T-Mobile, jokingly saying it “announced its own version of the Boston Tea Party,” will be offering existing and new T-Mobile customers with unlimited data some exclusive savings this tax season starting on February 1.
With last year’s P8 Lite proving to be a success, Huawei has launched the P8 Lite 2017 that brings some welcome upgrades with it such as a bigger, higher resolution display, a higher capacity battery, more RAM and better cameras. The P8 Lite 2017 will also launch running Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 out of the box. Join us after the break for more details.
Remember back in December when T-Mobile was giving away a free year of DirecTV Now to AT&T customers that switched carriers? That’s arguably the most aggressive promotion we’ve ever seen in the wireless industry, but in typical T-Mobile fashion, the Un-carrier has another move to rub things in just a little bit more.
Tidal has had a pretty bumpy lifespan with only a few blips of relevance here and there. It’s struggled to gain any traction against Spotify, Google, and Apple, which is why we’ve heard so many rumors about other companies potentially buying the struggling music service.
DirecTV Now ended up being a pretty middling endeavor, in my opinion, but the early numbers say things are looking promising for the internet streaming service. In its first month alone, DTV Now scooped up 200,000 subscribers, and that number doesn’t include people still in their trial period. 100% of that number includes paying customers.
T-Mobile announced a new wrinkle for their T-Mobile Tuesday giveaways for the next scheduled day on January 24th. Incorporating a bit of a “pay it forward” philosophy, T-Mobile is going to make it possible for participants to gift a giveaway item to friend or family member.
In case you’ve forgotten, tomorrow (Jan 20th), is the day that the 45th President of the United States is sworn into office, with the President-elect, Donald Trump, becoming the President for the next 4 years at least. Because so many people are expected to visit Washington D.C. on the big day to witness the occasion, it’s expected that carrier networks in the area will be under strain. With this in mind, AT&T has announced that it has spent 2-years planning planned for the day, with LTE capacity set to be increased by 400% in the area.
Despite being recalled, apparently Verizon still has thousands of users on their network still holding onto their Galaxy Note 7. This is after Verizon sent out updates preventing the battery from charging whatsoever, which means these last few people are very adamant about keeping their potential safety hazard phone.
Sprint has struggled to stay competitive in a quickly changing market, especially since T-Mobile has been incredibly aggressive on the lower-end of the spectrum. This has forced the carrier to focus on just one segment of their business at a time, and since Sprint has itself spread over multiple brands, some portions have lost quite a bit of ground to competitors.
No, this isn’t a throwback post. There’s yet again a chance a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint actually happens in the future. The subject came up at CES 2017, and T-Mobile’s CEO wouldn’t deny the possibility despite insulting the competitor just minutes before. It brings us back to 2013-2014 when Softbank, Sprint’s parent company, began pursuing T-Mobile with a major investment.
In some respects, CES 2017 has lacked a large mobile presence this year. Up to this point, all we’ve really seen is stuff from Huawei and ASUS. But, today, T-Mobile has a big event planned. What could possibly be up the Un-carrier’s sleeve next? We’re about to find out.