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31
Jul

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier campaign massively successful, reports double-digit revenue growth for Q2 2015


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Since John Legere took over as CEO of the floundering T-Mobile in 2012, incredible strides have been made in resurrecting the magenta mobile carrier. Unless you live under a rock or don’t really pay attention to tech news, you probably have heard of the widely discussed “Un-carrier” campaign launched by Legere that has breathed new life into T-Mobile and jumpstarted new life into the mobile industry by prompting other mobile carriers to change their policies in response to their caped crusading competitor.

Just how successful has the Un-carrier campaign been for T-Mobile? Well Q2 2015 reports are in and the answer is outstanding.

T-Mobile has reported a 14% revenue growth and 25% adjusted EBITDA since last year’s Q2 2014. Additionally, the carrier reports that for the 9th consecutive quarter, T-Mobile has acquired over 1 million new net customer additions (2.1 million this quarter to be precise).

“While the carriers continue to use gimmicks to confuse consumers, T-Mobile continues to listen to customers and respond with moves that blow them away,” Legere had to say in the company press release. “On top of adding 2.1 million new customers in the second quarter, we delivered 14% year-over-year revenue growth and 25% year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA growth. Overall, I think our results speak for themselves.”

This growth means that T-Mobile now has a total of 58.9 million customers.

Source: T-Mobile

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29
Jul

Sprint counters T-Mobile with 10GB of shared family data


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The battle between Sprint and T-Mobile for the hearts and phone lines of America’s families is heating up. T-Mobile recently updated its Simple Choice family plan to give a pair of people unlimited calling and text, as well as 10GB of data to each of them for $!00 a month. On Wednesday, Sprint fired back with a revamped Family Share Pack. This package offers four lines, unlimited talk, text and 10GB of shared data for $100 to families that switch from another carrier. Even with twice as many lines, the 10GB of data still averages out to more per person (2.5GB) than T-Mobile’s offering. And if 10GB isn’t enough, Sprint also announced that it will sell a 40GB plan for $20 more per month, $120 in total.

[Image Credit: Charlie Riedel/AP]

Filed under: Cellphones, Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile

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Source: Sprint

28
Jul

T-Mobile will swap your iPhone 6 for the next model at no extra cost


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If you’ve ever had to upgrade an iPhone months after launch, you’ve likely felt some anxiety: you need a new device right now, but you know you’ll feel buyer’s remorse when the next model shows up in September. T-Mobile thinks it can set your mind at ease, however. It’s launching a promo that lets you swap the iPhone 6 for its successor while locking in the $15 per month JUMP On Demand lease price — so long as you buy the existing handset by September 7th, you just have to trade it in to upgrade. You’ll also get first dibs on the next iPhone if you order it from the carrier within the first two days of availability, so you shouldn’t be waiting for days simply because you ordered a few minutes too late.

You’re also getting a perk that applies whether or not you care for shiny new hardware. T-Mobile now includes Apple Music as part of its Music Freedom effort, letting you stream albums and playlists on the fledgling service as much as you like without denting your monthly data cap. It’s not a surprising move (virtually every significant music provider is covered at this stage), but it’ll definitely make life easier if you absolutely have to listen to some T Swift during your commute.

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Source: T-Mobile

28
Jul

Android 5.1 Lollipop now rolling out to the T-Mobile HTC One M9


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If you’ve been waiting for the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop to make its way to your HTC One M9 on T-Mobile, your wait is almost up. Starting today, T-Mobile is rolling out Android 5.1 to One M9 handsets on its network, bringing the software version number up to 2.7.531.6.

The update brings some notable battery improvements to the device, and will also make Google Wallet a pre-installed application from here on out. The One M9 is also receiving a new “Anti-theft” feature, according to the carrier, which Google refers to as factory reset protection in its Android 5.1 changelog. The T-Mobile One M9 already received the big camera-improving update that began rolling out a few months ago, so there likely won’t be many big improvements on this front with the new update.

Don’t miss: 8 problems with the HTC One M9 and how to fix them

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This update, which comes in at a hefty 833MB download, is now rolling out to all devices. It might take a few days to make its way to your handset. If you’d like to check manually, head over to your Settings menu, then choose the About tab, and finally check for your update from there. Once this new software version comes to your phone, be sure to let us know how you like it in the comments below!

27
Jul

T-Mobile sends Android 5.1 and battery improvements to the HTC One M9


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Right now, T-Mobile is pushing a software update to the HTC One M9 on its network. The carrier updated the device’s support page this morning with a listing for new features and improvements.

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The software update contains Android 5.1, Google Wallet, anti-theft protection, and battery improvements. All of those items except the new anti-theft protection sound familiar. The One M9 will now prevent unauthorized factory resetting from going through. Users need to have a screen lock and Google account on the device for it to be activated automatically.

T-Mobile’s build number for this software update is 2.7.531.6.

Source: T-Mobile

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27
Jul

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge now receiving battery-improving update


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If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge on T-Mobile’s network and have been experiencing battery life woes, a fix is headed your way. Starting today, both of Samsung’s most recent flagship devices are receiving minor updates that will bring various bug fixes and device improvements, as well as battery improvements.

The Galaxy S6 Edge’s update brings version number G925TUVU2COF8 to the device, while the Galaxy S6’s update comes with version G920TUVU2COF8. Both updates come in at roughly 103MB in size. It should also be noted that if you never updated your phone to the most recent Android 5.1.1 build, the update will come in at around 635MB.

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As per usual, the update may take a day or two to make its way to your device. If you’d like to check manually, head to Settings>About device>Software update. Have you received the update on your device yet? If so, be sure to let us know in the comment section below if you’re seeing any changes.

27
Jul

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge update rolling out, battery improvements


Folks who have either variant of the Galaxy S6 on T-Mobile are getting a treat this morning, in the form of an update.  It’s not a huge update, but there’s something significant in changelog:  “Battery improvements”.

If you’ve been tracking the Galaxy S6 at all, I’m sure you’ve heard that its battery life is nothing to write home about.  Actually, it’s quite poor for a flagship these days.  Therefore, any said battery improvement stands out like a sore thumb.

In addition, the ~ 103 MB update is bringing “Various bug fixes and device improvements” to both models.  The S6 Edge is receiving a Cocktailbar error fix on top of that, which pertains to a “Unfortunately, Cocktailbar service has stopped” issue in the Edge Screen settings.

It was reported that the phones had a recurring battery drain bug with VoLTE, so hopefully the battery improvements address this.  Hit up your Software update button (Settings>About Device) to see if the OTA update has reached you.  For the impatient folk, you can grab the download via the source links below.

Source: T-Mobile 1, 2

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27
Jul

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get minor software update with improved battery life


Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_TAT-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both receiving a minor software update that brings some performance tweaks and battery improvements. No new features or other software, unfortunately, but with battery life being one of the top complaints about the S6 and its curved counterpart, any extra juice Samsung can squeeze out of it through software optimization is welcome.

If you own either variant of the S6 on T-Mobile, you should expect the OTA update to hit your phone soon.

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27
Jul

Root now available for LG G4 carrier models


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One of the benefits to having an Android phone is the ability to customise any number of settings and features once you’ve performed a root, which is akin to jailbreaking which iPhone users may be accustomed to. Rooting relies on an unlocked bootloader and while a root was achieved for the unlocked version of the LG G4, the carrier branded models have so far had to wait.

If you’ve been waiting then you’re in luck as root is now available for carrier branded models of the LG G4, both for the major US carrier devices (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) and other international carriers. Recognised developer thecubed and others have built the “Low Effort Root” for carrier branded models but this is definitely not for the fainthearted; if you’re a novice and think bootloader is something related to your car, then this is definitely not for you.

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As with all mods, you’ll need to be able to precisely follow a long list of steps and you’ll need to download and install tools for your computer to get the job done. Like most Android customisations, you may end up with a bricked device that cannot be recovered so don’t tempt this unless you’re happy with the risk!

To root your carrier branded LG G4, head over to XDA Developers (in the source link below), read through all the posts and ask about anything you’re unsure of before you attempt anything. Back up all your data and take your time; there’s nothing worse than rushing and ending up with a bricked phone.

For more on what you can do with your Android smartphone, check out our Android customization series and head over to Android Authority on YouTube to see more about the latest apps, handsets and comparisons.

23
Jul

T-Mobile recognizes aged SMS, moving to Advanced Messaging


So here’s a thought:  Why hasn’t text messaging advanced with the times?  I mean, it’s not like it’s perfect.  SMS is closer resembled to sending an e-mail rather than a real-time chat.  And I hate sending pictures via MMS because compression destroys the quality.

Fortunately for T-Mobile customers, the Un-carrier thought of the same thing.  T-Mobile has announced a roll-out of Advanced Messaging.  It is built on a standard called Rich Communications Services (RCS) and brings texting up to speed with what we’ve come to expect from modern messaging services (Facebook, Skype, Hangouts, Snapchat).

Here’s what you get with Advanced Messaging:

  • Rich 1-on-1 and group messaging, including near real-time chat
  • See when others are typing, when your message is delivered, and even read
  • Share high-res photos and videos up to 10 MB, just as you would a regular text message
  • Advance Messaging is built to work across all devices, makers, operating systems, and wireless operators

T-Mobile makes it a point that you won’t need a third-party app to use this service, it works out of the box, like current text messaging.  Thus, you won’t need to make sure that your family/friends are on the same messaging service you are on.  It will just work, across any platform.

Bear in mind that this is a gradual roll-out and Advanced Messaging is expected to be a standard in the future.  The recently released Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is the first phone to carry the feature, with the promise of ‘nearly a dozen more’ in the year.  The Galaxy S5 and S6 will receive Advanced Messaging through a software update.

Are you excited about text messaging being modernized or does your current set up work just fine for you?

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