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It’s been a whirlwind week in the wireless industry. Verizon disturbed the hornet’s nest when it unveiled its Verizon Unlimited plan, which prompted direct responses from T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T (in that order). Now were hearing about another shakeup that could be coming down the line — a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. We’ve heard talks about such a mashup before, but it appears that the big change this time around is that Sprint’s parent company, Japan's SoftBank, is willing to cede control of the company. The merger would bring together America’s third-place (T-Mobile) and fourth-place... Read more...
There is a new wireless war taking place, and three of the four major U.S. carriers are actively engaged in fighting. It all started when Verizon Wireless announced that it was bringing back a new and reinvigorated unlimited data plan with included HD video streaming and 10GB of mobile hotspot data. T-Mobile countered by matching Verizon’s plan specifics and offering a lower monthly out-of-pocket cost. Now it’s Sprint’s turn to bring up arms against the competition. The company has announced that it will offer customers unlimited talk, text and data for $50 per month if you sign up for Sprint AutoPay.... Read more...
Yesterday, Verizon announced its return to unlimited 4G LTE data plans with Verizon Unlimited. At a cost of $80 per month, Verizon Unlimited provides unlimited data, text and talk (even to Mexico and Canada) along with 10GB of Mobile Hotspot. However, T-Mobile CEO John Legere just can’t sit back and let Verizon hog all the spotlight when it comes to wireless plans. This is especially true considering that America’s No. 1 wireless carrier subtly knocked T-Mobile ONE’s inclusions of “only” 480p video streaming. To counter the Verizon Unlimited threat, T-Mobile ONE has been upgraded from 480p to HD... Read more...
T-Mobile isn’t too happy that Verizon is the exclusive wireless carrier partner for the hot new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in the United States. While it’s true that anyone can buy a Pixel smartphone from the Google Store unlocked (at full price) for use on any carrier, only Verizon customers can take advantage of attractive leasing options and installment payment plans. To combat the misconception that Google’s Android Nougat flagships are only available from Verizon, T-Mobile is offering a new promotion that will give any Pixel owner who brings over their phone a $325 credit when you... Read more...
Microsoft may seemingly be winding down its commitment to Windows 10 Mobile-based hardware, but its partners definitely haven’t given up. Earlier this month, Hewlett-Packard debuted the Elite X3 for $799 (Microsoft even used the smartphone in demo on stage during its Windows 10 Creators Edition keynote instead of its own Lumia 950 XL), and now we’ve learned that T-Mobile is stepping into the fray. T-Mobile will soon begin selling the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile preinstalled. The Idol 4S was previously only available from T-Mobile running Google’s Android operating system. In case you... Read more...
If you own an LTE smartphone, you might want to pay close attention. Wanqiao Zhang, a security researcher with Chinese firm Qihoo 360 has demonstrated a vulnerability that can compromises any 4G LTE network around the globe. The attack is so devastating that a hacker with enough resources has the ability to not only hijack your phone calls and text messages, but even track your location at any time. Zhang demonstrated the active vulnerability at the Ruxcon hacking conference, which was held in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend. Speaking at the conference, Zhang explained, “You can create a... Read more...
When companies advertise unlimited data plans for its customers and then renege on that promise, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) definitely wants some answers. The latest wireless company to come under the watchful eye of the FCC is none other than T-Mobile, which has long touted its unlimited data plans as an advantage over its competition. However, the company began throttling “data hogs” on its unlimited plans back in 2015 if they consumed more than 17GB of data per month (the “Top 3 percent” according to T-Mobile). This “magical” threshold for throttling was not explicitly made... Read more...
T-Mobile really wants to get you to purchase brand new LG V20 Android flagship, and it’s tossing all kinds of freebies at customers to get them to bite. T-Mobile today confirmed that the smartphone will have a retail cost of $769.99 for those that choose to purchase it off-contract or you can choose from one of its installments plans. You can purchase the LG V20 for $49.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months using T-Mobile’s interest-free equipment installment plan. Or if you prefer JUMP! on Demand, you’ll lay out $0 up front and pay $34 per month for 18 months. But here’s where things get interesting;... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and AT&T may have revamped their data plans during the past month and dropped overage fees, but that’s small potatoes to third-place wireless carrier T-Mobile. The boys and gals in magenta killed overage fees long ago, and today CEO John Legere is looking to stab a stake through the heart of the two companies that he often vilifies. Legere today unveiled T-Mobile ONE, which gives customers unlimited everything for one low monthly price — unlimited data, talk, text, and standard definition video are included. “Best of all, our customers will never have to track, monitor... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve most definitely heard about Pokémon Go. The mobile game for Android and iOS has simply taken the world by storm and has surpassed mighty Candy Crush to become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. T-Mobile, always a company to seize on an opportunity to offer a new wide-eyed promotion or spit in the face of the competition, is also jumping on the Pokémon Go bandwagon. The company announced today that it is giving all of its new and existing customers free, unlimited data when playing Pokémon Go. So you can go searching for a Krabby... Read more...
By now, we’re all familiar with T-Mobile’s Uncarrier initiatives. The company has shaken up the wireless industry with promotions like 200MB of free tablet data/month for life, Data Stash and Binge On, which have garnered the attention of not only customers, but also government regulators. Uncarrier 11.0 isn’t so much about added perks for your wireless line, but unrelated freebies that T-Mobile is doling out to its loyal customers. With Stock Up, T-Mobile is giving its customers a piece of the company, literally. New and existing T-Mobile customers will be given a single share of TMUS common stock... Read more...
Spring Break is about to start this week at T-Mobile, and the company is promising bucketloads of mobile data instead of hardbodies frolicking around in warm sand. After showing some love to families that need four lines of service, the company’s new ‘Data Gone Wild’ promotion is aimed at customers that only need two lines of data. Customer will receive two lines of data for a total of 12GB per month (6GB per line, non-shared) for $80 per month. Of course, that price gets you the usual perks like unlimited calling and unlimited texting that T-Mobile’s competitors all offer these days. T-Mobile... Read more...
There are tech CEOs, and then there's T-Mobile CEO John Legere. Whereas most wireless CEOs (and tech CEOs in general) are very professional and try to stick to the corporate line when giving interviews or interacting with the public, Legere breaks the mold with his brash commentary and propensity to pepper the airwaves with f-bombs. Legere also has a knack for constantly trolling competing wireless companies, and even calling out their respective CEOs on a regular basis. Some of his recent antics involved mocking the competition with the profanity-laced “The Scarriers” video series and asking the... Read more...
A few months ago, T-Mobile CEO John Legere pitched a fit over AT&T exclusivity for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Windows 10 Mobile flagship smartphones. T-Mobile customers can still purchase both smartphones and use them on T-Mobile’s network, but they have to purchase them off-contract at full price direct from Microsoft to do so. They can’t be purchased using T-Mobile’s financed installment plans. But despite the fact that Microsoft seems to be making a big mistake by limiting its flagship smartphones to AT&T, T-Mobile hasn’t given up entirely on Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately,... Read more...
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