Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
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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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    As US carrier competition continues to heat up, several types of new subscriber-incentivizing deals and discount programs gain traction. You can trade in your old devices, sometimes even as they fall apart, buy popular new high-end phones to get backups for free, and last but not least, you have your no-strings-attached switch bonuses. Okay, some strings occasionally apply, like in T-Mobile’s case starting tomorrow, August 3. According to a very credible leak of an internal Magenta memo, that’s when you’ll be able to “get a Samsung Galaxy smartphone for less”, as long as you ...

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    Has the "buy one, get one free" offer run its wear? T-Mobile was said to have such a campaign planned for the Galaxy Note 7 as soon as it arrived at its stores. Fast forward to today and we have something that probably won't need a new line or upgrade to obtain. 9to5Mac is reporting from its two sources that Samsung is supplying its new Gear Fit 2 fitness smartwatch as free bundle promotions for Sprint and T-Mobile to carry out. Then again, multiple campaigns can simultaneously apply to a single device. If a smart step counter isn't in your taste, Sprint may offer a 256GB microSD card. ...

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    It’s probably going to be a little while until someone challenges the Xiaomi Redmi Pro for the title of world’s cheapest smartphone with a dual rear camera setup, but as far as the toughest such model goes, we have a winner today. Well, technically, the Kyocera DuraForce PRO will only reportedly see daylight on T-Mobile sometime in Q4, i.e. between October and December. Knowing the manufacturer however, and checking the unreleased handheld out in an unofficial render, there’s no doubt we’re dealing with a warrior. A water, dust and drop-resistant warrior, specifically, with both ...

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    In addition to widening the subscriber count gap between the nation’s third and fourth largest wireless communications service providers, T-Mobile continues to close in on “Dumb and Dumber”, which is how its CEO likes to refer to the market’s overall leader and silver medalist. Of course, even 13 consecutive quarters of over 1 million customer gains aren’t enough for the “Uncarrier” to actually breathe down Verizon and AT&T’s necks. Big Red still dominates the charts, with 113.2 mil “retail connections” as of yesterday, while T-Mo managed to surge sequentially by ...

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    You can complain about the “Uncarrier’s” Tuesdays perks as much as you want, but it turns out the video announcement John Legere was teasing last week concerned Binge On, the free unlimited streaming service all T-Mobile customers are more than pleased with, despite initial skepticism and net neutrality issues. How could you not love being able to watch video content on your phones from over 100 providers without ever touching your standard high-speed data on qualifying Simple Choice plans? The seventh expansion wave recruits a number of big names in the entertainment and news ...

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    T-Mobile raised its monthly plan rates last year as it introduced its Binge On zero-rate program. While it offered more data per tier and more hotspot data at that, the unlimited data package ended up starting at $95 from its previous $80. Currently, two lines of unlimited data come to $140 per month. Sprint's offering a $120 rate for the same thing. But it could dive even deeper if that carrier's trial offers of the "Unlimited Freedom Plan" expand nationwide. That takes the base rate for two lines of unlimited data down to $100 per month. But according to those in the know at the Sprint ...

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    Starting July 31, if you would like help from a friendly T-Mobile representative to upgrade your line, get ready to pay for that help if you aren't in an early upgrade program. Someone leaked a screenshot off of a T-Mobile corporate forum and sent it to TmoNews. The post says tat if you, a customer, are with the Un-carrier, but not on a current JUMP!, JUMP! On Demand or SCORE! services and you decide to upgrade your device through a retail store or through customer care (read: over the phone), you'll be assessed a $20 fee for that service. Enrolling in the JUMP! early upgrade program ...

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