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Report: T-Mobile 4×2 MIMO LTE upgrade showing its strength in Dallas

Earlier this year, in April, T-Mobile confirmed that it was deploying a new, faster network technology. Dubbed MIMO, the 4×2 cell site configurations have gone live in a few markets. And according to testing done by Signals, the network is proving it’s certainly been a worthwhile investment by T-Mo. For those unaware, the 4×2 MIMO LTE network – described at its … [read full article]

T-Mo Wideband LTE hits Las Vegas

Today, July 16 is a great day for Las Vegas dwelling T-Mobile customers. Today is the day T-Mo officially switches on Wideband LTE in Vegas, making it only one of two markets in the Southwest region to have the carrier’s fastest networks speeds. What’s Wideband LTE: T-Mobile defines Wideband LTE as LTE with at least 15+15 MHz of spectrum, which has a big impact on overall performance. We’re using multiple bands of spectrum … [read full article]

Senate passes new phone unlocking bill

This afternoon, the Senate passed a bill that will allow consumers to switch carriers and keep their same phone once their contract is up. The bill was passed unanimously. Senator Patrick Leahy introduced S. 517, the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” which adds an exemption back in to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) that will let customer unlock their phones once they’re paid up. When it was first introduced last … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 635 – first impressions

This week finally saw the arrival of Microsoft’s latest budget handset, and I got my hands on the international, unlocked GSM model. It’s the first phone to ship running Windows Phone 8.1 which features some nifty new features like Action Center, the Android-like drop-down box for notifications and quick access toggles. There’s also the new Flow keyboard, which is similar in style and performance to Swype/SwiftKey, and Cortana, the digital assistant. I’ll make … [read full article]

Lumia Cyan with Windows Phone 8.1 update rolling out from today

Earlier this year at its own special event, Microsoft showed off what was coming next for Windows Phone, alongside some new devices (Lumia 635 and 930). Perhaps its biggest announcement was Windows Phone 8.1, a new version of its mobile OS which included many much-needed features. It didn’t give us a specific release date for the software, but Nokia announced today that it’s rolling out! “Ready for some great news? Starting today, the Lumia Windows Phone 8 … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Sprint merger evaluation by FCC & DoJ could take at least 12 months if deal goes official

In an exclusive scoop over at Bloomberg it’s been revealed that Masayoshi Son is ready to play the long game when it comes to SoftBank/Sprint’s purchase of T-Mobile US from Deutsche Telekom. The site’s sources claim that the wealthy business man is asking banks to commit financing for a “longer-than-usual amount of time.” In response, the financial institutions are wanting higher fees, since they are expecting the deal to take a long time … [read full article]