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T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv owners will get invites to Android 6.0 beta test in next 24 hours

T-Mobile pushed a nice update to its BlackBerry Priv last month that included battery life improvements, but most Priv owners are probably more interested in their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and when it’ll arrive. Well if you registered for BlackBerry’s Android 6.0 beta for the Priv, you’ll soon get your Marshmallow treat. Nathan Webster, manager of the BlackBerry Beta Program, has announced that T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv owners will be getting their invites to begin testing Android … [read full article]

Alcatel Pop 7 LTE launches at T-Mobile, runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch display

Surprise! Alcatel today announced that it’s got a new Android tablet that’s now available from T-Mobile. The Alcatel Pop 7 LTE runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch 1024×600 display. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage — which you can supplement with up 32GB using a microSD card — 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 3240mAh battery. It’s also got support for LTE bands … [read full article]

Nearly half of T-Mobile’s Q1 2016 new phone activations came from other carriers, report says

We’ll have to wait for T-Mobile’s Q1 2016 quarterly earnings announcement to find out just how John Legere and Co. performed in the first few months of 2016, but today a research firm shared its prediction of T-Mo’s Q1 activity. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has issued the results of a report in which it surveyed 500 US consumers that activated a new or used phone between January and March. CIRP reports that T-Mo gained 42 … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can call and text Ecuador for free for the next week

Yesterday a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, killing 238 people and injuring at least 1,500 others. As it has with other recent disasters, T-Mobile is responding by making it free for customers to contact the affected country. T-Mobile customers can call and text from the US (including Puerto Rico) to Ecuador for free starting yesterday, April 16, through April 24. The free … [read full article]

Coolpad Catalyst leaks, said to be launching soon along with new Android devices from LG, Samsung, HTC

After launching the entry-level Coolpad Rogue last year, T-Mobile and Coolpad appear to be teaming up again to release another Android smartphone. The Coolpad Catalyst is a new Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone that’s coming to T-Mobile between late May and early July, reports VentureBeat. No price is mentioned, but if its rumored spec list is accurate, it should be pretty affordable like the $50 Rogue that … [read full article]

Report shows that T-Mobile was the second biggest wireless advertising spender in March 2016

Have you seen T-Mobile’s “Not Us” commercial that touts its unlimited family plan? Odds are good that you have, because a new report says that T-Mobile spent big on it in March. A report from FierceWireless and iSpot.TV determined how much wireless companies spent on advertising in March 2016, and T-Mobile came in second behind only AT&T. It’s said that T-Mo dropped $40.5 million on advertising in March, … [read full article]

T-Mobile concerned that LTE-U rollout could be delayed due to Wi-Fi coexistence debates

We know that T-Mobile is interested in LTE-U, as it wants to help Qualcomm test the technology later this year, but T-Mo has concerns that it could be a while before it’s actually able to make LTE-U available to consumers. Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile VP of Government Affairs, Technology, and Engineering Policy, recently told FierceWirelessTech that the government could end up causing a delay in … [read full article]

T-Mobile LineLink home phone service offers HD-quality calls for $10 per month with T-Mo voice line

Remember T-Mobile @Home, the service that gave you unlimited home phone calling using a router with SIM card slots? @Home was officially discontinued back in 2010, but T-Mobile has now introduced a new, similar product. LineLink is a new device from T-Mobile that gives you home phone service with “HD-quality” calls and unlimited calling from the US to the US, Mexico, … [read full article]

Sprint posts videos of CEO’s Listening Tour, including one person calling T-Mobile ‘ghetto’

UPDATE: The video with the “ghetto” comment has been taken down, with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure saying, “My job is to listen to consumers. Our point was to share customer views. Bad judgment on our part. Apologies. Taking the video down.”   Earlier this year, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure went on a “Listening Tour” that saw him ask … [read full article]