T-Mobile appears to be having a rough go of things when it comes to launching this year’s Nexus devices. First, T-Mobile didn’t receive their shipment of Nexus 6 phablets from Motorola and the company was forced to push back its launch by a week. Next, T-Mobile’s delivery of the 64GB model has been less than stellar. Finally, as of today, the company appears to be pushing back the launch of the Nexus 9.
T-Mobile has announced that it will soon start stocking the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S in stores for customers to add to their mobile plans. The tablet will be available for $0 down and will cost $27.08 per month for 24 months, putting you at about $650 for the LTE-enabled tablet.
Carrier bloatware on Android devices is nothing new. Some are worse than others about it, especially Verizon and AT&T, but just about every service provider is guilty of tossing at least one or two apps onto every phone they sell. It looks like some carriers are investing in a way to make sure that you keep those apps installed on your devices, though.
T-Mobile is pushing out an update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 located in the US. Weighing in at a hefty 128MB, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include Chinese language support, as well as a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break to view the full changelog for the “mandatory” update.
One of T-Mobile’s more popular decisions lately has been to remove music streaming from what counts against a customer’s data caps. This Uncarrier 6.0 move meant users could stream as much Spotify as they’d like and it wouldn’t count against any of their monthly data allotment, which is great for heavy music streamers.
The carrier has slowly been adding new music to what’s covered under that Music Freedom umbrella, and today they’ve announced 14 new services that you can now stream without worrying about data usage, and Google Play Music has finally made the cut.
When Google introduced the Nexus 6 one of the features that was noteworthy was that the device came loaded with the chips necessary to support any of wireless network technologies used by all of the major U.S. carriers. In theory, this means any given Nexus 6 can be used on any of these networks instead of consumers having to purchase a unit built specifically for any given carrier. Unfortunately, it looks like the carriers are still creating some roadblocks to this concept becoming a reality.
With the launch of the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile today, the Uncarrier took the opportunity to announce that the LTE-enabled version of the Nexus 9 will be available through T-Mobile in “early December.” No specific date was given, but December is only a couple weeks away, so the wait should not be much longer for those not content with a WiFi-only version of the latest Nexus tablet.
When it is finally available, T-Mobile will offer the 32GB version of the Nexus 9 for $0 down and 24 payments of $24.99 to well-qualified buyers. According to T-Mobile’s announcement, buyers will have to access the T-Mobile “Underground” which they describe as their “online ‘backroom’ for hard-to-find, limited quantity devices” to place their order.
T-Mobile introduced an updated Stateside International Talk plan today. Simple Choice customers can add unlimited calls from the U.S. to landlines in more than 70 countries worldwide for just $5 per month. That’s not per individual, it covers the entire family for up to 10 lines.
If you need to call mobile phones, you can opt for the $10 per month plan. This gives the entire family unlimited calling to mobile phones in more than 30 countries and 1,000 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico. Plus you still get the unlimited calls to landlines that comes with the $5 per month deal.
On November 21, T-Mobile is expressing appreciation to its current customers by offering early access to Black Friday deals. The carrier is taking $100 off the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Note 3. Even better, T-Mobile customers can pickup an Alcatel ONETOUCH POP 7 tablet for absolutely nothing but the sales tax. There are no monthly payments and not even a down payment. The following day, November 22, T-Mobile will open up the tablet offer to new customers as well.
T-Mobile notes that canceling your wireless service will cause the device balance to be due.
In preparation for Wednesday, Nov. 19′s launch of the Nexus 6, it appears that T-Mobile has received a shipment of the new Google phablet. It’s said that select T-Mobile stores have display models out already and a number of XDA users have stated that they’ve been lucky enough to have T-Mobile sell them the 5.96-inch monster a few days early.
That being said, we’re still two days away from T-Mobile’s actual launch of the device. Of course you can test your luck and maybe snag on early. If not, you’ll maybe at least be able to touch and play with one in the mean time.