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T-Mobile strikes $48 million settlement with FCC over unlimited data plan deprioritization

T-Mobile today entered into an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding regarding disclosures about its unlimited data plan and deprioritization. In March 2015, the FCC began investigating T-Mobile over how it explained its policy of deprioritizing heavy unlimited data users. The FCC says that it received hundreds of complaints from T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers that were unhappy about the deprioritization and felt that T-Mobile wasn’t providing the unlimited data service that was being advertised. According … [read full article]

T-Mobile Binge On April Watch List

Binge On April Watch List

With April just a few days away, it’s exciting to know which shows you can expect to see on your TV screen. And if you want to stay in on all the fun, T-Mobile is offering its Binge On April Watch List for all the premieres, shows and events you can watch without worrying about consuming your allotted LTE data. Here is the schedule for April: April 1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Vudu … [read full article]

T-Mobile network tied with AT&T, Verizon in latest San Jose RootMetrics report

RootMetrics, having finished its seventh test in San Jose, has declared three of the top four U.S. carriers as equal in the area. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile tied in first place, with T-Mo having the highest score by a small margin. T-Mobile finished with an overall score of 98.5, while Verizon and AT&T were awarded scores of 98.3 and 98.0 respectively. Sprint was a little way behind on 93.7: [read full article]

T-Mobile Un-carrier 6.0 is all about the music, including streaming that doesn’t count against your data allowance

We had a feeling that tonight would be big, and it looks like we were right. Immediately after detailing Un-carrier 5.0 and the iPhone 5s Test Drive program, John Legere dove into the details of Un-carrier 6.0. The focus of Un-carrier 6.0 is music. The first part of the effort is known as “Music Freedom.” Just as the name suggests, … [read full article]

Reminder: New Simple Choice plans go live from today

As was announced a couple of weekends ago, T-Mobile is changing its Simple Choice plans from today. As part of the changes, there will now be 4 tiers at $50, $60, $70 and $80. Each of these will share unlimited global roaming texts and data, as well as Stateside international texting. As part of the global roaming, 122 countries and destinations are now included. That’s 7 up from the previous 115. New … [read full article]

T-Mobile Improves Unlimited Data Smartphone Hotspot Bundles, Begins Today

Well, this is a good way to end the day as T-Mobile improves their unlimited data hotspot bundles beginning today, September 10th. Beginning today, T-Mobile customers on their Unlimited high-speed data plans can add new hotspot packages for as little as $20. Beginning September 10, our postpaid customers will get more tethering for less with our Unlimited data features! Now customers can enjoy Unlimited high-speed data and a substantial amount of Smart … [read full article]

[Update: Debunked] T-Mobile Gives Users Full Use of Network As Competitors Throttle iOS Users

  Update: Turns out these allegations have been debunked, folks. The guys over at AnandTech have dug deeper into the source code in question and have disproven the claims that Apple throttles data throughput on iOS devices. Check out their in-depth analysis of the claims here. Just goes to show that you can’t trust everything you read, even if it comes from those nice fellas over at TmoNews. A new report by Joseph Brown over at … [read full article]

The Total Price of Smartphone Ownership

To say the least, wading through the dense world of cellular plans can be maddening. Going to every carrier’s website, navigating through clunky interfaces, then obtaining the numbers to actually calculate the total cost of hardware and service is arduous, so we here at TMonews did most of the legwork for you. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the total cost of ownership of a smartphone over the typical 24-month contract length. Not … [read full article]

New Study Shows T-Mobile Customers Used A Lot Of Data Over The Past Six Months

A joint FierceWireless/NPD Connected Intelligence study conducted over the past six months tracked the data usage patterns of 1000 smartphones on the nation’s top four carriers. These 1000 smartphones are generally Android devices, however NPD recently added 100 iPhones to its survey database. The results are unsurprising as this is just the latest in a series of studies that show T-Mobile customers consume the most data. In fact, T-Mobile customers dipped … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts New “4G Data Showdown” Commercial, Carly’s Back On The Bike

T-Mobile’s newest 30 second commercial spot once again highlights the company’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G against the data plans of the other big four carriers. The entire comparison takes place as Carly races three other riders, so its unlimited data and Carly on a motorcycle, what more can you ask for? Ever wonder which network has the best unlimited data plan for your 4G smartphone, including the new Samsung Galaxy … [read full article]