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OnePlus One Review – Not quite a flagship killer, but great nonetheless

“Never Settle”, a phrase which OnePlus has taken as its vague inspiration for a device that it wants to kill the flagship phones. Its production videos boast of a purposeful design, of no compromise and market-beating performance. But the reality doesn’t quite live up to those aspirations. I’ve had plenty of time with the OnePlus One to bring you my thoughts on it. . Design The OnePlus One design … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum, in Alaska and Nevada

T-Mobile’s been on something of a mass spectrum hunt in recent weeks and months. Yet another FCC filing reveals plans to acquire more A-block airwaves from Triad 700MHz in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. If completed, it would see T-Mobile add another 2.43 million POPs to its potential A-block coverage. When you add the 2.43 million to the 13.45 million POPs we’ve already reported, that gets you 15.88 million POPs. Only around 2 … [read full article]

Braxton Carter to speak at Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday

For those of you interested, T-Mobile announced this morning that its Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Braxton Carter would be speaking at 12:25 Eastern at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Leveraged Finance Conference on Wednesday, October 1st. There are often some intriguing tidbits of information shared during these addresses. So if you want to listen in, you can tune in to the live webcast at http://investor.t-mobile.com, or go back … [read full article]

LTE spotted in and around Waco and Killeen, TX as well as Newberry and York, SC among others

T-Mobile has done incredibly well to get its LTE network from 0 to “nationwide” within the space of 18 months. Even more impressive perhaps is that it’s upgrading networks to being some of the fastest connections around thanks to technologies like wideband LTE and 4×2 MiMo. But still, for those living on the outskirts, or in smaller cities with no LTE, none of that really matters. And so we like to hear when T-Mo’s 4G network starts … [read full article]

T-Mobile US took 20% of online iPhone 6, 6 Plus carrier pre-orders [Update]

According to a report by Slice Intelligence, T-Mobile took 20% of the online iPhone 6 and 6 Plus U.S. pre-orders outside Apple.com. And although it wasn’t the biggest seller of iPhones that weekend, it did manage to outperform its market share. Of all the carrier pre-orders, T-Mobile sold 19% of iPhone 6 orders and 20.1% of the iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders between September 12-14. It doesn’t sound, or look like a lot when … [read full article]

Analysts predict another strong quarter for T-Mobile

Financial analysts at Jefferies are predicting strong Q3 for three of the four national carriers. Analysts expect Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to announce positive results, but despite its competitive plans, expect Sprint to struggle. Of course, it didn’t take a genius to figure out T-Mobile’s third quarter results would be good. In August alone it attracted 2.7 million new customers. An … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota among others

This week, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is involved in several new transactions to acquire yet more 700MHz spectrum in a number of new markets. The updated map above shows the markets where it holds spectrum in magenta, with other proposed acquisitions marked in different colors. A deal with Frontier would see T-Mo add 700MHz spectrum in Rochester, NY, covering around 1.51 million POPs. Another transaction with Kurian would see low-band spectrum networks … [read full article]

T-Mobile Cellspot Routers and Signal Boosters not available in store today [Update: Clarification]

We’ve received information from sources that T-Mobile’s plan to make both the new Personal Cellspot Router and LTE Signal Booster available today hasn’t come to fruition. Instead, retail staff are being advised – tentatively – that POS enhancements and system updates will be pushed on Friday, September 26. It could be later than that, but that’s the day they’re aiming for. Each account – we’re told – can have 2 CellSpot devices. Particularly … [read full article]

Samsung Gear S coming to T-Mobile, will be available on EIP

Following on from a Samsung announcement that the new Gear S smartwatch would be available in the U.S. some time this fall, T-Mobile got in touch to confirm that it will be one of the carriers offering the latest Samsung wearable device. It will be available on EIP, but no specific pricing has been announced. Of interest to me is seeing how it plays with current T-Mo plans. The Gear S – as … [read full article]

Ericsson chosen by T-Mobile to build out the new 700MHz and 1900MHz LTE networks

Ericsson revealed yesterday evening that it’s been chosen by T-Mobile to build out the company’s newer 700MHz and 1900MHz LTE networks. And the news should come as no surprise, since the Swedish company has been used in the past to build a lot of the first T-Mo LTE network. Ericsson has started building the new 4G base station equipment for the A-block, band 12 LTE network currently in its infancy. As well as … [read full article]