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T-Mobile’s new “next gen”coverage maps: Hit or miss?

T-Mobile fan or not, you can’t escape the carrier’s influence on the modern market. Before the company’s Un-carrier moves, the only discussion about network operators were generally complaints about signal strength (or lack of it). It takes something special for people to actually care about a carrier, and take notice of what it’s doing. Having recently launched Uncarrier 9.0, the carrier promises it’s not done yet and is moving confidently forward with its … [read full article]

Unboxing the T-Mobile HTC One M9

While some customers are waiting for their pre-ordered HTC One M9’s to arrive, our own Marco Hanna managed to get hold of the T-Mobile variant and unboxed it over on the PhoneDog YouTube channel. So, I figured I’d share it with you guys since my unboxing video showed the unlocked international model. In good light, the gold on silver actually looks pretty classy. With the terrible lighting at MWC last month, it was almost impossible to tell … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces Pets Un-leashed, promises to keep your furry companions connected too – April Fool’s

It’s April 1st, 2015 and T-Mobile is joining in with the spirit of April Fool’s day by announcing a new Un-carrier initiative aimed squarely at your four-legged companions. Pets Un-leashed is a “revolutionary way to help your entire family stay connected.” So the Un-carrier is now helping pets and owners communicate. You can add a $5 per month line to your Simple Choice Family Plan and your pets will be able to stay … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches “next-gen” coverage map, shows real user experience

In a blog post this morning, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer – also known as Grand Master Wizard of networks – Neville Ray announced a new coverage map. Like many of its Uncarrier moves, this new launch is aimed at eliminating another customer pain-point: Estimated and inaccurate coverage maps. T-Mobile is introducing this as the “industry’s first and only crowdsourced, customer-verified network coverage map.” This new map shows near real-time customer experiences … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get first OTA software update

The pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge have only been live on T-Mobile’s site for two days. And yet, the two devices already have their first performance-enhancing software update. It’s weighs in just under 180MB in size and comes with relatively minor bug fixes and performance boosters. Specifically, the update addresses issues with the fingerprint scanner and audio quality. … [read full article]

Confirmed: T-Mobile HTC One M9 does include LTE band 2 and band 12 support

Yesterday, when the HTC One M9 became available to pre-order there was a little confusion over whether or not it included support for T-Mobile’s band 2 and band 12 LTE networks. That’s almost entirely down to the fact that the specifications on T-Mobile’s online listing page only includes LTE bands 4 and 17. But, thanks to the ever-knowledgeable product guru, Des Smith, we now know that the listed information is incorrect. … [read full article]

Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9 – Which did you pre-order?

As you’ll undoubtedly know by now, T-Mobile kicked off the pre-sales for its One M9, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets today. And – as usual – T-Mobile’s servers strained under the pressure and still seem to be struggling now. But, if you did manage to get a pre-order completed online, in store or over the phone, we’d like to know which you went for. For smartphone fans, the One M9 has been … [read full article]