Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
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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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    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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    Gripes have taken over Forumsville, Internetland once again, but it's not all for poor server management and broken promises of pizza. It all stems from a thread on the /r/TMobile subreddit talking about CEO John Legere's quick Twitter teaser on something new for the Un-carrier's customers. What did u do today? I just got done filming an announcement that you'll see (very) soon!! #staytuned pic.twitter.com/XcE1SlSLkz — John Legere (@JohnLegere) July 21, 2016 Popular comments kicked off with cynicism for how great the T-Mobile Tuesdays perks have been recently. Comment from discussion ...

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    Even with all the concerns and controversies surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics, from Zika virus threats to political instability and economic crisis, as well as sanitation and security issues, an estimated 100,000 Americans and millions of sports fans around the world are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro next month. T-Mobile can’t show its appreciation for the enthusiasm of all these people, but as far as Magenta’s US customers are concerned, this year’s games should be a reason to celebrate, not foot the bill for “AT&T’s VIP parties and private suites in Rio.” What, ...

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    Sometimes, it can take so few letters to convey something that may prove to be so sweet. But it has to happen first. What we're talking about is what everyone's been talking about leading up to August 2: the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung will show it off at a New York event. Everything else about it is still up in the air like specs and feature set. We think we know that pre-orders for the phone will be up right after the Unpacked show, but what does it mean for excited customers on the carrier side? Well, here's one take from Evan Blass: TMO PROMO: GN7 BOGO — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 19, ...

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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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    Long distance communication fees are the last thing on your mind when it comes to checking up on loved ones following the disturbingly frequent terror attacks of late leaving countries as diverse as Turkey, Iraq, Syria and France paralyzed with fear. But for their part, US wireless service providers can do little else to help in such heartbreaking circumstances than ensure you won’t pay through the nose if you know someone in an afflicted area, and have to contact them ASAP. Once again, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint temporarily bury the hatchet, pausing the marketing BS and ...

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    If you're a Pokémon GO fan, here's a T-Mobile Tuesdays offer you'll wish that the Un-carrier won't screw up. On July 19, T-Mobile will use its customer appreciation program serve up new perks revolving around your travels related to the Pokémon GO game. First and foremost of the perks is unlimited high-speed data for Pokémon GO use — that means that even if you dump the game next week, you can pick it back up in October and not have to worry about using up your data bucket. In fact, the offer lasts through the end of next August as long as you claim it on any given Tuesday through ...

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    The “Uncarrier” is not one to shy away from pompous metaphors describing its special offers, service rates and network reliability, so you won’t be surprised to hear CEO John Legere bill the newest time-limited T-Mobile promo as “our best deal ever”, and a “lifeline for the carriers’ long-abused customers.” Said mistreated customers can get up to 6GB LTE data per line per month for $30 each on T-Mo’s Simple Choice plans, paying just $20 for the addition of a new line starting with the fifth. Even better, “absolutely everyone in the family” will receive a Samsung ...

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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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    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

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    Update: Mere minutes after the general announcement, T-Mobile confirmed it'll be the first to carry the "Sprinkle White" 5-incher on US shores, charging $160, or $6.67 a month for two years, with $0 down, starting July 13. With all the budget mid-range options you have these days from Chinese manufacturers, it's amazing to realize that once you take them out of the equation as well as the brands you see on the online marketplaces, we're talking about some pretty boring options. I mean, have mercy on the prepaid carrier customers, jeez. Well, HTC is once again trying its hand in that ...

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    During Verizon's press conference debuting its new Verizon Plan pricing and features, the carrier decided to make sure that Sprint wasn't running away with a one percent loss. Where does that one percent come from? In a recent spate of ads featuring Verizon's former adman Paul Marcarelli, Sprint claimed to be about 99 percent as reliable as Verizon when it comes to service and outages. An engineer at the Checkmark pointed out that the one percent gap in reliability meant an extra 5 billion failures per year. Whatever failures they are, how severe they are, how far they hit and how long ...

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    Back in 2014, T-Mobile claimed in court that Huawei stole some trade secrets about its phone testing robot Tappy. How? By trying to sneak into the Un-carrier's Bellvue, Washington, headquarters to take pictures of said robot, named Tappy. Since then, Huawei has made its own testing aid and T-Mobile wanted to call legal foul on its play. Fast forward two years and now Huawei is going after T-Mobile on the same grounds that it did against Samsung. Little Magenta has for the past two years been using 14 4G patents it refuses to license from Huawei, at least so the Chinese manufacturer claims. ...

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    While “national trade-in events”, where new signers to Verizon plans can get big money in exchange for their old phones, are hardly novelties, frequently opening up and closing back down to suggest urgency, Big Red has just outdid itself by doubling down on customer benefits. And with a simple and attractive referral program in place, both existing VZW subscribers and switchers from rival networks score nifty little rewards. Specifically, between $25 and $100 a month as far as the former group is concerned, and a fixed 50 bucks bonus for the latter. All Verizon clients need to do is ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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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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    While America’s second largest wireless carrier seemed one step behind the number three in subscribers and champion of publicity stunts and customer perks with the tardy introduction of one-day-a-week rewards, the many T-Mobile Tuesdays glitches of the past month may have given AT&T an unexpected break. And Ma Bell is today looking to capitalize on that golden opportunity, kicking off the aptly titled THANKS appreciation scheme in style, with a trio of hilarious TV commercials and all the details you need to take the “DeATTh Star” up on its invitation to the movies. Granted, a ...

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    It’s become a normal reaction of US and international wireless carriers, as well as companies like Microsoft, to both natural and man-made disasters to ensure easy, hassle-free and economical communication between people potentially afflicted by said hazards and loved ones. Almost too normal. Unfortunately, there’s not much else Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can do in the wake of the tragic June 28 Istanbul airport bombings than waive fees typically associated with voice and text conversations from the US to Turkey. Interestingly enough, Sprint is the only operator in the ...

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    It's midday on another Tuesday which means another T-Mobile Tuesdays event going to the dogs. Specifically, the dogs at the T-Mobile servers. Users are taking to Twitter to tweet tempestuously about how for the fourth week in the #GetThanked campaign they weren't able to access their stash of free perks. Some users were told by the app to come back on Tuesday, even though today is a Tuesday. I sure wish this T-Mobile Tuesdays app was working, @TMobile getting a bit ridiculous that every Tuesday I can't access my rewards. — David V (@The0DD1) June 28, 2016 Is T-Mobile Tuesdays a joke that ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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