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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]

T-Mobile Advantage Monthly Discount is disappearing – Full Details On Upcoming Changes (UPDATE: Legere announcement)

Yesterday we pulled together bits and pieces of information we had on the planned changes to T-Mobile’s Advantage Corporate Discount scheme. As part of those changes, we’d heard that customers who signed up before February 3rd were able to keep theirs. Turns out, that’s not the case. We were sent an internal documents with all the information set out for … [read full article]

Windows Phone lineup on Tmo set to get a new addition? Nokia “Monarch” incoming

Yesterday, the prolific leakster of all things mobile, @evleaks revealed that T-Mobile is set to get a new face in its Windows Phone lineup. Sadly, we didn’t get an image. Simply the message: “Nokia Monarch headed to T-Mobile”. We’re convinced the “Monarch” moniker is a code-name for a future Lumia device, but not at all sure what it is. Is it the next high-end Lumia set to launch … [read full article]

T-Mobile Advantage corporate discount scheme in its current state set to end

T-Mobile is about to get rid of its current T-Mobile Advantage corporate discount scheme. At least in its current state. As it stands, various companies, education providers and organizations partner with Tmo to offer their employees cheaper plans at varying levels. Advantage offers a 15% monthly discount on plan rates. But that’s all set to change next month. First to tip us of these changes was @CellPhonius. Following his contact, our … [read full article]

HTC One M8 – Unboxing

One advantage of living in the UK, is that we get many of the newest handsets as soon as they’re available. So, even though T-Mobile isn’t going to be releasing the device for another couple of weeks, I can still bring you the unboxing, and will be publishing a variety of content leading up to the launch to hopefully help you decide whether you’re going to buy this device or choose the Samsung Galaxy S5. HTC One … [read full article]