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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]

T-Mo Galaxy Avant test unit leaked – Hints at another Uncarrier 5 phase: Phone unlocking?

Recently, evleaks got hold of an official pre-release press image of an upcoming Samsung device for T-Mobile: Galaxy Avant. Today, we’ve also been given some images of a test unit and a piece of information regarding a very interesting piece of software preloaded on the device. This particular device has model number “sm-g386t”, has 16GB storage and comes loaded with Android 4.4.2. Like the press image … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 rumor predicts simplified pricing inclusive of tax

Uncarrier 5.0 is upon us. On June 18th, T-Mobile’s set to use an event in its home city of Seattle to announce the next phase of its industry-changing plans. And a rumor published by PhoneArena purports that T-Mo is set to – yet again – remove a customer pain point by drastically changing the way it works out your monthly bill. Currently, in the market – as all of you are aware – your … [read full article]

T-Mobile brand to remain if Sprint merger’s approved, $2B compensation if blocked?

You may be sick to the back teeth of analysis and speculation on the purported deal between Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank to merge Sprint and T-Mobile in to one giant carrier capable of matching Verizon and AT&T. But, some further rumor mill spinning took place today at CNBC. And – if true – it could see the success, or failure of a merger leaving T-Mo in a better state than it is now. … [read full article]

T-Mobile 2G upgrade to 4G network seemingly well underway

When T-Mobile announced earlier this year that it would be upgrading its 2G network to 4G, it’s fair to say our attention was grabbed. T-Mobile’s reputation of having great, fast coverage in major cities and having poor coverage elsewhere has been a big hindrance to many people joining the carrier. But times – as the famous song goes – are a-changing. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been informed by a good … [read full article]

Yet more VoLTE sightings in Philadelphia, Chattanooga and Alexandria, Washington DC

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m completely in awe of the speed at which T-Mobile’s network team has been running lately. Since officially announcing its existence in Seattle, T-Mobile’s VoLTE service has been spotted in a huge number of other locations. And we’ve been trying to keep track of them all here on TmoNews. Today we bring you a further three sightings we’ve been informed of over the past few days. TmoNews readers and T-Mo customers from Philadelphia, … [read full article]

Fastest Mobile Networks 2014 results are out, T-Mo LTE finishes 2nd

Over the past few weeks, PCMag – in partnership with Sensorly, TmoNews and a handful of other publications – has been collecting all kinds of network, carrier and handset data from across the U.S. And you’ll be pleased to know that – overall – T-Mobile scored very well. Particularly in LTE and 3G (4G HSPA) speed tests. As well as collecting data from real users, like yourselves, PCMag sent out three cars to … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint users’ mobile data consumption soars above VZW/ATT

Over the past year, both Sprint and T-Mobile have made changes to their plans to make them more competitive, undercutting their main rivals and being more generous with mobile internet allowances usage. And it’s starting to pay off – for the consumer – if data collected by Macquarie Capital is anything to go by. In the first quarter of this year, T-Mobile users on average used over 2.5GB of mobile data each month, with … [read full article]