Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
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    These last few weeks have seen the Lumia 635 creeping up on us here in the States, following the smartphone's formal introduction back at Build in early April. T-Mobile was quick to announce its support for the 635 even back then, and lately it's just been a question of when the phone would get around to arriving. We saw it make the requisite swing by the FCC in late May, signaling things were progressing on their way towards retail availability, but then just last week we witnessed Microsoft abruptly halt pre-orders; was something wrong? Fret not, as today T-Mobile goes official with 635 ...

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    One of the hottest phones you can't buy very easily right now (in the US, at least) is the LG G3. Though we've heard of an alleged July 17 launch date on Verizon, details surrounding a launch on other carriers' networks have been scarce. A new report states that the LG G3 T-Mobile release will be soon before Verizon's expected date, and also details plans for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. First up is the LG G3. It'll allegedly land on shelves on July 16, just one day before Verizon will possibly get its hands on it. In case you've been living in a cave and need a recap ...

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    Wow. Uncarrier 5.0 is hot off the press, but... what's this? Uncarrier 6! T-Mobile has unveiled "Music Freedom" as part of its latest move to attack its competitors, Uncarrier 6. T-Mobile will offer unlimited free music streaming from all the major music services -- such as Pandora, Rhapsody, Milk, Spotify, iTunes Radio, iHeartRadio, Slacker, and Beatport -- even beyond your data cap. The carrier is touting its "Data Strong" network as being able to handle all of the load of all of this streaming. Of course, there are many implications of net neutrality along with this free streaming, but ...

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    T-Mobile has generally been at the forefront of the wireless industry's game-changing moves by launching its Uncarrier initiative -- reducing wireless industry pain points and straying from the norm in order to provide a better consumer experience. It took away global roaming fees, changed up how we buy phones with JUMP!, and more. Today, the fifth part is official; Uncarrier 5.0 is T-Mobile's newest attack on its competitors. T-Mobile will allow you to now test its network for seven days, on the #7nightstand. Yes, that's right -- it'll let you see its network in action for free. The ...

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    Earlier today we picked up one of the latest rumors to add to the story of Amazon's first smartphone, the device we expect to see the company announce tomorrow. With all the time we had already spent talking about the handset's interesting hardware, and some unique (if not maybe a little gimmicky) software, we switched gears and instead turned our attention to sales. Word was that Amazon had found itself a little carrier interest, and that its phone might arrive as an AT&T exclusive. While that detail has yet to be confirmed (not to mention the phone itself), T-Mobile CEO John Legere ...

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    Last month T-Mobile shared news of its upcoming Uncarrier 5.0 event, scheduled for this coming Wednesday. In the past, these events have revealed changes that have taken steps to make cellular service simpler, more fair, and just more pleasant to deal with. Those have included things like offering to pay for the ETF of users breaking contracts in order to come over to the carrier, or adding international roaming to its plans – and between these changes and the improvement T-Mobile's been making to its network, we've noticed just how attractive the carrier's becoming. But what will the ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event has seen its topic speculated about many times, but with talk of a possible buyout of T-Mobile by Sprint floating around, the possibility that this event will be to announce plans of this purchase are increasing. If "inside sources" of TK Tech News are to be trusted, new "Framily" plans from this merged company (referred to as SoftBank USA) have been exposed. Reportedly, offerings would start at $60 for unlimited talk, text, and data, with 5GB of tethering. This comes with T-Mobile's previously announced international data roaming, and text messaging to ...

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    After multiple reports of a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA, more alleged details have reportedly emerged. The merger deal has been allegedly accepted, with the combined company to be named SoftBank USA -- meaning, the T-Mobile and Sprint monikers would be history. The CEO of the new company would be the current T-Mobile USA chief, John Legere. Dan Hesse, Sprint's CEO, would step down from his current position, though he would remain a part of the SoftBank board. Also scrapped would be the MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile prepaid brands, all rolled in to one ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    Carriers in the US have seen their stranglehold on subscribers locked-in to two-year contracts wane in recent years, as more and more users are lured away from the temptation of subsidies and elect to buy their phones outright, enjoying the freedom of service options that choice affords them. But even as the popularity of these sorts of arrangements grows, getting set up with them isn't always the most graceful experience: you buy your SIM-less phone from one retailer and are then left to your own devices so far as tracking down a SIM and getting things activated go – for us ...

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    If we're to believe the latest reports, the long-rumored T-Mobile and Sprint deal could soon become a reality. To hear it told, the carriers are essentially committed to going through with a deal that would merge the companies, and all that's left is to negotiate a few of the finer specifics (minor stuff, like how many billions of dollars T-Mobile is worth). But let's assume for a moment that all this is accurate, and the carriers will eventually merge. What then? Who would head up this new, bigger network, large enough to compete head-to-head with Verizon and AT&T? Both Sprint and ...

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    You know what's even better than having the hottest smartphone around? Being the only person you know who was able to get their hands on such a hard-to-come-by model. We've already seen luxury brands release “boutique,” “designer” handsets, ranging from the bank-breaking excess of Vertu to the just-out-of-reach Porsche Design BlackBerrys. That north of $1000 range is going to remain inaccessible to many smartphone shoppers, but T-Mobile seems to be trying to create a little buzz around some more affordable –but still of limited availability– smartphones, as it kicks-off ...

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    Sony's Xperia Z, despite being surpassed by the company's next two flagships, is still on the company's list to receive software updates. The T-Mobile version of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone is being updated to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), with the OTA now rolling out to applicable users. The update occurs at a time when users of global Xperia Z owners already are basking in the glory of Android 4.4.2, KitKat, which only serves to show just how bad United States carriers are about getting timely updates out to consumers. Said global consumers had this particular update more than five months ...

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    Rumors of a possible acquisition of T-Mobile US by Sprint aren't about to fade soon, it seems. A new report out of The Wall Street Journal tells us that the two companies may be nearing a deal, where Sprint would purchase the "Uncarrier" early this summer. Pricing details from the WSJ haven't been too conclusive -- the report initially stated the sale price as $50 billion, but an apparently revised version lists it as $32 billion in one spot and $50 billion in another. We are not certain what to expect in terms of the total price, as a result, but the one thing the source has been ...

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