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    Update: Verizon Wireless announced that its LG V10 sales start today. Check out the Verizon source link. LG has all the right boxes in all the right places. They just have to go out. Jumping off the verge of some very poor smartphone numbers at the company, the Korean manufacturer sent off its Nexus baby to Google. Now, it's watching the sales kick-off of the LG V10. At AT&T's site, it's being billed as a "productivity phone," an attempt to play up the secondary display at top. Both T-Mobile and Verizon are giving the camera experience first mentions in their blurbs. Every carrier has ...

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    It appears T-Mobile CEO John Legere does Netflix and chill. Or at least that’s what legendary Twitter tipster @evleaks heard from his generally dependable sources the Uncarrier 10 (or Un-Carrier X) announcement would be all about. “Netflix, HBO, etc.”, says Evan Blass, suggesting other video services like Hulu or YouTube may also join the unlimited streaming party. Instead of staying quiet on the matter, which is the typical response of many tech execs to exposés of this sort, mocking or verbally attacking the leakster, i.e. the second most popular comeback, Legere reacted in a very ...

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    In addition to cooking up a mysterious “Un-carrier X” announcement that will no doubt cause many sleepless nights for top executives of rival wireless service providers, T-Mobile has taken to the sky again to make sure AT&T also got its overage-related message loud and clear. We’re guessing the same exact Magenta-branded airplane that hovered over Verizon’s command post in New York earlier this week visited Dallas next, circling the headquarters of the nation’s second largest operator for enough time to plaster the big blue with a couple of straightforward memos. T-Mo was the ...

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    Someone decided to go Roman at T-Mobile today. But it's for good reason as the company is close to celebrating four years of its Uncarrier movement. We could go through the rap again, but the last (really) consequential punch we've seen Magenta take has been the JUMP! On Demand program. We heard from CEO John Legere to expect the latest Un-carrier move "coming to a theater near you." "We never hit pause" is what the poster says for a November 10 Un-carrier X event. It's in Los Angeles. That's all we know. Bad news for people who need bathroom breaks, though. We've said it before, we'll say ...

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    If you happened to catch a small magenta-painted plane hovering about Verizon’s New York headquarters yesterday writing hard-to-make-out messages across the sky, you’ll probably not be shocked to hear it was all part of T-Mobile’s latest publicity stunt. Sorry, incurable romantics, but no one asked their better half to marry them using the cheesiest trick in the book. Instead, the rapidly rising third largest wireless service operator stateside decided its #AbolishOverages movement would no longer be ignored by the market’s all-around leader. The Twitter hashtag dominated the ...

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    For an October, this month has been pleasantly busy with new-phone launches, and we're not done yet, with both Verizon/Motorola and OnePlus events still on the calendar for later this week. We got things started, though, with the latest handset from LG, as the manufacturer ushered in the month with the reveal of the V10. While the phone has a unique secondary screen, there's a lot more to the V10 than some simple gimmick, and the handset looks ready to shine as a powerful video recording device for content creators who seek the flexibility of a tool with easily accessible manual shooting ...

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    T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand offers may have lost some of their appeal for prospective iPhone 6s and 6s Plus buyers, but if you don’t mind siding with Apple’s enemy, and sticking to an older Samsung Galaxy S6, this weekend brings one of the “Uncarrier’s” best trade-in deals in recent memory to the table. Basically, the standard, non-edgy, non-phablet-sized GS6 is available for free, no contracts required, monthly or upfront payments, as long as you have something similar to discard. iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, S5, Note 5, Note 4, and Note ...

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    Wisconsin-based cellular carrier Cellcom will not be bidding in the FCC's 600MHz spectrum auction next year, the company's CEO said during a conference held by the Competitive Carrier Association. Why is this important to T-Mobile? The T-Mobile insurgency of the mobile carrier market has helped tickle more subscribers pink. But if it wants to be where its customers are, T-Mobile will need to keep building towers and expanding coverage. It will need opportunities and investment into them to get all that done. Come early next year, the FCC will be selling off pieces of the far-travelling ...

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    Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch is here: after launching back at IFA, we saw retail sales get started here in the US earlier this month. At least, that was the case for the standard Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic, but we've yet to see availability begin for the smartwatch's cellular-connected edition. Samsung confirmed that carriers would get the ball rolling there sometime this fall, and rumors suggested that T-Mobile and Verizon could both pick up the Gear S2 beginning November 6. It turns out that report was half right, as both carriers start confirming the details of their Gear S2 sales. ...

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    The rapidly rising third largest US wireless service provider already dealt a big advertising blow to the silver medalist this week, but user feedback response is apparently not the only thing T-Mobile reckons AT&T doesn’t handle very well. According to the magenta carrier’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Sievert, Ma Bell should more carefully concoct its convenience-improving features. Currently, AT&T’s strategy “is to build or buy things, and then try to convince customers they asked for it.” Meanwhile, Sievert claims, T-Mo first “asks customers what they want and ...

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    What do you do if you're a company's loyal customer, having stuck with them for years, and while you're generally happy with how they've been doing business, there are one or two things you think could be done better? Firing off a polite email sounds like a pretty reasonable idea, and recently one AT&T user did just that. Normally, this would be the end of our story – maybe AT&T would shoot back with a “thanks for the ideas; we appreciate your interest” message – but the company's heavy-handed response has instead managed to implode on itself, and now T-Mobile's seizing ...

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    If scoring a no-contract new iPhone 6s for just $20 a month, with no upfront payment or trade-in required, felt a little too good to be true, well, it’s no longer true. After a super-convenient, uber-cheap introductory JUMP! On Demand promotion, T-Mobile has moved to a more permanent lease pricing scheme, which is slightly less advantageous. Nonetheless, you can still pick up the 16GB 3D Touch-capable 4.7-inch iDevice sans forking a dollar in advance, and then cough up only $5 a month, as long as you’re willing to swap a mint-condition iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or ...

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    Confused by how US carriers are approaching Microsoft's new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL? There's no way we could blame you, and following yesterday’s launch of the phones, uncertainty immediately descended upon reports of carrier interest. AT&T officially said it would be offering the Lumia 950, but then a now-refuted report claimed that the network would have an exclusive on both the 950 and the XL. Then T-Mobile spoke up, saying that only AT&T would be selling the 950 amongst carriers, but you were welcome to buy your phone from Microsoft and bring it to the TMo's network. Now a ...

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    Is this instance of carrier exclusivity a product of Microsoft's strategy or a span of multiple negotiations just falling apart? We might not know the official details, but on the heels of the AT&T's announcement that it will carry the Lumia 950, we don't want to be the Debbie Downer in the room. Keep in mind, though, that the move Microsoft is executing with the Lumia 950 definitely did not do the Amazon Fire any favors. T-Mobile announced that AT&T will exclusively carry the Microsoft Lumia 950. The company addressed device availability questions on Twitter: @Shroedeger The new ...

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    We brought it up in our Android 6.0 primer video: expect bugs. Especially expect them in more front and center areas at first blush before the updates eventually come to patch them. It's not a rule exclusive to Android, just ask iOS. Twice. But T-Mobile troubles have appeared (no, not those T-Mobile troubles) and it involves LTE reception on Nexus 5 handsets. One Reddit user noted 3G reception in areas normally flush with LTE. Another user, from AT&T subcarrier Cricket also had a similar experience which got troubleshot with a toggle on-and-off of airplane mode. Another T-Mobile ...

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    Owners of some Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus Player) can already get a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow thanks to Google, who made the factory images available on its servers. But what if you own a smartphone (or a tablet, for that matter), and your carrier of choice is T-Mobile? Magenta confirmed the Marshmallow update to be in the works for 17 of the devices on its line-up. The page also reiterates something we know so well (and learned to hate) concerning the long time required for a carrier phone to get an update: "Software updates are a long ...

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    Update: Nexus next to us... podcast in front of us. Enjoy! Google's new Nexus phones are here, T-Mobile's customer data is all over the internet, and the new iPhone can double as a submarine. On top of that, LG's looking to revamp the concept of the videophone and the smartwatch all at the same time, Microsoft's about to dump a load of Windows hardware on the world, and HTC is readying a familiar face for a fall launch. All this plus your listener mail awaits below, on episode 168 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So figure out which cable fits your new phone and plug in, because this ...

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    Voice calling feels like such a hold-over from a previous era of communication, that it's no wonder carriers are eager to modernize things. For some, that means tech like voice over LTE, while others are turning their attention to WiFi-based calling as an alternative (and of course, there's overlap there, with carriers working on both). AT&T, from the sound of things, would love to make WiFi calls an option for its subscribers, only so far it hasn't gotten the regulatory approval it believes is necessary to get broad WiFi-call service started. In a new letter to the FCC, the carrier ...

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    We can talk about mobile privacy and security all we want. We can talk about keeping the data on our phones safe, be it that you're on the side of BlackBerry, Blackphone or whatever else. But you can't really prepare for when the carrier you signed your phone up with has its data centers hacked into. So is the case for T-Mobile customers. Experian — the world's largest consumer credit ratings agency — notified T-Mobile this afternoon of a breach that may have compromised encrypted data of about 15 million customers. The breach took place in a server not in Experian's consumer credit ...

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    LG's big New York City launch event just wrapped up a little while back, but before it even got started, the cat was already out of the bag: overnight, LG announced both the dual-screened V10, as well as the new LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. We had the official specs, we had plenty of pics – what else was there to learn about this new smartphone? Well, while the overnight announcement brought word that South Korean sales would get underway later this month, followed by US sales sometime in November, we didn't know much else about specific plans for retail availability. Today at LG's US ...

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    T-Mobile's improving network will need to have phones that utilize every last bit of it as they can. Recently, it's been having some trouble with its OEMs using Band 12 LTE. That's the precious bit of the 700MHz spectrum T-Mobile is using to expand broad land coverage. While the issue entangles lack of VoLTE and E911 call routing, it looks like the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P might get the whole shebang once Google works things out with Big Magenta. The carrier and Des Smith, T-Mobile Product Manager, gave some customer service on Twitter today, addressing the latest Google flagship phones and ...

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    When carriers dropped subsidies, buying a smartphone was supposed to get more straightforward, right? You hand the carrier (or your retailer of choice) a wad of cash, they hand you a smartphone, and then you're off to use the phone as you please. Instead, we've entered a world of installment plans, leases, and all sort of other "deals" that have left smartphone ownership nearly as head-scratching as it's always been. Today T-Mobile announced an offer that promises to hook you up with a new iPhone 6S for as low as five dollars a month. What's the catch? First off, this is part of T-Mobile's ...

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    Ante upped. At the outset of the iPhone 6s debut, we saw T-Mobile strike hot iron with an AMPED up Un-carrier upgrade scheme, providing the newest Apple smartphones to the customers who elect to use them at a continuous $15/month lease. Sprint chased that program with its own. T-Mobile jumped back by pricing its more conventional installment plan option for the iPhone 6s at, on average, $7/month less than its competitors. Apple made waves itself by introducing the pricier, but more robust and carrier-independent iPhone Upgrade Program. And now the ball's back in T-Mobile's court, with John ...

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    Guess what? It's 2015. And guess what else? Starting on September 30, you'll see a top-of-the-line phone from 2011 make its way to the shelves of T-Mobile. We've seen what the HTC Desire 626 do with a Snapdragon 210 processor and while the company tried to make the phone viable at $200, we might think otherwise. So, what does Coolpad have to offer at $50 a pop? Apparently, a device called the Rogue. T-Mobile's spec sheet doesn't really jive with what Qualcomm says any of its Snapdragon 200-class SoCs can do (the Wi-Fi adapter listed does 802.11 b/g/n while all in Qualcomm's lineup list ...

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    Update (10/29): Well, @evleaks strikes again and supports our initial call. T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 to offer unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO, etc. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 29, 2015 We may officially know the details of this come November 10. Our original story is below. T-Mobile is on a roll and it intends on keeping the rolling role it has in the cellular industry going. Even if it's at its own expense sometimes. Catching the tail end of Goldman Sachs Communacopia 2015 conference, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and his team took ...

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