Since John Legere took over as CEO of the floundering T-Mobile in 2012, incredible strides have been made in resurrecting the magenta mobile carrier. Unless you live under a rock or don’t really pay attention to tech news, you probably have heard of the widely discussed “Un-carrier” campaign launched by Legere that has breathed new life into T-Mobile and jumpstarted new life into the mobile industry by prompting other mobile carriers to change their policies in response to their caped crusading competitor.
Just how successful has the Un-carrier campaign been for T-Mobile? Well Q2 2015 reports are in and the answer is outstanding. Read more
Right now, T-Mobile is pushing a software update to the HTC One M9 on its network. The carrier updated the device’s support page this morning with a listing for new features and improvements.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both receiving a minor software update that brings some performance tweaks and battery improvements. No new features or other software, unfortunately, but with battery life being one of the top complaints about the S6 and its curved counterpart, any extra juice Samsung can squeeze out of it through software optimization is welcome. Read more
T-Mobile, fashionably late as usual, has finally launched Samsung’s latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Prime, in the United States. This release comes three months after the handset made its debut in the region through Cricket Wireless.
Today, T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray announced that the carrier is bringing new messaging capabilities on its Rich Communications Services (RCS) standard. The new service is called T-Mobile Advanced Messaging and will deliver messaging capabilities previously available only on third-party apps. Read more
If you are slightly clumsy and drop your phone too often, or don’t want to worry about breaking your expensive handset due to your butter-fingers syndrome, there is a perfect solution for you – Kyocera’s Hydro WAVE.
We’re wrapping up yet another week at Talk Android! Summer tends to be really dry for big stories, but we saw some great one this week. Between the ongoing saga between T-Mobile and the FCC, more details on the OnePlus 2, Google Fiber joining the initiative to offer free Internet access, there’s a lot to catch up on.
Here’s some of the best highlights from July 12 to July 18:
Today, the LG G4 took a big price drop. On T-Mobile’s website, you can now get a brand new LG G4 off contract for only $479, 20% off of the normal $599 price. That’s a substantial discount compared to other carriers like AT&T selling the phone for $629 and Sprint who currently sells the flagship for $599. T-Mobile is also the only carrier in the United States offering the brown leather back. And, to sweeten the discount, T-Mobile is running a special offer through July 31 for an additional back cover and battery at no extra cost. The length of the discount, though, is unknown.
T-Mobile has agreed to pay the US Federal Communications Commission $17.5 million in fines. The carrier was under investigation due to two separate 911 outages on the telecommunication provider’s network on August 8, 2014.
T-mobile will launch three affordable devices on July 22nd for its customers. The smartphones include the brand new HTC Desire 626s and the existing Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and Core Prime. Read more