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Galaxy S6 or HTC One (M9) – Which upcoming device excites you most? [Poll]

In just under two weeks’ time, HTC and Samsung will be unveiling their next generation smartphones at separate events in Barcelona, the day before MWC 2015 officially kicks off. Surprisingly, other manufacturers haven’t been as quick to announce an unveiling during the convention. Both LG and Sony will have muted presences in Barca, leaving HTC and Sammy to scrap it out for the “best smartphone of MWC” award. Rumors have been rife regarding … [read full article]

T-Mobile Band 12 LTE shows up in Springfield, MA

A read got in touch from Springfield, MA to inform us that T-Mobile’s 700MHz LTE network is – at the very least – being tested in the city. We were sent a screenshot of the Galaxy Note 4′s Service Mode screen which shows all the indicators we’d normally require to confirm that this is, indeed, a T-Mobile band 12 site. Check it out below: As with every sighting we’ve … [read full article]

[UPDATE x2: Back up and running] T-Mobile LTE experiencing outages in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more?

It seems as though T-Mobile is experiencing some network issues today. My first experience of it – coincidentally enough – was while being guest host on PocketNow’s weekly podcast a short while ago. Since then, I’ve had a number of emails and tweets informing me that it’s not just isolated to the Boston area where the show was being hosted. Checking DownDetector makes it clear that there are several reports … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q4 and full year 2014 earnings call to take place on Feb. 19

Although the company has already announced preliminary financial results for the final quarter and full fiscal year of 2014, T-Mobile is set to announce full results officially on February 19th. Just six days from now. The call will run for approximately 90 mins and will be an “extended, open conversation” kicking off at 9:00am Eastern, and ending at 10:30am Eastern. That’s 6:00am to 7:30am Pacific. As with Q3′s entertaining earnings call, … [read full article]

Lumia 635 users, Windows 10 technical preview is available to download

A short while ago, Microsoft made the technical preview of its Windows 10 for phones available to download. In order to install the update you have to be a “Windows Insider” and you’ll need the Windows Insider app installed on your device. As well as that, you’ll need to have one of the supported devices. You’ll also need a supported device. For the first wave, that’s the Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 638, Lumia 730 and Lumia … [read full article]

T-Mobile-friendly Microsoft device shows up in FCC, new Lumia incoming?

If there’s one thing we’re short on in the world of T-Mobile devices, it’s big Windows Phones. But, there’s a small glimmer of hope shining from FCC filings which could indicate that’s about to change. In a filing made by Microsoft, there’s a device that’s been tested on a number of LTE and HSPA bands. All of which point to a device compatible with T-Mobile’s airwaves. The device was tested on band 2 (1900MHz) LTE and WCDMA,  Band 4 … [read full article]

New carrier phone unlock regulation active from today

Although the agreement made between carriers and the FCC was virtually finalized in 2013, carriers from today can’t say no to customer requests to unlock their phones. Providing they are no longer under contract, or have any installments to pay. Once unlocked, you’re free to use your handset on which ever compatible carrier your heart desires. Up until now, carriers only had to meet three of six criteria set out in the agreement. … [read full article]

MetroPCS now offering budget Android smartphones for just $29

MetroPCS, from today, is going to start offering three of its budget smartphones for just $29 to any new or existing customer signing up to one of its $50 or $60 plans. The devices on offer are the LG Optimus L70, Kyocera Hydro LIFE and the Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2. LG’s Optimus L70 features a 4.5-inch screen, 5MP camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 2,040 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4. KitKat. Alacatel’s OneTouch … [read full article]