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(Updated) Samsung Details US Launch Of Galaxy S 4 Flagship, Available Online Beginning April 24th

Updated: See the bold print in the paragraph below to learn the full release details. Smartphone manufacturers the world over should take note of Samsung’s press release this morning as the Korean company detailed a seven-carrier US launch beginning later this month. Specs for the US Samsung Galaxy S 4 are unchanged as far as we can tell from when we first learned about them, which includes the quad-core processor hitting stateside … [read full article]

(Updated) Ask TmoNews: What Is T-Mobile’s New Device Unlock Policy?

Update: See below.  There seems to be a lot of questions on T-Mobile’s new device unlock policy so I’m hoping to clear the air with the above image. As of April 12th, T-Mobile has enacted new requirements for device unlocks, which differ sharply from the previous unlock policy. As of April 12th, device unlocks on T-Mobile require: Devices must be paid in full (Value Plans) 40 days of active service + and paid … [read full article]

As T-Mobile Drops Contracts, Verizon Moves In The Opposite Direction

  Editors Note: So here’s a story that just hit the wires and it made me think about why I love T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier program…because they aren’t trying to behave like Verizon.  With the release of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans, immediate feedback has been mostly positive, though I admit there’s been a decent amount of confusion as well. Still, as T-Mobile simplifies their rate plan choices with a one-size fits all plan … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile Adds iPhone 4/4S Trade-In Offer For $0 Down Payment On iPhone 5

Updated: After seeing a bunch of questions regarding the credit applying toward a full outright purchase of the iPhone 5, I pinged T-Mobile’s PR and they confirmed the credit applies to full retail purchases.  T-Mobile announced late last night it will supplement its upfront iPhone 5 pricing with a special trade-in offer. The offer, which lasts through Father’s Day on June 16th, will allow well-qualified customers to bring in their iPhone 4S … [read full article]

Best Buy Internal Doc Says Simple Choice Plans Coming At End Of “Fiscal Year”, Classic Plans Still Available

Perhaps one of the most confusing and poorly explained aspects of T-Mobile’s new Simple Choice offering is how it works with third-party retailers and authorized dealers. I’ve tried to do all that I can on my end with TmoNews to help explain that what company-owned channels offer is different from other T-Mobile sales channels. That’s why I found this Best Buy screengrab so useful as it helps explain exactly what you can and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Finally Turns The Tide As Preliminary First Quarter Numbers Show Subscriber Growth

They are setting off fireworks in Bellevue this morning as T-Mobile’s subscriber count showed positive results for the first time in nearly four years. The Magenta carrier released preliminary key customer results prior to their May 8th official release and announced the total customer base had increased 579,000 customers to 34 million. “Our customer experience improvement initiatives and the increase of higher credit quality customers coming over to T-Mobile are resulting in more … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s CEO Is Making The Industry Fun Again With Absolutely No Filter

Ever since T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere took the stage at the company’s CES event back in early January, we knew he had a penchant for saying whatever was on his mind. That same sentiment took center stage again yesterday during the Simple Choice event with Legere kicking things off calling for “Stop the bullshit” in reference to the industry’s traditional subsidy model. If you thought he was done after that, there’s plenty more when he turned … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Big Day: UNcarrier, Simple Choice And Roundup Of News

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Wow, what a day, what a day. Aside from today easily being the best day of traffic in TmoNews’ history and the day that T-Mobile’s CEO calls me out on stage — today marks a historic shift in the US wireless industry. With that in mind, there’s plenty to catch up on. So here’s a list of all of today’s UNcarrier and Simple Choice news for your reading enjoyment: Liveblog: T-Mobile’s … [read full article]