Tag Archives: T-Mobile

New carrier phone unlock regulation active from today

Although the agreement made between carriers and the FCC was virtually finalized in 2013, carriers from today can’t say no to customer requests to unlock their phones. Providing they are no longer under contract, or have any installments to pay. Once unlocked, you’re free to use your handset on which ever compatible carrier your heart desires. Up until now, carriers only had to meet three of six criteria set out in the agreement. … [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]

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]

Superbowl mobile traffic: T-Mobile network proves fastest in Phoenix Stadium

More people than ever before tuned in during the Patriots’ defeat of the Seahawks last weekend. And while Superbowl itself proved more popular than it ever has been on TV, it was in and around the venue where we get the most interesting mobile network story of the weekend. First up, we talk speed. T-Mobile’s network in the University of Phoenix Stadium area proved to offer the best download speeds of the four … [read full article]

Univision Mobile adds international calling, texting and roaming to its plans

Last year, T-Mobile teamed up with Univision to create a new prepaid brand aimed at the Hispanic market. Today, the company announced a new benefit to choosing its affordable price plans. Depending which plan you choose, you’re allotted a specific amount of international calling and roaming. The new plans break down as follows: $30 plan – No 4G LTE data – Unlimited international texting plus … [read full article]