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Deutsche Telekom Looking To Purchase MetroPCS, Combine With T-Mobile USA?

Here we go again as a new Bloomberg report indicates Deutsche Telekom is in discussions to merge T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS communications. Deutsche Telekom is currently considering a stock-swap transaction that would give T-Mobile’s parent company control over a joint entity, which would be publicly listed, said two officials on condition of anonymity. Deutsche Telekom continues to look at other options for T-Mobile USA, including an outright sale and IPO. After the failed … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s New Mobile Broadband No Annual Contract Plans Detailed

It was only two days ago that T-Mobile’s new Mobile Broadband no-annual contract plans were leaked thanks to a page on Walmart’s website. Today, we’re managing to get a little better of an idea on these upcoming plans launching on May 21st thanks to some leaked training docs. Let’s break it down: $15 option, 300MB of data good for one week $25 option, 1.5GB of data good for 30 days $35 option, … [read full article]

HTC Launches The One Series Camera Challenge, Can You Spot The Difference?

Can you spot the difference between a professional digital camera image and one taken by a smartphone? Can you do it even with images as powerful as the ones taken by HTC’s One series of smartphone cameras? HTC wants to put your knowledge of photography to the test with a series of 10 photos, identifying which one of two images was with a smartphone. While I haven’t used the HTC One X extensively, … [read full article]

The Six Stages Of Growth For The HTC One S

So how does a HTC One S get born? The micro-arc oxidation process begins with an aluminum shelled fried in 1.21 gigawatts of electricity which morphs the metal into a near-ceramic state giving the One S its unique look and feel. While the current T-Mobile version of the HTC One S does not use the MAO process, that’s not necessarily a bad thing considering previous complaints of chipping circling the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Introduce Refill, Prepaid Account Management Android App

T-Mobile has announced a partnership with electronic payments provider Vesta, officially rolling out their “T-Mobile Refill” Android app. The new app lets pay-as-you-go customers “refill” their prepaid credit directly through their Android device. Launched via Google Play a few weeks before CTIA, T-Mobile Refill allows T-Mobile customers to initiate one-time refills, or sign up for auto refills by customizing their payment amounts, frequency and start dates. “With the number of smartphones on prepaid … [read full article]

HTC Shows Off New YouTube Videos, Adds Two More Reasons To Buy The One S

  If you’re looking for two bonus reasons to pick up HTC’s newest One S handset on T-Mobile, new YouTube videos highlight two accessories HTC originally launched at Mobile World Congress. HTC Car and HTC Media Link HD accessories enhance your One series multimedia capability allowing wireless integration with a car stereo or HDMI enabled television. HTC Car is a bluetooth adapter which plugs into the AUX port in your vehicle automatically streaming … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Newest Carly In Leather Commercial Takes A Direct Shot At AT&T

T-Mobile just dropped their second commercial on YouTube and this time they are taking a direct shot at the iPhone 4S on AT&T. More importantly, it’s Carly, a Motorcycle and a definite attack on AT&T’s iPhone network. How much faster is T-Mobile’s 4G network compared to the iPhone 4S on AT&T’s network? Don’t blink or you may miss it. Now see how much faster our 4G speeds are for real at [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray Says Tower Sale Could Take Months

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray continues his rounds of discussion in New Orleans as CTIA continues, this time with a comment to Reuters on T-Mobile’s purported tower sale. T-Mobile has previously said it would explore the sale of 7,000 of 37,000 wireless towers to gain some financial independence from parent Deutsche Telekom. Ray told Reuters that the company has already received interest from companies that are already in the business of operating wireless … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Bobsled Service Passes One Million User

Last night’s network news dominated T-Mobile’s early CTIA announcements, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give a hearty pat on the back to their Bobsled service for surpassing one million users. Bobsled launched in 2011 as a way to allow users to “…make free phone calls over almost any data connection from their mobile and Wi-Fi-enabled devices including Android-powered smartphones and tablets as well as iOS devices.” “T-Mobile is committed to … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Says Network Will Be “Should Be Ready” For iPhone Users By Fourth Quarter

While T-Mobile may have hinted at the iPhone operating on their network later this year, a point reiterated this evening through a press release announcing the selection of vendors to build out their LTE network, they aren’t saying if they will directly target iPhone users. Now, let’s clarify one thing as this report follows reports from recent months that show T-Mobile is working to support the iPhone on their network with a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces LTE Infrastructure Vendors, HSPA+ 42 Network Expansion

T-Mobile inches a little closer to their LTE rollout in 2013 as they announce multi-year agreements with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens. Supporting T-Mobile’s planned $4 billion dollar 4G LTE “network evolution plan,” both companies will work with T-Mobile to help modernize T-Mobile’s network and aid in the deployment of LTE service in 2013. As part of the agreement, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens will install LTE-ready equipment on 37,000 cell sites across T-Mobile’s existing … [read full article]