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T-Mobile Confirms Weekend Outage, Carrier Says “Demand” Caused System Hiccups

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T-Mobile acknowledged late Monday that its website and computer systems inside its retail stores went down this week as part of increased demand from customers. Speaking to Fierce Wireless, T-Mobile didn’t offer a specific explanation, but said they would “like to thank customers for their patience.” “While it was great to be in demand, we want to apologize that … [read full article]

T-Mobile Will Begin Bundling Unlimited Plan And Tethering Feature On Wednesday

In a move I truly believe should have been made right from the get go, T-Mobile will change their Value and Classic Simple Choice Plans to “bundle” the tethering feature with unlimited data plans right from the start. As 500MB is already included on Unlimited Plans, the addition of 2.5GB of unlimited data with tethering will now be priced at $30 for 2.5GB of allotted tethering data as opposed to $20 for … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s New Marketing Spot Trades Carly For Frankenstein, Simple Choice And AT&T

T-Mobile’s newest Simple Choice marketing spot will air during the NBA playoffs tonight and it’s a far cry from the days of Carly. In fact, we’re trading Carly in for Frankenstein, Simple Choice and pot shots at AT&T. It’s clear that T-Mobile’s primary focus is convincing AT&T customers the grass is much greener on this side of the SIM card fence. As Dr. Frankenstein works to explain that T-Mobile’s service is faster, Frankenstein picks … [read full article]

LG Optimus L9, Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Jelly Bean Updates Incoming

Some unexpected but welcome Jelly Bean updates making news this morning as the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G are receiving Android 4.1.2. The standard fare of Jelly Bean enhancements are onboard, most notable of course being the inclusion of Google Now and a revamped notification system. Both updates begin today, April 22nd and in the case of the LG Optimus L9 is an Over-The-Air update only. … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Website, Retail Store Systems Go Down For Better Part Of Day

Unfortunately this issue went on for hours before I was able to report it this evening as there were numerous reports of a major T-Mobile system issue today that led to crashed computers inside company-owned retail stores. Along with the troubles affecting T-Mobile’s retail store computers, customers attempting to place orders on T-Mobile.com were unable to do so. As it stands now, it seems that most systems have come back up late into the … [read full article]

Taking An In-Depth Look At The HTC One, International Edition

Without an opportunity to properly review, unbox or at least go hands-on with the HTC One now available from T-mobile, I’m doing the next best thing. So here’s Cam, our TodaysiPhone.com Managing Editor who is taking a look at the international edition of the HTC One in fine detail. Missing from this review will be some dedicated T-Mobile bloatware, speed tests and a pretty picture of the T-Mobile box. Otherwise, what you see is what you … [read full article]

Petition To End Verizon Wireless Contracts, Adopt T-Mobile-Style Approach Nears 100,000 Signatures

As Verizon changes its policies for the worse with lengthier timeframes to upgrade, customers are fighting back and petitioning the company to drop contracts altogether. Using T-Mobile’s new Simple Choice approach as a basis for the argument, Mike Beauchamp is gathering signatures by the truckload. In one sense, Verizon is already taking at least a step in the right direction even as they extend upgrade rules by allowing device payment plans … [read full article]

(Updated) HTC One Now Available For Pre-Order, Free Car Dock With Purchase*

Update: T-Mobile just sent me a quick note about existing customer orders: The HTC One is available for both new and existing customers online beginning today at http://t-mobile.com/htc-one.  We are experiencing some system issues, however, and are working to resolve it quickly. Well, would you look at that, the HTC One is now available for pre-order from T-Mobile for $99 down with 24 monthly payments of $20. There’s an extra bonus to … [read full article]

Release Date And Price Review For The Samsung Galaxy S 4 And HTC One

In the hopes of squashing confusion on the release of both the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One, I’m doing a quick recap of everything we know. So let’s just jump right in. Samsung Galaxy S 4: Beginning April 24th, the Galaxy S 4 will be available online. Beginning May 1st, the Galaxy S 4 will be available at “select” company-owned retail stores, select T-Mobile authorized dealers and national retail … [read full article]

Lumia 521 Set To Launch On April 24th As Lumia 810 Hits End-Of-Life

The mystery of the disappearing Lumia 810 has apparently been solved thanks to this new planogram image. First things first, the Lumia 521, first announced by T-Mobile all the way back in February at Mobile World Congress is set for an April 24th launch. The Lumia 521 brings a 4” 800 x 480 display to the table, 512RAM, 8GB storage with a microSD slot, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video … [read full article]

MetroPCS Announces Two Advisory Firms Now Support Merger With T-Mobile

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The revamped MetroPCS deal with T-Mobile has gained another round of support as the two proxy advisory firms originally opposed to the transaction, now endorse the deal. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass, Lewis & Co have reversed their earlier positions recommending against the merger according to a statement provided by MetroPCS yesterday. “We are pleased that both ISS and Glass Lewis recognize the enhanced stockholder value and compelling benefits created by the … [read full article]

Where Did All The Windows Phones Go On T-Mobile’s Website?

Anyone who thought Windows Phone didn’t have some passionate followers on T-Mobile should peep my inbox right about now. We’re not sure what’s going on, but clearly enough of you have noticed one way or another that T-Mobile’s website is now devoid of Windows Phone. We’re not the only website taking note as the folks at WPCentral caught it yesterday, but all Lumia 810 and Windows Phone 8X are … [read full article]