If you’ve ever tried unlocking a smartphone, you know it can be a pain. For the average consumer, diving deep into settings and unlocking a phone isn’t easy, and likely puts a twinge of fear into play. T-Mobile has just made that a lot easier, releasing an app that brilliantly lets you unlock your handset for a short duration, or an eternity.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to Twitter, and definitely not shy about sharing his feelings. The outspoken leader of T-Mobile has once again made a proclamation that his company will make another big push, moving ahead of Sprint by year’s end. In doing so, he also reminded us just where T-Mobile sits in the grand scheme of things.
Android battery life is something that pops up in reviews all the time. We all want to know whether or not an extra charger or battery pack is in order, but results can be mixed. A new study exhaustively puts four of the top Android phones — and two generations of flagships — through the battery ringer. It seems which carrier you pick is just as important as the phone you choose.
T-Mobile, the new darling of mobile carriers, is reportedly on the table for any and all suitors. Having previously been tied to Sprint parent company Softbank for a buyout, French carrier Iliad is now tossing their hat in the ring. Smaller than T-Mobile, it was unclear just how Iliad would swing the purchase, said to be worth roughly $30-40 billion. A new report may shed light on that.
T-Mobile’s recent bet on the iPhone paid off pretty well, it seems. Their recent earnings call suggests they brought in a bunch of new customers, likely enticed by their iPhone test drive. In that same earnings call, T-Mobile CEO John Legere hinted the iPhone 6 would be just as significant, even though he refused to address the device by name.
A new report suggests T-Mobile may have a new suitor. French carrier Iliad, a bit of an upstart in their own right, have reportedly made an offer for the Deutsche Telekom company. Details of the offer are sketchy, but it brings a second carrier wanting to snap up T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile is turning its attentions to family plans, kicking off a 10GB offer for four users it claims could save subscribers more than $700 a year versus its rivals. The promotion, available for sign-ups until the end of September, splits 10GB of data between four people, with no overage fees and unlimited talk and text as well.
As previously rumored, T-Mobile has brought their equipment installment plan (EIP) to accessories. Starting July 20, you can pay for a set of earbuds the same way you do for a phone: monthly. As T-Mobile puts it, “our Un-carrier commitment to choice extends beyond phones and tablets to the accessories that make them more personal.”
T-Mobile’s JUMP program ignited a new trend for mobile carriers. We’re no loner expected to buy into blind subsidies, instead having the option to pay monthly for our devices, and upgrade at just about any time we like. T-Mobile may be doing the same thing for accessories, as a new leaked document shows what may be the next iteration of JUMP.