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(Update: Legere’s in on the act) Mike Sievert teases Uncarrier 5.0, promises “big throw-down”

It seems like ages since we got the last major Uncarrier phase at CES in January this year. Three months can certainly seem like a long time in tech. But just to reassure us that phase 4.0 wasn’t the last, Mike Sievert, the company CMO teased the upcoming major changes last night. Uncarrier 5.0 is coming very soon: It’s time for another big throw-down from T-Mo. We’re changing wireless for the better, again. … [read full article]

Editorial: Why T-Mobile Should And Will Deploy LTE (The Technical Edition)

In the comments of the article about the analyst positing $9 billion for LTE deployment, many people were puzzled on why everyone is so focused on T-Mobile needing to deploy LTE. The obvious marketing answer is that everyone else has it, so T-Mobile needs to be competitive and deploy it to be able to say that they’ve got it too. By itself, that is an incredibly stupid reason to spend billions of … [read full article]

T-Mobile USA To Extend Direct Carrier Billing, Open Up To Digital Content and Services

T-Mobile announced a brand new feature today allowing their Direct Carrier Billing service to be used for the purchase of digital games, gaming and social networking credits, music, videos and other digital offerings. T-Mobile’s new Direct Carrier Billing service will those purchases to be billed directly to the customers T-Mobile account using the web on their PC, smartphone, netbook or tablet. “As the growth in mobile purchasing explodes, we want to be at … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces HTC Sensation 4G “By June 15th!”

A few hours after this was posted T-Mobile posted the pricing and we’ve added a new post to the blog! In case anyone missed it the Sensation 4G will be $199.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. T-Mobile promised “Sensational” news tonight and we have now an official release date of the HTC Sensation 4G “by June 15th” through official T-Mobile channels and a few days earlier at Walmart … [read full article]

Samsung “Exhibit 4G” Hitting T-Mobile Soon?

What’s this I see before us? The Samsung T759 running Android 2.3.3 on T-Mobile? I believe this phone will hit T-Mobile shelves as the Samsung “Exhibit.” We don’t know much about the phone but our ninja said he expected the Exhibit to sport a 3.7″, 480 x 800 AMOLED display and is running Gingerbread 2.3.3 as the image shows. Rumored but unconfirmed specs include a 1.4GHz ARM11 processor, 5 megapixel camera with 720p … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Continue Spring Marketing Focus, What AT&T Deal?

With the announcement of the HTC Sensation today coming exclusively to our beloved Magenta, T-Mobile showed they are still firing on all cylinders and that business as usual is in effect. With that in mind T-Mobile is prepping their Spring Marketing focus that runs from April 20th to June 7th with a  big focus on T-Mobile’s “best offerings.” So what are those best offerings you ask? Expect to hear about T-Mobile having … [read full article]

TmoNews Hands On With Rocket 3.0, We Test Out HSPA+ 42

T-Mobile isn’t ready to secede the speed wars to Verizon just yet with a first real world look at their recently announced HSPA+ 42 network in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando. So how does T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 network work in the real world? Fast, VERY fast. As you can see in the image above we were hitting download speeds around 24 – 25 Mbps and uploads speeds from around … [read full article]

First Look At T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot By ZTE

Not to be forgotten in the smorgasbord of T-Mobile announcements early this morning was the introduction of T-Mobile’s first 4G Mobile Hotspot (Mifi) device. We had an opportunity to take a quick look at the hardware tonight and calling it small isn’t quite doing it justice. This thing is pocket friendly in a big way. If you need connectivity on the go, throw this thing in a shirt or jeans pocket … [read full article]

T-Mobile At CTIA 2011, What Do You Want To See?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No it’s not the holiday season, rather it’s CTIA 2011 in Orlando, Florida! One of the biggest events in the US wireless industry is descending upon us and yours truly will be there! That’s right, TmoNews will be live from CTIA in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately T-Mobile will not be holding a press event as seems to be the norm for everyone but Sprint and Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Introduce NFC Mobile Payment System In 2011

Deutsche Telekom, our T-Mobile mothership announced out of Mobile World Congress today plans to roll out a mobile payment system using NFC technology in 2011-2012. Following up on its joint venture with Verizon and AT&T announced last November, T-Mobile will use ISIS mobile payment systems in a number of devices later this year and into next year. While this announcement in and of itself is interesting, what was even … [read full article]