T-Mobile Jump On Demand

T-Mobile’s New Uncarrier Move Kills Lump Payments, Offers iPhone 6 for $15/Month

By on June 25, 2015 at 9:26 AM.

T-Mobile’s New Uncarrier Move Kills Lump Payments, Offers iPhone 6 for $15/Month

T-Mobile on Thursday morning announced some big changes to its Jump program. As you might recall, the Uncarrier helped reshape the wireless landscape in the United States by separating the cost of smartphones from monthly service plans. With this new model, wireless subscribers no longer had to continue paying for phones each month even after their full value was recouped by their wireless carriers.

Now, T-Mobile is changing things up again. More →

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Verizon LTE Speed

Mammoth Study Finds Sprint’s 4G Network is the Worst – And It’s Not Even Close

By on June 23, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Mammoth Study Finds Sprint’s 4G Network is the Worst – And It’s Not Even Close

In a mammoth study comparing mobile data speeds of U.S.-based carriers across various cities, Verizon emerged victorious more often than not. But the study, conducted by PC Mag across 30 U.S. cities, revealed that competition amongst carriers is closer than it’s been in quite some time.

In putting together its report, PC Mag said that it ran “more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving.” In addition to measuring 3G and 4G speeds across different carriers, the study also looked at which carriers tend to perform better on a region by region basis.

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Comcast T-Mobile Merger Rumor Denied

Bullet Dodged: Bloomberg Reports Comcast Not Interested in Buying T-Mobile

By on June 17, 2015 at 3:41 PM.

Bullet Dodged: Bloomberg Reports Comcast Not Interested in Buying T-Mobile

Pheeeewwww. That was a close one. American wireless users’ hearts collectively seized earlier on Wednesday after reports came out claiming that T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom was in talks to unload the scrappy wireless carrier onto Comcast. Bloomberg is now reporting, however, that Comcast is apparently not interested in buying the “Un-carrier” and that Comcast is right now reluctant to put another massive merger deal in front of regulators after the collapse of its deal with Time Warner Cable. More →

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T-Mobile Dish Vs. AT&T Verizon

The single biggest reason AT&T and Verizon should fear a T-Mobile/Dish merger

By on June 4, 2015 at 2:33 PM.

The single biggest reason AT&T and Verizon should fear a T-Mobile/Dish merger

What’s the biggest thing holding back T-Mobile from really giving Verizon and AT&T a run for their money? As an old Verizon commercial once put it, “It’s the network.” T-Mobile doesn’t have the caliber of spectrum that America’s two biggest wireless companies have, which puts it at a big disadvantage in several markets, particularly in less urban markets where its coverage is weakest. However, Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin smartly points out that a merger between Dish and T-Mobile could change that very quickly.

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T-Mobile Dish Merger

T-Mobile in merger talks with Dish Network; John Legere would be CEO of new company

By on June 4, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

T-Mobile in merger talks with Dish Network; John Legere would be CEO of new company

Dish Network and T-Mobile are currently exploring a merger, with T-Mobile CEO John Legere prepared to serve as CEO of the newly formed company should things proceed. News of the rumored merger was first relayed by The Wall Street Journal late on Wednesday evening.

While specifics regarding a purchase price have yet to be ironed out, the talks between the two sides are reportedly serious enough that executives between the two companies have already held serious discussions about what new roles they’d occupy should the merger becomes a reality.

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T-Mobile Sprint Vs. AT&T Verizon 600MHz Auction

T-Mobile and Sprint team up to stop Verizon and AT&T from grabbing every piece of 600MHz spectrum

By on June 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

T-Mobile and Sprint team up to stop Verizon and AT&T from grabbing every piece of 600MHz spectrum

2008’s 700MHz auction was very good for AT&T and Verizon but not so good for its competitors. Granted, Sprint and T-Mobile have themselves to blame for the outcome of that hugely important spectrum auction since they didn’t make bids in it, but it’s also the case that the smaller carriers are financially outgunned by the wireless industry’s two biggest players. Now the two carriers are teaming up with Dish, several rural wireless carriers and public interest groups such as Public Knowledge to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself with the upcoming auction for spectrum on the 600MHz band. More →

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Unlimited Mobile Data Plans

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

By on May 28, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and I remember how mixed my emotions were when I finally dumped my unlimited data plan on my personal wireless account and switched to one of AT&T’s mobile share plans. I had held onto my old plan for as long as I could in anticipation of the rise of data-hungry mobile services, but the cost benefit of switching and the knowledge that I was just going to be throttled anyway made it silly to hold on any longer.

While Verizon and AT&T built up huge smartphone customer bases in part by luring subscribers in with unlimited data and then practically forcing them onto capped plans, there are still two major U.S. carriers that offer limitless cellular data… for now. More →

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T-Mobile LG G4 Free 128GB microSD Card

T-Mobile has a killer deal on the LG G4 that includes a free 128GB memory card

By on May 26, 2015 at 1:59 PM.

T-Mobile has a killer deal on the LG G4 that includes a free 128GB memory card

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced that it’ll start taking LG G4 preorders on May 27th and revealed that early buyers will not only have their G4 shipped to their doors before the device’s June 3rd launch, but they’ll also get a special gift. More →

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T-Mobile LG Leon LTE Free Smartphone

T-Mobile’s next uncarrier move is another game-changer

By on May 19, 2015 at 2:38 PM.

T-Mobile’s next uncarrier move is another game-changer

You’re probably used to seeing free phone offers all the time from wireless carriers, and by now you know how it works. You have to sign a contract with a mobile operator for a certain period of time, during which the cost of the phone will be baked into your wireless service plan.

But what if that wasn’t the case anymore? What if free phones were also offered alongside prepaid service plans? It looks like this intriguing plan might end up being T-Mobile’s next “uncarrier” initiative. More →

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Classic Sale Announced

The feud between BlackBerry and T-Mobile is finally over

By on May 7, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

The feud between BlackBerry and T-Mobile is finally over

Remember when T-Mobile was trying to convert BlackBerry users to the iPhone and BlackBerry decided to end its licensing agreement with the “Un-carrier?” Well, it seems the two have patched things up because the two announced on Thursday “a new partnership to bring the BlackBerry Classic to the Un-carrier’s Data Strong network and its approximately 57 million individual and business customers.” More →

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T-Mobile Never Settle for Verizon

Your move, Verizon: T-Mobile targets Verizon subscribers with new daring ‘uncarrier’ move

By on May 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Your move, Verizon: T-Mobile targets Verizon subscribers with new daring ‘uncarrier’ move

T-Mobile is determined to continue stealing customers from its main competitors, and the company early on Tuesday kicked off a brand new campaign that’s targeted specifically at Verizon subscribers. More →

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T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plan Slow Speeds

T-Mobile will slow down your ‘unlimited’ LTE data in some circumstances – here are the details

By on April 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM.

T-Mobile will slow down your ‘unlimited’ LTE data in some circumstances – here are the details

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen both AT&T and Verizon get into hot water for slowing down customers’ data speeds despite the fact that they had signed up for “unlimited” data plans. However, it looks like T-Mobile is now also slowing down its own customers who have “unlimited” LTE data plans in some situations, although the carrier insists that what it’s doing is different from straight-up throttling.

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