Tired of your T-Mobile phone status changing for 4G to E? Hang in there: The company is planning to rollout a 4G LTE upgrade everywhere it currently offers 2G service by the middle of 2015.
Want to upgrade your phone at any time? T-Mobile is changing its Jump program so you can do just that, although there’s a bit of catch: The company will only forgive half of the old phone’s original cost.
Verizon Wireless may be cutting prices and increasing the amount of mobile broadband data in some of its plans. The company tweeted a teaser on Wednesday in what’s likely a response to AT&T’s recent plan price changes. Still, you can thank T-Mobile if this happens.
T-Mobile is trying to make it as easy as possible for new iPad owners to switch over to its LTE network. It’s selling the baseline iPads at no upfront cost and tweaking its tablet plans.
Although it claims the move “isn’t about subsidies”, O2 is effectively moving away from the traditional model where carriers subsidize the phones they sell up-front, then bury the real cost in a combined monthly tariff.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has become the latest and final regulator to give the nod to the merger, although the resistance of some shareholders may still stand in the way.
T-Mobile may soon begin restricting roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new caps could affect many of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer may be small.
A bold proposal from Reinhard Clemens, CEO of Deutsche Telekom’s T-systems group. He would like certifications to enable the creation of super-secure clouds in Germany to slake pent-up demand among customers that don’t want to expose their data to U.S. government, Patriot Act scrutiny.
Carriers are struggling to address the gap between mobile data usage and revenues even as their networks approach capacity. But those willing to embrace new business models and innovative services still have a chance to thrive in the era of the superphone.
If you are a T-Mobile subscriber and use one of the mobile phones that support UMA, now all your calls made over the Wi-Fi are free. Earlier, all WiFi-based calls counted towards your minute plan. This is a great move for T-Mobile, which is bleeding customers.