T-Mobile unwrapped Uncarrier 8.0 this morning with the announcement that they will let customers rollover their high-speed 4G LTE data from one month to the next. They are calling it Data Stash, but it’s really just rollover for data. The idea is that you might only use 2GB of your 3GB plan this month, so you should get to keep that extra unused 1GB and use it in the next month. Get it? It’s rolling over to the next month. Well, in T-Mobile’s case, they are allowing you to “stash” it and then use it next month. (more…)
Tomorrow, at 7:30AM Pacific (10:30AM Eastern), T-Mobile and its CEO will sit down for a live webcast with Yahoo News to talk through their latest Uncarrier announcements, officially known as Uncarrier 8.0. As of right now, we don’t even have guesses as to what will be announced, but there will certainly be expletives, trash talking of other carriers, and plenty of magenta. Wait, isn’t that a bit early for Legere to be calling other CEOs fat? Maybe not. (more…)
The carrier-ready version of this year’s Nexus tablet, the Nexus 9 LTE, is now available at T-Mobile. Priced at $599.76 if you buy it outright ($24.99 for 24 months with a payment plan), you are getting everything in the WiFi model that we reviewed a few weeks back, only now you have the opportunity to attach it to a carrier to gobble up data when on the go. (more…)
Over the last couple of years, we have really tried to open everyone’s mind to the idea that there are options outside of carrier contracts and the subsidy phone discount. From covering the best prepaid providers to talking about full retail phone prices and the initial launch of carrier device payment plans, you should all be well versed on the methods available for buying a new phone without a lengthy agreement. But even with all of that coverage, some of you are perfectly happy with the subsidy model and do not have a problem buying a phone on-contract or you are using the last few work-arounds remaining to keep things like unlimited data plans. And you know what? There is nothing wrong with that.
This morning, though, I was listening to Verizon CFO Fran “ShamWow” Shammo speak at a conference about the current trends in wireless, which just so happen to be device payment plans. Verizon has Edge, T-Mobile has Jump, and AT&T has Next, to name a few. Shammo insisted that while they will continue to offer Edge, 70% of their customers still to this day choose the subsidy model.
And that got me thinking – I wonder what the DL community is trending towards? Are you still locked into a wireless contract or are you now fully month-to-month?
If you follow technology news – specifically mobile related news – on a daily basis, then you likely saw the barrage of stories yesterday involving a service or company or back-alley app dealer called DT Ignite. This service was allegedly found to have been reinstalling bloatware apps on the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 after reboots, even though the users had previously uninstalled them. As people began digging deeper into this DT Ignite service, Verizon was found to have been using it as well, which of course, caused the story to grow. While this is indeed relevant news because we all hate bloatware, there are some things to talk about here.
First, we wrote about Verizon using either DT Ignite or a similar service back in July to install bloatware. We all (rightfully) freaked out then. This is not new news. (more…)
It is Cyber Monday, and the discounts keep on coming. Not to be outdone by the Google Play Store, T-Mobile is knocking $50 off the 32GB and 64GB Midnight Blue Nexus 6 models for a limited time. If you do the math, that works out to about $600 and $650, respectively.
Google’s running promotion will grant you a $50 rebate in the form of Play Store credits, but T-Mobile’s sticker price is the lowest we have seen. And remember that the Nexus 6 ships unlocked, meaning you are not tethered to T-Mobile if you choose to order from them – you can use the handset on another carrier, provided you have the SIM. (more…)
T-Mobile added 14 new music services to its Music Freedom program, this morning, including Google Play Music, which won a popular vote contest put on shortly after the music program was announced earlier this year. T-Mobile also added Xbox Music and SoundCloud, along with a bunch of smaller services you may have never heard of. (more…)