Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
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    Both the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are decidedly in the rear view mirror, as is yet another seemingly too short summer. What’s a travelling-passionate sports fan to do with his life and spare time now? Well, we hear Brazil can be quite nice in the fall too (technically, spring around those parts), while over on the old continent, soccer enthusiasts have a new Champions League season to enjoy. As always, T-Mobile encourages US residents to travel the world all year round, supporting Un-carrier customers with free unlimited high-speed data throughout South American and 19 European ...

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    Choosing a wireless communications service provider stateside based on which of the “big four” offers the best unlimited data deals isn’t easy, given all the ifs and buts, the fine print and restrictions, various strings attached, artificial throttling, or DirecTV obligations you have to consider before making your decision. But one thing’s been made abundantly clear by Verizon’s head honchos in recent months, with T-Mobile One and Sprint Unlimited Freedom launches apparently changing very little of the market leader’s philosophy. According to Big Red CFO Fran Shammo… yet ...

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    The unreleased and still rumored-about Idol 4 Pro may have just gotten a GFXBench run showing it off with a different software load than previously talked about. It's certainly bad news for anyone who appreciates choice in their high-spec hardware and flipping Live Tiles. The Snapdragon 820-eqipped phone runs an Alcatel-made user interface on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. That's a starkly different software load than the Windows 10 Mobile once mentioned in relation to this phone. Other specs on-board include 4GB of RAM, a 21-megapixel main camera with 8-megapixel selfie shooter and a ...

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    Samsung is on the steep decline from the height of its recall of every sold Galaxy Note 7 unit with a potential of containing an explosive battery. Even as official new sales dates are a bit far off, carriers in the US have started selling brand new Note 7 phones in addition to handling exchanges. For AT&T, the games have only just begun as it has notified customers who have purchased a Note 7 prior to September 15 that new units are available for their exchange. Users are also getting an OTA update that will automatically download and install. Data charges for this update will be ...

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    The iPhone 7 uses one of two cellular modems. CDMA variants get a Qualcomm modem while insurgent supplier Intel covers the GSM versions. And boy, have T-Mobile customers been getting the butt end of things with an iOS 10 update that screwed up cellular connectivity. Here's the ironic issue that leads into this story: some T-Mobile customers were able to rejigger their older iPhone's radios by toggling Airplane Mode on and off. In this unrelated case, an AT&T iPhone 7 unit only has its cellular problems exacerbated with the on-and-off of Airplane Mode. Yasser El-Haggan reported ...

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    Update: T-Mobile announced late Thursday that the connectivity issues caused by the carrier version of the iOS 10 update for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE has been fixed in a new software package. Those who already installed iOS 10 can go into Settings, tap General, and see "About to install the fix". Other users may install the update as per usual. Our original story is below.  If you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone SE with T-Mobile, hold off on that iOS 10 upgrade. Yes, we know, your friends are iMessaging each other with stickers and invisible ink, but sit tight, ...

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    AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all have spectrum in the AWS-3 bands, but they're not using it just yet as they build out spectrum across lower and high frequencies as well as their AWS-1 bands (in LTE terms, Band 4). Well, a swift kick in the pants from LG may get the gears cranking. The company can also claim another first — you know, besides the whole "native Android Nougat phone" deal. FCC Office of Engineering and Technology filings show that its upcoming V20, soon to serve all three networks, will support LTE Band 66, a key part of that empty, unused (at least by those carriers) ...

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    Since AT&T is about to do away with 2G forever at the end of the year and T-Mobile, amazingly enough, won't be until 2021, the Un-carrier thought of maybe roping in a few extra subscribers with new Internet of Things technology with its old, old wireless standard. It is offering AT&T customers with IoT data services free SIMs as needed to switch their devices to T-Mobile's "new spectrum-efficient" GSM network and a complimentary 50MB of data for each device per month until January. After that, a specialized T-Mobile One plan would kick in, though we don't know the cost as of yet. ...

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    T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to a Periscope livestream to talk about the Un-carrier's iPhone 7 carriage and revealed that pre-orders for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants have tallied up to "like four times" the number of iPhone 6 pre-orders the carrier got in its first four days. The matte Black version, not the Jet Black color, was revealed as the most popular in T-Mobile's population. "This has been the biggest launch ever for us," Legere said. There's plenty of evidence to back Legere's claim up. Shipping delays piled on T-Mobile variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus faster ...

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    Ahh, the world of prepaid smartphones. Cheap rates, but huge upfront costs with those phones. It's why mid-ranger and budget phones flourish in this sector and they've been getting better and better by the month. But admit it: you do want a flagship, too. Right? Well, fear not. Sprint-owned prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will start offering the iPhone 7 starting September 23 — one week after general sales start. T-Mobile's competing MetroPCS also has iPhone 7 promotional splashes on its site, but has not disclosed a date of availability. Its stores started carrying ...

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    Didn't we warn you earlier? The social media posts complaining about one thing or another? In this case, it's about iPhone 7 pre-orders. And that Jet Black version did sell out quick — in many cases, people reported "minutes". First, a quick word of what's happening with the earliest possible shipping dates for the four other colors (Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold) on the Apple Store site: For AT&T, the 32GB iPhone 7 models will be shipped between September 26 and 28. The 128GB Rose Gold model will be shipped during that time as well. All other iPhone 7 variants will ship ...

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    With more LTE coverage comes more power. And T-Mobile isn't afraid of showing users what that power holds for them. A random selection of accounts are getting data plan upgrades. Those who have the 10GB data bucket (possibly on a four-line account) are getting unlimited data for two years. 2.5GB and 5GB bucket holders will get 1GB extra every month, which can be used for Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering purposes or put in their Data Stash for up to a year. Customers will continue to be charged their normal bills through March 2019, when upgraded accounts will be placed back on their original ...

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    It’s not a buy one, get one free deal, at least not yet, but T-Mobile’s iPhone 7 launch promotion is still something Apple fans aren’t used to seeing so early in an iDevice’s commercial run. Literally right after Cupertino wrapped up yesterday’s jam-packed, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, Super Mario Run, and Pokemon Go for Apple Watch-announcing keynote, John Legere dropped Magenta’s own bombshell on Twitter. Starting this Friday, September 9, at 12:01AM PT, new and existing T-Mo customers looking to offload a well-preserved iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus can score ...

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    Sprint is getting the butt end of LG's V20 this year as it did last year with the V10. Today, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have all announced carriage of the chaebol's latest flagship, the first to boot with Android Nougat. None have given pricing and dates of sales. T-Mobile priced the V10 at $600 on launch (October 30, 2015) while AT&T and Verizon went into the upper-$600 range. Who knows if Sprint will pull a late breaker, but it doesn't look that way right now. Source: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon

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    Verizon launched LTE Advanced service last week. T-Mobile's CTO, Neville Ray, took "a big yawn" and decided to announce that 4x4 MIMO service has already went live in 319 cities and that Quadrature Amplitude Modulation would also help its customers get download speeds up to 400Mbps. Whoop de doo. That's more for the cavalier attitude. The improvements are a bit more concrete. Reddit caught T-Mobile testing advanced MIMO services last month. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are already set for 4x4 MIMO while other devices will get an OTA for support. QAM, on the other hand, is a technology ...

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    Nearly every Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled by Samsung due to the risk of exploding batteries, but how the returns are to be handled will be up to points of sales. In the US, three of the four major carriers have issued press releases regarding the issue. Verizon also has notified customers through an update to its description on the Note 7's product page, now buried in its online smartphone showcase. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7 at the request of Samsung. AT&T is encouraging customers to exchange their Note 7 units for a Galaxy S7, ...

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    It's been three months of T-Mobile Tuesdays. In that time, we saw the program set Domino's Pizza up for a fall, servers taking a tumble, but — and this is where CEO John Legere would come bursting through a wall to point at us — it has made many people happy by giving them some 14 million free perks just for being cellular services customers who like to think pink and #GetThanked. Well, the revolving door of partner perk providers has brought in some interesting characters today. T-Mobile announced that Buffalo Wild Wings, PetSmart, sandwich chain Subway and gas company Shell are in ...

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    Samsung has not provided a specific date of availability nor has it spilled the prices of its latest wearables, the Gear S3 classic and the Gear S3 frontier. Both of them come in Bluetooth-only and LTE-connected flavors as well, so carriers are bound to be wanting in on the action. Well, AT&T, carrying the 3G version of the Gear S2 and first to grab at the LTE-enabled LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, is getting Samsung's first LTE wearable. Specifically, the Death Star mentions the Gear S3 frontier with 4G LTE as part of its future lineup. Ma Bell also has software value-adds to tell you ...

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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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