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T-Mobile announces new Simply Prepaid plans: Unlimited talk and text, plus up to 5GB 4G LTE data

T-Mobile, this morning, announced a new set of prepaid plans. Dubbed Simply Prepaid, the plans start at $40 per month and are similar to Simple Choice post-paid plans, in that they all offer unlimited data, talk and text, with a set allowance – up to 5GB – of 4G LTE data. The aim: To cement its position as the No.1 prepaid carrier. There are three Simply Prepaid plans, outlined below: $40 per month … [read full article]

YotaPhone 2 could be on its way to T-Mobile [Rumor]

At CES in Las Vegas just last week, the YotaPhone 2 drew a lot of attention. Its unique two-screen design is building its own hype. And – at the moment – the device isn’t available to buy in the States. But that will change. The manufacturers chief stated that the second generation YotaPhone would be sold through a U.S. carrier at some point in the near future. He didn’t say which carrier. But … [read full article]

Reuters: Samsung looking to buy BlackBerry for $7.5B [Update: BlackBerry denies rumor]

It’s not often a non-T-Mobile related story pops up that I think is big enough to warrant sharing with TmoNews readers, but the latest exclusive from Reuters is definitely an exception. The well-respected publication reports that Samsung has made an offer to buy BlackBerry for “as much as $7.5 billion”. Allegedly, Samsung’s prime motivation is to “gain access to its patent portfolio”. The site claims to have seen documents, as well as been told … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants to give its Mobile Money customers an extra $20 on their tax refund

On Twitter first thing this morning, John Legere announced that T-Mobile customers who direct deposit their tax return on to their registered T-Mobile Visa Prepaid Card will receive $20 credit. The Mobile Money tax offer will run from January 14th until April 30th, 2014. That gives you a window of 15 weeks to act on T-Mo’s promotion, if you want to take advantage. “T-Mobile CEO John Legere today announced via … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LTE network one of the fastest and most reliable in Los Angeles and Phoenix

RootMetrics regularly releases reports from a number of locations across the U.S. More often than not, it’s a major metro area, and the two most recent are Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. As with many reports in recent times, T-Mobile’s network is holding up really well. It placed joint first in Phoenix and second place in Los Angeles. Phoenix, Arizona For the second consecutive time, T-Mobile and AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile working on a new interactive LTE coverage map that shows 1900 and 700MHz bands

T-Mobile is close to launching a revamped, interactive coverage map for use on its T-Mobile.com website, as well as its in-store coverage maps used by staff. The idea is to better help potential and existing customers understand what coverage is like in their area, and also help them choose the right devices. As many of you know, T-Mobile uses a few different bands for its LTE coverage, and not all of its devices … [read full article]

Spot the difference: Verizon’s old map of T-Mo LTE coverage vs. the new map

Late last year, Verizon got in to a little hot water over its representation of T-Mobile’s coverage. In fact, it was asked by the National Advertising Division to end its “More Everything” campaign. Long story short, VZW made it look as though T-Mobile had virtually no 4G coverage by excluding its HSPA areas, and by using old data. This was back in November. But, it seems it was up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile network upgrades spotted in New Mexico, North Carolina, California and more…

Every now and then our inbox gets so full with network update sightings from readers that we can’t ignore them anymore. This past few weeks has seem a collection of noticed changes all across the U.S. Whether it’s LTE showing up for the first time, or a noticeable download speed boost, it’s clear T-Mo’s network engineer team is keeping busy. Rio Rancho, New Mexico We’ve been informed by a reader in Rio Rancho that … [read full article]

Spam TmoMail SMS messages affecting a number of T-Mobile customers

UPDATE: T-Mobile got in touch to confirm that they have identified the issue:  “Our teams have now identified and blocked the sources of the unwanted text messages.  We apologize to any customers who may have been inconvenienced” It has come to our attention recently that some T-Mobile customers have been receiving spam text messages to their phones. The problem seemed to rear its ugly head towards the end of last month, and over the past … [read full article]

T-Mobile added an impressive 8.3 million customers in 2014, preliminary earnings announced

T-Mobile normally leaves it at least three weeks after a quarter has ended before announcing any financial figures. But for Q4 2014, the company has decided to give us an early sneak peak at its final quarter earnings. As well as an overview on 2014. As suspected – last year was huge for our favorite carrier. In a press release published this morning, T-Mobile announced its preliminary full year 2014 … [read full article]

T-Mobile network tied with AT&T, Verizon in latest San Jose RootMetrics report

RootMetrics, having finished its seventh test in San Jose, has declared three of the top four U.S. carriers as equal in the area. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile tied in first place, with T-Mo having the highest score by a small margin. T-Mobile finished with an overall score of 98.5, while Verizon and AT&T were awarded scores of 98.3 and 98.0 respectively. Sprint was a little way behind on 93.7: [read full article]