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T-Mobile says yes to the FM chip, will push OEM partners to do the same

FM radio chips are pretty common in international smartphones, allowing users to tune in to terrestrial radio stations and not use up their often limited cellular data. However, those chips are often removed or disabled in phones released in the US. That could be changing soon for T-Mobile phones, though. Today John Legere sent out a Tweet saying that T-Mobile is “saying yes to FM chip” and that the magenta carrier will “push our OEM partners … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ official, launching at T-Mobile August 21 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: I’ve reached out to T-Mobile and confirmed that it’ll offer the 64GB versions of the Note 5 and S6 edge+, too. Here’s how the pricing for the 64GB models will break down: Note 5: Through September 30, JUMP! On Demand price will be $99.99 down and $24.34 per month for 18 months. Regular EIP pricing will be $99.99 down, 23 monthly payments of $28.34, and 1 payment of $28.18. Full retail price of $779.99.[read full article]

Next Un-carrier Amped doubles down on Apple with Music Freedom expansion, new iPhone upgrade offer

What’s the next Un-carrier Amped move? Music Freedom. John Legere is back from vacation and is amping up its Music Freedom move by adding Apple Music to the feature. That means that you can now use Apple’s new music streaming service without the usage counting against your data plan. Apple Music’s addition to Music Freedom takes effect immediately. T-Mo is doubling down on Apple with a new iPhone offer as well. The … [read full article]

Check out T-Mobile Advanced Messaging in action

T-Mobile recently introduced Advanced Messaging, a new feature that improves upon standard text messaging by utilizing the Rich Communications Services standard to offer “near real-time chat,” delivery and read receipts, and support for sending large files. Unfortunately, Advanced Messaging is currently only available on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Thanks to Des Smith, though, everyone can get a peek at the feature in action. [read full article]

T-Mobile Advanced Messaging will beef up your text messaging experience

T-Mobile may not have a new Un-carrier Amped move for us this week, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything cool to share. T-Mo has announced Advanced Messaging, a new feature that utilizes the Rich Communications Services standard to offer beefed up text messaging. Using RCS, you get rich one-on-one and group messaging that includes, “near real-time chat,” the ability to see … [read full article]

New T-Mobile family plan offers four lines, each with 10GB of data, for $120

Time for another Un-carrier Amped move? Yep, time for another. T-Mobile just revealed its newest Un-carrier Amped announcement, which is a new family plan that offers two lines with 10GB of 4G LTE data for each line at a price of $100 per month. Each additional line can get 10GB for $20 per month. If you sign up for a fourth line before Labor Day on September … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Mobile Without Borders will let you use your phone in Canada and Mexico without extra fees

The next Un-carrier move to get Amped? The original, Simple Choice. T-Mobile today introduced Mobile Without Borders, an expansion of Simple Choice that lets you use your phone in Canada and Mexico just like you would in the US. That means that calling and texting to, from, and between the US, Canada and Mexico won’t cost you extra, regardless of whether a mobile or landline phone is involved. … [read full article]

John Legere teases ‘something great’ for next week, says he’s working on Apple Music for Music Freedom

After Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure took to Twitter to say that he’s tired of T-Mobile’s Un-carrier B.S., John Legere held a quick Periscope session to discuss the matter and drop a couple of hints about T-Mo’s future plans. During a lengthy Periscope stream from a beach in The Hamptons in New York, John Legere suggested that Marcel Claure’s Twitter rant was the result of him “having … [read full article]

Now that T-Mobile’s JUMP! on Demand is here, are you switching? [Poll]

Yesterday saw the official launch of T-Mobile’s latest Uncarrier phase. As part 1 of #UncarrierAmped, T-Mo decided to give its JUMP! upgrades program a huge revamp. Rather than charge customers monthly for the right to upgrade when they liked, they decided to change it in to a more flexible phone lease program. Now, you’ll pay one monthly rental fee for a new smartphone and … [read full article]