Archive | November, 2013

T-Mobile Moto X gets 4.4 KitKat today!

And, just like that, Android 4.4 for T-Mobile’s Moto X is here. Motorola announced on its blog two days ago that the Verizon version would be updated to KitKat, now the Tmo version has it too. Here’s what’s included: T-Mobile Moto X Android 4.4. update changelog Android™ 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen … [read full article]

20+20 LTE networks popping up, Speed tests show 70Mbps downloads near Plano, Dallas,TX

As part of T-Mobile’s earnings call earlier in the month, one of the big points Tmo’s chiefs wanted to get across was that it was investing heavily in its network coverage. But it’s not just about how much coverage it has, the speeds and performance of the network are key too. As part of the announcement, the carrier stated that it would be launching new, faster … [read full article]

Galaxy Mega on its way to MetroPCS stores on November 25, new markets live today

From November 25th, MetroPCS will begin offering the ginormous Samsung Galaxy Mega. The company announced that it would available to buy from its online stores and from retail outlets. Prices are from $349 (plus tax) for new customers who buy the Mega in a MetroPCS store. That price includes an instant $100 rebate in place “for the holiday season” and a $50 rebate for getting it at a MetroPCS store. The Mega is … [read full article]

T-Mobile to launch new, data-only Simple Choice plans for smartphones tomorrow?

A short while ago, one of our anonymous sources sent us the above screenshot showing some new Simple Choice plans Tmo is supposedly going to implement. Allegedly, they’re due to be released tomorrow. The only other additional information we have is that these are “data-only smartphone plans”. Currently, T-Mobile has a three-tier Simple Choice plan system for individuals. Each offers unlimited talk and text, but with different data allowances. $50 gets you 500MB, … [read full article]

Reminder: Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 on sale in stores from today

Just a short reminder for those of you who may have forgotten/not seen the original announcement. Both the Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 5 are available to buy from T-Mobile retail stores from today. The tablet was previously only available for pre-order online, shipping today. The Nexus 5 was available to order online only from November 14th. In terms of pricing, the Nexus 5 is available for $41.99 down with 24 monthly payments … [read full article]

Reuters: T-Mobile looking to spend $3B on acquiring Verizon’s unused spectrum

Yesterday evening a report broke on Reuters.com with some very interesting news regarding our favorite carrier. According to its sources, T-Mobile US is looking to buy spectrum from its rival, Verizon. As T-Mobile itself has said, the company is looking in to as many avenues as possible to boost its own coverage, with the main challenge being not owning enough spectrum to offer as much coverage as it would like. This … [read full article]

Android 4.3 available for original Tmo Galaxy S3 now

As you may well know, we’ve been trying to pin down a release date for Android 4.3 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the past couple of days. After a leak last month suggested it was coming today, people have been waiting with great anticipation. Sadly, it’s still not here. But things are seemingly moving in the right direction. T-Mobile Galaxy S3 models should now be showing that an OTA update … [read full article]

T-Mobile Xperia Z finally gets Android 4.2 update

I know all of you want to hear about the 4.3 to your Galaxy S4, sadly, I don’t have any more news on that yet. However, if you’re still rocking the Sony Xperia Z, you’ll be glad to know there’s now an update waiting for you. You might not be so glad to know it isn’t Android 4.3. But, an update is better than nothing, right? Android 4.2 is now available to download over the air from … [read full article]

LG Flex could be on its way to T-Mobile

A few days ago, Engadget posted a rumor regarding the upcoming LG Flex, the competitor to Samsung’s curved glass-equipped Round. It had spotted an FCC entry for LG, and initially reported it to be compatible with AT&T only. Since then, the post has been updated and it appears the device will also be compatible with LTE Band 4 (AWS), making it a possibility for T-Mobile as well. Like I said when I dug … [read full article]