Posts by Alex Wagner

Sprint tries to counter Mobile Without Borders with its Open World offer

Following Verizon’s decision to borrow some Un-carrier ideas for its new rate plans, it looks like Sprint may have done the same. Sprint has announced Open World, it’s new international add-on that’s a bit reminiscent of Mobile Without Borders. Open World gives you free unlimited talk and text when you’re in Canada and Mexico as well as Mexico, Canada, Dominican … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4 getting update with Stagefright patch

UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge users, you’re getting a Stagefright patch, too! It bumps you to software version N915TUVU1BOG2 and is 150MB in size. UPDATE 2: And now the Galaxy S5 is getting a Stagefright patch as well. T-Mobile’s like “You get a Stagefright patch! And you get a patch! And you do!” The S5’s update will move the phone to software version G900TUVU1FOG6 and … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 will be available with a 4.7-inch screen starting August 14

Earlier this year, Alcatel OneTouch released the Idol 3 5.5, and it ended up getting pretty positive reviews. Now Alcatel OneTouch is back with a smaller version of the device. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 will launch August 14 for $179.99. You’ll be able to buy it from Alcatel OneTouch’s US web store, as well as from Amazon. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll be getting … [read full article]

BlackBerry Venice said to be T-Mobile-bound as leaked images offer another look at the Android slider

Following some “positive” discussions earlier this year, BlackBerry made a return to T-Mobile in May with the launch of the BlackBerry Classic. Now it sounds as though those discussions will lead to another BlackBerry hitting T-Mo’s magenta shelves. BlackBerry Venice slated for T-Mobile lineup, as well. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2015 Evan Blass, who’s leaked several phones in the past using the … [read full article]

New Band 12 LTE sightings in Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania

How about we wrap this week with some fresh band 12 sightings? TmoNews readers have reached out to me over the past few days with reports of band 12 LTE sightings in places like Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Here’s what’s been spotted lately: Terre Haute, Ind. Along I-35 in Missouri, just south of the Iowa border Pottsville, Penn., near Yuengling brewery When it announced its full Q2 2015 earnings … [read full article]

Verizon making Un-carrier-style moves by simplifying plans, eliminating contracts

Verizon today announced that it’s going to be making some big changes to its rate plans and the way that it sells phones, and the tweaks are pretty similar to the changes that we’ve become accustomed to at T-Mobile. First up, Verizon is launching four new plans on August 13 that are reminiscent of T-Mo’s Simple Choice system. The new Verizon plans come in four … [read full article]

Nexus 6s that are on T-Mobile and manually flashed to LMY48I are losing cellular connectivity

Yesterday Google announced that it would be rolling out monthly security updates to Nexus devices, starting this week with a fix for the Stagefright exploit. The update that includes that fix is build LMY48I, which Google posted to its Nexus factory images page. Unfortunately for Nexus 6 users on T-Mobile, that build isn’t meant for use on … [read full article]