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T-Mo Galaxy S5 firmware update available

This morning, T-Mobile and Samsung rolled out an OTA update for the Galaxy S5. It’s not a major software update by any means, but it is a firmware update designed to boost performance and reliability. It’s still Android 4.4.2, but with baseband version G900TUVU1BNG4. Update details simply states “Improved performance” for the 87MB download. Pretty vague, and certainly a minor improvement. T-Mobile’s support page states simply that there are updates to “Audio and software stability”. If … [read full article]

T-Mobile Music Freedom now includes Grooveshark, Rdio and Songza, Google Play coming “later this year”

T-Mobile today announced that it’s adding 6 new music streaming services to its Music Freedom movement. As part of its Simple Choice plans, customers can stream music as much as they like without it counting against their data allotment. Until now only iHeart Radio, iTunes Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker and Spotify were included. From today, customers will also be able to listen to music using AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio … [read full article]

Up to $50 off all T-Mobile iPhones from tomorrow

T-Mobile sent out notices to staff today informing them that iPhone pricing is set to change. From tomorrow, Aug 27, iPhone device only pricing will drop by up to $50. Included in the price drop are all models of the current iPhone range plus any older models stores might still have in stock. So far, we’re yet to see any specific pricing on individual models and devices, but the “up to $50″ in the … [read full article]

Some legacy plan customers being moved to Simple Choice

With the arrival of Simple Choice plans last year, T-Mobile’s mission was to have a selection of easy to understand plans separated by $10 tiers. With no overages, free streaming, international texts and data, and unlimited calls and texts on all plans, the only differences are the amounts of data offered at each tier. And it would seem T-Mo wants as many people as possible joining the Simple Choice ranks: The company is … [read full article]

Cricket Wireless wants T-Mo and MetroPCS customers to switch, offering $100 to do so

Ever since T-Mobile started offering customers a way out of their contracts with other carriers, competing network operators have been copying the move in short-term promotional offers. AT&T targeted Tmo customers specifically right before the UNcarrier 4.0 announcement, and Sprint also did something similar back in April. Now Cricket’s joining in on the act. … [read full article]

John Legere teasing further Uncarrier moves, coming next week

As some of you might know, I’m currently on a (working) vacation, visiting family in the land where broadband internet is still novelty, and where 4G and fibre are nothing but a pipe-dream. In that mentality, I may have missed something when reading through T-Mobile and John Legere’s announcements yesterday. Somewhere in his jibe at the state of the industry, and dissing Sprint for trying to be disruptive in a very old-school … [read full article]