Archive | May, 2017

Deutsche Telekom CEO says wireless merger talks likely to happen soon, T-Mobile US included

One day after SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son expressed interested in getting Sprint-T-Mobile deal talks going, the CEO of T-Mo’s parent company has brought up mergers, too. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges has said that it’s likely that wireless merger talks will soon begin and that T-Mobile US will be included in those talks. “It is not only permitted and possible, but now very likely that discussions will get under way concerning various potential strategic combinations … [read full article]

Alcatel A30 Tablet arriving at T-Mobile on May 12 with 8-inch display, Android Nougat

T-Mobile has been home to several Alcatel devices in the past, and tomorrow one more will be hitting T-Mo’s shelves. The Alcatel A30 Tablet is launching at T-Mobile on May 12 at a price of $5 down and $5 per month for 24 months, or $125 total. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll get an Android 7.1 Nougat tablet with an 8-inch 1280×800 display as well as 5-megapixel cameras on its front and rear. Inside … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO would ‘love to begin talks’ about Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Talks of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint have popped up several times in recent years, and they’re happening again today. During a recent news conference, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son expressed interested in merging Sprint and T-Mobile. “Of all potential partners, T-Mobile is the one that would yield the most synergies, the most orthodox choice and we’d sincerely love to begin talks,” Son said, according to Reuters. He went on to say that the existing … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday will include free pet bandana and movie rental

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday goodies have been revealed, and there’s a major focus on pets. T-Mobile customers can score a free T-Mobile pet bandana next Tuesday, complete with paw prints and the T-Mobile logo. You can pick up your bandana at a T-Mobile store. Also coming to T-Mo customers next week is a $7 discount at PetSmart when you spend $7 or more. Do note, though, that you’ll need to be a member of PetSmart’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile SyncUp Drive updated to let you track up to 24 vehicles

T-Mobile’s SyncUp Drive is getting an update today. T-Mobile has announced that SyncUp Drive will now let you manage and track up to 24 vehicles and view them all in the SyncUp Drive app. These vehicles can be customized with unique icons and colors to help you quickly tell them apart, and you can also set geofences and be alerted in the app or with a text when those boundaries are crossed. These new features … [read full article]

T-Mobile REVVL T1 leak reveals image and details of T-Mo’s own-brand phone

Last month, a report claimed that T-Mobile is planning to launch its own device. Details on the mystery product were pretty light at the time, but that’s changing today. The new phones expected to be launched are called the T-Mobile REVVL series, claims a report from Android Authority. The model you see above is said to be the T-Mobile REVVL T1, which reportedly features a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 3000mAh … [read full article]

T-Mobile no longer offering new Free Data for Life tablet activations

UPDATE: T-Mobile sent me the following statement on the end of Free Data for Life: “When we launched Free Data For Life in 2013, 200MB of high-speed data was a lot. Today, customers want unlimited and we’re all in with T-Mobile ONE. Customers who have T-Mobile ONE can add unlimited LTE data on a tablet for just $20 a month with autopay. Nothing changes for current customers with Free Data For Life on a Tablet. They can … [read full article]

Costco offering $150 Cash Card with purchase of T-Mobile Galaxy S8

Looking for another deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8? You may want to visit Costco. The bulk retailer is now running a deal on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that’ll get its members a $150 Costco Cash Card with the purchase of either T-Mobile model. The Costco Cash Card will be delivered via mail-in rebate. Also of note is that this deal includes Samsung’s offer of a free Gear VR with Controller, and Costco … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching Premium Device Protection Plus on May 7

T-Mobile is expanding its device insurance program today with a new Plus tier. Premium Device Protection (PDP) Plus is launching this Sunday, May 7. The service offers all of the features of Premium Device Protection, including protection against loss, theft, and accidental damage, hardware service, remote wipe, and AppleCare, but with a few new features added on top. The first new feature of PDP Plus is McAfee ID Protection. This’ll get you identity theft protection … [read full article]

Buy a T-Mobile Galaxy S8 or S8+, get a free Samsung Gear VR with Controller

When the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched, pre-order customers could score a free Samsung Gear VR to go with their new smartphone. That was a limited time offer, but it looks like a new one has taken its place. Samsung is offering a free Gear VR with Controller to T-Mobile customers that buy a Galaxy S8 or S8+. This offer is available to customers that buy a GS8 or GS8+ between April 28 and May … [read full article]