Gold Galaxy S5 Coming to All Carriers May 30, Not Just T-Mobile

Earlier today, Samsung put out a press release for all of the “tastemakers” out there. If you tastemakers were jealous that T-Mobile was the only one getting the Band-Aid Gold Galaxy S5, today is your lucky day. Samsung announced the new colorway will be available to more people on more carriers around the globe.

On May 30, T-Mobile will not be the exclusive carrier to offer the phone. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon (through select indirect retailers), and even U.S. Cellular will be offering up the Gold Galaxy S5 option for its customers.  (more…)

T-Mobile Adds “Limited Edition” Gold Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) to Line-up

T-Mobile announced this morning that they have added the gold version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to their line-up of phones, along with the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet. The Note 10.1 (2014) is up for pre-order starting today for $99 down, with in-store availability beginning June 4. The gold Galaxy S5 will arrive May 30 for a “limited” time at select retail stores and online.  (more…)

T-Mobile and Walmart Team Up to Provide Affordable 4G Tablets

When Android tablets first launched, we clamored for versions that did not require us to tie into expensive data plans. Most of us ended up choosing WiFi-only tablets because of the premium price tag attached to 4G or LTE-ready slates. Doug Chartier, senior VP at T-Mobile, says this has lead us to become trapped in the “WiFi zone” and is looking to give more people the affordable option of picking up a data-enabled tablet. He and T-Mobile are turning to Walmart for help.  (more…)

ZTE Announces Budget-friendly Concord II, Bound for T-Mobile and Metro PCS

Need proof that the mid-range smartphone market is booming? If Motorola’s announcement wasn’t evidence enough, ZTE’s new Concord II handset might convince you.

The Concord II’s specifications are anything but impressive, but that is not very surprising for a budget smartphone. It has a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 MP camera, 1,820mAh battery, and no LTE.  (more…)

MLB At Bat Premium Features Free to T-Mobile Customers

As hardcore baseball fans who are also on T-Mobile should know by now, much like last year, the carrier is offering a free subscription to the MLB At Bat application. For regular folks who are not on T-Mobile, the usual process is much more expensive. First, you can either pay for the app and its Premium features outright for $19.99 at the beginning of the season or you can sign up for a monthly subscription (which is new this year) for $2.99 a month.

On the downside, however, streaming games is not part of that package. Total ripoff, right? In order to stream games, you will need an MLB.TV subscription, which is about $24.99 a month to access games on all of your devices. Although, with a MLB.TV subscription, it comes with At Bat Premium bundled for your phone, so if you need your baseball fix on the daily, then a MLB.TV subscription is the way to go.  (more…)

T-Mobile Rolls in 2.4 Million Net Customers in Q1, More Than Verizon and AT&T Combined

T-Mobile released its Q1 2014 earnings report this morning, showing that the wireless company added 2.4 million net new subscribers. It’s the first time in the company’s history that it managed to break the 2 million mark, but you could argue that another stat surrounding the number may be more impressive. Verizon (549,000) and AT&T (“more than 1 million”) combined only brought in around 1.6 million, so the country’s fourth largest wireless carrier managed to beat out the big dogs by a mile. We would add Sprint to the party, but they lost almost 600,000 customers.  (more…)

Report: Sprint to Make Bid for T-Mobile in June or July

Sources of Bloomberg state that Sprint is getting ready to make a bid for T-Mobile. According to three sources, who wished not to be named due to the privacy of the talks, SoftBank Corp. (who owns about 80% of Sprint), is preparing a case to present to FCC regulators, as well as securing funds for acquiring T-Mobile, with a formal bid to come in June or July.

From what was stated, Sprint would be taking on about $8.6 billion in current debt of T-Mobile’s, plus the reported sticker price of the company which sits currently around $24 billion.  (more…)