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    You may have a beef against contracts because they don't reveal the real cost of what you're paying for each month. T-Mobile led the industry in cutting the contracts from cellular parlance. Now, some Floridians may come to sue T-Mobile for some truly obscure costs. The class action says that the carrier misrepresenting its "no contract" claim, making customers sign not only service contracts, but device payment contracts (on those equipment installment plans) and charging the entire balance of the contract — as opposed to continuing the monthly payments — if customers decide to end ...

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    While some manufacturers are content to target shoppers with just a handful of device options, Alcatel's a company that likes to play the field, and it's never been shy about introducing lots of new hardware, with widely varying device sizes. Back at CES earlier this year the manufacturer did just that with its POP lineup, delivering not just new phones, but also the quite thin POP 10 tablet. Now it's up to more of the same as it expands the POP family even further, announcing the new POP 7 LTE Lollipop tablet. If you're looking for lightning-charged specs and top-of-the-line components, ...

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    If these numbers are anything to base conclusions on, we think that Sprint will have a hard time catching up to the speeding magenta motorcycle that is T-Mobile. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has just analyzed the churn — where customers switch cell service from and to — through a survey of 500 participants who activated new service for the first quarter. CIRP compared results between AT&T, Sprint (with Boost Mobile), Verizon and T-Mobile (with MetroPCS). In terms of subscriber loss, Sprint leads the pack of four with a 27 percent gain relative to its numbers from the ...

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    The planet's tectonic plates have taken a large share of the world's attention this week and mobile technology-related firms have had to respond to these events. Japan Major earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday and Saturday, just north of the city of Kumamoto. As of this post, rescue missions are continuing and growing in difficulty as time passes. But the business impacts of this tremor may make impact some 5,700 miles away in Cupertino. It comes to Apple's major CMOS imaging sensor provider, Sony, which shut down its Kumamoto plant on Friday and has kept ...

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    When the spanking new HTC 10 went up for pre-order yesterday in the US straight from the Taiwanese device manufacturer, we couldn’t help but notice only unlocked, AT&T and T-Mobile variants were listed. Ironically, while that felt like a red flag for prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint, it turns out AT&T is actually the carrier not on board with selling and subsidizing the “world class” camera phone. Ma Bell hasn’t exactly confirmed its lack of support, but HTC is “encouraging AT&T customers to purchase our unlocked model at HTC.com” in response to people’s ...

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    If you don't know why the term "ghetto" is socially unacceptable as a descriptive term (to say the least), perhaps you should look into our Further Reading link. Sprint looked to no one before publishing one of its videos from the Listening Tour that CEO Marcelo Claure is conducting across the nation. The order of any given clip would be for Claure to ask his panel about words that came to mind when mentioning a carrier. The clip in question came down to this one woman who said: Oh my god, the first word that came to my head was ... ghetto. The executive nods his head and says "yes," ...

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    T-Mobile, after two years of making cutthroat marketing and pricing moves that have forced competitors to do the same, has seen major growth in its subscriber ranks. Parent company Deutsche Telekom has overseen a userbase decline in T-Mobile Netherlands operations of 1.2 million — or a quarter subscribers over the past four years. Right now, executives are considering what to do to turn that around. According to anonymous sources reporting to Bloomberg, one option of several is to pour a heaping dose of T-Mobile US's aggressive strategy. A following question: say "when?" What we mean is ...

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    Took you long enough, you beefy engine. The LG V10 is finally seeing some Android Marshmallow love with Verizon and this upcoming week, it's coming from T-Mobile. Product Manager Des Smith tweeted out a little teaser with a picture that doesn't tell much other than the wait gap is closing. Guess who should start seeing #Android #Marshmallow next week! #LGV10 👍😄🤘#tmobile pic.twitter.com/jRR7cuUjzU — Des (@askdes) April 8, 2016 Nothing much going on beyond that tweet. Yesterday marked a month since the phone got its update in Korea, Turkey and elsewhere. Via: PhoneDog

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    Update: Welcome to the weekend! The full podcast is streamable just below the YouTube video. We'll have the podcast on the iTunes and RSS feeds starting from 3pm on April 8. Enjoy! We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and comparing mid range phones, ...

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    With so many apps these days offering their own voice chat (to say nothing of video-call) capabilities, regular old-fashioned voice-call support on smartphones can feel like a bit of a dinosaur: why use such dated tech when you can call your buddies right from within Snapchat? But to the credit of carriers, we have seen some renewed interest in modernizing voice calls in recent years, mainly through the deployment of voice-over-LTE services. Now T-Mobile claims to be bringing its users something better still, announcing Enhanced Voice Services. What is EVS? Well, T-Mobile describes it as ...

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    When you're categorizing manufacturers of mobile devices, you probably think of HTC as a smartphone company, focusing its efforts on handsets. Samsung, on the opposite extreme, makes everything under the sun: phones, tablets, smartwatches – you name it. Where does LG fall on this spectrum? It's got loads of phones, sure, and it's really been stepping up its smartwatch game in recent years, but what about tablets? They've never felt like a huge part of LG's mobile focus, but every once in a while a new model pops up on our radar. The latest to do so is a new spin on the company's G Pad X, ...

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    Attitudes towards T-Mobile's zero-rating schemes for music and video have sure changed a lot since Music Freedom and Binge On got started, and providers who were once hesitant to take advantage of the carrier's free-to-stream offer have really been coming around – the most notable being Google, which finally embraced Binge On for YouTube last month after initially criticizing the way the program was set up. Today T-Mobile's announcing the latest batch of content providers to formally align themselves with Music Freedom and Binge On, bringing the total number of of such services to over ...

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    While we’re still many months away from the beginning of Android N rollouts for Nexus devices, let alone products manufactured by Google partners, a few phones released with Marshmallow pre-installed should constantly tweak their software OTA in the upcoming future. Case in point, the uber-popular Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which retain their 6.0.1 OS iteration after recent maintenance updates on T-Mobile. Don’t call these minor though, as they tip the scales at roughly 215 and 147MB respectively. Ergo, they include a number of palpable improvements, like “enhanced voice ...

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    Let’s be honest, it was completely unrealistic to expect something funnier from Samsung this year than the brilliant Galaxy Blade Edge 2015 April Fools’ Day hoax. That had it all. Ridiculousness, self-mockery, and even a hint of authenticity. After all, if watches, refrigerators and belts can be “intelligent”, why wouldn’t a smart knife be developed too down the line? Or how about a series of Wi-Fi-connected pantaloons? Samsung seems to have put slightly less thought into today’s Internet of Trousers prank, but there’s still plenty to make you chuckle in the company’s April ...

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    Update: !yaD 'slooF lirpA yppaH How can we tell if the iPhone SE is a sales success? What's new for Windows 10 at Build 2016? Could you use your smart PHONE without any phone call capabilities? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and we're taking a closer look at mobile audio hardware, but of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 194 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video ...

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    The day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Well, perhaps “all” is a bit of a stretch, since Apple’s newest 4-inch iPhone very much resembles the old one, failing to even come close to the pre-order numbers of the 6s, 6 or 5s back in the day. Still, there are plenty of folks at least curious about the iPhone SE, its fairly enticing US pricing structure, and any discounts and deals that Cupertino might have in store to further increase the diminutive handheld’s mainstream appeal. Enter T-Mobile, the first American carrier (or rather “Uncarrier”) to announce such ...

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    Are you living in a post-voice-call world? Can you get by with IM, email, tweets, SMS, and countless other data-driven ways to get in touch with friends, family, and work contacts? That's an increasingly important question for users to ask themselves, especially as the prices we pay to communicate over cellular networks fail to improve at the same rate as mobile technology; our phones may get better and better every year, but it feels like we end up paying just as much – if not more – for the same old cellular access. If prices aren't getting better, maybe we can save money by getting ...

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    After Netflix surrendered to cable providers and paid up to connect to their servers, the movie streaming service has admitted to cramping down on traffic from the nation's two most popular carriers, AT&T and Verizon. Complaints have been filing into the two carriers, which have denied altering customers' streams, since last week. That was when T-Mobile CEO John Legere continued defending the carrier's Binge On zero-rated video streaming scheme which sets the maximum data rate for video to 1.5Mbps. Netflix announced that it streamed to AT&T, Verizon and many other global carriers' ...

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    At 6pm Eastern on March 29, all the possible US TV stations that would like to sell their broadcast spectrum will have committed to do so. From there, the Federal Communications Commission will work on a blueprint to sort out how that spectrum in the 600MHz band can be put together for sale. That leads up to the next step for the commission in the auctions process, setting up a clearing target. The order of things The clearing target is the total amount of spectrum the FCC thinks can be sold in auction. The government currently estimates a high-end of that total to be 126MHz. Analysts ...

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    You know how Samsung sometimes resorts to questionable humor and low blows in its generally entertaining anti-Apple publicity stunts, while Cupertino always takes the high road and never responds to its arch-rival’s ironies? Until a few days ago, we thought Verizon was seeking to employ a similarly diplomatic and defensive advertising strategy, outright ignoring Sprint and T-Mobile’s increasingly derogatory campaigns. But busting Big Red’s balls must have awakened the sleeping giant, which went on the counter-offensive on Friday with a pair of 30-second commercials starring none ...

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    Update: A T-Mobile spokesperson has clarified the suggestion that CFO Braxton Carter was announcing the end of unlimited data plans on the carrier. He is, in fact, referring to the "limited time" offer of the unlimited data family plan (wherein the first three lines cost $50 per month with the fourth line free). We went back and traced the question asked to Carter: On the pricing front, so [...] one of the bull cases for wireless more recently has been the ability to monetize accelerating data traffic in a paper-use type model. If we think about pricing, about how competitive it's been of ...

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    Phone manufacturers, retailers, and carriers alike realize that they exist within a highly competitive market, and that often means going the extra mile to secure a customer's sale. Just like we saw with Samsung and the Galaxy S7, launching with all manner of BOGO deals and free Gear VR headsets, now LG's up to the same sort of action as its G5 gets ready to hit retail. We already told you about a few of those offers, like selling the G5 alongside an extra battery, its Cam Plus add-on, or a free gift card, but it turns out that's just the tip of the iceberg. Now we're hearing US carriers ...

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    Every year brings with it its own smartphone controversies, and we wrapped up 2015 with a pretty big one, as T-Mobile introduced its love-it-or-hate-it Binge On service for streaming video. On the surface, it sounded alright: T-Mobile would let users stream content from a number of popular providers without that data counting against their plan allotment. All those users had to put up with for that privilege was slightly downgraded video quality. But then we started looking closer, and there were all these issues: why were users being enrolled automatically, rather than Binge On being ...

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    Hands down the fastest-growing wireless service provider in the US over the past few years has always been a major supporter of one of the longest-enduring team sports on the North American continent. And now T-Mobile is taking its commitment to Major League Baseball to the next level, letting its customers stream over 7,000 hours of the bat-and-ball game for free this year. All you need to do is be a T-Mo prepaid or postpaid subscriber come early April, and remember to sign up for MLB. TV Premium between the 3rd and 10th of the month. The 2016 regular season of course kicks off on April ...

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    Since pretty much all US residents aged 5 to 100 already own and regularly use a smartphone, wireless service providers are now doing their absolute best to get people to change their carrier. Everyone from Verizon to T-Mobile to AT&T is on a rival recruitment spree, covering outstanding balances and further giving out cash money, as well as a host of other incentives. It’s even better if you’re willing to trade a pre-owned but working handheld for a new device, though most of the times, you need the product you’re looking to abandon to be in mint condition. Not at US Cellular, ...

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