Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
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    It seems T-Mobile’s newly implemented one-plan-fits-all “Un-carrier 12” strategy may have already backfired, but in an unusually prompt answer to customer criticism feedback, even for the always serviceable John Legere, Magenta decided to tweak the terms and conditions before the initial changes were enforced in the first place. As such, you can now look forward to unlimited 3G mobile hotspot data speeds, i.e. 512kbps, up a whopping 400 percent from what T-Mo originally had in mind. Granted, there’s still room for improvement, but at least “quick and decisive action” was indeed ...

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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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    Just seven days in, and we already know quite a lot about which phones should be getting upgraded to Android 7.0 in the relatively near future. It’s not all good news, we’re afraid, as the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and other Snapdragon 800 and 801-powered devices may not be able to fully support Nougat treats. Meanwhile, a bunch of Nexuses have said their farewells to Marshmallow, and the LG V20 is still expected to see daylight as the first third-party product running build N out the box. On the US carrier front, T-Mobile is trying out a new approach, listing the three update phases ...

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    T-Mobile’s recent Un-carrier 12 announcement essentially put traditional data plans to rest with “One” unlimited option for all, Sprint instantly responded by launching Unlimited Freedom service on a wide scale, while AT&T has Mobile Share Advantage up its sleeve. What does Verizon have? Bloatware, and before long, possibly even more pre-installed Android apps you don’t need. But although Sprint can’t refrain from passingly yanking Big Red’s chain for forcing data caps on its subscribers, no matter how much they’re willing to spend, the Now Network’s latest press ...

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    Can't wait for the next iPhones to come out? Thinking of getting an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus but it's just too darn expensive? Don't want to settle for a refurb or pre-owned unit? T-Mobile has your number, but only if you've got another iPhone you can trade in. You can get a 16GB iPhone 6s for only $100 if you trade in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or an iPhone 6s Plus for some reason. The price jumps to $350 if you give up an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s or iPhone SE. For a 16GB iPhone 6s Plus, it's $100 for an iPhone 6 Plus swap, $200 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s and $450 for all iPhone 5 ...

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    Last week, unlocked Windows 10 Mobile phones got the Anniversary Update. This week, the carriers' phones get their turn. It started with AT&T's Lumia 950 today getting the update to 14393.67. There's no new firmware for the double-tap to wake feature, but it's still the Anniversary Update. Whether or not you're in for the same disappointment elsewhere is to be determined. AT&T hasn't officially listed the update on its device support page for the Lumia 950, but check your settings throughout the week for the update. Via: Windows Central

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    Time to knock some balls about. RootMetrics chewed through 265,386 miles across all 50 states and performed nearly 3.7 million tests in conditions from the great outdoors to the urban jungles and, yes, even inside the concrete canopies of 125 metropolitan areas. All of that just to find out how our big four carriers in the US are doing. So, how did everyone do? Well, Verizon's the winner because duh, AT&T's second, but who came in last? Here are the criteria and scores (base on a 100-point scale): [table] Criteria,AT&T,Sprint,T-Mobile,Verizon Reliability,92.4,90.1,84.0,95.7 ...

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    T-Mobile and Sprint are delivering "optimized" unlimited data plans. What does this mean for your phone bill? We've spent some time with Google's Duo video chat. Will this pull people from Facetime? Plus we went hands on with the new Honor 8 at the launch even in San Francisco, and it seems we have yet another premium budget phone to compete against Oneplus, ZTE, and Alcatel. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 214 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 18th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio ...

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    The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which laid accusations against T-Mobile's Binge On zero-rate program not being net neutral, is calling out said T-Mobile again for more bits of anti-net neutrality. This time, its targeting T-Mobile One, the carrier's new one-for-all unlimited data plan. Senior staff technologist Jeremy Gillula believes that an extra $25 per month to bypass speed throttling on streaming video, music and gaming is a no-go in terms of the FCC's Open Internet Order. "From what we've read thus far it seems like T-Mobile's new plan to charge its customers extra to not ...

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    Could it be a coincidence that Sprint successfully completed its Unlimited Freedom market trials just as T-Mobile surprisingly decided to pull the plug on data plans altogether in one of the boldest Un-carrier moves yet? We think not, and the Now Network might be trying to beat Magenta at its own game, raining on the ONE parade with an arguably cheaper two-line unlimited everything scheme. For only $100 a month, compared to $120, a pair of Sprint subscribers can send however many texts they like, make all the voice calls in the world, and browse the web sans worries. The big catch? Video, ...

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    Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have all tried their best in recent months to suppress T-Mobile’s frequent industry-revolutionizing tactics, but while Magenta’s weekly Tuesday freebies aren’t always the greatest, and even Binge On comes with flaws and caveats, the 12th “iconic Un-carrier move” may well leave the competition gasping for air and desperately seeking a counterattack opportunity. There probably isn’t one, unless “Dumb, Dumber & Yellow”, as John Legere likes to call the market’s number 1, 2 and 4 players, are similarly ready to permanently bid adieu to “the ...

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    AT&T's new data plans might or might not have to do with the fact that T-Mobile is hosting a conference call tomorrow, August 18 at 9:30am Eastern. That's all we know. Perhaps it could be the Un-carrier's own revised plan price structure, just in time for that new iPhone. Fresh and loud CEO John Legere, constantly tweeting his way past the red, blue and yellow competition, is all but mum at the moment. He did tweet a picture of himself on the set for what will probably be another announcement video. No hints as of this post, but give him a follow if you want to keep track. Or don't. ...

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    From our friends at the T-Mobile subreddit, we're getting word about some more Friends for the LG V20. Yep, that render we saw told a little too much about some potential modules coming into "Play". A poster who claims to have leaked some Galaxy Note 7 bonuses has decided to do it again for the V20. Based on a document they saw, — no visuals on the device — customers can start pre-ordering for the phone on September 14 and redeem one of three bonuses for doing so: "Extra battery and Enhanced Hand Grip" "Memory Module Attachment" A year of Hulu and three VUDU rentals — a T-Mobile ...

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    If it's taken our own Jaime Rivera pulling a weekend full of in-depth looks into what the Galaxy Note 7 can do with its S Pen and iris scanner to get you wanting a Note of your own, you might be the type who would want one fast. Our advice to you? Hop onto T-Mobile or Verizon. "Un-carrier" subscribers started getting charged for their purchases — T-Mo was the only carrier to primarily offer the Note 7 for a down payment, even to its well-qualified buyers — last week and at least one Coral Blue unit has started making its way to New York for one customer on the XDA forums. Verizon also ...

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    HTC's hopes of sustaining strong sales numbers for the HTC 10 to possibly break even in the quarterly earnings soon may have been dashed. Weeks ago. T-Mobile, which officially started selling the device on May 18, is said to have dropped it from online sales sometime in mid-July. In other words, the HTC 10 lasted nigh two months at the US's number three carrier. This is the carrier that sold the BlackBerry Priv for only four months. Straggler units may be at a store near you, but it's unlikely they'll be around too long. The company only has its newly-released Desire 530 at the Un-carrier ...

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    It didn’t take the modern equivalent of Nostradamus to prophesy T-Mobile’s month-long free unlimited high-speed data promotion for Uncarrier customers traveling to Brazil to attend the 31st edition of the Olympic Games was to be ultimately extended through September. After all, the Michael Phelps and Simone Biles show might be wrapping up soon, but the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro will then almost immediately seize the spotlight. Magenta has just confirmed it’s “doing it again”, promising the fastest available roaming speeds “up to 4G LTE”, as well as gratis ...

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    It was last week that Nexus 6 phones around the world dropped away from the internet for seemingly no good reason whatsoever. It took many complaints, engineer tweaks and questions asked to find out what was going on with the devices on T-Mobile and many other international carriers. A Nexus engineer pointed the data cut-out to activating the GPS antenna. Apparently, a lot of complaints were lodged while users were on the geolocation-intensive games Pokemon GO and Ingress. Darn Niantic. The issue is said to be fixed and owners of poorly-functioning Nexus 6 devices should restart their ...

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    Update: This article has been updated to reflect information about 4x4 MIMO technology in relation to the Snapdragon 820 given to us from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 820 can support 4x4 cellular multiple input-multiple output, but you'd be struck to find a phone manufacturer willing to stuff four cellular antennas into their device. Well, the Galaxy Note 7 can claim to be the first phone that utilizes 4x4 MIMO. Ideally, 4x4 MIMO would handle networks that could use four physical streams of data. T-Mobile does not have such an infrastructure active yet, so, according to folks on the ...

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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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    As T-Mobile prepares to fulfill Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders, some at zero down, the carrier figures that there's a whole bunch of inventory space it would want to clear up before taking in shipments at its stores. Why not sell some more Samsung phones? Starting tomorrow, every major flagship from the Galaxy S6 up through the Galaxy S7 edge are up for a "buy one, get one free" offer. All you need to do is add a line of service and get two phones. You'll get credits for the second phone (of equal or lesser value) given back to you over the 24 month installment plan term. Another catch? The ...

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    We're too used to zero down and no interest in this world of equipment installment plans. Big, beautiful, premium phones costing $600, $700, maybe even $800 going for $35 per month, a fee to be added to your service bill for two long years. Easy as pie, right? When T-Mobile opened up pre-sales of the Galaxy Note 7, it decided to put a lid on monthly installments — $32.50 a month. But it came at an upfront cost of $69.99. Even for great-credit buyers. A down payment for a big ticket phone? In this day and age? How inconceivable! Well, after enough prodding, the Un-carrier has decided to ...

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    Why? Something went wrong. No one knows what went wrong, and worse yet, it's international. It started with reports stretching through the past 48 hours of Nexus 6 devices not being able to connect with the "best in the country" T-Mobile data network. Down Detector tracked multiple reports from Nexus 6 owners and customer service reps on all social media and communications fronts have been fielding concerns. @portaltonowhere Great question! No LTE, that is definitely not what we like to hear! Check out this link, https://t.co/N3fFTJ674O,... 1/2 — T-Mobile Help (@TMobileHelp) August 4, ...

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    Hilarious and efficient albeit sometimes tactless publicity stunts, irresistible deals and steals on new and old phones, a growing unlimited video streaming service, rising customer count, and according to OpenSignal’s latest “State of Mobile Networks” report, the fastest 3G and 4G LTE connections in the US. How is T-Mobile still third in the subscriber ranks, well behind both Verizon and AT&T? It has to do with history, of course, and public perception, since Magenta is about to overtake Big Red in terms of 4G availability too. Notice that the recent 2.8 billion measurements ...

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    When was the last time you were given $100 out of the blue? It's a rarity. Sure, the upfront discount works for all of us and even the extra credit we get after the purchase can be enticing sometimes, but if you catch a retroactive credit offer by surprise, you'd better be ready and willing to pounce upon it. So it goes that if you are planning to buy an HTC 10 direct from the company in the US, you'll be able to get it for $599, or $100 off the list price. Sure, that's been offered before, but say you already got your HTC 10 and missed out on the savings or you just happen to prefer ...

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    We just got done telling you about AT&T's price tag and bundles for the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let us walk to T-Mobile and talk about its orders of business with the new Samsung phablet. Oh yeah, and of course the company's lead product specialist Desmond Smith wants to unbox this thing — his way. Pre-orders for the Note 7 start from tonight at midnight Eastern at the Un-carrier's website for the 64GB model and will go on until sales officially kick off on August 19. The Blue Coral, Black Onyx and Silver Titanium colors will be available. In terms of cash money, the full monty's at ...

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