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T-Mobile guarantees the best value device trade-ins ahead of iPhone 6 launch

T-Mobile this morning announced that it’s launching a new initiative to help customers get the best offers when they trade in their old devices. And if you find a better trade-in price at another national carrier, it’ll beat their price by $50. The move is being put in full swing ahead of a “huge wave of superphones and tablets coming to market”. These devices will undoubtedly include the iPhone 6 (or whatever Apple … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Dish chief interested in T-Mobile deal

It’s nothing we haven’t heard before, however, Bloomberg has published a fresh report claiming that Dish’s chief Charlie Ergen has contacted Deutsche Telekom to communicate his interest in acquiring T-Mobile US. Ergen allegedly made the approach after Sprint and T-Mobile’s plans to merge fell apart, but is yet to make a formal offer for the company. It is important that we don’t read too much in to this discussion. For two very good … [read full article]

T-Mobile sues Huawei for stealing phone-testing robot technology

In a Seattle federal court on September 2nd, T-Mobile filed a lawsuit claiming that Huawei sent employees in to its Bellevue lab to photograph its phone-testing robot and to smuggle components back to its own HQ in order to improve its own robot technology. Software, specifications and a host of other secrets were allegedly taken after Huawei realized how efficient and reliable “Tappy” (the robot) was at its duties. The lawsuit claims Huawei … [read full article]

T-Mobile ASUS-made Personal Cellspot planned, as new LTE Cel-Fi booster appears again

We have two bits of really interesting information to share with you today in regards to T-Mobile’s plan to bring great coverage to everyone, both indoors and outdoors. And we’ll begin with the new stuff first, and perhaps the most interesting from a networking perspective. . ASUS Cellspot Router Buried within T-Mobile’s site is a reference to an unreleased Femtocell product. For reference, these work in a similar manner to microcells offered by other carriers. Unlike T-Mo’s … [read full article]

New Moto X announced, model XT1092 is band 12 compatible

Although T-Mobile’s 700MHz network has only been tested in a few locations so far, not many customers have had a chance to experience its performance. Unlike the company’s higher frequencies, band 12 is touted as being stronger, and better at penetrating building walls, meaning you’ll get a steady LTE signal even when you’re indoors. Currently, only the Galaxy Avant is compatible but if recent news is anything to go by, there could be … [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]