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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]

HTC One M8 leaks in T-Mobile flavor

HTC’s next One has been the subject to incredible speculation an leaks over the past couple of months. In fact, I’ve purposefully not shared all the leaks with you. If you think reading about them over and over again gets boring, you should try writing about them. I’ve done it with the iPhone over at TodaysiPhone.com for years, and it gets old pretty quickly. Regardless, this past week has seen a lot of high quality images. Sadly … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO confirms interest in buying T-Mobile, recognizes challenges

In a television interview yesterday evening, Sprint Chairman, and SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son confirmed that he was interested in a deal to buy T-Mobile. The deal would combine Sprint and T-Mobile in some form of merger and help bring them in to a “real fight” with AT&T and Verizon. He believes a deal would create a “massive price war” between the nation’s four biggest carriers. Of course, he knows that a merger isn’t … [read full article]

iPhone users: iOS 7.1 available to download now

One of the questions I get asked most – at least since I took over running TmoNews – is “when does [insert Android device name] get KitKat?”. Thankfully, with iPhone, it’s never really an issue. Once the software update is out, it’s out for everyone. Earlier this afternoon, Apple released version 7.1 of its iOS software. As for what’s new, here’s the full list on Apple’s website. They include CarPlay – … [read full article]

CFO: $10 increase for unlimited required to make a return on network improvements

At the end of last week, T-Mobile surprised us all by rolling out an update set of Simple Choice plans. Replacing its three-tier system with four. Bumping up the data allowance on the two cheapest plans and adding Stateside international calling and texting would possibly have stolen the headlines had the changes not also bumped unlimited data at high speeds up by $10 per month. The reason for this price increase has been … [read full article]

Briefly: The 7 countries being added to Simple Choice Global International roaming list

As you read here towards the end of last week, T-Mobile’s making some changes to its Simple Choice plans. They include more data, Stateside international texting and more countries have been added to the included international roaming. The list now includes 122 countries, instead of the previous 115. Those countries/principalities are as follows: Afghanistan … [read full article]

[UPDATE] Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 out now

We just got word from our readers that they’ve been able to successfully download Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S4. You might not get an automatic notification of its availability though, as it seems each of our readers has had to check for it manually through the settings menu. Word of warning: Everyone so far has complained that it’s taking ages to download. One reader stated 45 mins, while the screenshot above shows over … [read full article]

[UPDATE] Simple Choice plans changing to add more data, new $80 unlimited tier, now including Stateside International Texting

Today, T-Mobile announced that its $50 flagship Simple Choice plan will be offering more value for money than before. It’ll now give you double the 4G LTE data, and double the tethering as well as unlimited international texting. For $50 per month on Simple Choice, customers signing up will get 1GB of data at LTE speeds which can be used for tethering or use on the device itself. Simple Choice customers still start … [read full article]

Tmo Nokia Lumia 925 for $249 contract-free – 2 day sale at Newegg Flash

Just a quick pointer for you guys towards a pretty unbelievable deal going down at NeweggFlash.com. If you get there in the next 18 hours, you’ll be able to grab yourself a new Nokia Lumia 925 for just $249, no contract. That’s a 50% drop in price for what I think is easily the best Lumia phone to date. On the page it offers a variety of ways to pay, including 0% financing, … [read full article]

Galaxy S5 pre-registrations completed by 300,000 people

A couple of days after launching its Galaxy S5 pre-registration page, T-Mobile announced that an incredible 100k people had signed up. Last night, that number reached a staggering 300,000. T-Mobile’s own Des Smith (@askdes on Twitter) announced it last night, and seemed pretty excited about the whole thing. And you can’t blame him, 300k is a lot of people. As for translating in to sales, I can’t imagine the number of … [read full article]