Do we give too much credit to T-Mobile and not enough to Sprint? One of our listeners weighs in on the Un-carrier’s marketing and network deployment strategies and, full disclosure, he’s a Sprint employee. We’ll be fair, though, and tackle points from not just him, but several letters in our mailbox this week.

T-Mobile also has a major component in our news this week as it tries to raise turnover with its budget phones with a new leasing scheme. We have that along with a bunch of device launches to talk about, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on August 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to [email protected] for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

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August 10, 2017


Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang



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News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Listener Mail

  • Aaron Linson: Is the Moto Z2 Force really a durable phone?
  • Peter Hayton: Is AI fragmentation hurting the HTC U11?
  • Brian Davis: “T-Mobile is the Beats of wireless”

See you soon!

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