During the past year, Facebook has been working to get users to view more videos on their social platform. One of the roadblocks to that is a measure Facebook had to implement when they rolled out auto-play for videos to only do that when on Wi-Fi unless a user opts in to see all videos even on cellular connections. This was done to address concerns about the impact on data usage. To help get around this, Facebook is working to have the videos not count against data caps, at least on T-Mobile thanks to that carrier’s Binge On feature. Read more
Bad news: you guys ordered too many pizzas. After launching the T-Mobile Tuesdays app that offered T-Mobile customers some pretty great rewards, it appears that Domino’s wasn’t too happy with the amount of free pizzas that were given away with the promotion. We probably should have seen this coming after the app struggled to work on the first day. Read more
Currently the only devices capable of WiFi calling on AT&T’s network are iPhones. Most newer iPhones are able to take advantage of the feature, bypassing AT&T’s network to make phone calls. It’s a useful feature if you’re trying to conserve minutes on a plan or are somewhere that the carrier just doesn’t have great coverage, but it’s been incredibly limited up to this point.
T-Mobile is very proud of their Binge On program, and they keep making it better and better. The latest update brings a handful of new partners to the carrier’s unlimited streaming option, which means there are almost 90 video services available to stream without touching your data cap. Pretty impressive stuff. Read more
One of Project Fi’s promises for users is to make sure they always have the best connection available. This is achieved by having Project Fi devices constantly assess the current connection and adjust in real time for an alternate if available, even if this means switching between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. In a move to make high quality connections more readily available, Google announced today that they are partnering with U.S. Cellular for that carrier to become the third partner cellular network for Project Fi. Read more
It looks like BlackBerry just can’t hop off the bad news train this week. Just yesterday we heard from AT&T that the Blackberry Priv hasn’t sold very well, and now today it looks like T-Mobile has stopped selling the device altogether.