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T-Mobile’s Online Coverage Maps Improve With RootMetrics Support

T-Mobile’s efforts to promote coverage are moving beyond fancy commercials featuring Carly and Helicopters, and moving into independent coverage comparisons on their website. The addition of RootMetrics, an independent research company that is “dedicated to helping improve your mobile experience.” The use RootMetrics data provides current or future T-Mobile customers with an opportunity to easily compare coverage in the markets the company has … [read full article]

Blockbuster Video Stores To Begin Selling T-Mobile, Sprint And Verizon Phones?

While Dish Network continues to fight the FCC over the use of their spectrum, they are set to begin selling mobile phones in their rental locations as a test for Dish’s entry into the wireless market. Blockbuster had already begun selling phones on their website under the name “Blockbuster Mobile,” with devices from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile. Now, Dish is said to be expanding the effort to their remaining 850 Blockbuster … [read full article]

New T-Mobile Commercial Highlights 220 Million Covered With Four-Gee

T-Mobile’s newest promotional spot is circling back to focus on coverage as the 30 second advertisement highlights the company’s 4G coverage for over 220 million people. This is the second spot in recent memory completely dedicated to coverage, with the first commercial airing back in July featuring Carly crisscrossing the country and visiting all the places T-Mobile covers with 37,000+ towers. This time around, we’re getting helicopters and lots and lots and lots of Magenta lights. … [read full article]

MetroPCS Will Launch Three New Markets If T-Mobile Deal Is Approved

Taking the stage at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference earlier today, MetroPCS Chairman and CEO Roger Linquist and CFO Braxton Carter discussed the pending deal with T-Mobile. Specifically, Linquist discussed that 2013 will be a year of stabilization for T-Mobile’s postpaid customer base and a year of growth for MetroPCS. In fact, Carter says that MetroPCS will expand its service to 3 additional markets if the T-Mobile deal is approved. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Set To Launch/Partner/Support New Prepaid Brand GoSmart Mobile

Say hello to GoSmart Mobile, a brand new ______ operated and trademark licensed to T-Mobile USA. I’ve intentionally left a blank space in the sentence before because I’m honestly not sure what this is… It’s not an MVNO in the traditional sense. It’s a prepaid carrier, that much looks clear, and ownership records tell us that Deutsche Telekom used a “Corporation Service Company” to trademark the name in the US. So, we know … [read full article]

(It’s a Typo) The Nexus 4 Returns To T-Mobile.com…For $399 With A Two-Year Agreement?

Update: The correct pricing is shown when you try and upgrade ($199), it’s all but obvious this is a typo and I was probably mistaken for thinking this could be anything else. Don’t tell that to the Spanish or Italians though. T-Mobile has confirmed the pricing as a typo and states it will be corrected on the website shortly.  No, your eyes are not deceiving you as the Nexus 4 [read full article]

(Updated With Details) T-Mobile’s Unlimited Cheer Holiday Promotion Posted To YouTube

Updated with contest details below:  T-Mobile’s continuing their “Life Without Limits” campaign with a little Carly, a little holiday cheer and a brand new YouTube spot. This holiday season, T-Mobile is spreading Unlimited Cheer across the nation! We’re gifting a Life Without Limits to our lucky T-Mobile fans to find. Go to our Facebook page to learn more or follow us on Foursquare & … [read full article]

New Android Gmail App Adds Pinch To Zoom, Auto-Fitting, Makes Me Weep With Joy

I know I don’t generally cover Android app updates on TmoNews, save for T-Mobile related specific apps but I’m making an exception today. The newest release of the official Gmail app ends my single biggest frustration with Android as the new update available to all Android 4.0+ users adds “auto-fitting messages to screen and message zooming.” Happy happy joy joy. Honestly, this is one of the things I truly appreciate about the iPhone … [read full article]

Google Employee Posts Android Evolution Comic, Adds Key Lime Pie?

If there’s one thing we know, we’re always eagerly awaiting news, any news that surrounds the next-generation Android. In fact, Google employee Manu Cornet’s image is stirring the nest around the interwebs as a “confirmation” of sorts that Key Lime Pie will be the next Android platform. Cornet, who is part of the Gmail team inside of Google says he drew the comic “just for fun,” and not to read into the image … [read full article]

New Rumors Hint At Galaxy S IV Unveiling By April Of 2013

I suspect that almost none of you will be surprised as rumors start to pop up discussing the next-generation Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S IV. We know it’s coming, we’re sure it’s being worked on, so it’s just a matter of the what, when and where. If the newest rumor from SamMobile pans out, we should be hearing a lot more about the new flagship, known internally as “Project J” by next April. … [read full article]