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OOKLA Speedtest App being removed from throttling?

Not everyone on T-Mobile is subscribed to one of its unlimited high-speed data plans. Some are on the lower plans which restrict data speeds once you hit your allocated allowance. Today, we’ve learned that T-Mobile is removing OOKLA’s Speedtest app from network throttling. What that means is that those who have hit their cap, and are being throttled, they’ll be able to use the Speedtest app and still see the true network speeds … [read full article]

Catch up on T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5.0/6.0 event [video]

For those of you who may have missed the Uncarrier event yesterday, you’ll be glad to know that CNET uploaded a video of the entire event to its YouTube channel yesterday. At the time, it was live-streamed. And, being YouTube, you can watch it over and over again, to your heart’s content. The event kicks off at around 20mins in. Personally I’m delighted I can catch up. It was 2am on this side of the pond when … [read full article]

T-Mo’s latest moves are certainly attractive, but are they Un-carrier?

Un-carrier, a term T-Mobile has coined since just over a year ago. To me, it means doing things no other carrier would. Or at least, getting there first. It’s about making moves that will change the industry for the better. It’s about the big picture, not about just making it easier to join your business and become paying customers. It’s why its earliest move was to do away with the old subsidized phone … [read full article]

Tonight’s Uncarrier 5.0 event will be live-streamed [link]

T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier phase is going to be unveiled at a special event in the company’s home town of Seattle, at the Paramount Theater. It’s due to kick off at 6pm Pacific Time (9pm Eastern) and run for approximately 1 hour. More importantly, the event is going to be live streamed. If you want to tune in and watch the event as it happens, hit this link. As for what … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering to buy spectrum from smaller rivals

According to a report at NYPost, T-Mobile is putting together a back-up plan in case the merger with Sprint doesn’t go through. T-Mo has purportedly been offering to buy low-band spectrum from a number of smaller carriers to help boost its network performance in major built-up areas like New York City. Earlier this year, the company sealed a major deal to buy low-band 700MHz spectrum from Verizon. Spectrum which – as of yet … [read full article]

Legere reacts to Amazon phone AT&T exclusive rumor

Over the past couple of days, rumors have cropped up online claiming that the Amazon phone could end up as an AT&T exclusive. The device – which many are expecting to be launched tomorrow – drew comparison to the failed “Facebook Phone”, aka HTC First, which famously lasted only one month. It’s rare for John Legere to pass up an opportunity to goad his competitors, and he didn’t disappoint this time out: Let’s … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mobile joins Verizon as top Chicago carrier

T-Mobile’s network has been coming on leaps and bounds over the past year. Looking at the results discovered in the Fastest Mobile Networks report from earlier this month made the improvement incredibly clear. And not just that, we’ve been receiving news of 2G to 4G upgrades, LTE network improvements and VoLTE going live in a number of cities across the country. And slowly, but surely, RootMetrics’ own reports are starting to show the … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO: Less resistance from regulators on merger over the past few months

In an interview with reporters in Tokyo early this morning, Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s CEO has been discussing the state of the U.S. market and the possibility of consolidation between Sprint and another carrier. He claims that over the past few months there has been new movement from regulators in regard to their feelings on any merger. Son believes there is less resistance now than there was at the beginning of the year, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s rooted

Rooting carrier locked devices can often be a tricky task. Especially since almost all come with a locked bootloader. But Sony Xperia Z1s users will be glad to know their chosen device has been successfully rooted. The root exploit was found by XDA devs, jcase and beaups and announced yesterday on a XDA developers forum. Interestingly, it was found when the developers discovered an exploit for the Z2 and Z2 tablet. So, if … [read full article]

[Update - Images] T-Mobile changes upcoming: Simplified billing, no prorated charges, and EIP included from first bill

We’ve been hearing little snippets here and there about a few changes that could be coming up as part of Uncarrier 5.0, but one seemingly steady feature on the list is billing. T-Mobile is going to be changing its entire billing system, to make it simpler for customers to understand by including and removing current features. Whether it is as part of Uncarrier 5.0, or not, changes are coming. First up is prorated charges. … [read full article]