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T-Mobile opens pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Posted by wicked September - 24 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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The rollout of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in the U.S. market continues with carriers announcing availability dates and pricing for the device on their network. The latest to join the ranks is T-Mobile as they have opened their system to take pre-orders with an indicated shipping date of October 17th. T-Mobile’s full retail price for the smartphone is $749.76. Alternatively, buyers can put no money down and pay for the device over 24 months for $31.24 per month if they have excellent credit. T-Mobile is the third carrier to announce details for the Galaxy Note 4 on their network following AT&T and Verizon.

If you are ready to place your pre-order with T-Mobile, hit the source link below.

source: T-Mobile

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T-Mobile Moto X finally gets a taste of Android 4.4.4

Posted by wicked September - 23 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The Moto X is getting a lot of love these days. Its Verizon variant is expected to arrive this September 26 and the Moto Maker site became available in the UK, Germany, and France a couple of weeks ago. Motorola is even all out with the promotion of the new Android smartphone, releasing three new Moto X ads on YouTube at once and four new apps on the Google Play Store. Pre-order started only last week and those with .edu email are given Moto X discounts. All these news make this new-gen phone a highly anticipated one.

But for the original Moto X, it’s not easily forgotten even if the new model is here. T-Mobile is bringing an Android 4.4.4 update to the first Moto X. Yep, your old Moto X from T-Mobile is finally getting the very latest Android release. The carrier is last to bring this software update after AT&T, and Verizon rolled out their updates. This is good news but a bit ironic since Motorola directly controls the T-Mobile version of Moto X.

Moto X T-Mobile Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Moto X owners have started to see the update last week. All T-Mobile Moto X phones could be receiving the version in the next few days. Software update version is 213.44.1.

VIA: DroidLife

T-Mobile Moto X Finally Gets Android 4.4.4

Posted by Kellex September - 23 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The T-Mobile variant of the original Moto X, which is a lot like this year’s “Pure Edition,” is finally receiving its update to  Android 4.4.4. We aren’t sure what took Motorola so long to push this update out, since the Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint models have all had it for some time (update details), but that’s the situation. With the T-Mobile variant being controlled by Motorola as an unlocked device, you would have figured that it should be first to receive new software.

Either way, the update started as a soak at the end of last week and may be rolling now to all. To check for it, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

The update is version 213.44.1. 

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T-Mobile Moto X Finally Gets Android 4.4.4 is a post from: Droid Life

T-Mobile signs deal with Gogo, Verizon possibly next

Posted by wicked September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Inflight connectivity continues to flounder due to average service, high prices and limited availability. With Gogo holding a near complete monopoly on inflight connectivity, AT&T has even been talking to the FCC about a 4G LTE-based inflight service.

Now, T-Mobile has agreed to an exclusive partnership with Gogo that will allow T-Mobile customers, at no charge, to send and receive text and picture messages as well as visual voicemail using their phone number over Gogo’s inflight system. If T-Mobile customers want to access this service, they will need to have their Wi-Fi Calling-enabled phone in airplane mode and connected to Gogo Wi-Fi.

As RunwayNetworkGirl notes, this is a low-bandwidth service, and therefore will not take up that much space from Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity pipe.

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There are also rumors of Verizon and Gogo coming to an agreement once T-Mobile’s exclusive deal expires:

Interestingly, some industry observers believe a sponsorship agreement between Verizon and Gogo would also be compelling. “Verizon could agree to pay $20 million per year to sponsor Gogo for its customers, for instance,” noted satellite industry consultant Tim Farrar in a recent conversation. That might be less sexy to some than a JV or acquisition, but it’s logical. - RunwayGirlNetwork


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T-Mobile rolls out updates for Galaxy S4, both HTC Ones

Posted by wicked September - 12 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

T-Mobile is on a roll, pardon the pun. It has just released firmware updates for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One M8. Though these updates aren’t exactly earth-shattering, they do bring in much needed security fixes, particularly from Android 4.4.4, and one potentially interesting new feature.

Of the three, the update for the Galaxy S4 is probably the most notable as it bumps the version number from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.4. The changes from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 were very minimal, with the most noticeable being the new dialer look. The 4.4.4 release is even less, considering it was a “surprise” release that was designed only to address OpenSSL bugs. Galaxy S4 owners can opt to have their updates delivered and installed via the usual OTA method or do it through a PC using the Samsung Kies software.

The HTC One (M7) also gets updated but only up to Android 4.4.3. That said, like what some other OEMs do, HTC seems to have just backported, that is, made available, the fixes from 4.4.4 to the earlier version, considering the changes are quite small. The HTC One M8, which got its own Android 4.4.3 update from T-Mobile just last month, didn’t even get a version bump. It did, however, get one new feature that is common to all three updates: Free In-flight Texting.

Just yesterday, T-Mobile announced a partnership with Gogo that would allow subscribers to receive and send text messages or even voicemail while in air. Names of participating airlines are still unknown at this time. T-Mobile promised that all their new phones will be compatible with this new feature, but it is certainly welcome news that they are including the feature in older, even 2013, models as well.

SOURCE: T-Mobile (1), (2), (3)
VIA: AndroidBeat

T-Mobile partners with Gogo to bring in-flight text and voicemail

Posted by wicked September - 11 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

If you’re on a plane to another state and you suddenly remembered a very important message you have to send to your mother, you have to wait until the plane lands to be able to tell her to unplug the iron you left on in your room. But if your carrier is T-Mobile, you don’t have to wait anymore (or else your house might catch on fire or something.). The “un-carrier” has partnered with Gogo, an aero-communications service provider, so their subscribers can enjoy in-flight texting and voice messaging.

If you’re a T-Mobile subscriber, starting September 17, you can now send and receive text messages, picture messages as well as visual voicemail through the in-flight WiFi services of Gogo. And you don’t have to pay an arm or a leg to do so. This service is available for free in over 2,000 commercial aircraft flying within the country. They did not however specify which airlines this will be available in, so maybe you have to ask the airline first before booking your flight.

But you will only be able to use this if your smartphone is WiFi Calling-enabled (which T-Mobile promises all their new phones will be). Connect with the in-flight Gogo WiFi, then launch your browser and you’ll be asked to verify that you’re indeed a T-Mobile customer (better have your plan info ready). Be sure you’ve made at least one WiFi call before your flight to ensure that the feature is activated.

Ever since the FAA has allowed (sometimes, required) that mobile devices be open during the entire flight, there has been a demand for services like this, except that most of them charge a lot for it. Now let’s see if the T-Mobile/Gogo coverage in the air will be good enough for you to be able to reach people who are down there. To check if your smartphone is compatible, you can visit the T-Mobile website where they have a constantly updated list.

SOURCE: T-Mobile

T-Mobile now offering free WiFi calls for subscribers

Posted by wicked September - 11 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Someone predicted a few years back that pretty soon, mobile carriers would be obsolete since people will be doing all their messaging and calling through the Internet. Well, carriers are still here but one of them has realized that the second part of that prediction has already come true and so they are slowly adapting their business model to that scenario. T-Mobile is now flaunting that all their subscribers (given their phones have the capability to do so) will now be able to do free WiFi calling.

WiFi Unleashed brings to all Simple Choice plan holders free WiFi calling and texting through all the new smartphones they’re offering. And if your smartphone is stuck in the year 2005 and cannot do that yet, their upgrade program called JUMP! is offering an exclusive enrolment window so you can get yourself a newer device. You don’t need a separate app to be able to enjoy the free WiFi calls, you just use your phone as it is.

And if your house or office seems to not have a clear Wifi connection, T-Mobile is also offering the Personal CellSpot device, which is basically a WiFi router “with a unique patent-pending technology that prioritizes voice calls for crystal clear HD Voice.” For a $25 deposit for subscribers and $99 for prepaid users, the device comes with a 802.11ac, USB 3.0 connectivity and has a range of around 3,000 square feet. It will supposedly help you have better free WiFi calls and if you have a phone that is capable of VoLTE, then audio and video will be better.

T-Mobile, specifically CEO John Legere, has had a colorful history of directly “confronting” rival carriers over their non-subscriber friendly offers. This new offer from the “un-carrier” might just further change the way people do their calls and relate to their carriers, as long as the data offers and connection remain reasonable and more than adequate.

SOURCE: T-Mobile

T-Mobile Uncarrier 7.0 focuses on Wi-Fi, in-air and in-home

Posted by wicked September - 11 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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As expected, T-Mobile held its Uncarrier 7.0 event today, this time focusing on improving coverage in people’s home and even in the air, using the power of Wi-Fi.

Basically, the idea is that you can use Wi-Calling on all future T-Mobile handsets and many existing models have had Wi-Fi calling support for a while now. Furthermore, Tmo is opening up wi-fi calling even to those that don’t have a phone that supports the technology like an older device or an unlocked phone like the Nexus 5. How are they accomplishing that? Through the use of a new T-Mobile Personal CellSpot, an 802.11ac home router that works as a “mini T-Mobile tower”, and can be picked up for a $25 deposit, which is refunded when returned. Prepaid customers can also get the CellSpot by buying it outright for $100.

Turning to the “in the air” coverage promise, T-Mobile is partnering up with Gogo to bring in-flight texts, pics and visual voicemail to its customers. T-Mobile says that three-quarters of all domestic flights across the US utilize Gogo for wireless while in the air, meanng that this deal should be great for frequent flyers that need a gateway to the web, texts and their voice messages even when in-flight.

While Uncarrier 7.0 probably isn’t the most exciting of T-Mobile’s events, it still brings a few welcome changes for many folks. Now if only they’d expand their actual cellular coverage in less populated areas, though perhaps we’ll eventually see such a move in a future uncarrier event someday? One can hope. What do you think of Tmo’s latest moves, like them? Conversely, did you expect and hope for more?


Via: ZD Net;

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Galaxy Note 3, HTC One (M8) and One (M7) Also Receiving Updates on T-Mobile

Posted by Tim-o-tato September - 10 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Updates are rolling out on T-Mobile’s network this morning, as it was reported earlier today that the Galaxy S4 and LG G3 was receiving a bump in firmware. Now, two HTC devices, the One (M8) and One (M7), as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 are being updated, coming with “enhancements” for WiFi Calling. 

T-Mobile’s official changelog site states that One (M7) is also receiving a bump to Android 4.4.3, but that is the only thing currently listed. Sure, these are not the largest updates we’ve seen, but updates are always good.

Galaxy Note 3, One (M8), and One (M7) owners on T-Mo, go grab it.

Via: T-Mobile [2] [3]

Galaxy Note 3, HTC One (M8) and One (M7) Also Receiving Updates on T-Mobile is a post from: Droid Life

Alcatel’s Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 are now available on T-Mobile

Posted by wicked September - 10 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off
Evolve 2 to the left, Fierce 2 to the right.

Evolve 2 to the left, Fierce 2 to the right

According to Engadget, Alcatel is currently showing off the Fierce 2 and the Evolve 2 at CTIA. While both handsets were announced by T-Mobile just last week, the handsets are now available directly from T-Mobile and through MetroPCS as well.

  • The Fierce 2 comes with a 5 inch qHD screen, 5 MP camera and a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB on-board storage.
  • The Evolve 2 comes with a 4 inch (unspecified resolution) screen, 5 MP camera and a 1.3 GHz Dual Core processor with just 512MB RAM. There’s also 4GB storage built-in.

Both phones run Android 4.4 KitKat, though obviously there specs aren’t too impressive and are clearly aimed at the budget sector. On the bright side, they are dirt cheap with the Fierce 2 priced at $166 and the Evolve 2 a measly $120. Keep in mind those prices include a new SIM card and a $30 refill card for prepaid service.


Source: Engadget, CNET;

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