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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 or police their data usage ever again,” explains T-Mobile. “They’ll never even have to say ‘data’ again.”... Read more...
If you like to binge watch TV, Binge On might be the product for you. T-Mobile just snagged ABC, Apple Music, Disney, DISH Anywhere, Fox Now, Nat Geo TV, and now includes more than one hundred other streaming services. What is Binge On? Binge On debuted in 2015 as part of T-Mobile’s Un-carrier initiative. The 2013 Un-carrier campaign introduced a streamlined plan structure that dropped contracts, subsidized phones, overage fees for data, and early termination fees. Binge On was a continuation of the goal to kill unnecessary fees. T-Mobile customers on certain Simple Choice plans can stream unlimited video without using any data. The company has more than quadrupled the number of available... Read more...
T-Mobile is looking to spread some more holiday cheer by kicking dirt in the eyes of its competitors. T-Mobile opened up the festivities by giving Sprint customers an additional $200 account credit for switching. The third-place wireless carrier then set it sights on AT&T customers, offering them a free upgrade to a 128GB iPhone 6s along with a 50 percent discount on mobile accessories. Now you couldn’t have possibly thought that T-Mobile would forget about all of those folks on Verizon Wireless, America’s largest wireless carrier. T-Mobile CEO John Legere just wouldn’t be able to let Verizon get a pass on anything as we’ve seen by his previous antics. Perhaps in a bid to [seemingly] save... Read more...
T-Mobile is launching some new functionality for its smartphone users today, and surprisingly CEO and President John Legere hasn’t gone on the warpath against rival carriers when making the announcement. Instead, Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray took to the company blog to announce that T-Mobile has become the first U.S. carrier to support Rich Communications Services (RCS). The boys and gals in magenta call their service T-Mobile Advanced Messaging and it greatly enhances SMS and MMS messages that we’ve all grown accustomed to over the years. Instead of looking to the past with SMS and MMS, however, Advanced Messaging takes some cues from modern messaging services like Facebook Messenger,... Read more...
The word on the street is that T-Mobile has finally vaulted past Sprint to become the nation’s third largest wireless carrier. We’ll have to wait for Sprint’s quarterly figures to come in before T-Mobile CEO John Legere can gloat with reckless abandon, but until that time, the boys and gals in magenta are looking to pad their subscriber counts with a new Un-carrier Amped initiative. Coming hot on the heels of JUMP on Demand and Mobile Without Borders, T-Mobile has announced what it calls “The BEST family plan in wireless.” With T-Mobile’s new family plan, two people will each get their own 10GB 4G LTE data pool to draw from (the 10GB is not shared) for $100 a month. If you’d like to add an additional... 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 looking to stick it to the big guys — namely AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Although we don’t have... Read more...
Remember back in the day when you actually had a fixed amount of voice minutes per month to use? Yeah, I know that some of you are still on fixed-minute plans, but most of us have moved on to unlimited voice/text/data plans. Companies like AT&T would allow you to “rollover” your unused minutes from one month to the next; so if one month you were a bit lean on your voice minutes, you could bank those minutes to use in the future if you found yourself bumping up against the “hard” voice minute limit. Under the new Un-carrier 8.0 initiative, T-Mobile is applying a similar concept to mobile data. Instead of simply losing the tiered data that goes unused during a given billing cycle, T-Mobile... Read more...