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Unlocking your phone will now be possible thanks to official deal between U.S. carriers and FCC

In the past few hours, the FCC and CTIA finally agreed a deal to allow consumers from the five major U.S. networks to unlock their devices. It’s been one of the big sticking points of the carrier/smartphone industry for sometime and is yet another step in the right direction of giving control back to the consumers and not the carrier. This is just weeks after the FCC [read full article]

Motorola Moto G – Unboxing and First Impressions [Video]

Once I found out the Moto G would be available in a model supporting T-Mobile’s bands, I’ve been meaning to get hold of it, and give you guys the rundown and review it. Today was the day I finally managed to snag one. Let’s get this out the way first: This phone isn’t meant to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S4, HTC One or even the Nexus 5. Just a quick glance down the spec … [read full article]

New $35 unlimited talk and text prepaid plan coming on December 8th – UPDATE: Official Statement

When it comes to value for money, few carriers come close to offering what T-Mobile does. And that value spreads to the pay in advance plans, and is set to get even better. According a recent Field Sales News update, Tmo is set to offer a new plan for a limited time. For $35, from December 8th, you’ll be able to get unlimited talk and text. This plan is very much aimed at … [read full article]

My Setup: Home Edition

As promised when I first took over running TmoNews, and as part of many loyal readers’ opportunity to get to know me, what makes me tick and how I make technology work for me, I decided to write up on the goodies that I use at home. Now, as a blogger and video maker, a lot of my “home” tech is really just “work” tech. Stuff that I use every day, most of … [read full article]

Special one-day Friends and Family discount coming to North East region next Wednesday?

We just received some information stating that T-Mobile is going to kick off a one-day friends and family event on December 11th. For one day only, friends and family members of Tmo staff in the North East region will be able to get a new phone without paying anything up front, and get the first month of their service plan free (up to $50). To get the offer, it has to be a … [read full article]

iPhone 5s and 5c for $0 down this Black Friday weekend only [UPDATE: Confirmed]

We love a good leak here at TmoNews, and this has got to be one of the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far this year. According to some field sales news, for three days only, you’ll be able to get either of Apple’s latest iPhones for $0 down on EIP. The offer applies on iPhone 5s and 5c from Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st. That’s a $149 saving up … [read full article]

Slow data speed problem confirmed as “minor software issue”, fix coming today [UPDATE: Official Statement]

  Over the weekend we collected a number of first hand reports from Tmo customers stating that they’d noticed a significant slow down in data speeds over the past few weeks (read our report here). We weren’t really sure what the problem was, but we guessed it wasn’t throttling, or an issue with specific phones. Thankfully, there’s a fix on the way. John Legere, … [read full article]

Noticing drastically reduced download speeds? You’re not alone

At the back end of last week I got sent some information from one of our readers regarding some drastically reduced data connection speeds. Since then, a growing thread on HowardForums and another on XDA-Developers seems to show that he’s not alone. I also tweeted out just before the weekend to offer some of our followers the chance to share their experience. Essentially, I wanted to make sure that people were experiencing the … [read full article]

20+20 LTE networks popping up, Speed tests show 70Mbps downloads near Plano, Dallas,TX

As part of T-Mobile’s earnings call earlier in the month, one of the big points Tmo’s chiefs wanted to get across was that it was investing heavily in its network coverage. But it’s not just about how much coverage it has, the speeds and performance of the network are key too. As part of the announcement, the carrier stated that it would be launching new, faster … [read full article]