T-Mobile went live with VoLTE service in Seattle back at the end of May. As of this week, they have expanded to San Francisco, according to CEO John Legere.
For those not familiar, Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) allows users to place higher quality voice calls over their LTE data connection, but also use data at the same time. It is the future of LTE, a service that both AT&T and Verizon have already announced plans for. AT&T launched VoLTE on May 23 in a handful of smaller markets, while Verizon is waiting until later this year to go live with a full, nationwide launch. (more…)
On April 30, news broke that Sprint was readying a bid to purchase T-Mobile. Today, according to sources familiar with the deal, the two companies have agreed on a price, settling at about $40 per T-Mo share. At that price, and with T-Mobile’s reported debt of about $14.5 billion, the company’s “theoretical enterprise value” sits around $40.8 billion.
Not only is it reported that the companies have agreed upon a price for purchase, but have also agreed on a value if the deal is broken up, much like we saw when AT&T put in a bid for T-Mobile in 2011. (more…)
Normally around this time of year, I am only worried about a gift for my father to celebrate Father’s Day. However, being a freshly-graduated adult has shown me that you sometimes have more to worry about. For people possibly in the same situation, T-Mobile is offering up a discount on their tablet line, allowing customers to save a few bucks. (more…)
Remember the invites for participation in a soak test of a new software update that Motorola sent out last week to owners of the T-Mobile (unlocked) Moto X? Remember how we had no idea what it was? We now know. It’s Android 4.4.3 and what is more than likely a new record for an Android version update for non-Nexus or Google Play Edition phone.
The update, as can be seen in the screenshot above, not only includes Android 4.4.3, but introduces improved image quality and the ability to pause video while recording, as well. Users will also see the new dialer application that we highlighted yesterday, plus support for Motorola Alert, an app that was previously an exclusive to the Moto E. (more…)
According to T-Mobile support, the Nexus 5 will receive an update to Android 4.4.3 starting today. The update includes “security enhancements” and “various bug fixes.” The build number is KTU84M. And that is about all we know.
The Android 4.4.3 update has seemingly been in the works for a few months, with supposed rollout said to happen “at any minute” a couple of times.
Update: T-Mobile says the Nexus 7 (2013) is getting Android 4.4.3 today as well, build KTU84L. Cheers BiggiePhat!
Update 2: Nexus 4 now added to the list.
Is today finally the day? (more…)
Motorola is inviting owners of the T-Mobile Moto X to participate in a soak test for a new software update. No other details have been provided to members of the Motorola Feedback Network. Keep in mind that the phone is already running the most current version of Android, which is 4.4.2. So what is it? Your guess is as good as ours.
We did see a Motorola exec tease something for this week, saying that his company has a release that we will “really enjoy,” but that could be app-related rather than firmware-related.
Once this update begins rolling out, we will try to find out what is new. (more…)
T-Mobile announced this afternoon that they will hold Uncarrier 5.0 on June 18 at an event in Los Angeles. The only wording included in the invite says “We don’t play it safe and sound.” To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what that is hinting at.
In the past, we have seen T-Mobile eliminate contracts, move to monthly payment device plans, change how often you can upgrade phones, pay early termination fees (ETF) for customers who leave current carriers to join their network, hand out free tablet data for life, give plans free international data, and more. (more…)
As expected, T-Mobile will be one of four major US carriers to sell LG’s G3 when it launches in the US later this year. Uniquely, though, the carrier announced a contest for entrants to win a G3 before its official release.
T-Mobile will give away an advanced release “Beta model” every day through June 29. Much like the carrier’s Galaxy S5 promotion, registration for the contest will require pre-registering for the G3 (i.e., providing an e-mail address and contact details) through the carrier’s website. (more…)