No-contract wireless plans are getting a lot of attention lately, now that we have unlocked Android smartphones that support LTE networks in the US. I recently purchased the unlocked HTC One Developer Edition and I paired it with a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan, but I also wanted to test the device on AT&T. ... Read More »
When it comes to no-contract wireless plans, most of the tech world is completely clueless on how the plans operate and what experiences they provide. I won’t claim to be the top expert on the no-contract world, but I haven’t been under the weight of a wireless contract for over a year and ... Read More »
Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 was expected to go on sale this weekend in the US, but “overwhelming demand” has pushed back the launch for several carriers. As of this writing, only AT&T plans to sell the device this Saturday, April 27th, while Sprint and T-Mobile have pushed back their releases. Verizon also announced their pre-order ... Read More »
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Today MetroPCS shareholders approved the merger with T-Mobile USA, after Deutsche Telekom had sweetened their offer last week. The proposed deal gives Deutsche Telekom a 74 percent stake in the merged entity and MetroPCS shareholders a $1.5 billion cash payment. Once the transaction is complete, T-Mobile will gain 9 million subscribers, boosting their total customer base ... Read More »
We already knew the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was coming soon, and now we have some tentative release dates to circle on our calendar. Engadget received an internal document from Staples which states the Galaxy S 4 will arrive at AT&T on April 26th, T-Mobile on May 1st, and Verizon on May 30th. Sprint was ... Read More »
Last month T-Mobile un-leashed their no-contract Simple Choice plans, which separated the mobile device costs from the service plan. This is a relatively new concept for the Big 4 US carriers, but Virgin Mobile recently reminded us that they have offered similar no-contract plans for Android devices since 2011.
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“This is the biggest crock of shit I’ve ever heard in my entire life,” said T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere when talking about traditional wireless contracts and subsidized smartphones. “Do you have any idea how much you are paying? Everybody hates the high cost and crazy complexity of rate plans, and I hope I’ve been clear ... Read More »
Before we get started, we need to clear a few things up. T-Mobile will not be selling the HTC One for $99. Our title is blatantly misleading to show you what consumers will see when the walk into a T-Mobile store in April to purchase the HTC One. As part of Read More »
When Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4 they said it would launch in Q2, and now the first US carrier has revealed an actual date. Today T-Mobile announced that the Galaxy S 4 will be available on their network starting May 1. No other US carriers have provided specific launch dates, but we ... Read More »
Today T-Mobile announced several bold moves in an attempt to become America’s “Un-carrier.” As expected, they are ending contracts and device subsidies, offering simple unlimited plans, rolling out their new 4G LTE network, and offering the iPhone 5.
“These bold moves serve notice that T-Mobile is canceling its membership in the out-of-touch wireless ... Read More »