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It’s Netflix that’s throttling your video, not AT&T or Verizon

By on March 25, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

It’s Netflix that’s throttling your video, not AT&T or Verizon

It turns out that neither AT&T nor Verizon are throttling Netflix videos, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere suggested last week. If you’re an AT&T or Verizon subscriber, you will indeed get worse Netflix streaming than others, but that’s because Netflix applies the throttling, not the carriers. More →

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T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plans Strategy

T-Mobile is ‘pivoting away’ from unlimited data

By on March 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM.

T-Mobile is ‘pivoting away’ from unlimited data

Just as AT&T is starting to bring back unlimited data plans on a limited basis, T-Mobile is trying to move away from them. Per The Verge, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter this past month told the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet, and Telecom conference that his company has started “pivoting away” from offering unlimited data plans and has instead tried to make its capped plans more enticing through initiatives such as Music Freedom and Binge On that zero-rate data from select music and video streaming apps so they don’t count against monthly limits. More →

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T-Mobile Binge On YouTube Support

T-Mobile subscribers can now stream unlimited YouTube videos for free

By on March 17, 2016 at 10:48 AM.

T-Mobile subscribers can now stream unlimited YouTube videos for free

T-Mobile’s controversial Binge On initiative filled in its biggest remaining gap for online video services on Thursday by announcing it had secured the support of YouTube for the program. This means that T-Mobile subscribers with plans that are eligible for Binge On will be able to watch as many YouTube videos as they want over T-Mobile’s mobile data network without having any of it count against their monthly data limits. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Waterproof Video

T-Mobile tests waterproof Galaxy S7 claims with an underwater unboxing video

By on February 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

T-Mobile tests waterproof Galaxy S7 claims with an underwater unboxing video

Following months of anticipation, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on Sunday at MWC 2016.

As expected, the phones are strikingly similar to their 2015 predecessors, but there are a few significant upgrades worth noting. They have better cameras, larger batteries, and they’re both waterproof for up to 30 minutes of submersion. More →

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T-Mobile Performance Report

T-Mobile CEO furious with network performance report that put his carrier in last place

By on February 19, 2016 at 6:15 PM.

T-Mobile CEO furious with network performance report that put his carrier in last place

This week, RootMetrics released the results of its extensive network performance test for the second half of 2015, with Verizon taking home a vast majority of the honors. AT&T and Sprint trailed behind, with T-Mobile bringing up the rear. And if you know anything about T-Mobile, you can probably guess what happened next. More →

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T-Mobile Earnings Release

Everything you need to know about T-Mobile’s earnings in one epic John Legere tweetstorm

By on February 17, 2016 at 7:40 AM.

Everything you need to know about T-Mobile’s earnings in one epic John Legere tweetstorm

T-Mobile posted its fourth-quarter and full-year results early Wednesday morning. While most company executives are on edge ahead of an earnings release, it was just another party for T-Mobile CEO John Legere and his colleagues — and for good reason. As rival carriers continue their struggle to draw in new subscribers or retain the ones they have, the “Un-carrier” managed 2.1 million net additions in the fourth quarter alone, with 1.3 million of them having been branded postpaid subscribers.

Earnings reports are generally pretty boring, so let’s try something different this time around. Here’s just about everything you need to know about T-Mobile’s earnings report, but in the form of an epic John Legere tweetstorm that took place early on Wednesday. More →

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T-Mobile JD Power Customer Satisfaction

T-Mobile has the happiest wireless subscribers

By on February 4, 2016 at 12:15 PM.

T-Mobile has the happiest wireless subscribers

Uh-oh: It looks like T-Mobile CEO John Legere has a new reason to boast about his “Un-carrier.” J.D. Power’s newest Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study shows that “T-Mobile ranks highest among wireless full-service carriers” in customer care, which means T-Mobile customers are the happiest about the customer service they receive. More →

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T-Mobile Drake Super Bowl Ad

T-Mobile does a clever ‘remix’ of ‘Hotline Bling’ for its Super Bowl ad

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

T-Mobile does a clever ‘remix’ of ‘Hotline Bling’ for its Super Bowl ad

T-Mobile has released its Super Bowl ad a little bit early and it’s actually a pretty clever “remix” of Drake’s already classic “Hotline Bling” video. Basically, it shows what would have happened if “Hotline Bling” were rewritten by wireless carrier executives who like to make you sign two-year contracts and charge you overage fees for using too much data. More →

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Fastest LTE Network America

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

By on February 2, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

Verizon has long been thought of as the nation’s broadest network, with coverage that always seems to stretch to areas where other networks don’t. AT&T is no stranger to vast network coverage either, and T-Mobile constantly touts the improvements made recently to its always-expanding 4G LTE network in TV commercials. Meanwhile Sprint continues to build out its network as well, still recovering from the WiMax mistake it made early on.

With all of this 4G coverage all over the country, one question still remains: Which carrier has the fastest 4G LTE network? More →

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Is T-Mobile Binge On Illegal

Scholar explains why T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

By on January 29, 2016 at 8:40 PM.

Scholar explains why T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

There’s no doubt that Binge On has been the most controversial initiative that T-Mobile has taken on so far, but could it actually violate the law? In a new paper (PDF), Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick makes the case that Binge On is “likely illegal” because it “violates key net neutrality principles that the Open Internet rules are designed to protect and creates harms to Internet openness that the general conduct rule is meant to prevent.” More →

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T-Mobile Binge On Amazon Video

T-Mobile expands Binge On unlimited video streaming service with Amazon Video and more

By on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

T-Mobile expands Binge On unlimited video streaming service with Amazon Video and more

T-Mobile’s “Binge On” program has spawned quite a debate over the past few months. No one is arguing that it’s something T-Mobile subscribers don’t appreciate, but it also unquestionably walks a fine line and may even cross the line into violating net neutrality. Regardless of where you stand on the matter, if you’re a T-Mobile subscriber you’re in for a bit of good news on Thursday morning: The carrier has announced that it is adding four additional services to Binge On, including the increasingly popular streaming video offering from Amazon. More →

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T-Mobile Smartphone Half Price Deal

T-Mobile deal: Buy one flagship phone, get another one at half price

By on January 27, 2016 at 7:05 PM.

T-Mobile deal: Buy one flagship phone, get another one at half price

Are you in the market for a flagship smartphone — or, more specifically, for two flagship smartphones? If so, then T-Mobile has an offer you may be interested in. Starting today, you can buy select flagship phones from the “Un-carrier” and then get 50% off a second version of the same phone. The Android phones that are eligible for the deal include the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+, the LG G4 and the LG V10. The iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are also all available as part of the deal. More →

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T-Mobile Binge On Data Use

Study reveals why Binge On was a brilliant move for T-Mobile

By on January 18, 2016 at 1:52 PM.

Study reveals why Binge On was a brilliant move for T-Mobile

I’ve personally been very critical of T-Mobile’s Binge On initiative, as I think it needlessly puts T-Mobile in between consumers and the content they want to watch. Basically, I’m uncomfortable with T-Mobile degrading all videos that go over its network — even videos from apps that aren’t part of the Binge On program — when Binge On is switched on. But while I still think Binge On has the potential to blow up in T-Mobile’s face, there are some reasons to think that it is nonetheless a brilliant business move on T-Mobile’s part that is worth the risks. More →

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