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Led by outspoken CEO John Legere, T-Mobile hasn't been subtle in its aggressive attempts to win over customers from competing wireless customers, and that's still the case in a new promotion designed to lure Verizon subscribers. It's called the "Never Settle Trial" and is a sarcastic spoof on Verizon's "Never Settle" ad campaign. The Never Settle Trial is exclusively offered to Verizon customers who are willing to test T-Mobile's service against their current carrier. It's a risk free affair -- Verizon customers port their number to a new T-Mobile smartphone while retaining their old Verizon phone... Read more...
In my best Ron Paul impression, all I can say is “It’s happening!” Google today announced its Project Fi wireless service, which has been the subject of much speculation over the past few months. However, Google has confirmed much of that speculation now that the full details of the service have been revealed. First and foremost, Project Fi — yes, that is its official name — is limited only to the Nexus 6 smartphone for the time being. That will severely limit the service’s reach at launch, but it does allow for Google to initially tailor the service for a hardware/software platform that it completely... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot about Google’s wireless service during the past few months. And now, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, we’re set to hear even more about the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service starting tomorrow. Google will reportedly push its service, which was developed under the codename Nova and more recently branded Project Fi, “as early as Wednesday” according to the WSJ. As we reported earlier this month, Project Fi will only charge customers for the data they use. If a customer purchases a 4GB allotment of data for a given billing cycle and only... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a bit of an acquired taste. Think of beer -- most people either love a good bottle of suds or find it repulsive. So it goes with Legere, though no matter which side of the fence you fall on, credit the outspoken chief with shaking up the wireless industry. His latest antic? Shaming competing carriers into eliminating the practice of overage fees. More than just lip service, T-Mobile practiced what it's currently preaching a year ago when Legere announced the end of overage fees on his own network, and then followed suit with a Change.org petition to get other carriers... Read more...
Good luck to those of you looking for a new Sony branded handset at T-Mobile. At present, you won't find any, nor is the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier stocking used (or new) Xperia Z3 smartphones. They've been quietly removed from T-Mobile's online store, as the wireless carrier confirmed on Twitter when asked by a user why he couldn't find it."The Z3 is no longer available. Here are our current Sony devices," T-Mobile tweeted, while adding a link that directs users to a page showing exactly two Sony branded handsets, both of which are certified pre-owned devices -- the Xperia Z and... Read more...
T-Mobile isn't finished disrupting the wireless industry, not by a long shot. The wireless carrier's latest trick involves coverage maps. Typically when you view a wireless carrier's coverage map, you look at the ink blots denoting 4G LTE coverage and cross your fingers the company is telling the truth. Rather than go on faith, however, T-Mobile just rolled out a next generation network map that's based on customer data. It's the industry's first crowdsourced, customer-verified network coverage map. Rather than "stubbornly" hold onto "old maps based on imperfect methods and dated technologies"... Read more...
Samsung isn’t about to let HTC hog the spotlight today with the announcement of One M9 availability in the U.S. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Samsung is now announcing that its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will both be available for pre-order starting tomorrow -- the smartphones will be available in brick and mortar locations beginning April 10. Like HTC, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available on all four major U.S. carriers (although Samsung has also added in U.S. Cellular). Samsung is also blanketing the retail space as both smartphones will be available from Amazon, Best... Read more...
If you’re looking to purchase a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 (and it appears that many are looking to take the plunge), T-Mobile CEO John Legere has just announced a deal that may just be too good to pass up. Legere took to Twitter today to announce that if you purchase a Galaxy S6 though T-Mobile, you will receive a free year of Netflix. Netflix Standard costs $8.99 per month, so T-Mobile would be throwing in a value-add worth just over $100. Once you throw in other “Un-carrier” initiatives like Data Stash, unlimited 4G LTE data, and Un-contract (which locks in rates for life), T-Mobile is really... Read more...
T-Mobile wants AT&T’s customers – and it’s willing to spend as much as $650 per line to bring them over. The feisty wireless “Un-carrier” announced this week that it will cover the outstanding payments of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon customers who are willing to make the switch to T-Mobile. It’s calling the move “Carrier Freedom.”“The carriers will do everything they possibly can to lure you in – then screw you out of every possible penny while you’re locked in,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere in a statement. “Now, the millions who feel stuck with AT&T Next and Verizon Edge can... Read more...
T-Mobile turned more than a few heads during its Uncarrier 8.0 event that was held in late December. The wireless carrier announced a new take on the “rollover” plans by extending it your monthly data allotment (for postpaid accounts). Under T-Mobile’s Data Stash initiative, customers can rollover their unused data month-to-month and keep that amassed data pool for up to a year. T-Mobile even sweetened the deal by giving their customers a 10GB “Starter Stash” to kick things off. Today, T-Mobile is extending Data Stash to its prepaid plans starting on March 22. Data Stash will be available to Simple... Read more...
T-Mobile has a new trick up its sleeve that may be a precursor to its Uncarrier 9.0 event that is scheduled for March 18 in good ‘ol New York City. According to a limited number of customers that have received a text from T-Mobile, some of their phone lines are getting a complimentary upgrade to unlimited 4G LTE data (for a limited time). The text that customers received directs customers to a T-Mobile promotions pages that states: To thank you for being a loyal customer, some lines on your account are being upgraded to Unlimited 4G LTE data, starting April 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015—at... Read more...
Verizon Wireless already grabbed headlines earlier today with the announcement that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge would go live on April 1. But the company has even more cause to celebrate thanks to J.D. Power’s “2015 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study.” J.D. Power’s semiannual study ranks America’s wireless carriers based on the following ten “problem areas” that customers may encounter on a daily basis when using their cell phones and tablets: Dropped callsCalls not connectedAudio issuesFailed/late voicemailsLost callsText transmission failuresLate text... Read more...
Google may be moving into the wireless carrier arena a little sooner than you might have expected. The company reportedly plans to take the wraps off project Nova at the end of this month. When the service launches, it will support only one phone according to The Wall Street Journal: Google’s own Nexus 6.  What makes Google’s service interesting is that it will switch between wireless networks and Wi-Fi hotspots, depending on which can provide better service to the user at the moment. The Wi-Fi/carrier switching is meant to make for both better data transfer and higher-quality calls. Because Google is... Read more...
Samsung unveiled its latest flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, this past Sunday to much fanfare. Unlike the lackluster launch of the Galaxy S5 just over a year ago, the tech press and consumers alike seem to be excited about these two smartphone offerings. Both bring premium metal and glass construction, a 5.1” QHD display, an octa-core Exynos 7 processor with 3GB of RAM, wireless charging, LTE Cat 6, and up to 128GB of internal storage. While we learned all the juicy technical details for both smartphones, we were left completely in the dark with regards to pricing. However, a new contest... Read more...
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