T-Mobile has been on a roll with software updates lately. The carrier version of the Galaxy Note Edge is now officially seeing the Lollipop update OTA from T-Mobile, bringing a few features and the revamped Android software that Google introduced last year.
Unfortunately, it’s only 5.0, and not 5.1, but that’s still better than KitKat. You’ll need about 3 GB of space free for the update, but hopefully you haven’t crammed enough stuff onto your 32 GB device for that to be a problem. Read more
AT&T has launched a new rewards program for customers called Plenti. The program works within an app available on smartphones and allows customers to make purchases for rewards points. The carrier has partnered with many big brands for earning and spending points, including Exxon, Enterprise, and Hulu, among others. Read more
Verizon has announced that they are launching a special bonus for prepaid customers to entice them to enroll in auto pay. Verizon is providing an additional 1GB of data to customers who sign up for auto pay. The additional block of data will be available after the first successful auto pay is made and according to Verizon will continue on a monthly basis as long as the customer stays enrolled. Verizon has extended the offer to their current customers who are already enrolled in auto pay.
Verizon offers a couple prepaid plans. For $45 per month users can get 1 GB of data, so this new offer will double the amount of data they have available. Users could also get a 2.5 GB per month plan for $60 and with this latest bonus, they would have access to 3.5 GB of data per month.
If you are a Verizon prepaid customer or may be thinking about signing up, hit the source link for more information on this latest deal and how to get a prepaid plan.
Samsung usually isn’t the quickest when it comes to Android update, but it looks like they’ve worked some magic with T-Mobile, as the Galaxy S6 Edge is now receiving the Android 5.1.1 update over the air. Only the Edge variant on T-Mobile specifically is seeing the update, but that might just mean that the normal S6 (and other carrier models) will join the party soon. Read more
Soon, travelers within the United States that are also Sprint customers will notice free access to Boingo’s WiFi at select airports. The two companies announced a multi-year agreement that supplies Sprint customers with free Boingo WiFi access in thirty-five airports located throughout the United States. Through the auto-authenticating networks, customers save data (and money) by not devouring data while waiting for departure. Sprint and Boingo tested “millions” of devices to ensure the quality of connecting to the WiFi networks.
Hit the break for the list of airports and full press release.
Once again, customers of T-Mobile are receiving free access to the premium features of MLB At Bat. The carrier will allow customers to download MLB At Bat starting May 1 and use premium features that include streaming of all games, in-game highlights, and live look-ins on key plays. All of this would normally cost $19 per season.
The initial download of the app must be done on T-Mobile’s network in order to authenticate and activate the premium features at no cost.
We just heard that Samsung is bringing Guest Mode to the Android 5.1 update, and now it’s rolling already? One user over at XDA is reporting that his T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge received the Android 5.1.1 update.
I don’t think this means that it’s officially rolling out, but it does mean that it’s being tested which is a good thing. It’s more than likely that it’s pure luck that his device received it. There could be others, but who knows if they even read tech blogs.
The CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, has been quite open about almost everything that pertains to the mobile industry. And amidst allegations of the carrier throttling speeds of the users on its Unlimited 4G LTE data plans, he has now categorically stated that these allegations are false.
Sprint has announced that it’s now offering 50% off its 100MB and 1GB data plans for tablets, cutting the cost down to $5 or $7.50 per month, respectively, on a 6-month tariff.
The first quarter of 2015 treated T-Mobile and it shows as the carrier generated $7.8 billion, an increase of 13.1% over the same time last year. That growth comes off of T-Mobile gaining nearly two million new customers in the quarter. For the eighth consecutive quarter, the carrier has added more than one million new customers. Service revenue did decline, though, as Data Stash meant some paid data was covered. T-Mobile has a strategy that focuses on luring in new customers rather than cashing in on existing ones.
On the network side, T-Mobile announced that its 4G LTE network should cover 300 million people in the United States by the end of the year. The carrier’s network currently spans across 275 million people. It also expects to have more than 200 markets with wideband LTE by year’s end with the number currently standing at 157.
Hit the break for the full press release.