Tag Archives: T-Mobile

T-Mobile ASUS-made Personal Cellspot planned, as new LTE Cel-Fi booster appears again

We have two bits of really interesting information to share with you today in regards to T-Mobile’s plan to bring great coverage to everyone, both indoors and outdoors. And we’ll begin with the new stuff first, and perhaps the most interesting from a networking perspective. . ASUS Cellspot Router Buried within T-Mobile’s site is a reference to an unreleased Femtocell product. For reference, these work in a similar manner to microcells offered by other carriers. Unlike T-Mo’s … [read full article]

New Moto X announced, model XT1092 is band 12 compatible

Although T-Mobile’s 700MHz network has only been tested in a few locations so far, not many customers have had a chance to experience its performance. Unlike the company’s higher frequencies, band 12 is touted as being stronger, and better at penetrating building walls, meaning you’ll get a steady LTE signal even when you’re indoors. Currently, only the Galaxy Avant is compatible but if recent news is anything to go by, there could be … [read full article]

MetroPCS expands to 10 new markets, offers extra data free to customers

The MetroPCS team has been “crushing it” according to T-Mobile’s latest press release, and I’m inclined to agree. T-Mobile’s darker purple side is now available in ten new markets, and is celebrating by giving its customers extra data on the plans. MetroPCS customers on the $40 plan will get 1GB of data each month, doubling it from 500MB. $50 plan subscribers get an extra 500MB too, boosting their allowance from 2.5GB to 3GB … [read full article]

T-Mobile to raise new debt in order to purchase AWS-3 spectrum at auction?

In a press release yesterday, T-Mobile announced that it would be seeking to raise new debt, to raise cash for general corporate purposes. Although the earlier release didn’t state how much was going to be raised, a further announcement was made later yesterday evening which did.  “T-Mobile USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary,has agreed to sell $1,300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1,700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes … [read full article]

Iliad purportedly in talks with private-equity firms to raise cash for T-Mobile bid

According to Bloomberg‘s sources, Iliad is talking to yet more companies in order to raise more capital for its attempt to take over T-Mobile. Iliad is a name which I (and I suspect, many of you) had never come across until it opted to submit an audacious bid to buy a 56% stake in T-Mobile US in July. The move was announced just days before Sprint [read full article]

15+15 LTE pops up in Ludlow, MA

T-Mobile’s network upgrades are gathering pace as we near yet another major Uncarrier announcement. One of the latest towns to see T-Mo’s “Data Strong” wideband is Ludlow in Massachusetts. A reader there sent us a screenshot of his iPhone’s Serving Cell Info screen within the Field Test mode. As you can see, it shows the cell site as serving 15MHz up and down. Various other upgrades are going on … [read full article]

Uncarrier 7.0 is coming – T-Mobile sends invites for September 10th event

Invites are out! T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier initiative is officially happening the day after Apple announces its next iPhone. The invitation simply states “This time it’s personal”, with the date set for September 10th at 12:30pm local time in San Francisco.  That’s 3:30pm Eastern time/2:30pm Central. Oddly enough, T-Mobile isn’t using an iconic theater or conference center to announce its next Uncarrier move. Instead, it’s taking place at the T-Mobile store at the corner … [read full article]

FCC fines T-Mobile $819k for failing to offer enough hearing aid-compatible phones in ’09/10

The FCC has published a forfeiture order informing T-Mobile that it must pay a penalty of $819,000 for failing to meet requirements to sell a certain number of hearing aid compatible phones. T-Mo – according to the FCC – “willfully and repeatedly violated Sections 20.19(c)(2) and 20.19 (d)(2).” This news was only published in a full report by the FCC a couple of days go, and comes more than 4 years after the initial … [read full article]

Original Sidekick retro phone review [video]

Some of you who follow me on Twitter will know I’ve been running a series of retro phone reviews over on PhoneDog’s YouTube channel. Today was one of particular interest to TmoNews readers and T-Mo fans alike. So I though I’d share it with you. Having originally launched in 2002, the T-Mobile Sidekick became of the most instantly-recognizable phones on the market. Its iconic 180-degree rotating display and awesome physical keyboard made it stand out in a … [read full article]

Next iPhone will be unveiled on September 9

Earlier today, Apple finally sent out official invitations to a special event it’s holding on September 9th. The invite said very little, and didn’t give any of the usual clues we might try to find in a cryptic Apple invitations. “9.9.2014″ and “Wish we could say more” is the extent of the message. That, and part of the iconic Apple logo in the background. Many pundits looking in to things far too deeply … [read full article]