T-Mobile Simple Choice plans updated with double-data offerings and $80 unlimited tier

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T-Mobile is changing their Simple Choice plans for consumers, and in most cases, it’s looking like it’ll shape up to be a positive change. Originally, these Simple Choice plans had three tiers at $50, $60, and $70 offering 500 MB, 2.5 GB, and unlimited data, respectively. These new plans add in a fourth tier and alter some of the data allotments. Now customers can select either a $50, $60, $70, or $80 plan, and those plans will net them 1 GB, 3 GB, 5 GB, or unlimited data, respectively.

Unfortunately, this means the unlimited tier is getting slightly more expensive. Before, $70 a month allowed a user unlimited data, while now new customers will have to pay $80 a month. However, the new unlimited plan allows for 5 full GB of tethering, as opposed to the 2.5 GB offered by the previous option. Below the unlimited tier, most other tiers are getting extra data and tethering as well. The cheapest plan is doubled to 1 GB of data and tethering, and the $60 plan is getting 3 GB of data and tethering instead of just 2.5. The $70 plan now offers 5 GB of high speed data and tethering. » Read the rest

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S 5 amasses 300,000 pre-registrations

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GalaxyS5TopThe Samsung Galaxy S 5 might not be the complete refresh of the device some were hoping for, but that hasn’t stopped potential customers from being interested. T-Mobile got 100,000 pre-registrations in two days, and a week later, that number has climbed to above 300,000. Pre-registrations should not be confused with pre-0rders, as these pre-registrations are interested consumers who have signed up to receive information on pre-order and availability information. Still, quite impressive.

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Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 now available

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A few days ago, Samsung released the source code for Android 4.4.2 for the  Galaxy Note 3, and today the update is available for everyone. If you have a Note 3, you should receive a notification when the update is available for you, but if not, head to the settings and check manually.

You might not notice much new on the surface, but performance improvements should be dramatic.

Source: TmoNews

Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile’s LG G2 now available

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LG_G2_Back_Camera_Lens_Power_Volume_Buttons_TAThe latest device to get Android 4.4.2 is the T-Mobile variant of the LG G2. Technically, it was available a few days ago via the PC Utility app, but it is now available via an OTA update. If you haven’t received a notification prompting you to update just yet, follow these steps:

  1. From Settings, tap General.
  2. Tap About phone.
  3. Tap Update center.
  4. Tap System updates.
  5. Tap Check now.
  6. Follow on screen prompts.

The update should make your device much faster, in addition to bringing new features and improvements.

Source: T-Mobile

 

New leaked press render suggests the LG L90 will head to T-Mobile

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Thanks to @evleaks over on Twitter, it looks like the recently announced LG L90 will be joining T-Mobile’s device lineup at some point. He tweeted the image above which is a press render of the L90 along with some T-Mobile branding on the backside.

From our previous post, here are the LG L90 specifications:

  • 4.7-inch qHD IPS Display (qHD 960 x 540)
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor with 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB of memory
  • 8MP rear camera / VGA front camera
  • 3000mAh removable battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 3G (HSPA+21Mbps)

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T-Mobile moving the chains, adds 4.4 million customers in 2013

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Hop on board, the UnCarrier is about to take off.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has done a great job talking up the merits of his company in recent months, and it seems to be working.

The re-branded mobile carrier was on a steep decline when Legere hopped on board, and he’s done an excellent job of turning the train around, as the company announced today that it added roughly 4.4 million customers in 2013.

With its UnCarrier, Jump and Simple Choice programs, it has made things a whole lot easier for customers, and the numbers prove it. Although the company lost $20 million in Q4, it added 1.6 million customers— the money should come back in the long term, though.

Excellent news for the carrier, and here’s to the hope that others take notice and follow suit. (Cough, cough, Verizon.)

Source: T-Mobile

T-Mobile adds $15 Stateside International Talk & Text offer to avoid unforeseen roaming fees

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T-Mobile is done surprising their customers with roaming fees. The new Stateside International Talk & Text offer builds upon the usual $10 plan. In a company blog post, T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert says “we’re introducing a new $15 Stateside International Talk & Text offer that includes all the great features of the $10 plan, plus adds unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling from the U.S. to more than 30 countries and up to 1,000 mobile-to-mobile minutes to Mexico.” But don’t worry if this new offer does not appeal to you. The $10 plan will stick around.

T-Mobile provided this solution since many customers are unsure whether they are calling another mobile phone or a landline. Sievert finished by saying “It’s simpler. It’s a whole lot less hassle. And it’s a whole lot more Un-carrier.”

Source: T-Mobile

Glove app now available in Google Play to help users find best wireless carrier

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With all of the wireless carriers battling for subscribers, many people may be tempted to give a new carrier a try. This could be for a variety of reasons, but probably anyone making a switch would like to know they will not regret a change due to poorer service compared to their current provider. Developer tawkon hopes to help with this situation with the release of the Glove app to help users find “a network that fits.” tawkon claims three out of four people could be getting better service than what they currently have. » Read the rest

T-Mobile is changing its JUMP! plan to allow unlimited upgrades and include tablets as well

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A few days ago, we reported that T-Mobile would be changing its JUMP! plan to include tablets and unlimited upgrades. The rumor turned out to be true as T-Mobile officially announced that the change will take place starting on February 23.

After the change, JUMP will no longer restrict customers to 2 upgrades per year. Instead of requiring customers to wait up to six months before upgrading their phone, they can now upgrade whenever they want without any restriction. However, they will have to pay off at least 50% of the cost of the device to be eligible for an upgrade. In addition, customers can now purchase tablets with a JUMP plan.

This means that if you frequently upgrade your device, it will cost you more after the changes take place. The incentive behind this move by T-Mobile might be to stop a few customers who took advantage of the opportunity by frequently upgrading their device.

Source: The Verge

 

T-Mobile JUMP! changing to include tablets and unlimited upgrades

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T-Mobile has a number of big plans for February 23rd, and we now have a better idea of what those plans might include. We already knew that the company would introduce their Stateside Talk and Text feature, but today we have learned that they will also make JUMP! much better.

Starting on February 23rd, JUMP! will no longer have time restraints dictating when you can update your phone. Customers will have no more than 6 months waiting period, and the service will also expand to tablets.

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