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T-Mobile Network Updates: Band 12 sightings in California, 100Mbps speeds in Augusta & more…

It’s been a little while since we updated you with the latest sightings from our T-Mobile-obsessed readers. And there are a few to get through in today’s network update post. Most is further news of band 12 LTE (700MHz) expansion, some is news of crazy speeds up in Georgia. But either way, it’s all good news when we hear of our readers seeing real-life improvements from T-Mobile’s efforts at improving its network. . Kansas City [read full article]

T-Mobile planning huge promotions this week: Free UnRadio for more customers, and higher hotspot data allowance

One of our most reliable sources came to us this week with more information on what T-Mobile has in store for us. And it seems the carrier has plenty up its sleeve during the week that the biggest headlines will undoubtedly go to Apple as it unveils its latest software at WWDC in San Francisco. And while most of this news applies directly to the next week specifically, there are some plans set … [read full article]

John Legere gets a “BatBerry” for his birthday

Yesterday was John Legere’s birthday, which you’ll undoubtedly already know if you’ve been following his tweets. The ever-popular outspoken CEO seemingly got a bazillion birthday tweets, a few cakes, a huge card and a batphone. But today, waiting for him back in his Seattle office was something a little special sent over by John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO. T-Mobile and BlackBerry only [read full article]

WSJ: T-Mobile and Dish in merger talks

In possibly what is the most easily-predictable rumor, early this morning, Wall Street Journal reports that Dish Network and T-Mobile are in discussion about a possible merger. Its sources claim that if the deal goes through, both Charlie Ergen and John Legere would remain. The former will be chairman while Legere would be CEO. Although both sides are seemingly in “close agreement” about what the combined company would look like, the … [read full article]

Android 5.0 Lollipop update for T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 rolling out with Band 12 support

Late last night (or early this morning) T-Mobile finally approved and released the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Sony Xperia Z3. T-Mo’s popular product guru, Des Smith, Tweeted yesterday evening that the update rollout would begin at midnight Pacific time. As well as getting a taste of Lollipop for the first time, Z3 users will also be able to use T-Mobile’s 700MHz frequency band 12 LTE network. Software Update: @TMobile[read full article]

T-Mobile’s #NeverSettleforVerizon trial promotion extended through June 27

Just a few weeks back, T-Mobile launched its latest promotion to target competitor customers. The #NeverSettleforVerizon promotion was launched with Verizon’s customers in center focus. Apart from a snappy hashtag, a “backfiring” Twitter ad and support from everyone’s favorite celebrity watcher, the promotion offered Verizon customers a free two-week test-drive. Customers could sign up to a plan then … [read full article]

Rootmetrics: T-Mobile’s network needs improvement at leading NBA venues

Picture the scene: You’re settling down in your seat at a leading NBA game and want to snap and send a picture of your Zach LaVine slam-dunking from a mile away. Except, you can’t get Instagram to upload your picture because your network is completely congested by the thousands of other sports fans doing exactly the same thing. If this type of scenario is your worst nightmare, and cell coverage at your NBA … [read full article]

This week only: OnePlus One price slashed to $249

  Although it only plays nice with one of T-Mobile’s LTE bands, we figured you’d like to hear about an awesome offer from the folks at OnePlus. For this week only, the OnePlus One is going to be subject to a series of flash sales. Each day, from today until June 7, the OnePlus One will be available for as little as $249. There are limited quantities available each day, so your best … [read full article]

T-Mobile clear to launch 700MHz band 12 LTE in New York City

On Periscope, last night, John Legere confirmed that New York City should start to see some Band 12 LTE action at long last. As in many markets, one of the big obstructions to getting the 700MHz network live in New York has been TV broadcast channel 51 interference. In the often mentioned map by DanRant from Reddit, the areas affected and blocked by interference are indicated using the red circles (as seen in … [read full article]