Last night, T-Mobile CEO John Legere teased incoming news related to Google’s new Pixel phone. Since the phone is only available through the Google Store, Verizon, or Best Buy, we were curious how T-Mobile would try and attach themselves to it. Certainly, Verizon’s carrier exclusive on the Pixel couldn’t be up this soon, could it? Of course not. T-Mobile’s Pixel news doesn’t involve them selling the phone, it involves them giving you a discount if you bring one over to their network and sign-up for T-Mobile One. (more…)
T-Mobile opened up pre-orders for the LG V20 this morning. The phone still won’t arrive until October 28, but you can get in now and lock up at least $350 in goodies if you trade in “any working 4G smartphone.”
According to T-Mobile, any working 4G phone of yours is worth at least $200. That means you could get more, but you are guaranteed at least that as long as the phone connects to “4G.” On top of the trade-in deal, T-Mo is tossing in a pair of B&O H3 headphones with a value set at $149 and a free tablet. Your tablet choices, as long as you sign a 24-month agreement for the V20, are the LG G Pad X 8.0 or the G Pad F 8.0. (more…)
When we last left you on Friday, both Sprint and AT&T released statements suggesting that they would accept exchanges of “safe” Galaxy Note 7 devices, after a report or two had surfaced of those same “safe” replacement devices catching fire. Then, as the weekend unfolded, numerous new reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7s arrived and carriers quickly abandoned ship. Most, in fact, have completely halted sales of the device while we wait for Samsung to tell us what the hell is going on. Two reports have also said that Samsung has stopped production of the device temporarily. (more…)
While no body of our government or Samsung has confirmed the recent report that a replacement Galaxy Note 7 up and exploded on a domestic Southwest airplane, AT&T and Sprint seem to wish it was just over already.
Recently confirmed by Engadget, both carriers are accepting exchanges on the Galaxy Note 7, even if it was a replacement device for a recalled unit picked up last month. Once exchanged, you are free to pick any other device on the network. (more…)
Google’s ad blitz for its new Pixel phones has much greater reach than any other product ad campaign of theirs I can recall. We are seeing non-stop TV ads, carefully placed billboards in major cities, and even full four-page ads in newspapers like USA Today. But one thing I keep seeing accompany these ads needs some clarification. (more…)
T-Mobile announced this morning it will extend its current offering of free high-speed “unlimited” data to all users who are traveling throughout South America and Europe. Specifically, customers on a post-paid account receive this benefit at no extra cost, while also not having to activate or deactivate the feature. It’s simply built right into the plan. (more…)