Many of the latest and greatest technologies come out of the US. Streaming services like Netflix have revolutionized the way the world watches movies and TV shows. However, to watch Netflix you need data, and US consumers are paying nearly 20 times more for data compared to Europeans.
MetroPCS, the prepaid service connected to T-Mobile, is starting to see some trickle-down effect from T-Mobile’s Uncarrier efforts with three new changes to the MetroPCS service. To help data hungry consumers, MetroPCS is adding an extra 1 GB of 4G data capacity on “its most popular plans.” They are also expanding the amount of data available through Mobile Hotspot tethering, moving it up to 8 GB of data from 6 GB of data. Read more
Right off the heels of a leaked Samsung roadmap for Android 6.0, an XDA user with a Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile was found running an early build of Marshmallow for the device. Considering that the Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to get Android 6.0 this December, this early build could have some credibility to it.
Last Thursday, we reported that Motorola had entered the initial development stages of the much-anticipated Android 6.0 update for a handful of its latest devices. Today, however, David Schuster, VP of Product Sales and Operations at Motorola, revealed that this upgrade is more than just a standard factory one. It will, in fact, transport compatibility for a new LTE band to one of the Lenovo-owned company’s smartphones.
As the dust settles from T-Mobile’s announcement yesterday that a new, unlimited video streaming option is being created on their network called Binge On, more details about other changes T-Mobile is making to their business have started to emerge. Among the changes, T-Mobile is going to be hiking the price of their unlimited data plans while expanding the data cap before the plans kick down to a slower speed. Read more
Moving on from yesterday’s Un-carrier X event where T-Mobile unveiled its Binge On unlimited video streaming service, if you’ve thought about ordering a Galaxy Note 5, but you didn’t fancy the plain white or black options, you can now order the Gold Platinum variant from T-Mobile in either 32GB or 64GB form. Read more
Yesterday, T-Mobile announced Binge On, which allows you to stream movies and TV shows on your mobile device from services like HBO Now, Hulu, and Netflix without using any of your data. Read more
Back in June 2014, T-Mobile launched Music Freedom as way for customers to stream music without ever affecting the capped amount of 4G LTE data allotted each month. Today, T-Mobile announced a video steaming version of Music Freedom. Binge On allows T-Mobile customers to stream unlimited video from services like HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, Sling TV, and Starz. Identical to Music Freedom, none of the data consumed by video streaming touches a customer’s set amount of 4G LTE data.
While everyone waits for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday’s deals to come around, T-Mobile is trying to steal a march on its competitors with its ‘Why wait for Cyber Monday’ promotion where you can save $100 when picking up one of 2015’s flagship smartphones. Read more
T-Mobile has just started rolling out its first software update for the Galaxy Note 5. This upgrade transports support for Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, as well as a plethora of much-needed bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.