T-Mobile Opens LTE Gates, Gives Customers Unlimited Access For 3 Months

T-Mobile Opens LTE Gates, Gives Customers Unlimited Access For 3 Months

It used to be that mobile phone customers actually talked on our phones a lot, and carriers limited our minutes while giving us unlimited data for our feature phones or Blackberries. Now, it’s the reverse: we have unlimited voice minutes, but limited data. As part of another attention-getting promotion, T-Mobile has announced that it plans to offer current Simple Choice customers unlimited LTE data for the next three months. [More]

FCC Chair: Video Streaming That Doesn’t Count Against Your Data Caps Is “Innovative” And “Highly Competitive”

FCC Chair: Video Streaming That Doesn’t Count Against Your Data Caps Is “Innovative” And “Highly Competitive”

The FCC’s Open Internet Rule — net neutrality — has been in effect for months now, but that doesn’t mean every question about the ins and outs of who can do what with their network is settled. Far from it, in fact. Some questions, like zero rating, have been hanging out there unresolved all this time. Except now they’re a bit more resolved, and it seems to be totally okay for the time being. [More]

Sprint Promises To Actually Cut Your Bill In Half This Time, Maybe

Sprint Promises To Actually Cut Your Bill In Half This Time, Maybe

Last year, Sprint started its “cut your bill in half” promotion, even though customers’ actual savings turned out to be more like 20% once customers acquired a new phone for Sprint. Today, Sprint announced that they’re continuing the deal and expanding it to T-Mobile customers. But not all T-Mobile customers. [More]

One of Legere's 9 Tweets from last night in response to questions about T-Mobile's new Simple Choice Amped plans.

T-Mobile CEO Tries To Explain $15/Month Price Hike For Unlimited Plan

While T-Mobile’s event-friendly news from Tuesday’s press conference was that the company was exempting a number of streaming video services from data caps, what wasn’t so loudly announced was T-Mo’s price hike for its unlimited data plan — from $80/month to $95/month for new customers. [More]

T-Mobile Unveils Free Video Streaming For Two Dozen Services, Doubles Data Plans

T-Mobile Unveils Free Video Streaming For Two Dozen Services, Doubles Data Plans

T-Mobile CEO John Legere today, at the company’s tenth “Uncarrier” announcement event, confirmed earlier reports that the big pink phone carrier will shortly stop charging streaming video against customers’ data plans. [More]

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Report: T-Mobile May Let Customers Stream Video Without Eating Into Their Data Plans

Maybe you’ve had that moment, the one where you’re 47 minutes deep in a Star Trek: The Next Generation binge session on your phone (because you can’t be bothered to find a larger screen) and you suddenly realize you haven’t switched over to WiFi. Visions of your swiftly dwindling data plan may no longer dance in front of your eyes at such times if you’re a T-Mobile customer, if a new rumor proves to be true. [More]

T-Mobile CEO Rips AT&T CEO, Asks AT&T Customers To E-Mail Him Their Suggestions

T-Mobile CEO Rips AT&T CEO, Asks AT&T Customers To E-Mail Him Their Suggestions

Yesterday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made it clear that he has no interest in hearing from customers who might have a suggestion for a new product or service. And because T-Mobile CEO John Legere will take every opportunity he can get to needle AT&T, he’s using this news to point out that he’s slightly more receptive than Dandy Randy from the Death Star — and that he’s also willing to field suggestions for AT&T. [More]

Consumer, Privacy Groups Urge Federal Regulators To Investigate T-Mobile/Experian Hack

Consumer, Privacy Groups Urge Federal Regulators To Investigate T-Mobile/Experian Hack

A week after Experian revealed that hackers stole personal information for around 15 million consumers from a database of T-Mobile customers and applicants held by the credit reporting agency, a group of 25 consumer and privacy advocates are demanding that federal regulators open an investigation into the breach.
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Virgin Mobile Offering Free Streaming Music That Won’t Count Against Customers’ Data Plans

Virgin Mobile Offering Free Streaming Music That Won’t Count Against Customers’ Data Plans

Virgin Mobile USA is taking a page out of T-Mobile’s book, and handing out free, unlimited streaming music from various partner services — that won’t count against customers’ monthly data allotments. [More]

T-Mobile, Experian Data Breach Exposes Personal Info For 15M Consumers

T-Mobile, Experian Data Breach Exposes Personal Info For 15M Consumers

Some bad news to start off October — hackers stole personal information for around 15 million consumers from a database of T-Mobile customers and applicants that was held by Experian. [More]

Sprint Leasing iPhone 6S For $1/Month With iPhone 6 Trade-In

Sprint Leasing iPhone 6S For $1/Month With iPhone 6 Trade-In

The day after T-Mobile tried to undercut all the competition by touting a $5/month lease for the iPhone 6S, Sprint is cutting even further, offering the new Apple phone for only a buck a month. [More]

How Wireless Carriers Are Prepping To Handle Texts, Tweets & Data Of 1M Pope Watchers

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The last time a pontiff visited Philadelphia, it was 1979 and the throng of onlookers — my family included — jostled to get photos with our film cameras (only to find out days later after getting the photos printed that all we had was a motion blur of part of Pope John Paul II’s car). It will be a very different story for the expected million people who will pack Philly’s Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday and Sunday. [More]

T-Mobile Claims $.20/Minute Coverage In “All” Of Europe, But What About Andorra? What About Andorra??

T-Mobile's Simple Global option covers "all of Europe," except for the glorious 181 square miles that is Andorra.

Today, T-Mobile brashly announced — using italics to stress how big a deal it is — that its Simple Choice plans can be used to make “low flat-rate calls for just $0.20 a minute in a total of 145 countries and destinations worldwide—including all of Europe,” but for some reason the magenta-infused wireless provider apparently missed the five minutes in high school European History class where their teacher offhandedly mentioned something about Andorra. [More]

T-Mobile Slashes iPhone 6S Price To $20/Month; Offers Lifetime Coverage Guarantee

T-Mobile Slashes iPhone 6S Price To $20/Month; Offers Lifetime Coverage Guarantee

At yesterday’s big reveal of the new — ooh, ahh — iPhone 6S, Apple estimated that the standard 24-month installment plan for one of these new phones would run around $27/month. Apple itself is launching a new offering at $32/month with the ability to upgrade every year. This morning, T-Mobile raised the big “give us a try” flag by saying it will sell the iPhone 6S for only $20/month. [More]

T-Mobile CEO Has No Idea What People Are Doing With 2 TB Of Mobile Data, Vows To Stop Them

T-Mobile CEO Has No Idea What People Are Doing With 2 TB Of Mobile Data, Vows To Stop Them

Heads up, mobile data hogs: T-Mobile is on to your tethering shenanigans and your testing the limits of what “unlimited data” means. In a blog post, CEO John Legere says that the company plans to go after its biggest “network abusers,” and it will begin today. What’s “abuse,” according to Legere? Using as much as two terabytes of data per month. [More]

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What Can You Do If Your Mobile Carrier Sends You An Update That Breaks Your Phone?

When you buy a new phone or tablet, you’re not just buying it as-is in its current state. Software is dynamic, and constantly updated. In a sense, then, you’re also making a bet that your device will keep working into the future, after countless rounds of mandatory system updates. And usually, it does! But every once in a while, something goes wrong. And for that small handful of consumers, that’s where the real trouble begins. [More]

T-Mobile Officially Passes Sprint, Clocks In At No. 3 Among Wireless Providers

T-Mobile Officially Passes Sprint, Clocks In At No. 3 Among Wireless Providers

After months of speculation that T-Mobile might finally surpass Sprint to become the nation’s #3 wireless provider, the numbers are in and the two companies have officially switched positions. [More]

T-Mobile Now Exempts 33 Streaming Music Services From Data Limits, Adds Apple Music

T-Mobile Now Exempts 33 Streaming Music Services From Data Limits, Adds Apple Music

Last year, T-Mobile added a benefit for their customers that no other mobile provider had tried: data used for music streaming services doesn’t count against their data allowance. Since the launch, Big Magenta has taken suggestions from their users for new services to add, and now they’re up to a total of 33 services that are part of the program. [More]