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Superbowl mobile traffic: T-Mobile network proves fastest in Phoenix Stadium

More people than ever before tuned in during the Patriots’ defeat of the Seahawks last weekend. And while Superbowl itself proved more popular than it ever has been on TV, it was in and around the venue where we get the most interesting mobile network story of the weekend. First up, we talk speed. T-Mobile’s network in the University of Phoenix Stadium area proved to offer the best download speeds of the four … [read full article]

Univision Mobile adds international calling, texting and roaming to its plans

Last year, T-Mobile teamed up with Univision to create a new prepaid brand aimed at the Hispanic market. Today, the company announced a new benefit to choosing its affordable price plans. Depending which plan you choose, you’re allotted a specific amount of international calling and roaming. The new plans break down as follows: $30 plan – No 4G LTE data – Unlimited international texting plus … [read full article]

FCC Chairman announces plans to re-classify internet as utility

A big topic in the tech industry throughout 2014 was “net neutrality”. Partly helped by THAT John Oliver video. There were concerns that internet, both mobile and fixed line, was being  corrupted by big players who sought to reward content/service providers with being on “fast lanes” if they paid enough for the privilege. Under a net neutrality law, the internet is an open and equal space for any site, content or … [read full article]

Saygus V2 Super-Powered phone available for pre-order, and it supports band 12

It’s not often a phone unavailable from most official outlets and carrier stores gets so many tech-fans excited. But at CES earlier this year, there were only a couple of phones that got my attention. First was obviously the second generation LG G Flex. The second was Saygus’ insanely specced hyperbeast smartphone. The relatively unknown manufacturer wowed us with an impressive spec list. The company recently made it available for pre-order and it … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S6 MWC invites are out, hint at Double-Edged phone

Yesterday afternoon, Samsung officially sent out invitations to its next Unpacked event which will take place at MWC in Barcelona next month. The live unveiling will be on Sunday, March 1st. And we’re expecting the tech giant to follow up on its popular Galaxy S5 with a new Galaxy S6, or perhaps two. A couple of people online have spotted a huge clue on the invitation pointing towards what Sammy’s going to unveil. … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s recently acquired AWS-3 spectrum shown on map

One of our readers, who has evidently been quite busy, got in touch with a map put together after the AWS-3 spectrum auction results were announced. It’s not the most complicated map, but at each point where T-Mobile bid successfully for the spectrum, there’s a dropped pin. You can see the map above, or get a full look at the interactive Google map at this link. As a big picture, … [read full article]

John Legere finally gets a reaction from Sprint CEO on Twitter

John Legere likes to berate the competition, quite publicly, on Twitter. And during the Superbowl event yesterday evening he took time to aim his jibes at Sprint’s commercials. Something which the CEO himself has said he does to try and get a response. This time he got one. Sort of. Half-assed commercial, half-assed data speeds. #typical @sprint. #SprintLikeHell — John Legere (@JohnLegere) February 2, 2015[read full article]

ICYMI: Kim Kardashian and Sarah Silverman’s T-Mobile Superbowl ads

T-Mobile’s hometown football team may have been beaten by Tom Brady in the Superbowl yesterday, but that doesn’t mean there was nothing to enjoy. Perhaps the most talked about feature of the massive sporting event is the marketing. Superbowl ad spots are an opportunity for companies of all kinds to push the boat out and get noticed. And – of course – T-Mo got involved. Our favorite carrier teamed up with a number … [read full article]

T-Mobile, other carriers working to install 4G service on Chicago subway system

If you’re a mobile user in Chicago, the city’s subway system is about to become a much more attractive way to travel. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that his city has struck a deal with T-Mobile and the other three major U.S. carriers to finance a project that’ll modernize the Chicago Transit Authority’s subway system with an upgraded wireless network. The $32.5 million deal will see … [read full article]

T-Mobile has two more Super Bowl ads that star a trio of comedians and a vulture

Apparently that Data Stash ad starring Kim Kardashian West won’t be the only time that we see T-Mobile during the Super Bowl. T-Mobile announced today that it’s got two more spots planned for Sunday’s football game. The first stars Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman and highlights T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling feature. T-Mo says that Handler and Silverman “essentially” wrote the ad themselves based off of … [read full article]

FCC AWS-3 spectrum auction comes to a close with $44.9 billion in bids

It’s officially over! The FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction has officially come to an end, and it was a biggie. The AWS-3 spectrum auction closed with after 341 rounds of bidding, with the total of winning bids finished at $44.899 billion. That’s substantially more than previous spectrum auctions. For example, the AWS-1 auction that took place in 2006 finished at $13.7 billion, while the 700MHz auction in 2008 ended at $18.9 … [read full article]