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T-Mobile’s “Changing The Game” With 4G Connect, Offers 200MB Free Data Per Month For Two Years

T-Mobile’s “looking to change the game” by announcing “an innovative, breakthrough program designed to make 4G connectivity a standard, integrated and free feature on select notebooks, tablets and ultra books.” Through the company’s newly introduced 4G Connect plan, customers who purchases devices will be provided with 200MB of free data every month for 2 years, right out of the box. T-Mobile’s move is very reminiscent of what Google has done with Chromebooks by … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds New Modernized Networks Including Denver And Los Angeles

T-Mobile swung for the fences as 2012 wound down with a 14 market launch event on December 20th. Now, they are starting off 2013 right with a new set of market launches bringing their total to 46 metro areas live with a 1900MHz modernized network. T-Mobile’s $4 billion plan to advance its competitive 4G network continues, improving signal strength and in-building coverage and re-tuning its airwaves to launch 4G service in an … [read full article]

T-Mobile First Carrier To Announce Nationwide HD Voice Network, Dramatically Improves Call Quality

T-Mobile’s announcing the availability of brand new HD voice enhancements now available on their network nationwide, beginning today. HD Voice “dramatically improves in-call voice quality for customers with capable smartphones.” T-Mobile says customers will hear a more “true-to-life” call experience and more “natural-sound.” To experience HD voice, both parties on a call must be using a capable T-Mobile 4G smartphone, which includes the HTC One S, Nokia Astound and Samsung Galaxy S III. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms Monthly4G Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan Going Live Tomorrow

Just as we previewed, T-Mobile has confirmed the availability of a new Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan for no-annual-contract customers beginning tomorrow, January 9th. “As the ‘Uncarrier,’ we’re doing the unthinkable,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile USA. “We’re directly confronting the frustrations of American consumers fed up with the cost, complexity and congested networks of our competitors. Our Unlimited 4G Data plan means 4G speeds, no caps … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray Drops Hint That Las Vegas LTE Market Launch Happening Before End Of January

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray just dropped word during the Citi Global conference in Las Vegas that his company’s first LTE market will go live in the next “two to three weeks.” Given the importance of Las Vegas with events like the Consumer Electronics Show, it’s not surprising that “Sin City” will be the first market to get the green light. If you recall, Las Vegas was … [read full article]

(Update) T-Mobile CEO John Legere Says 100,000 New iPhone Activations Every Month

Update: A brief point of clarification here, my wording of “new activations,” does not mean new subscribers, just customers activating the iPhone. No breakdown was provided between new and existing customers, but I’m betting the overwhelming majority are existing customers. I’m listening in on a live conference happening at the Citi Global Internet, Media and Telecommunications conference in Las Vegas right now where T-Mobile CEO John Legere just dropped some interesting stats … [read full article]

Rumor: T-Mobile Stores Receiving Nexus 4 Inventory As Early As Tomorrow?

We’re chalking this up as a rumor until we can get more confirmation, but I’m getting word that T-Mobile stores will begin selling the Nexus 4 as early as tomorrow. That’s not to say that all stores will receive inventory right from the start, but with T-Mobile expanding the number of stores selling the Nexus 4 — we expect those sales to begin as early as tomorrow. For now, we’ll chalk this … [read full article]

Verizon, AT&T Continue To Watch T-Mobile’s Move Away From Subsidies

It will come as little shock or surprise that T-Mobile’s competition is watching their move away from subsidies, a point reiterated by Verizon and AT&T execs in Las Vegas this week. T-Mobile may not pose a large threat to the dominant telecommunication positions of Verizon and AT&T, but it’s foolish to think the latter companies wouldn’t eagerly move away from subsidies. Subsidized pricing on mobile devices has long been a catch-22 for the … [read full article]

Huawei Drops 6.1″ Ascend Mate, T-Mobile 4G Ready

At 6.1″, the Huawei Ascend Mate takes the honors of the largest smartphone, tablet lovechild to date. Equipped with a quad-core Huawei made 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 4050mAh battery (good for 2 full days usage) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s split-screen multitasking, and it’s going to come in handy for a display that takes up 73% of the device. Here’s the full spec and feature breakdown followed by a video from … [read full article]

As T-Mobile Deal Looms, Steep Competition Leads To Subscriber Loss For MetroPCS

In the prepaid race, MetroPCS has always been at the forefront of competitive offerings, which makes its unfortunate that the company reported a net loss of 93,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter. As Metro faces increased competition, the company dropped to 8.9 million subscribers overall. The dip in subscribers this morning comes as the company prepares for its merger with T-Mobile … [read full article]

As Samsung And HTC Post Vastly Different Financial Results, Can HTC Survive?

There’s little question that Samsung is the globally dominant smartphone manufacturer outside of Apple these days. In fact, to call it anything other than a two-horse race would be putting it mildly. At this point, it looks like LG, Nokia, HTC and the rest of the smaller manufacturers world-wide are just fighting for Samsung and Apple table scraps. Preliminary results for Samsung quarterly numbers show a profit of $8.1 billion, thanks in some … [read full article]