T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert told CNET in an interview on Thursday that he believes the company posted a record market share in total gross post-paid customers in August. In other words, out of the total number of new customers who signed up for service with any wireless carrier, T-Mobile snagged the most that it has ever grabbed. Considering T-Mobile added more customers than AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint combined in the second quarter, it'… Read more
Here's one trick the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C for Verizon Wireless and Sprint still won't be able to pull off: the ability to simultaneously browse the Internet and make a phone call over the cellular network.
That's according to Apple, which confirmed the limitation a day after unveiling its latest flagship smartphone.
That the new iPhones won't be able to juggle voice and data isn't a surprise -- it's been a lingering drawback for all previous iPhones that ran on Verizon and Sprint's network. Verizon and Sprint's phones run on a … Read more
Nexus 7 fans who have been waiting for an LTE edition of the latest generation of the Google tablet, prepare to loosen your wallets. A 32GB version of the 2013 Nexus 7 with a 4G T-Mobile sim has just hit the Google Play store for $349.
If you aren't sure that another monthly mobile data plan is worthwhile, Google and T-Mobile are also offering 2GB of free 4G data for the first month. It looks as though it will be compatible with other carriers as well, based on specs showing that the new Nexus 7's radios are compatible with a number of LTE, HSPA, and GSM bands.… Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are expected to land in the US in early October, wireless carriers revealed late Thursday.
T-Mobile said it will would launch the devices on October 2, while AT&T indicated that pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 3 would ship "around" October 1. The phablet will be available on AT&T for $299 with a two-year contract, or $35 a month with AT&T Next. T-Mobile is offering the device for $199 down and 24 monthly payments of $21, for a total of $703.
T-Mobile said … Read more
Subscribers at Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile will be able to snag LG's new G2 smartphone this month.
Verizon announced on Thursday that the G2 will debut both online and at its retail stores starting September 12. The phone will sell for $199.99 with the usual two-year contract.
AT&T will kick off online orders for the G2 starting September 6, shipping those orders on September 9. It will then follow up with in-store sales on September 13. Subscribers can buy the G2 for $199.99 with a two-year agreement or pay $27 per month … Read more
Aio has three plans to choose from, and they all include unlimited talk, text, and data. The service costs $40 to $70 a month, depending on the plan. New subscribers can get a free month of service if they sign up before September 29.
The announcement comes less than a week after smaller rival T-Mobile filed a lawsuit in federal … Read more
T-Mobile employees are reportedly being kept from logging any vacation time between September 20 through the 22nd, the same weekend Apple's next iPhones are expected to go on sale.
That's according to TmoNews, which citing unnamed sources, says it's likely iPhone related.
A T-Mobile spokesman declined to comment on the report, calling it rumor and speculation.
Employee blackouts can often times be a good indicator of when a major product is expected to launch. That was the case last August, when both Verizon and AT&T slated staff vacation blackouts beginning on September 21, which ended … Read more
T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter late Friday to update customers about a network service issue that had been vexing some subscribers. Given that he has fewer than 9,000 followers, the majority of the affected T-Mobile subscribers probably didn't catch his tweets, but he heard their complaints.
Sorry. There is/was a network issue in a few areas. I am working on it with team. It is being resolved quickly.— John Legere (@john_legere) August 17, 2013
Legere has been undeterred in his quest to make T-Mobile, at the bottom of the heap among U.S. carriers, more … Read more
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, had the room with his first F-bomb.
The event was last January's Consumer Electronics Show, and scores of reporters, bloggers, and photographers had come to hear what Legere had to say in one of his first public appearances since his appointment as CEO in September. Expectations weren't high. The audience, gathered in the typical Las Vegas convention center room showered in pink lights, had expected to hear the same "challenger" strategy that his predecessor had put forth the year before.
Instead, Legere (pronounced like "ledger") delivered a profanity-laden talk … Read more
Over his multidecade career as a filmmaker, Werner Herzog has often documented people with impossible dreams. His latest endeavor turns his camera on people with dreams shattered by texting while driving.
In the short film "From One Second to the Next," Herzog combines and expands on stories told in 30-second "Texting & Driving ... It Can Wait" ads launched in May by the four major wireless carriers.
"When you get a message while driving, it's hard not to pick up your phone," Herzog said in a statement about the documentary. "With this film, … Read more