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    Instead of simply sending over-the-air Android 6.0 updates to their late 2015-released Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL phones running 5.1 out the box, MetroPCS and T-Mobile appear to have decided to pick up brand new Fierce 4 models. Available at the nation’s leading “Un-carrier” starting “this fall”, and up for grabs already at participating stores of T-Mo’s prepaid daughter operator, the Alcatel Fierce 4 however doesn’t feel very new. In fact, besides pre-loaded Marshmallow goodies, which should still make their way OTA to the Fierce XL ASAP, the fourth-gen phablet merely bumps ...

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    Maybe the $99 ZTE ZMAX PRO was a little too rich for your blood? Okay, maybe, but you know what'd make a great burner phone on MetroPCS? The Alcatel TRU. It's $29 and it gets the job done with a Snapdragon 210 and 1GB of RAM powering a 5-inch FWVGA display. There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel one in front and you'll store pictures within the 8GB of internal storage and up to 32GB more via microSD. Alcatel tops it off with a 2,000mAh battery, Android Lollipop and a "soft noir faux leather back". Again, you'll be tied to Metro for the ride, — though as a prepaid ...

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    Even at an age where people can get their phones and services from online shops, Walmarts, drug stores and that booth around back behind the old Fotomat, if you deliver service to a place where people don't know about it, you have to be there to serve it up. T-Mobile's got that idea down as it plans on bringing its retail store count up from 3,600 at the end of last year to 4,000 by the end of this year. Nils Paellmann, Vice President of Investor Relations, said during a conference hosted by Oppenheimer that the company will be reaching more potential customers in places it has LTE ...

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    More than a month after Sprint passed out its version of Android Marshmallow onto the HTC Desire 626s, T-Mobile and prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS have gotten their act together in moving Android 6.0.1 onto the device. HTC's Mo Versi managed the product on Twitter: T-Mobile & MetroPCS Desire 626s Owners! Update for Marshmallow and enhanced messaging (RCS) capability will be OTA'd on Monday 7/25. Thanks! — Mo Versi (@moversi) July 21, 2016 Well, that is his job, right? Product management? Anyways, the pertinent number to look for is software version 2.17.531.1 and you should be able to ...

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    The hard grade of disbelief we give to budget phones out of China these days has to do with the fact that they have fingerprint sensors. Yeah, we know, kinda crazy. It takes a bit more than a few dollars, though, to not only get the component, but get it to work properly and in a decent fashion. Nevertheless, phone after phone in China has made it happen. ZTE is making it happen in the US with the debut of the spiritual successor to the ZMax 2, the ZMax Pro for MetroPCS. There's a six-inch, full HD display with a Snapdragon 617 and 2GB of RAM. The main camera has 13 megapixels of ...

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    What happens in Florida doesn't stay there. In fact, what comes there usually wants to leave after more than a few days or even weeks. Talk about MetroPCS and its newly-founded iPhone sales as they began in Florida a couple weeks ago. Nowadays, you can get a prepaid Apple device outside of the Sunshine State at your local Metro store or at its website. If you do go the online route, there's a bit of a dance you'll have to deal with in terms of color availability. Here's a handy chart of what devices are available in their colors and storage amounts as of this post: [table] Device,Gold,Rose ...

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    Although pen-wielding phones are still pretty rare, and affordable ones with jumbo-sized screens even more so, both AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to leave the LG Stylo 2 or Stylo 2 Plus to their smaller prepaid subsidiaries. While Cricket Wireless got the jump on MetroPCS, the latter Magenta daughter company cuts its customers the far better deal starting today, at $150 contract and commitment-free. Technically, the LG Stylo 2 Plus on Metro will run you $220 off the bat, but you’ll receive 70 bucks back, as long as you remember to file for a mail-in rebate. A Benjamin and a half ...

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    For the longest time, if you wanted the prestige of owning an iPhone, but couldn't afford the strikingly high cost to get your voice, text and data service with it, you could go to Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, or Cricket Wireless, just to name a few prepaid carriers. Sure, there was just a bit of upfront cost, but the plans were more tenable on your pocket. Well, it's 2016 and the fastest growing prepaid brand in the US has finally taken in the iPhone. T-Mobile has announced that its subsidiary MetroPCS will start selling four iPhone variants tomorrow at select Florida locations only. ...

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    There's never a shortage of budget options for those on prepaid carriers, but they're always rebadged with some funky name like "Avant" or "Admire" or "Your Face". What, too cynical? Anyways, T-Mobile and MetroPCS are bucking the trend for once as both are officially taking in the Samsung Galaxy On5 late this month. It's a simple phone, really. An mid-range quad-core Exynos processor powering the typical five-inch HD display, a five-megapixel camera on back and a two-megapixel unit on the front. 1.5GB of RAM and a 2,600mAh battery keep it chugging while 8GB of storage keeps things in ...

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    As previously teased, T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS is preparing to sell the LG Stylo 2 Plus, a brand name that changes about every time we get to mention it. It sounds like a slightly more decent mid-range phone to carry a little writing stick with in 2016, — though it will be carrying a 13-megapixel main camera and not a 16-megapixel one like foreign variants — but as the late Billy Mays would say, "WAIT! THERE'S MORE!" MetroPCS has officially opened up pre-registration for the phone up through June 26. If you do pre-register and then buy a LG Stylo 2 Plus on or before July 31 and ...

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    An interesting product roster reshuffle is happening at MetroPCS, as T-Mobile’s prepaid subsidiary picks up a number of new low-cost Androids while also retiring a few old ones. The mid-range LG K10 and Samsung Galaxy J7 are already up for grabs through Metro’s e-store, after debuting at parent “Uncarrier” just a couple of weeks ago, and before long, the Coolpad Catalyst will hit both T-Mo and its daughter network too. After instant rebates, the K10 and J7 set you back a palatable $100 and $180 respectively, whereas the lower-end Catalyst is apparently due to cost $20, yes, $20 ...

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    Right on schedule, America’s leading “Uncarrier” has earlier today picked up three new Android phones, ranging in price from $165 to $680, and obviously, covering all the hardware bases with low to mid to high-end specifications. Of course, by “right on schedule” we mean recently unveiled and leaked timelines, as at least two of these “new” handhelds are a little late to the T-Mobile availability party after earlier debuts on rival networks. But hey, it could be worse. Magenta isn’t following AT&T’s suit in refusing to sell the HTC 10 directly, providing GSM users ...

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    The underground for smartphones is alive and thriving thanks to the underhanded middlemen that roam across geographical and legal borders to make a quick buck on vital technology. Be it in secret employee circles or a la carte smash-and-grabs, the circle of strife goes on. In Hong Kong, one interception by customs saw 891 Chinese-made smartphones taken off the market. It was the largest of four seizures made since the year began with the whole kit and kaboodle worth about $900,000. Just this past Sunday, a Pasadena, California, MetroPCS store was broken into during the dark of the ...

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    It's easy to find yourself getting disillusioned by the smartphone offerings at CES this year, as they present few very exciting flagship-level offerings. But only looking for top-shelf hardware would be doing yourself a disservice. After all, it's important to remember what the C in CES stands for: consumer. And for a large number of shoppers, top-of-the-line specs don't matter as much as affordability and value – something all too easy to forget. ZTE finds its roots in delivering connectivity options to users who might not otherwise have them, and that mission continues today with the ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    It’s going to be extremely tricky for T-Mobile prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS to regain the trust of its millions of customers who recently risked personal data breaches, let alone recruit new followers. But a nice first step has been made, and until November 30, every Metro phone buyer automatically qualifies for a free second device. No strings attached, obviously no lengthy contracts involved, just a good old-fashioned BOGO (buy one get one) deal, where the complimentary phone must be cheaper or of equal value than the handheld you’ll actually pay for. Furthermore, the selection is ...

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    It only takes one. We're not talking about Lay's potato chips or crisps. We're tailing off a breach at the world's largest consumer credit agency that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers. There's now another security hole that Big Magenta's subsidiary, prepaid carrier MetroPCS, has just finished patching up. But if you're one of the 10 million customers that had their data so easily accessible, there's little comfort in finding out that the hole was a "pretty bad f*ckup on MetroPCS's side." That comment comes from one hacker who found a similar bug at AT&T's site in 2010 which ...

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    Adam Doud propped some major points against buying a new phone with your carrier in this weekend's debate post. If you haven't taken a look at his post, please do so to grab some context. But at this point, I think it's time for some B sides to this discussion. Not only a counterargument, but a hybrid proposal that could break your perception of the usefulness of a contract. No contract, but no credit Even though our "big four" carriers in the US are striding away from the model ever so slowly, in this day and age, we're really going to be missing out once the contract finally dies ...

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    A new trend has arisen in the US over the last few years: switching to prepaid plans. Though prepaid plans have their quirks, the pros generally outweigh the cons when you compare them with most postpaid plans nowadays. To that end, T-Mobile has been one of the more popular prepaid destinations, with popular plans ranging from just $30 a month. Today, the company has announced that it has taken the #1 prepaid wireless spot in the United States. T-Mobile USA now has 15.64 million customers on its prepaid network, though this total includes the recently-acquired MetroPCS's connections. ...

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    These last few weeks have seen the Lumia 635 creeping up on us here in the States, following the smartphone's formal introduction back at Build in early April. T-Mobile was quick to announce its support for the 635 even back then, and lately it's just been a question of when the phone would get around to arriving. We saw it make the requisite swing by the FCC in late May, signaling things were progressing on their way towards retail availability, but then just last week we witnessed Microsoft abruptly halt pre-orders; was something wrong? Fret not, as today T-Mobile goes official with 635 ...

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    With all the smartphones available, picking your next phone can be a serious challenge. Each month, multiple new phones are added to the mix, all with varying levels of specifications, different software, new features, different degrees of build quality, and designs. To make it worse, a lot of the newer – and sometimes older – phones overlap one another. For instance, some of HTC's newest smartphones (the Desire 610 and One mini 2, for instance), while slightly different, cover the exact same ground and target the same demographics. The other factor to consider is your carrier of ...

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    We've recently seen a ZTE Grand X Pro render leaked this weekend and we didn't have any additional information to go by except for the image of the phone which appears to be a follow-up of the ZTE Grand X LTE. On the same note we're now seeing the ZTE Avid 4G render leaked above. As with the Grand X Pro, there's nothing which can help us identify the internals of the phone which looks to be a budget-mid-ranger Android (ICS we're guessing) with a rather small screen and a low resolution (though we're just speculating after looking at the render). However, this phone should have 4G ...

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    When you're coming down off a few weeks of huge news, there's a lot to sift through. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, that's exactly what we're doing. Join Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and -a first for the podcast- Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck for in-depth discussion on Apple's continuing iPhone 5 and iOS6 successes and failures, the latest in the annoyingly-named "mapplegate," HTC's new One X+ and One VX, speculation on the next Nexus, Nokia's terrifying new commercial aimed at the iPhone, and even a touch of webOS news. We changed up the order a bit this week, everyone, ...

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