Posts by Alex Wagner

MetroPCS getting its own versions of Music Freedom and Binge On

Hot on the heels of T-Mobile’s Binge On announcement, T-Mo is showing some love to its MetroPCS customers. MetroPCS is adding Music Unlimited and Data Maximizer features starting November 19. Think of these like the Metro equivalents of Music Freedom and Binge On, with the former letting you stream music without tapping into your monthly data allotment, and the latter optimizing video … [read full article]

One T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owner appears to have gotten Android 6.0 update

Well, this is kind of strange. T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owner Danon has reached out to say that he appears to have gotten an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on his device. Danon explains that he was having some issues with his IMEI info earlier today, so he used the Samsung Odin tool to restore his Note 5 back to the stock firmware. After restoring his phone, he went into System Update … [read full article]

Moto X Pure Edition will gain T-Mobile band 12 LTE support with Android 6.0 update

When Motorola launched the Moto X Pure Edition in early September, it listed band 12 among the device’s supported LTE bands. Given the whole brouhaha surrounding the Moto E and the removal of its band 12 support, though, it was unclear if the Moto X Pure Edition would ever actually support band 12 on T-Mobile. Fast-forward to today and there’s finally some … [read full article]

T-Mobile offers free calling and texting to France following Paris attacks

Following the horrific attacks in Paris, T-Mobile has announced that it’s making calling and texting to and from the US (including Puerto Rico) and France free for all Simple Choice postpaid customers. Communications between the US and France will be free from November 13 through November 15. If you do reach out to someone in France, note that you’ll see regular charges on your bill, but … [read full article]

MetroPCS customer info made vulnerable to hackers by website security flaw

At the start of October, it was announced that Experian had suffered a data breach that exposed the personal data of 15 million people who had applied for T-Mobile service. Now it’s been revealed that T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS was recently involved in a security issue of its own. Two security researchers recently discovered a bug with the payment page on MetroPCS’s website that could … [read full article]

Samsung Gear VR will arrive at T-Mobile on November 27

Samsung has been working hard on its Gear VR virtual reality headset, teaming with Oculus on the device and offering a couple of developer-focused models in the past in order to make sure that Gear VR is ready for consumer use. Now Samsung is gearing up to launch the consumer edition of Gear VR, and T-Mobile has announced that you’ll be able to buy one from them. The Samsung Gear VR … [read full article]

T-Mobile sheds some light on YouTube’s absence from Binge On

When T-Mobile announced Binge On earlier this week, it said that the free video streaming supported 24 different services, including big hitters like ESPN, Hulu, and Netflix. One glaring omission was YouTube, one of the largest video sites on the Internet. And now a report has shed some light on why YouTube is absent. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, T-Mobile VP of … [read full article]

T-Mobile Simple Choice Amped plan pricing details

UPDATE: John Legere sent out a handful of Tweets tonight to try and more clearly explain the new Simple Choice Amped plans. He confirms that current customers can keep their plans and get Binge On video optimization or switch to the new Simple Choice Amped plans and get additional data. Additionally, T-Mobile has told me that its limited time fourth line free promo applies to all plans. So, for example, … [read full article]

iPad Pro will arrive at T-Mobile on November 18, here are the pricing details

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After confirming earlier this week that it will sell the iPad Pro through JUMP! On Demand, T-Mobile today revealed exactly when it’ll start selling Apple’s big ol’ tablet and how much it’ll cost when it does go on sale. The iPad Pro will be available online and in participating T-Mobile stores starting Wednesday, November 18. You’ll have two options when it comes to paying for the ginormous iPad. First … [read full article]