Archive | March, 2014

Uncarrier 5.0 incoming, but what will it be?

It’s been almost 3 months since T-Mobile took the wraps off its last Uncarrier phase, and it was perhaps its most disruptive to date. Offering to pay off customer early termination fees in order for them to switch carriers was a bold move, with subscribers being offered up to $650 to trade-in and port their number to Magenta. With three months having gone, and T-Mobile roughly sticking to one disruptive phase each quarter, … [read full article]

More LTE sightings in and around Cincinnati, OH and other markets

Last week – you may recall – we posted an article with a new LTE sighting near Cincinnati, OH. Since then, we’ve been inundated with sightings in various parts surrounding the city. Sightings have been captured in West Chester, Zanesville and Bridgewater Falls, East of Hamilton, all in the Cincinnati area. We also heard from a contact that the plan is to have the LTE full up … [read full article]

T-Mobile Advantage Monthly Discount is disappearing – Full Details On Upcoming Changes (UPDATE: Legere announcement)

Yesterday we pulled together bits and pieces of information we had on the planned changes to T-Mobile’s Advantage Corporate Discount scheme. As part of those changes, we’d heard that customers who signed up before February 3rd were able to keep theirs. Turns out, that’s not the case. We were sent an internal documents with all the information set out for … [read full article]

Windows Phone lineup on Tmo set to get a new addition? Nokia “Monarch” incoming

Yesterday, the prolific leakster of all things mobile, @evleaks revealed that T-Mobile is set to get a new face in its Windows Phone lineup. Sadly, we didn’t get an image. Simply the message: “Nokia Monarch headed to T-Mobile”. We’re convinced the “Monarch” moniker is a code-name for a future Lumia device, but not at all sure what it is. Is it the next high-end Lumia set to launch … [read full article]

T-Mobile Advantage corporate discount scheme in its current state set to end

T-Mobile is about to get rid of its current T-Mobile Advantage corporate discount scheme. At least in its current state. As it stands, various companies, education providers and organizations partner with Tmo to offer their employees cheaper plans at varying levels. Advantage offers a 15% monthly discount on plan rates. But that’s all set to change next month. First to tip us of these changes was @CellPhonius. Following his contact, our … [read full article]

HTC One M8 – Unboxing

One advantage of living in the UK, is that we get many of the newest handsets as soon as they’re available. So, even though T-Mobile isn’t going to be releasing the device for another couple of weeks, I can still bring you the unboxing, and will be publishing a variety of content leading up to the launch to hopefully help you decide whether you’re going to buy this device or choose the Samsung Galaxy S5. HTC One … [read full article]

T-Mobile sets date for first quarter 2014 earnings call – May 1

Each quarter, as T-Mobile keeps pushing on with new phases of its Un-carrier movement, we look forward to the financial results to see if the initiative is working. For the past four consecutive quarters, T-Mobile has improved, adding more subscribers than every carrier except Verizon. Will it be a case of fifth time in a row? We’ll find out in a month. T-Mobile, today, announced that it is to hold its quarterly earnings … [read full article]

Xperia T2 Ultra for T-Mobile gets FCC clearance

Back in January, Sony announced its affordable phablet range: The Xperia T2 Ultra and Ultra dual. Both feature 6-inch “Triluminous” displays with 710p resolution and the Mobile Bravia Engine 2. On the front side is a 1MP camera, with a 13MP snapper on the rear as well as a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. But none of that’s important, after a couple of weeks of leaks and whispers here and there, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Dish, Sprint and others teaming up to plead for spectrum auction changes

Not long ago, T-Mobile’s head of Federal Regulatory Affairs, spoke up regarding the unfair method used to auction off low band spectrum. The issue is that, as it stands, the FCC likes to sell off large chunks of spectrum covering wide areas. This suits the big guys fine, but for anyone who isn’t Verizon or AT&T, it’s a pain in the backside – to put it mildly. As a follow-up, Magenta … [read full article]

HTC One M8 Unboxing and Official First Look videos published

No sooner had the HTC One M8 been unveiled when countless online publications begun publishing their reviews and unboxings. HTC One itself published a trio of First Look videos showing off the key features of its brand new Android flagship device. The first takes a brief overview of the entire device, highlighting its design, UFocus camera feature and motion-activated features, as well as highlighting the new BlinkFeed. The second is a 1 minute video going a little … [read full article]