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Happy 4th of July, TmoNews readers!

Happy 4th of July, TmoNews readers! Yes, I know, I’m British. Independence day for me is just a Sci-Fi movie where the Fresh Prince takes on some earth-invading aliens. But, I’m aware today is a big day for you U.S. folks. Celebrating the anniversary of your independence is an important occasion. So, I bid you glad tidings. Enjoy your day of celebration, not working, and lots more celebration. I have one or two … [read full article]

Legere: T-Mo to “double down” on outreach to ensure premium SMS charges are refunded, FTC “sensationalized” story

As you no doubt read earlier this week, the FTC launched an allegation that T-Mobile is guilty of “cramming”. Or – in other terms – charging customers for premium content, hiding the charges in customer bills, and making a tidy profit. And, although it was unsettling for all T-Mo fans and customers, it was – by all accounts … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin offering accessories on EIP, starting July 20

Accessories have become a bigger part of the picture when it comes to smartphone sales in recent days. Particularly when it comes to smartwatches and audio products like Beats’ headphones. But they don’t come cheap. A pair of Beats Solo HD earphones will set you back $199 at a T-Mobile retail store, or online at T-Mobile.com. Likewise, a Gear Fit will cost you the same, as will the Gear 2 Neo. A Gear … [read full article]

T-Mobile accused by FTC of adding millions worth of “bogus charges” to customer bills

The Associated Press tweeted out a shock update just a few minutes ago, reporting that T-mobile has knowingly been billing its customers for hundreds of millions in bogus charges. BREAKING: FTC accuses T-Mobile of knowingly billing customers for hundreds of millions in bogus charges. — The Associated Press (@AP) July 1, 2014 The FTC alleges that T-Mobile has been continuing to charge its customers for “premium” SMS subscriptions which – in … [read full article]

Is Spotify still using data from your monthly cap? [UPDATE]

It’s come to our attention over the past few days that T-Mobile seems to be having a few minor teething issues with its new music unlimited phase of Uncarrier. And it relates specifically to Spotify. According to a handful of users, some of whom contacted us directly, others in a Reddit thread, that Spotify is still using data from their monthly data caps. What’s particularly frustrating for the users in question … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G3 set for July 16 release, Galaxy Tab 4 and Xperia T2 Ultra one week later

While we’ve known for a while that T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers will be stocking the upcoming LG G3, we didn’t have any specific release date for anyone but Verizon. Our inside sources tell us we can expect the impressive LG flagship to land on T-Mo’s store shelves on July 16th. Which – if correct – would put it a day earlier than VZW’s launch date. The LG G3′s spec list … [read full article]

Apple now selling iPhone with T-Mobile prepaid service, $50 off for a limited time

A couple of Apple-flavored goodies for you guys to digest today. First up: Customers can now walk in to an Apple store in the U.S., purchase and activate an iPhone with a prepaid T-Mobile plan. What’s more, customer who do decide to buy the iPhone with T-Mobile prepaid service can get $50 off the device. Customers buying an iPhone with a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan will receive a $50 iTunes gift card. To … [read full article]

Google previews Android L, Android Wear and Android one at I/O 2014

Today, Google kicked off its annual I/O conference in San Francisco. Among the key announcements were the Android L developer preview, Android one and a much more in depth look at the new software for smart watches: Android Wear. Android one You might not see much of this, but Google today announced a new program named Android one. In essence, it’s a way to ensure a certain standard of hardware quality, and software … [read full article]