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Clearing up the confusion surrounding iPad Air “zero down” and “200MB free” offers

When the iPad Air pricing was announced last week, on the Apple store website it became clear that taking a cellular model iPad was going to pose a fantastic benefit for customers taking a tablet with a SIM from our favorite magenta carrier. Buying a cellular iPad with a Tmo SIM would give consumers a free 200MB slice of data each month to use with their brand new tablet. But there’s been some … [read full article]

PSA: Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini Now Available in T-Mobile Retail Stores

Following its first official iPhone launch earlier this year, T-Mobile is experiencing another Apple-related first today. T-Mo is now selling both the iPad Air and iPad mini online and in stores, which marks the first time that Magenta has officially sold iPad hardware that’s compatible with its network. As you can see in the image above, passed along to us by an anonymous tipster, T-Mobile stores are receiving stock of both the space gray and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Has Taught Us That Change Is Not Always Bad

T-Mobile has made some incredible decisions this year regarding their company. It all started back when they dubbed themself the “Uncarrier”, the only carrier out of the big four in the United States that ditched contracts entirely. There were no more hidden fees, you get what you pay for. You didn’t even have subsidized pricing on phones anymore; instead you paid for your device full price over time. It was a decision that was both … [read full article]

Nexus 5 Coming To T-Mobile In Time For The Holidays

After countless leaks and more rumors than you can shake a robot at, Google today officially introduced the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4. Just as expected, the LG-made Nexus 5 features a 4.95-inch 1920×1080 IPS display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. Also included is 2GB RAM, wireless charging support and a 2300mAh battery that’s powering the whole package. Like the Nexus 4 before … [read full article]

A message to our TmoNews Readers

As many of you have recently learned, David Beren, TmoNews’ founder and its sole leader since April 2008, has moved on to pursue other career opportunities. As with any surprise departure in a public-facing position, there are bound to be many rumors, questions and theories surrounding the recent events. To be as transparent as possible while respecting the privacy of everyone involved, I’m reaching out to all of you to provide some clarification and information, … [read full article]

The long goodbye – by David Beren

This is a post I never wanted to write, never dreamed of writing and hoped would never come to pass. Alas, my time at the head of the site I founded some 5 years ago will come to end. My time at TmoNews has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Unfortunately, change is in the air and my position as the pre-eminent T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adding Tethering, Domestic Data Roaming To Simple Choice ‘Pay-In-Advance’ Customers

Some  good news to kick off the weekend for T-Mobile’s prepaid customers as the carrier is adding new domestic data roaming and hotspot service to its “pay-in-advance” Simple Choice customers. The carrier told Fierce Wireless they are making the changes to increase the value of their rate plans: “We are excited to confirm T-Mobile is enhancing our Simple Choice Plan for pay-in-advance customers to provide even more value and a similar level of plan … [read full article]

New JD Power Network Quality Study Shows More Work Ahead For T-Mobile

The last of the second volume of JD Power reports for 2013 has just arrived and needless to say, it’s a mixed message for T-Mobile. The Wireless Network Quality semi-annual Performance Study “evaluates wireless customers’ most recent usage activities in three areas that impact network performance: calling, messaging and data. Overall network performance is based on 10 problem areas that impact the customer experience: dropped calls; calls not connected; audio issues; failed/late voicemails; … [read full article]

Sony Entertainment Network And PlayStation Now Accepting Carrier Billing Through T-Mobile

Concerned about using your credit card with the Sony Entertainment Network or the PlayStation store after the company’s recent bout of hacker attacks? Some good news then as they’ve launched carrier billing through T-Mobile (and AT&T but forget about them). Unfortunately you can’t use carrier billing with the PlayStation Vita but I suppose two out of three services is good enough to start. I’m hopeful this new carrier billing feature will extend to PlayStation … [read full article]