Archive | May, 2014

LG G3 bringing its 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display to T-Mobile later this summer

It’s finally happened, folks. After starring in more leaks, rumors and teases than anyone could keep track of, the LG G3 today got its official introduction. The LG G3 is the latest Android flagship from the Life’s Good crew and is the follow-up to 2013’s G2. We’ve already got a pretty good idea of what makes the G3 tick thanks to yesterday’s mega-leak, but just in case you need … [read full article]

LG G3 event live stream

Happy G3 day T-Mo fans! I’m here in London covering the LG G3 event for PhoneDog. If you want to catch our coverage as it happens, you can follow the @PhoneDog twitter account live-tweeting. And, since we know the phone is on its way to Magenta at some point, I’ll share any hands on coverage with you guys as well. Stay tuned, it could be one of the exciting phones of 2014.

T-Mobile overtakes Sprint as #3 smartphone buyer

Earlier this week, Reuters published a report stating that when it comes to smartphone purchasing, T-Mobile was the third biggest carrier in Q1. In terms of smartphones, according to research undertaken by Counterpoint, T-Mobile is now closing in on AT&T, having purchased 6 million smartphones, while Sprint purchased 5 million. In terms of smartphones sold, T-Mobile sold 6.9 million while Sprint managed under 5M. Counterpoint also broke down the manufacturer market share for devices sold in the … [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]

Galaxy Note 3, LG G Flex, Galaxy Light VoLTE software updates available

Yesterday, T-Mobile switched its VoLTE service on in Seattle. Alongside the big “switch on”, T-Mo announced that three of its handsets would receive software updates, allowing them to take advantage of VoLTE: Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Light and LG G Flex. Some in the comments were stating that the software update wasn’t showing up immediately after it had been announced by T-Mo. But it did eventually show up yesterday. If you haven’t already done … [read full article]

T-Mobile Voice over LTE live in Seattle

Only recently we’d heard reports that Voice over LTE was on its way to T-Mobile. What that means is that instead of your device dropping to an older network technology to connect your calls, it’ll instead use the LTE network. Which is pretty fantastic news, especially considering the areas currently being refarmed from EDGE to LTE, and the fact that T-Mo is going to be killing off its 2G network over the next … [read full article]

MetroGUARD, insurance from MetroPCS re-branding and price change from July 13

According to a PDF on MetroPCS’ website, the T-Mobile company will be making changes to its phone insurance plan from July 13. MetroGUARD will undergo something of a rebranding and price change. From July 13th, MetroGUARD will be no more. Instead, it’s being replaced by PHP (Premium Handset Protection) which offers the same coverage against damage, loss, theft and out-of-warranty faults. Along with the name change, premiums and deductibles are rising. The … [read full article]