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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ official, launching at T-Mobile August 21 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: I’ve reached out to T-Mobile and confirmed that it’ll offer the 64GB versions of the Note 5 and S6 edge+, too. Here’s how the pricing for the 64GB models will break down: Note 5: Through September 30, JUMP! On Demand price will be $99.99 down and $24.34 per month for 18 months. Regular EIP pricing will be $99.99 down, 23 monthly payments of $28.34, and 1 payment of $28.18. Full retail price of $779.99.[read full article]

Sprint tries to counter Mobile Without Borders with its Open World offer

Following Verizon’s decision to borrow some Un-carrier ideas for its new rate plans, it looks like Sprint may have done the same. Sprint has announced Open World, it’s new international add-on that’s a bit reminiscent of Mobile Without Borders. Open World gives you free unlimited talk and text when you’re in Canada and Mexico as well as Mexico, Canada, … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 will be available with a 4.7-inch screen starting August 14

Earlier this year, Alcatel OneTouch released the Idol 3 5.5, and it ended up getting pretty positive reviews. Now Alcatel OneTouch is back with a smaller version of the device. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 will launch August 14 for $179.99. You’ll be able to buy it from Alcatel OneTouch’s US web store, as well as from Amazon. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll be getting … [read full article]

BlackBerry Venice said to be T-Mobile-bound as leaked images offer another look at the Android slider

Following some “positive” discussions earlier this year, BlackBerry made a return to T-Mobile in May with the launch of the BlackBerry Classic. Now it sounds as though those discussions will lead to another BlackBerry hitting T-Mo’s magenta shelves. BlackBerry Venice slated for T-Mobile lineup, as well. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2015 Evan Blass, who’s leaked several phones in the past using … [read full article]

New Band 12 LTE sightings in Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania

How about we wrap this week with some fresh band 12 sightings? TmoNews readers have reached out to me over the past few days with reports of band 12 LTE sightings in places like Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Here’s what’s been spotted lately: Terre Haute, Ind. Along I-35 in Missouri, just south of the Iowa border Pottsville, Penn., near Yuengling brewery When it announced its full Q2 2015 earnings … [read full article]