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MetroPCS now offering budget Android smartphones for just $29

MetroPCS, from today, is going to start offering three of its budget smartphones for just $29 to any new or existing customer signing up to one of its $50 or $60 plans. The devices on offer are the LG Optimus L70, Kyocera Hydro LIFE and the Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2. LG’s Optimus L70 features a 4.5-inch screen, 5MP camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 2,040 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4. KitKat. Alacatel’s OneTouch … [read full article]

T-Mobile network gaining ground, Verizon still dominates in latest nationwide RootMetrics report

Very early this morning, RootMetrics published the most recent US mobile network performance review. This report shows an overview of which carriers offer the best network experience across the country, in metro and state-wide areas. In some ways it makes great reading for T-Mobile fans. In other ways, it shows how far the carrier still has to go before it can match Verizon and AT&T on a national scale. But … [read full article]

FCC’s estimated bids for upcoming 600MHz auction “undervalues” spectrum according to broadcasters

Last Friday, the FCC updated information on its upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction, increasing the estimated opening bids from an estimate released in October. However, the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition, a broadcaster group, believes that the value predicted is far too low. These opening bid estimates are in relation to the first part of the two-part auction, due to take place in early 2016. This first part will be a “reverse” auction … [read full article]

OnePlus One available without an invitation every Tuesday

The OnePlus One is easily the best phone in its price bracket. In fact, alongside its incredible price point, the one thing that has kept people talking is the company’s unusual – and sometimes controversial – launch and marketing methods. Most frustrating of all was, perhaps, the invite only system. Here was a brilliant handset which didn’t cost very much that you could only get if you managed to snag an invitation. Thankfully, … [read full article]

Android 5.0 Lollipop update for T-Mobile HTC One (M8) landing on Monday, Feb. 9

Good news HTC One (M8) owners, the T-Mobile variant is about to get an update to the sweetest version of Android yet. T-Mo has received the technical approval necessary for the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout, and it will begin showing up OTA on Monday, February 9th. Just two days away. Mo Versi, the manufacturer’s VP of product management confirmed it on his Twitter account last night: HTC One (M8) T-Mobile owners! Lollipop OS … [read full article]

Sprint CEO not fazed by T-Mobile’s momentum

While John Legere is pursuing Sprint and seeking to overtake it as the #3 carrier in the U.S., it seems his rival is focussed on more important things. In an interview with CNET, Marcelo Claure revealed that he’s not focussed on who’s number 3 or number 4, but rather on improving its network. “T-Mobile has great momentum,” he said. “I’m focused on fixing the fundamentals whether we’re No. 3 or … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom to sell its UK arm to BT

A report on BBC News yesterday claims that Deutsche Telekom is about to sell its UK arm to BT, the nation’s largest fixed line telecoms operator. In a deal supposedly worth £12.5 billion, BT plans to buy mobile operator, EE. This news comes shortly after the announcement that the T-Mobile brand name in Britain is dead, along with its partner network operator, Orange. If the deal goes through, it would create a massive … [read full article]

Croatia and Paraguay added to Simple Choice international roaming

T-Mobile’s list of countries supported by the free international roaming – as part of Simple Choice – continues to grow. Android Police noticed that Paraguay and Croatia are now included. Since launch, the list of supported countries, where you can get unlimited texting and 2G data roaming free of charge as part of  your Simple Choice plan, has now grown to over 120. Oddly, Vietnam has been removed from the list, and it would seem … [read full article]