Archive | June, 2013

Walmart Now Selling T-Mobile iPhone 5…For Prepaid Customers

Some good news for prepaid fans as Walmart stores have begun carrying the iPhone 5 for T-Mobile. The caveat is that T-Mobile’s sale of the iPhone 5 is only good for T-Mobile’s prepaid accounts and it’ll set you back a cool $629 dollars to do so. The offer is good for any of T-Mobile’s current prepaid plans and Walmart does offer in-store financing plans — which are completely separate from T-Mobile’s Simple … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular, expanding 4G LTE to 29 key markets in Mississippi Valley region

T-Mobile on Friday announced plans to acquire key AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular. Specifically, the spectrum is being acquired in the Mississippi Valley are and the move is being touted as key for Tmo’s ever expanding portfolio of 4G LTE markets. The move will bring 4G LTE  to 29 new markets and will cost the carrier $308 million in cash. CEO John Legere had the following to say: “In today’s marketplace, spectrum is … [read full article]

Analyst: T-Mobile Poised To Post First Subscriber Gains In Years

If we can put a small amount of faith into a group of those pesky analysts, T-Mobile will end a four-year drought and record its first net addition of postpaid customers in years. The addition of the iPhone combined with T-Mobile’s UNcarrier/Simple Choice installment play offering has apparently caught on with postpaid subscribers, according to “analysts.” One concern is that if T-Mobile does record its first postpaid growth since 2009, Deutsche Telekom’s asking price … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z Makes Another Cameo Appearance On Camera Before Release

Now that we’ve pinned down a release date for the Sony Xperia Z, all that’s left is to wait for Sony to make its triumphant return to T-Mobile store shelves. In the interim, we can take yet another look at a T-Mobile branded Xperia Z floating around in the wild. There’s not a lot to learn from these images that we don’t already know about the Xperia Z, but we do … [read full article]

T-Mobile Rolls Out Carrier Update 14.2 For iOS Devices, Changes Unknown

T-Mobile iPhone owners take note as carrier update 14.2 has begun rolling out. The carrier settings are automatically updated and at least a few members of MacRumors forums have noticed slightly faster LTE speeds as a result. As it stands now, there’s no material on T-Mobile’s support site about the carrier update but we know that it exists and is now rolling out. Feel free to drop word below if you … [read full article]

T-Mobile Roadmap Highlights Sony Xperia Z, Lumia 925 Release Date, July 14th “Major Release”

The day has finally arrived, well not the release date itself but the day we can tell you the release dates for the upcoming Xperia Z and Lumia 925. Along with that is the unknown T-Mobile 768 which is almost assuredly a prepaid device backed by Huawei, ZTE or some other manufacturer that releases under T-Mobile branding. As with all leaks, dates are subject to change but this looks pretty solid for … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC One Google Play Editions Now Available

Today is the day for all your stock Android fans as the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 Google Play vanilla/stock Android Google edition devices make their way into the Play Store. Keep in mind that the Galaxy S 4 is the “better” device for T-Mobile given the complete spectrum of frequencies available to cover all of T-Mobile’s needs. The HTC One on the other hand lacks the 1700 AWS HPSA+ band so is … [read full article]

(Updated) New Group Of LTE Sightings Includes Portland, Buffalo And Montgomery

Update: I almost missed a number of sightings out of Albany, NY this past 24 hours so…there’s Albany in here now as well. It’s been a few days since our last LTE sighting post, but that certainly hasn’t been due to a lack of emails pouring in. Today’s group includes three cities (Portland, Oregon; Buffalo, New York and Montgomery, Alabama) that are not a part of the extended list we have worked off … [read full article]

T-Mobile Changes Deposit Amounts For Upcoming ‘Simple Choice With No Credit Check’ Plan

With T-Mobile’s “Simple Choice with No Credit Check” rate plan still unannounced, changes behind the scenes aren’t entirely unexpected or surprising. Given that, it came as little surprise when this new tidbit was dropped in my inbox indicating T-Mobile had lowered the deposit cost by $10 per line. According to the image: “Deposits will [now] match rate plan monthly recurring charges which will make it simpler to explain and easier for customers to … [read full article]