Posts by David Beren

The long goodbye – by David Beren

This is a post I never wanted to write, never dreamed of writing and hoped would never come to pass. Alas, my time at the head of the site I founded some 5 years ago will come to end. My time at TmoNews has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Unfortunately, change is in the air and my position as the pre-eminent T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adding Tethering, Domestic Data Roaming To Simple Choice ‘Pay-In-Advance’ Customers

Some  good news to kick off the weekend for T-Mobile’s prepaid customers as the carrier is adding new domestic data roaming and hotspot service to its “pay-in-advance” Simple Choice customers. The carrier told Fierce Wireless they are making the changes to increase the value of their rate plans: “We are excited to confirm T-Mobile is enhancing our Simple Choice Plan for pay-in-advance customers to provide even more value and a similar level of plan … [read full article]

New Image Offers Timetable For Samsung Galaxy Devices Android 4.3 Software Update

Samsung fans looking for some concrete news surrounding the Android 4.3 update just got their first look at when this update might happen on the Magenta network. A leaked document provided to Droid-Life indicates tentative dates for the Galaxy Note II, S III, and S4. The release of Android 4.3 will also add compatibility with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch.  The update will also add OpenGL 3.0 support, a faster TouchWiz launcher, improved RAM … [read full article]

Will T-Mobile’s Momentum Begin Chipping Away At Their Rivals? Analyst Magic 8 Ball Says Yes

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As the days tick down to T-Mobile’s third quarter financial report, thanks in part to the bold action of their CEO, analysts are continuing to make bold predictions. According to an average estimate of seven analysts contacted by Reuters, T-Mobile is expected to report another 444,000 net additions when they release their third quarter financial results on November 5th. In fact, some analysts Reuters spoke with called those numbers conservative. By comparison, AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces UnCarrier Phase 3 Part II, Tablets, Tablets And More Tablets

As anticipated, T-Mobile is announcing free 200MB of data every month for life. With the announcement of the new iPad mini with Retina and iPad Air, the timing couldn’t be more intentional as T-Mobile finally joined the club of LTE-ready iPad cellular data partners. “We’ve been waiting for a while to get in this game and stop this silliness,”said T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Hosting UnCarrier Phase 3 Part II Conference Tomorrow Morning Through Twitter

If you thought T-Mobile’s UnCarrier announcements were over, you’d be wrong! T-Mobile has sent out a note to members of the press and their customers indicating T-Mobile’s “First Tweet Conference for Un-carrier 3.0 Part II.” The announcement is evidently tablet related and with the iPad now available on T-Mobile, I imagine Apple’s tablet will play a big role. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and … [read full article]

Apple Announces New iPads, T-Mobile Finally Gets In On The Fun

T-Mobile’s CEO wasn’t teasing when he promised a Magenta announcement coming out of todays Apple iPad special event. For the first time, T-Mobile is now a cellular data partner with Apple’s iPad line and will support LTE on the UnCarrier. While the practice of data coverage on a tablet isn’t “new” news for T-Mobile customers (see: Android tablets), there is one thing that makes todays announcement something special. T-Mobile is offering … [read full article]

HTC One Android 4.3 Software Update Now Rolling Out

Some great news for HTC One owners out there as the Android 4.3 update is making its way out to your smartphones as I type this very sentence. The update, which was originally set to roll out last week was delayed a few extra days for reasons unknown. Still, we’re just happy that HTC has finally unleashed the update and I’m expecting to see smiles on every T-Mobile HTC One owner … [read full article]

Goldman Sachs Loves T-Mobile, Upgrades Stock To “Conviction List”

Some good news for perspective T-Mobile USA investors as Goldman Sachs forecasts T-Mobile’s rebound in the subscriber segment of the market will continue. In fact, the company upgraded T-Mobile’s stock to its “conviction list,” a list of stocks the investment bank believes will outperform. T-Mobile’s stock is up about 75% since it began trading with MetroPCS on May 1st … [read full article]

HTC Exec Tweets That One Android 4.3 Update Pushed To Monday

HTC One owners patiently waiting for their One devices to receive notification of a new software update will need to extend their patience till after the weekend. In a set of responses on Twitter, HTC America President Jason Mackenzie explained that an unexpected cause had pushed the update back till Monday. Unfortunately, Mackenzie didn’t offer much in way of detail or reasons about the delay, and obviously some of the Twitter … [read full article]