The first quarter of 2015 treated T-Mobile and it shows as the carrier generated $7.8 billion, an increase of 13.1% over the same time last year. That growth comes off of T-Mobile gaining nearly two million new customers in the quarter. For the eighth consecutive quarter, the carrier has added more than one million new customers. Service revenue did decline, though, as Data Stash meant some paid data was covered. T-Mobile has a strategy that focuses on luring in new customers rather than cashing in on existing ones.
On the network side, T-Mobile announced that its 4G LTE network should cover 300 million people in the United States by the end of the year. The carrier’s network currently spans across 275 million people. It also expects to have more than 200 markets with wideband LTE by year’s end with the number currently standing at 157.
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With the G4 finally being official, carriers are announcing vague availability for the device. HTC and Samsung managed to launch their flagship devices simultaneously on all major US carriers on April 10th this year, so LG will probably be able to pull off something similar. Read more
As T-Mobile promised last week, it has now begun pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0.1 update to all carrier-banded variants of the Galaxy Note 4 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a ton of bug fixes and stability improvements.
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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4 has received technical acceptance for its Lollipop update, according to T-Mobile’s senior product manager on Twitter. Don’t bother checking your phone for the update just yet, since technical acceptance doesn’t mean an immediate rollout. It does mean, however, that you should be seeing an OTA update on your Note 4 sometime next week.
I know, the wait is going to be tough. You’ve made it this long, what’s another few days? Read more
The Sony Xperia Z3 went surprisingly missing from T-Mobile’s online store recently. We figured that the smartphone was gone for good. But it’s clearly not the case as the 2014 Sony flagship has now made a comeback on the carrier’s site. Read more
By now you’ve probably heard an awful lot about Google’s announcement about providing a new network called Project Fi. The network piggybacks off of Sprint’s and T-Mobile‘s networks and supports making calls and texts over a WiFi connection when an LTE signal isn’t detected. If you’re considering your options as to whether to ditch your current provider and join Project Fi, you might want to check the signal coverage map first to see if you’re covered.
There are existing two wireless networks that Google’s Project Fi operates on in addition to more than one million WiFi hotspots. They belong to Sprint and T-Mobile. So those two carriers are bound to receive their fair share of attention in the coming weeks and months as people in the United States explore what Google has to offer with Project Fi. John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile, is really excited about Project Fi because of its ability to deliver a new, alternative approach. That is something that Legere feels the wireless industry lacks.
Walmart Family Mobile, which is powered by T-Mobile, just announced that customers will get double the data starting tomorrow. Even better news is that existing customers will enjoy the extra data too!!
The double data refers to the lower priced offering, which is $29.88 per month. That includes unlimited talk, text and data with up to 1 GB of 4G LTE data. That used to be 500 MB, so the data is now doubled.
Would you try removing a non-removable battery? Didn’t think so. Some owners that purchased the ZTE ZMAX through T-Mobile, however, disagree. The carrier has been forced to halt sales of the handset as current owners have tried removing the non-removable battery. Removing the back panel to get to the battery is easy because ZTE opted to use clips and not clue to keep it closed. This has caused the ZMAX to be damaged because owners are prying at the battery to remove it.
So until ZTE thinks of a solution, T-Mobile will not be allow customers to purchase the ZMAX.
The recent Twitter flap with Donald Trump must have really gotten John Legere’s hackles raised. However, the T-Mobile CEO decided to take out his wrath on his competitors through a new video he posted slamming them for their overage charge policies. The video comes a year after Legere challenged AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to abolish “predatory” overage charges. Read more