Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
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    For the past couple weeks, if you wanted a new HTC One M8 in the US, your options were going with Verizon as your carrier, or placing on online order with another carrier, and waiting for your phone to ship. With a phone as hot as this one, though, who wants to wait any longer than they have to? We've been looking forward to the day when Verizon's short-lived period of in-store exclusivity would end, and we could really start seeing One M8 sales begin in earnest. That day is today, with Sprint and AT&T adding the phone to their retail store inventories. Both carriers will hook you up ...

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    T-Mobile has been finding a lot of success in the US with its no-annual-contract alternatives to service from some of the other major carriers, potentially saving users a fair deal of money in the process. This week the company is rolling out its latest series of “un-carrier” announcements, and today's is the news of an affordable $40 Simple Starter plan with unlimited talk and text, alongside 500MB of 4G data. Is it a smart deal, though? $40 is certainly a lot less than you might pay at other carriers, but there are two big problems we see with this plan. One was pointed out by BGR, ...

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    BlackBerry hasn't been a true favorite in any market lately, and proof of it are its terrible device sales in the last couple of years. As a result, and due to the tremendous disappointment that customers experienced with devices like the BlackBerry Z10, carriers like T-Mobile decided to allow customers to return their BlackBerry devices in exchange for anything else, and obviously that didn't leave the relationship in positive terms between both companies. Today BlackBerry's CEO John Chen released a statement confirming that his company will no longer renew its sales agreement contract ...

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    April is here, and that means that the Sony Xperia Z2, announced back at MWC 2014 in February, is getting ready to go up for sale. Much of our coverage of this phone lately has focused on rumors of delays and shortages, and while Sony has since confirmed that demand for the Z2 is indeed likely to exceed supply, the phone will still be available this month, even if in limited numbers. At least, that's to be the case in the UK; what can we expect from the Z2 over on this side of the pond? That story is slowly coming together, as North American carriers begin preparing to welcome the Xperia ...

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    We first got a look at LG's L90 back during MWC, going hands-on with the model alongside the rest of the new L-series devices. A little bit later, we started hearing about LG's release plans for the L90, and a leak (above) suggested the phone was destined for T-Mobile in the States. While the carrier still hasn't gone official with its plans, a new leak manages to fill us in on the details, revealing plans to begin sales later this month. According to the leaked roadmap, T-Mobile plans to introduce the L90 on April 23 (a date that could well be shaping up to be a pretty big one for ...

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    On April 2, Nokia will unveil more Windows Phones, as the company itself has teased the event using the #moreLumia hashtag. Since it coincides with Microsoft's Build conference, we're likely to see an upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 device (or maybe more), but there's no word on whether we should expect a high end or a lower end phone (though multiple devices is still a possibility). According to the latest from @evleaks, T-Mobile Windows Phone fans should soon expect a Nokia device to land on Magenta's line-up. The codename mentioned is "Monarch". This T-Mobile Nokia Monarch could very well be ...

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    You've heard the news, you've read the review, you've watched our hands-on videos: have you made up your mind yet about HTC's new One? If you are itching to go ahead and buy yourself the company's latest smartphone, you've got a ton of options, and HTC has really gotten a leg up on Samsung and its Galaxy S5 today by making the new One immediately available. Just how you'll go about purchasing the phone depends on what edition you have in mind, and which carriers you're interested in using for service. Let's take a look at your options: Verizon is the only carrier in the US to offer the new ...

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    The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in two storage options: 16GB, and 32GB. However, it appears that you will only be able to purchase the larger capacity variant online, as stores will sell only the 16GB flavor. The information comes from a leaked training document that describes the above-mentioned sales policy for Magenta. While you can already pre-order your device now from the carrier, April (next month) is the month to look out for with regards to US availability. In terms of specs, we should expect the same internals, including the 5.1-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 2.5GHz ...

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    Back in December, a rumor started going around that following AT&T's aborted effort to acquire T-Mobile, Sprint was now interested in taking a shot at the carrier, and we might some day see a combined Sprint/T-Mobile emerge with a network and user base large enough to compete on the same level as AT&T and Verizon. We've heard critical assessments both applauding and decrying the idea, but regardless of how anyone feels about the proposed merger, we've been anxious to get some official word on whether or not it might actually be moving forward. This afternoon, we get an update that ...

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    LTE is the best thing since sliced bread. I doubt you'll find anyone to argue that point. Latency on an LTE network is generally low, while speeds on an LTE network are typically fast. Pretty much the only problem with LTE is its "newness", which translates into the service not being available as widely as many of us would like. When I abandoned Windows Mobile for Android, I picked up the T-Mobile G1 -- the very first commercially available Android-powered smartphone. I was about a year late joining the Android party. Why? T-Mobile wouldn't sell it to me! I know, that sounds crazy, but ...

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    Net neutrality. If you've been a responsible Internet user in the last few months, you're familiar with the term and what it means for us, the paying subscribers. For those unaware, it's the movement (or set of rules, rather) that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all online activity equally. In other words, you pay your fees, and you have unadulterated access to the Internet, regardless of the sites you visit, the services you use, etc. Last month, a federal appeals court shot down the FCC's net neutrality rules, and that opened the door for a Wild West Internet, where the ...

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    I'm sitting in my grandmother's house in my hometown, and I want to make a call. I pick up my phone, dial a number, and hit the giant red Call button. It fails. I remember T-Mobile has literally no service in Pinnacle, North Carolina, so I connect to her Wi-Fi network. "I can use Wi-Fi calling," I think. Nope. The Moto X doesn't support Wi-Fi calling. People, this is 2014. This should not happen. I have a perfectly good Wi-Fi network and a perfectly capable smartphone in an area with no service, and I still have no way to place a call, unless I pick up the landline and dial a 10-digit ...

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    T-Mobile is the most interesting carrier in the United States. Since John Legere came aboard as CEO in September 2012, the company has transformed from a staid, conflicted brand trying too hard to be "hip" to something legitimately compelling. T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" push has seen the company nab the iPhone, wipe out international roaming charges, offer earlier device upgrades, eliminate early termination fees, and even pay the termination fees of those switching to its network. Combined with Legere's unconventional antics and a bold new approach to marketing its services, these changes ...

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    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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    After hearing LG go official with its introduction of the G Flex to US markets at the CES, the last couple weeks have been bringing us the specifics on how different carriers planned to welcome the phone. First we heard from Sprint, and then AT&T followed-up last Monday – the only holdout was T-Mobile. Today the carrier finally comes through with the news of how its subscribers will be able to get their hands on the G Flex, and also announces another new LG Android, the Optimus F3Q. T-Mobile's G Flex pre-orders open today, with the phone ultimately arriving on February 5 – that's a ...

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    I've been a T-Mobile customer since the company was known as VoiceStream Wireless. Back then coverage of its PCS network wasn't that great. Big cities and highway corridors were fine, but as soon as I'd venture off the beaten path, my signal would drop to unacceptable levels. I tolerated that because I was covered 80-percent of the time, and the other 20-percent were when I really shouldn't be using my cell phone anyway (vacations, family functions, etc.). Today that's all changed. Coverage has improved significantly (though some areas have better saturation that others), data speeds are ...

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    Mid-February is what some European carriers, like SFR from France, predict when it comes to the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One. While unlocked versions might receive the refresh earlier --and there are already reports of it being sent out-- American carrier flavors will not lag that much behind. According to the latest official information from HTC, the 4.4 update has been sent to carriers and is currently undergoing testing and certification stages. Those rocking an HTC One on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, should expect, according to the manufacturer, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile, along with all the details. Nokia is next as MWC is just around the corner, and the company has already sent out press invitations. We then talk about the Google Nexus 5 and some leaks of color options. We later cover the rumors of Swiftkey reaching iOS in a very interesting form. We end today's show talking about iOS 7.1, and how it will fix the home screen crashes on the iPhone 5s. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Z1S available on T-Mobile, as Z1 Compact gets ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z1S, T-Mobile's Xperia Z1, was one of the phones announced at this year's CES in Las Vegas. It is basically your typical Xperia Z1, with some added carrier-specific bits, and an aluminum frame that has now been removed and replaced by a plastic one, while still maintaining the sandwiched glass build. It is now available on T-Mobile for a full retail price of $528, which translates to 24 installments of $22, plus your service fee on top of it, with $0 upfront. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was the other Las Vegas phone, basically the flagship Z1 -- with some changes -- packed ...

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    I've been a T-Mobile customer for well over a decade. Since I picked up my T-Mobile G1 (way back in the day) I've been a happy user of both the carrier and Android as a platform. As time progressed I loved the ability to tether other devices to my smartphone and use some of my 5GB of data on a tablet or laptop. I was never a heavy user of tethered data, and only used it when WiFi wasn't an option. Then T-Mobile tried to tell everyone that "tethered data" was somehow different from "device data" and phones bearing the T-Mobile brand forced users to purchase a separate tethering plan. ...

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    We're already looking forward to future flagships from LG like the rumored G Pro 2, and the the story's still not done so far as the international launch of the G Flex goes (with the US chapter just now being written), but there have been more than just high-end LG smartphones on our radar. Last year, we started hearing about a new lower-end model for T-Mobile, notable for (if nothing else) its slide-out hardware keyboard, a feature that's been flirting with extinction for years now. While we had a nice render of this LG F3Q to check out back then, a new one has just arrived, purporting to ...

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    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new plans to reimburse you for early termination fees from competing carriers. We then move to the Moto G as the device has just landed at Verizon for just $100 on a pre-paid plan. Up next we have Archos, a company we haven't talked about before, and its plans for a $50 smartwatch later this year. We later talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumored frame that just got leaked, aside from more details on the phone's camera. We end today's show talking about Samsung, and its plans for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 4. All this ...

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    It's been clear that T-Mobile was planning to make with the details behind the next phase of its Uncarrier transformation today at the CES for a while now. Last month, we heard about this plan to offer subscribers to competing networks compensation for their early termination fees should they switch to T-Mobile, supposedly worth up to $350. Then early this morning we saw a leaked T-Mobile ad that seemed to confirm the news, while adding the note that it would only apply to users transition from the three big carriers, and was limited to five lines. This afternoon, T-Mobile has finally ...

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    Just yesterday we were talking about BlackBerry's commitment to phones with hardware QWERTY keyboards, and how such devices will be the company's main focus going forward. Even with such smartphones dwindling in number lately, there have been recent signs – like that one from BlackBerry – that interest still continues. Last month we saw a render of the keyboard-packing LG F3Q leak, and today we start getting a sense of how that model will arrive, thanks to a new T-Mobile leak. As you can see below, it looks like we're looking at plans to make the F3Q available as of January 22. We ...

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