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BlackBerry Priv receiving Android 6.0 today, rollout for carrier models to start May 3

There’s some good news for owners of the BlackBerry Priv today, both of the unlocked and T-Mobile variants. BlackBerry has announced that it’s now pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to unlocked models of the Priv purchased from ShopBlackBerry.com. It’s available over the air, and you can check for the update manually by going into Settings > About > System update > Check for update. BlackBerry says that the update will hit “all major carriers” starting May … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 2.2 million customers in Q1 2016, John Legere says Un-carrier 11 ‘coming soon’

UPDATE: T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray teased during today’s Q1 2016 call that we should start to see 4×4 MIMO this year as well as 3-way carrier aggregation in some areas around mid-year.   The numbers for Q1 2016 are in, and T-Mobile had itself another solid quarter. T-Mobile reports that it added 2.22 million customers in the first three months of 2016, which is its 12th straight quarter of adding more than 1 million customers and the … [read full article]

New MetroPCS promo offers two unlimited lines with 6GB of high-speed data for $60 per month

MetroPCS is kicking off the week with a family plan deal. Starting today, April 25, MetroPCS is offering two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data as well as 6GB of high-speed data for $60 per month. If you need more lines, you can add more at a price of $30 per line, up to a max of five lines. One detail that’s worth noting is that in order to get the 6GB of high-speed data … [read full article]

T-Mobile raises concerns over video distribution practices in letter to the FCC

Ever since the launch of Binge On last year, video has been a big deal to T-Mobile, with T-Mo working with video providers to add them as Binge On partners and making Binge On one of its highlight features. Now T-Mobile is showing its interest in video even farther by suggesting video content policies for the FCC to examine. In its letter to the FCC, T-Mobile lays out four policies that it thinks need a … [read full article]

T-Mobile facing class action lawsuit in Florida over allegedly deceptive no-contract plans

T-Mobile is now facing a class action lawsuit in Florida. The lawsuit, brought by Moshe Farhi, alleges that T-Mobile is deceiving its subscribers by advertising itself as having no contracts and no hidden fees, while it sends those customers a bill for the remaining balance on their devices when they try to leave T-Mo. The complaint argues that T-Mo is violating the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. … [read full article]

T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv owners will get invites to Android 6.0 beta test in next 24 hours

T-Mobile pushed a nice update to its BlackBerry Priv last month that included battery life improvements, but most Priv owners are probably more interested in their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and when it’ll arrive. Well if you registered for BlackBerry’s Android 6.0 beta for the Priv, you’ll soon get your Marshmallow treat. Nathan Webster, manager of the BlackBerry Beta Program, has announced that T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv owners will be getting their invites to begin testing Android … [read full article]

Alcatel Pop 7 LTE launches at T-Mobile, runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch display

Surprise! Alcatel today announced that it’s got a new Android tablet that’s now available from T-Mobile. The Alcatel Pop 7 LTE runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch 1024×600 display. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage — which you can supplement with up 32GB using a microSD card — 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 3240mAh battery. It’s also got support for LTE bands 2, … [read full article]

Nearly half of T-Mobile’s Q1 2016 new phone activations came from other carriers, report says

We’ll have to wait for T-Mobile’s Q1 2016 quarterly earnings announcement to find out just how John Legere and Co. performed in the first few months of 2016, but today a research firm shared its prediction of T-Mo’s Q1 activity. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has issued the results of a report in which it surveyed 500 US consumers that activated a new or used phone between January and March. CIRP reports that T-Mo gained 42 percent … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can call and text Ecuador for free for the next week

Yesterday a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, killing 238 people and injuring at least 1,500 others. As it has with other recent disasters, T-Mobile is responding by making it free for customers to contact the affected country. T-Mobile customers can call and text from the US (including Puerto Rico) to Ecuador for free starting yesterday, April 16, through April 24. The free calling and … [read full article]