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T-Mobile opening HTC One M9 pre-orders tomorrow at 9am Eastern, promising delivery before launch

This morning, T-Mobile announced that it will be opening up pre-orders for the HTC One M9 in store and online from tomorrow, March 27th at 6am Pacific/9am Eastern. The device will be $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $27.08, giving it a full retail price of $649.92. And if you do pre-order it, T-Mobile will get you the device before its official launch day on April 10th. Meaning you’ll be among the … [read full article]

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on T-Mobile will come with 1 year of free Netflix

If you thought getting unlimited music streaming on your Simple Choice plan was awesome, you’re going to love T-Mobile’s promotion for the launch of the Galaxy S6. Announced on Twitter this morning by John Legere and T-Mobile, the company is going to be offering 12 months of Netflix, for free, to anyone who buys the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. ATTENTION! If you get the @Samsung Galaxy #S6 from … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE suffers another outage, concentrated on the East Coast [Update]

We’ve received several emails from TmoNews readers and T-Mo customers this morning to inform us that T-Mobile is currently suffering another LTE outage. And, yet again, it seems to be concentrated around the East Coast. Areas like Philadelphia, New Jersey, Virginia Beach and Washington D.C. have been affected. Checking on DownDetector.com reveals there have been reports of outages, but not anywhere near as widespread as the [read full article]

MetroPCS intros $30 unlimited talk, text and data prepaid plan

Today, MetroPCS – T-Mobile’s primary prepaid brand – announced a brand new promotional plan for customers who walk in to its stores. For $30 per month (including taxes/fees) subscribers can walk out with unlimited talk, text and data with 1GB 4G data. This is an in-store exclusive which means, sadly, you can’t grab it online. You have to go to a brick-and-mortar MetroPCS branded store to get it. And you’ll need a compatible … [read full article]

T-Mobile could gain from AT&T’s Band 17 and Band 12 LTE network interoperating

According to a filing with the FCC, AT&T is progressing well with its promise to support band 12 and band 17 700MHz network interoperability. It’s working with smaller carriers – presumably T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular included – to prepare for this interoperability between the two flavors of 700MHz network. AT&T has said that before the mid-way point of this year, it will have devices available which are capable of interoperating between bands 12 … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G3 and G2 one step closer to Android 5.0 Lollipop update

T-Mobile’s software updates page is an incredibly useful tool for seeing where your handset’s Android update is up to in the process of being released. Although it’s still not giving Note 4 users any comfort, LG G3 and G2 users on the magenta network will be pleased to know that the Android 5.0 Lollipop is in the final stages of testing. Over the weekend, the page was update to show … [read full article]

Network Updates: Multiple new 700MHz sightings in Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH among others

I’ve had a number of emails over the past week with new band 12 LTE sightings. I figured I’d share them with you before I take the weekend off to celebrate the beginning of the second year in to my thirties. It’s no coincidence that these sightings have fallen in line with the new Android 5.1 software update on the Nexus 6, but it comes as … [read full article]

“Carrier Freedom” – Difference between new Device Payment scheme and ETF reimbursement explained

During the Uncarrier 9.0 announcement, T-Mobile revealed that it would be changing its “Contract Freedom” slightly and start including device payment plan reimbursements alongside ETF’s being paid. Now dubbed “Carrier Freedom”, there are a couple of differences worth noting between the two plan types. With the ETF reimbursement – announced [read full article]

As part of Uncarrier for Business, T-Mobile makes “enhancements” to business customer service

Uncarrier 9.0 wasn’t just about creating simplified pricing and perks for business customers, it was also about making sure those business customers are better looked after when they’ve signed up. As part of its new focus on the B2B market, T-Mobile is bringing “enhancements to T-Mobile Business Customer Service”. According to an internal communication, … [read full article]