T-Mobile is “Pivoting” Away From Pushing Unlimited Data Plans

During a an interview given at the Deutsche Bank 24th Annual Media, Internet and Telecom Conference a couple of weeks back, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter made comments about his company “pivoting” away from unlimited data plans. That’s headline grabbing news because the UnCarrier has always been able to heavily promote its previously-affordable unlimited data plan as a great alternative to whatever overpriced tiered data plan AT&T and Verizon will get you into for similar money.  (more…)

Unlocked LG G5 on B&H Photo Should Work on GSM and CDMA Networks (Verizon Included)

B&H Photo is now listing the LG G5 on its website, available for purchase starting April 1. However, this isn’t an ordinary carrier-specific variant. Instead, this unlocked model, according to the product listing, features LTE bands that would make it compatible with all of the top US carriers, including Verizon.

Usually, consumers only see this much carrier compatibility from Nexus or similar devices, so seeing LG embrace this type of functionality, which is known to be extremely beneficial for buyers, is a great thing.  (more…)

YouTube Joins Binge On After T-Mobile Changes Program for Video Providers

Back in December, YouTube decided that it wasn’t happy with T-Mobile’s Binge On video service and raised some important questions, partly because T-Mobile was being ultra sneaky about how it worked, but also because T-Mobile was throttling their streams even though they weren’t participating. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere threw a couple of big, embarrassing fits about YouTube’s concerns, because apparently, no one is allowed to question pink Batman. Legere just couldn’t see how anyone could be offended by what his company was doing with Binge On, assuming that those with concerns all had some sort of agenda.

As it turns out, YouTube (and the rest of us who had issues with Binge On) really just wanted the program to be more transparent and not do sneaky things, like throttle the companies who were not choosing to participate or make it difficult for people to opt-out. Funny how that’s a bad thing, especially to the CEO of a company who has spent the past few years calling out his competitors for not being open and upfront about policies or sales programs.

Today, after some obvious back-room negotiations took place between T-Mobile and YouTube, the two companies have co-announced that YouTube (and Google Play Movies & TV) will join Binge On, thanks to some new changes.  (more…)

T-Mobile to Offer Free Season of MLB.TV Premium to Customers

Last year, T-Mobile offered a free MLB At Bat subscription for mobile customers. That subscription carried a $20 value, which was a nice little extra goodie, but for 2016, T-Mobile should be your only choice in wireless carriers if baseball is your sport of choice. For this year’s baseball season, T-Mobile will offer a complete season of MLB.TV Premium, a $110 value, for absolutely free.  (more…)

Where to Buy the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Still haven’t decided whether or not to pull the trigger on a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge? Today is the day that you can officially buy them in stores, so you can finally make a decision after your own personal hands-on time. While a number of you pre-ordered because you knew from day 1 that one of these would be your next phone, we know that a number of you have been waiting to get your paws on them in person. Thankfully, everyone should have them today, including  the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, plus the big retailers as well (Best Buy, Target, etc.).

If you need quick links to them, we have those below. For specific pricing and all of the deals that each carrier or retailer is including, you’ll want to check out this post. We’re talking freebies that include the Gear VR, microSD cards, Netflix for a year, and more.  (more…)