Posts by Cam Bunton

Android 4.4.3 software update available for T-Mobile HTC One (M8)

Although it’s not yet showing up in T-Mobile’s support pages, we’ve been sent screenshots by a T-Mobile customer whose HTC One M8 received a major software update this morning. Software build number 2.22.531.5 has been released which includes – among other things – Android 4.4.3. Granted, it’s not the latest version of Android, but it’s at least a step up to one of the more recent versions of Google’s operating … [read full article]

Internal memo shows new 6-10 line Family Plan, extra 2.5GB promotion applies [Update: No confirmation yet]

A little while back, we got word that T-Mobile is planning to increase the number of lines available to customers with family plans. Our sources informed us that the change would enable customers to have up to 10 lines on their Simple Choice Family Plan as well as 5 extra mobile internet lines. Today, we’ve received an internal memo informing retail staff of the upcoming change. As was revealed in July, … [read full article]

Clearing up the confusion: T-Mobile addressing data misuse is NOT widespread throttling

This week, we got hold of an internal memo showing how T-Mobile was going to start addressing customers abusing their unlimited data by downloading tons of content through P2P/torrent sites, and breaking the company’s misuse policy. As we understood it, this was going to be a simple case of singling out those negatively impacting on other customers’ service, making them … [read full article]

Iliad’s $15 billion offer for T-Mobile “very inadequate” says company CFO

T-Mobile CFO spoke yesterday at an investor conference in Boston, and commented on the recent offer from French telecoms company, Iliad. Braxton Carter exclaimed that the original $15 billion offer was “very inadequate” and that he feels the company is undervalued. As you’ll undoubtedly remember, Iliad came in with a $33 per share offer for 56% percent of T-Mobile US just … [read full article]

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]