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T-Mo, AT&T to swap spectrum in a number of markets

Expanding coverage and upgrading networks is often a struggle for carriers, especially the smaller ones. In many cases, the hold up isn’t necessarily the lack of towers/masts, but rather a case of not having enough spectrum licenses to to cover all the areas they want.  To solve that, carriers like T-Mobile have to make deals with other spectrum owners to try and get the airwaves they need. It’s a pretty common occurrence in … [read full article]

LG G3 review – 2014′s phone to beat?

With Samsung pretty much cleaning up on the Android market, you could be forgiven for ignoring its Korean competitor up until last year. The LG G2 turned heads. Its odd, rear-placed power and volume buttons as well as its super-slim bezels made it something of a milestone for LG. And then the ridiculously huge, curved G Flex ensured no one could ignore the company again. The big question for 2014 was whether or … [read full article]

Lumia 635 now available from T-Mobile.com

The day has arrived, a new Windows Phone device has been made available to purchase on T-Mobile’s online store. Nokia’s Lumia 635 is the mid-range smartphone, designed to replace the older (and cheaper) Lumia 521, and it’s the first device shipped by T-Mo to come pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1. From today, you can buy the Lumia 635 from T-Mobile.com for a full retail price of $168, almost $40 more than … [read full article]

VoLTE, 4G and Wideband LTE spotted in many new markets

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our regular roundup of network improvement sightings from our own readers. And as time goes on, it’s becoming evident that T-Mobile’s network expansions and upgrades are gathering speed. We’re monitoring three different upgrades at the moment. First is the VoLTE service expansion. Ever since it was first made available in T-Mobile’s home town of Seattle, it’s been popping … [read full article]

T-Mobile Test Drive results from around the web: Great speeds, more consistency required

John Legere invited everyone to “cheat on their carrier” at the most recent Uncarrier event in Seattle last month. He proudly announced a new phase of its industry-changing movement which would allow anyone to take an iPhone 5s for 7 days, free of charge, to see how they get on with the carrier’s network. Since then, thousands of people have signed up, and a handful of tech journalists have given it a spin … [read full article]

iOS 8 beta 3 enables Wi-Fi calling for devs, hurrah!

Just a quick heads up, I’m sure you guys will love to hear. Wi-Fi calling on an iPhone is finally here, and can be used. iOS 8 beta 3, which has just been released to registered iOS developers, includes a feature we read about during WWDC – Wi-Fi calling. Within the Settings app, the Wi-Fi calling feature can be toggled on or off. In the menu – above – it states that “Wi-Fi … [read full article]

Accessories on EIP: A few more details [Update: $250 limit per line]

Last week we were informed by our sources that T-Mobile is planning to make accessories available on its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). In its current state, customers can buy phones and tablets without paying anything up front, instead, spreading the cost over 24 months interest-free. And the same will be possible with premium accessories from July 20th, at least, if the memo … [read full article]