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Rural 2G in Texas set to be upgraded to 4G over the coming months

As part of its ongoing commitment to building a “Data Strong” network, T-Mo has stated that it will be upgrading several 2G areas to 4G/LTE before the end of this year. This move joins others like building up wideband LTE in major metro areas, and rolling out 4×2 MIMO in others to offer the best, fastest network available. However, the 2G to 4G upgrade is by far – in my mind – of biggest … [read full article]

VoLTE, increased LTE speeds and 2G to 4G upgrades spotted in further markets

Apart from last week, over the past month or two I’ve tried to make a point of keeping you guys updated with unannounced network improvements across the U.S. For the past two weeks, my inbox been flooded with emails from readers who have noticed a change in service. We’ve been focussing on three key aspects: Voice over LTE (VoLTE), the continued upgrades from 2G to 4G (HSPA or LTE) and the addition of … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 530 announced, T-Mobile first confirmed carrier

Earlier this morning, Nokia announced that it will release another budget-friendly Windows Phone device. The Nokia Lumia 530 is seen as the perfect successor to the 521, and will be available on T-mobile later this summer. Its feature list includes: 4-inch, 854×480 resolution LCD display (246ppi) Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 1.2GHz quad-core processor 5MP camera 4GB storage Expandable memory up to 128GB 512MB RAM 15GB free cloud storage 1420mAh battery The most notable absence … [read full article]

Speculation over Mexican billionaire buying T-Mobile is just that, speculation

4 days ago, the Wall Street Journal published a report detailing Mexican telecoms giant, Carlos Slim’s recent dealings with regulators in Mexico. His issue is that he owns a huge portion of the telecommunications industry in Mexico, and the governing bodies are forcing him to sell a sizable chunk, worth around $15 billion. In its report, WSJ offers details on his other investments, including TracFone, which is the 5th largest wireless provider in the … [read full article]

MetroPCS legacy network switch-off in Philadelphia scheduled for September 30

Ever since T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS last year, the two have been working together to replace the purple carrier’s old legacy network with a more modern LTE network. What that means is that in certain locations over the past 12 months, the old network has been switched off, freeing up some much needed spectrum for T-Mobile to use elsewhere. More recently, Las Vegas [read full article]

ZTE’s incoming “Olympia” Z970 phablet: Features 6-inch display, 8MP camera and runs Android 4.4.2

This week we’ve seen some news regarding an unreleased ZTE device set to land on T-Mobile’s network. So far though, the device itself has remained something of a mystery. All we’ve seen is a leaked picture of the device and a simple statement from EvLeaks stating that the “Olympia” is on its way. Thankfully, we can add a little more meat to those bones to … [read full article]

ZTE phablet being tested on T-Mobile [leak]

Serial leakster, @evleaks is back this morning with another device that’s undergoing testing at T-Mobile. The smartphone/phablet made by ZTE is a complete unknown since it’s not been announced by the manufacturer or by T-Mobile. From the picture, it would seem to be running one of the latest versions of Android. But apart from that, I would just be guessing if I was to speculate on any features. There have been vague … [read full article]

Analysts expect T-Mobile to remain “fastest-growing” carrier in Q2 results

It’s expected that T-Mobile will announce its second quarter results towards the end of this month, on July 31st. And many analysts are expecting its strong performance in revenue and subscriber growth to continue. Industry analyst, John Hodulik of UBS expects T-Mobile “to emerge as the fastest-growing wireless company in the U.S., with 7% service-revenue growth as subscriber adds slow but remain solid.” After Q1 results, it would be incredible if T-Mobile managed to … [read full article]