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Nokia Lumia 635 announced, T-Mobile and MetroPCS release this summer

Almost as soon as Microsoft and Nokia finished unveiling the Nokia Lumia 635, T-Mobile announced that it would be offering up the mid-range, LTE, Windows 8.1 device on its own branded network and on MetroPCS. The device features a 4.5″ ClearBlack display and a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. It’ll be available in five different colors, but if you get bored, changing it as easy as buying a new rear shell … [read full article]

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana digital assistant, new lock screens and more…

At its Build conference in Moscone Center today, Microsoft took the wraps off its next iteration of Windows Phone. Version 8.1 is coming shipped with plenty of much-needed features. Among the features is a new Lock Screen that’s customizable, “highly interactive and unique”. There’s also an “Action Center” which is essentially Microsoft’s version of the drop down notification center/drawer and Control Center found in Android and iOS. From here you can respond to … [read full article]

(Update: John Legere blog post) T-Mobile Corporate Discount changes: Current customers will be grandfathered in

Well, talk about a change of heart. Just days after announcing that the monthly corporate discount would be disappearing for everyone except government and military workers, Mike Sievert – on his Twitter account – posted “Tomorrow we will announce that current (customers) can keep their corp employee discount.” The tweet was posted earlier this morning, and so we should expect a formal announcement tomorrow at some point. Good news. Tomorrow we will … [read full article]

BlackBerry ends contract with T-Mobile, from April 25 devices will no longer be for sale

Late last night, BlackBerry announced that it has ended its commercial relationship with T-Mobile. Its current licensing contract ends on April 25, and it will not be renewed. CEO John Chen stated: “Regretfully, at this time, our strategies are not complementary and we must act in the best interest of our BlackBerry customers,” BlackBerry and T-Mobile’s relationship over the past couple of months has been tense, to say the least. First off, T-Mobile kicked off … [read full article]

AWS-3 spectrum auction rules will suit small and large carriers, Tmo approves of “pro-competitive decision”

Later on the this year, we’re about to see the largest auction of airwaves seen in the States since 2008. Fierce Wireless reports that the FCC is moving ahead with planned rules to make them as fair as possible, making airwaves “available in in a mix of spectrum block and geographic license area sizes to meet the needs of large and small wireless providers.” The AWS-3 spectrum includes 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands and … [read full article]

Galaxy S5 pre-order deadline date pushed back for guaranteed delivery on launch day

When T-Mobile announced the pre-order and release dates for the Samsung Galaxy S5, anyone ordering between March 24th and March 31st would be guaranteed delivery by April 11th (the device’s release date). Turns out the deadline date for April 11 delivery has been pushed back to April 6th. So, those of you who missed the boat get an extra week to get your pre-orders in. Full retail price of the S5 is set at $660. Well qualified buyers … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG L90 scheduled for release on April 23rd

At the end of February, @evleaks gave us a sneak preview of the LG L90 that’s on its way to T-Mobile. At the time we didn’t have any indication as to when it was going to be available. We simply had an image of a T-Mobile-branded version. Today, we’ve been sent an internal document showing when the device will be available for sale: April 23rd. The screenshot above was taken from this … [read full article]

T-Mobile retail undergoing changes this month: New uniforms and mobile POS systems

We’ve received various tips this month regarding T-Mobile’s upcoming changes to its retail stores. Primarily, they revolve around a new uniform for the company’s staff. Instead of wearing smart black “dress” pants/slacks, staff will be required to wear black or blue jeans. In one of our sources own words: “They are traditional “work-specific” jeans, so no tears, cuts, fade, studs, etc. Needs to fit properly around waist and be proper … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 incoming, but what will it be?

It’s been almost 3 months since T-Mobile took the wraps off its last Uncarrier phase, and it was perhaps its most disruptive to date. Offering to pay off customer early termination fees in order for them to switch carriers was a bold move, with subscribers being offered up to $650 to trade-in and port their number to Magenta. With three months having gone, and T-Mobile roughly sticking to one disruptive phase each quarter, … [read full article]

More LTE sightings in and around Cincinnati, OH and other markets

Last week – you may recall – we posted an article with a new LTE sighting near Cincinnati, OH. Since then, we’ve been inundated with sightings in various parts surrounding the city. Sightings have been captured in West Chester, Zanesville and Bridgewater Falls, East of Hamilton, all in the Cincinnati area. We also heard from a contact that the plan is to have the LTE full up … [read full article]