Posts by Brad Lopez

[Update: Debunked] T-Mobile Gives Users Full Use of Network As Competitors Throttle iOS Users

  Update: Turns out these allegations have been debunked, folks. The guys over at AnandTech have dug deeper into the source code in question and have disproven the claims that Apple throttles data throughput on iOS devices. Check out their in-depth analysis of the claims here. Just goes to show that you can’t trust everything you read, even if it comes from those nice fellas over at TmoNews. A new report by Joseph Brown over at … [read full article]

Why Now Is A Great Time to Be a T-Mobile Customer

A few years ago, T-Mobile was borderline sick. The spectrum crunch was felt in full force by T-Mobile customers around the country. 1,500 milliseconds pings and dropped calls galore peeked their heads at every opportunity. T-Mobile’s smaller customer base accompanied by its use of non-standard frequencies for network operation made it nearly impossible for T-Mobile to garner flagship handsets, further compounding the  “greener pastures” appeal of competitors’ networks. To add insult to injury, T-Mobile had no roadmap … [read full article]

Galaxy S4 with Stock Android: Is This The Next Great Tech Superphone?

We had caught wind of a possible Nexus-like Galaxy S4 previously, but we were naturally a little skeptical because good old Sammy wants to capitalize on its products and craft the signature Samsung experience with its own customized skins and software implementations. I personally wished upon a star for it to be true, but had trouble believing it. Until, of course, Google made this dream device a reality yesterday at Google I/O. The Galaxy S4 with … [read full article]

T-Mobile Shakes Up the Industry; Competitors Respond to the Uncarrier

We all know that T-Mobile’s new Uncarrier campaign is risky and refreshing, bound to cause a change in the US wireless industry. As we guessed, just a month after the launch of the Uncarrier campaign, Magenta’s competitors are already responding to TMo’s Simple Choice plans. Pronounced “A-O” and short for All in One, Aio Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T, operating on AT&T’s HSPA+ network. Aio Wireless is AT&T’s response to Simple Choice, … [read full article]

T-Mobile and MetroPCS Now Operating Under the Unified Banner of T-Mobile US

Though the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger has been ‘news’ for a while now, the deal officially begins this morning with all necessary regulatory approvals and shareholder votes in the bag. The new partnership, combining T-Mobile’s 34 million customers with MetroPCS’s 9 million subscribers under the unified banner of T-Mobile US. T-Mobile will still sit at the number four spot here in the US of A. The company is expected to … [read full article]

Hello There, My Name Is Brad

Since you’ll be seeing me around here a little bit, I figured it’s only polite to introduce myself, right? So, hello there. My name is Brad. I’m the intern here. Originally from Delaware (delawhere?), I’ve lived in TN for the past year since marrying my dream gal. I love technology, saving people money, writing, high-fidelity music with good headphones, and running. My smartphones/platforms of choice, in order, are: jailbroken iPhone, Nexus Android devices, stock iPhone, … [read full article]

The Total Price of Smartphone Ownership

To say the least, wading through the dense world of cellular plans can be maddening. Going to every carrier’s website, navigating through clunky interfaces, then obtaining the numbers to actually calculate the total cost of hardware and service is arduous, so we here at TMonews did most of the legwork for you. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the total cost of ownership of a smartphone over the typical 24-month contract length. Not … [read full article]

Editorial: What the Big Carriers Don’t Want You to Know and How the Uncarrier Plans to Disrupt Them

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What if you financed a car though Honda, but they decided to continue charging you “maintenance fees” surprisingly equal to your car payment at the end of the financing agreement despite you having completely paid the balance? Or perhaps you have car insurance through Geico and they insist on charging you not only the cost of their service, but a car payment as well, even though you never bought a car from them … [read full article]