T-Mobile Device Unlock App

T-Mobile has a simple way to unlock a smartphone, but there’s a huge catch

By on August 8, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

T-Mobile has a simple way to unlock a smartphone, but there’s a huge catch

Now that cell phone unlocking is again legal in the U.S., many smartphone users may be interested in unlocking their devices, either for carrier switching purposes, or for selling their old devices that were purchased with a new contract, and thus were locked to a certain operator. Luckily, for T-Mobile subscribers, there’s an app for that which was specifically conceived by the carrier to allow users to easily unlock a handset. However, the app has one huge limitation. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Prepaid Subscribers

T-Mobile finds a brand-new way to beat up Sprint

By on August 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM.

T-Mobile finds a brand-new way to beat up Sprint

Although AT&T is still probably T-Mobile’s favorite target, the scrappy “Uncarrier” also can’t resist taking shots at rival Sprint, particularly after Sprint unleashed its widely panned “Framily” ad campaign onto the world. And on Thursday, T-Mobile found a brand-new way to beat up its dilapidated rival: By crowing that it now boasted more prepaid wireless subscribers than its former would-be merger partner. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Failed Merger

The best reason yet to celebrate the Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s failure

By on August 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The best reason yet to celebrate the Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s failure

Plenty of people seem happy that Sprint has decided to nix its merger with T-Mobile and now we have yet another reason to celebrate the ill-fated deal’s demise: It could spark an even bigger mobile price war. Reuters, via CNBC, reports that Wall Street analysts are fretting that the collapsed merger is going to lead to more intense competition between the major wireless carriers, which will mean lower prices for consumers and lower profit margins for the wireless providers. Heaven forbid! More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Legere

Legere greets Sprint’s new CEO the only way he knows how: Ruthless trolling

By on August 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Legere greets Sprint’s new CEO the only way he knows how: Ruthless trolling

Welcome to the American wireless industry, Marcelo Claure — hope you don’t mind being ridiculed nonstop by one of your top rivals. Hours after Claure was officially announced as Sprint’s new CEO, T-Mobile CEO John Legere decided to greet him using the same tactics that he’s used to become close friends with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. In other words, Legere decided to ruthlessly troll him on Twitter. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger FCC

FCC chairman Wheeler seems very happy that Sprint killed the T-Mobile merger

By on August 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

FCC chairman Wheeler seems very happy that Sprint killed the T-Mobile merger

Count Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler as one of the people who is happy that Sprint decided to call off its proposed $32 billion merger with T-Mobile. In a brief statement released on Wednesday, Wheeler expressed satisfaction that there would still be four major wireless carriers in the United States and added that Sprint should now take this opportunity to actually improve its network and service offerings instead of simply trying to acquire more spectrum through pricey mergers. More →

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Best Smartphone Battery Life T-Mobile

Now you have another reason to buy your smartphone from T-Mobile

By on August 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Now you have another reason to buy your smartphone from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is always coming up with new ways to lure in smartphone buyers, including its pioneering JUMP early upgrade program and its Music Freedom program that lets users listen to unlimited music on their favorite music apps without having it count against their data caps. And now it turns out there’s another good reason for you to consider getting your next smartphone from T-Mobile: Smartphones on its network seem to have better battery life than smartphones on rivals’ networks. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead

By on August 6, 2014 at 7:14 AM.

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger’s new lease on life apparently was only good for a few hours. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that Sprint has officially given up its quest to buy T-Mobile for $32 billion and will instead try to go it alone in its quest to regain customers and repair its tarnished brand. Apparently Sprint found that U.S. regulators were so completely opposed to the idea of the two carriers merging that it wasn’t worth it to try to get the merger approved. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger News

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger just got a new lease on life

By on August 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger just got a new lease on life

The merger between Sprint and T-Mobile may be doomed but it won’t be because T-Mobile decided to spurn Sprint and accept a competing offer from French carrier Iliad. Bloomberg is reporting that T-Mobile is planning to turn down Iliad’s proposal to buy the “Uncarrier,” which presumably means that it would prefer to stick to its original plan to merge with Sprint. More →

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Galaxy S5 Verizon T-Mobile Updates

The latest updates for the Galaxy S5 have arrived on Verizon and T-Mobile

By on August 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

The latest updates for the Galaxy S5 have arrived on Verizon and T-Mobile

Samsung’s latest flagship phone just got even better on two of the biggest U.S. carriers. As SamMobile points out, both Verizon and T-Mobile released updates for the Galaxy S5 this week, fixing several issues and adding additional features to the Android device. On Verizon’s side, Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud have all received updates. Streaming music connectivity has also improved, the “Primary Contacts” label now reads “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode and Visual Voicemail will now work when the S-View flip cover is closed. More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

The $32 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile always faced a major uphill climb since U.S. regulators really weren’t keen on the idea of letting the wireless industry consolidate even further. And now a new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Sprint parent company SoftBank may no longer be the only company willing to shell out big bucks for America’s scrappy “Uncarrier.” More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Prices

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

By on July 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

Amazing but true — Sprint’s “Framily” ad campaign has done little to stop subscribers from fleeing in droves. The Un-uncarrier last quarter reported losing another 245,000 contract subscribers and now it’s in danger of falling behind T-Mobile to become America’s fourth-largest wireless carrier. And how’s T-Mobile doing? Over the same period this year it added 1.5 million net customers, including a hugely impressive 579,000 branded postpaid subscribers. And as BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk points out, T-Mobile’s wireless service revenue grew by 8.1% last quarter while Sprint’s fell by 6.3%. More →

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T-Mobile Earnings Q2 2014

T-Mobile swings to Q2 profit, adds 1.5 million net customers

By on July 31, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

T-Mobile swings to Q2 profit, adds 1.5 million net customers

T-Mobile on Thursday morning reported solid second-quarter earnings that sent the stock climbing in pre-market trading. The company says it led the industry in a number of key areas including service revenue growth (7.1%), total revenue growth (8%), branded postpaid net subscriber additions (579,000) and branded prepaid net subscriber additions (102,000). Total net customer additions in the June quarter totalled an impressive 1.5 million, which included more than 1 million total branded net customer additions. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Family Plans

T-Mobile just put Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans to shame

By on July 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

T-Mobile just put Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plans to shame

Anything Sprint tries to do, T-Mobile is determined to try to do better. T-Mobile on Monday unveiled a new family plan that will cost $100 per month for four separate lines and offer a total of 10GB of LTE data, or 2.5GB per line. In contrast, Sprint’s most comparable “Framily” plan costs $160 per month and offers a mere 4GB of data total, or 1GB per line. You can get an unlimited-data Sprint “Framily” plan, of course, but it will cost a total of $240 per month since the unlimited option costs an extra $20 per line. More →

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