Tag Archives: T-Mobile

Kyodo: SoftBank’s offer to buy T-Mobile accepted by DT

There’s a headline you perhaps didn’t want to read this morning. The morning after its chief appeared on stage at Re/code’s conference, reports are circling that SoftBank’s offer for Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile US has been accepted. The news comes via Japanese publication, Kyodo. The site claims that Masayoshi Son proposed the move in a meeting with top T-Mo and DT executives earlier this month. Response from Magenta and Deutsche Telekom … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 event scheduled for June 18

Invites are out, and it’s official. Uncarrier 5.0 is coming in June. T-Mobile today sent out invites to select members of the press to join them in Los Angeles on June 18. The tagline – “we don’t play it safe and sound” – encapsulates everything about the Uncarrier movement so far. Gradually stripping away pain points customers have virtually considered just part and parcel of owning a smartphone. Whether that’s having subside phone … [read full article]

T-Mobile HD Voice tested, compared with AT&T standard call [sound clips]

For years we’ve been making phone calls with sub-quality audio. We’ve done so, because it’s the only option we’ve had. Arguably, some phones have had better clarity than others due to stronger reception, or a better earpiece. But, a key change had to be made, and it’s happening now. HD Voice is the next generation cellular call quality, and by all accounts, it really does make a difference. As noted by PC Mag:[read full article]

Cel-Fi T-Mobile signal boosters now available to buy from Nextivity (again)

Thanks to some great spotting from Peter Cohen at iMore, we now know the new, improved Cel-Fi signal boosters (model RS224) from Nextivity are now available to Pre-Order, with shipping forecasted for the end of this month. Cel-Fi for those unaware is a signal booster to use in your home. These models have been designed to boost low signal up to 4-5 bars of 3G/4G coverage in the home. Unlike AT&T’s … [read full article]

T-Mo friendly LG G3 shows up in FCC filing

LG’s long rumored G3 is set to be unveiled at an event (or events) across the world next Tuesday, May 27, but the big question for us has been: Will it make its way to Magenta? According to a regulatory filing with the FCC, it almost certainly will. Perhaps no surprise, given the sheer number of LG devices available on T-Mo these days. myLGphones reports that model number is LG-D851 and will work … [read full article]

Walmart now selling budget Trio and HP T-Mobile tablets with Free Data for Life

T-Mobile announced early this morning that it has partnered with Walmart to sell Magenta-connected tablets. Priced at just $179-$229, they’ll surely entice the casual tech shopper to get onboard T-Mo’s network. What’s more, customers will also be able to take advantage of the Free Data for Life offer, giving them 200MB each month to use. The two tablets on offer through Walmart are the $179 Trio AXS 3G (a quad-core device with a … [read full article]

FCC a little more open to a Sprint, T-Mobile merger?

A report from the Wall Street Journal today states that some commissioners at the FCC aren’t totally against a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile. The deal would see the third and fourth most popular carriers in the States combine and create a much larger carrier, and one which could compete with Verizon and AT&T more effectively. As you’re all aware, in the past, Tom Wheeler Chairman of the FCC has expressed concerns over … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s upcoming MVNO, Univision Mobile to offer unlimited international texts and calls to Latin America

Yesterday we revealed plans that T-Mobile is planning on launching a brand new prepaid MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as soon as next week. This new prepaid carrier will work exclusively on T-Mobile’s service and is being aimed directly at the Hispanic market. Univision – of course – is already a very well-known brand among the Hispanic community, and one which T-Mobile can leverage … [read full article]

ZTE Concord II on its way to T-Mobile and Metro PCS, features 4-inch display, 5MP camera

Over the past couple of years a couple of Chinese brands have emerged from the darkness of manufacturing handsets for other brands, and instead producing phones with their own moniker stamped on the shell. One of those brands, ZTE, is set to launch and Android-powered phone on T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The Concord II smartphone is equipped with a 4-inch, 800×480 resolution display and a 5MP camera sensor. Powering this low-end device is a … [read full article]