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Hidden fees, inconsistent pricing, abysmal customer service, and limited content have all become hallmarks of the satellite television providers. T-Mobile hopes to change this and is reportedly “one step closer to taking on Big Cable later this year”. T-Mobile plans to launch its own cable television solution, TVision Home.  TVision Home is “an upgraded, rebranded version of Layer3 TV”, which T-Mobile acquired in 2017. Layer3 TV was an internet-based TV platform and it offered 275 HD channels, DVR support with the ability to record 8 shows at once, and access to over 25,000 on demand titles. TVision Home will offer more than 150 channels, 35,000 On Demand movies,... Read more...
T-Mobile is doing everything in its power to ensure that its merger with Sprint passes muster with the U.S. government. The company has already announced that the two combined companies would be able to accelerate 5G network rollouts and has committed to not raise prices for three years and to keep 5G plans the same price as its current 4G LTE plans. Today, T-Mobile has announced an extremely limited pilot program that will be available to eligible U.S. households. T-Mobile Home Internet will be offered – at least initially – to 50,000 households and provides fixed, 4G LTE data to customers at speeds of up to 50Mbps. More importantly, T-Mobile says that it will offers these... Read more...
Although there has been a bit of confusion surrounding when T-Mobile’s 5G network will first be available to customers, there is less ambiguity surrounding the details of 5G plan pricing. T-Mobile is known for helping to re-popularize unlimited data plans in the United States, and that unlimited streak will continue with 5G availability. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray made it clear that not only will its 5G plans be unlimited – like its current 4G LTE plans – but that there won’t be any pricing premium compared to its existing service. That’s right, whether you have a 4G LTE smartphone or a newfangled 5G device, you’ll still pay the same price. So,... Read more...
The US Justice Department has filed a series of indictments against Huawei, China's largest telecommunications company, and its US affiliate. Huawei stands accused of several crimes, including a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile, more than half dozen counts of wire fraud, and obstruction of justice. US security and intelligence agencies have long warned against doing business with Huawei over concerns that it is spying for the Chinese government. Today's charges, however, are not directly related to those previous warnings. Instead, the Department of Justice says Huawei conspired to steal intellectual property from T-Mobile, and could end up paying millions of dollars if found guilty.... Read more...
Every major wireless company likes to thump its chest and proclaim it is home to the best network, in terms of speed and coverage, but is there a clear winner? According to the latest USA Mobile Network Experience Report by OpenSignal, Verizon leads the way more often than not, though the results are a bit more surprising when you dig into the individual tests. OpenSignal tested wireless performance in five different categories—4G Availability, Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience, and Latency Experience. Verizon won three of the five categories, those being 4G availability, videos, and uploads. Click to Enlarge (Source: OpenSignal) What's interesting, though,... Read more...
Out of the four major wireless carriers in the United States, it is fair to say that T-Mobile is the snarkiest, with social media often serving as a podium for company CEO John Legere's outspoken antics. It is sometimes funny and other times over the top. In a recent Twitter post, however, T-Mobile throws shade at AT&T over its "5G E" marketing, and it's both funny and over the top. What is ultimately at issue here is that 5G E, or 5G Evolution, is not true 5G. What AT&T refers to as such is basically 4G LTE with some speed optimizations, otherwise known as LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro. It's indeed faster than regular 4G LTE, but nowhere near the speeds that real 5G will eventually... Read more...
T-Mobile says "the world is on the verge of a 5G revolution," and to prove it, the company teamed up with Intel and Ericsson to make the world's first 5G data call and video call on 600Mhz, both on a live commercial network. In doing so, the trio of tech companies provided a glimpse of future communication. The 5G tests included successful uplink and downlink communications. During the tests, the teams generated a 5G signal that a single tower is capable of beaming out over more than a thousand square miles. "The tests represent a step forward for the multi-band spectrum strategy the New T-Mobile will use to blanket the country with transformative next-generation 5G technology," T-Mobile says.... Read more...
If you're firmly entrenched in the Apple camp and just so happen to be part of the T-Mobile family, the third-place wireless carrier is currently running an offer that will get you up to $750 off the price of a new smartphone. Although T-Mobile hasn't announced an end-date for the promotion, it's likely not going to last too far into the new year. As is currently stands, you can get either the iPhone 8 or the iPhone XR for free with the current promo. With more expensive phones like the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you'll get a maximum of $750 off the purchase price. For example, you can get an iPhone XS for $999 minus $750 in monthly bill credits bringing your... Read more...
New Year’s Eve is around the corner and many people aim to get healthier once the ball drops. If your New Year's resolution is to get into shape, there are a number of tech deals that can help you reach your goal. In particular, T-Mobile will be offering a Buy One, Get One deal on the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Beginning January 2nd, customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy Watch can get a second one for free when they add a new paired DIGITS line. DIGITS allows a user’s phone number to work on any internet-compatible device. The phone number can be shared on other devices through the DIGITS app. Both the old and new line must be DIGITS lines to qualify for the promotion. Customers... Read more...
T-Mobile announced that it has launched the app needed to bring support for eSIM activation to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. For now, the eSIM app only supports activation for prepaid lines. The carrier is justifying the prepaid-only support for eSIMs by saying that the service aims at those wanting a secondary prepaid line on their device or for travelers coming to the States. If you are using prepaid as your primary service, you can now use the iPhone SIM card slot to add a second postpaid phone line; perhaps this will be a useful feature for people who are currently carrying one phone for business and one for personal use. To set up the eSIM requires downloading of the T-Mobile... Read more...
Is your smartphone starting feel a little long in the tooth? Now is a good time to upgrade due to the all of the extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. If you're willing to join Team Magenta (T-Mobile), you can effectively snag a brand new OnePlus 6T handset when trading in an eligible phone, in a roundabout sort of way. What do we mean by that? The freebie offer consists of $580 in bill credits, paid over time—there is a one-time trade-in bill credit, followed by 24 bill credits, according to T-Mobile's related FAQ. This means you have to pony up $580 for the OnePlus 6T (128GB + 8GB RAM) right off the bat, and then collect the refund in monthly chunks on your bill. The offer is... Read more...
T-Mobile is once again thumping its chest over its accomplishments with the push towards a 5G wireless future. Today, the company announced that it has completed the world's first 5G transmission test using low-frequency 600MHz spectrum -- and of course, the company took the time to needle its competitors in the process. By using 600MHz spectrum, T-Mobile says that it can cover hundreds of square miles with a single tower instead of just a few square miles at best (which is currently possible with millimeter wave technology). T-Mobile achieved this feat with its hardware partner Nokia in Spokane, Washington, and is part of the company's efforts to "provide broad 5G coverage for everyone... Read more...
T-Mobile is offering to slash the price of the OnePlus 6T in half when trading in a qualifying phone, with the discount being applied over 24 monthly bill credits (essentially locking you into a two-year commitment). That's a tantalizing offer, though before you take the plunge, there are some things you should know about the model T-Mobile is selling. There are two ways to buy the OnePlus 6T. One is to order it direct from OnePlus, and if you go that route, you can choose between four different SKUs: OnePlus 6T (Mirror Black) w/ 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: $549 OnePlus 6T (Mirror Black) w/ 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: $579 OnePlus 6T (Midnight Black) w/ 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: $579 OnePlus 6T (Midnight... Read more...
After plenty of leaks, the OnePlus 6T has officially been revealed for all to see. There aren't too many surprises given what we already know about the device, but it's a beastly smartphone with value pricing, as is usually the case with OnePlus releases. Like most other Android flagships that have been released this year, the OnePlus 6T makes use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that can be paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The talk of the town, however, will be the large 6.41-inch OLED display that the OnePlus 6T is rocking (up from 6.28 inches on the OnePlus 6). It still has a FHD+ resolution, but thankfully, the display notch has been reduced to a minuscule... Read more...
Smartphone makers seem intent on finding out exactly how much money they can get away with charging for their flagship phones, with several models now topping the $1,000 mark. Traditionally, wireless carriers would let customers spread the cost over a period of 12 or 24 months. T-Mobile is taking things a step further, however, with a with new 36-month installment plan. Being able to break up payments for a pricey smartphone over the course of three years can translate into a lower monthly phone bill. Buyers obviously aren't saving anything in the long run—a $1,000 smartphone is still $1,000, whether it's paid for right away, in a year, in two years, or even three years—but the smaller... Read more...
We've come a long way with 4G LTE over the past few years, but it's time for a new wireless standard to take its place. That means that technology companies are gearing up for 5G wireless, and the first networks are scheduled to become operational late this year and early next year. Verizon, T-Mobile and Intel are all making announcements today surrounding 5G with the former two touting their ability to deliver the high-speed wireless standard to the masses. For its part, Verizon is claiming that its position as the United States' largest wireless carrier positions it to become the leader in 5G wireless as well. Verizon claims that it has leadership in three key areas, 1) a large amount of spectrum... Read more...
A security oversight at Apple's online store exposed tens of millions of T-Mobile customer PIN codes, but did not affect AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon customers. However, in a separate security incident that occurred on the website for Asurion, a company that provides insurance for cell phones, passcodes for AT&T customers were exposed as well. The security gaffe that affected T-Mobile customers is related to Apple's online purchase system when buying an iPhone. When a customer buys an iPhone through Apple's online store, they are asked to select a monthly payment installment option, in this case through T-Mobile, and are presented with an authentication form that asks for their T-Mobile phone... Read more...
OnePlus already has a cult following within the United States thanks to its popular flagship smartphones. OnePlus' claim to fame comes from its beefy hardware specs, excellent build quality, close-to-pure Android experience, and attractive pricing.  OnePlus 6 However, OnePlus is looking to go after more of the mainstream market and has reached out to T-Mobile for help in this arena. CNET is reporting that third-place U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile has been tapped by OnePlus to carry the upcoming OnePlus 6T smartphone. T-Mobile will reportedly be the exclusive carrier for the OnePlus 6T if you don't want to pay buy the device unlocked direct from OnePlus at full price. The... Read more...
The return of unlimited data plans has been both a blessing and a curse for customers. On the one hand, the demise of data buckets that hit you with overage charges have led to more “freedom” with regards to our data usage. Most unlimited plans allow you at least 22GB of data before being throttled, while T-Mobile and Sprint hit the brakes at 50GB. The downside is that prices for these plans has been steadily increasing. T-Mobile -- the third-place wireless carrier that is largely responsible for bringing back the modern unlimited data plan -- is offering up a new, cheaper plan for customers. Called T-Mobile Essentials, you’re given unlimited talk, text and data. You also get... Read more...
Things are just getting started when it comes to a broad rollout for 5G. There have been no smartphones announced with 5G capabilities -- yet -- but vendors like Qualcomm and Intel have already announced their 5G modems that will be going into future devices. But it's just not device support that is needed to bring 5G to the masses; there also has be backend support from wireless carriers to deliver the increased speeds to customers. Third-place U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Nokia to provide hardware solutions, software and services for its 5G rollout. This will be an end-to-end technology partnership... Read more...
It seems as though wireless carriers are finding new ways to squeeze out profits and in turn hit customers with further restrictions on their cellular plans. We can credit T-Mobile with causing a resurgence in unlimited data plans, but the term "unlimited" has been butchered recently. The latest carrier to muddy the unlimited data waters is Sprint. The company has announced two new unlimited data plans: Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Basic priced at $70 and $60 per month respectively. Unlimited Plus gives customers unlimited data, talk and text along with 15GB of LTE hotspot. In addition, Unlimited Plus allows you to stream in Full HD and includes free subscriptions to Hulu and TIDAL.... Read more...
When it comes to the biggest wireless networks in the United States, we have four major players (ranked by size): Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. While all four wireless carriers offer "nationwide" coverage, the quality and speed of that service really depends on where you live. For those that are looking to choose a wireless carrier -- either after moving to a new part of the country, or if you're just simply looking to make a switch to take advantage of some hot promotions -- PC Magazine has conducted an extensive number of speed tests featuring the four major wireless carriers across 30 of the largest population centers in America.  In the 2018 edition of the... Read more...
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