The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday, filed a complaint against T-Mobile, accusing the wireless carrier of practicing “cramming,” or obscuring third-party premium SMS fees in hard-to-understand monthly bills.
The motion alleges that T-Mobile took a 30% to 40% cut of many fees and pocketed millions of dollars beginning in 2012, often failing or refusing to refund affected subscribers until last year in 2013. (more…)
KnockOn, a security feature introduced on the LG G Pro 2 back at MWC, is making its way to older devices. Announced this morning by T-Mobile, current LG G2 owners on the network will receive an update this week, bringing the KnockOn feature to their devices.
With KnockOn, users can set a user-created pattern on their lockscreen, allowing them to stay away from the usual PIN or circular pattern unlock software that is used on all Android devices. (more…)
The LG G3 was announced back on May 27 and went on-sale the following day in Korea. Since then, we have been watching closely for any news out of a US carrier related to a potential launch date, since the G3 is easily one of the most anticipated Android devices of 2014. Today, we have something concrete from T-Mobile.
The LG G3 will arrive in T-Mobile stores on July 16 and can be pre-ordered today. (more…)
Back in late 2012, we asked the community what the reason was for sticking with their current carrier. At the time, LTE networks and coverage dominated the vote, with a growing percentage suggesting that nothing was keeping them with their current carrier, and that they would be moving on as soon as their contract expired.
Here we are almost two years later, T-Mobile has gone all Uncarrier on us, smartphone payment plans are taking over, 2-year contracts are dying, and almost everyone claims to have a massive LTE network. So let’s ask again, to see if anything has changed.
Why are you with your current carrier?
Throughout T-Mobile’s Uncarrer event last night, CEO John Legere acted as he typically does during his company’s press events – like the renegade leader of a scrappy wireless company who holds nothing back when it comes to talking about the practices of his competitors. He can be vulgar and borderline offensive, but up until now, his act has mostly just generated chuckles from media and consumers. Last night, though, some would argue that he took things a little too far. Actually, even he is admitting it. (more…)
If you thought that T-Mobile was done making moves after its event last night, you would be wrong. T-Mobile is looking to continue to impress people with the roll-out of their VoLTE service to more markets around the country, assuming those people have devices that are ready to take advantage of it. Starting today, updates are coming to devices like the G Flex, Note 3, and Galaxy S5 with support for all of the new markets. (more…)
T-Mobile started off the night with Uncarrier 5.0, an event that included announcements for their new Test Drive plan and new VoLTE and Wideband LTE markets. If you thought they were done there, you were wrong. They kicked off Uncarrier 6.0 before the show ended, a new “Music Freedom” movement that focuses on the music streaming you do from your phone. In short, they are making streaming from some of the biggest services not count against your data plan. Stream all you want, folks. (more…)
As of today, thanks to new Uncarrier announcements by T-Mobile, their VoLTE and Wideband LTE network has expanded into all sorts of new markets. According to a blog post by Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray, VoLTE is now in 15 markets after having launched in Seattle only weeks ago, plus Wideband LTE is now in 16 markets.
Below, you will find a list of the new markets. (more…)