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Android 4.4 KitKat update now available for T-Mobile LG G Flex

Good news LG G Flex owners, today, T-Mobile has finally cleared Android 4.4 KitKat for landing. If you check your software updates now through the settings menu, you should see it available as an over-the-air download. The update also comes alongside the new KnockCode feature, and should bring G Flex users some increased battery life. For full details on the update, hit T-Mobile’s support page. As always, let us know if … [read full article]

Does T-Mobile really “need” a Sprint merger to be competitive?

The dust has settled, and we’ve started a new week. But don’t let that fool you in to thinking that T-Mobile and Sprint’s rumored merger won’t be mentioned. Predictably, after the earnings call and Q1 results were announced, analysts jumped on the news with their view on what the carrier’s doing right, what it’s doing wrong and what it needs for future success. One such analyst is well-respected Walter Piecyk who reports on T-Mobile’s return to revenue … [read full article]

T-Mobile once again offering free MLB at Bat access for 2014

Last year, a few months after announcing a multi-year partnership with the MLB, T-Mobile began offering free access to content through the MLB at Bat iOS and Android app. And it looks like it’s back again for 2014. A few customers have tipped us to let us know that they were able to get free access to MLB at Bat 2014, but there’s yet to be any official announcement on this … [read full article]

Report claims Sprint/T-Mobile merger is “dead”

Network consolidation may be a must in the relatively near future. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be Sprint and T-Mobile that merge. In fact, New York Post‘s sources claim that it won’t happen and that the FCC and DoJ are very skeptical on the matter. Even going so far as to say that it’s “dead”. This would go along with another report published recently by Re/code, also claiming that … [read full article]

Unsurprisingly, Verizon’s unhappy with FCC’s plans to make spectrum auctions more competitive

Sprint and T-Mobile are doing the best they can to push the FCC in to making a decision on airwave auctions that would see the system changed to be more favorable to the smaller guys. Both carriers have increased lobbying budgets and contacted regulators over 24 times this year. Putting as much time and money in as possible because the upcoming spectrum auction could be the largest we’ve seen in the U.S. since … [read full article]

T-Mobile “very interested” in selling iPhones through MetroPCS

Just a year after the MetroPCS deal went through, T-Mobile announced yesterday that over half the subscriber base has moved over to a T-Mobile compatible handset. Which is great news, considering the CDMA network shutdown going on in at least three more major markets very soon. But, there’s one handset not currently available through MetroPCS: iPhone. In a comment to Re/code, Mike Sievert told the site that the company is “very interested” in … [read full article]

15+15 LTE going live in Minneapolis

T-Mobile’s made no secret of the fact that its building up a strong, and fast LTE network. And quickly. That was made clear when it announced that it had gone from 0 to 220 million people covered within the first twelve months of the network going live. But covering a wide area isn’t the only measure they’re concerned with. It’s also committed to boosting networks up to 10+10, 15+15 and 20+20 MHz LTE … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q1 2014 earnings call takeaway: “We won’t stop innovating”

As you will undoubtedly have read by now, T-Mobile just had its greatest ever quarter. Adding 2.4 million new subscribers to its ranks and selling 6.9 million smartphones. But, having just come off the earnings conference call featuring John Legere, Mike Sievert and Braxton Carter, it’s clear that T-Mo plans on doing even more during 2014. Net Adds It’s clear to anyone who can read that T-Mobile had an incredible quarter when it … [read full article]

T-Mobile US reports best ever quarter with 2.4 million net additions

Wow! We knew it was going to be a good quarterly result following the Uncarrier 4.0 announcement in January, but we weren’t expecting this. T-Mobile added 2.4 million subscribers to its ranks in Q1. It’s the first time the company has gone over 2 million net additions, and is therefore the companies best ever quarter. T-Mobile now has 49.1 million customers. Highlights from the first quarter include: Total net additions of 2.4 million, first … [read full article]