T-Mobile’s New LTE-A Tech Offers Up to 400Mbps Speeds on Select Devices in Select Cities

Following Verizon’s announcement of LTE-A for select markets, T-Mobile is looking to one up the competition, as it always is. To do so, the carrier is launching 4×4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), as well as 256 QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and 64 QAM.

To explain, 4×4 MIMO means there are double the number of data paths between a cell site and your phone. According to T-Mobile, “Double the paths = up to double the speed than before!” Of course, not all T-Mobile customers will benefit from this technological advancement.  (more…)

Carriers Acknowledge Note 7 Battery Recall, Most Offer Immediate Exchanges and Refunds (Updated)

UPDATE:  Samsung has now revealed an official exchange program for the Galaxy Note 7 recall. Full details at this post, but you may want to read some of the details below for your specific carrier.

UPDATE 2: We have updated each carrier section below with the latest details.

All of the major US carriers have now acknowledged that they have stopped sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, following Samsung’s statement about battery cell issues and an impending recall. While most seem to still be working with Samsung to determine the best course of action for replacing the Note 7 you may have purchased with a new one, almost all of them are offering immediate returns and full refunds with no re-stocking fee should concerns over exploding batteries have you worried.

Below, you’ll find statements and details from each carrier.  (more…)

T-Mobile Tuesday Gets New Gifts Like Free Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings, and PetSmart

T-Mobile is quite proud of the T-Mobile Tuesdays initiative, claiming to have provided millions of free goodies to customers all across America. To be ever more exact, the carrier states it has thanked over 4 million customers with 14 million gifts. That’s quite the thanking.

Moving forward, T-Mobile announced it is bringing new gifts into the mix, partnering with new companies to freshen it up. Next week, customers can take advantage of a free 6″ chicken sub from Subway. Additionally, a few lucky people can win Subway-catered parties, with one lucky individual winning free Subway sandwiches for an entire year.  (more…)

T-Mobile Tweaks Unlimited ONE Plan After Backlash, Adds ONE “Plus” Option

Shortly after T-Mobile introduced the T-Mobile ONE plan a couple of weeks back, the backlash over its sneakiness and lack of value was swift and harsh. And rightfully so, as the plan wasn’t exactly built to be the ultimate unlimited plan that T-Mobile described. It included a number of major issues, like the fact that it was a terrible option for individuals who like HD video and need high-speed data for tethering.

Today, because T-Mobile says that it does “something the [other] carriers would never do,” which is listen to customer feedback, changes to the ONE plan have been introduced, along with a new “Plus” option.

So what’s new? Quite a bit actually.  (more…)