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Galaxy S8 Active Launched On T-Mobile And Sprint

Adnan Farooqui November 19, 2017

It was first reported a couple of months back that AT&T might finally lose its exclusivity over Samsung’s “Active” handsets. Ever since the first was launched several years ago, the handsets have only been available from AT&T in the United States. Samsung itself confirmed recently that the Galaxy S8 Active will soon be available from T-Mobile and Sprint. Both carriers have now started selling the handset to their customers.

T-Mobile has started selling the Galaxy S8 Active online. The carrier is charging $820 for the handset at full retail. Customers can also purchase it for $100 down and $30 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile’s installment plan.

Sprint is offering the handset for half off, provided that customers switch over from another carrier. In that case, it’s going to sell them the Galaxy S8 Active for $17.71 per month for 18 months on its Flex lease program.

The specifications of this handset remain the same with only a couple of changes. It has a flat Infinity Display instead of a curved one. The handset also features a larger 4,000mAh battery. It’s more durable as well.

Sprint is selling the Galaxy S8 Active both online and in its stores. T-Mobile is only selling it online for now but it will begin offline sales from November 22nd.

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T-Mobile’s New BOGO Offer Covers This Year’s Best Handsets

Adnan Farooqui November 16, 2017

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, many will be heading out to purchase gifts for friends and family. T-Mobile wants you to pick up a new phone for someone and get one for yourself as well. To make that happen, the carrier has launched a big buy-one-get-one free offer that covers some of the best smartphones that have been released this year.

Customers who buy a new flagship smartphone from Apple, Samsung, and LG will receive another smartphone of equal or lesser value for free, via rebate.

This offer can be availed by all new and existing customers who add a line and purchase both handsets on T-Mobile’s installment plan.

The handsets that are covered in this BOGO deal include the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S8 Active. The LG G6, V20, and V30/V30+ are both covered. Even the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are covered with their larger Plus models.

T-Mobile’s latest BOGO offer is available both in-store and online across the country. It’s a limited time affair so do take advantage of it if the terms make sense to you. The full terms and conditions for this offer can be found on T-Mobile’s website. Check it out by hitting the source link below.

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T-Mobile REVVL Plus Smartphone Announced For $200

Tyler Lee November 14, 2017

With so many smartphone brands available to choose from, one has to wonder if maybe T-Mobile launching their own brand of smartphones is a good move. Several months ago the company announced the REVVL smartphone which was priced at a budget-friendly $125, but if that wasn’t enough, the company is back with a larger model.

T-Mobile has recently taken the wraps off its latest REVVL smartphone in the form of the REVVL Plus. As the name suggests, this is a larger version of the original REVVL and will sport a 6-inch Full HD display. In terms of specs, T-Mobile has revealed that the REVVL Plus will feature an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz and will be accompanied by 2GB of RAM. There will also be 32GB of onboard storage that can be further expanded to 128GB, a 3,380mAh battery, a 13MP and 5MP rear-facing camera, and an 8MP front-facing camera.

There will also be a built-in fingerprint sensor for security purposes, and it will come with Android Nougat preinstalled. As for pricing, it seems that T-Mobile is aiming the REVVL Plus at a budget-conscious crowd with a full retail price of $200, or alternatively it will cost $0 upfront and $9 a month over 18 months on T-Mobile’s JUMP! on Demand plan, or $0 upfront and $8 a month over 24-months on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan.

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670+ Mbps Smartphone Speed, Demonstrated by T-Mobile

Hubert Nguyen November 10, 2017

In San Jose, California, T-Mobile and Qualcomm jointly announced that T-Mobile users across hundreds of markets would see their maximum broadband speed climb, thanks to the roll out of a combination of technologies from both companies. The high-speed broadband experience described as “Gigabit-class LTE” because it nearly reaches the 1 Gbps barrier in one of many steps on the way to 5G, the fifth generation wireless broadband.

LTE Advanced is a broad definition of high-speed LTE, while Gigabit-Class LTE typically means 0.8 Gbps and above. As it stands, T-Mobile USA says that about half of the market it serves is Gigabit-class capable.  Australia was the first country to deploy a Gigabit-class commercial LTE network, and we were there to experience it firsthand. It is unbelievable to see such speed on wireless broadband, but this is what the future looked like, and it is rapidly becoming available

To make LTE Advanced happen, the T-Mobile network had to be upgraded using technologies such as 4X4 MIMO which increase the number of radio transactions occurring in parallel. You can think of it as concurrent downloads. There’s also QAM-256 which increased the quantity of information that can be transported within a single radio wave.

The combined technological advances lead to a drastic increase in data transmission rates. This is not only good for download speeds, but it also decongests the LTE network, which makes the experience better for everyone on it.

Handsets have to support this of course, and that’s where Qualcomm plays a visible part (the company also has a hand in the infrastructure side). With platforms such as the Snapdragon 835, which integrated the Qualcomm X16 gigabit-class modem, high-end handsets can operate with networks such as T-Mobile’s and reach the full potential of the network.

In San Jose, live speeds around 670 Mbps (download) and 58 Mbps (upload) where demonstrated on stage, and it is fair to say that it puts to shame most home Internet connections in America.

Because the network changes happened slightly out of sync of the latest phone releases, not all Snapdragon 835 handsets support the new speeds. Sometimes, small antenna changes are required, and that is not something you can fix with a firmware upgrade. Today these phones can work on T-Mobile’s new network to various degrees:

I think that the LG V30 is the one handset that can exploit *all* the new features, although the others benefit from higher speeds too. You can expect nearly all T-Mobile high-end phones in 2018 to support the new network. The iPhone X has partial support, but does not handle the 600 MHz frequency.

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Moto Z2 Force Has Reportedly Only Sold 145,000 Units Through Carriers

Tyler Lee November 8, 2017

The Moto Z2 Force was announced back in July and went on sale in August and is supposed to represent the latest and greatest smartphone from Motorola. Unfortunately it seems that despite Motorola’s best efforts, the competition could be proving a bit too strong for the company because according to the numbers from Strategy Analytics (via PocketNow), the phone hasn’t been selling so well.

Assuming the numbers are accurate, the Moto Z2 Force is said to have sold a total of 145,000 in the past three months through the various carriers that the phone was made available from. Breaking it down, Strategy Analytics claims that we’re looking at 10,000 units sold through AT&T, 15,000 from Sprint, 20,000 from T-Mobile, and the bulk of the sales of 100,000 units coming from Motorola’s longtime carrier partner Verizon.

It is unclear why the Moto Z2 Force isn’t doing as well as it could have, but like we said, it is possible that the competition from other Android handset makers like Samsung was too strong. Not to mention it wasn’t too long after that Apple launched their new iPhones, which could have seen some Android users jump ship to the iOS camp. Note that this is only the models sold through carriers, so taking into account the unlocked models, those numbers could be higher.

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T-Mobile’s Nest Security Bundle Offers Cellular Backup

Adnan Farooqui November 8, 2017

T-Mobile today announced its entry into the connected home security market with the T-Mobile Nest security pack. It’s going to launch this bundle on November 10th. The T-Mobile Nest security bundle provides users with cellular backup. Magenta is actually the exclusive cellular backup provider for Nest Secure.

Customers can purchase the T-Mobile Nest security bundle for $240 down and $10 per month on its installment plan. Customers get cellular backup and Nest Aware for $10, after the $5 bill credit.

The bundle includes the Nest Secure alarm system, a Nest Guard base with keypad, alarm, motion detector, and cellular backup service. It also includes two Nest Detect motion and open/close sensors, two Nest Tag key fobs, and a Nest Cam Indoor security camera with Nest Aware service.

The Nest Secure alarm system has a built-in battery backup and with T-Mobile’s cellular backup, it ensures that even if the power is out and the Wi-Fi is down, the customer can have peace of mind that their home is protected.

Since constant connectivity is crucial for home security, it doesn’t matter where customers purchase Nest Secure. They can take advantage of the built-in Cat 1 LTE module and get cellular backup from T-Mobile.

The T-Mobile Nest security bundle is going to be available for purchase from T-Mobile stores across the country starting November 10th.

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T-Mobile Launching LG V30+ On November 17th

Adnan Farooqui November 7, 2017

You can already purchase the LG V30 from T-Mobile but the carrier is now going to offer another variant of the same device. T-Mobile has confirmed today that it’s going to launch the LG V30+ on its network come November 17th. It’s the second major carrier in the country to get this handset. Sprint had the LG V30+ on its network exclusively for a few weeks and now T-Mobile has it as well.

There aren’t a lot of differences between the LG V30 and LG V30+ so if you already own the former, you don’t need to beat yourself up that you missed out on the opportunity to buy the LG V30+.

Almost all of the specifications are exactly the same with the exception of internal storage. The LG V30+ comes with 128GB of onboard storage as opposed to 64GB on the LG V30. The only other difference is that the LG V30+ comes with a pair of premium earbuds in the box and the LG V30 doesn’t.

T-Mobile has confirmed today that it’s going to start selling the LG V30+ to its customers from November 17th. It does mention that the handset will be available in “limited quantity.” The company is going to charge $850 for it. Customers can also purchase the handset on T-Mobile’s installment plan for $130 down and $30 over 24 months.

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T-Mobile And Sprint Publicly Call Off Merger Talks

Adnan Farooqui November 5, 2017

It has been reported several times over the past few years that Sprint and T-Mobile have been talking about a potential merger. It was believed that the combined entity would be able to better compete against the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Reports about talks between T-Mobile and Sprint picked up over the past few months and once again, they have been unable to reach an agreement. It has now been publicly confirmed that the merger negotiations have been called off.

T-Mobile and Sprint have jointly announced that they have ceased talks to merge as they were unable to find mutually agreeable terms.

“The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to create significant benefits for consumers and value for shareholders,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere, adding that the company has been clear from the start that a deal has to result in long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders.

He also pointed out that T-Mobile has been growing in this industry for the last 15 quarters and it’s going to keep up the momentum.

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the companies have agreed that it’s best to move forward on their own. “We look forward to continuing to take the fight to the duopoly and newly emerging competitors,” he added.

So we’re unlikely to hear more reports about a potential merger in the near future. The door hasn’t been closed completely on this possibility, who knows, a few years down the line we might be talking about this once again.

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HTC U11 Life’s Specs & Details Accidentally Revealed By T-Mobile

Tyler Lee October 31, 2017

Last month we heard the rumors that HTC has an Android One handset in the works in the form of the HTC U11 Life. While Android One devices aren’t new, most of them typically find their way to emerging markets where consumers are more price sensitive, but a recent report has suggested that the HTC U11 Life could be finding its way onto T-Mobile.

This initially came as a post on Reddit by someone alleging to be a T-Mobile store manager, but it seems that T-Mobile themselves might have confirmed the handset’s launch, thanks to someone at the company accidentally publishing a support page for the HTC U11 Life (via Android Police).

The support page has also revealed pretty much all of the specs of the phone, leaving nothing to the imagination. For starters we are looking at the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset where the phone will also be accompanied by 3GB of RAM and will sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display.

We’re also looking at the use of a 16MP front-facing camera, a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 2,600mAh battery, IP67 certification for dust and water-resistance, and it is expected to come with Android 7.1.1 preinstalled. HTC is expected to host an event on the 2nd of November where it is possible the phone will be announced. Earlier rumors have suggested that it might be for the HTC U11+, but conflicting reports are claiming that it isn’t.

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Sprint Reportedly Calling Off T-Mobile Merger Talks

Adnan Farooqui October 30, 2017

It has been reported for several years that Sprint and T-Mobile have been thinking about a merger. The reports died down until recently. Word on the street was that Sprint and T-Mobile had started talking about a merger once again and that they were close to clinching a deal. There’s now another twist in this neverending saga. According to a new report, Sprint is calling off its merger discussions with T-Mobile.

Nikkei reports that Softbank, the Japanese company that owns a majority stake in Sprint, wants to call off merger negotiations with T-Mobile because the two companies can’t decide on what the ownership of the combined entity would be like.

T-Mobile has more than ten million additional phone subscribers in the United States compared to Sprint so the assumption was that T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom would primarily own the combined entity.

Previous reports suggested that Softbank was fine with this arrangement but today’s report claims that it’s not. The company’s board has voted not to relinquish control of the combined entity and has now proposed that the merger negotiations be called off.

The report does mention that Softbank is only going to propose ending the negotiations so it might be hoping that this decision makes Deutsche Telekom reconsider its position on all this. Whether or not it will do that is another matter altogether.

It appears that there’s some wiggle room here and it’s likely that we’ll hear more news about this in the days to come.

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