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    Last month, T-Mobile announced Binge On, a scheme that offers to give the carrier's users unlimited access to streaming video that won't count against their data plans – so long as they're cool with down-sampled resolutions and decreased bandwidth. The service only covered streaming video from select providers, and if users didn't want to live with those trade-offs, they were always free to opt out – or so we thought. Now YouTube is alleging that T-Mobile is throttling its video connections to the carrier's users, even though YouTube is not among the services signed up to be a part of ...

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    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler previously spoke of T-Mobile's new Binge On service rather kindly, calling the paid-for streaming data perk "highly innovative and highly competitive." The FCC is also eyeing AT&T as it has a Data Perks program that trades filling sponsored surveys for up to an extra gigabyte on your account each month. And in those veins, Comcast has introduced an unlimited access "Stream TV" program that is described as "a cable service that only works in the customer's home." Today, Wheeler announced that he's requested meetings with the three ...

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    Given T-Mobile is the US carrier with the highest consumer satisfaction scores among the “big four”, yet its subscriber base isn’t growing quite as rapidly as CEO John Legere would want, it makes perfect sense to try every trick in the book to enlist fans of opponents. After all, rivals are pulling similar stunts, one going so far as to even tempt Magenta employees with gift baskets and lucrative job offers. Meanwhile, the “Uncarrier” couldn’t forget its existent customers, gearing up to shave $100 off “Samsung’s latest superphones” for “absolutely everyone.” The ...

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    As the longstanding number four of the US network, T-Mobile's been taking out its anger at "Dumb & Dumber," flying planes in front of both AT&T's and Verizon's New York headquarters and just raising general hell like a misbehaving child. Funny how putting Sprint down in the cellar brings out the same tomfoolery sometimes. Not this time. Not for the holidays. Instead, Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure is making an underhanded move by sending care packages over to select T-Mobile. From Cheez-Its to Oreos, it seems that the bounty's plentiful and the pleading is as well. Claure makes a ...

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    In case the nation’s third largest mobile operator and leading “Uncarrier” wasn’t able to convince you it’s the top choice this holiday season with generous incentives for Verizon and AT&T deserters, Binge On unlimited streaming, and Black November deals, perhaps some discounts on probably the best Android phones in the world will pique your interest. By using the promo code “DEAL75OFF” on T-Mobile’s official website, you can take a cool 75 bucks off the regular no-contract prices of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and LG V10. Moreover, the GS6 was already slashed ...

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    According to one of its designers, Sony may be loosening up on its smartphone development cycle just a tiny bit. Rumors have gone contrary to this spooling down for a while, even as Sony has been making plays for Toshiba's camera unit and figuring out what it really wants to do in mobile. In the end, we may end up remaining on pace for a six-month-or-so update. A screenshot from a T-Mobile presentation in Poland places two new Sony Xperia models for introduction in Q2 of 2016. Also on tap throughout the first quarter: four new Samsung Galaxy phones, two new Lumias and another HTC One. Four ...

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    Ranked first among the “big four” operators in customer satisfaction by Consumer Reports, and hands down the network with the strongest marketing muscle nowadays, T-Mobile still has trouble markedly boosting its subscriber base. People are often too comfortable or just outright lazy to ditch the carrier they’ve embraced years back, no matter their dissatisfaction for overage fees, meager coverage or high device prices. Not to mention all the exclusive benefits offered by Sprint to folks switching from T-Mobile, or Magenta itself when you hail from AT&T or Verizon. Yes, ...

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    Labor unions have had their problems with T-Mobile. The National Labor Relations Board ruled against T-Mobile earlier this year, deeming it crossed federal labor laws by not allowing its employees to join or form a union. Big Magenta is about into another fight, this one against consumer advocates on its basic premise of being the "Un-carrier." USA TODAY reports that a labor and consumer organization called Change to Win is alleging to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that T-Mobile is deceptively advertising that its users can switch off to other carriers at anytime. The New York ...

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    The report of the Sprint's demise has been greatly exaggerated, but boy, is it hard not to see red in yellow. It traded places with T-Mobile in the subscriber base wars and is still pretty far down the network speed ratings. Furthermore, it's going to have to continue a pattern of cost-cutting which may also involve "unlimited lite" plans and the obsolescence of real unlimited plans. And yet, Sprint has gone on and decided to reboot its "Cut Your Bill in Half" promotion from a year ago to take away users from the bigger three carriers in the country. Yes, even T-Mobile. And while it's been ...

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    While T-Mobile’s user base still stands at less than half of Verizon and AT&T’s subscriber counts, and Magenta’s call and data quality remain arguably mediocre, “innovative” services like Binge On, as well as super-convenient JUMP! On Demand deals, were bound to vastly improve the “Uncarrier’s” consumer satisfaction scores. Let’s not forget the John Legere-commanded wireless network outfit essentially paved the way for all “big four” operators to ditch contracts, or T-Mo’s frequent publicity stunts that may often seem childish, but almost always stay with you. ...

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    When we step back from Samsung's smartphone lineup and look at the phones beyond the flagship Galaxy S and Note series, what do we think about? The A-models like the newly refreshed Galaxy A3, A5, and A7? Sure, but those are far from the only more mid-range handsets Samsung's been cranking out, and this year we've also witnessed the debut of the first Galaxy J smartphones. Most recently that list grew to include the Galaxy J3, as we saw the phone launch in China. What about global release plans; would we ever run across that guy here in the States? As it turns out, we just might, as we get ...

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    This year has been a big one for T-Mobile, and while the precise timing will vary based on who you're asking (and how they're counting), earlier this year we saw the carrier slide past Sprint and formally claim the spot of the number-three network in the US. Even with this victory under its belt, T-Mobile isn't about to slow down in its efforts to further expand, and now it's got AT&T squarely in its sights. Today the carrier shares word of its latest plan to steal users away from AT&T, offering iPhone fans a tempting offer on a high-capacity handset. If you're currently a ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    It’s going to be extremely tricky for T-Mobile prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS to regain the trust of its millions of customers who recently risked personal data breaches, let alone recruit new followers. But a nice first step has been made, and until November 30, every Metro phone buyer automatically qualifies for a free second device. No strings attached, obviously no lengthy contracts involved, just a good old-fashioned BOGO (buy one get one) deal, where the complimentary phone must be cheaper or of equal value than the handheld you’ll actually pay for. Furthermore, the selection is ...

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    Official factory images allowing owners of legacy Nexus devices to move to Android 6.0 early were uploaded to Google’s servers way back in the opening stages of October, followed by over-the-air updates for everyone who wasn’t in a big hurry to leave Lollipop behind. Well, not exactly everyone, as T-Mobile inexplicably delayed the Android Marshmallow rollout for the first-gen Motorola-made Nexus 6 purchased from the “Uncarrier.” At long last, it appears the MRA58X goodie package has been given the green-light and should start making its way OTA “soon.” Mind you, this is ...

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    Earlier this month T-Mobile announced its latest Un-carrier hook, giving users access to streaming video that didn't count against their data plan with its Binge On system. No sooner was Binge On announced, though, than it seemed like the service brought all manner of critics out of the woodwork. Beyond our own concerns over reduced video quality, and statements from other carriers about possible network congestion, we saw plenty of you readers sounding off in the comments with questions about net neutrality: was this free pass for certain streaming video services (but not others) going to ...

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    T-Mobile has been chasing tails from the beginning of this spectrum auction process. It's been fortunate so far to have had a fairly clear berth from its smaller counterparts. It also claims to have up to $10 billion in its arsenal ready to bid — with more cash ready to go as the carrier sells some of its cell towers. Now, it's once again going after the nation's most popular network to put a cap on its quest for the 600MHz band. Specifically, we're talking about the reserve band of the 600MHz: approximately 40MHz of spectrum  reserved for carriers that own less than one-third of a ...

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    Brett Dennen isn't the only one that loves a comeback. John McCain isn't the only Comeback Kid. And it took a comeback for Apple to be in the elephant position it's been in for several years now. BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the company can pull a Justin Timberlake and bring sexy back. Now we know that T-Mobile CEO John Legere believes so, too. How? Like in this lede, through word association. Seriously, a word association game. Who knew those things could be so telling? For example, when a CNET reporter mentioned "5G," COO Mike Sievert responded with "2020." It might be as early as ...

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    It only takes one. We're not talking about Lay's potato chips or crisps. We're tailing off a breach at the world's largest consumer credit agency that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers. There's now another security hole that Big Magenta's subsidiary, prepaid carrier MetroPCS, has just finished patching up. But if you're one of the 10 million customers that had their data so easily accessible, there's little comfort in finding out that the hole was a "pretty bad f*ckup on MetroPCS's side." That comment comes from one hacker who found a similar bug at AT&T's site in 2010 which ...

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    As anticipated exactly a month ago, the first circular smartwatch from the worldwide king of smartphone shipments is rapidly spreading to US carriers. Well, perhaps “rapidly” isn’t the right word, given the Samsung Gear S2 is still stuck on pre-order status at AT&T, nowhere to be found with Sprint support, and already backordered through T-Mobile. That’s right, it only took Magenta roughly 24 hours to use up however many units were on sale to begin with. There must have not been a lot, although the cellular-capable wearable was deemed a great hit in Korea off the bat. T-Mo will ...

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    Update: The staff of the Pocketnow Weekly does not guarantee that you will retain a romantic relationship by introducing your JDate, FarmersOnly or TrekPassions date to this podcast. Please consult our latest Terms & Conditions regarding dates made with other dating services. Download at your own risk. We get a late-night delivery from a mysterious man in an unmarked minivan – and he comes bearing an wrist watch right outta the future. We get our Apple iPad Pro ordered up, and we find a friendly Canadian to tell us what to expect. And we finally spend a few days with the ...

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    T-Mobile. The rebel in pink. The one that asks questions from everyone else first and then does things without asking itself first. At least, it seems, it doesn't ask itself some important questions. For its tenth Un-carrier move, CEO John Legere decided to do a thing — a solid, supposedly — for its customers by making video streaming within certain parameters free. Turns out that executives of two other US cell service providers are asking questions about that move. AT&T's Ralph de la Vega and Sprint's Tarek Robbiati were both at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & ...

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    Even tough some are still skeptical about any sort of success when it comes to the iPad Pro, the trick to gain more market share has everything to do with availability. Tim Cook is currently on a little tour to try to sell the product in other markets, something which doesn't necessarily work. In the US however, the name of the game is getting along with the carriers, and today we learn of a new deal. T-Mobile has just announced that the iPad Pro will be joining its "JUMP!" program. Just like the company announced the cellular variants of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 recently, you'll ...

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    Yesterday T-Mobile had its Uncarrier 10 event, where the carrier announced its latest developments: the introduction of free-to-stream Binge On video data, and a doubling of data allotment for some of its most popular accounts. At the time, we had a few concerns about Binge On, specifically in regards to how it threatens to downgrade video quality through reduced bandwidth and resolution, but you could always opt-out if you didn't care for it. What wasn't immediately clear, though, were some of the downsides to that double-data offer, including some price bumps. The Simple Choice plans ...

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