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Some legacy plan customers being moved to Simple Choice

With the arrival of Simple Choice plans last year, T-Mobile’s mission was to have a selection of easy to understand plans separated by $10 tiers. With no overages, free streaming, international texts and data, and unlimited calls and texts on all plans, the only differences are the amounts of data offered at each tier. And it would seem T-Mo wants as many people as possible joining the Simple Choice ranks: The company is … [read full article]

John Legere teasing further Uncarrier moves, coming next week

As some of you might know, I’m currently on a (working) vacation, visiting family in the land where broadband internet is still novelty, and where 4G and fibre are nothing but a pipe-dream. In that mentality, I may have missed something when reading through T-Mobile and John Legere’s announcements yesterday. Somewhere in his jibe at the state of the industry, and dissing Sprint for trying to be disruptive in a very old-school … [read full article]

$50 off T-Mobile HTC One (M8) from tomorrow, August 20

HTC’s One (M8) is one of the finest smartphones ever made. Its solid metal unibody build is the stuff of Samsung’s nightmares. And from tomorrow, August 20th, T-Mobile’s going to drop the price of HTC’s flagship Android phone in its latest Back to School offer. Our source informs us that the device will have its price reduced by $50 in retail branded stores and retail phone support (RPS), and there’s no need for … [read full article]

Clearing up the confusion: T-Mobile addressing data misuse is NOT widespread throttling

This week, we got hold of an internal memo showing how T-Mobile was going to start addressing customers abusing their unlimited data by downloading tons of content through P2P/torrent sites, and breaking the company’s misuse policy. As we understood it, this was going to be a simple case of singling out those negatively impacting on other customers’ service, making them … [read full article]

T-Mobile to throttle customers who use unlimited LTE data for torrents/p2p

In an internal memo to staff, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is going to clamp down on users taking advantage of their unlimited 4G/LTE plans for peer-to-peer file sharing and other misuse of their data allowance. It reads: “T-mobile has identified customers who are heavy data users and are engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, and tethering outside of T-Mobile’s Terms and Conditions (T&C). This results in a negative data network experience for T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mo pushing FCC to reserve more 600MHz spectrum for smaller carriers

Next year’s major 600MHz auction has cropped up many times as a subject of discussion online this past 12 months. And it’s no surprise, it’s billed as the biggest spectrum auction the U.S. has seen since 2008. Earlier this year, Sprint and T-Mobile (plus some smaller carriers) got their wish when the FCC pushed through new auction rules. These rules would stop … [read full article]