Archive | November, 2013

Leak shows T-Mobile branded Xperia Z1

Yesterday evening, a leak appeared online at GSMArena (sourced from evleaks and a Chinese blog named digi-wo). It claims to show the T-Mobile US version of the Z1. It shows the back and front of the device in good detail, including the 4G logo and Sony-customized Android 4.2. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the back of the phone, [read full article]

iPhone 5s and 5c for $0 down this Black Friday weekend only [UPDATE: Confirmed]

We love a good leak here at TmoNews, and this has got to be one of the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far this year. According to some field sales news, for three days only, you’ll be able to get either of Apple’s latest iPhones for $0 down on EIP. The offer applies on iPhone 5s and 5c from Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st. That’s a $149 saving up … [read full article]

Slow data speed problem confirmed as “minor software issue”, fix coming today [UPDATE: Official Statement]

  Over the weekend we collected a number of first hand reports from Tmo customers stating that they’d noticed a significant slow down in data speeds over the past few weeks (read our report here). We weren’t really sure what the problem was, but we guessed it wasn’t throttling, or an issue with specific phones. Thankfully, there’s a fix on the way. John Legere, … [read full article]

Android 4.3 update for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 available OTA

Over a week after the download was supposed to arrive, Android 4.3 has finally landed for Tmo-flavored Galaxy S4’s. The update went live at around 5am this morning and is available as an over-the-air update. This update includes KNOX and Samsung Gear support. If you have a Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile, you should have received a notification to inform you of the update’s availability. If not, head in to your phone’s settings menu … [read full article]

Black Friday deals all week long: LG G2 for $0 down, $48 off S4/Note 3, $30 off Nexus 5

It’s that week of the year! Companies have been announcing their special deals for Black Friday all week. T-Mobile’s Black Friday deals have now gone live and apply all week long, and they include some of the hottest phones on the market. The key highlights this year are: LG G2 on sale for $0 down with code G2PROMO $48 off the Samsung Galaxy S4 with code GS4DEAL $48 off … [read full article]

Noticing drastically reduced download speeds? You’re not alone

At the back end of last week I got sent some information from one of our readers regarding some drastically reduced data connection speeds. Since then, a growing thread on HowardForums and another on XDA-Developers seems to show that he’s not alone. I also tweeted out just before the weekend to offer some of our followers the chance to share their experience. Essentially, I wanted to make sure that people were experiencing the … [read full article]

4G LTE arrives in 22 new markets

Following on from yesterday’s news that T-Mobile’s new 20+20 LTE was going live in a few areas, it turns out, the carrier expanded its 4G LTE coverage to 22 new markets yesterday too, in 13 different states. They are as follows: California: San Luis Obispo Colorado: Silverthorne Florida: Key West, Naples-Marco Island Indiana: Evansville Kentucky: Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Frankfort Louisiana: Baton Rouge Massachusetts: Barnstable Town Minnesota: Red … [read full article]

T-Mobile holiday sales: $50 for switching your number, free Bluetooth with GS4 and 25% off accessories

T-Mobile’s holiday sales page has gone live and features a handful of tempting offers. With Black Friday arriving in a week, it was about time Tmo showed its hand. 1. Galaxy S4 deal First off is the “Featured Offer”. If you buy a Galaxy S4 on a qualifying plan, you’ll get a free Plantronics M25 Bluetooth headset (worth $40). You can also save $50 by using promo code GS4PROMO. That’ll take … [read full article]

T-Mobile ending premium text message billing in order to fight fraud

It’s not often we hear news regarding U.S. carriers that stirs a sense of pride, or happiness. Today, however, all four major carriers in the States have announced plans to drop premium text service billing. The aim is predominantly to combat fraud. Some of you will no doubt have experience premium messaging scams, where you’re charged an extortionate fee just to receive a specific message from a premium number, or for replying to … [read full article]