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T-Mobile Lumia 635 available for pre-order from Microsoft [Update: Removed]

Update: Well that’s no fun. Microsoft just got in touch to inform us that the pre-order page contained inaccurate information, and has been removed.  “Recently a Nokia Lumia 635 pre-order offer for AT&T and T-Mobile customers was published on the Microsoft Store, and was subsequently removed as it included inaccurate information. We expect pricing and availability for the Lumia 635 to be announced by our U.S. carrier partners at a later time. “ Earlier this … [read full article]

T-Mobile Test Drive officially launches today, invites being sent out early

Just a quick reminder for you guys, today is the day T-Mobile originally slated to launch its 7-day test drive program. Users can now sign up to start the #7nightstand with T-Mo and get an iPhone 5s for a week with unlimited calls, texts and data. The iPhone 5s test device must be ordered online. It will be delivered by mail. You must sign for it and be at least 18 … [read full article]

$24 off the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile’s online store

T-Mobile, on Sunday, kicked off a special promotion on its Nexus 5 online. If you buy the device from T-Mobile’s online store and enter code NEXUS5PROMO at checkout, you’ll get $24 off the price. That’ll take it down to an even more affordable $372. Still, some $23 more expensive than the Google Play Store pricing, but you can spread the cost over 24 months using T-Mobile’s EIP and get hooked up … [read full article]

Reuters: Sprint getting close to securing $40B financing for T-Mobile deal

A report published by Reuters late last night claims that Sprint is close to securing the necessary finances for its deal to buy T-Mobile. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Sprint has lined up eight banks to fund the acquisition of TMUS. The debt package exceeds $40 billion and includes a bridge loan of roughly $20 billion from Japan‘s Softbank Corp to Sprint, as well as some $20 billion refinancing of T-Mobile’s existing debt, … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 T-Mobile Test Drive attracts 12,000 people in 36 hours

It’s been just one and a half days since John Legere took to the stage in Seattle to announce the latest stages of Uncarrier. And both are seemingly off to a flying start. In a blog post this morning, the controversial CEO took time out to update us on the early success of T-Mobile Test Drive and Music Freedom. Legere notes that he wants customers from other carriers to come and … [read full article]

Legere apologizes for rape comment during yesterday’s Uncarrier announcement

During last night’s Uncarrier announcement, John Legere’s language was as colorful as it always is. Dropping f-bombs, bulls**ts and all manner of other expletives – save the really graphic ones – in an effort to show how evil and old-fashioned his competitors are. But, he went a little too far when he referred to the way other carriers treat their customers. Referring to AT&T and Verizon, he commented “These high and mighty duopolists that … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 to get T-Mobile VoLTE software update today

Since news went official that T-Mobile was launching its VoLTE service in Seattle a few weeks back, a number of extra cities and markets have been added to the list, but only three handsets have been equipped to make use of it. Until today, only the Galaxy Note 3, LG G Flex and Galaxy Light have received the required carrier update settings via software download. Later today, T-Mo is adding the Galaxy S5 … [read full article]

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]