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T-Mobile’s brash CEO John Legere relishes the idea of trashing competitors (especially Verizon Wireless) and touting the superiority of his plans and features that are aimed at pleasing customers rather than shareholders. But criticism is a two-way street, and AT&T is looking for a little bit of vengeance via its Cricket Wireless prepaid wireless service. Cricket Wireless today announced a new $70 plan that gives you unlimited talk, text and data. Cricket Wireless called out T-Mobile quite a few times when announcing the new plan, noting that T-Mobile charges customer $25 more per month for... 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...
A new T-Mobile leak has just hit the Web, and unlike most leaks, it won’t take long to figure out if this one is true or not. That's because the leak reflects an announcement that could take place tomorrow, where T-Mobile unveils plans that off data-only service for smartphones. It's an interesting move, and one that T-Mobile says is all about continuing its mission to give customers mobile "freedom". If a data-only package sounds a bit restrictive, consider this: a lot of people nowadays don't use the cellular service on their phone as much as data, and if the data package... Read more...
Following the terrorist bombings in Brussels on Tuesday that killed over 30 people and left many others injured, all four major wireless carriers in the United States—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon— are offering customers free phone calling and text messaging services to Belgium for various periods of time. As it stands right now, Sprint is offering the longest period of free calls and texting. The wireless carrier said it will lift fees for calls and texts made from the U.S. to Belgium up through March 31. In addition, calling and texting charges for customers internationally roaming... Read more...
T-Mobile’s Binge On initiative has definitely won a lot of fans in the form of customers that can now stream unlimited video at the expense of reduced quality (480p). However, the company has also garnered a number of detractors, including YouTube, which was unwillingly sucked into Binge On’s vortex with reduced streaming quality and throttling even though it had not signed up to be a partner for the service. “Reducing data charges can be good for users, but it doesn’t justify throttling all video services, especially without explicit user consent,” said a YouTube spokesman in December. Well, it... Read more...
AT&T offered a rather compelling Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offer yesterday for Samsung’s excellent new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagship smartphones. Customers would have to purchase the first smartphone (upgrade or new line) and add a second phone as a new line. Once three months of service have been completed, you’ll receive $695 in bill credits spanning the course of 30 months to fully offset the cost of a Galaxy S7 or to put towards the cost of the more expensive Galaxy S7 Edge. T-Mobile CEO John Legere likely saw AT&T’s terms and let out an uproarious belly laugh, as the third-place... Read more...
Have you ever wondered what it would to operate without a filter and just say whatever the heck it is that's on your mind? Most of us aren't afforded that luxury—bosses don't take kindly to being told their haircut looks it was done by a blind beaver—but we can live vicariously through T-Mobile CEO John Legere. If there was any lingering doubt that he's allowed to do and say pretty much whatever he wants, when it wants, it was removed when he turned his competitors' earning calls into drinking games. It started with Verizon. Just ahead of Big Red's earnings call last month, Legere brought attention... Read more...
We were under the impression that the Alcatel’s latest foray into the Windows 10 Mobile market would arrive last month, but it simply wasn’t meant to be. Thankfully, those that were looking forward to the budget smartphone didn’t have long to wait — the OneTouch Fierce XL is now available direct from T-Mobile. The OneTouch Fierce XL is unlikely to get your pulse racing if you’re into fast, feature-packed smartphones. Alcatel’s Windows 10 Mobile is strictly for the low-end of the smartphone market as witnessed by the following specs: 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 with 2GB RAM 16GB onboard storage... Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission is looking into various wireless plans with so called zero-rating services to see if they run afoul of net neutrality legislation, including T-Mobile's popular Binge On program. In case the FCC is need of any advice on the matter, T-Mobile has a message for the agency—"tread lightly.""The commission has to tread lightly," said Kathleen Ham, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs at T-Mobile. "And certainly more lightly than for the wired world in the wireless space — when there is so much experimentation happening, so much differentiation happening. And... Read more...
T-Mobile might be the third largest carrier in the US, but looking at things through different angles can make it #1. We can see this with the help of the latest results out of OpenSignal, a firm that collects data through real users (who opt-in to use its mobile app). For overall coverage, Verizon reigns supreme. It also does well in overall download speeds, tying with T-Mobile. Beyond that, T-Mobile shows the best latency and download speeds over 3G, which gives it enough of an edge to beat out Verizon, and AT&T and Sprint, for that matter. In LTE speeds, T-Mobile also topped Verizon with... Read more...
T-Mobile has been relatively quiet about its Binge On unlimited video streaming service ever since CEO John Legere stuck his foot in his mouth by dropping the F-bomb on the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Now that the dust has settled on that unsavory incident, T-Mobile is back at it again with some changes to the way Binge On can be enabled/disabled, and added some new streaming partners. Binge On allows T-Mobile customers to stream unlimited video at 480p resolution without tapping into their monthly data allotment. However, T-Mobile came under fire for making Binge On opt-out instead of... 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...
Poland may be the perennial butt of jokes, but one thing is certain: its citizens are sometimes the very first to get fresh releases of operating systems. When LG starting rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its smartphones, it first did so in Poland. Today, we’re learning that T-Mobile users in Poland are the first to to receive the over-the-air upgrade to the consumer version of Windows 10 Mobile. For now, the Windows 10 Mobile update is limited to Lumia 640 smartphones currently running Windows Phone 8.1 on T-Mobile’s wireless network. Lumia 640 customers are first... Read more...
All the hoopla surrounding T-Mobile's controversial Binge On program has the company's outspoken boss, John Legere, in the limelight more than usual. Drawn to defend the benefits of Binge On, both in social media and to news outlets alike, Legere is prone to lose his cool at times, and he regrets recent comments he made to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit digital rights group. EFF stands as one of the critics of Binge On. Those who oppose to the program primarily take issue with T-Mobile's wholesale downgrading of video streams to 480P or greater, which they say is throttling.... Read more...
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