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Sprint’s Plans To Merge With T-Mobile Might Have Been Put On Hold

Tyler Lee June 27, 2017

A while back, Sprint and T-Mobile were in talks to merge but that did not happen despite both companies seemingly wanting it to happen, but now it looks like Sprint could have a new target in their sights. According to a report from Fox Business, it seems that Sprint has entered into talks with Charter Communications and Comcast.

Ultimately what this means is that the carrier’s plans to potentially merge with T-Mobile has been put on hold. The report claims that Sprint and the cable companies have entered into a two month exclusive agreement for discussions about a deal that will run through late July, although we’re not sure what this could mean for the merger with T-Mobile.

This deal could see Charter and Comcast invest in Sprint to help improve its network in exchange for offering more favorable terms for wireless service when using Sprint’s network. An alternative is that both cable companies could acquire Sprint together, but it seems that would be a less likely scenario.

It is interesting that Sprint could have put talks with T-Mobile on hold. Like we said, both companies have wanted the merger to happen since a few years ago, and in recent times even T-Mobile’s CFO said that such a merger could make sense with reports claiming that the plans to merge both companies were already underway, but either way since nothing official has been announced yet, take it with a grain of salt.

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Plans For T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Reportedly Being Prepared

Adnan Farooqui June 21, 2017

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger story has been a tale of “will they, won’t they” for many, many years. Sprint has long been interested in merging with its rival but efforts have gone in vain every time for one reason or another. It appears that the companies might be closer to a merger this time around. According to a new report, plans for the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint are now being prepared by Deutsche Tekelom, the parent company of T-Mobile in the United States.

It was first reported last month that informal talks concerning a merger had begun yet again between the two carriers. SoftBank, Sprint’s parent company, has been open to this idea which is why the talks have resumed once again.

German publication Handelsblatt reports that Deutsche Telekom has started to prepare plans to merger T-Mobile and Sprint. Deutsche Telekom reportedly wants an all-stock deal which will enable it to retain managerial control of the resulting entity. DT is said to be interested in keeping as much of T-Mobile’s existing market strategy as possible after the merger.

Despite this promising report, nothing has been officially confirmed as yet by either company, so a T-Mobile and Sprint merger is far from confirmed at this point in time.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat Update Due This Week

Adnan Farooqui June 6, 2017

It has been a while since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. While some compatible devices have since released the Nougat update, there are many left that have yet to be updated. Samsung has released said update for many of its handsets but in some regions, the updates have been held up. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have received Nougat elsewhere but T-Mobile subscribers in the U.S. have been made to wait. They will finally get their handsets on this major Android update this week.

T-Mobile has already released Android 7.0 for the Galaxy S6 Edge+. It sent out this update at the end of April so it’s about time that the company released this update for the Galaxy S6 models as well.

T-Mobile’s @askdesk has confirmed on Twitter that the carrier is going to release Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge later this week. All required technical approvals have been obtained so it’s only a matter of rolling out the update.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners on T-Mobile will soon get a taste of Nougat as well. They’ll find that it comes with a handful of new features, including but not limited to an improved Doze mode, enhanced notifications experience, user interface tweaks, and much more.

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US Carriers Confirm Support For Essential Phone

Tyler Lee May 31, 2017

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, recently launched his own smartphone efforts in the form of the Essential Phone. On the phone’s support page, it states that it has been designed to work across all the major carriers in the US, but does it? The core features are there, such as calls, texting, and data, but what about the rest?

In a report from The Verge, they reached out to the various carriers in the US to get statements and to see to what extent the phone is supported. Starting with Verizon, a spokesperson said, “While the phone might work on Verizon, we can’t promise the same experience and quality of service as devices that have been tested and approved for use on our network.”

As for T-Mobile, “We’re excited for Andy Rubin and his team (the device looks amazing), and welcome customers purchasing Essential to bring it to the fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network in the country through our BYOD program. We’ll have more to share closer to general availability in terms of what advanced network features might be available in Essential.”

Sprint also confirmed support for the phone and in a statement made by a spokesperson, “Essential’s debut smartphone will operate on our network. More specific information will be provided at a later date.” However as The Verge points out, none of these carriers have come right out and stated that they will be offering the phone for sale, so it’s more like if you have it, you’ll be able to use it.

That being said if you do want the Essential Phone, getting your hands on one might not be quite as easy as you think. Speaking to WIRED, executives told the publication that the company isn’t really setup to mass produce the handsets on an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone scale at the moment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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