Posts by Cam Bunton

iOS 8 beta 3 enables Wi-Fi calling for devs, hurrah!

Just a quick heads up, I’m sure you guys will love to hear. Wi-Fi calling on an iPhone is finally here, and can be used. iOS 8 beta 3, which has just been released to registered iOS developers, includes a feature we read about during WWDC – Wi-Fi calling. Within the Settings app, the Wi-Fi calling feature can be toggled on or off. In the menu – above – it states that “Wi-Fi … [read full article]

Accessories on EIP: A few more details [Update: $250 limit per line]

Last week we were informed by our sources that T-Mobile is planning to make accessories available on its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). In its current state, customers can buy phones and tablets without paying anything up front, instead, spreading the cost over 24 months interest-free. And the same will be possible with premium accessories from July 20th, at least, if the memo … [read full article]

2 GIFs show T-Mobile’s LTE expansion over the past 2-3 months

As any of you regular readers will know, we’ve been keeping tabs on T-Mobile’s network expansion over the past few weeks. In the space of a couple of months, we’ve seen an increasing number of new LTE sites going live, VoLTE being activated in more locations and wideband LTE being switched on. But it’s difficult, even with those individual reports, to get a real sense of how fast T-Mo is expanding its reach. Thankfully, one of our … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet on its way to T-Mobile?

Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet caused a ripple of excitement back when it was launched last December. It was Nokia’s first attempt at a Windows-based tablet, and it looked really cool. Its full HD, 10.1-inch, 16:9 ratio IPS display acts as the portal through which you enter the world of Windows RT. What’s more, it’s equipped with category 4 LTE, giving it a theoretical top download speed of 150Mbps. It also has a 6.7MP … [read full article]

Happy 4th of July, TmoNews readers!

Happy 4th of July, TmoNews readers! Yes, I know, I’m British. Independence day for me is just a Sci-Fi movie where the Fresh Prince takes on some earth-invading aliens. But, I’m aware today is a big day for you U.S. folks. Celebrating the anniversary of your independence is an important occasion. So, I bid you glad tidings. Enjoy your day of celebration, not working, and lots more celebration. I have one or two … [read full article]

Legere: T-Mo to “double down” on outreach to ensure premium SMS charges are refunded, FTC “sensationalized” story

As you no doubt read earlier this week, the FTC launched an allegation that T-Mobile is guilty of “cramming”. Or – in other terms – charging customers for premium content, hiding the charges in customer bills, and making a tidy profit. And, although it was unsettling for all T-Mo fans and customers, it was – by all accounts … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin offering accessories on EIP, starting July 20

Accessories have become a bigger part of the picture when it comes to smartphone sales in recent days. Particularly when it comes to smartwatches and audio products like Beats’ headphones. But they don’t come cheap. A pair of Beats Solo HD earphones will set you back $199 at a T-Mobile retail store, or online at T-Mobile.com. Likewise, a Gear Fit will cost you the same, as will the Gear 2 Neo. A Gear … [read full article]