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T-Mobile three-year installment plan is coming soon

T-Mobile three-year installment plan is coming soon

24 months is almost like a sacred number in the mobile industry. It's how long a standard carrier line contract lasts and, consequently, how long you have to pay for the device in installment chunks. It has also become the standard period for warranties and software updates and support. T-Mobile, which always prides itself as the "Un-carrier" might be working to change that game soon. Based on its website, it might start to offer installment plans that will take you three years to pay off instead of just two.

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Metro by T-Mobile’s first order of business is 5G in 2019

Metro by T-Mobile’s first order of business is 5G in 2019

Today is a pretty big day for T-Mobile, as it's relaunching the Metro PCS brand as Metro by T-Mobile. Along with the rebranding comes two new unlimited plans that offer some fairly tempting perks, but on its first day with a new name, Metro by T-Mobile is also making a commitment for the future too. The company today announced that it will offer 5G service and phones beginning in 2019.

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Verizon flips the switch on its 5G home internet network

Verizon flips the switch on its 5G home internet network

Verizon is celebrating being the first out of the gate with 5G today, though the network it's rolling out may not be what you expect. Today, Verizon flipped the switch on its 5G broadband service in a few cities in the US. While it may not be quite as exciting as mobile 5G, it could be a good indication of what the future holds for those who live in the markets Verizon is launching in.

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eBay thinks it has the cure to thousand-dollar phone addiction

eBay thinks it has the cure to thousand-dollar phone addiction

Over the years, eBay has become a pretty popular place to buy and sell phones, and now the company is trying to turn buying a phone into a more holistic experience. eBay has announced that it will begin offering wireless plans alongside every phone it sells on its platform, allowing buyers to get up and running without having to visit a carrier. To accomplish this, eBay has partnered with Red Pocket Mobile.

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Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

T-Mobile announced today that it's giving Metro PCS a new name. Beginning at some point next, Metro PCS will be known as Metro by T-Mobile - a move that T-Mobile says represents a "new mission to give value-conscious consumers a trade-off free wireless experience." Along side this branding revamp, T-Mobile will be launching two new unlimited plans at Metro, and they come with some tempting add-ons.

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iPhone Xs Carrier Pricing Round-up: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

iPhone Xs Carrier Pricing Round-up: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

The new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR were revealed at Apple headquarters yesterday - today come the carrier prices. Today we're running down the various costs of this smartphone collection (two of the three), for each major carrier in the United States as well as Apple proper. You also might well want to take a peek at our giant iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max hands-on while you're at it. Wouldn't want to buy a phone without getting up close and personal.

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Security flaws left T-Mobile, AT&T account PINs vulnerable

Security flaws left T-Mobile, AT&T account PINs vulnerable

While not quite as bad as a situation involving hackers gaining access to a carrier's customer database, a recent pair of online security flaws put T-Mobile and AT&T customers at risk. Security researchers discovered the flaws on third-party websites, which left customer account PINs potentially exposed when they were meant to be used for account verification purposes.

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OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

The OnePlus 6T will launch as a T-Mobile exclusive in the US, according to reports, when the hotly-anticipated Android smartphone arrives later in the year. The deal will be a marked turn-around for OnePlus, which so far has pursued unlocked, SIM-free sales, independent from the carriers.

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T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

Today, T-Mobile took the stage to talk about the improvements it's making to customer service. While that reveal was certainly an exciting one in this age of automated customer service lines, it wasn't the only thing T-Mobile had to announce. The company also said that it's going to begin offering some new perks to customers, and both of these perks are centered around music.

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T-Mobile Team of Experts makes customer service the next carrier war

T-Mobile Team of Experts makes customer service the next carrier war

T-Mobile is launching Team of Experts, aiming to oust bad customer service experiences and replace it with a dedicated team of people that are easier to contact. Announced at an event today, the news saw T-Mobile CEO John Legere fire his usual shots at his cellphone network rivals, blasting not only their retention numbers but their cavalier approach to customer service.

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No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

5G smartphones are still months away, but the carriers are already shouting about their fresh new handsets. Sprint joined the 5G hype club today, announcing it’s working with LG on a special device to usher in its fifth-generation cellular network next year. It’s hot on the heels of the Moto Z3, a “5G Ready” phone you can buy today from Verizon… just not with any 5G hardware yet.

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T-Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics

T-Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics

T-Mobile has a new smartphone plan focusing on the holy trifecta: unlimited calls, messaging, and data, and very little else. T-Mobile Essentials does without the usual add-ons of international data access, unlimited mobile hotspot, and other features, in the name of keeping the price down every month.

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