T-Mobile and MetroPCS on Friday announced that the pre-paid brand is launching its first tablet, the $150 Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7. Available immediately, the tablet can be paired with one of three new rate plans designed for data users. Pricing begins as low as $10 per month for existing customers; a $5 monthly discount is applied when adding to an existing rate plan.
- $10 / month: Unlimited data with first 1GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
- $20 / month: Unlimited data with first 3GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
- $30 / month: Unlimited data with first 5GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
Powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the tablet features a 7-inch display, and a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. Internal storage is listed at “up to 5.6GB” but a microSD card can add in another 32GB. Other details include a 2-megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth, and a 3240mAh battery.
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T-Mobile has today got its annual Postseason sale under way over on its online store. There you’ll find a selection of Samsung’s latest devices with $30 slashed off their respective price tags until Tuesday, October 28. All you need to do is enter the following promotional code: BASEBALL30, at the checkout to receive the deduction.
Hit the break for the full list of devices included in this promotion together with their individual discounted prices.
- Galaxy Note 4 – $719.76
- Galaxy Note 3 – $486.96
- Galaxy S5 – $579.60
- Galaxy S4 – $408
- Galaxy Avant – $200.40
- Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition – $569.28
- Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $330
- LTE Mobile Hotspot PRO – $138
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Looks like today is a double good day for T-Mobile HTC One M8 owners. Not only is Google Play Music getting an update that brings Material Design styles to the app, but you guys are also getting an OTA. The update that has started to make its way to devices is Android 4.4.4. The update weighs in at 255MB and moves your build number to 3.32.531.2. While deing on the most currently official Android version is nice, the update brings something a bit more interesting and exciting for M8 owners, the HTC Eye Experience.
The Eye Experience was first shown off by HTC at a press event on October 8th where they debuted the HTC Re and HTC Desire Eye. While the devices were pretty sweet, it was the mention of the Eye Experience software heading to the One M7, One M8 and One E8 that was a bit more exiting. After all, many of us aren’t ready to buy a new phone for some software when our M8 or M7 are still perfect. Some of the key comments include:
- Auto and Voice selfie taking
- Enhanced group video call with face tracking to keep you framed and focused
- Split capture by taking a photo/videos with the front and rear camera at the same time.
- Crop me in will let you crop your self into photos
- And a few more
The update is rolling out to T-Mobile HTC One M8 owners starting today. While the T-Mobile support site isn’t updated to reflect it, we have seen a few posts from people saying they have it. I assume it will roll out in stages and could take a bit of time for ever M8 owner to receive. Be sure to check for the update through Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check Now. Don’t forget, a battery that is charged of 50% , Wi-Fi and a bit of time to get it downloaded and installed is recommended. Should take about 15-20 minutes.
Visual overview of the Eye Experience available at HTC.com
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T-Mobile’s neat plan that offers 10GB of data to share among 4 lines for $100 is drawing to a close. The special offer will be grandfathered until January 2016, so if you act fast, you can seize the extra cheap, overage-free data and keep it for a little over a year. If you want to snag the deal, swing on over to T-Mobile’s website by next Wednesday and sign your family up for a family plan.
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When HTC announced their new EYE Experience, a bundle of improvements to their camera features, they indicated a variety of devices would receive the update over the coming months. Owners of the unlocked version of the HTC One (M8) were probably glad to see they were near the top of the line when the update started rolling out last week along with an update to Android 4.4.4. Now owners of the device on the T-Mobile network will be joining in on the fun as the carrier has given their technical approval for the update.
Users can expect to see an OTA update appear on their devices starting as soon as Tuesday, October 21st. This was announced by Mo Versi, HTC’s vice president for Product Management, via a tweet earlier today.
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If you own a T-Mobile-branded Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) today could just be your lucky day as the operator has just started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to all its LTE variants of the slate currently located in the United States.
When perusing the device’s update history page on Samsung’s website we were somewhat flabbergasted to say the least as, historically, tablet updates rarely happen in the US due to the sheer amount of carrier involvement that’s entailed in adapting the SDK to suit their requirements.
Unfortunately, neither the operator or the manufacturer provided a changelog for the upgrade, but seeing as it’s a bump to the latest version of Android we presume it will bring all of the usual changes, including: faster multitasking, smart caller ID, SMS-to-Hangouts integration, Cloud Print and QuickOffice.
To see if your tablet is eligible for the update, head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates”. If a pop-up window doesn’t appear prompting you to upgrade, don’t worry. It means that the update is not ready to be pushed out to your device, just yet. But when it is available, you will receive a push notification requesting you to download and install it.
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With today being the day that the Note 4 is launching in the United States officially, and T-Mobile customers who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 getting a nice surprise earlier this week when they started receiving their orders, users on the uncarrier network are seeing a minor update pop up. The 65MB update looks to fix performance problems and increase battery performance. The carrier’s web site has nothing yet regarding details on the new update but if you’re on T-Mobile and have a Note 4, you should see a notification pop up. If not you can manually check for the update in the settings menu.
source: T-Mo News
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After years of rumors that Apple would introduce its own type of SIM card, it appears to have snuck the tech into today’s new iPad announcement (there’s a history here, the original iPad introduced the Micro SIM). The Apple website says LTE-equipped models of its new tablets (sold in the US and UK) have a built-in Apple SIM that lets owners switch between short term plans across a variety of participating carriers, right on the tablet itself (you can see a picture of the new option under settings after the break). That list includes AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the US, and EE in the UK, ut notably not Verizon.
During the presentation Apple didn’t discuss its SIM card, just mentioning the new iPads have even faster WiFi and LTE support with support for up to 20 LTE bands and 150mbps connections. Adding a cellular modem to the slate adds about $130 to the price, whether you opt for the Air 2 or mini 3 version. So far the carriers are mostly quiet on the new tech — other than John Legere tweeting about how T-Mobile is #datastrong, of course — but we’re hoping the one SIM for many carriers idea is a trend that catches on.
This Apple SIM thing could be the most groundbreaking bit of the day pic.twitter.com/s9dpxkBWXf
– Julien Theys (@jtsd) October 16, 2014
– John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 16, 2014
– John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 16, 2014
Today Google announced Android Lollipop, and with it a round of new devices including the Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Nexus 6. While they announced information on when you can preorder the Nexus 9 and Nexus player, they didn’t have any firm information regarding the Nexus 6. However, it seems that this is because it’s up to the carriers.
This page will provide all the updated information we have about the carriers and the Nexus 6, so check back to see updated info regarding Google’s newest handset.
T-Mobile announced on their newsroom page that they will carry the Nexus 6 starting November 12 for 0$ down, and then an equipment installment plan payment of $27.08 for 24 months.
AT&T announced on their newsroom page that they will carry the Nexus 6, noting it’s the first one ever. However, no information is given regarding availability or price at this time.
Sprint announced on their newsroom page that they will be carrying the Nexus 6 available on their Sprint $60 unlimited plan or their Sprint Family Share Pack. There are no specific dates, just that it will be available before the “before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear”.
US Cellular says “To follow up on the announcement that Google made earlier today, U.S. Cellular will carry the Nexus 6 in November. We are looking forward to bringing the next great Google device to new and existing customers, and we will share additional details as soon as we can”.
No word yet from Verizon, however Google mentioned them in their announcement of the devices here. We’ll be sure to update this when we get that info.
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In non Nexus related news, T-Mobile stayed true to a previous announcement are beginning to take pre-orders for the new Sony Xperia Z3. The Xperia Z3 offers a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, has 3GB of RAM, a 3,100 mAh battery, 32GB internal storage with SD card slot, 20.7MP rear camera, 2.2MP front shooter, Wi-Fi calling and is waterproof IP65 and IP68 rated. The Xperia Z3 from T-Mobile will set you back a monthly payment of $26.25 for 24 months.
The camera is one of the biggest selling points in my opinion, at least from a hardware standpoint. The Z1s/Z2 cameras took some really stunning photos. The real push behind this device over the competitions is PS4 Remote PLAY software though. That is what gives current Playstation 4 owners the ability to continue laying their games on their phone’s screen using a PS4 DUALSHOCK controller. It is that specific function that is also allowing for a rather interesting pre-order perk from Sony and T-Mobile. If you pre-order the Xperia Z3 between today and October 28th, the day before it official releases in stores, then you will get a free PS4 copy of DRIVECLUB.
The title is showing up on the Playstation Network for $49.99 to download, so it isn’t all that terrible of a free perk if you plan to buy the phone anyways. To get your pre-order on, head over to T-Mobile.com.
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