Posts by Cam Bunton

Sprint, T-Mobile again rumored to be nearing a deal

According to yet another report, Sprint and T-Mobile a close to agreeing a deal to merge. Or, technically speaking, SoftBank – the Japanese carrier which owns Sprint – is close to agreeing a deal to buyout the majority of Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in the Magenta-flavored Un-carrier. Bloomberg reports that Sprint will offer around 50% stock and 50% cash for T-Mobile, leaving DT with around 15% ownership of the combined Sprint/T-Mobile company. The … [read full article]

$100 off select T-Mobile tablets through June 15, including new Galaxy Note 10.1

Starting today, in time for father’s day, T-Mobile is offering a $100 discount on its most popular tablets, including the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, which only landed on Magenta store shelves today. The discount will be in place up in until June 15th. For a limited time you’ll be able to snag a Galaxy Note 10.1 for $0 down, and 24 monthly payments of $25, taking it to $600 in total. Plus, … [read full article]

VoLTE spotted in Chicago and Houston

Sightings of network improvements are are coming thick and fast. Of particular interest at the moment is the new VoLTE service, only launched officially in Seattle last month. Earlier in the week, we had T-Mo customers contacting us from Dallas, TX and New York City having spotted the service going live too. Soon afterwards we were informed of the same in two more major cities. First up, Chicago, Illinois: [read full article]

T-Mobile Xperia Z gets firmware update

Any T-Mobile Xperia Z owners will be pleased to know there’s a software update waiting for them. Sadly, not anything major on the Android side. Instead, it’s a minor firmware tweak from Sony. Build 10.4.C.0.808 is now available to download from your Sony Xperia Z, and comes with a few Sony user interface improvements. Music Unlimited has moved to be integrated in to the Walkman app – like it is on the Z2 … [read full article]

iOS 8 to feature Wi-Fi calling [Update - T-Mobile Confirms, it's coming!]

There’s a sentence to make any T-Mobile fan skip a beat: Wi-Fi calling is an upcoming feature within iOS 8. Although it wasn’t among the main, highlighted features at the WWDC 2014 opening keynote, it was shown as a feature in the overview screenshot shown above. Exactly how Wi-Fi calling will be implemented is yet to be seen. It’s very unlikely that T-Mobile phones will come preloaded with an app, or even a downloadable … [read full article]

VoLTE shows up in Dallas? [Update: NYC too]

It’s not long ago T-Mobile announced VoLTE was going live in Seattle. Along with that announcement came a few software updates for the Galaxy Note 3, G Flex and Galaxy Light. But Seattle isn’t the only city to get the network update. Just today we were sent an image showing the service being live and kicking in Dallas. At the moment, when you make a call in a 4G LTE area in any … [read full article]

Apple unveils iOS 8, features third party app extensions, keyboards, Touch ID and a lot more…

Apple has just kicked off its WWDC week at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco and has done so in style. But it wasn’t the end user iOS 8 announcement itself that got me excited. It was all developer SDK and API announcements and the potential that they hold for the future of apps and capabilities within iOS 8. As an update on user install base, iOS 7 is currently installed and … [read full article]

Where to watch Apple’s WWDC 2014 opening keynote live stream

As you all may well know, Apple’s WWDC conference is set to kick off in little under an hour at its usual location in San Francisco. WWDC 2014 officially starts at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern at the Moscone West center. And – for the second year running – Apple is making its opening keynote available to stream live right from the Apple site. You can view the opening keynote here. As … [read full article]