continuing saga of legal fights between Apple and their Android competitors. With those issues largely settled, a replacement for that void has appeared in the form of a merger involving wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile. After a […]
Come comment on this article: Here we go yet again – Sprint and T-Mobile re-open merger talks
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will finally be coming to the US despite a really shaky launch with a ton of problems. AT&T was supposed to carry the device but backed at the last minute just before CES. It was a bad look for Huawei, but since they already had plans for an AT&T model, […]
Come comment on this article: The US Huawei Mate 10 Pro ditches the dual SIM, picks up T-Mobile VoLTE support
Merger or no merger, T-Mobile is still heavily investing in their own network, and it’s paying off. They’ve recently crossed a milestone of over 920 locations around the US that support LTE-Advanced, and 430 of them support the trifecta of carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. 920 is pretty obviously too much to list […]
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Now that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead and buried, Sprint has been quick to strike a new deal with a US cable company. Altice USA will start selling mobile service via Sprint’s network under a new multi-year agreement that was revealed on November 5th. That’s literally just one day after the T-Mobile merger was […]
Come comment on this article: Following the failed merger with T-Mobile, Sprint makes a deal with Altice USA
According to sources, T-Mobile and Sprint are in the final stages of working out a deal for the companies to merge. These sources say the companies are trying to target their quarterly earnings announcement dates to have everything nailed down. Those announcements should happen in just over a couple weeks from now. Besides some final […]
Come comment on this article: T-Mobile, Sprint merger watch continues with final details being worked out
According to sources that spoke to Reuters today, “T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing (on) tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp.” A merger of the two wireless carriers has been an on-again, off-again deal for several years with the two never quite able to get the time and business environment […]
Come comment on this article: Breakthrough in T-Mobile, Sprint deal as companies are close to agreement
You’re probably going shopping this weekend, so consider swinging by a T-Mobile for an incredible deal of two of the year’s hottest phones. We’ve been told by T-Mobile that, starting today, the 2017 flagships from Samsung and LG are eligible for a buy-one-get-one offer. If you purchase the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you can […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] T-Mobile launches BOGO involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
While many consumers are able to find a satisfactory standard smartphone from many of the big name manufacturers, that does not mean some niche markets are still looking for options. Today T-Mobile announced they are adding a pair of devices to their on-line and retail sales channels for buyers with some unique needs. Both the […]
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Although they are at a very preliminary level and informal in nature, inside sources says officials with both SoftBank Group and Sprint have contacted Deutsche Telekom, majority owner of T-Mobile, about a possible merger. The resumption of talks may have been triggered by an April 27th deadline passing that concluded a spectrum auction blackout period for participants […]
Come comment on this article: Inside sources say T-Mobile, Sprint merger talks have resumed
T-Mobile has announced a new mobile device and insurance package for their wireless customers, and it’s easily the most comprehensive thing that’s currently in the market. For $ 15 per month you get the usual accidental damage protection, extended warranty, and some cloud backup services, but it also includes identity theft protection, security features like a […]
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T-Mobile was the first major carriers to completely ditch two year contracts for its customers and introduce more transparent installment plans, and it’s going to be the first to shake up that industry standard one more time. A new leak suggests that we can expect some serious changes to T-Mobile’s installment billing in the later […]
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Ready for Samsung’s 2017 flagship? Many of you have eagerly been waiting for the Galaxy S8 to start shipping, but there’s still one week until the official release date. Unless you’re a T-Mobile customer, of course. The phone is already shipping to people on the magenta-colored network. T-Mobile sent out alerts earlier this week that […]
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During a press conference at MWC 2017 in Barcelona this past weekend, T-Mobile revealed that it was considering getting rid of its 2G and 3G network in the next couple years. Getting rid of 2G isn’t unheard of — AT&T has already done it, but still has their own 3G network going. T-Mobile, on the […]
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T-Mobile’s star has been ascending the last few years. Most people are familiar by now with the unconventional business strategies that T-Mobile, led by their CEO John Legere, has been implementing via their Un-carrier campaign. Backing those efforts to attract and retain customers is a corresponding set of moves by T-Mobile to make improvements to […]
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Good news for T-Mobile Galaxy S7 owners; your Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out right now. That means you’re getting treated to all of the new things that Google introduced with Nougat, plus Samsung’s tweaks, and hopefully none of the diminished battery life. The update brings the GS7 and GS7 Edge up to speed […]
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At a splashy Consumer Electronics Show press conference, T-Mobile unveiled its latest “un-carrier” moves in Un-Carrier Next. It’s a collection of new benefits for new and existing subscribers.
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In its end-of-year wrap-up, T-Mobile announced it covers 313 million people in the U.S. That figure is just shy of Verizon’s, but it shows the strides T-Mobile made in the last half-decade or so.
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T-Mobile is taking a big swing at AT&T with their latest special offer. Riding on the back of the launch of AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW streaming video service, T-Mobile is offering a special deal to provide a year of DIRECTV NOW for free to AT&T customers who switch to T-Mobile. In making the announcement today, T-Mobile […]
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It goes without saying, Pokémon Go is the biggest Android game launch of the year so far. And many are capitalizing off of its success, including T-Mobile. Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will be all about Pokémon Go, according to an announcement from the carrier. T-Mobile will be offering free data to Pokémon Go players and […]
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T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion that starts tomorrow, July 13th, and it’s one of the carrier’s most aggressive pushes yet. Any customer that has the 6 GB or 10 GB plan will be able to walk out of a T-Mobile store with a free Galaxy smartphone, covering up to 12 people on one […]
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Good news! T-Mobile Tuesdays is working properly now. THANK YOU for being such awesome & patient Un-carrier customers! #GetThanked — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 7, 2016 Update (6/7/16 @ 7:35PM ET): T-Mobile says the servers are now ready for customers to make requests. Original Story (6/7/16 @ 12:32PM ET): There’s already a wave of problems for T-Mobile […]
Come comment on this article: Down goes the T-Mobile Tuesdays app on its first day
T-Mobile is convincing consumers to buy the new HTC 10 on its wireless service. For a limited time, T-Mobile will give freebies away to those who purchase the device and sign up. HTC is relying on its new flagship smartphone to bring in some much-needed profit. T-Mobile is hoping to boost sales with a new […]
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According to a new post on Twitter from Des Smith, a product manager with T-Mobile, the carrier will be rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the LG V10 starting next week. This comes a little more than two months after T-Mobile started the upgrade process to Marshmallow for last year’s flagship, the LG G4. Since then, LG also released their newest flagship device, the LG G5.
No details were shared about what the upgrade may include outside of the normal Marshmallow features and updates like Doze, Now On Tap, and the changes to app permissions. Since the LG UI on the LG V10 was essentially the same as what came on the LG G4, this upgrade should be similar. The one thing that is different is the second screen that LG makes available on the LG V10, but owners who received the Marshmallow update on their LG V10 with other carriers have not noted any issues.
— Des (@askdes) April 8, 2016
source: Des Smith (Twitter)
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If you’re looking to get a new tablet with cellular data, you might want to check out T-Mobile. If you purchase an Apple, Samsung, or LG phone, you can also grab a tablet of the same brand for 50 percent off or a $ 200 discount.
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T-Mobile is expanding their Music Freedom and Binge On products with new services and in the process, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has some pointed words for the competition. Music Freedom and Binge On are T-Mobile’s solutions for streaming music and video, respectively, that does not count against a user’s data limits. With the addition of new content providers today, T-Mobile now has over 100 services that are streaming across their wireless network without counting against user’s data.
Even though T-Mobile may not be counting music and video streaming over these services against user plans, they still track the traffic. According to T-Mobile and Legere, customers have streamed 90 billion songs, over 190 million hours of video, and a combined 350 petabytes of high-speed data thanks to Music Freedom and Binge On.
On the Music Freedom service, T-Mobile is adding Amazon Music, Chilltrax, ESPN Radio, OHIO.FM, PreDanz and Uforia to the list of eligible services. This brings the total number of services over 40 and according to T-Mobile, covers 96% of all music streamed over the network. Binge On gets several new additions including Dailymotion, EPIS, OVGuide, OWNZONES, Viki, YipTV, 120 Sports, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and TV Land, bringing the total number of video services to over 60 covering more than 70% of video traffic on the T-Mobile network.
Legere, in a video released in conjunction with this announcement, also addressed competitors like Verizon and AT&T. In particular, he spoke about data that gets carried over from month to month if unused. Legere points out that T-Mobile gives users a year to make use of that data while the competition only provides one or two months before recovering the available data from customer accounts. Legere also addresses some of the controversy regarding video stream quality and claims in his comments that users are wasting bandwidth on high definition data on small screens, a claim he thinks is supported by news about Netflix downgrading video streams to only 360p.
Check out Legere’s comments in the video below and then hit the source link if you want additional details about these Uncarrier changes.
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T-Mobile announced that it will begin testing 5G service later this year, but doesn’t expect to commercially deploy it for some time. 5G promises speeds of up to 1Gbps — fast enough to download a Blu-ray movie in 3 minutes.
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T-Mobile is giving football fans (or just fans of Super Bowl commercials) a preview of the commercial they’ll air during Super Bowl 50 next weekend.
The teaser, released on YouTube Jan. 29, shows a soundstage and a cast of characters, including Super Bowl commercial regulars the Budweiser clydesdales, preparing to start shooting, with the voice of a director and production assistants trying to get everyone in place.
But none of those characters will appear in T-Mobile’s commercial. Instead, the commercial says, “they will be magenta and the [other] carriers will hate it.”
Super Bowl 50 starts at 5:30 p.m. Central on Feb. 7 and airs on CBS.
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T-Mobile's ongoing feud with Sprint continues to have some benefits for your bottom line… and this time, T-Mobile is trying to tempt you with cold, hard cash. As of November 26th, the carrier is running a month-long promo that promises an extra $ 20…
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LG took the wraps off its V10 smartphone, which, in addition to sporting dual screens, packs twin front-facing shooters and high-end hardware. It’s ready for sale through AT&T from Oct. 27, but there’s no word on the 2nd Generation Watch Urbane yet.
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It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week – just for you.
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T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6“
While he’s not making it obvious that the update is being sent out, the responses to the tweet mention that it is currently being sent out to the devices. Also the hashtag leaves nothing to the imagination.
We’re yet to see anything on the company’s site at the moment, but we’ll update you with more information as we have it. There shouldn’t be any other changes bundled with the update as the carrier is only enabling the WiFi calling feature.
So T-Mobile Nexus 6 users, are you seeing the update yet?
Source: @askdes – Twitter
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