MotoMaker Moto X Now At $479.99 Off-Contract, A $100 Price Drop

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Hey, who doesn’t love a good discount nowadays? Well, you’re in luck. The MotoMaker Moto X has now dropped to a mere $479.99 for a no-contract version of the handset. If you want to own your device right out, we think this is a pretty fair price to go the hassle-free route of not being locked into a carrier. The original drop to $99 for the on-contract device is still available should you want to go the subsidized route. However, at this time the offer for the non-contract device only extends to the AT&T version through the MotoMaker site. The off-contract price is good for the 16GB model while the 32GB will run you $529.99. Stay tuned as we’ll keep an eye out should the offer extend to T-Mobile customers which would be ideal since the device is currently a whopping $599.99 for a 16GB (Dev Edition $649.99/32GB). It would probably be in Magenta’s best interest to get the ball rolling on a price drop to take advantage of the upcoming holidays. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: MotoMaker

T-Mobile now offering hotspot capabilities and domestic data roaming in “Simple Choice” prepaid plans

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If you were a prepaid customer on T-Mobile last week, the only way for you to utilize hotspot capabilities (legally) was to pay $15 a month. However, over the last few days, things have been shaken up a bit:

Starting Oct. 20, T-Mobile will give pay-in-advance customers access to domestic data roaming across the U.S. for the first time. Additionally, pay-in-advance customers that sign up for our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will also have access to 2.5GB of Smartphone Mobile Hotspot (i.e. tethering).  Only T-Mobile gives pay-in-advance customers data roaming AND Smartphone Mobile Hotspot at no extra charge with their Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan.

That’s right— free hotspots for prepaid customers, as well as some domestic data roaming. The moves are made as part of their re-branded “Simple Choice” prepaid plans seen in the picture above.

It’s great to see that prepaid customers are getting some of the features that those with regular and unlimited plans have been receiving in the past. It’s a big step forward for the company and carriers overall. Expect others to follow suit.

Source: AndroidCentral

Nexus 7 With LTE and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for $0 Down Coming To T-Mobile

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T-Mobile continues to make waves in the industry by undercutting its competition with great deals. And while most “great deals” don’t include high-end devices, T-Mobile appears to be doing away with that, extending most of their deals to super devices like the Galaxy S 4 and GS Note III. To continue the momentum,, Magenta is set to offer the Nexus 7 with LTE (2013) and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with the low low price of $0 down. Sure beats the typical $99/$199 down doesn’t it?

The announcement was made on the heels of their “Unleash the tablet” campaign, in which the company announced they’re offering 200 mb’s of free data per month on all tablet data plans. Your options, should you opt for the N7, would be a 24-month payment plan at $16/mo and for the Tab 2 10.1, $19/mo for 24 months as well. In addition to these data offerings, T-Mobile is also including options such as boosting up to 500 mbs on a one-day pass at only $5 or a whopping 1GB weekly pass for $10. And if you tap a hair over that you’ll just be throttled, so no fear of overage charges. You can snatch the Tab 2 10.1 up now as it’s already available however, the N7 won’t be ready for consumers until Nov 20th. Hit the break for the full presser and if you have any thoughts feel free to leave them in the comments below.  
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T-Mobile announces 200 MB of monthly free data for all tablets

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Here’s a bold move for the “Uncarrier.” T-Mobile will be offering 200 MB of data access free of charge to any and all T-Mobile tablets. No strings, no commitments, just free data. CEO John Legere talked up the free data packages that will be available starting November 1st, all while taking a few potshots at other carriers. He considers the fact that most tablets are WiFi-only and tethered to smartphones “silliness” that needs to stop, and he thinks T-Mobile will be the first step in moving tablets in that direction. Of course, 200 MB isn’t a whole lot of data, so T-Mobile will also be offering a $5 plan that gives you 500 MB for a day and a $10 plan that gives you 1 GB for a week. It’s not unlimited data, but hey, it’s convenient and cheap.

On top of the new data packages, T-Mobile will also offer their selection of tablets for $0 down, with monthly payments working similarly to their smartphone payment plans. They hinted that the $0 down may not be permanent, so if you’re in the market for a new tablet, you may want to check out T-Mobile pretty soon.

If T-Mobile had better coverage in my area, I would jump at the chance for something like this. Are any of you planning on taking up their free data offer? Let us know in the comments.

source: The Verge

T-Mobile to “Unleash the Tablet” in Twitter event tomorrow

T-Mobile_Logo_954T-Mobile has something planned for tomorrow – via Twitter. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and CMO Mike Sievert will be fielding your questions on Twitter and via SMS at 9:00 AM PT live, as well as unleashing a tablet and new UNcarrier 3.0 plans. Perhaps we’ll see new data-only tablet plans, or devices as part of T-Mobile Jump?

If you want to participate in the event, you can send your questions to @TMobile for John Legere and Mike Sievert with the hashtag #unleashthetablet. If you prefer to use SMS, text a question of 160 characters or less to 313131. The entire event will be audio live-streamed at newsroom.t-mobile.com.

You can view the official press release from T-Mobile past the break. We’ll have coverage for you tomorrow morning as more information comes out.


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T-Mobile’s HTC One receiving Android 4.3 starting today

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Owners of the HTC One on T-Mobile, Jason Mackenzie held true to his word! After unexpectedly having to bump the update a few days, users of the T-Mobile HTC One can now get their hands on the latest version of Android. The software update also brings software enhancements to HTC’s Sense skin. The actual size of today’s update is massive. Make sure you’re connected to WiFi because you’ve got 560.18GB to download. As usual there is the option to install now or later, but we’re pretty sure you would want to do that… now!

Source: HTC

Press image for Sony Xperia Z1S leaks

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This phone remains a mystery. While the Z1 was released not that long ago, it’s unlikely that the Z1S is another Sony flagship. This could, however, be the US version of the Z1 mini. The Japanese version is known as the “Z1 f.”

Other rumors suggest that this is the T-Mobile version of the Z1, because of the styling of the 4G LTE logo on the screen.

An official announcement is expected to come in the next few weeks, with more details as well. We’ll keep you posted.

Source: @evleaks

T-Mobile’s HTC One getting Android 4.3 on Monday

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Remember when HTC America president Jason Mackenzie said T-Mobile’s One would be updated to 4.3 this week? Well, unfortunately there was a setback and Mackenzie clarified on Twitter that the update is “coming out Monday.” There it is folks. Get your HTC Ones ready for Monday, unless there’s another setback.

Source: @JasonMacHTC

Verizon and AT&T rank highest for iPhone users, but Samsung users prefer Sprint and T-Mobile

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An interesting report on the U.S. mobile carriers was released yesterday by J.D. Power. Apparently, when consumers rank their overall satisfaction with their carrier of choice, it might be contingent on what phone they are using. According to J.D., iPhone users are very happy with Verizon Wireless and AT&T, but Samsung users rank Sprint and T-Mobile higher. Verizon was actually chosen as the best carrier among iPhone users while Sprint was chosen as the best by Samsung users.

What’s most interesting is when you lump all smartphones together, you get an interesting picture. AT&T comes in first followed by Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Verizon rarely performs that badly, so I’m not sure how that happened. But I do find the type of phone by carrier very interesting. For me, it’s all about the coverage. I am an Android user obviously, and I could never rank T-Mobile or Sprint highly because their coverage in my area is dismal.

Full presser after the break.


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T-Mobile announces the Samsung Galaxy Light

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T-Mobile has announced their latest entry-level Android device, the Samsung Galaxy Light. The device will sport a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor along with 1GB of RAM, a 5MP camera, LTE support, and 8GB of built in storage expandable with a micro SD card.  The Light will sport a 4″ WVGA display powered by Android 4.2.2.

The Galaxy Light is expected to go on sale for as low as $.99 upon release. This seems to be a great device for someone who needs a cheap and reliable phone.