After BT acquired the UK’s largest network, EE, all eyes have been focused on whether CK Hutchison (owner of Three UK) would be allowed to buy O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. The question has been answered, and while it isn’t good news for the companies involved, it could be some welcome news for UK consumers. The European Commission has ruled against allowing the deal on the grounds that it would have reduced customer choice and likely seen prices increase. Read more
If you are in the market for a family plan, T-Mobile is hoping to entice you to jump over to their network with a new Simple Choice family plan launching on May 11th. Consumers do have to sign up for at least four lines of service, but if they do they will get 6GB of LTE data on each line at a cost of $30 per line per month, or $120 per month for a family of four. Additional lines can be added for only $20 per month. Read more
T-Mobile has agreed to an interconnect and roaming deal with Cuba that will make it easier to call and text people in Cuba, as well as help out those that are planning to travel to Cuba with a T-Mobile phone and service. T-Mobile follows Sprint and Verizon, both of which have deals with Cuba in place already. Read more
While the Huawei P9 launched just over a month ago at an event in London, the handset has only recently started shipping out to the people who placed pre-orders. The Huawei P9 has an official RRP of £449, but the UK carrier, GiffGaff, were offering it on Pay As You Go for as little as £369 last week. We thought that was pretty good at the time, but it’s actually possible to get the P9 even cheaper, for just £300 plus top-up in fact. Read more
Near the end of last week, U.S. carrier Verizon started selling the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) for $168. Now, AT&T has made the same phone available on its wireless service.
T-Mobile’s ‘Un-carrier’ moves have contributed to big gains when it comes to the number of subscribers. According to reports, the carrier’s next move will be all about giveaways and freebies.
If you don’t need the latest and greatest phone, T-Mobile is running a pretty great deal that will net you any of Samsung’s 2015 flagships with a hefty mail-in rebate. Sure, they’re about a year old at this point, but they’re still fantastic phones at pretty decent prices. Read more
LG G Pad X8.3 owners on Verizon will begin to receive Marshmallow over-the-air today. This update will bring all the latest features from both Google and Marshmallow including Doze mode for battery saving, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you in control of your privacy.