Archive | June, 2014

Watch the Google I/O 2014 keynote live

Google I/O is kicking off right about now, with it’s long awaited keynote. The big focus this year will apparently be on wearable technology. From Glass to Android Wear smartwatches, we should see some tasty updates. More importantly for phone fans like yourselves, we’d be very surprised if the next version of Android wasn’t on show. If embedded the live stream video above, but if that doesn’t work for you, head on over to Google’s and YouTube … [read full article]

Further T-Mo network upgrades spotted in Cleveland, Charlotte and Philadelphia

Recently the number of network upgrade notices hitting my inbox have been ridiculous. And so, providing I get sent enough, I’m going to start rounding them up once or twice per week. This week, readers have informed me of multiple VoLTE sightings, as well as 2G to 4G network upgrades and some speedier LTE. Surprisingly, a lot of them have been in North Carolina. VoLTE To kick it off, we’ve had 4 separate … [read full article]

T-Mobile still has some way to go with network coverage perception

It’s no secret that most U.S. consumers see T-Mobile as being a carrier which offers less reliable, and less expansive coverage than AT&T and Verizon. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen comments on this blog about coverage just disappearing outside metro areas. And a survey by research firm, NPD, shows that perception of T-Mo’s network is still not strong. In a survey of 2,500 wireless subscribers, T-Mobile came out … [read full article]

UpgradeSwap stops buying used T-Mobile phones [Update x2: Correction]

UPDATE: T-Mobile got in touch to correct some of the information being shared by UpgradeSwap. Customers buying used devices can – in fact – check their devices to see if they’re financed, or if they’re clear. You can check that link here: http://www.t-mobile.com/verifyIMEI.aspx “If a customer wants to purchase a T-Mobile phone and is checking the IMEI number, they should be using our tool for the correct information.”  UPDATE #2: UpgradeSwap also got … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lumia 635 available for pre-order from Microsoft [Update: Removed]

Update: Well that’s no fun. Microsoft just got in touch to inform us that the pre-order page contained inaccurate information, and has been removed.  “Recently a Nokia Lumia 635 pre-order offer for AT&T and T-Mobile customers was published on the Microsoft Store, and was subsequently removed as it included inaccurate information. We expect pricing and availability for the Lumia 635 to be announced by our U.S. carrier partners at a later time. “ Earlier this … [read full article]

T-Mobile Test Drive officially launches today, invites being sent out early

Just a quick reminder for you guys, today is the day T-Mobile originally slated to launch its 7-day test drive program. Users can now sign up to start the #7nightstand with T-Mo and get an iPhone 5s for a week with unlimited calls, texts and data. The iPhone 5s test device must be ordered online. It will be delivered by mail. You must sign for it and be at least 18 … [read full article]

$24 off the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile’s online store

T-Mobile, on Sunday, kicked off a special promotion on its Nexus 5 online. If you buy the device from T-Mobile’s online store and enter code NEXUS5PROMO at checkout, you’ll get $24 off the price. That’ll take it down to an even more affordable $372. Still, some $23 more expensive than the Google Play Store pricing, but you can spread the cost over 24 months using T-Mobile’s EIP and get hooked up … [read full article]

Reuters: Sprint getting close to securing $40B financing for T-Mobile deal

A report published by Reuters late last night claims that Sprint is close to securing the necessary finances for its deal to buy T-Mobile. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Sprint has lined up eight banks to fund the acquisition of TMUS. The debt package exceeds $40 billion and includes a bridge loan of roughly $20 billion from Japan‘s Softbank Corp to Sprint, as well as some $20 billion refinancing of T-Mobile’s existing debt, … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 T-Mobile Test Drive attracts 12,000 people in 36 hours

It’s been just one and a half days since John Legere took to the stage in Seattle to announce the latest stages of Uncarrier. And both are seemingly off to a flying start. In a blog post this morning, the controversial CEO took time out to update us on the early success of T-Mobile Test Drive and Music Freedom. Legere notes that he wants customers from other carriers to come and … [read full article]