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T-Mobile reveals Lifetime Coverage Guarantee and first iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pricing details

Yesterday John Legere teased some “big T-Mobile news” that’d be released this morning, and now that announcement has been revealed. T-Mobile today announced the Lifetime Coverage Guarantee. With this promo, T-Mo customers that get an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with JUMP! On Demand can get a refund on their service if they become unhappy with T-Mo’s … [read full article]

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus official, will launch September 25 with band 12 LTE support

UPDATE: Apple’s iPhone 6s specs page confirms the device’s band 12.   Exactly one year after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, Apple has introduced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. As their names suggest, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are refreshed versions of last year’s iPhone models rather than totally new hardware. That doesn’t mean that things are totally … [read full article]

T-Mobile Video Calling launching today on Note 5 and S6 edge+, expanding to more devices soon

After beefing up messaging with its Advanced Messaging feature, T-Mobile is now turning its attention to video calling. T-Mobile Video Calling is a new feature that’s baked directly into your phone’s regular dialer. When you decide you want to make a video call, simply tap the video call button that’ll be displayed next to contacts that can receive a video call. If a particular contact … [read full article]

T-Mobile says it has no plans to offer Sony Xperia Z5

T-Mobile and Sony have been pretty tight in the past, coming together to sell the Xperia Z, Xperia Z1s, and Xperia Z3. So I’m betting that when Sony introduced the Xperia Z5 today, quite a few Magenta Army members wondering if it would come to T-Mobile’s shelves. Unfortunately, it’s not looking good. Following Sony’s announcement of the Xperia Z5, a T-Mobile spokeswoman told [read full article]

Google confirms Android 6.0 Marshmallow, releases final Android M Developer Preview

It’s official: Android M is Marshmallow! Google announced on the Android Developers Blog that Android M’s official name will be “Marshmallow,” continuing the company’s tradition of naming major Android OS updates after desserts. Google also revealed that Marshmallow is Android 6.0, which is up from the last version of Lollipop, Android 5.1. You can see the official Marshmallow statue on Google’s campus [read full article]

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]