It is no secret that T-Mobile aims to make waves in the wireless industry with its Uncarrier push, something that has offered up various perks and seemingly spurred other carriers to adopt similar options. The carrier's John Legere teased earlier this week "Uncarrier 4.0", and according to a source that cropped up, this could mean paying other carriers' early termination fees for new subscribers.
Sprint is readying a potential bid for T-Mobile US, with the rumored acquisition tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2014, insiders claim, and possibly worth more than $20bn. The merger, which would see the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the US market join forces, is still being weighed up by Sprint, sources tell the WSJ, and is likely to come in for particularly close attention by the US Justice Department, which may well put the brakes on the deal.
T-Mobile is offering all its tablets, including the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, with 200MB of free data each month for the lifetime of the slate, as well as the option to spread the cost of a new tablet purchase over two years with $0 upfront. The new deals, part of what the carrier is calling "Un-carrier 3.0 Part II", applies to both iPad and Android tablet models, and also sees the cost of adding data allowances beyond the bundled 200MB reduced in price.
The iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will each support fourteen LTE bands, the greatest number of any of Apple's 4G-capable devices so far, with carriers like T-Mobile already trying to differentiate themselves from the crowd with the promise of bundled data. The two new tablets, announced this morning, will work with nine carriers' LTE networks in the US, including the big four, though only T-Mobile is offering 200MB of free data for those who choose to slot in the carrier's SIM.
The T-Mobile HTC One update bringing Android 4.3 to the smartphone has been delayed until Monday, with the smartphone company blaming matters "out of our control" for the postponed release. HTC had previously told One owners that T-Mobile would release Android 4.3 - as well as the updated version of its own Sense software - sometime this week, but unspecified issues have forced a slight change to the schedule, HTC America president Jason Mackenzie confirmed.
The iPhone is the most satisfying smartphone on AT&T and Verizon, while customers of other carriers are happier with Samsung devices, according to the latest set of JD Power experience surveys. Breaking down the smartphone satisfaction score by each of the four top US carriers for the first time, the new batch of numbers - gathered between February and August this year - indicate Apple's iOS handset is the most rewarding across the two largest networks, though Samsung has made advances since the last survey.
T-Mobile hasn't been secretive about its desire to expand the number of products it offers from Apple. T-Mobile began carrying the iPhone in April of 2013 putting it well behind other major mobile carriers. T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been hinting strongly that his company would be getting new iPads at the October 22 event being held by Apple.
T-Mobile has just launched a new device that will allow its subscribers to share their fast 4G LTE connection with family and friends. But don't be deceived by its name as the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot PRO is more than just your average mobile hotspot and is, in fact, something all road warriors might want to have in their arsenal.
T-Mobile, the self declared Uncarrier of the nation, has made a bunch of changes over the months. For those who were already on plans they liked and wanted to continue using, the carrier grandfathered them into the newer plans, leaving them at their previous rate and options though it wasn't available to new users. For some grandfathered subscribers, this is changing.