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    T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 23rd (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Have you got travel plans to Europe this summer? Want to stay connected? Do you fear of the consequences that may take place after the Brexit vote? T-Mobile's helping to allay most of these anxieties by amping up its Simple Global program in Europe. Sure, you have free data in over 140 territories around the world (including Belize now), but 2G speeds can get pretty impractical. The Un-carrier is letting those speeds rise up to 4G standards from July 1 to August 31 in the 58 countries it serves in Europe. That's for free, along with SMS. Calls are still 20¢ a minute. You can tell that ...

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    T-Mobile's zero-rated video streaming scheme, Binge On, has been a controversial one. It recently hasn't been, but the debate over its conformity to net neutrality may get renewed with research from Northeastern University. Scholars reverse-engineered how the program worked and published their findings in a report called "BingeOn Under the Microscope: Understanding T-Mobile's Zero-Rating Implementation". The paper splayed the program's nuanced policies out, many of which were not publicized through the study period. "They are available now, but much remains largely hidden to the average ...

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    It's been three Tuesdays and not one of them has passed by for the Un-carrier without some sort of brouhaha. T-Mobile's dealing with an ailment of its own corporate goodwill and it all has to do with perks, perks and more perks And none of them could be given away. T-Mobile Tuesdays is experiencing very high volumes right now. Hang tight and thanks for being patient. — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 21, 2016 The T-Mobile Tuesdays app suffered another server stress-out as customers tried to connect to promo codes for a free Frosty from Wendy's, some free Major League Baseball merch, a free ...

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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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    Sprint has been making a lot of headlines lately after they showed off their 5G chops with a demo at the Copa América Centenario soccer (or football for our non-U.S. readers) tournament. Rocking out download speeds up to a whopping 2Gbps with a super low latency, it was indeed an impressive feat to say the least. They showed it off streaming 4k video as well as streaming some VR goodness courtesy of VideoStitch and as far as we can tell it all went off there without a hitch cruising along on the 73GHz spectrum. Here soon they plan on showing off their service on a 15GHz spectrum touting ...

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    "No pizza for you, next!" After another T-Mobile Tuesdays struggle with Domino's Pizza locations giving up the ghost on the free pizza offer, the carrier's CEO, John Legere, took to both Twitter and Periscope to explain that pure volume has led to the freebie breakdown. So, in place of a pie, you'll get a free ride. This week's special perk of a free $15 trip from Lyft will now be extended to next week. In addition, you can get a $20 credit at MLB.com, a small Frosty from Wendy's and a VUDU movie rental, all for free. 2/ Time to change it up! Next week, we’re switching out @Domino’s ...

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    The second T-Mobile Tuesday, just like the first one, was rocked with another controversy over who got pizza and who did not. Customers who went into the T-Mobile Tuesdays app yesterday did get a promo code for a free medium two-topping pizza, but when they attempted to ordered carryout from a local Domino's Pizza location, they were told on the mobile app that the offer may "be unavailable at your local store." Online, the story was clearer — the location had taken in all it the redemptions was allowed to on the deal. While it's understandable that tight bottom lines at franchisee ...

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    America’s favorite on-the-go free streaming service (with a catch) is rapidly closing in on 100 partners, covering online video categories as diverse as anime, broadcast networks, gaming, kids & cartoons, religion, sports and user generated content. In its sixth expansion effort since a commercial debut just seven months back, T-Mobile Binge On adds support for Azubu, Dailymotion Games, Eyegroove, PBS, and PBS KIDS TV shows and eSports action, among others, reaching a headcount of “nearly” 90 video providers. As Uncarrier CEO John Legere eloquently puts it, “Binge On has ...

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    Even as T-Mobile has dropped the BlackBerry Priv from its shelves, the Un-carrier is providing proper software support for the device. In this case, it's getting Android Marshmallow onto the Priv in the middle of June. T-Mobile has listed the latest software update to build number AAF153 with the Android 6.0.1 package of features. Even as the file amounts to a whopping 1.3GB, you'll need about 300MB extra memory for padding. The OTA will be pushed out over the course of this week. If you want to rush things just a bit, head down to the source link for an OTA trigger or a download. Source: ...

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    All that demand that shut the T-Mobile Tuesdays app down for most of its first Tuesday out has proven very useful for the Un-carrier to boast about. Who knew that free pizza, ice cream and a movie every week would draw people to downloading something? When you’re the #1 free app & #1 trending search in the @appstore. Get ready for next #TMobileTuesdays #GetThanked pic.twitter.com/SYEJjHOWBN — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 8, 2016 Yep, T-Mobile Tuesdays is number one in the free section and the trendiest search item on the App Store right now. Over on the Google Play Store as of this ...

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    It’s sure been an eventful past couple of days in the “Uncarrier” camp, what with John Legere turning it up to 11 and offering T-Mobile shares to customers just for being customers, and yesterday’s free perks paralyzing the operator’s servers for many hours straight due to ridiculously high demand. But T-Mo being T-Mo, it’s not about to stop there in its never-ending quest to woo disgruntled Verizon, AT&T and Sprint users, incentivizing potential switchers with free iPhones and cheap tablets for Father’s Day. Father’s Day, of course, is still more than ten days away, so ...

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    Getting away from the hectic Tuesday that T-Mobile and its IT engineers have had, it has also not been a walk in the park for its engineers working the towers. But the payoff could be not just free junk food and lazing in bed with Lupita Nyong'o and Bill Murray. A Redditor posted up some cellular diagnostics he did showing off some testing the Un-carrier has done in Dallas to aggregate its three bands of LTE in different configurations to deliver better speeds. All this came from a random speed test they did around the Dallas-area residence garnering an abnormally high 60+Mbps result, ...

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    T-Mobile has spent all morning responding to frustrated customers who want to #GetThanked, but can't because everyone else wants to #GetThanked at the same time. Traffic has overwhelmed T-Mobile Tuesdays' servers from the Android and iOS app to the t-mobiletuesdays.com website. It turns out that plenty of people definitely appreciate some free pizza, free ice cream, a free movie (or two) and, quite possibly, even more. Who would've thought? The company has repeatedly reassured each and (possibly) every fan on Twitter that it is working on the issue. We're experiencing unbelievable ...

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    ZTE’s quirky Spro line of 2-in-1 Android projectors has come a long way from a clunky, unfocused first generation, but for some reason, the “professional-grade” 8.4-inch Plus model unveiled back in February isn’t ready for primetime yet. At least not on T-Mobile, the third major US carrier to sell the 5-inch ZTE Spro 2, a little late and a little expensive. Then again, you can always choose to split the hybrid device’s $500 MSRP at Magenta in 24 affordable monthly payments of $20.84 each. Meanwhile, as long as Verizon and AT&T don’t launch the larger, slimmer, more capable ...

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    As BlackBerry is trudging its way towards new phones, it's still trying to shake all its got out of the "old" new phone. The Priv is only half a year old in real terms, but the launch was eons ago on AT&T. Now that regrets have popped up at the Death Star, perhaps Un-carrier T-Mobile has its own. A T-Mobile customer representative tweeted out that its stores are "not currently" selling BlackBerry Privs. @newfangled0 Not currently! But you can check out our other phones here: https://t.co/fd8VdBBHQz *CelieP — T-Mobile Help (@TMobileHelp) June 6, 2016 It was late last year when CEO ...

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    John Legere wants you to prepare to #GetThanked, but not with "bullshit loyalty programs." The CEO of T-Mobile has decided to take his battle to "Dumb, Dumber & Yellow" another step further — to borrow his marketing lingo, "up to eleven" — with his Un-carrier 11 event. We saw the official launch of the T-Mobile Tuesdays app that will give customers free perks like "dinner, dessert and a movie" — a Domino's pizza, a Wendy's Frosty, and a free movie rental from VUDU. There's also another gift that changes up every week. This week's surprise is a free ticket to your local theater ...

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    BlackBerry’s desperate Hail Mary pass last fall couldn’t be converted into an immediate touchdown, and the clock might be running out on the Canadian security and productivity specialist that probably got with the Android times a little too late. CEO John Chen insists things are looking up, and a hardware profit isn’t too far off, but Priv sales numbers reportedly failed to meet even modest analyst expectations. Worse yet, an unnamed “high-level” AT&T executive recently told CNET “we’ve seen more returns than we would like”, which suggests many of the very few buyers of ...

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    Mere hours before arch-rival T-Mobile can “turn it up to 11” with the latest in a long line of unconventional attention-grabbing publicity stunts, Sprint appears to want to make peace with the rest of the US “big four” carriers. A face some of you might find familiar delivers a rather bizarre marketing message in the beginning of a 30-second commercial, claiming “it’s 2016 and every network is great.” Yes, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, according to Sprint, as unbelievable as it sounds. The twist? The “Now Network” insists its rates are much lower than those of ...

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    In addition to the giveaways that T-Mobile is told to be doing on Tuesdays, — much like AT&T is — the carrier's Un-carrier 11 promotion is supposedly going to make a bigger deal of its stock giveaway than we originally thought. The same source that tipped off VentureBeat's Evan Blass on the initial report has gone on to talk about "Stock Up" campaign. It begins with getting postpaid subscribers downloading the T-Mobile Tuesdays app before June 21. They will then receive a full share of TMUS through fee-free stock holdings service Loyal3 — it was previously reported that users ...

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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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    Every so often you'll find Chinese manufacturer ZTE come up with some neat Android-powered projectors. We've played with the Spro 2 all the way back last year. It got picked up by AT&T and everyone went along their merry little ways. Fast forward more than a year and we find that T-Mobile has a product listing for the Snapdragon 801-toting pico projector in its support column. Sources to TmoNews say that band support has been tweaked for the Un-carrier's HSPA and LTE bands (including band 12). We might see this device launch Tuesday, June 7. No word on pricing, but AT&T charged ...

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    If John Legere believes that what T-Mobile has done over the past couple of years with its Un-carrier initiatives was forwarding the entire cellular industry, the CEO might have to give credit to the "Dumb" of "Dumb & Dumber" for this one. Big Magenta has officially teased out its Un-carrier 11 event on Twitter. It will be livestreamed on YouTube, Periscope. Facebook Live and the carrier's own website on Monday, June 6 at 1pm Eastern. You’re invited! Tune in LIVE to be blown away by our next Un-carrier move. Epic news you won’t want to miss! https://t.co/cYCU2xOHzi — T-Mobile ...

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    While the LG G Pad F 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 are currently the protagonists of a couple of fairly enticing bundle deals at T-Mobile, going for 50 percent off their list prices when bought alongside select LG and Samsung phones, the “Uncarrier” badly needed a new affordable sub-10-incher. Enter the LG G Pad X 8.0, rumored a couple of months back to go official in May and unveiled the other day in Korea and Canada under the G Pad III 8.0 moniker. At Magenta, the Android Marshmallow-powered slate costs just as much as the outdated G Pad F 8.0, and 80 full bucks less than the ...

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    With the number of ways you can be tracked everywhere you go, — many of which you actually can't control — if law enforcement are on your case, it used to be that they needed a warrant to get cellular networks to turn over location records. Not so much anymore with a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges voted 12 to 3 that the location data being retrieved has been revealed to a third party and, therefore, does not get the protection of the the Fourth Amendment in the US Constitution against searches without a warrant. The government can compel that third party ...

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