Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile wants to spice up Verizon’s Q4 2015 earnings call with a drinking game

T-Mobile runs its quarterly earnings calls pretty differently than the other three major carriers. While AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon are all conference calls between analysts and executives, T-Mo typically runs a video stream and takes questions from folks on Twitter, making the announcements more interesting for us regular folks. And now T-Mobile has decided to spice up the announcement of one of its competitors, too. T-Mobile just announced … [read full article]

MetroPCS goes after Sprint with ‘The Biggest Offer in Sprint’s History’

Sprint is currently offering what it calls the “biggest wireless offer in US history,” saying that it’ll cut switchers rate plans in half. Well now MetroPCS has gone ahead and responded to Sprint’s promo with what it’s calling “The Biggest Offer in Sprint’s History.” With this new promo, Sprint switchers can get up to 50 percent off the price of Sprint’s Family Share Pack plan. … [read full article]

BlackBerry Priv pricing details revealed ahead of T-Mobile’s January 26 launch

After confirming earlier this month that the BlackBerry Priv is coming on January 26, T-Mobile today dropped its pricing details for BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone. The BlackBerry Priv will be available through JUMP! On Demand at a rate of $0 down and $34 per month for 18 months. After those 18 months are up, you can either return the Priv and … [read full article]

HTC aiming to release Android 6.0 to T-Mobile One M8 on January 25

Following Google’s launch of Android 6.0, T-Mobile named 17 devices on its network that’d be getting the Marshmallow update. The HTC One M8 was one of ‘em, and now we’ve got an idea of when that update will be arriving. HTC’s Mo Versi says that his company is aiming to begin pushing Android 6.0 to the T-Mobile One M8 on January 28. The update is currently in HTC’s labs, though, … [read full article]

New Binge On report shows more video consumption without increased T-Mobile network load

Consulting firm P3 Group today released a report on Binge On that is the result many weeks of observing the usage of 1,000 T-Mobile customers. These users installed an app from P3 that measured their smartphone usage, including data speeds. During its study, P3 Group found that with Binge On, the bandwidth allotted to video content — streamed or downloaded — was … [read full article]

FCC says T-Mobile Binge On meeting was ‘productive’

Remember how the FCC requested a meeting with T-Mobile to discuss Binge On? Well the meeting has officially happened, and today the FCC talked a bit about it. FCC spokesperson Kim Hart has told Ars Technica that it had “productive discussions” with AT&T, Comcast, and T-Mobile regarding trends in the market. Hart wouldn’t offer any specifics about the individual meetings, but did say … [read full article]

Check your Binge On status and enable or disable the service using short codes

UPDATE: It seems that these short codes are no longer working for most folks. I’ve reached out to T-Mobile and asked what’s going on with them, and I’ll be sure to update you when I hear back. UPDATE 2: A source says that these Binge On short codes were enabled briefly as part of a test, which would explain why they’re no longer working.   Earlier this month, I … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will officially arrive in the US on February 7

UPDATE: Sony has confirmed to me that the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact models that’ll be sold in the US will lack the fingerprint readers found in their international counterparts. Sony says that this was a “business decision.”   After Sony announced the Xperia Z5 last year, T-Mobile said that it had no plans to carry the device, despite the fact that it had offered … [read full article]

T-Mobile store employee with concealed weapon shoots two would-be robbers

Here’s a story for your Thursday. A T-Mobile authorized retailer in Chicago was the target of an attempted robbery on Wednesday. I say “attempted robbery” because an employee of the store shot at the suspects after they pulled out guns of their own. Neil Tadros, the store’s manager, says that the suspects walked into the store and pretended to be shopping for phones before pulling out guns. One … [read full article]