Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile ‘dumbfounded’ by YouTube’s stance toward Binge On

T-Mobile recently responded to YouTube’s criticism of Binge On, saying that calling what the service does “throttling” is misleading. Fast-forward to today and some T-Mo executives speaking at an investor conference took the opportunity to defend Binge On once again. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert responded to YouTube’s complaints by saying that T-Mo is “dumbfounded” about why YouTube might thing that enabling Binge … [read full article]

LG K7 officially coming to T-Mobile and MetroPCS

Earlier this week, LG revealed its new K Series, a lineup “mass-tier offerings” running Android. And now we know that one of the new K Series phones will hit T-Mobile and MetroPCS. T-Mobile has confirmed that the LG K7 will hit both its Magenta shelves as well as MetroPCS. Launch and pricing details will be revealed later, but considering the K7’s spec list, I wouldn’t imagine that it’ll be … [read full article]

BlackBerry Priv confirmed to be launching at T-Mobile on January 26

Way back in August 2015, we first heard that the BlackBerry Priv would launch at T-Mobile. And five months later, that bit of information has finally been confirmed. BlackBerry and T-Mobile announced today that the Priv will launch at T-Mobile on January 26. Pricing hasn’t been disclosed, but BlackBerry sells unlocked Priv units for $699, and so T-Mobile’s asking price probably won’t be too far off. The good news is … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares early Q4 and full-year results, says 8.3 million customers added in 2015

T-Mobile will reveal its Q4 2015 and full-year 2015 results in February, but they couldn’t wait until then to share some of the good news. T-Mobile reports that in Q4 2015, they added 2.1 million total customers, a figure that includes 1.3 million postpaid subs and 469,000 prepaid users. That means that Q4 2015 was the 11th quarter in a row that T-Mo added more than 1 million new … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL bringing Windows 10 Mobile to T-Mobile shelves

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed to me that the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will be sold for $0 down, 23 payments of $5.84, and 1 final payment of $5.67, or for a full price of $139.99.   Several months after T-Mobile pulled the Microsoft Lumia 640 from its shelves, a new Windows phone is coming to take its place. The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile will launch … [read full article]

ZTE Avid Plus launching at T-Mobile on January 20 for $115, MetroPCS release also planned

There hasn’t been a ton of T-Mobile news at CES this year, but ZTE is giving us a little something with the announcement of a new Android phone. The ZTE Avid Plus will launch at T-Mobile on January 20, with a release on MetroPCS “coming soon.” Pricing will be set at $114.99. As you might expect, the ZTE Avid Plus has an entry-level spec list to match its price. … [read full article]

Binge On criticisms continue with EFF report that says T-Mobile’s service is ‘just throttling’

Binge On has been the target of a lot of criticism lately, most notably from YouTube, which said that T-Mobile was “throttling all video services” on its network. Now another big report has come out that condemns T-Mo’s big Un-carrier move. The Electronic Frontier Foundation today published a new report on Binge on that says that, … [read full article]