Posts by Cam Bunton

New Moto X announced, model XT1092 is band 12 compatible

Although T-Mobile’s 700MHz network has only been tested in a few locations so far, not many customers have had a chance to experience its performance. Unlike the company’s higher frequencies, band 12 is touted as being stronger, and better at penetrating building walls, meaning you’ll get a steady LTE signal even when you’re indoors. Currently, only the Galaxy Avant is compatible but if recent news is anything to go by, there could be … [read full article]

MetroPCS expands to 10 new markets, offers extra data free to customers

The MetroPCS team has been “crushing it” according to T-Mobile’s latest press release, and I’m inclined to agree. T-Mobile’s darker purple side is now available in ten new markets, and is celebrating by giving its customers extra data on the plans. MetroPCS customers on the $40 plan will get 1GB of data each month, doubling it from 500MB. $50 plan subscribers get an extra 500MB too, boosting their allowance from 2.5GB to 3GB … [read full article]

T-Mobile to raise new debt in order to purchase AWS-3 spectrum at auction?

In a press release yesterday, T-Mobile announced that it would be seeking to raise new debt, to raise cash for general corporate purposes. Although the earlier release didn’t state how much was going to be raised, a further announcement was made later yesterday evening which did.  “T-Mobile USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary,has agreed to sell $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1,700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes … [read full article]

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [Gallery]

As usual with European events, PhoneDog sent me over to IFA in Berlin to cover the Samsung event earlier this afternoon. (Quick thanks to Evan for holding down the fort in the mean time, much appreciated). At an iconic Tempodrom venue in Berlin today, Samsung unveiled its latest lineup of innovative and exciting products. They included the Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR. And while the latter three of that … [read full article]

T-Mobile set to launch a new ZTE-made 4G hotspot device?

Hints at new products can crop up in many places, but often times if it’s a minor device, T-Mobile itself can inform us of new gadgets before they’re available. This time out, that’s exactly what’s happened. In T-Mobile’s Support Pages, in the ‘Mobile Internet’ section, information on a new mobile hotspot has been uploaded. Dubbed the T-Mobile 4G HotSpot Z64, the device has been manufactured by ZTE. All kinds of … [read full article]

Two new T-Mo Alcatel phones available from next week

T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced late last week that a pair of new budget-friendly devices would be making their way over to store shelves. Both Android-powered Alcatel phones will be sold from next week. The OneTouch Evolve 2 will be available from September 9th (Apple event day) and cost  $79.20 full-retail, or $3.30 for 24 months on EIP. The OneTouch Fierce 2 is slightly more expensive at $5.25 per month, or … [read full article]

15+15 LTE pops up in Ludlow, MA

T-Mobile’s network upgrades are gathering pace as we near yet another major Uncarrier announcement. One of the latest towns to see T-Mo’s “Data Strong” wideband is Ludlow in Massachusetts. A reader there sent us a screenshot of his iPhone’s Serving Cell Info screen within the Field Test mode. As you can see, it shows the cell site as serving 15MHz up and down. Various other upgrades are going on … [read full article]

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