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T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Talks Have Reportedly Resumed

Tyler Lee September 19, 2017

The idea of T-Mobile and Sprint merging isn’t new and has been explored in the past, although it did not pan out. However in recent times there have been talks about the merger being explored again and a report from Reuters has revealed that talks have indeed resumed after SoftBank agreed to give up its majority ownership in Sprint.

For those unfamiliar, Japan’s SoftBank several years ago acquired a majority share in Sprint, and the report from Reuters has revealed the the company is willing to give up that majority share in the carrier if T-Mobile were to agree to the merger in an all-stock deal, although SoftBank is still expected to retain a minority stake in the company.

However it seems that this deal might not be closed anytime soon as the report suggests that neither Sprint nor T-Mobile have come to an agreement, settled on a share exchange ratio, or begun their due diligence on each other. It is also said that should this deal go through, T-Mobile’s current CEO John Legere is expected to run the combined companies.

It will be an interesting merger to say the least and could result in an entity that could be big enough to take on the likes of Verizon, however the deal was stopped in its tracks in the past due to overwhelming regulatory hurdles, and we’re not sure what could be so different this time that could change that, but until then take it with a grain of salt.

T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Talks Have Reportedly Resumed , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile Bumps Unlimited Data Throttling Limit To 50GB

Tyler Lee September 19, 2017

Despite many carriers advertising unlimited data plans, most of the time there is a cap in which should users hit that limit, their speeds will be throttled. For the most part these plans are unlimited, and these caps are put into place to prevent users from abusing it, such as tethering to their computers and downloading movies, games, and music illegally.

T-Mobile has such a cap in place which used to be 32GB, which we reckon for most users is more than enough. However for those who would prefer a bit more breathing space, you’ll be pleased to learn that T-Mobile has since increased that limit to a more generous 50GB. This was initially reported as a leak but T-Mobile has since confirmed the change on their Twitter.

Hey! You got it! Starting 9/20 the limit will be increased! *AlissaFast

— T-Mobile Help (@TMobileHelp) September 18, 2017

T-Mobile’s cap, which is dubbed the “Fair Usage Threshold” used to be 32GB, which is actually an increase from back in May, so it is pretty obvious that the carrier wants to stay ahead of the competition, such as AT&T and Verizon, both of whom have a monthly limit of 22GB before speeds are throttled, while Sprint offers slightly more than the two at 23GB.

We’re not sure if the other carriers have plans to increase their monthly limits to match T-Mobile, but like we said, there probably aren’t that many who would use 20GB a month, let alone 50GB, so maybe not, but it would still be nice all the same.

T-Mobile Bumps Unlimited Data Throttling Limit To 50GB , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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iPhone X And iPhone 8 Don’t Support T-Mobile’s Extended LTE Network

Adnan Farooqui September 18, 2017


T-Mobile has spent a lot of money to build its new extended LTE network. It spent $8 billion in a frequency auction earlier this year to acquire 45 percent of the 600 MHz spectrum. If you’re a T-Mobile customer looking forward to using your handset on this better network don’t buy the new iPhones. They don’t have support for T-Mobile’s 600 MHz extended LTE network.

To have support for the new network, handsets need to be compatible with Band 71 or the 600 MHz spectrum. Apple’s official technical specifications page for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 reveals that they don’t have support for 600 MHz spectrum.

This isn’t going to be an issue for other carriers that haven’t built out extended LTE networks on this spectrum. It’s going to be an issue for T-Mobile though. The multi-billion dollar network that it has been building won’t be accessible to iPhone X and iPhone 8 owners.

T-Mobile’s 600 MHz spectrum network will provide improved coverage inside buildings and enhanced range for rural coverage. It will be fully available in 2020 but T-Mobile has said that certain smartphones from Samsung and LG will have support for it in the final calendar quarter of this year.

There will be two more generations of iPhones by the time T-Mobile’s extended LTE network fully goes live. Perhaps Apple will add support for the network by then.

iPhone X And iPhone 8 Don’t Support T-Mobile’s Extended LTE Network , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile Will Give Apple Watch Series 3 Full LTE Speeds

Tyler Lee September 17, 2017

As per Apple’s announcement, the Apple Watch Series 3 will be offered in an LTE variant for those who want to be “free” of their iPhone. Carriers in the US have since announced data plans for the Apple Watch priced at $10 a month, but for some reason T-Mobile decided that they will only offer users 3G speeds on the device.

Naturally this did not go down well with T-Mobile customers who felt it was a bit unfair, and the good news is that T-Mobile has heard you guys loud and clearly. The carrier’s CEO John Legere has since taken to Twitter to backtrack on the carrier’s previous claims, and is now saying that T-Mobile will offer Apple Watch Series 3 users unlimited 4G LTE connectivity at $10 a month.

It is unclear why T-Mobile even had the restrictions in the first place, although we guess given what the Apple Watch can do we guess maybe 4G LTE speeds might not even be that necessary in the first place, but then again considering that you’ll be paying the same price as other carriers, it is understandable why many felt that they might be getting “cheated”.

In any case this is good news for customers and for those interested, the Apple Watch is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping out to customers on the 22nd of September.

T-Mobile Will Give Apple Watch Series 3 Full LTE Speeds , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple’s Latest iPhones Won’t Support T-Mobile’s New LTE Network

Tyler Lee September 14, 2017

As you might have heard, T-Mobile has in recent times begun to roll out its brand new 600MHz LTE network, but unfortunately it seems that despite T-Mobile aiming to cover a million square miles by the end of the year, not all phones will be able to take advantage of the carrier’s new network, and that includes Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone X handsets.

As BGR points out, the specs page for Apple’s new iPhones shows that the phones will support the usual North American LTE bands, all except for Band 71 which is what T-Mobile’s new LTE network will use. Given how much the new iPhone X is priced (starting at $999), buying a phone that can’t take full advantage of what your carrier has to offer doesn’t seem like a good use of your money, and no doubt this will affect sales of the handset, although exactly by how much remains to be seen.

According to BGR’s report, T-Mobile only managed to secure the 600MHz license earlier this year, which means that there might not have been enough time to build Band 71 into the iPhone’s modems. However it is unclear if this could be rectified in the future via a software update, if not we guess T-Mobile customers will either have to contend with missing out on the new network, or they’ll have to find another phone, or maybe even jump ship to a different carrier.

Apple’s Latest iPhones Won’t Support T-Mobile’s New LTE Network , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile Now Offers Subscribers A Free Netflix Subscription

Adnan Farooqui September 6, 2017

Do you know what’s better than Netflix? Netflix that you don’t have to pay for. T-Mobile has been hyping up its next Un-carrier move for the past couple of weeks and today it has revealed precisely what this Un-carrier move is. The country’s third largest mobile carrier has confirmed that it’s now going to offer subscribers “Netflix on Us.”

All T-Mobile One family plans will now come with a free Netflix subscription. Those who subscribe to this plan will be able to access Netflix for absolutely no charge.

Customers on this plan with 2 or more voice lines will be able to get a free standard Netflix 2-screen subscription starting September 12th. This deal is extended to T-Mobile customers who joined the carrier during promotions like Unlimited 55+ or the 2 for $100 deal.

What if you already subscribe to Netflix or want to upgrade to a tier that provides HDR content? Either way, T-Mobile is going to cover the cost of a standard subscription for its customers. Anything over and above that is the customer’s responsibility.

Customers who meet the aforementioned requirement can activate their Netflix subscription online, in-store or by calling T-Mobile customer care from September 12th. This benefit is going to save T-Mobile customers almost $120 per year and that’s a pretty good deal.

T-Mobile Now Offers Subscribers A Free Netflix Subscription , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile Unveils Its Budget-Friendly REVVL Smartphone

Tyler Lee August 10, 2017

Not everyone sees the need to spend hundreds of dollars, or even over a thousand dollars for a smartphone, which by all accounts would be considered “old” the next year. If that describes you and you’re after a phone that’s affordable and gets the job done, then you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has recently announced their latest affordable handset.

This handset comes in the form of the T-Mobile REVVL which in terms of specs isn’t anything to shout about, but given its price we suppose it would make a decent phone for someone on a budget, or someone looking for a secondary device. The REVVL is priced at $125 outright, or alternatively customers can subscribe to T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand program for $0 down, and $5 a month.

So what are we looking at in terms of specs? Like we said, it’s not the most powerful phone out there and according to T-Mobile, it features a 5.5-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6738 chipset with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a 3,000mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat to boot. It will also come with a fingerprint scanner embedded into the back.

The REVVL will be made available starting from the 10th of August (which is today), so head on over to T-Mobile’s website if you’d like to get your hands on it.

T-Mobile Unveils Its Budget-Friendly REVVL Smartphone , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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T-Mobile JUMP! Device Upgrades Now Allowed Once Every 30 Days

Adnan Farooqui August 8, 2017


The JUMP! On Demand plan was one of T-Mobile’s uncarrier moves. The carrier made it easier for its customers to upgrade their devices throughout the year. Initially, customers were allowed to upgrade their device every three months but that limitation has been removed now. T-Mobile JUMP! On Demand device upgrades have now been allowed on a monthly basis.

T-Mobile has changed the JUMP! On Demand device upgrade policy to allow subscribers to upgrade their devices every 30 days. What this means is that they essentially get a guarantee of 12 upgrades every year.

T-Mobile has updated the support page for JUMP! On Demand and it now confirms that subscribers can upgrade their devices after 30 days. “JUMP! On Demand lets you upgrade to a new device up to once every 30 days,” the support page now mentions.

Some of the best smartphones on the market are available to T-Mobile customers under the JUMP! On Demand program. These include the likes of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5 and LG G6, and the Moto Z2 Force.

Subscribers can upgrade to a new device once every 30 days. The upgrade has to be to a different model or memory size. They will have to trade-in their current device which must be in good condition.

T-Mobile JUMP! Device Upgrades Now Allowed Once Every 30 Days , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sprint Reportedly Resumes Preliminary Talks On T-Mobile Merger

Tyler Lee August 7, 2017

For the past few years, we have been hearing about how Sprint and T-Mobile want to merge with each other. There were some relatively concrete plans a while ago, but they kind of fizzled out, and from what we are hearing it sounds like things are starting back up again, which has been “confirmed” in a report from Bloomberg.

According to the report from Bloomberg, preliminary talks between Sprint and T-Mobile regarding the merger have resumed. However the report claims that should they proceed with it, it probably won’t be happening anytime soon as both sides still needs to do their due diligence on the other, and also it will have to see Sprint agree to what T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom is asking for.

We have heard that both sides are amicable to the idea of merging, with T-Mobile’s CFO being quoted earlier this year as saying that such a merger would make sense. However there is also the regulatory hurdles to consider, where regulatory bodies like the FCC who has in the past been critical of the major carriers merging, which is one of the reasons the deal between AT&T and T-Mobile fell apart as well.

In any case only time will tell if this new merger will be successful, but for now we guess it’s just business as usual for either carrier’s customers.

Sprint Reportedly Resumes Preliminary Talks On T-Mobile Merger , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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MetroPCS Customers Get T-Mobile’s Scam Blocking Features For Free

Adnan Farooqui July 24, 2017


T-Mobile rolled out an advanced scam protection feature for its customers not too long ago. The Scam ID and Scam Block features help protect customers against numbers that are likely going to be a scam. The features essentially provide users with a heads up about a potential scam and they can then decide whether or not they want to pick up that call. T-Mobile today announced that both features are now being offered for free to MetroPCS customers.

Scam ID lets the user known simply when it believes that the incoming call is likely to be a scam. The phone will display a “Scam Likely” message along with the phone number. Customers can then choose to accept or decline the call.

Scam Block is useful for those who don’t want to be bothered by such calls. The feature will automatically filter them out and MetroPCS will terminate those calls before they even reach the customer who has Scam Block activated.

Since Scam ID and Scam Block are built into T-Mobile’s nationwide network, both features are going to work on every single MetroPCS device. T-Mobile says that ever since these features were launched they have been used to flag or block more than 243 million calls for customers.

A study from Truecaller shows that while scammers only have a 0.2 percent success rate on all calls, a successful scam costs an average of $274 per victim. T-Mobile thus estimates that these features have helped save its customers from over $130 million in potential losses.

Starting July 25th, Scam ID will be automatically enabled for all MetroPCS customers. They can dial #ONB# (#662#) or, to turn it off, dial #OFB# (#632#) for Scam Block.

MetroPCS Customers Get T-Mobile’s Scam Blocking Features For Free , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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