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Apple Stores to sell iPhones on carrier upgrade programs from August [Rumor]

According to a report by Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, Apple will soon begin selling iPhones through carrier financing and upgrade programs. From late August, customers will be able to walk in to one of several Apple stores and walk out with an iPhone having agreed to pay via AT&T Next, Verizon EDGE or signing up to T-Mobile JUMP!. What that means is – for the first time – you’ll be able to sign … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q2 earnings conference call subject to time change

T-Mobile announced this morning that its financial earnings conference call for Q2 2014 will be pushed back 30mins. The call was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 31st at 8:00am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), but has been changed to 8:30am EDT. That’s 5:30am Pacific, or 7:30am Central. As usual, you’ll also be able to tune in to the call online. The live webcast will be available to stream over at [read full article]

T-Mobile announces new limited-time family plans: 4 people get 10GB LTE for $100, from July 30

T-Mobile has just announced a new, competitive family plan which it’s going to launch on July 30th. A family of four will be able to get 10GB of LTE data (2.5GB each) until 2016 for $100 per month. The plan includes all the usual Un-carrier benefits, including unlimited talk, text, free international data and unlimited music streaming. John Legere announced the new offer in a blog post this morning and – in his usual … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can now text-to-911 in Collier County, Fla

Collier County has become the first in Florida to switch on the text-to-911 system for T-Mobile customers. Initially in Collier, it was only available to Verizon customers, but now T-Mo subscribers can also shoot a text message to 911 in emergency situations. It’s expected to roll out to other carriers’ users in the near future. Since mid-June when the service launched first, 2 reports have been taken via text. The first was a … [read full article]

Cell phone unlocking bill passed by Congress

Ever since a specific exemption in the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) made phone unlocking illegal earlier this year, a movement has been underway to make sure consumers had the right to unlock their devices once their contract period is up. A bill was proposed to make it legal, and was passed by the Senate fairly recently. Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill, making phone unlocking … [read full article]

Masked gunmen rob T-Mobile store in NW Harris County, make off with $30k in devices

Whenever I’ve written in the past about stores being robbed – whether they’re Apple or T-Mobile stores – it’s almost always been a case of smash and grab, in which nothing much is taken, and no one got hurt. I was taken aback then, when I read a report over at the Houston Chronicle detailing a robbery at a Harris County T-Mobile store at 11260 West FM 1960. At 1:20pm local time on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q2 2014 earnings call scheduled for July 31

T-Mobile US has officially confirmed that its financial earnings report conference call will take place on July 31, 2014 at 8am Eastern Daylight Time (5am Pacific). A couple of hours before that, the company will also issue a press release with all the ins and outs published in it. You can listen in to the call by heading over to the T-Mobile investor site, and logging in to the publicly available … [read full article]

Details and pics of T-Mobile’s upcoming 4G LTE Cel-Fi ‘RS3 Duo’ signal booster

T-Mobile’s been planning an update to its current Cel-Fi home signal boosters it seems and your curiosity regarding the RS3 should be satisfied now. At least for the short term. Uncovered by a Reddit user Bulls729, both the new Windows Unit and Coverage Unit filings have been published by the FCC. As you can see, there’s been something of a redesign. In my mind, it’s by far the most visually appealing. … [read full article]

Rural 2G in Texas set to be upgraded to 4G [Update: Maybe not?]

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]