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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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    We had a source divulge some pricing details on the IFA-debuted and Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2 and now more wheels have come into motion on just what exactly is happening when and where. According to what's apparently an hours-long training video from Samsung Electronics America (it was taken down), the speaker informs us that the standard, Bluetooth-connected Gear S2 will make its way to the shelves of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular on October 2. Sprint won't be part of the launch and it isn't clear from neither Samsung nor Sprint if and when the carrier will get this ...

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    Short answer: not necessarily right now, but there may be a shifting of the needle. Let's take it back to the situation T-Mobile has been in, trying to hitch itself up with an acquisition here, a merger there and all the huff and puff its bigger competitors, Verizon and now AT&T, can pull off with a TV provider attached. Let's just say that a new TV player has entered the market and a new limb for T-Mobile to jump onto has grown. Netherlands-based European telecom provider Altice has purchased New York's Cablevision for $17.7 billion. Patrick Drahi, chairman of Altice, has been ...

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    In case super-convenient lease programs like JUMP! On Demand, increased efforts to remove roaming limitations, and Advanced Messaging or native video calling services weren’t enough to prove T-Mobile is serious about retaining its US carrier bronze medal and going for silver before long, the Lifetime Coverage Guarantee promotion should convince you Magenta is at least worth a try. What’s there to lose, when you can put the network to the test, alongside a brand-new superphone, for 30 days, then get all your money back if you’re not satisfied? That’s right, in your first month of ...

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    Just over a month ago, Google announced a big change to how it distributed updates for its Nexus series of devices. In light of some recent high-profile security vulnerabilities affecting huge swaths of the Android landscape, Google decided that it really had to step up its game when it came to patching holes, and going forward, the company would be issuing new security updates to its Nexus models on a monthly basis. We saw the distribution of a wave of these updates at the time of the news, and now nearly right on cue one month later, it looks like the second batch is on its way as ...

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    Instead of resting on its laurels after finally surpassing Sprint for the bronze medalist spot in the US carrier ranks, T-Mobile keeps racing to the top with Advanced Messaging services, new amped-up offers for iPhone users, and a counter-offensive effort to Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0 features. Of course, Magenta was actually the first operator stateside to roll out Voice over LTE, which CTO Neville Ray emphasizes in the press announcement of a service dubbed simply T-Mobile Voice Calling. The way this works is as simple as it sounds, adding a handy option to your smartphone’s ...

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    As one Mr. Ferris Bueller put it, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” That's just as true for smartphones as so many other things in life, and with the rapid-fire pace at which new phones seem to always be arriving, sometimes it feels like a new phone is gone nearly just as soon as it arrived. The latest victim of rapid turnover appears to be the Lumia 640 at T-Mobile, as the carrier puts a permanent halt to online sales of the phone, barely over two months since it first welcomed the handset to its lineup. While Microsoft ...

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    Yesterday we shared with you an interesting, if not just a little bit confusing story about what was going on between manufacturers of unlocked smartphones and T-Mobile, where phones that should be fully capable of using the carrier's band 12 LTE were finding manufacturers disabling that support – phones sold unlocked and seemingly independent of T-Mobile. It appeared that an issue with VoLTE support and E911 routing was being put forward as the explanation for such actions, at least by Motorola as it killed-off band 12 access for the GSM edition of the new Moto E, but the full picture ...

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    It's been over a month now since Samsung shared news of its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2. With a 4:3 screen, it's unlike most Samsung tablets that have come before it, drawing plenty of comparisons to Apple's iPad. Considering the heavyweight specs that help power the Tab S2, it may even draw some shoppers away from Apple's tablet – once they can get their hands on it, that is. Last month, Samsung launched the device without many details about retail availability, and while we were hoping we might get to learn more about the Tab S2 at Samsung's Unpacked event earlier this month, it ...

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    When you purchase a smartphone through a carrier, like it or not, there's a solid chance that carrier has messed with your phone to one extent or another. Maybe it told the manufacturer to remove a key feature, like we used to see several US carriers do in regards to wireless charging, or to disable wireless payments so the carrier can push its own mobile payments solution. Maybe it's just something as simple as loading the phone with bloatware. But no matter how that meddling manifested, there's been the expectation that you could always avoid such headaches by purchasing your phone from ...

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    Class may not be technically in session yet, but T-Mobile wants its school-going customers to be prepared ahead of time with sizzling hot new smartphones. Of course, anyone can get in on the discounted action over at the “Uncarrier’s” online store, as long as you act quickly. T-Mo’s collection of Android savings is only valid today, and the promotion’s headliner is hands down the Samsung Galaxy S6. Already trimmed very recently, from $680 to $580 outright, the non-edgy 5.1-incher is now available for a further $80 off. That’s right, $500 buys you the GS6, free of contractual ...

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    Galaxy Note 5 pre-orders are available since the announcement on August 13, and the same is valid for the Galaxy S6 edge+. You will be able to get yours, if you have pre-ordered, starting this Friday, August 21. That was the initial plan, and then T-mobile's CEO came along and turned the status quo upside down. According to John Legere, Magenta will simply skip the entire pre-order process. Those of you who want a Galaxy Note 5 or a Galaxy S6 edge+ will be able to buy one starting Tuesday, August 18, 6a PT, and T-mobile will ship it out immediately. You can order yours either online with ...

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    There's a movement underway to add some overlooked functionality to your smartphone, bringing you access to multiple streams of high-quality commercial content, all without paying a dime or counting against your data allotment. It was earlier this year that we first learned of a concerted effort to convince smartphone OEMs to activate dormant hardware on their phones that would enable handsets to receive FM radio transmissions, or at least to sell future phones with the feature present out of the box. Late last month we heard that AT&T had been convinced to back the idea, and would ask ...

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    In the big-business world of the US cellular market, it's not just sufficient to have more users than your peers: you also need people to know just how big a player you are, capitalizing on every chance you get to assert your position. That's why we saw T-Mobile so eager earlier this year to graduate from fourth place among major US networks to third, moving past Sprint in the process. And while T-Mobile believed it had what mattered to be considered number three at the time, the bookkeeping was a little wonky, and not everyone agreed on just how users should be counted. Well, six months ...

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    Adam Doud propped some major points against buying a new phone with your carrier in this weekend's debate post. If you haven't taken a look at his post, please do so to grab some context. But at this point, I think it's time for some B sides to this discussion. Not only a counterargument, but a hybrid proposal that could break your perception of the usefulness of a contract. No contract, but no credit Even though our "big four" carriers in the US are striding away from the model ever so slowly, in this day and age, we're really going to be missing out once the contract finally dies ...

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    Watching T-Mobile's John Legere on video with company announcements is always a treat, not really because of the deals, but because of how he just loves to bash every competitor before delivering the news. That said, the last few deals offered by the T-Mobile haven't been bad at all. Mobile without borders is one of them, giving users the ability to roam freely across North America, but it seems that this was just part of the plan. T-Mobile has just announced a few deals that are exclusive for iPhone users, and these make a lot of sense given the current popularity of the device. To ...

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    Updated 3:55pm ET to include statement from AT&T. A couple years ago, my younger, whipper-snappier self put a question to the masses: why were we still using traditional SMS text messaging? Given alternatives like Google Voice, iMessage, WhatsApp and the like, SMS seemed positively archaic with its 160-character limit and lack of rich messaging functions. Worse yet, wireless carriers were charging a lot for the privilege of using this outdated system, demanding upwards of $20 per month for unlimited access to a resource that cost them essentially nothing to provide. Flash forward to ...

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    Apple surprised some of us by including its own SIM cards with the launch of the iPad Air 2. In the past, each data-capable iPad would bring the respective SIM card of the carrier you purchased the tablet with, but this new Apple SIM gave users the convenience to switch carriers easily, avoiding you the need to visit carriers and get that done. Reports claim that this is not just something that ends with Apple's tablet lineup, as today we learn of others interested. Reports claim that both Apple and Samsung are pushing for the e-SIM card concept to become a standard across OEMs and ...

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    If you're a customer of T-Mobile US, you have some happy days ahead of you should you be interested in low-to-mid-range smartphones. Some new T-Mobile smartphones are on the way, including HTC's Desire 626s, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, and the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. The new T-Mobile smartphones will be arriving at the carrier on July 22 – right before the back to school rush when phone purchases see a quick spike thanks to students headed out to school again. At $169, you can find yourself the HTC Desire 626s, HTC's latest affordable smartphone in the US market. You can read more ...

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    T-Mobile US has been on a streak. So much so, I wouldn't be surprised to see John Legere actually streaking in Central Park sooner or later. Hey, it could happen. But just yesterday, we saw him tweet out another Uncarrier initiative on changing the way monthly data is doled out on family plans. Instead of having a pool of shared data — as is the trend right now — T-Mobile is returning to the old per-line allotment model. And then boosting each data dose to 10GB, standard. It's the latest in a string of moves to convince customers to port their numbers over to T-Mobile. And it's been ...

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