In honor of Valentine’s day, T-Mobile is giving away Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 tablets basically free. Here are the details.
The deal is only for the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 and will last until supply runs out. First you must setup the device with an Equipment Installment Plan as well as a data plan with at least 1GB on a monthly basis. T-Mobile will offset each monthly charge of $7 for equipment. It will be labeled with “Credits and Adjustments.” You’ll also pay a $0 down payment. T-Mobile has promised to pay all the monthly charges so long as you keep your account in good standing. If not, the remaining balance of the device becomes due.
T-Mobile is obviously trying to clear stock of the tablet for new ones to take its place. You can purchase the offering at select T-Mobile stores or online at the carrier’s website. To find out more on the promotion, click the link down below. Get it now before quantity runs out!
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Yesterday we informed you that Marshmallow could be installed on your T-Mobile LG G4 with help from LG’s Bridge software suite. Today, the update has begun rolling out to T-Mobile customers over-the-year.
We knew it wasn’t going to be long before the update would be made available via OTA, and now we have it. The updated build number is H801120i. Considering that this is a major update, it will require lots of free space, 963.7MB of it. The update comes with all the latest features from Google including doze, Now On Tap, simplified app permissions and lots more.
If you are yet to spot the notification, it might be helpful to check your system settings under ‘About Phone’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ Once the update is available to download, consider turning Wi-Fi on to avoid data overages. You should also charge your battery to at least 50% prior to downloading and installing. Like always, we’ll keep you updated when the software hits more regions as well as new carriers. You can count on us!
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LG is on a roll when it comes to updates, and the latest to join the Marshmallow club is the LG G4 model sold by T-Mobile in the United States.
Following the release of the Android 6.0 to the unlocked G4 sold across Europe, in South Korea, on US Cellular and on Canada’s Telus and Rogers, LG has now made Marshmallow available on the T-Mobile LG G4 (H811) via its PC synchronization software LG Bridge.
Many users have reported being able to update their LG G4 to Marshmallow by connecting their phone via USB to PC and checking for an update manually. Note that an over the air (OTA) update is not yet available and T-Mobile’s support page for the G4 doesn’t yet mention yet the availability of the update.
As with other recent LG devices getting the Marshmallow upgrade, you’re looking at improvements for Knock Code, the implementation of the new app permissions model, a redesigned Silent Mode, Peek mode, and some visual changes.
If you’re into rooting and ROM-ing, the folks over at XDA-Developers already have you covered with a fully stock ROM available for flashing, as well as the necessary rooting methods.
Verizon Wireless has just announced that it’s increasing the amount of data it offers to subscribers of its prepaid plans with no extra cost. This move comes shortly after both AT&T and T-Mobile upped their standard allowances for users of their Internet services.
If you’re a registered member of Big Red’s $45/month plan, you will now be able to enjoy 2GB of super-fast 4G data, as opposed to 1GB, and if you opt for the $60/month tariff you’ll be getting an extra 2GB of data — so you’ll have 5GB to play around with.
These two plans feature unlimited talk and text as standard. If you do happen to find yourself needing a larger data allowance, you can add an extra 500MB for $5, 1GB for $10 and 3GB for $20.
As this is a prepaid plan, subscribers have to manually top up either $45 or $60 to purchase their bundles. However, if they schedule automatic payments, Verizon will throw in an extra 1GB of data per month, which means the former jumps up to 3GB and the latter to 6GB.
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Companies that use Instagram to cross-post their video ads have a new option available in their playbook after the social media platform revealed 60-second ads will join 15- and 30-second long ads as an option. The move comes just in time for the big Super Bowl event this weekend. T-Mobile is already jumping on board with the release of an extended version of the 30-second Super Bowl ad T-Mobile will be running during the telecast.
Joining T-Mobile as an early adopter of the longer format is Warner Bros. which released a 60-second trailer for the upcoming movie How to Be Single. Outside of the U.S. and the Super Bowl hype, Guinness is running a longer spot in the U.K. market as part of its Made of More campaign. The long spot focuses on American record producer Jon Hammond who fought segregation in the music industry.
Instagram indicated there are several more consumer-goods oriented companies who have advertisements ready to go that take advantage of the new longer format. These are expected to start rolling out in the coming weeks.
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ZTE announced earlier today that it will launch its brand new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot on T-Mobile starting Friday, February 12. While the market for dedicated Mobile Hotspot’s is declining as a result of every Android smartphone having the feature on board, there are some people who need to connect multiple devices when they’re on the road — so they plumb for a standalone LTE tethering unit.
The Falcon’s optimal attraction is by far its ability to pair with up to ten devices simultaneously, whilst providing equal Internet speeds to each of them. Its 2,000mAh rechargeable non-removable battery will also see you through a good 4-to-5 hours worth of constant use, while a standard mid-range smartphone would only provide around 3-hours worth of LTE tethering before dropping down to the 25% battery mark.
“We understand consumers are always on the go. From the comfort of their own home to the office to activities outside, the need for reliable, secure WiFi access never changes,” writes Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA.
As previously mentioned, the Falcon will be up for grabs on February 12th exclusively from T-Mobile. It will be listed on the carrier’s online portal, in addition to being stocked in a variety of its nationwide bricks-and-mortar stores. The little square box carries a price tag of $79.99 and requires a T-Mobile hotspot plan to function. 2GB of super-fast 4G data will set you back $20/mo, while 18GB will cost you $80/mo.
To see the device in all of its glory, be sure to take a look through the gallery below. If you’d like to find out a little more about the Falcon and all of its technical specifications, you can sift through the press release at the bottom of this page.
ZTE Falcon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Lands at T-Mobile at a Hot Price Beginning February 12
The new ZTE Falcon hotspot delivers worry free Wi-Fi at 4G LTE speeds while on-the-go
Richardson, Texas – February 3, 2016 — ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, today announced the availability of the ZTE Falcon 4G LTE mobile hotspot at T-Mobile. The compact and lightweight mobile hotspot provides fast, secure internet access for up to 10 WiFi devices wherever T-Mobile’s network can take you. The ZTE Falcon is available online at http://www.t-mobile.com and at select T-Mobile retail locations for just $79.99 MSRP beginning February 12.
“We understand consumers are always on the go. From the comfort of their own home to the office to activities outside, the need for reliable, secure WiFi access never changes,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “Users can depend on the ZTE Falcon’s solid performance and long-lasting battery to connect them to people, information, or services online easily, whenever they want.”
Worry-free, secure, and portable nationwide WiFi access
- When you don’t want to rely on your smartphone or drain its battery, the ZTE Falcon can connect you to WiFi for hours thanks to its long-lasting 2000mAh battery
- Optimized for T-Mobile’s network, the ZTE Falcon delivers expanded WiFi range and better signal quality for up to 10 devices
- You won’t have to rely on slow or unsecure public WiFi thanks to T-Mobile’s fast 4G LTE nationwide network and WiFi Calling capabilities can now be taken almost anywhere you may go**
- Measuring in at 105x60x16 millimeters in size and 110 grams in weight, the ZTE Falcon is ultra-portable for those on the go
The ZTE Falcon is durable and affordable. Matched with T-Mobile’s affordable data plans the hotspot offers flexible and budget-friendly pricing options.
*Strategy Analytics, Q3 2015
**Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas
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T-Mobile is in celebration mode. Recently in the “State of the Mobile Industry” report, T-Mobile got some really good news. OpenSignal, who conducts the report, concluded that T-Mobile is closing the gap on Verizon in terms of LTE coverage, while still offering the fastest LTE in the land.
To celebrate, T-Mobile is now offering one of their best plans ever.
A family of four can pick up unlimited data on each of their lines, and it will only cost them $150. If you want to add more lines with unlimited data, T-Mobile has even more to offer. Here’s how it shakes out:
Alternatively, you can also get in on a different T-Mobile plan that offers 2 lines and 10 gigs of data each (20 total), for only $100 a month. Also being offered is the 4 lines, 10 gigs each for $120 a month, which shakes out to $30 per line every month.
When you take into account that T-Mobile is reach about 97% of Verizon’s LTE customers, and all of these plans include programs like Carrier Freedom (T-Mobile pays reimburses your ETF), Music Freedom (select music streaming services don’t count against your data limit), Binge On (select video streaming services don’t count against your data limit), and Data Stash (rollover data of up to 20 gigs for a year), T-Mobile looks hard to beat.
Are these plans good enough to make you switch? Let us know down in the comments what you think of T-Mobile’s discounted family plans.
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T-Mobile has introduced a new Family Match promotion that offers families four lines of unlimited talk, text and LTE data for $150 per month. The carrier is also offering families four lines with unlimited talk and text, plus 10GB of LTE data per line, for $120 per month.
For a limited time, we are amping up our Family Match data plans so you get more data for the same price. Now get 2 or more lines of Unlimited 4G LTE for the price of a 10GB plan, or 10GB for the price of 6GB. PLUS, customers loved our 4th Line Free promotion so much that we brought it back! For a limited time, customers on a Simple Choice Family plan can get a 4th line free.
The limited time offers are available for new and existing Simple Choice and T-Mobile@Work customers with 2-12 lines, and the promotion can be combined with T-Mobile’s other offers, including Binge On, Data Stash, JUMP! On Demand, Mobile Without Borders, and Music Freedom. T-Mobile will also pay up to $650 of your early termination fees if you switch to their carrier from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.
The new Family Match plans are available at T-Mobile stores across the U.S., online, or by calling 1-877-413-5903.
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T-Mobile celebrates title as fastest LTE network , offers new Unlimited LTE promo for a limited time
T-Mobile took Verizon’s title as the US’ fastest LTE network, and is celebrating by offering four Unlimited LTE lines for only $150 per month.
While Verizon previously held the title, OpenSignal says T-Mobile now offers the fastest LTE network in the US. As a quick summary, 3G download speeds were at an average of 3.5MB/s. In comparison, AT&T’s is much lower are just 2.2MB/s. T-Mobile also narrowly passed Verizon with 4G LTE speeds of 12.3MB/s, with Verizon’s sitting at 12MB/s.
T-Mobile may have just narrowly passed Verizon, but the company still looks at it as a cause for celebration. The Un-carrier is offering a promotion on its Unlimited LTE lines, allowing customers to get four lines of Unlimited LTE for just $150 per month.
If four lines of Unlimited LTE isn’t enough for you, T-Mobile says they’ll be able to add more lines to their plan for just $30 each up to a total of 12 lines. Alternatively, families can get two lines with each having an allotment 10GB of data to use (a total of 20GB) for only $100.
It’s certainly a sweet deal, particularly if you’re in the market for getting a new smartphone. Anyone plan on taking advantage of T-Mobile’s new deal?
Press release is as follows:
T-Mobile Launches Unbeatable Deals for Data-Hungry Families
Un-carrier celebrates results of OpenSignal’s new report on network performance
by giving families more of its blazing fast LTE with its best-ever price on its 10 GB and Unlimited LTE plans
Bellevue, Washington — February 3, 2016 — Just yesterday, in its 2016 State of Mobile Networks report, OpenSignal confirmed T-Mobile’s not only fast “closing the gap with Verizon” in LTE coverage, but is stilldelivering America’s fastest 4G LTE network. Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is celebrating the results with its best-ever pricing for families on the Un-carrier’s most popular 10 GB and Unlimited LTE plans for a limited time. And, not only is T-Mobile dropping prices on these plans with Family Match, but the Un-carrier is also giving families the 4th line free—for a truly unmatched deal.
With this deal, families can now get four lines of Unlimited LTE for their smartphones for the unheard of price of $150 total per month for the entire family. Plus, families (and small businesses) can add more lines of Unlimited LTE for just $30 each—up to a total of 12 lines. Or families can get two lines for just $100 per month with 10 GB per line (20 GB total)—no sharing! Or four lines with 10 GB per line (40 GB total) for $120 per month for the whole family—just $30 per line!
“Over the past year alone, we’ve more than doubled the reach of our LTE coverage, so more people than ever can now ride America’s fastest 4G LTE network,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “Last year, I told you we’d massively expand our LTE coverage, and we did. I promised we’d compete nearly everywhere with Verizon’s LTE network, and win. And that’s exactly what real-time, crowd-sourced studies are now confirming.”
OpenSignal’s most recent tests have concluded what other real-world, crowd-sourced test results have been pointing to—T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network is fastest and fast closing the gap with Verizon on coverage reach. In fact, last year, T-Mobile more than doubled its LTE footprint, adding nearly 1 million square miles of coverage, and the Un-carrier now covers 97% of the people Verizon reaches—and with a faster 4G LTE network.
T-Mobile’s Family Match means that families save more when everyone in the family gets extra data on their wireless plan. Launched just over two months ago, Family Match has been incredibly popular with T-Mobile customers … because it turns out families like saving money and getting more LTE data for everyone! Now, never worry again about your family’s insatiable appetite for fast data.
T-Mobile’s special offer is available to new and existing Simple Choice customers in T-Mobile stores nationwide, select partner dealers, at t-mobile.com, or by calling 1.877.413.5903. Current T-Mobile customers can also dial 611. There’s no number port-in or device trade-in required, and customers are free to combine this offer with other T-Mobile promotions. Plus, while the offer doesn’t have a pre-planned end date, families who sign up now can keep their Unlimited LTE rate plan for a minimum of at least two years with T-Mobile’s Un-contract and any other plan for as long as they’re a customer. You can find more information about this limited-time deal here.
In addition to America’s fastest 4G LTE network, record numbers of US wireless customers have been switching to T-Mobile to enjoy unmatched Un-carrier benefits, including…
- Simple Choice™ − started it all by abolishing annual service contracts, limits and overage penalties. Amped up to include coverage & calling across Mexico & Canada, just like in the US—at no extra cost
- JUMP! On Demand™ − swap your old phone for a new one with no waiting or upgrade fees
- Simple Global™ − introduced free roaming data and texting and low flat-rate calling in 140+ countries & destinations
- Carrier Freedom − covers your carrier’s ETFs and the balance on your phone up to $650 or more with trade-in when you switch
- Music Freedom − listen all you want to tons of streaming music services without hitting your high-speed data
- Wi-Fi Unleashed − introduced coverage beyond the reach of cellular-only networks & personal coverage for home and office
- Data Stash™ − those who buy extra LTE data can roll unused data forward − up to 20GB − for up to a full year
- Business Unleashed − brought 100% transparent, simple flat-rate pricing and other Un-carrier benefits to US business
- Binge On™ − watch up to 3x longer on any video & watch all you want from partner services without burning your LTE data
Plus taxes & fees. Credit approval, deposit and $15 SIM starter kits may be required. Includes 200 MB roaming. Full speeds available up to monthly allotment, including tethering (Unlimited on-smartphone 4G LTE data option includes 14 GB of tethering); then, slowed to up to 2G speeds through bill cycle. Customers who use an extremely high amount of data in a bill cycle will have their data usage de-prioritized compared to other customers for that bill cycle at locations and times when competing network demands occur, resulting in relatively slower speeds. See T-Mobile.com/OpenInternet for details.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company’s advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to more than 63 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
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If data is king, data speeds are the Galactic Emperor. Following the analogy, weak or patchy network connections are the thermal exhaust port through which an upstart young Rebel pilot could successfully fire two proton torpedoes, leading to a chain reaction that could blow up the entire U.S….carrier…system. OK, I may have gotten a little carried away there, but suffice to say LTE speeds are critical. A new report has revealed the fastest LTE network in the U.S.: are you on it?
OpenSignal has posted its most recent State of Mobile Networks: USA report, covering Q4, 2015, and the results are a little mixed. On the positive side, U.S. LTE networks get an A grade for coverage, ranking among the most extensive in the world. But when the report turns to the speed of those networks, things take a turn for the worse, with OpenSignal claiming the “U.S. finds itself falling short”.
The fastest LTE network in the U.S. is…
So which carrier has the fastest LTE network? T-Mobile, by a hair’s breadth, defeating Verizon at 4G download speeds by less than a third of a MB/sec. T-Mobile scored download speeds of 12.26 MB/sec compared to Verizon’s 11.98 MB/sec. When we switch to 3G download speeds, T-Mobile is way ahead, with 3.48 MB/sec compared to Verizon’s paltry 0.66 MB/sec (AT&T took second spot with 2.22 MB/sec).
But Verizon still comes out on top in terms of coverage. Verizon has the best LTE coverage in the U.S., with Big Red customers assured of a 4G connection 86.73% of the time. In second place (but trending downwards from previous months) AT&T customers were guaranteed a solid connection 82.63% of the time, while T-Mobile was right behind at 81.23%.
Even the fastest 4G network speed in the U.S. – T-Mobile’s 12.26 MB/sec – is below the global average.
While these figures may sound pretty good to you, the coverage percentage is the only number that’s worth getting excited about. The problem with U.S. carrier data speeds is that they average out at just 9.9 MB/sec, well and truly below the international average of 13.5 MB/sec. Even the fastest 4G network speed in the U.S. – T-Mobile’s 12.26 MB/sec – is below the global average.
OpenSignal takes this as an opportunity to call out American carriers, claiming the U.S. is “no longer pushing mobile technology boundaries like it used to”, putting the industry in the same league as Argentina, a country that only rolled out its first LTE network a year ago.
Are you happy with your LTE data speeds? Would you have picked T-Mobile as the fastest?