Posts by David Beren

Rumor Round 2: Uncarrier Phase 3 To Include Refurb Phones In Stores

Happy Friday folks and welcome to rumor round 2 for T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Phase 3. The good news in this, the second rumor on Phase 3 that I’ve posted is more confirmation for the idea that T-Mobile will remove deposits for Simple Choice customers. Now, before I move on…it seems some clarification is in order for the word “deposit.” A deposit is a dollar value carriers can require above and beyond the price … [read full article]

New LTE Sightings Include Knoxville, Milwaukee and Two Texas Cities

T-Mobile’s LTE market launches are still in full swing as the company heads towards its goal of 200 million POPs covered before year’s end. A new group of sightings have come my way highlighting the work that is still being done and hopefully these markets are next up to go live. According to residents in Knoxville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Valley, Texas LTE is slowly coming online. The … [read full article]

BlackBerry Devices No Longer Available Inside T-Mobile Company-Owned Stores

In a move we knew was coming in the very first week of September has now made the news cycle rounds day. According to a Reuters report, T-Mobile has made the decision not to sell any BlackBerry devices in their company-owned retail store locations. I’m honestly not sure why the store is breaking today when company management began filtering this message down earlier in the month. That being said, it’s an unfortunate … [read full article]

T-Mobile Execs Explain Why AT&T Is Target Of Company Marketing, Possible Sprint Merger

T-Mobile’s targeting of AT&T inside their marketing campaigns has certainly brought plenty of attention and T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert explained why  at an Investor conference earlier this morning. Sievert explained that T-Mobile focuses its attention on AT&T because it has the largest group of dissatisfied customers: “They combine two things: being big and being bad.” While Sprint may … [read full article]

Rumor: T-Mobile Uncarrier Phase 3 To End New Customer Deposits

Prepare yourself for another round of rumor wonderland as a source tipped us a potential highpoint of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Phase 3. Now, I know you don’t need the standard disclaimer with all good rumor stories but I’m saying it anyway…take with many grains of salt. According to a source, T-Mobile’s Phase 3 of their Uncarrier plan will include a removal of all deposits from the Simple Choice postpaid plans leaving just “well qualified and … [read full article]

(Updated With Full Change List) Software Update To T-Mobile Moto X “Dramatically” Improves Camera

  Updated: Motorola’s full change log is now live.   Some good news for early Moto X buyers on T-Mobile as a new software update is rolling out with “dramatic” camera improvements. The Moto X was a device I gave high remarks to in my review but specifically called the camera as an area that needed work before the device could really hit the levels of the … [read full article]

Happy Fifth Anniversary To The Android Device That Started It All, The G1

A big shout-out to T-Mobile product manager Des Smith who reminded me of an epic moment in T-Mobile history as today marks the fifth anniversary of the T-Mobile G1. Today actually marks five years since the device was announced and not released mind you so there’s another 5 year “anniversary” date we can celebrate in October. We had been working for months and months with a small team in … [read full article]

Has Your Smartphone Ever Gone Through The Laundry? T-Mobile JUMP! Can Help

T-Mobile’s JUMP! commercials may be silly, but I’d be lying if I said I never “accidentally” put my phone through the wash. We all know what happens when you walk into your local carrier store afterwards…only to discover you have no insurance. T-Mobile JUMP! may be just what the doctor ordered for anyone who has ever experienced this unfortunate laundry scenario. Going from touchscreen to melted-screen is frustrating. Luckily, T-Mobile JUMP!™ … [read full article]

The iPhone 5s/5c Has Arrived On T-Mobile, And You’ll Never Guess The Most Popular 5c Pre-Order Color

Today is the day and perhaps one of the biggest launches in recent T-Mobile history as the company finally finds itself off the sidelines with a new Apple iPhone launch. To say that T-Mobile is excited about this launch would be a mild understatement, and you can tell exactly that from the Bloomberg interview with T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert. According to … [read full article]

PSA: T-Mobile/Apple iPhone 5s Inventory, Availability Expected To Be Limited

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A quick public service announcement and word to the wise for T-Mobile customers hoping to snag an iPhone 5s device tomorrow. Reports are coming from across the industry (and across our retail sources) that the iPhone 5s is in short supply and T-Mobile, like the rest of its carrier counterparts will have limited inventory on hand. As it is we’re hearing that only “select” stores will have the devices available tomorrow … [read full article]