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T-Mobile Says ‘No Thanks’ To Family Shared Data Plans

As Verizon ramped up their own planned shared data plans earlier this week, T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Andrew Sherrard has taken to T-Mobile’s own blog to lay down the company’s position on shared family data plans. According to Sherrard’s posting, we shouldn’t expect to see shared family data plans on T-Mobile anytime soon and that’s just fine with me. It’s an interesting position and yet, Sherrard brings up some key points … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Network A Great Choice

Hey HSPA+ 42Mbps doubters, RootMetrics says learn to love your T-Mobile 4G network because it’s pretty damn good. According to their study, T-Mobile is closer to AT&T’s LTE network than you might expect and definitely belongs in the top tier with Verizon’s and AT&T’s LTE networks. Their most recent study took a look at 42 markets for a combined 320,000 drive and indoor location data tests, using off-the-shelf consumer phones you can already … [read full article]

T-Mobile Considering Video Channel That Doesn’t Require Data Plan?

T-Mobile Senior Vice President, Brad Duea sat down in an interview this morning and hinted at a new effort by T-Mobile to expand video content for your smartphone. The data plan under consideration by T-Mobile (Verizon hinted at the same style plan as well) would allow for a new video channel that would be available on T-Mobile smartphones carrying T-Mobile ads and device tips alongside entertainment programming. The cost of the data plan … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T Win Top Honors In PC World Speed Test Report

T-Mobile and AT&T have taken top honors in PC World’s most recent 13-city study breaking down the speeds of the nation’s top four wireless carriers. The study involved “snapshot measurements of wireless service in 13 cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.” T-Mobile’s HPSA+ 21 network took the crown on the 3G side, reaching average download speeds … [read full article]

T-Mobile Raising Price On Classic Unlimited 5GB and 10GB Data Features Beginning April 4th

Beginning April 4th, T-Mobile will increase the price of the Premium 5GB Promotional Bundles and Ultra – 10GB Promotional Bundles Classic data features by $5 per month. The currently available Classic 5GB and 10GB promotional bundles will be replaced with new plans and a $5 monthly rate increase. This price will not affect any customers who have added the 5GB or 10GB promotional bundles prior to April 4th. There is no change to … [read full article]

Editorial: I Still Think Throttling Data Sucks, There I said It

I’ve long thought T-Mobile’s loose definition of “unlimited data” has needed to change and now, with AT&T at the center of a throttling data news cycle, “unlimited” is once again called into question. In fact, one AT&T user successfully sued AT&T in small claims court winning $850 after the judge agreed AT&T had sold the customer an unlimited plan and then purposely slowed him down. AT&T has justified throttling by claiming it … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sends Reminder For Upcoming Domestic Data Use

We’re going to shift gears a little this evening and move away from exciting phone news over the last 24 hours and do a quick refresh on T-Mobile’s upcoming Domestic Data Roaming changes. We’ve already gone in-depth with the upcoming changes and for those of you that received an email this past weekend, it should highlight exactly what we’ve already covered. We won’t to go into much detail, instead I urge … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms New Domestic Data Roaming Plans, Posts FAQ

While it’s been up for a few days, we just got word of a FAQ in T-Mobile’s support forums highlighting the upcoming changes to their domestic roaming policy beginning on April 5th, 2012. Most importantly, this FAQ confirms our leaked information that such changes were taking place along with any material changes to the Terms and Conditions of your contract term. So why is T-Mobile making this change? “To continue providing the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Changes To Domestic Data Roaming Detailed, Confirmed For April 5th

Well we can now chalk this “rumor” firmly up in the “confirmed” category for April 5th as we’ve gotten our hands on some more detail for T-Mobile’s planned changes to domestic data roaming plans. Right away, T-Mobile does point out: “Domestic data roaming will not be subject to data speed reduction. The allotment will be reset with each bill cycle. After the allotment is reached, the customer will no longer have data … [read full article]

T-Mobile Making Changes To Off-Network Data Roaming Plans In The Future?

Word coming out of Howard Forums tells us T-Mobile will be making some changes to their data roaming plans when you are wandering off the T-Mobile network. According to the Howard Forums tipster, sometime in early April, T-Mobile will change their domestic roaming policies to 100MB of data on the 5GB plan and 200MB on the 10GB plan. If you exceed the 100 or 200MB limit, the network will cut off any data … [read full article]