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Galaxy Note 4 tested on band 12, 700MHz frequencies

Before any device launch in the U.S., products have be tested thoroughly and have the test filings published by the FCC. For the Galaxy Note 4 then, it was only a matter of time before the reports for that device were unearthed and we got to see what bands it’s going to support. Under FCC ID A3LSMN910A, device model number SM-N910A (Galaxy Note 4) shows signs that it could be compatible … [read full article]

MetroPCS expands to 10 new markets, offers extra data free to customers

The MetroPCS team has been “crushing it” according to T-Mobile’s latest press release, and I’m inclined to agree. T-Mobile’s darker purple side is now available in ten new markets, and is celebrating by giving its customers extra data on the plans. MetroPCS customers on the $40 plan will get 1GB of data each month, doubling it from 500MB. $50 plan subscribers get an extra 500MB too, boosting their allowance from 2.5GB to 3GB … [read full article]

T-Mobile to raise new debt in order to purchase AWS-3 spectrum at auction?

In a press release yesterday, T-Mobile announced that it would be seeking to raise new debt, to raise cash for general corporate purposes. Although the earlier release didn’t state how much was going to be raised, a further announcement was made later yesterday evening which did.  “T-Mobile USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary,has agreed to sell $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1,700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes … [read full article]

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [Gallery]

As usual with European events, PhoneDog sent me over to IFA in Berlin to cover the Samsung event earlier this afternoon. (Quick thanks to Evan for holding down the fort in the mean time, much appreciated). At an iconic Tempodrom venue in Berlin today, Samsung unveiled its latest lineup of innovative and exciting products. They included the Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR. And while the latter three of that … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms the arrival of Sony’s Xperia Z3 in the fall

On September 3, Sony took the stage at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany, and offered up a whole new lineup of devices. That includes a new flagship with the Xperia Z3, the better-than-average Xperia Z3 Compact, the new Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and even a new lineup of smart wearables to boot. Following the official announcement of the Xperia Z3, one of the carriers that has worked with Sony for quite some time … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge official, will launch this fall

Samsung, hot on the heels of announcing the Galaxy Note 4, has also unveiled a slightly more unique version of the device. While we’ve been hearing about Samsung’s upcoming “curved Note” for sometime now, even with renders showcasing what it might look like, Samsung has now made it official. The Galaxy Note Edge is all about the curved display, which actually seems to offer up a bit of functionality that hardcore smartphone owners … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially announced, coming to T-Mobile in October

On September 3, as scheduled, Samsung officially unveiled their newest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 4. With the newest device, just about every nook and cranny has been upgraded from the previous generation handset, including the processor under the hood, the display, and the camera. Samsung officially announced the device at a pair of events on September 2, and unveiled that the handset will indeed be coming to T-Mobile (along with the other … [read full article]

T-Mobile set to launch a new ZTE-made 4G hotspot device?

Hints at new products can crop up in many places, but often times if it’s a minor device, T-Mobile itself can inform us of new gadgets before they’re available. This time out, that’s exactly what’s happened. In T-Mobile’s Support Pages, in the ‘Mobile Internet’ section, information on a new mobile hotspot has been uploaded. Dubbed the T-Mobile 4G HotSpot Z64, the device has been manufactured by ZTE. All kinds of information … [read full article]

Two new T-Mo Alcatel phones available from next week

T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced late last week that a pair of new budget-friendly devices would be making their way over to store shelves. Both Android-powered Alcatel phones will be sold from next week. The OneTouch Evolve 2 will be available from September 9th (Apple event day) and cost  $79.20 full-retail, or $3.30 for 24 months on EIP. The OneTouch Fierce 2 is slightly more expensive at $5.25 per month, or $126 … [read full article]

Iliad purportedly in talks with private-equity firms to raise cash for T-Mobile bid

According to Bloomberg‘s sources, Iliad is talking to yet more companies in order to raise more capital for its attempt to take over T-Mobile. Iliad is a name which I (and I suspect, many of you) had never come across until it opted to submit an audacious bid to buy a 56% stake in T-Mobile US in July. The move was announced just days before Sprint [read full article]

15+15 LTE pops up in Ludlow, MA

T-Mobile’s network upgrades are gathering pace as we near yet another major Uncarrier announcement. One of the latest towns to see T-Mo’s “Data Strong” wideband is Ludlow in Massachusetts. A reader there sent us a screenshot of his iPhone’s Serving Cell Info screen within the Field Test mode. As you can see, it shows the cell site as serving 15MHz up and down. Various other upgrades are going on … [read full article]