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Samsung Galaxy S5 heading to T-Mobile in April, pre-register now

If you head on over to T-Mobile.com, head in to the “shop all phones” section and you’ll spot a nice little headline placeholder for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Click “learn more” and you’ll be able to pre-register your interest to be one of the first to know when it’s coming, and how much it’s going to cost. Also, you’ll be entered in to a draw to win a free Galaxy S5 … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q4 2013 earnings – 1.6 million net additions, low churn and expanding LTE

As we were already aware – after John Legere’s press conference at CES – last quarter was incredible for T-Mobile. More than 1.6 million customers joined Magenta’s ranks. 981k of those were branded customer additions, with 869k of those being postpaid. If you’ve been following Tmo’s earnings and reports for a while, you’ll know that those figures alone represent the best quarter T-Mobile’s had for a very long time. In fact, it’s Tmo’s … [read full article]

Galaxy S5 announced – Faster, more efficient and leather-clad [pics]

As you may well know, I’ve been hanging around in Barcelona for the past couple of days covering MWC for Phonedog.com. By now, you will also almost certainly know that Samsung launched its next Galaxy S device. The S5 takes some of the great features from the S4, improves them and slaps some porous faux-leather covering on the rear shell. And while it may not look incredible, it is – in my opinion … [read full article]

SoftBank & Sprint regrouping to re-think bid, “surprised” by strong opposition

Another report, published yesterday by WSJ states that Sprint and SoftBank executives are regrouping to re-think its potential move to acquire T-Mobile. While many of us aren’t at all shocked, SoftBank and Sprint’s executives have been “surprised by the level of opposition and its public nature”. Although they were certainly expecting some opposition, and always assumed it would need to put forward a strong case for the proposed acquisition, the opposition they have … [read full article]

Credit Score changes allow up to 5 lines and reduced deposits for lower-scoring customers

One of the biggest challenges for phone retail staff when selling contracts is signing up lower credit class customers. In T-Mobile’s case specifically, deposits are required for anyone with low credit score. This is pretty common practice, and not only in the States. As a former T-Mobile UK staff member, it was one of the worst feelings having worked through finding the right phone, the right plan, making them happy only to turn around … [read full article]

Company planning to offer free talk and text to Mexico to Simple Choice subscribers?

Part of T-Mobile’s big wave-making last year was the addition of free international roaming in 100 countries as part of its Simple Choice plans. It was the first time any major carrier had been as bold, and has already seen positive results for those traveling abroad.  A handful of blog posts across the tech scene have lauded its benefits, even if the data is limited to EDGE speeds. As good as roaming may … [read full article]