Archive | October, 2013

T-Mobile Has Taught Us That Change Is Not Always Bad

T-Mobile has made some incredible decisions this year regarding their company. It all started back when they dubbed themself the “Uncarrier”, the only carrier out of the big four in the United States that ditched contracts entirely. There were no more hidden fees, you get what you pay for. You didn’t even have subsidized pricing on phones anymore; instead you paid for your device full price over time. It was a decision that was both … [read full article]

Nexus 5 Coming To T-Mobile In Time For The Holidays

After countless leaks and more rumors than you can shake a robot at, Google today officially introduced the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4. Just as expected, the LG-made Nexus 5 features a 4.95-inch 1920×1080 IPS display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. Also included is 2GB RAM, wireless charging support and a 2300mAh battery that’s powering the whole package. Like the Nexus 4 before … [read full article]

A message to our TmoNews Readers

As many of you have recently learned, David Beren, TmoNews’ founder and its sole leader since April 2008, has moved on to pursue other career opportunities. As with any surprise departure in a public-facing position, there are bound to be many rumors, questions and theories surrounding the recent events. To be as transparent as possible while respecting the privacy of everyone involved, I’m reaching out to all of you to provide some clarification and information, … [read full article]

The long goodbye – by David Beren

This is a post I never wanted to write, never dreamed of writing and hoped would never come to pass. Alas, my time at the head of the site I founded some 5 years ago will come to end. My time at TmoNews has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Unfortunately, change is in the air and my position as the pre-eminent T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adding Tethering, Domestic Data Roaming To Simple Choice ‘Pay-In-Advance’ Customers

Some  good news to kick off the weekend for T-Mobile’s prepaid customers as the carrier is adding new domestic data roaming and hotspot service to its “pay-in-advance” Simple Choice customers. The carrier told Fierce Wireless they are making the changes to increase the value of their rate plans: “We are excited to confirm T-Mobile is enhancing our Simple Choice Plan for pay-in-advance customers to provide even more value and a similar level of plan … [read full article]

New Image Offers Timetable For Samsung Galaxy Devices Android 4.3 Software Update

Samsung fans looking for some concrete news surrounding the Android 4.3 update just got their first look at when this update might happen on the Magenta network. A leaked document provided to Droid-Life indicates tentative dates for the Galaxy Note II, S III, and S4. The release of Android 4.3 will also add compatibility with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch.  The update will also add OpenGL 3.0 support, a faster TouchWiz launcher, improved RAM … [read full article]

Will T-Mobile’s Momentum Begin Chipping Away At Their Rivals? Analyst Magic 8 Ball Says Yes

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As the days tick down to T-Mobile’s third quarter financial report, thanks in part to the bold action of their CEO, analysts are continuing to make bold predictions. According to an average estimate of seven analysts contacted by Reuters, T-Mobile is expected to report another 444,000 net additions when they release their third quarter financial results on November 5th. In fact, some analysts Reuters spoke with called those numbers conservative. By comparison, AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces UnCarrier Phase 3 Part II, Tablets, Tablets And More Tablets

As anticipated, T-Mobile is announcing free 200MB of data every month for life. With the announcement of the new iPad mini with Retina and iPad Air, the timing couldn’t be more intentional as T-Mobile finally joined the club of LTE-ready iPad cellular data partners. “We’ve been waiting for a while to get in this game and stop this silliness,”said T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Hosting UnCarrier Phase 3 Part II Conference Tomorrow Morning Through Twitter

If you thought T-Mobile’s UnCarrier announcements were over, you’d be wrong! T-Mobile has sent out a note to members of the press and their customers indicating T-Mobile’s “First Tweet Conference for Un-carrier 3.0 Part II.” The announcement is evidently tablet related and with the iPad now available on T-Mobile, I imagine Apple’s tablet will play a big role. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and … [read full article]

Apple Announces New iPads, T-Mobile Finally Gets In On The Fun

T-Mobile’s CEO wasn’t teasing when he promised a Magenta announcement coming out of todays Apple iPad special event. For the first time, T-Mobile is now a cellular data partner with Apple’s iPad line and will support LTE on the UnCarrier. While the practice of data coverage on a tablet isn’t “new” news for T-Mobile customers (see: Android tablets), there is one thing that makes todays announcement something special. T-Mobile is offering … [read full article]