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Nexus 4 Tweak Allows LTE Activation On One Frequency, And It’s Good News

It may be a crazy day of Black Friday shopping around the country, but if can turn your attention away from door-buster deals for a minute, this just might interest you. It turns out those crafty boys from XDA Developers may have discovered a quick and easy way to activate LTE on the Nexus 4. As it turns out, the Nexus 4, which is by all accounts, an LTE-less device can … [read full article]

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes From TmoNews

Well, it’s another Thanksgiving in the books at TmoNews and we hope it’s a good one for all of you. Spend the day with family and friends and those that you love. Enjoy some Turkey, Football and the bottomless pit that we like to affectionately call leftovers. With the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger looming in 2013 we hope the next 12 months is the beginning of a new and reinvigorated T-Mobile. More importantly is my … [read full article]

Google Play Store Now Suggests Nexus 4 Purchase From T-Mobile?

Judging by the sudden rise in my emails, it seems that a number of you have caught a change to the Play Store today, specifically the order pages for the Nexus 4. We’re not sure exactly when this began, but as of this writing, Google’s Play Store has an extra “Special Offer from T-Mobile” and lists the Nexus 4 on a two-year agreement for just $199. It’s peculiar that this same … [read full article]

T-Mobile Stores Begin Carrying SIM Card Adapters For All You Phone Swappers

For all your SIM swappers out there constantly messing around with new phones, T-Mobile owned retail stores are starting to receive the above accessory, a SIM card adapter for microSIM to normal size SIM. For the price of $4.99, this is a steal and a terrific value if you find yourself switching phones from time to time. I’ve got about a dozen of these lying around that I’ve collected over the years and … [read full article]

First Impressions Of The Nexus 4 On T-Mobile

Sometime during the course of the summer, I wrote an editorial where I pledged I would never buy another Android device that didn’t carry the “Nexus” name. In that editorial I laid out my case and stated that, thanks in no part to the incredibly unreliable timetable for Android updates, I felt most comfortable investing in a future Nexus device, even if I was only doing so once a year. To me, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lights Up 10 More Modernized Markets, Brings Total To 15

T-Mobile’s continued efforts to modernize the company’s 1900MHz spectrum continues today with the announcement of 10 more markets. These areas include Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Oh yes, South Florida, excuse me for a moment while I do my happy dance. Customers who live in these areas will “benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Final “Life Without Limits” Marketing Spot Arrives With Andy Blackman Hurwitz

The last of T-Mobile’s four planned “Life Without Limits” promotional campaign just hit YouTube with Andy Blackman Hurwitz, co-founder of Baby Loves Music, Baby Loves Disco and Rope-A-Dope. Hurwitz, a former lawyer turned entrepreneur turned his passion for his children and a passion for music into his own successful business. Hurwitz is well-known for turning adult discos into discos for children and throwing dance parties for kids. With no office and “technically no employees and all … [read full article]

Justice Department Asks MetroPCS For More Details On T-Mobile USA Merger

MetroPCS made a brief announcement yesterday on their website that the Department of Justice had requested more information “in connection with MetroPCS’ proposed transaction with T-Mobile USA, Inc.” This second request for information will extend the regulatory review period by an extra 30 days, but MetroPCS, T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom all plan to comply with the order and send the requested information. The proposed transaction is subject to MetroPCS shareholder approval, … [read full article]

T-Mobile COO: We Want The iPhone, But Not If We Have To Make Sacrifices

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley 12th Annual Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference in Barcelona, T-Mobile COO Jim Alling admitted the carrier is at a disadvantage without the iPhone. However, Alling adds that T-Mobile USA won’t make sacrifices to bring the iPhone to its portfolio. “Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us.” Alling added that his company … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s ‘Samsung Holiday Sale’ Extended, Refocused On Value Plans

T-Mobile’s ‘Samsung Holiday Sale’ is being extended from this past weekend, with a twist that lends toward those of you already on or looking to move to Value Plans. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Value Plans are T-Mobile’s future and I have complete belief that we’ll see more and more sales solely focused on Value Plans in the future. That … [read full article]

Qualcomm LTE Chip Uncovered Through Nexus 4 Teardown, Still Can’t Use It

Note: Yes, that’s my review unit Nexus 4 which just arrived, expects full thoughts later or tomorrow and a full review next week after the holiday! Also, Windows Phone 8X and Lumia 810 reviews coming soon as well! The wondrous folks at iFixit have performed yet another teardown of a newly released gadget and found some interesting results with the Nexus 4. According to the iFixit results, LG and Google did outfit the newest Nexus device with a … [read full article]

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Talks Began Two Days After AT&T Talks Ended

A preliminary proxy statement filed with the FCC last week by MetroPCS is yielding all sorts of interesting info on their proposed deal with T-Mobile. In fact, the most notable piece of information might be the date talks began, just two days after the deal with AT&T fell apart. That means that Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS began discussions on December 21st of 2011. Also contained in the filing is a list … [read full article]