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T-Mobile raises concerns over video distribution practices in letter to the FCC

Ever since the launch of Binge On last year, video has been a big deal to T-Mobile, with T-Mo working with video providers to add them as Binge On partners and making Binge On one of its highlight features. Now T-Mobile is showing its interest in video even farther by suggesting video content policies for the FCC to examine. In its letter to the FCC, T-Mobile lays out four policies that it thinks need … [read full article]

T-Mobile facing class action lawsuit in Florida over allegedly deceptive no-contract plans

T-Mobile is now facing a class action lawsuit in Florida. The lawsuit, brought by Moshe Farhi, alleges that T-Mobile is deceiving its subscribers by advertising itself as having no contracts and no hidden fees, while it sends those customers a bill for the remaining balance on their devices when they try to leave T-Mo. The complaint argues that T-Mo is violating the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices … [read full article]

T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv owners will get invites to Android 6.0 beta test in next 24 hours

T-Mobile pushed a nice update to its BlackBerry Priv last month that included battery life improvements, but most Priv owners are probably more interested in their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and when it’ll arrive. Well if you registered for BlackBerry’s Android 6.0 beta for the Priv, you’ll soon get your Marshmallow treat. Nathan Webster, manager of the BlackBerry Beta Program, has announced that T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv owners will be getting their invites to begin testing Android … [read full article]

Alcatel Pop 7 LTE launches at T-Mobile, runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch display

Surprise! Alcatel today announced that it’s got a new Android tablet that’s now available from T-Mobile. The Alcatel Pop 7 LTE runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch 1024×600 display. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage — which you can supplement with up 32GB using a microSD card — 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 3240mAh battery. It’s also got support for LTE bands … [read full article]

Nearly half of T-Mobile’s Q1 2016 new phone activations came from other carriers, report says

We’ll have to wait for T-Mobile’s Q1 2016 quarterly earnings announcement to find out just how John Legere and Co. performed in the first few months of 2016, but today a research firm shared its prediction of T-Mo’s Q1 activity. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has issued the results of a report in which it surveyed 500 US consumers that activated a new or used phone between January and March. CIRP reports that T-Mo gained 42 … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can call and text Ecuador for free for the next week

Yesterday a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, killing 238 people and injuring at least 1,500 others. As it has with other recent disasters, T-Mobile is responding by making it free for customers to contact the affected country. T-Mobile customers can call and text from the US (including Puerto Rico) to Ecuador for free starting yesterday, April 16, through April 24. The free … [read full article]

Coolpad Catalyst leaks, said to be launching soon along with new Android devices from LG, Samsung, HTC

After launching the entry-level Coolpad Rogue last year, T-Mobile and Coolpad appear to be teaming up again to release another Android smartphone. The Coolpad Catalyst is a new Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone that’s coming to T-Mobile between late May and early July, reports VentureBeat. No price is mentioned, but if its rumored spec list is accurate, it should be pretty affordable like the $50 Rogue that … [read full article]