RootMetrics performance review for 2014: Verizon leads in all categories, T-Mobile gives impressive metro speed performance

rootmetrics_performancereview2014_picture1

RootMetrics, a consumer focused, independent mobile network tester, has released its latest United States report discussing where mobile carriers are leading and where they’re falling behind.

For 2014, RootMetrics has taken the crown away from AT&T and given it to Verizon, who took first place in all of the categorical breakdowns RootMetrics tested.
Read more

[Deal] Grab the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet for free at T-Mobile for Valentine’s Day

t-mobile-alcatel-onetouch-pop-7

If you’re a T-Mobile customer and in need of a new tablet, you’re in luck. They have brought back the “Tablet on Us” promotion to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Starting this Thursday, February 12, you can grab the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 for $0 down and $0 payments assuming you have a qualifying data plan (1GB or higher). All you will have to do is pay the sales tax and keep your plan for 24 months. Not a bad deal.

The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 might not be the greatest tablet in the world, but we are talking Free and it will work on-the-go with its 4G connectivity.

You have until February 16th to get in on this deal.


Read more

HTC One (M8) for T-Mobile to get Lollipop on February 10

t-mobile_htc_one_m8_update_021015_screengrab

The HTC One (M8) for T-Mobile was originally scheduled to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in a software update sometime today. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be happening as there is an hour left in the day (on the east coast) and no such update has arrived. On T-Mobile’s support page for the HTC handset, February 10 is listed as the new date for Lollipop to start rolling out. The software update will be labeled as build 4.20.531.4 and the start of the roll out is tomorrow; therefore, it may take a few days for the update to reach all device owners.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the update.

Source: T-Mobile

Motorola Moto E (2015) for Sprint listed on Best Buy’s site

motorola_moto_g_2015_best_buy_listing

Pretty soon, we expect Motorola to announce the next version of its affordable Moto E handset. A product page went live earlier today on Best Buy’s site showing that the device would cost $99. This specific listing is for the Sprint variant as a prepaid option. Also, specifications and images of the device were included. The Moto E (2015) does not seem to have changed all that much compared to its predecessor.

Hit the break for specifications and images of the device.


Read more

T-Mobile HTC One (M8) getting Android 5.0 Lollipop this Monday, February 9

android_lollipop_tweet

Owners of the HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile have something to get excited about this weekend. Android 5.0 Lollipop will start pushing to the device starting this Monday, February 9th.

This news comes from Mo Versi who Tweeted that the update has received technical approval.

Sprint already started pushing the update to their branded One (M8) today, so we can only assume that AT&T and Verizon won’t be too far behind.

source: @moversi

WIND Mobile introduces $39 plan with unlimited data in Canada and the U.S.

wind_mobile_logo

The fourth largest carrier in Canada is WIND Mobile and today the company is introducing a plan that gives attention to customers that frequent the United States. The new $39 per month plan offers unlimited 3G data in both Canada and the United States. It is a great offer considering no other carrier in Canada has unlimited rolling when customers go south of Canada. Also, WIND Mobile has dropped a monthly $10 service fee for customers taking advantage of this plan.

Hit the break for a comparison of WIND Mobile plans.


Read more

Sprint cares more about improving than its rank among carriers

marcelo_claure

As it stands today, Sprint holds the title as the third largest carrier in the United States. Only Verizon and AT&T stand in front of Sprint while T-Mobile watches from the back. But staying in third place seems difficult when John Legere has committed to putting Team Magenta ahead of Sprint by the end of 2015. T-Mobile has launched an attack on the wireless industry with competitive deals and unrivaled incentives.

Sprint has received plenty of negative attention due to the network’s quality being poor and pricing not matching service. Slowly though, things are changing because the carrier has invested in improving its network and introduced plenty of promotions. Marcelo Claure, the CEO of Sprint, feels that Legere is “in for a rude awakening” and will allow to “let actions speak.”

Hit the break for more.


Read more