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LTE pops up briefly in Cincinnati, OH [UPDATE: Speed Test]

Over the past few months, T-Mobile been working hard behind the scenes to get its 20+20 network up and running in a few major areas, boosting LTE speeds up to between 60-100Mbps in Dallas. But, it’s also still on its LTE rollout across the country. Although it’s not on the official list of markets covered yet, we’ve had one of our readers get in touch from Cincinnati, OH with evidence that … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 pre-orders now live

The day has arrived, and you can finally pre-order your next generation Samsung Galaxy S5′s from T-Mobile. Of course – you already knew that – but, a healthy reminder’s not terrible is it? Pre-orders are open to anyone wanting to switch and take advantage of T-Mobile’s Contract Freedom offer, paying off your contract with another carrier, or for any existing customers wanting to use a JUMP! upgrade. As we mentioned a [read full article]

Tmo Nokia Lumia 925 available for $199 contract-free with HSN.com

A couple of weeks ago, Newegg held a flash sale, offering the T-Mobile flavored Lumia 925 for the brilliant price of $249. Today, Home Shopping Network is offering the same device, but for $50 less. That’s a price of just $199, contract-free. The deal is also eligible for HSN’s FlexPay program, giving you the chance to pay as little as $49 per month interest free. I have to say, of all the Lumia devices … [read full article]

Official T-Mobile Galaxy S5 unboxing [video]

There’s little that needs to be written about this, except to say that Des – T-Mobile’s “product guru” (@askdes on twitter) has unboxed the Samsung Galaxy S5. Seemingly, Magenta’s keen on making sure it gets ahead of its carrier competitors with this device. It announced pre-orders, and will ship them early to the quickest customers to hit the “pre-order” button, and is now the first to officially unbox the devices. It’s a great move on … [read full article]

Mark your calendars! Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders go live on March 24, on sale from April 11

Today, T-Mobile finally announced specifics on when it plans to launch the Galaxy S5. No surprises: It arrives on the day it goes on sale globally, on April 11th. But, if you want to make sure you’re one of the first to get your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship, you can pre-order from March 24. That’s next Monday. Galaxy S5 will be available on $0 down, with 24 monthly payments of $27.50, giving it … [read full article]

FCC needs to level the spectrum acquisition playing field according to Tmo VP, Kathleen Ham

With every spectrum auction comes the opportunity for T-Mobile to improve and expand its network coverage. And if there’s one thing it needs to focus on in 2014, it’s coverage. Although its LTE rollout in 2013 was lightning fast, it still lacks the same quality high speed network in smaller cities and rural areas. But, coming by enough spectrum isn’t easy. It’s just coughed up over $3 billion to grab some of Verizon’s … [read full article]

Revenue growth chart shows T-Mobile’s impressive recovery in 2013

T-Mobile now is miles away from the company it was at the end of 2012. Revenue growth was at its worst point in years, and everyone but Magenta was selling the iPhone. Fast forward a year or so, and it’s all changed. Revolutionary changes to the U.S. carrier model transformed Tmo in to the most talked about network operator in the business. Considering it’s still the #4 carrier in the States in terms … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lumia 521 receiving “Lumia Black” update

It’s about time the T-Mobile Lumias got some love, and the low-end 521 is the latest to receive the much-hyped Lumia Black software update. It started rolling out yesterday. Of course, the 521 is the Magenta-flavored version of the 520. Lumia Black’s main features are as follows: Bluetooth LE: All Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will now be Bluetooth Low Energy enabled. This means devices like the Fitbit will be compatible. All we … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes out on top in LTE latency comparison

Fierce Wireless – in partnership with OpenSignal – has published its most recent wireless network latency comparison. And just like the last one, it’s showing T-Mobile’s network in particularly favorable light. Latency – for those unaware – is a key statistic many ignore and pay no attention too, despite the fact that in real-life use, it makes a considerable difference to the network performance. As explained by FW: Latency is defined as the … [read full article]

Original T-Mobile Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.3 [Update: Just a bug fix]

Happy Monday! And what better way to start the week than with news of an optional software upgrade for users with the original version of the Galaxy S3? Over the weekend, Android 4.3 finally arrived for the Galaxy SIII t999 (original), and if you haven’t already been notified on your device, you should be able to go to settings and check manually and download OTA. This update includes KNOX and support for Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile celebrates 1 year of LTE by launching major 2G/Edge network upgrade, and suing Verizon

12 months ago, T-Mobile kicked off its LTE rollout in the U.S., and since then hasn’t stopped its expansion. It’s gone from 0 to over 200 million POPs in a ridiculously short time, breaking records set by other U.S. carriers. As part of its 1-year anniversary celebration, Tmo has announced that it will begin repurposing its 2G/EDGE networks and upgrading them to 4G LTE. It also announced that by the beginning of next year, its A-block spectrum … [read full article]