Posts by Alex Wagner

HTC Desire 530 bringing its unique micro-splashed design to T-Mobile

A new HTC smartphone with a unique paint job is coming soon to T-Mobile. HTC announced today that its Desire 530 is coming to the U.S., and T-Mobile is going to carry it. The “Sparkle White” Desire 530 will launch at T-Mobile on July 13 at a price of $0 down and 24 payments of $6.67 per month, or a full retail price of $159.99. HTC will also sell an unlocked version of the 530 later this month … [read full article]

MetroPCS launching new phone and rate plan promos

John Legere hasn’t been talking much about Sprint lately, instead focusing his T-Mobile smack talk on AT&T and Verizon. His sights are set on Sprint today, though, as he says he’s “taking the fight to Sprint” with MetroPCS. MetroPCS is launching two new promotions that’ll be available starting tomorrow, July 7. First up, you can get up to $60 off any smartphone when you port your number over to MetroPCS. With that discount, there are nine phones that … [read full article]

Huawei files complaint against T-Mobile over 4G patent licensing

Today is a good day for T-Mobile customers because they’re getting free T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts. For T-Mobile itself, though, this Tuesday isn’t quite as nice. T-Mobile has been hit with a complaint from Huawei. The company alleges that T-Mobile has been using patents related to 4G wireless networking while refusing Huawei’s attempts to license the patents to T-Mobile on a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) basis. In its complaint, Huawei claims that it reached out to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially makes its way to El Paso, Texas

Many of us are paying close attention to the FCC’s 600MHz spectrum auction that T-Mobile is taking part in, but today there’s some 700MHz network news to be aware of. T-Mobile has officially launched Extended Range LTE — aka band 12, aka 700MHZ — coverage in El Paso, Texas. The fresh coverage also reaches to Alamogordo, Tularosa, and Orogrande. If you’re not aware, Extended Range LTE helps T-Mobile’s LTE coverage reach where it couldn’t before … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts will include StubHub credit

T-Mobile’s been switching up the weekly gifts for T-Mobile Tuesdays in recent weeks, and now we know what’s coming on July 5. T-Mobile has revealed that StubHub is coming to T-Mobile Tuesdays with a $20 credit for tickets. You’ll also be getting a $15 Lyft ride credit, a free VUDU movie rental, and a free small Frosty from Wendy’s. StubHub is also providing the prizes for the in-app T-Mobile Tuesdays game. The winners of the two … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shows its front and back in set of leaked images

Nearly one week after the Galaxy Note 7’s branding and specs leaked out, images that show the phone itself have surfaced. Leaked renders that show the Galaxy Note 7 in a trio of colors have been posted by Evan Blass. The colors are referred to as Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Color. The phone itself doesn’t look too far off from last year’s Galaxy Note 5, but we can see a dual curved … [read full article]

T-Mobile Fourth of July deals include Galaxy S6 edge for $330, phone-tablet bundle savings

The Fourth of July weekend is very nearly here, and if you were thinking about celebrating America’s independence by buying a new phone, T-Mobile’s got some deals for you to check out. First up, T-Mo is taking a full $350 off of the price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. That leaves the S6 edge at a price of $329.99, or $0 down and 24 payments of $13.75 each. T-Mobile says that this deal is only … [read full article]

NuAns Neo hits Kickstarter with Windows 10 Mobile and swappable back covers

We haven’t seen any new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones on T-Mobile since the Fierce XL’s launch earlier this year, but today a new Kickstarter has launched to get Windows fans their fix for a new device. The NuAns Neo is now live on Kickstarter, and it boasts a unique design thanks to its Twotone covers. The back of the Neo is split into top and bottom halves, NuAns is selling Twotone covers in a variety … [read full article]

Android N is officially named Nougat

Months after Android N first came onto the scene in the form of a developer preview, the update’s official name has been revealed. Android Nougat is the official nickname for Google’s next big Android update. The name was just revealed, complete with the debut of a new statue on Google’s campus in California, which you can see below. Google names all of Android’s major updates after desserts, and it’s been moving down the alphabet one … [read full article]

iPhone coming soon to MetroPCS

Big news for MetroPCS today, as the prepaid service will soon be getting some major new additions to its lineup. T-Mobile has announced that MetroPCS will carry iPhone hardware. Specifically, Metro will offer the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5s. Pricing for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be set at $649 and $749, respectively, while the iPhone SE will be $349. The iPhone 5s will be the cheapest model … [read full article]