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T-Mobile, MetroPCS Announce Future Board Of Directors For Combined Company

With a short press release last night, T-Mobile USA, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS announced the future Board of Directors for the combined company. Deutsche Telekom AG (XETRA: DTE; “Deutsche Telekom”), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS; “MetroPCS”) today announced the members of the board of directors of the combined company upon completion of the proposed combination of MetroPCS and T-Mobile. This impressive and diverse group of individuals has … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds LTE Selection To “Shop By” Options On Website

I can’t really say when an option for “LTE” was added to T-Mobile’s “Shop by” section on their website, but it’s there now. For the moment, just the Galaxy Note II and the “Coming Soon” BlackBerry Z10 show up, but ultimately we’ll see the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 grace this page. There’s really nothing else to emphasize about this option, except that it was only a matter … [read full article]

HTC One Takes To The Streets Right Next To Samsung’s Times Square Takeover

HTC’s clearly not wasting any opportunity to undermine Samsung, especially during their Times Square takeover with some guerrilla marketing tactics. While I stood in line and watched hired persons sporting HTC One gear pass out bottled water and hot chocolate, HTC had the One floating around Times Square just a few feet from Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 setup. Is this trolling or guerrilla marketing genius? You decide. YouTube

HTC One Release Date Delays Caused By Component Shortages?

Reports of delays surrounding the HTC One have been around for a week or so and now, according to the Wall Street Journal we’re finding out why. According to the WSJ report, component shortages have forced the manufacturer to push back the timetable for its flagship release. Except, that’s not the whole story. According to one unnamed HTC exec, these shortages are in part caused by suppliers no longer looking at HTC … [read full article]

New One-Size-Fits-All Value Plan Brochures Begin Arriving In T-Mobile Retail Stores

T-Mobile is one step closer toward UNcarrier life with the receipt of new Value Plan brochures arriving in company-owned retail stores across the nation. As we first posted in early March, T-Mobile’s move to a Value Plan only corporate environment begins on March 24th and to that end, the move to a one-size-fits-all rate plan makes complete sense. Gone are the contracts and overages, hello to one easy to follow and … [read full article]

Microsoft Says Support For Windows Phone 8 Will Last Until July 2014

While Lumia 710 owners learned the hard way final decisions on future software updates for devices rests with the carriers, Microsoft is announcing their life-cycle for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft has generally avoided placing specific timelines for supporting devices, but has now confirmed that Windows Phone 8 will be supported through July 8th, 2014, and Windows Phone 7.8 supported through September 9th of next year. Those dates line up with Microsoft’s brief mention that they … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile’s LTE Network Gets Official Trial Run As LTE Update Releases For Galaxy Note II

  Update: T-Mobile’s support page for the Samsung Galaxy Note II now includes the latest update.  T-Mobile’s LTE network is beginning to show some signs of life as a number of sites just posted some hands-on results conducted in New York City last week. That means some good news for Galaxy Note II owners as the long-awaited LTE software update finally rolls out beginning today. The tests, conducted by … [read full article]

I’m Bringing TmoNews YouTube Back…Starting With Some Hands-On Of The Galaxy S 4

That’s right, I’m bringing the TmoNews YouTube channel back from — wherever it’s been lately. I’m kicking things off with some content from the Galaxy S 4 unveiling and I know the videos are a few days late, but between traveling, learning iMovie, diaper changing and getting past my nerves it’s taken me a few days to get these ready. Clearly I need an intern. Anyways, I know the videos are rough and I know I have … [read full article]

Public Service Reminder: New Premium Handset Protection Coverage Rolls Out Today

A quick public service reminder for all you in T-Mobile land as today, March 17th marks some changes to the carriers Premium Handset Protection plans. As of today, an “additional PHP tier has been added for higher end devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note and Note II. In addition, the existing insurance deductible for the current Tiers will be updated to better align with our increasingly powerful and expensive phone lineup.” … [read full article]