Both Rootmetrics and JD Power released separate reports this week that focus on the consumer experience and network quality from U.S. wireless carriers. The reports peg Verizon as the clear winner in both situations, while Sprint and T-Mobile struggled to even remain in the conversation. AT&T faired well, but still remains in the distance from Verizon in overall rankings, especially in the reliability category. You may remember AT&T’s “we are the most reliable network now” campaign? According to these reports, that campaign should end now if it hasn’t already. (more…)
Word from T-Mobile is that the company has reached 300,000+ pre-registration sign-ups for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung. Sign-ups began the day the phone was announced, which was only a week and a half ago. While signups won’t exactly translate to exact sales, it’s still an impressive number of people who are interested in the Galaxy S5. (more…)
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile, your Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) update is ready today. You can pull it over-the-air or via Kies, but understand that the file is roughly 500MB in size. It’s a big one.
The build once finished is N900TUVUCNB4 and Android 4.4.2, so you will be running the newest version of Android available.
Unfortunately, T-Mobile hasn’t listed a changelog other than “user improvements.” Once we have the list from Samsung (which could be here today), we’ll be sure to update this post. Until then, get to updating! (more…)
The Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) update for the LG G2 on T-Mobile has been approved and is ready for rollout as early as today. The update showed up for manual flashing at the end of last week, but today marks the begin of the over-the-air (OTA) update.
To check for the update, head into Settings>General>About phone>Update center>System updates>Check now. (more…)
LG G2 owners on T-Mobile who can’t bear to wait for the Kit Kat OTA update any longer are in luck, as it is now available for download and flashing via LG’s PC Utility. Users are also able to download the update (D80120A.kdz) from a direct download on LG’s servers, and then manually flash via the LG Mobile Support Tool. (more…)
Attempting to gain back a bit of momentum that T-Mobile continues to steal away, AT&T announced from MWC this week that the company will now offer unlimited messaging to land and mobile lines free of charge starting at the end of this week. Previously, AT&T charged customers $10 a month for international messaging. AT&T also announced that they are reducing the price of international calls to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean to 1-cent-a-minute in a plan that costs $5 a month. (more…)
T-Mobile released its 2013 Q4 earnings today, and they’re a bit mixed. Although the “UnCarrier” managed to add 1.6 million wireless subscribers, it posted a $20 million loss on earnings of $6.83 billion. That’s a 40 percent year-over-year increase in revenue, but a tad short of what investors expected ($6.95 billion). (more…)
The wait is over – the Galaxy S5 from Samsung is finally official. With its 5.1″ Full HD Display and 16MP camera, the question on everyone’s mind is, “when can I get one?” American carriers have been quick to announce availability for 2014′s most-hyped device, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and US Cellular all stating that the device will be available on their networks starting in April. (more…)