Archive | December, 2013

RootMetrics results show huge T-Mobile speed jump, but still behind Verizon/AT&T in Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas has been something of a popular talking point among T-Mobile watchers over the past couple of months. It’s one of the first places in the States to show signs of the faster 20+20 LTE network lighting up. RootMetrics has published its most recent results from the area, and it’s generally good news. Since the test in March … [read full article]

Upgrade and Save offers coming on December 11, $0 down on 32GB iPhone 5c, Note III and more [Rumor]

T-Mobile is hitting the holiday season hard. From Black Friday the company’s been rolling out a variety of special offers, including $0 down on handsets like the iPhone 5s and 5c, which have since gone back up in terms of initial down payment cost. The next stage of the holiday discounts, according to one of our sources, is the second phase of an “Upgrade and Save” holiday offer. Select users who are due … [read full article]

Android 4.3 finally arriving for Galaxy Note 2 users

A little later than expected, but I guess late is always better than never. Android 4.3 has finally arrived for the Galaxy Note 2, a week or so later than was planned. A handful of readers have emailed/tweeted us to inform us that new software is available to download now. It should be available as an OTA update, but if it’s not showing up automatically, head on over to the settings menu and … [read full article]

Motorola Moto G – Unboxing and First Impressions [Video]

Once I found out the Moto G would be available in a model supporting T-Mobile’s bands, I’ve been meaning to get hold of it, and give you guys the rundown and review it. Today was the day I finally managed to snag one. Let’s get this out the way first: This phone isn’t meant to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S4, HTC One or even the Nexus 5. Just a quick glance down the spec … [read full article]

LG Optimus F3Q press image leaked

A T-Mobile-bound LG handset has just had its press image leaked by the ever prolific @evleaks. The QWERTY-equipped horizontal slider looks to be an exclusive to the magenta carrier. Details are on the low side. We don’t really know what to expect from the handset in terms of specs, pricing or release date. There are rumors that it could feature a 4-inch display and a 1.2GHz processor, but we can only guess … [read full article]

T-Mobile calls out AT&T’s new mobile share plans as “complicated” and expensive

AT&T announced some new shared family plans this week. And I’ve been debating on whether or not to call them out on it for the past day or two. It’s hard not to find criticism when looking at the carrier’s efforts at “competing” with T-Mobile. Despite having a larger subscriber base, it clearly feels threatened by Tmo’s moves this year, and – not for the first time – has unveiled new … [read full article]

New $35 unlimited talk and text prepaid plan coming on December 8th – UPDATE: Official Statement

When it comes to value for money, few carriers come close to offering what T-Mobile does. And that value spreads to the pay in advance plans, and is set to get even better. According a recent Field Sales News update, Tmo is set to offer a new plan for a limited time. For $35, from December 8th, you’ll be able to get unlimited talk and text. This plan is very much aimed at … [read full article]