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T-Mobile Simple Starter offers entry 4G without overage risk

T-Mobile Simple Starter offers entry 4G without overage risk

T-Mobile USA has launched a new "value" plan, Simple Starter, offering LTE data including tethering, along with unlimited talk and text, for $40 per month. The new plan, part of what T-Mobile calls its continuing "Uncarrier" movement, will also distinguish itself by cutting 4G data access when the subscriber reaches the 500MB limit, rather than allowing them to go over and then charging them overage fees.

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T-Mobile plans LTE for all by mid-2015: Snipes Verizon ads

T-Mobile plans LTE for all by mid-2015: Snipes Verizon ads

T-Mobile has started a new LTE roll-out, aiming to upgrade half of its existing 2G/EDGE spectrum to 4G by the end of 2014, along with an ambitious roadmap to use 700MHz A-Block spectrum it's currently in the process of acquiring for even more LTE this year. The news, which comes around a year after T-Mobile began its first LTE service, should see existing 2G and EDGE areas updated to LTE by the middle of 2015, the carrier predicts, as its legal department gets busy trying to take on Verizon Wireless' coverage maps.

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T-Mobile JUMP drops upgrade limit but adds minimum pay-off

T-Mobile JUMP drops upgrade limit but adds minimum pay-off

T-Mobile has updated its JUMP early-upgrade program to remove the minimum waiting period before customers can get a new phone, but you may end up paying more than before thanks to a tweak to the small print. JUMP, announced back in 2013, previously permitted an upgrade every six months in return for a $10 per month fee (which also includes insurance); now, T-Mobile has dropped that six month minimum, but expects subscribers to also pay off at least half the cost of their phone in the process.

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Verizon MORE Everything cranks T-Mobile challenge (with an Edge proviso)

Verizon MORE Everything cranks T-Mobile challenge (with an Edge proviso)

Verizon's latest phone plans have been revealed, MORE Everything, boosting bundled data and throwing in cloud storage, though the best deals require subscribers to also sign up to Verizon Edge. The plans, which replace Verizon's existing Share Everything tariffs and can be shared among up to ten devices, promise as much as double the data as before - albeit only for those who have been on the lower data tiers so far - and 25GB of cloud storage, in addition to international messaging also being thrown in.

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T-Mobile raises anti-AT&T attacks to bizarre levels

T-Mobile raises anti-AT&T attacks to bizarre levels

T-Mobile has cranked up its offensive against AT&T, issuing a bizarrely tongue-in-cheek press release fabricating quotes from AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega as it snipes at its rival's $450 "buy back" campaign to get former subscribers to return. The release, published as AT&T announced its Q4 2013 financial results, credits its own "Uncarrier" movement as motivating AT&T to offer to pay customers if they come back from their T-Mobile contacts.

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