T-Mobile sends out invites to a New York Event on March 18th

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A short while ago, T-Mobile started sending invites out to an event in New York City on March 18th. Just 11 days away at 1pm Eastern. And, if the invitation is anything to go by, this is going to be a business-focussed event.

Over the past few months we’ve been dropped tidbits of information from our sources suggesting that T-Mobile is working on bringing Un-carrier moves to the business market. Add that to a recent email to staff and some comments by executives during a couple of earnings calls, and it’s clear this is the way we’ve been heading for some time now. And today’s invitation makes that really clear. “A real piece of work”. If that doesn’t hint at a business focussed Uncarrier move, I don’t know what does.

Stay tuned for coverage of the event as it goes down in just under two weeks time. You can be sure we’ll be following it all with great interest.

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  • 9to5Slavery

    What about free calling to Canada and Mexico that would be nice.

    And tell us about updates about edge to LTE progress. Or let us know the delays

    Can’t wait to get midwest Illinois gprs to LTE. Load a website at least. Have like -55 dbms on highway for gprs

    • J.J.

      no one asked what your data connection is, your not that important……..JK. (I had to get you back lol).

      • 9to5Slavery

        I like it. Keep at it!

  • ltnstar

    My wish would be for simplify billing, rates that include taxes and surcharges. That would be uncarrier.

    • eanfoso

      Cricket wireless already does that

      • Clifton K. Morris

        Yeah, Cricket is turning out to be a very reliable company since they hooked up with AT&T.

        • Dan Hesse

          You obviously haven’t been paying attention to how horrible their customer service is. That’s important on occassion and it makes reliability questionable.

        • ltnstar

          So dan you have a new job?
          Yeah cricket and metro do this but as a consumer this would be the icing. Coming from Sprint, I felt as though they would make bogus charges with administration fees. Alone the admin. Fees where 10 bucks for my 3 lines plus air wave. The sprint reps confuse you to think its a tax, when its not.
          From what I hear cricket customer service isn’t great but some are willing to put up with it. Now sprint reps are the worst, I say this after 12 years and after almost 2 years of me complaining about their service.
          I have called T-Mobile once since I joined in January and that was fixed with one phone call no transfering from dept. to dept.

        • Hector Arteaga

          Cricket would be my next choice if T-Mobile ever stopped offering unlimited data. Until then, no thank you. 20gb per month is good, but I do go over 20 often.

      • Acdc1a

        So does Metro PCS

  • Dean Smith

    the only thing i can imagine this time is free galaxy s6 for customer 10 yrs or older

    • Logan S

      LOL.. I think all Tmo account holders are older than 10 y.o.

      BUT I know whatchamean

  • Goat

    I’m thinking we’ll start to see some loyalty discounts and offers…:3

  • Rodman

    The best thing T-Mobile can do for businesses around where I live is to make several of the larger businesses mini cell spots so that the strongest signal is where you work. I work in a hospital where the signal drops completely off the map as soon as you enter the building. Not good for our patients and their families.

    The local mall has the same problem. I know that band 12 will help, but not everyone will benefit from that just yet.

    • AA-Ron

      Don’t you have wifi in the hospital?

      • monkeybutts

        wifi at my closest hospital is terrible can’t connect to it at all too many devices on the networks.

      • Rodman

        Yes they do. It works ok for me most of the time, but still can’t go walking around like people with big red can. The patients and families can only access the guest network which I’m assuming is throttled quite a bit. If I was a patient or a family member and had subpar service, I would be a lot less tolerant of dropped calls or the extra hassle of having to connect to a guest wifi service to get a call. Don’t get me wrong, I love that I have the ability to make and receive wifi calls, but I’m looking at the bigger picture of how T-Mobile can improve in the biggest way.

    • emcdonald75

      I have that same issue too. I walk into the hospital, I have no service, but as soon as I get to the 7th Floor for work, I have all bars of LTE service. I have WiFi in the hospital but the WiFi calling is inconsistent on the Note 4. It drops the call as it flips back and forth between WiFi and cellular. I was hoping for a mini cell spot to be placed in our hospital as well. C-Spire has all of the band 12 here, and they have yet to deploy it. I wish they would sell to T-Mobile, but C-Spire paid $300 million for it. So I think they plan to use it.

      • gman

        I have the same issue at my hospital, but it only happens in my department (radiology), I’ve always attributed to the lead lining most of the walls. Once I’m up on the 2nd floor I get 4g lte, which we just got about 2-3mths ago in this little town 60miles west of San antonio. I didn’t mind it though cause I live in San Antonio and I use WiFi at the hospital.

      • Rodman

        I have my phone set to wifi preferred which might help you with it flipping back and forth on you. I would love to have the Note 4. I have the HTC One m7, but waiting a little bit longer because I love not having a payment on a new phone more than holding a new phone.

  • TmoSamsungMan

    Ohh my god i can’t believe the CEO himself Mr John Legere posting with a S6 edge. Wow what’s going on here? It’s in sammobile. We should all ask him about the storage options.

  • YABD

    If I have unlimited data? Can tmobile cancel it later even if I don’t go more than 8 to 10gb a month?

    • Acdc1a

      Considering you’re not under contract, the short answer is yes. Because they are still pushing unlimited, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon.

    • AA-Ron

      I’m currently At 72 gigs, I think you’ll be ok.

      • AussieB

        Unless everyone with unlimited used 72gb..it would end or change policy pretty quickly.

      • Deibid

        124 GB this month – 122 GB of it is tethering ;) 0 and still got til the 14th til the end of the bill cycle

        • Shizz812

          What VPN are you using to do this? I researched this forever and then gave up because I didnt think it was possible.

        • Deibid

          No VPN needed / used ;)

          Only works on certain phones and/or roms.

          What phone are you using?

        • Panzer

          I’d be interested in knowing this as well. Currently using an HTC One M7. Which phones and roms allow unlimited tethering?

        • Deibid

          It would have to be a non-Tmobile branded HTC in your case for it to work.

          I’ve successfuly tried and used it on a Oneplus One, Motorola Atrix HD running CyanogenRom, Moto G, and Moto X.

          Basically, it has to be a non-branded T-Mobile phone and a phone with a ROM/Software that lets you fully add/edit/remove the APNs.

          Up until a few weeks ago everything was working fine, then I got the upsell hotspot webpage. Fortunately, using a user agent in chrome/firefox gets around this. My chromecast and Amazon Fire TV works perfectly fine (hence the reason I tether so much: Netflix and Sling TV)

        • Panzer

          I was actually shopping around for a MotoX. Good to know thanks.

        • Deibid

          Haven’t tried it on the 2nd generation one; only the 2013 model. Theoretically, it should work since it doesn’t run t-mobile software. just remember to remove the pcweb apn.

        • Austin

          I did it on my T-MO GS5 and my iPhone. All you have to do on android phones is go to the tmobile LTE apn, and under “APN type” add “,dun” to the end of it

        • Deibid

          Not all T-Mobile branded phones let you edit the APN and/or its settings.

        • Avid

          That’s a violation of your terms of service, so don’t be surprised if they shut you down. Your plan comes with a finite amount of tethering.

        • Deibid

          My plan comes with UNLIMITED data. If I choose to stream my phone to my chromecast, watch netflix on my phone, or tether to my laptop, I am free to do so.

        • Dustin Roe

          Read your T&C you have unlimited data for you mobile device including up to 4GB of tethering based on the first 4GB. After that you run out of tethering completely and must purchase more to tether from that device. They are looking and I suspect will eventually contact you.

        • ltnstar

          Didnt think this was still possible. How about the nexus 6? I got it from T-Mobile no bloat.

        • Deibid

          Forgot to mention it worked a while. Back when I had a nexus 5 (I was running cyanogenmod 11 at the time. Theoretically it should work. Again, go into the APN setting and remove. The pcweb one. Then on Firefox /chrome, download one of the add ons for user agent, and either set it to Internet Explorer or Android phone (not tablet)

        • Nevsky2

          I do not understand this part of the thread. What does editing APNs accomplish? How does one’s phone affect tethering?

        • Deibid

          Editing the APN allows to tether unlimited (instead of the 5 or 7GB given).

        • Nevsky2

          What do you edit it to say or do?

        • Deibid

          you need to remove the tethering APN (pcweb,t-mobile,com) and only use either the epc,tmobile,com or the fast,t-mobile,com if you have an LTE device….NOTE: the ‘,’ have replaced the ‘.’ so it doesnt show up as a link

        • TylerCameron

          Convert your M7 to a Google Play Edition. Brings new life into it. And the One M7 is STILL an amazing phone. As it currently stands, there doesn’t look like there’s gonna be any exciting phones this year.

        • Kogashuko

          JESUS

      • YABD

        72gb?! Wow that’s a whole lot of data.

        • AA-Ron

          One word, showbox

    • AussieB

      You’re under no contract… They can decide to change their policies at any time. They don’t have to grandfather people in. It depends on what management decides is most profitable. . Use what you got, read what you sign & worry about it later.

  • Rptgeek

    “A real piece of work” tells me it’s an announcement around business accounts.

  • Mike Palomba

    The ads on this site are getting a little crazy. I understand that it helps make money for the site but I’m on a phone and a big Intel ad popping up any time I click any link on the site is really annoying

    • Bordelais

      Looks like that ad may have stopped this morning. Hopefully, because I would miss visiting this site.

      • Mike Palomba

        Nope, it’s still up. I just experienced it when I went to reply to your comment

        • ghostery

          download ghostery for your browser, will get rid of the worst ads, the ones that takeover the screen, but will leave the clickable ones on the side of the page..

  • Brad Wilson

    Hopefully the announcement has something to do with how the service works, because people that have their phone bill paid by their company may not see any change if it has something to do with billing.

  • 9to5Slavery
  • Dylan Aarhus

    That would be awesome is they had roll over Hotspot data what ever you don’t use rolls over too the next month

    • Judas

      Data Stash works for hotspot data as well.

      • Brian

        Hot spot does not roll over

      • Dylan Aarhus

        Yeah I don’t think so I asked a tmobilerepresentativeand they said only 4g/lte data not Hotspot data

  • Logan S

    All small business accounts, not just the newer type, should get data stash and free international texting while in the US (receiving text while roaming abroad is already free)

    I am sticking with my older small biz account because it’s still cheaper: only $40 per line with 1000 mins, unlimited text and data (5 GB high speed). With taxes and fees, that comes to about $88 per month for two lines. Not worth paying more for unlimited high speed data that I won’t use.

    • Logan S

      EDIT: Comparable Simple Choice plan would cost me $120 plus taxes. The only advantage over my current Value plan would be the unlimited minutes, but 1000 minutes per line are already enough.

      I still fail to see how Uncarrier has made things any better for Value small biz accounts like mine.

      • TylerCameron

        2 unlimited data lines is $100.

        • Logan S

          Before taxes.

          With taxes, that’s still $20 more than my current small biz plan. Sure, 5GB vs unlimited, but I haven’t used more than 5 GB , so that’s moot for me.

  • Kogashuko

    Would be nice if they came to grips with their roaming until the build out is better. With the google /sprint / Tmobile deal there is no reason people cant roam on sprint and vice versa until the coverage holes are fixed. Sprint is already on the LTE roaming agreement so why will T not get on?

    • emcdonald75

      But wouldn’t that mean that every T-Mobile phone must have the same radios inside it as a Nexus 6? They have a better shot of trying to get AT&T to negotiate reasonable roaming rates, since both of their networks are compatible. And that’s saying alot because it is AT&T I’m speaking of.

  • TylerCameron

    How to do on the iPhone 6?

    • Deibid

      Iphone is a little harder. Every time you put a sim card into the iPhone, the iPhone receives what’s called a carrier update to the software. This is for provisioning the best bands, frequencies, and towers that the phone should connect to. What this also does with a lot of carriers is prevent you from editing many settings like the APN for tethering etc. If your jailbroken, I’m sure there is a way through a cydia download. I stopped messing with iPhones a while ago.

      BTW, I’m at 155 GB today (147 GB from tethering). I still got til the 14th end of my bill cycle. Wish I could post a screen shot!

  • Nevsky2

    Thank you.

  • Would be nice to have Corp or Govrn discounts back.