The newest iPhone is probably the most expensive smartphone you can buy this fall, even if you choose the cheapest options Apple offers — in this case, the 16GB iPhone 6s. But that feeling may have changed in recent years, at least in the U.S., where T-Mobile made the iPhone an affordable proposition to smartphone buyers on a tighter budget. And in the process, the carrier “fixed” one of Apple’s iPhone “problems.” More →
One would think that analysts and pundits, after so many years of predicting a decline in iPhone sales, might someday come to their senses and stop betting against Apple. Every year, we’re bombarded with predictions and dire warnings that iPhone sales have topped out, that Apple’s spigot of innovation has becoming increasingly less potent and interesting. And yet, every year, without fail, Apple manages to shatter every existing iPhone sales record.
With the iPhone 6s set to hit stores this Friday, all indications point to Apple proving the pundits wrong and having another monster hit on its hands.
It’s hard to believe T-Mobile was once the only major U.S. carrier not selling the iPhone in stores, considering how insane its iPhone 6s offers are. The ‘uncarrier’ has some of the best iPhone 6s prices in the world – we already told you how good they are – but things get even better if you’re willing to trade in a functional iPhone or other smartphone. The newer the device, the more money you’ll save, and you may end up spending as little as $5 per month for a new iPhone 6s.
T-Mobile’s “Jump on Demand” offers are even better than Apple’s installments plan, and competitors will likely have no choice but to adjust to these new pricing schemes. More →
Looking for the best iPhone 6s deal around? We highly recommend checking out T-Mobile’s latest offer. T-Mobile’s Jump early-upgrade plans for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sound absolutely insane — basically, T-Mobile is the only carrier we’ve seen that’s offering a straight-up discount on both new iPhone models when they launch later this week. More →
Google Fiber is hardly the only threat to ISP mainstays like Comcast and Time Warner Cable these days. There are three times as many wireless accounts as there are cable broadband accounts in the United States, and wireless growth is seen continuing at a much more rapid pace than land-based broadband growth. What’s more, usage patterns are continuing to shift toward mobile devices and away from traditional computers.
The nation’s top cable companies have spent quite a bit of money of late building out large Wi-Fi networks across the country, and they have spent even more money marketing their networks of Wi-Fi hotspots. Some ISPs are even launching their own Wi-Fi only mobile phone services. Why? Because mobile is the battleground of the future and ISPs need to do everything they can to keep customers connected while they’re on the go.
But a new technology is emerging that may threaten to weaken the quality of ISPs’ Wi-Fi networks while strengthening their competitors’ cellular services, and Big Cable has no plans to take things lying down. More →
Both Sprint and T-Mobile have unleashed upgrade deals for the iPhone 6s in recent days and both deals seem to offer users terrific bargains on Apple’s newest device. This is particularly true when you look at the amount of money you’ll be paying every month on your wireless bill over the life of the devices, as wireless analytics firm Alekstra has calculated the average amount of money you’ll spend by buying the iPhone 6s through all major American carriers and has found that you’ll spend less on both Sprint and T-Mobile than on AT&T and Verizon. However, it seems there are significant catches that every user should know about before making a decision. More →
Apple just officially announced the iPhone 6s yesterday, but the most hotly anticipated smartphone of the year is already on sale. On Thursday morning, T-Mobile announced that it would be kicking off a limited time promotion in which customers will be able to pick up a 16GB iPhone 6s for $125 off the regular price. More →
How can someone steal something that’s unlimited? That’s a question you might ask when hearing that T-Mobile has started a war on data hogs who are taking advantage of its unlimited data plans. But the uncarrier’s CEO made it clear on Periscope and on the company’s blog on Sunday how that’s happening, as T-Mobile has had enough of people using workarounds to use their T-Mobile connections to get unlimited tethering data and mask their abuse. More →
“Class is in session,” a new deals page says on T-Mobile’s website, signaling that a particular Back To School sale on mobile devices has just kicked off. The “Un-carrier” has discounted the price on many top smartphones, including top Samsung devices like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5 the Galaxy Note 4. However, T-Mobile’s two-day deal only includes Android devices, so don’t expect to see any iPhones in this Back To School sale. More →
To say T-Mobile has had an impact on the American wireless industry would be an understatement. The “Un-carrier” has introduced a broad series of initiatives that rivals have scrambled to emulate, from early upgrade smartphone plans to rollover data to programs that pay off new customers’ early termination fees when they switch from other carriers. Couple these initiatives with a very smart marketing push and you get a mobile carrier that’s punching way above its weight in a wireless market that Verizon and AT&T have traditionally dominated. More →
It looks like T-Mobile is going all out to win over iPhone fans. The “Un-carrier” announced on Tuesday that customers can now trade in their current devices for a new iPhone 6 right now for $0 down and $15 per month over 18 months. They can also trade in their devices and get an iPhone 6 Plus for $0 down and $19 per month over 18 months. And that’s not even the best part. More →
T-Mobile has a new initiative meant to convince you to switch carriers, an Advanced Messaging system the company says is available “only at T-Mobile.” The new offer brings several instant messaging features to regular SMS messages, which should turn any text conversation over regular SMS in an iMessage-style chat. More →
“Ok, I’m back.”
Those three simple words are enough to turn wireless executives’ stomachs when they’re uttered at the beginning of a video blog by T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The company announced Thursday morning during its earnings call that it added 2.1 million net new subscribers in the second quarter, but it also set the stage for its latest Uncarrier move: Mobile Without Borders.
Legere explained the new initiative by… bashing AT&T, of course. More →