By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2013
Here in the US, we’re fortunate to have a wide selection of wireless providers with LTE networks. Where many countries have none, or just one, all four of our top carriers, and several regional carriers have deployed the technology nationwide.
But with choice comes decisions—you have to decide which LTE provider to go with. Luckily, the folks over at PC Mag have driven over 20,000 miles across the United States testing the country’s top four carriers to help you make that decision… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 12, 2013
Folks with an iPhone on T-Mobile might be interested to hear that there’s a new hacked carrier update available that promises a number of enhancements. It was created by the same folks who brought you hacks for Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.
This time around, the developers say that the modded update is good for more than just speed improvements. For iPhone 5 users, it adds a 4G toggle so you can switch it off to conserve battery life. And for 4S users, it adds HD Voice support… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 10, 2013
If you’re still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, you might be interested to know that T-Mobile is going to be hosting a nice little sale this weekend in honor of the holiday. And it looks like the iPhone 5 is going to be one of its featured bargains.
According to a new report, the fourth largest US carrier is going to be offering the handset as part of a special trade-in deal. Customers will be able to score Apple’s flagship smartphone for $0 down, a savings of $100, with the trade-in of a valid mobile device… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 8, 2013
T-Mobile released its earnings report for its first quarter late last night, and the numbers aren’t looking too good. The carrier saw a 7% dip in its revenue from the same three month period last year, as well as a 7.5% drop in profits.
But it wasn’t all bad news. T-Mobile’s newly-acquired iPhone handsets seem to be doing very well, with the company reporting that it has sold more than 500,000 of them since they officially went on sale last month (the 12th)… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 3, 2013
T-Mobile this week has quietly released a new app for iPhone owners called T-Mobile TV. As the name suggests, the app provides access to the carrier’s subscription-based streaming service that offers live and on-demand content.
The service has been around for quite some time now, with an Android version of the mobile app landing in 2010. And it includes a range of programming, including sports, news, and kid channels like Disney and Nickelodeon… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 2, 2013
T-Mobile and MetroPCS completed their merger yesterday, combining the 4th and 5th largest carriers in the United States. And we figured this would be good news for the latter company’s 9M+ subscribers, as they’d finally get a shot at the iPhone.
But not so fast, says T-Mobile’s John Legere. Speaking with tech blog AllThingsD, the CEO said that while he thinks it’s possible that MetroPCS might be able to offer the popular device at some point, there are currently no immediate plans to do so… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 1, 2013
It’s official. After passing all necessary regulatory approvals last month, T-Mobile and MetroPCS have officially completed their merger. The Deutsche Telekom-owned carrier made an announcement on the company blog this morning.
The deal, which has been in the works since last fall, combines the United States’ fourth and fifth largest wireless carriers, which combine for a total of 43 million subscribers. The new entity is now trading on Wall Street under TMUS… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2013
T-Mobile is sure making a compelling case for folks to join its network with a new iPhone 5 this Friday. The carrier is offering competitive unlimited rate plans, contract-free 5th gen iPhones for $99 down and $20 per month, and it’s just sweetened the deal.
In a press release last night, T-Mobile announced a new trade-in offer for iPhone 5 buyers that could potentially eliminate their down payment and earn them up to a $120 credit, depending on the value of their device. We’ve got the full details after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 5, 2013
Following up its iPhone 5 pre-order earlier today, T-Mobile has begun rolling out a carrier update to unlocked iPhone customers on its network. The carrier is preparing to officially launch the popular handset next Friday.
We’d heard last week that the OTA (or over the air) update was going to include Visual Voicemail support and LTE support for compatible devices. But it looks like there’s more to it then that. Keep reading for the full details… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 16, 2013
This is kind of interesting. T-Mobile’s long-awaited LTE network has been spotted in the wild, offering up super-fast data in a suburb of New York City. The carrier is the only one left of the major four in the US that doesn’t offer the 4G tech, but it’s expected to finally launch this year. And a curious subscriber just discovered one of its sites in Astoria, Queens… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 2013
Hot on the heals of this morning’s news that the iPhone 5 would be landing on Strata Networks soon, comes word that the popular handset can also now be used with Solavei, a US-based prepaid provider.
The carrier sent out a press release this afternoon announcing that it has begun offering nano Sim cards, meaning you can now hook up Apple’s latest handset to its $49/month unlimited everything plan… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2013
Back in January, T-Mobile (USA) CEO John Leger called AT&T’s network “crap” during the carrier’s CES keynote, rhetorically asking the audience “Does anyone use AT&T in New York City? Is anyone satisfied with their service?”
AT&T didn’t take too kindly to Leger’s comments, and now, 2 months later, it has fired back with a new print ad that started hitting The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and several other major publications yesterday… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2013
Ahead of the official iPhone launch on its network later this year, the nation’s fourth-largest carrier T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said a new GoSmart prepaid service is now available via some 3,000 reseller stores nationwide. According to Reuters, users can purchase a SIM kit and simply bring their own GSM device to the service. Unlimited voice and messaging costs $30 a month.
For an additional five bucks, you get to browse the web. A $45 plan with five gigabytes of 3G data is also available. These are all month-to-month plans, meaning you can cancel the service anytime without getting penalized… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 29, 2013
T-Mobile will officially sell the iconic iPhone in three to four months and when it does, the Deutsche Telekom-owned wireless carrier, the fourth-largest in the United States, will be offering Apple’s handset on monthly installments. The struggling telco won’t have to bet the farm by spending billions in upfront iPhone subsidy to Apple and would-be customers will get more bang for their buck in terms of voice and data.
It should be a win-win. Matter of fact, T-Mobile USA’s strategy is “very intriguing” to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and AT&T boss Randall Stephenson applauds the idea and says that’s something his company is “going to be watching” going forward.
Should the T-Mobile experiment pays off, it’s entirely conceivable that the US market could finally catch up with the rest of the world by offering non-subsidized hardware and instead focus on more affordable wireless services… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 9, 2013
With both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg now reporting that Apple is considering a less-pricey iPhone for emerging markets with the unsubsidized price starting as low as $99, the question is arising which of the top wireless carriers will get the honors of launching the handset here in the U.S. And if by its very nature Apple’s upcoming new iPhone is targeted at the low-end where people are unwilling to buy heavily subsidized devices with long-term contracts, shouldn’t T-Mobile be the most logical launch partner? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 20, 2012
Not to be outdone by rival Verizon and AT&T which rolled out their fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks to 29 and five new U.S. cities this week, respectively, T-Mobile USA today announced that its iPhone-friendly HSPA+ service on the 1900MHz band is launching in fourteen new metropolitan areas.
The carrier says these markets can take advantage of voice and data enhancements, improved signal strength and in-building coverage. The $4 billion network modernization plan announced ten months ago already enhanced coverage for more than a hundred million people, T-Mobile said… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 13, 2012
With its now-confirmed 2013 iPhone launch looming, T-Mobile continues its aggressive rollout of its HSPA+ network today with launches in Chicago, Illinois, Reno, Nevada, and Sacramento, California, along with enhancements in other areas.
Just last Monday, the carrier activated the iPhone-friendly network in several major cities including Atlanta, Seattle and Minneapolis. And with the new areas added today, that network now covers more than 100 million users throughout the US… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 10, 2012
Not to be outdone by AT&T which today rolled out LTE in three new markets, Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile USA just flipped the switch on its iPhone-friendly HSPA+ network in Atlanta, Seattle and Minneapolis. With today’s roll-out, T-Mobile’s 3G HSPA+ service (incorrectly advertised as “4G”) is available in a total of 18 metropolitan areas.
The German carrier is hoping that landing the iPhone next year would curb subscriber losses. As part of the incoming iPhone launch, T-Mobile is eliminating subsidies on high-end devices. Under the new rules, customers would pay for the full device price upfront in exchange for lower service fees. A good example are the carrier’s unsubsidized Value Plans that offer significantly cheaper monthly rates for voice and, particularly, data services… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 9, 2012
As you know, T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth-largest carrier, will finally land Apple’s iPhone next year. The Deutsche Telekom-owned telco is making no excuse for its failure to land the sough-after device earlier and, unsurprisingly, is looking to tap the popularity of the Apple smartphone to win back some of its subscribers lost to rivals AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere told reporters on Friday that his company, which has 33 million customers in the United States, is hoping to steal would-be subscribers who are eyeing an iPhone on a rival network. Even more so, the German company acknowledges that having the iPhone is key to returning to growth in subscriptions by the end of 2013… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 8, 2012
On Thursday, Deutsche Telekom announced that T-Mobile USA had entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market next year. CEO John Legere confirmed the news while speaking at a conference this week, saying that T-Mobile will indeed be carrying the iPhone in 2013, and it will be offering it in a “different” way… Read More