Archive | August, 2013

New JD Power Network Quality Study Shows More Work Ahead For T-Mobile

The last of the second volume of JD Power reports for 2013 has just arrived and needless to say, it’s a mixed message for T-Mobile. The Wireless Network Quality semi-annual Performance Study “evaluates wireless customers’ most recent usage activities in three areas that impact network performance: calling, messaging and data. Overall network performance is based on 10 problem areas that impact the customer experience: dropped calls; calls not connected; audio issues; failed/late voicemails; … [read full article]

Sony Entertainment Network And PlayStation Now Accepting Carrier Billing Through T-Mobile

Concerned about using your credit card with the Sony Entertainment Network or the PlayStation store after the company’s recent bout of hacker attacks? Some good news then as they’ve launched carrier billing through T-Mobile (and AT&T but forget about them). Unfortunately you can’t use carrier billing with the PlayStation Vita but I suppose two out of three services is good enough to start. I’m hopeful this new carrier billing feature will extend to PlayStation … [read full article]

Dear T-Mobile: You’ve Come A Long Way, Don’t Sue Over A Color

  As a long time fan of T-Mobile, I’ve supported T-Mobile through thick and thin, acquisition rumors, AT&T buyout attempts and quarter after quarter of disappointing financials. Still, I love the little Magenta carrier that could but another lawsuit over the “Magenta” color just seems both unnecessary and ridiculous. T-Mobile is building up good will right now thanks … [read full article]

Upcoming Alcatel One Touch Appears In The Wild, FCC Docs

T-Mobile and Alcatel haven’t released any details on the “One Touch Fierce” but some FCC docs and some “in the wild” images show clear T-Mobile branding. There isn’t a whole lot we know about the phone, but we do know it has a 5 megapixel rear camera, runs Android 4.1.2, comes packed with a 1800mAh battery, offers Wi-Fi calling support, a microSD slot and three capacitive buttons. That’s not a lot to go on, but for … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sues AT&T Prepaid Carrier Aio Wireless Over Use Of “Famous Magenta Color”

T-Mobile is ready to defend its “famous Magenta color trademark” once again as a new lawsuit is filed against AT&T’s Aio Wireless prepaid carrier. The case is likely to echo T-Mobile’s infamous lawsuit against Engadget over the color, which T-Mobile, for which T-Mobile has a trademark. According to Law360, T-Mobile filed the lawsuit last Friday in a US District Court in Texas. T-Mobile alleges that AT&T launched Aio after T-Mobile unveiled … [read full article]

T-Mobile Scheduling Employee Blackout Dates For September 20th-22nd?

I do love a good rumor and this one should make all you iPhone fans happy as I’m hearing whispers T-Mobile is planning blackout dates between September 20th and 22nd. Like all good rumors, we should take this with the standard “subject to change” warning but my sources suggest this could be iPhone related. Their confidence is supported by the rumor mill already highlighting September 20th as a potential launch day … [read full article]

Moto X Review: Motorola’s First Smartphone On T-Mobile In Years

For a long time I’ve wanted to get my hands on an Android smartphone that is the right combination of size and specs. Many might (and will) argue that the Moto X doesn’t hold up on paper to the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One, but in my real-world experience it’s just as good. It remains very unfortunate that, for whatever reason, T-Mobile has decided not to offer, at least initially, the … [read full article]