We are finally finished with the T-Mobile UnCarrier 4.0 press event, so the news is already official. T-Mobile is indeed going to pay Early Termination Fees (ETF) for families who transfer service from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Word of this move has been reported a number of times, including from us thanks to a reader who spotted an ad for the initiative last night. (more…)
Last night, we scooped at least one of T-Mobile’s announcements for this afternoon’s UnCarrier 4.0 event. Apparently, T-Mobile will introduce a program today at 12:30pm PST to pay off “your family’s termination fees when you trade in your devices.” While that is a major announcement for T-Mo, that may not be the only thing up their sleeves.
T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, has already been making serious headlines this week, after getting kicked out of a party that AT&T was hosting. He’s a very radical thinker in the mobile space, and has zero filter when it comes to speaking about the competition, so we are positive that he will have a few great quotes for us today. (more…)
This evening, hours before T-Mobile takes the stage at CES 2014 for UnCarrier part 4, an ad popping up on tech sites has essentially confirmed part of the program. According to the ad – which we have included below – T-Mobile will pay “your family’s termination fees when you trade in your devices.” This news may sound familiar since it has been rumored for weeks as T-Mobile’s next “pain point” to tackle. (more…)
If you are the owner of an LG G2 on T-Mobile, you should start checking your device for an update. T-Mobile is rolling out a tiny OTA update to these devices on their network starting today and running through the next few weeks. The build number will be updated to D80110g, but other than that not too much will change. (more…)
For a while now, the relations between AT&T and T-Mobile have been a bit strained to say the least. Things between the two carriers came to a personal head last night a party that AT&T was throwing for its developers. When T-Mobile CEO John Legere showed up, just wanting to hear some Macklemore, he was promptly kicked out. Drama! (more…)
Not to be outdone by AT&T, T-Mobile expanded its 4G LTE network into 14 new markets today.
The move is one of many by the carrier in recent months to improve the quality of its 4G network. T-Mobile recently began using spectrum acquired from US Cellular and MetroPCS to improve LTE speeds, and plans to purchase chunks of Verizon’s 700 MHz A-Block for future expansion. The developments are a promising response to T-Mobile’s middling performance in JD Power’s August assessment of US cellular networks. (more…)
During LG’s opening CES 2014 press event, the mobile announcements were scarce, but they did give us a Q1 launch for the curvy, G Flex. No pricing was announced nor were specific dates, but we do know that it will arrive on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Verizon is missing from the party.
Sources of ours told us back in December to expect the phone in February.
It’s no secret at this point that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is looking to make waves in the mobile industry. All the UnCarrier plans and smack talk against other carriers will only get you so far if your network performance can’t back it up. It looks like T-Mobile is starting off 2014 by expanding that network coverage with a little help from Verizon. (more…)