Archive | April, 2013

Ask TmoNews: What Does The MetroPCS Merger Mean For Me?

With the shareholder vote behind us, the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger is free to close and is expected to do next Tuesday.  With that closing date just 96 hours away, it’s time to take a step back and understand how this deal will affect you, the T-Mobile customer. The truth is that for now, you won’t see any changes other than the continuation of T-Mobile’s new UNCarrier/Simple Choice strategies as they refarm their network … [read full article]

Deal Alert: Walmart Prices The HTC One At $148.00 With Two-Year Agreement

Disappointed by the lofty price tag Best Buy is throwing out for Classic Plan subscribers at $299? Here’s some good news as Walmart is undercutting Best Buy by slightly more than 50% with a $148 price tag on the HTC One. Quantities are limited and not all Walmart locations will have them in stock, but if you can find it, buy it. Don’t ask questions, don’t stop and consider it, just … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 521 Makes Early Appearance On Home Shopping Network Website

After a surprise announcement yesterday that had the Lumia 521 ready for an April 27th launch on the Home Shopping Network, it’s gone live a bit early. As the below image indicates, orders are already processing with the requisite car charger and screen protector included for the $149.95 price tag. The Lumia 521 is powered by Windows Phone 8 and features a 4? display, 5 megapixel camera, 720p HD … [read full article]

T-Mobile Set To Launch New LTE Markets In May, Two Dozen Markets In June

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T-Mobile’s LTE rollout has already gotten under way with seven markets live and serving the customers in those markets. Seven markets may seem small compared to the depth of competitors rollouts, but T-Mobile is set to bump their LTE market count in the coming weeks with a number of launches in May and a rumored two dozen markets going live in June. T-Mobile is expected to have more than … [read full article]

Washington State Attorney General Has A Bone To Pick With T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Offer

  Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has laid down the gauntlet and ordered T-Mobile to alter its “deceptive advertising.” Ferguson has taken issue with a component of the new UNcarrier plan that involves consumers paying full price for their smartphone. Consumers who opt for the monthly installment plan will pay a monthly installment charge to cover the cost of the device. Customers who leave early will have to pay the full … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Lumia 521 Availability For April 27th…On The Home Shopping Network

Yes, you read that title correctly as T-Mobile announced availability for the Lumia 521 this morning. Beginning April 27th, television retailer HSN will introduce T-Mobile’s exclusive Lumia 521 for $149.95 bundled with a car charger and screen protector. The Lumia 521 will also be available for $149 at Microsoft retail stores and Walmart on T-Mobile’s $30 no contract unlimited web and text plan. Mind you those prices are for the full retail … [read full article]

MetroPCS Releases First Quarter Numbers, Expects T-Mobile Deal To Close April 30th

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As MetroPCS shareholders voted in favor of a merger with T-Mobile yesterday, the company announced its first quarter 2013 financials. The good news is that MetroPCS is making money with a new income of $19.4 million for the first quarter, down from $21 million a year ago. Metro announced that they expect the T-Mobile deal to close on April 30th. Metro … [read full article]

Best Buy Finally Puts The HTC One Up For Sale, $299 With Two-Year Contract

Classic Plan customers take note as the HTC One makes its return to the Best Buy website in 32GB flavor for $299 with contract. The One had originally surfaced on the Best Buy website earlier this month as a $249 pre-order, but was quickly taken down. The pricing is only good for Classic Plan customers and requires a two-year agreement, something Best Buy hopes to rectify as … [read full article]

T-Mobile FINALLY Rolling Out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean To The HTC One S

What a great way to start the news day and no, your eyes are not deceiving you HTC One S owners, Jelly Bean is here, it’s really really here. The Android 4.1.1 update weighs in at a hefty 675.49MB and due to its size, can only be downloaded over a Wi-Fi connection. The update brings the usual fare of an updated user interface to the Android experience in addition to several … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Twitter Account Provides New New Galaxy S 4 In-Store Release Dates

The saga of the Galaxy S 4 inventory delay continues as T-Mobile’s @tmobilehelp Twitter account has dropped word on the new in-store availability for the flagship smartphone. Pushing things back from May 1st to May 8th, the Galaxy S 4 will start off available at “select” stores two weeks from today and expand to nationwide availability at all of T-Mobile’s retail locations on May 15th. Samsung’s inventory problems have already … [read full article]