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T-Mobile Personal Cellspot specs: Dual-band, 1900 Mbps wireless AC router

About 5 days ago we leaked information about an upcoming ASUS-made Personal Cellspot. Like I said at the time, the device turns your home broadband connection in to a 5-bar signal in your home (sort of). You can read up on what we speculated then. What we didn’t know was that it was going to be a major part of the Uncarrier 7.0. Update #1 – There’s absolutely nothing in the … [read full article]

Uncarrier 7.0 Wi-Fi Unleashed – Wi-Fi calling and texting for every Simple Choice customer, from anywhere

T-Mobile has just taken the wraps of its latest Uncarrier phase. Uncarrier 7.0 is all about being a mobile internet company an unleashing its customers from current restraints. A big part of Uncarrier 7.0 is offering up Wi-Fi calling and texting for every Simple Choice customer on every new smartphone it sells. 100% of new smartphones in store will be Wi-Fi calling and texting capable, and if you have one that isn’t, T-Mo’s … [read full article]

Android 4.4.4 update available for T-Mobile Galaxy S4

Along with its Uncarrier 7.0 announcement, T-Mobile has decided that today will be the day of software updates. LG G3 got an incremental software update earlier this morning, and now the Samsung Galaxy S4 has also seen some software love. Starting today, September 10, Samsung Galaxy S4 users will be able to update their phones to run on the latest version of Android. Version 4.4.4 is … [read full article]

T-Mo LG G3 gets software update [Post Update: Wi-Fi calling enhancement]

In the late hours of last night/early hours of this morning, T-Mobile delivered a new software update to its LG G3 users. Several readers got in touch to confirm the download. It’s roughly 155MB in size, and it’s not clear exactly what the new software includes except for some minor bug and performance fixes. Build number KVT49L.D8511L0m was made available to all G3 users on T-Mobile. Android version remains 4.4.2 for the update.  As … [read full article]

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ official, bigger screens, better cameras and more T-Mo friendly

Apple just took the wraps of its new iPhones. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ look exactly like we were expecting. The phones are larger, and thinner than the iPhone 5/5s. iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch, 1334×750 resolution display (326ppi) whereas the iPhone 6+ has a full HD 5.5-inch display (401ppi). But it’s not just the resolution that’s exciting here. The new displays use thinner backlights, and the LCD panel is made with … [read full article]

Uncarrier 7.0 event will stream live, here’s where to listen in

This time it’s personal, apparently, and T-Mobile wants you to join in on the action tomorrow during its Uncarrier 7.0 announcement. The company announced today that a live webcast will be available during the event so we can all keep our ears on all the action as it goes down. Sadly, from the wording in the PR release this morning, it sounds like it’s going to be audio only: “For all the news … [read full article]

T-Mobile guarantees the best value device trade-ins ahead of iPhone 6 launch

T-Mobile this morning announced that it’s launching a new initiative to help customers get the best offers when they trade in their old devices. And if you find a better trade-in price at another national carrier, it’ll beat their price by $50. The move is being put in full swing ahead of a “huge wave of superphones and tablets coming to market”. These devices will undoubtedly include the iPhone 6 (or whatever Apple … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Dish chief interested in T-Mobile deal

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, however, Bloomberg has published a fresh report claiming that Dish’s chief Charlie Ergen has contacted Deutsche Telekom to communicate his interest in acquiring T-Mobile US. Ergen allegedly made the approach after Sprint and T-Mobile’s plans to merge fell apart, but is yet to make a formal offer for the company. It is important that we don’t read too much in to this discussion. For two very good … [read full article]

T-Mobile sues Huawei for stealing phone-testing robot technology

In a Seattle federal court on September 2nd, T-Mobile filed a lawsuit claiming that Huawei sent employees in to its Bellevue lab to photograph its phone-testing robot and to smuggle components back to its own HQ in order to improve its own robot technology. Software, specifications and a host of other secrets were allegedly taken after Huawei realized how efficient and reliable “Tappy” (the robot) was at its duties. The lawsuit claims Huawei … [read full article]

T-Mobile ASUS-made Personal Cellspot planned, as new LTE Cel-Fi booster appears again

We have two bits of really interesting information to share with you today in regards to T-Mobile’s plan to bring great coverage to everyone, both indoors and outdoors. And we’ll begin with the new stuff first, and perhaps the most interesting from a networking perspective. . ASUS Cellspot Router Buried within T-Mobile’s site is a reference to an unreleased Femtocell product. For reference, these work in a similar manner to microcells offered by other carriers. Unlike T-Mo’s … [read full article]