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We've been hearing rumors about a potential T-Mobile/Sprint merger for months, but the word on the street is that a deal is right around the corner. In fact, a new report out today suggests that T-Mobile, the nation's third-place wireless carrier, and Sprint, the fourth-place carrier, could announce their engagement as soon as next month. According to Reuters, a "major breakthrough" has been achieved that would pave the way for the two companies to merge. According to leaked details surrounding the transaction, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom would own a majority stake in the combined... Read more...
T-Mobile has made a name for itself by bucking industry norms and charting its own path. From special T-Mobile Tuesday promotions, to enticing bundle offers, to generous "unlimited" data throttling limits, the third-place wireless carrier usually takes a customer-centric approach to its business model (well, if you don't count that brief Apple Watch Series 3 blunder). Today, T-Mobile is taking yet another step to appease its customer base by raising the "prioritization point" after which your data speeds can be throttled to dismal levels. For AT&T and Verizon Wireless, that limit is set at... Read more...
A little less than a week ago, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which bring meaningful upgrades to their immediate predecessors, and the all-new iPhone X, which represents a complete rethink of iPhone flagship design. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus retail for $699 and $799 respectively, while the iPhone X hits a new high (for Apple) with a base price of $999. Sprint understands that many of its customers would probably love to upgrade to a new iPhone 8, but have sticker shock at the price tag (even when split into monthly payments). So, the fourth-place wireless carrier is looking... Read more...
Yesterday afternoon, we reported that T-Mobile had taken the rather unpopular decision to throttle forthcoming owners of the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3 to 3G speeds. Considering that the Apple Watch Series 3 is capable of downloading data at LTE speeds, an artificial limit of 512kbps left many scratching their heads. Even more troubling was that T-Mobile planned to grant these same customers the ability to download at full LTE speeds only if they paid twice the monthly rate ($20 versus $10), which sounds like the same shenanigans that T-Mobile CEO John Legere often accuses Verizon... Read more...
Earlier this week, the third generation Apple Watch -- the Series 3 -- was announced alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. While the Apple Watch Series 3 looks pretty much like its predecessors from the outside, customers now have the choice to add LTE connectivity with a starting price of $399. However, we're learning that at least one U.S. wireless carrier is instituting what looks to be a money grab from customers -- and it's not that carrier that you might expect. MacRumors first noticed earlier this morning that T-Mobile will throttle the Apple Watch Series 3 to 3G speeds, capping... Read more...
While first place U.S. wireless carrier Verizon seems to be doing its best to make enemies with its rejiggered unlimited data plans, third place T-Mobile is once again looking to provide added value for its customers with a new promotion. T-Mobile today revealed its “Netflix on Us” campaign, which as its name implies, gives you a free subscription to the Netflix streaming service. You are eligible for the free Netflix perk as long as you have two or more lines active using a T-Mobile One unlimited data plan. You’ll receive Netflix’s “standard” plan which usually costs $9.99 per month. This plan... Read more...
If you’ve had your eyes on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, but has been put off by its enormous price tag, we’ve got some good news for you. In what could a better deal for some customers (if you need to purchase two smartphones), T-Mobile is offering a buy one, get one free offer on the Galaxy Note 8. This is a good way to offset the cost of the Galaxy Note 8, which retails for $930 at T-Mobile. In order to take advantage of the promotion, you will need to purchase a Galaxy Note 8, sign up for a new line for a second Galaxy Note 8, and take advantage of T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). You... Read more...
The LG G6 was first announced back in late February, which seems like ages ago when it comes to flagship smartphones. Since that time, we’ve seen a number of competitors enter the fray including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, OnePlus 5, Essential Phone and Motorola Moto Z2 Plus. With that in mind, third- and fourth-place U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint are offering discounts on both the LG G6 and the LG V30. Over at T-Mobile, the LG G6 is being offered for $20 down and $20 per month, which makes its total price $500. Likewise, the LG V20 is available for $0 down and $20 per month,... Read more...
  T-Mobile’s Digits program has been in beta since late last year, but the third-place U.S. wireless carrier is now ready to bring the functionality to all of its customers. According to T-Mobile, Digits “breaks the phone number free from phone” and will be available starting May 31st. Digits is in essence virtualizes a customer’s phone number, allowing it to be used with multiple devices. Your phone number is no longer tied to a device or SIM — instead, it’s easily transportable for use on another smartphone, tablet, or even PC. In fact, you could use Digits with a smartphone that is currently... Read more...
T-Mobile enjoys its position as an underdog in the U.S. wireless market, and CEO John Legere takes pride in throwing stones at larger rivals like Verizon and AT&T. The third-place wireless carrier is once again taking aim at the big dogs with a new Samsung Galaxy S8 promotion that comes just in time for Mother’s Day. Customers that purchase a brand-new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ will be eligible to receive a second Galaxy S8 for free (with some caveats of course). If you choose to purchase a Galaxy S8, you’ll have to put $30 down and pay $30 a month for 24 months ($750 total). If you decide to... Read more...
T-Mobile just vowed to launch a “real” nationwide mobile 5G network by 2020. The company's goal is to provide blazing fast speeds, to combat AT&T’s “#Fake5G”, and dispel myths surrounding 5G. T-Mobile plans to use part of the 600 MHz spectrum it just won for 5G, and it also has 200 MHz of spectrum in the 28/39 GHz bands. This spectrum covers roughly 100 million people in various metropolitan areas. T-Mobile plans to deploy 5G on the mid-band spectrum. According to T-Mobile, 5G can be deployed on any frequency and will provide faster speeds, lower latency, and increased battery life.Image From:... Read more...
This situation seems like something that you could only imagine in your most intense nightmares. Imagine being in the frantic situation where you need to dial 911 due to a life-threatening emergency, but can’t actually get through. After AT&T experienced a massive 911 service outage last week, we can now sadly report that T-Mobile is the latest wireless carrier to experience issues, ending with deadly results. Over the weekend, the 911 system in Dallas became overloaded with so-called “ghost calls” originating from T-Mobile devices. The fake calls flooded the system so greatly that those with... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we reported that Verizon is preparing to green light 5G wireless customer trials in the United States in mid-2017. T-Mobile isn’t quite ready to show its hand with regards to 5G wireless, but it is looking to extend LTE’s longevity with the launch of LTE-U this spring. LTE-U will allow T-Mobile customers to take advantage of 20MHz of “underutilized unlicensed spectrum” on the 5GHz band. T-Mobile says that this will expand capacity and allow it to offer even faster speeds on its nationwide wireless network. It will also provide a basis for T-Mobile’s plans to blanket the country... Read more...
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...
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