Tag Archives: Rumors

Final Sprint, T-Mobile merger deal details being ironed out between SoftBank, DT

A report from Asian publication, Nikkei, claims that SoftBank is nearing a deal which would pave the way for the long-rumored Sprint, T-Mobile merger. The report claims that the basic agreement between the Japanese carrier and Deutsche Telekom is in place, and just the final details need ironing out. SoftBank is purportedly seeking to buy more than 50% of T-Mobile US shares from German telecoms giant, Deutsche Telekom, which currently owns a majority … [read full article]

Accessories on EIP: A few more details [Update: $250 limit per line]

Last week we were informed by our sources that T-Mobile is planning to make accessories available on its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). In its current state, customers can buy phones and tablets without paying anything up front, instead, spreading the cost over 24 months interest-free. And the same will be possible with premium accessories from July 20th, at least, if the memo … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin offering accessories on EIP, starting July 20

Accessories have become a bigger part of the picture when it comes to smartphone sales in recent days. Particularly when it comes to smartwatches and audio products like Beats’ headphones. But they don’t come cheap. A pair of Beats Solo HD earphones will set you back $199 at a T-Mobile retail store, or online at T-Mobile.com. Likewise, a Gear Fit will cost you the same, as will the Gear 2 Neo. A Gear … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G3 set for July 16 release, Galaxy Tab 4 and Xperia T2 Ultra one week later

While we’ve known for a while that T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers will be stocking the upcoming LG G3, we didn’t have any specific release date for anyone but Verizon. Our inside sources tell us we can expect the impressive LG flagship to land on T-Mo’s store shelves on July 16th. Which – if correct – would put it a day earlier than VZW’s launch date. The LG G3′s spec list … [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]

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]

[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]