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T-Mobile Will Pay Off Your Google Pixel If You Switch From Verizon

Adnan Farooqui May 24, 2017

T-Mobile has a habit of trying to steal its competitor’s customers by launching promotions that entice them to switch to Magenta. The latest is aimed at Verizon customers, particularly those who own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. That’s because Verizon is the exclusive carrier partner for the Pixel and Pixel XL in the United States. T-Mobile has said that it’s going to cover the cost of the device for all Verizon customers who switch to its network.

While T-Mobile is marketing this offer to Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners on Verizon, several iPhone models are eligible as well actually. T-Mobile is promising to pay off the customers’ Pixel bills on Verizon, regardless of how much balance they still owe Big Red.

Starting May 31st, Verizon customers can switch to T-Mobile and get their Pixel or Pixel XL paid off in full by Magenta. They will be activated on T-Mobile One with device protection. Customers who switch will then be free to keep their phone and their number. They just port their number to T-Mobile, insert a new SIM into the handset, and they’re good to go.

The outstanding payment will be sent to customers with a digital prepaid MasterCard, typically within 15 days, claims T-Mobile. So they will receive their money to pay off the device on Verizon even before their carrier bill is due.

As always, don’t forget to read the fine print on T-Mobile promotions page.

T-Mobile Will Pay Off Your Google Pixel If You Switch From Verizon , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile’s CFO Says Deal With Sprint Makes Logical Sense

Tyler Lee May 19, 2017

The idea of T-Mobile and Sprint merging has been tossed around before several years ago, but nothing came to fruition. However in recent times, the possibility of SoftBank snapping up T-Mobile has surfaced again and to add fuel to the fire, T-Mobile’s CFO Braxton Carter is saying that such a deal makes logical sense.

Speaking at an investor’s conference, Carter explained why Sprint makes a logical partner for T-Mobile. “Sprint has a treasure trove of 2.5 spectrum. Granted, not all of it’s the same; part of it has a little bit of hair on it. But that is still a treasure trove that you could do amazing things with. And the synergy comes from putting these two networks together, and having the densification necessary to ubiquitously deploy that 2.5. Sprint’s doing that city by city now. And that will take them a decade with that type of strategy.”

In fact without coming right out and confirming it, Carter suggested that talks will indeed happen. “It’s not a question of will talks happen; of course they’ll happen.” Like we said, reports of a T-Mobile and Sprint deal have surfaced again in recent times, with the latest report suggesting that informal talks have already begun.

Sprint’s parent company SoftBank has also expressed their willingness to discuss such a deal. However the question is whether or not the FCC will approve such a deal remains to be seen.

T-Mobile’s CFO Says Deal With Sprint Makes Logical Sense , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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LG Pulls T-Mobile LG G6 Buy One Get One Free Offer

Adnan Farooqui May 14, 2017


Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced that it was launching a Buy One Get One Free promotion for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. As the name suggests, customers who purchase one unit of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone will receive the other for free. T-Mobile then launched a similar promotion for the LG G6 but according to a new report, it has now been pulled by LG.

The promotion offers customers who purchased one LG G6 the second one for free. Initially, they had to pay for both devices but LG would eventually cover the cost of the second device.

Once a customer purchased two units from T-Mobile, they had to go to LG’s redemption page and provide their contact information, IMEI numbers, and images of the receipt as proof of purchase.

LG would then process all of the information provided and would eventually send them a cheque for $500 which would cover the cost of the LG G6 on T-Mobile. The eligibility period was kept open until June 8th but the promotion has now been pulled.

In a message communicated to all stores, T-Mobile notifies stores that the LG G6 promotion has been pulled by LG and can no longer be honored. Customers who may have any questions about this will be referred to LG Support by T-Mobile reps.

No reasons have been provided for this move by LG so if you’d like to get two flagship smartphones for the price of one on T-Mobile, the Galaxy S8 is your only option.

LG Pulls T-Mobile LG G6 Buy One Get One Free Offer , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint, SoftBank Reportedly Holding Informal Talks With T-Mobile

Tyler Lee May 12, 2017

According to a report from a few days ago, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son said that he would love to continue discussing a deal with T-Mobile in which Sprint and T-Mobile could potentially merge together. It turns out that it was more than just a wish because in a report from Bloomberg, those talks have already begun.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, it seems that informal talks between SoftBank, Sprint, and T-Mobile have already begun. However the talks are said to be in their very early stages so nothing is set yet. In fact it is so early that the banks that the companies might use to facilitate the sale haven’t even been hired yet, but the report claims that there are various financial firms who are throwing their names into the hat for consideration.

Talks about Sprint/SoftBank buying T-Mobile and merging have been going on for years, although in the past it seems that even such a notion was dismissed by the FCC back then due to potential anticompetitive reasons. However our previous report stated that Son felt that the current US government’s administration seems more open to such a deal, although we guess that remains to be seen.

T-Mobile USA’s parent company Deutsche Telekom has been trying to sell the company off for years, and at one point a deal with AT&T was almost came to fruition. However recently Deutsche Telekom’s CEO stated that he was no longer in the mood to sell off T-Mobile, but who knows, perhaps a good deal offered by SoftBank could change his mind.

Sprint, SoftBank Reportedly Holding Informal Talks With T-Mobile , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Alcatel A30 Tablet Now Available From T-Mobile

Tyler Lee May 12, 2017

With so many tablets available in the market today, consumers are really spoilt for choice. However if you’re looking for a tablet for the sake of a tablet and don’t really want to break the bank by buying an iPad or iPad Pro, Alcatel and T-Mobile might have something for you in the form of the Alcatel A30.

The Alcatel A30 is a tablet that has been launched on T-Mobile and it is a rather basic tablet. It sports an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1200×800 which means it probably isn’t the sharpest display we’ve seen. However if you can overlook that or if you think that it probably doesn’t matter, then it should be a non-issue for you.

Under the hood, the A30 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset. It will also come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage that can be expanded via microSD. There is also a 4,060mAh battery which when combined with its entry-level specs should last users quite a while before needing a recharge.

We’re also looking at a pair of 5MP cameras on the front and back, and to top it off it will run on Android Nougat. There will also be 4G LTE connectivity so if you just want a tablet to read stuff on, surf the web, or watch videos, the A30 should be more than capable. The tablet will be priced at $5 down, and $5 a month on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan.

Alcatel A30 Tablet Now Available From T-Mobile , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile To Launch A Galaxy S8 BOGO Offer Tomorrow

Tyler Lee May 11, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the hottest flagship smartphones in the market at the moment. It is also more expensive than its predecessor, which means that getting one handset is definitely going to make customers feel the pinch in their wallets, let alone getting two! However if you wanted two Galaxy S8 handsets, you’re in luck.

Thanks to a leaked promotional material that the folks at TmoNews managed to get their hands on, it seems that T-Mobile is preparing a BOGO promotion for the Galaxy S8. In case you didn’t already know, BOGO stands for “buy one get one”, which basically means buy one handset and get the other for free.

The promotion is expected to kick off on the 12th of May, which is tomorrow, so those who haven’t gotten the phone yet will definitely want to keep an eye out for it. According to the information, this offer will be open to new and existing customers who purchase the handset on EIP, and will have to activate at least one new line of service either with a T-Mobile One or Simple Choice Unlimited plan.

The rebate is expected to come in the form of a $750 prepaid Mastercard, although it should be noted that this applies to the Galaxy S8+ as well which is $100 less than the actual price of the phone. However if you think about it, you’re actually only paying $100 for a second Galaxy S8+ which isn’t too bad of a deal, right?

T-Mobile To Launch A Galaxy S8 BOGO Offer Tomorrow , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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SoftBank CEO Would Love To Discuss Sprint/T-Mobile Deal

Tyler Lee May 10, 2017

Many years ago it was rumored that Sprint and T-Mobile could be considering merging with each other and forming a single carrier in the US, a move which the FCC at that time seemed pretty deadset against. Fast forward three years later, we’re in 2017 and it seems that Sprint’s owner SoftBank is still pretty open about the idea.

Speaking during a recent news conference, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son expressed his interest in discussions about the potential of a Sprint and T-Mobile merger. In a report from Reuters, Son was quoted as saying, “Of all potential partners, T-Mobile is the one that would yield the most synergies, the most orthodox choice and we’d sincerely love to begin talks.” Son went on to add that the current US administration seems to be more open to such a deal.

This isn’t the first time that Son or SoftBank have expressed their interest in merging with T-Mobile. Late last year it was reported that the Japanese company was still hopeful that such a merger could still take place, although whether or not it will ultimately happen still remains to be seen.

However last year, the CEO of T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom Tim Hoettges did state that he was no longer “in the mood” to sell off T-Mobile US, which presumably will be another hurdle that SoftBank will need to clear if they want to make this happen.

SoftBank CEO Would Love To Discuss Sprint/T-Mobile Deal , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint’s 5G Network To Go Live By 2019

Adnan Farooqui May 10, 2017


Soon after T-Mobile announced its plans for launching a nationwide 5G network, Sprint has followed through with its own announcement. The country’s fourth largest mobile carrier has confirmed today that it’s aiming to develop and launch a proper 5G network by the end of 2019. For this purpose, Sprint is going to team up with its parent company SoftBank and chipmaker Qualcomm.

Sprint hasn’t provided a lot of details about its 5G plans right now, but it has publicly shared the ambition of having it live by 2019. Sprint’s press release doesn’t offer much in the way of details.

It only states that Sprint, Qualcomm, and SoftBank have jointly agreed to develop technologies for 5G, including the 3GPP New Radio standard in the 2.5 GHz for “accelerated wide-scale 5G deployments.”

It’s also mentioned that the companies are planning to provide commercial services and devices in late 2018. Additional details about this network will be provided separately by the companies at some point in the future. Sprint is the second carrier that’s aiming to launch a proper 5G network by 2019.

T-Mobile has also made a similar claim, that it will be able to have its nationwide 5G network live within two years. It remains to be seen whether the carriers will be able to meet their ambitious timelines. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

Sprint’s 5G Network To Go Live By 2019 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Survey Finds That Mobile Devices Bring Families Together, Not Apart

Tyler Lee May 10, 2017

We’re sure that many of you guys have seen this or have been part of a scene when you’re out for a family or social gathering, but everyone’s noses are buried in their phones or tablets instead of talking to each other. Some have even suggested that mobile devices have caused the death of conversations around the dinner table.

However a recent survey commissioned by T-Mobile and conducted by ORC Caravan have found that the opposite to be true. According to the survey, it has been found that mobile devices are actually bringing families together instead of tearing them apart. The survey found that 70% of parents responded favorably and said that mobile technology has allowed them to get closer to their kids, thanks to communication via email, text, voice calls, and social media.

Another 48% of parents said that they enjoy speaking to each other via group chats, with 54% saying that Facebook is the most used social media platform that they use to communicate with their kids. This is versus the 23% of parents who use Snapchat and 22% that use Instagram, although we guess those are very different platforms compared to Facebook.

To be fair the survey was commissioned by T-Mobile who would no doubt benefit from parents signing themselves and their kids up for mobile plans, but the results are still pretty interesting. What do you guys think? Do you agree with the findings of the survey?

Survey Finds That Mobile Devices Bring Families Together, Not Apart , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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