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User complaints of T-Mobile LTE speed “throttling” get John Legere’s attention

A couple of days back, a thread on Reddit started with a user complaining that they had experienced what they believed was throttling. As you’d expect, with a topic like that, the thread soon exploded and now has over 300 comments from people who are customers, fans and even employees of T-Mobile. Some are insinuating that customers are subject to throttling once they start reaching high levels of data usage. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q1 2015 earnings call reaction: It’s going to get even better

With the earnings call well and truly behind us I’ve had some time to think and ponder on some of the talking points. It’s easy when looking at numbers and figures to get bogged down by statistics and financials. I find it takes time, and a purposeful step back sometimes to get the big picture. And perhaps see what’s next. Thanks to a review I’m working on for PhoneDog and LG’s launch event, I was kept busy … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro lands on T-Mobile – 4.5-inch smartphone for $149

A few days ago we were sent some information on an upcoming budget smartphone by Alcatel OneTouch. We had virtually all the specifications of the device, but no price. Today, Alcatel OneTouch has officially announced its latest affordable device and it costs a tad more than I’d initially predicted. Key features of the POP Astro include: 4.5-inch qHD TFT display – 960×540 pixels … [read full article]

Watch T-Mobile’s Q1 2015 earnings call livestream here

At 10am Eastern (7am Pacific) T-Mobile will launch in to its quarterly earnings call. And the third one in a row with a social element. Customers, media, fans and analysts can all get involved either through the usual call-in options or by tweeting questions to @TMobileIR using #TMUSearnings. And if you want to tune in and watch the entire call as it happens, fear not, we have you covered. T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q1 2015 results are in – 1.8 million total net adds, 1.3% postpaid churn

T-Mobile has just published its results for the 1st quarter of 2015 and – as it has done for the past few quarters – it’s looking very good for our favorite magenta-colored carrier. Among the highlights for the first three months of this year were record postpaid churn, strong postpaid subscriber growth and service revenue growth. . Subscribers There are number of key highlights when looking at the subscriber additions for the first … [read full article]

T-Mobile set to launch new budget Alcatel smartphone [Rumor]

T-Mobile and Alcatel OneTouch have worked together on a number of budget-friendly smartphones and tablets. That relationship, it seems, is set to continue. We’ve been sent a cheat-sheet detailing a new, cheap handset on its way to T-Mobile soon. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro – spec wise – fits somewhere in between the Evolve 2 and Fierce 2. It has a 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM … [read full article]

In response to earthquake, T-Mobile makes calling and texting free to Nepal [UPDATE}

The earthquake in Nepal is heartbreaking. Starting today all calls and texts to Nepal are free of charge on @TMobile. http://t.co/Dx1x3yCiHH — John Legere (@JohnLegere) April 27, 2015 Anyone following the news over the past few days will now surely be aware of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal. It hit the country on Saturday and the latest update estimates that over 3,000 people are dead, with a … [read full article]

Lollipop update rollout for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 starting next week

Stop the presses! We have the most important breaking news story of the day. Forget Apple Watch, Des Smith (T-Mo’s product guru) tweeted a short while ago that the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop software update for the Note 4 is very close to happening. In fact, some customers could see the update land on their devices as soon as next week. Is that just the best news, ever or what? I mean, I … [read full article]