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Fastest Mobile Networks 2014 is happening, get testing your T-Mo phones with Sensorly

Every carrier likes to claim that it has the best network around. And John Legere likes to point out that most claims are based on old, paid-for “independent” testing, and that in real life use, T-Mobile has the fastest LTE network. Data from Ookla’s SpeedTest.net would suggest that Magenta users have it good, and it’s only going to get better. But now’s your chance to contribute to an official survey to find out … [read full article]

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on its way for the T-Mobile Xperia Z1s?

Being on T-Mobile can often mean software updates coming a little later than they do elsewhere in the world, or sometimes on other U.S. carriers. Having been released late last year, the Xperia Z1s is yet to be updated to Android 4.4.2. But that could be about to change. XperiaBlog reports on some findings online at PTCRB showing certified software versions. Firmware build 14.3.D.0.183 was certified last month and could be set to … [read full article]

T-Mo customers using 28 times more data internationally than before

Just 8 months ago T-Mobile pulled a fantastic Un-carrier phase out of its proverbial bag. By offering free roaming abroad, T-Mo got rid of one of the biggest restrictions on international travelers. And the data shows it’s working. This morning T-Mobile announced some key figures showing just how successful the international roaming phase has been. Customers are calling 3 times more, texting 7 times more and using 28 times more data than they … [read full article]

T-Mobile 4G LTE lights up at Coamo, Puerto Rico

We never get tired of hearing about T-Mobile’s network getting bigger and better. Today one of our readers got in touch to let us know that 4G LTE has just gone live in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Submitting a speed test yielded results of around 23Mbps down and 6Mbps up. Not quite the speeds of Dallas, but, you still can’t beat the feeling of upgrading from 3G/HSPA to LTE. As always, we love hearing … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom wants $1 billion in compensation if proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger falls through

AT&T failed terribly when it attempted to buy out Deutsche Telekom’s controlling share in T-Mobile US back in 2011. In fact, because of the way the deal was structured and clauses put in place, T-Mo received compensation of around $4 billion including $1 billion worth of wireless spectrum. So it’s no surprise to hear that if a bid from SoftBank was to finally materialise, and a Sprint/T-Mobile merger failed, Deutsche Telekom would want … [read full article]

Dish Chairman ponders T-Mobile bid, if Sprint merger comes to nothing

“I wasn’t a very good poker player but when a bunch of drunken fools were throwing money around occasionally I was able to pick up the pot at the end of the day.” Those are the words of Dish Chairman, Charlie Ergen, on his approach to the possibility of bidding for T-Mobile or DirecTV. Dish doesn’t “have the kind of money to go outbid Sprint for T-Mobile or outbid AT&T for DirecTV,” he … [read full article]

Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse speaks on T-Mo merger and John Legere “egging” him on

Yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse made an appearance on Bloomberg’s Market Matters where he discussed a handful of topics, including the rumored merger of Sprint and T-Mobile as well as his competitive relationship with Magenta’s CEO, John Legere. Of course, all of us want to hear from the horse’s mouth whether or not there’s any truth in the merger rumors. But as you’d expect, Hesse wasn’t keen to outright state “yes, it’s happening”. … [read full article]