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T-Mo BlackBerry customers being offered up to $200 to upgrade to a Samsung

One of our readers just got in touch with us, forwarding a text they received from T-Mobile (pictured above). To begin with I thought it was a spam-text, but, turns out it’s a genuine offer. Head on over to this link and you’ll see a genuine offer from T-Mo offering you up to $200 to upgrade from your BlackBerry to a new Samsung device. If you’re due … [read full article]

Operation Tablet Freedom explained – Better for voice customers

As with most of T-Mobile’s announcements there are various questions. They are great offers, but sometimes need a little decoding to make full sense of everything that’s just been announced. So let’s tackle all the bullet points of today’s announcement piece by piece. . 1. Up to 1.2 GB of free data until the end of 2014 This is a combination of two different offers. Firstly, and to get it out the way, … [read full article]

Simple Starter Plan just one of three phases: Next up, discounted tablets and buy-now-pay-later EIP?

A short while ago, T-Mobile announced a brand new Simple Starter plan, giving those with lower budgets and first-time postpaid customers the opportunity to get on the postpaid ladder. But, as T-Mo’s official announcement stated, this is just “Day One of Three”. Following the announcement we received information from our sources claiming that at least … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces latest Uncarrier phase – Simple Starter $40 plan, goes live on April 12th

T-Mobile just took the wraps off its latest Uncarrier move and it’s one I think you’re going to like. John Legere took to the company blog to announce the new Simple Starter $40 monthly price plan. “We start today with an all-new Simple Starter plan, a $40 monthly price plan specifically designed to deliver a predictable, affordable solution to millions of value-conscious Americans – and to provide a desperately needed alternative … [read full article]

T-mobile dealer creates “Network Showdown” car race video invitation to CEO.

One of T-Mobile’s dealers has put together a fun, professional video in the competitive spirit of Uncarrier. Its purpose? To convince John Legere to come to its Annual Company Kickoff event at a TBC location/date, and to fake revenge on AT&T for kicking him out of its CES party. The video features a blue, low-end Chevrolet dubbed “Death Star” versus a black and magenta Ferrari in a street race. I’ll leave you to figure out which car represents … [read full article]

HTC One M8 review – The best Android phone just got better

With 2013′s HTC One, the Taiwanese manufacturer set the standard for Android device hardware manufacturing and design. Its aluminum unibody paired with awesome components and performance made it last year’s best smartphone (in the eyes of many). This year, it’s back with a new shape, better performance, better hardware design and a weird camera set-up. But can it hold a light to its predecessor? Absolutely. It launches in Magenta flavor on April 11, … [read full article]

OpenSignal testing ranks T-Mobile’s LTE fastest network in the U.S.

It’s all well and good claiming that your network is the biggest and fastest, but, if user testing doesn’t back it up, there’s no validity to those claims. Turns out, Tmo’s claims at CES in January that it has the fastest network (based on Ookla Speed Test results) are backed up by another set of results, recently published by OpenSignal. Of all the top 4 carriers, T-Mobile’s network was found to be the fastest on average, with … [read full article]

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana digital assistant, new lock screens and more…

At its Build conference in Moscone Center today, Microsoft took the wraps off its next iteration of Windows Phone. Version 8.1 is coming shipped with plenty of much-needed features. Among the features is a new Lock Screen that’s customizable, “highly interactive and unique”. There’s also an “Action Center” which is essentially Microsoft’s version of the drop down notification center/drawer and Control Center found in Android and iOS. From here you can respond to … [read full article]