Posts by Cam Bunton

John Legere and Mike Sievert take the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS

Over the past couple of weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral online. It involves filming or photographing yourself having a bucket of ice-cold water thrown over you, then nominating other people to take part in the challenge. Phil Schiller of Apple is one of the most high profile execs to take part so far, and T-Mobile’s very own John Legere and Mike Sievert have taken the challenge. And then followed it … [read full article]

Carter: 20+20 LTE to be lit up in all major metro areas… Eventually

The subject of wideband LTE has cropped up a number of times this year, as T-Mobile seeks to build a “Data Strong” network capable of providing super-fast speeds to all its customers (within the right area). It comes in two flavors: 15+15 and 20+20. To use the old, basic highway traffic analogy: One’s like have 15 lanes each side of the highway, and the other’s like having 20. It’s not a perfect analogy, … [read full article]

T-Mobile to throttle customers who use unlimited LTE data for torrents/p2p

In an internal memo to staff, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is going to clamp down on users taking advantage of their unlimited 4G/LTE plans for peer-to-peer file sharing and other misuse of their data allowance. It reads: “T-mobile has identified customers who are heavy data users and are engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, and tethering outside of T-Mobile’s Terms and Conditions (T&C). This results in a negative data network experience for T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mo pushing FCC to reserve more 600MHz spectrum for smaller carriers

Next year’s major 600MHz auction has cropped up many times as a subject of discussion online this past 12 months. And it’s no surprise, it’s billed as the biggest spectrum auction the U.S. has seen since 2008. Earlier this year, Sprint and T-Mobile (plus some smaller carriers) got their wish when the FCC pushed through new auction rules. These rules would stop … [read full article]

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Q2 performances and results compared

A detailed report put together by Jan Dawson, compares all four major U.S. carriers’ performance and stats after each published their second quarter performances. All in all, it makes for great reading from a T-Mobile perspective. T-Mo lead the way with net subscriber additions and losses, and as a result is closer than ever to catching up with Old Yeller. If taken a few of the highlights here, but you should check out the full report. … [read full article]

4G sighted in new small towns, Wideband 15+15 LTE in Rockford, IL

We like to keep tabs on any new developments in network expansion and modernization here at TmoNews. After all, if we just waited for official word on new upgrades, we’d only get them once per quarter. And those announcements never really paint the true picture of what customers are experiencing. We’ve been sent a handful of sightings over the past couple of weeks that make for encouraging reading. One area T-Mobile’s needed work for some time now … [read full article]

Which legacy T-Mo device or range would you bring back?

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know I have a keen interest in older devices. I’m not sure exactly why. It could be that they were more interesting back in the days pre-iPhone. When devices weren’t just super slim rectangles with massive displays, manufacturers were creative with hardware design. Phones flipped, swivelled and twisted and came in all shapes and sizes. Circles, triangles, diamonds, you name it, there … [read full article]

T-Mo scores well in RootMetrics airport network tests

RootMetrics is well known for testing and reporting on network speed and reliability across the globe, and its latest published report answers the age-old question: How good is my network at an airport? Okay, so it’s not a question on many peoples’ lips, but it’s still useful to know that next time you’re heading to meet a friend at O’Hare arrivals that your connection isn’t going to drop off. Or, if you’re planning … [read full article]

T-Mobile introduces new value Pay-as-you-go plans, $0.10 per text/min flat rate

On August 17th, T-Mobile will be launching a brand new Pay-as-You-Go plan, making it simple and more affordable and – in the process – the lowest offer amongst the major nationwide carries . Under the new plan, texts and calls cost a simple flat rate amount. Each text will cost $0.10, as will each minute during any phone call you place. There’s a monthly minimum of $3, which will give customers 30 minutes of talk, or … [read full article]

New Lumia device incoming? Microsoft sends out IFA event invites

A few minutes back, and invite hit my inbox showing us that Microsoft has plans for this year’s IFA convention in Berlin. The invitation, in its entirety is displayed above. On September 4th, in the German capital, the Lumia-makers are going to unveil the next generation of devices. All we know is, it’s something with a camera. The black circle would perhaps indicate a successor to the 1020, but that’s a complete guess … [read full article]