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Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC One Google Play Editions Now Available

Today is the day for all your stock Android fans as the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 Google Play vanilla/stock Android Google edition devices make their way into the Play Store. Keep in mind that the Galaxy S 4 is the “better” device for T-Mobile given the complete spectrum of frequencies available to cover all of T-Mobile’s needs. The HTC One on the other hand lacks the 1700 AWS HPSA+ band so is … [read full article]

(Updated) New Group Of LTE Sightings Includes Portland, Buffalo And Montgomery

Update: I almost missed a number of sightings out of Albany, NY this past 24 hours so…there’s Albany in here now as well. It’s been a few days since our last LTE sighting post, but that certainly hasn’t been due to a lack of emails pouring in. Today’s group includes three cities (Portland, Oregon; Buffalo, New York and Montgomery, Alabama) that are not a part of the extended list we have worked off … [read full article]

T-Mobile Changes Deposit Amounts For Upcoming ‘Simple Choice With No Credit Check’ Plan

With T-Mobile’s “Simple Choice with No Credit Check” rate plan still unannounced, changes behind the scenes aren’t entirely unexpected or surprising. Given that, it came as little surprise when this new tidbit was dropped in my inbox indicating T-Mobile had lowered the deposit cost by $10 per line. According to the image: “Deposits will [now] match rate plan monthly recurring charges which will make it simpler to explain and easier for customers to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Will Debut LTE-Advanced “Features” In 2013 According To Exec

T-Mobile’s plan to rollout LTE-Advanced features will begin before the end of 2013 according to comments from Dave Mayo, senior VP of technology, strategy, finance and development. Speaking at Light Reading’s Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators, Mayo said “We’ll begin rolling out LTE-advanced features later this year.” Mayo wouldn’t specify exactly what “features” meant however, leaving us to imagine and hypothesize. Some general LTE-Advanced updates “include “carrier aggregation” or a technique that bonds together … [read full article]

HTC One S Software Update Rolling Out With Battery Fix In Tow

HTC One S owners take note as a new software update is rolling out in hopes of resolving the battery life issues that have plagued users in a post-Jelly bean update world. After the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, HTC One S owners en masse noticed battery life depleted faster than normal. T-Mobile’s support page notes that Wi-Fi calling may have been partly responsible, however a May 4th … [read full article]

Detailing T-Mobile’s ‘Simple Choice With No Credit Check’ Upcoming Rate Plan

With the knowledge that training began yesterday, it’s clear that T-Mobile’s Simple Choice with no credit check rate plan is on the cusp of being announced as part of T-Mobile’s Phase 2 Uncarrier strategy. The plan itself is almost reminiscent of FlexPay, where it provides T-Mobile customers with the full T-Mobile rate plan experience without the burden of a credit check or high deposit. “Simple Choice with no credit check (SCNC) … [read full article]

T-Mobile UNcarrier Phase 2 Training Beginning Today, June 24th

T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Phase 2 plan is swinging into gear as employee training kicks off this morning. As expected, Phase 2 revolves around a new Simple Choice As our earlier rumors indicated, at least a portion of Phase 2 will revolve around a new “Simple Choice with no credit check” plan. The bottom line here is that customers who do not want a credit check or require a high deposit now have more … [read full article]

With Sprint Off The Table, Will Dish Turn Its Attention To T-Mobile?

With Dish Network abandoning its attempt to scoop up Sprint Nextel out from under SoftBank, the question now becomes where will they look next? Dish has made it perfectly clear that it wants to succeed and work in the wireless space, which begs the question about where they go from here? As it stands today, Dish holds 40MHz of 2GHz spectrum and a small portion of 700MHz spectrum. Analysts of course suggest … [read full article]

T-Mobile Teases LTE Speed Sightings On Twitter With Instagram Pic, Crazy Fast Speeds

Oh T-Mobile, how you tease us with all these LTE sightings popping up lately. Is that why you’re teasing us on social media with this Instagram image showing speeds that are unlikely to be found in the real world, but intriguing nonetheless? As the tweet itself mentions, speed sightings are showing up every day and we’ve already seen more than a dozen … [read full article]

Hello Again With Another Round Of LTE Sightings From Across The Country

It’s another day in T-Mobile land and you know what that means, another group of LTE sightings. With yesterday’s activity, T-Mobile’s LTE network is clearly stepping into another gear as these sightings are steadily coming in from every geographic area we’ve posted. This morning the honor goes to Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; multiple cities in Puerto Rico, Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida; Salem, North Carolina and Cleveland, Ohio. I should also throw Pittsburgh in as a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces The Sony Xperia Z, Available In “The Coming Weeks”

In a move that we called just a few short days ago, T-Mobile has announced they will be the exclusive US carrier of the Sony Xperia Z. The Sony flagship Android smartphone will be available to T-Mobile customers in the “coming weeks” through nationwide T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers and online via www.t-mobile.com. The Sony Xperia Z “features a stylish and durable physical design with a 5-inch 1080p … [read full article]