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Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders arriving on doorsteps early, as expected

Last week, we heard from several readers that their Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders were being shipped early, with an expected shipping date of October 13. That was yesterday. Sure enough, Galaxy Note 4 pre-order units landed on doorsteps. A couple of my Twitter followers forwarded images to confirm that the early shipment notices weren’t just a system error. I’m hoping to … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z3 launching on October 29, T-Mobile online pre-sale on Oct. 15

T-Mobile, this morning, finally announced when it would begin selling the long-awaited Sony Xperia Z3. The device is set to land on store shelves and online on October 29th. It’ll be available with $0 down on EIP and 24 monthly payments of $26.25, that’s a full retail price $630. But if you can’t wait until then, T-Mobile’s holding a special online pre-sale event on October 15 at 12:00am Pacific Time. So you could order … [read full article]

T-Mo Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders shipping early?

Towards the end of September, T-Mobile opened up pre-orders for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the promise of delivery by October 17th. Now it would seem, many customers who ordered on the first day (September 24th) have been receiving shipment notifications. We’ve had many of our readers contact us via email informing us that they’re expecting their device to land as soon as this Monday, October 13. Four days … [read full article]

T-Mobile joins Sprint and others in asking FCC to review AT&T spectrum acquisitions

In a letter to the FCC’s chairman, Tom Wheeler and a few other FCC commissioners, T-Mobile, Sprint and a few other organizations have asked the commission to review AT&T’s recent low-frequency spectrum purchases. The purchases in question are predominantly for blocks of 700MHz B and C block spectrum. The other companies include Public Knowledge, Free Press, the New America Foundation, Comptel, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Writers Guild of America, … [read full article]

T-Mo compatible Quad HD Motorola Droid Turbo in the works?

Rumors have cropped over the past month or so claiming that Verizon is about to launch another exclusive Android device, and is planning to add it to its well-known DROID range. The Droid Turbo – as it’s being called – will allegedly feature a Quad HD display and fast-charging technology along with the usual long battery life. We’re expecting “Big Red” to unveil it some point this month. But it’s not the only carrier that’s … [read full article]

FCC commissioner discusses progressive plans, wants to look at lower/higher frequencies

The race for mobile operators to gain spectrum is competitive. Each carrier wants to bolster its network to add speed, reliability and expansive coverage. And as device technology is on the increase, and the number of people with LTE-capable devices is growing, network technology needs to match the demand. And it could lead the FCC to start looking at alternatives to the current bandwidths being used. Most mobile spectrum, as it stands, ranges … [read full article]

Google Voice gains MMS support on T-Mobile and other carriers

Google Voice gained a much needed new feature this week: The ability to receive MMS as MMS, and not as links to the media. Google Engineer, Alex Wieseen announced on his Google+ page that Voice now supports MMS on over 100 North American carriers. One of which – of course – is T-Mo: “We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, … [read full article]

T-Mobile to carry 32GB Xperia Z3, device gets official press pics

Sony’s Mobile device web page has been updated recently to include the T-Mobile version of its Xperia Z3. And if the listing is accurate, it would seem that T-Mo will be selling the 32GB model, not the 16GB one. In the listed specifications it states “Up to 32GB flash memory*****”. Now, I’m always cynical when I see the words “up to” and a collection of asterisks in a phrase. It normally means “less than” … [read full article]

Complaints of “forced” JUMP! additions point to same old weakness in sales culture

I’ll start of this post by saying one thing: I used to be a sales person. I worked for two different companies in the UK. I’ve seen practices very similar to what I’ve been reading about this morning in real life. So this is in no way an attack on T-Mo, but more on the culture that’s grown within the retail and sales arena. I’m in a country thousands of miles away, and … [read full article]