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French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.




French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicated an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint.
Iliad confirmed on Wednesday that it has offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile. Its bid prices the whole company at $36.2 per share, a premium of 42 percent over T-Mobile’s share price on Dec. 12, before speculation about a Sprint bid affected the price, Iliad said.
The bid has the support of Iliad’s board and its founder and majority shareholder, Xavier Niel, the company said. Iliad said it will raise the cash through debt and equity and has the support of international banks to raise the debt.
Sprint, the third-largest U.S. carrier, has been preparing a bid for T-Mobile for months, according to published reports. Such an offer would probably face a cold reception by U.S. regulators because it would reduce the U.S. mobile market from four to three major competitors.
A takeover by Iliad would not cause that type of consolidation, a point that Iliad made in a press release confirming its interest in making a deal. T-Mobile US is majority owned by the German carrier Deutsche Telekom.
Iliad’s bid could set off a bidding war that might raise the price for T-Mobile.
Iliad is a wired and wireless operator known in France for aggressive pricing and innovative plans. “T-Mobile US has successfully established a disruptive position, which in many ways, is similar to the one Iliad has built in France,” the company said in its press release.
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T-Mobile will give you unlimited LTE data for a year if you refer a friend, disses Sprint just because






T-Mobile has made a bold move today by announcing a new friend referral initiative. Instead of the usual unattractive offering of $20 that other carriers might give you for getting your friends signed up on their network, T-Mobile’s giving you something that you can truly use: unlimited 4G LTE data.
As it stands, T-Mobile’s unlimited LTE data plans come in at a minimum of $80 per month. With this new promotion, you could be on their $50 plan (unlimited data, 1GB of which is LTE) and end up with unlimited LTE goodness for one full year.
Your friend will also have access to that perk for the year, so both of you can bask in the glory of being able to download however much crap you want. And if you’re already grandfathered into unlimited LTE, T-Mobile will give you $10 per month on your bill — win, win, win.

The move is another great blow to the other carriers that should heat competition up even more. T-Mobile already had a pretty sweet deal in place for those who felt they were bound by their contracts (by paying for their ETFs) and this is just another big offer that will help them steal even more subscribers from the other three carriers.
Interestingly enough, T-Mobile has taken their marketing sights off AT&T and focused on Sprint this time around — their press release boldly calls the Now Network out by name:
Sprint’s customers have suffered much. They’ve endured the Framily. They’ve endured America’s slowest nationwide LTE network. And now again, the (ironically named) carrier has forsaken its loyal customers, offering its latest, “best deals” to everyone but its own current customers. It’s hard to watch.
Some might see it as a defensive stance due to Sprint seemingly stepping up their value and trying to take a bit of thunder away from T-Mobile under the direction of new Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. Just this morning, Sprint announced a new $60 unlimited everything planthat should have everyone else worried.
Of course, T-Mobile might contend that no one will care about unlimited service if said service is shoddy, and they might have a point. But Sprint’s network is improving every day, and should they finally get over the poor performance hump everyone else better look out.
The promotion will begin starting Friday, August 29th and you’ll be able to sign up for itright here. Let us know if you’ll be taking advantage.



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T-Mobile’s 7th “Uncarrier” Announcement Will Happen On September 10th)






It’s that time again! T-Mobile is prepping to make yet another announcement in their “Uncarrier” series, just a few weeks after the last one.
The company has just sent out invites for their seventh “Uncarrier” event, each of which has been intended to shake up some industry practice or another and coax potential customers into hopping on the T-Mo train by fixing some pain point. This next event will happen on September 10th at 1PM pacific.
All we know so far: the event’s tagline is “This time it’s personal”, and the event itself is taking place in one of T-Mobile’s own stores (as opposed to something like a theater or concert venue, where these things normally take place.)
These events are getting a bit hard to keep track of at this point, so here’s the “Uncarrier” history so far:
Uncarrier 1: T-Mobile launches its 4G LTE network, ditches annual service contracts
Uncarrier 2: T-Mobile expands their upgrade program to allow customers to upgrade their phones twice a year
Uncarrier 3: T-Mobile makes international data/texting free
Uncarrier 4: T-Mobile announces they’ll cover early termination fees for anyone willing to switch to their network
Uncarrier 5: T-Mobile starts a “Test Drive” program to loan potential customers an iPhone 5S for 7 days
Uncarrier 6: T-Mobile stops counting data used in select music apps against your monthly limits
In other news, September 10th is also my birthday. Maybe T-Mobile is just throwing me a birthday party. That’d be cool.



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Reminder: T-Mobile announces Un-Carrier 7.0 tomorrow, live streaming it for all to see




T-Mobile has just informed us that they’ll be showering the tech world about news regarding Un-carrier 7.0 tomorrow. We heard about the event a couple of weeks ago, but you’ll be happy to know that they’ll live stream whatever it is they have to show off.
As usual, we have absolutely no idea what to expect from T-Mobile. Sometimes these announcements have nothing to do with Android (a couple have been iPhone-specific), and with the timing of today’s Apple event we have to imagine there’s a chance T-Mobile’s announcements could be related.
But that’s what we wake up early in the morning for. Whatever it’s going to be, it’s going to be big — John Legere and a couple of other execs are taking on a pretty big stage in San Francisco to announce it — so you won’t want to forget to check Phandroid tomorrow as the news rolls in. It all goes down at 1pm Pacific tomorrow, and you can follow along with us right here. Let us know what you hope to see announced!



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FCC Chairman Doesn’t Want Any Wireless Carrier To Purchase T-Mobile








FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave a talk at the Super Mobility Week trade show in Las Vegas this morning and dropped a few eye-opening bits of information on us. Most notably, Wheeler and the FCC feel like having four major wireless carriers in the US is a good thing. They don’t want any mergers or purchases to happen because it’s good for consumers. Both the Justice Department and the FCC blocked the recent Sprint purchase of T-Mobile, just like they stopped AT&T’s attempt back in 2012. Wheeler said, “The American consumer has been the beneficiary: New pricing and new services that have been spurred by competition.” He also made is clear that any future mergers would face harsh scrutiny. “We will continue to be skeptical of efforts to achieve scale through the consolidation of major players,” Wheeler stated.
For as much as Wheeler and the FCC have been criticized over their stance on net neutrality, he did say that they are unhappy with the way wireless carriers are managing their networks. He said that the FCC “should maintain the same approach” with telecoms whether they provide landline or wireless services. They are still looking into the problem around net neutrality and wireless companies. We shouldn’t expect any quick decisions, but at least the commission is aware of some of the issues that face consumers. Verizon was specifically called out for the way they are throttling their customers that still have grandfathered unlimited data plans. Wheeler said, “We are very concerned about the possibility that some customers are being singled out for disparate treatment even though they have paid for the capacity that is being throttled.”
What does this mean for us? Probably not a whole lot, at least in the short term. Hopefully, the FCC takes a strong stance against the heavy-handed tactics that Verizon is pulling. One sure thing is that if another company wants to make a bid for T-Mobile, it’s going to have to be a company that isn’t one of the other big three wireless carriers in the US. If Deutsche Telekom hopes to get out of the States, it’s going to have to happen with an offer from someone else.
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T-Mobile Rolls Out Wi-Fi Offerings That Can Plug Network Gaps

Carrier to Provide Free In-Home Antennas to Let Phones Make Calls, Send Texts Over Wi-Fi




T-Mobile TMUS +0.79% is giving its subscribers new ways not to use its network.
On Wednesday, the U.S. wireless carrier said it would provide free in-home antennas and enable its phones to make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi.
T-Mobile touted the moves as customer-friendly offerings under its "Un-carrier" marketing banner. But the steps will also help patch holes in the company's cellular network.
The carrier has worked for years to upgrade and expand its infrastructure after falling behind bigger rivals who spend more heavily and were quicker to adopt new technology. A recent report from wireless analytics firm RootMetrics concluded that T-Mobile has greatly improved in the last year, especially in urban areas. But it still remains behind AT&T T +0.12% and Verizon VZ -0.31% in key areas of call quality, reliability, data performance and speed. In the survey of the 125 largest U.S. metro areas, T-Mobile's call quality was tied for best in 34 areas. AT&T, by comparison, was best or tied for best in 113, and Verizon was best or tied for best in 119.









T-Mobile acknowledges that it has issues in getting service to customers inside homes and offices, partly because of the limitations of the airwaves it is licensed to use. Until recently, the company held very little of the low-frequency spectrum that is best for penetrating walls and buildings.
"That has definitely been an issue for us," Chief Executive John Legere said in an interview, saying that ongoing upgrades to the network, along with spectrum the company hopes to buy in upcoming government auctions, would help with in-building coverage.
The Wi-Fi moves will address those issues right away, he said. The CEO also argued T-Mobile wasn't alone with the problem, saying a T-Mobile-commissioned poll by CivicScience estimates that 57% of U.S. wireless users have experienced dropped calls in and around their homes.
The bigger carriers spent years trying to offload data onto Wi-Fi to remove stress from their cellular networks, but have switched tacks more recently and have been pushing customers to use more cellular data. AT&T and Verizon have both moved customers to service plans that charge more when cellular data consumption rises.
T-Mobile said it would make a Wi-Fi-based antenna it calls the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot available free to subscribers next week with a $25 deposit. The device prioritizes voice calls over other Wi-Fi traffic.
The company also said all smartphones sold in its stores would be enabled for Wi-Fi calling and texting. It will open a window in its JUMP upgrade program so customers can upgrade immediately to a compatible phone.
Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said the company's network isn't struggling under the more than four million customers the company has added over the past year and a half, but said the new antennas will improve customers' experience.
"If you have this technology available, why wouldn't you use it?" he said.
The announcements come a day after Apple AAPL +3.07% unveiled its next iPhone, which will accommodate important wireless frequencies now used by Sprint S +6.59%but left out some important ones used by T-Mobile, which spent $3.3 billion buying low-frequency spectrum from Verizon this year. The acquisition gave T-Mobile a foothold in frequencies that tend to travel better.
"We continue to work with Apple in driving that band into the product lines as soon as we possibly can," Mr. Ray said.
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^^ really? I just moved to closer to Warrensburg then I lived before (previously in the country) we had OK service there, but now, just 1 mile south, NO coverage in the house and we have to step outside to make a call, to use wifi calling we have to purchase NEW phones, as they will not "enable" our out of contract phones. also their "boosters" are out of stock no idea when or if they will get them. One customer care rep sent us to Lees Summit saying they had one, when we arrived, they looked at us like we were crazy. No they do not have them and have no idea when.
So now they are saying they are sending them to customers ? really ? We are considering dumping our 10 year service with them, just hate the idea of another contract..
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Since the announcement was made yesterday no idea when it is being implemented 100%
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This reminds me, I spoke with John Legere over the phone for work a couple days ago, and the guy is genuinely enthusiastic and generally a decent guy. Doesn't seem to have let the whole CEO thing go to his head, yet.
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Fwiw I have a similar issue around my house and had a "site survey" done and they essentially gave me a valid excuse to leave but I've been with them forever
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T-Mobile Rises to 3rd Place, Beats Sprint in Carrier Ranking



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T-Mobile's cellular performance improved in the first half of 2014, while Sprint fell to the bottom of the rankings for the big four carriers, RootMetrics said.
T-Mobile has moved into third place among the big four cellular carriers in the United States, while Sprint has fallen to the number four spot, according to the results of new tests performed by RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm.

Still in the number-one and number-two spots in the rankings are Verizon Wireless and AT&T, according to the tests by the Bellevue, Wash.-based company.

The results were collected by RootMetrics in the first half of 2014 through 5,636,222 cellular call tests in 6,499 indoor locations and across some 234,715 miles of driving, according to the company.

The latest half-year figures showed an improvement for T-Mobile, which came in dead last in the same tests conducted in the second half of 2013.
The overall performance figures for the four carriers for the first half of 2014 are Verizon with a rating of 81.6 out of 100, followed by AT&T at 79.5, T-Mobile at 71.5 and Sprint, at 69.6.

That compared with overall performance figures from the second half of 2013, with Verizon at 89.7 out of 100, AT&T at 86.2, Sprint at 68.2 and T-Mobile at 64.3. Those figures were compiled in the second half of 2013 through 4,666,641 cellular call tests in some 6,346 indoor locations and across about 217,768 miles of driving, RootMetrics announced.
The company says it does its testing of mobile network performance from a consumer's point of view to provide objective, accurate and unbiased assessments of performance. The RootMetrics testing involves driving and on-location visits in some 125 metropolitan areas where cellular coverage, speed and connection reliability can be evaluated for the four major U.S. wireless carriers.

The RootMetrics testing also provided performance rankings for individual categories, including cellular reliability, speed, data performance and texting performance.
In those rankings for the first half of 2014, Verizon had the score for reliability at 83.4 out of 100, compared with 82.1 for AT&T, 73.8 for Sprint and 73.0 for T-Mobile, according to the results.

Those figures compare with similar numbers from the second half of 2013, where Verizon scored 89.8, compared with AT&T at 84.9, Sprint at 65.2 and T-Mobile at 57.1.

Speed index figures for the first half of 2014 have Verizon at 75.7 out of 100, AT&T at 71.1, T-Mobile at 64.4 and Sprint at 54.2. That compares with the second half of 2013, when AT&T topped the chart at 88.7 out of 100, followed by Verizon at 88.5, T-Mobile at 74.3 and Sprint at 65.8.

In the data performance rankings, Verizon came in at 81.5 in the first half of 2014, followed by AT&T at 78.1, T-Mobile at 67.1 and Sprint at 63.7. Those numbers compared with scores in the second half of 2013 for Verizon of 87.3, followed by AT&T at 83.9, Sprint at 51.2 and T-Mobile at 48.7.

The call performance category for the first half of 2014 was led by Verizon at 82.0 points out of 100, followed by AT&T at 80.5, T-Mobile at 74.4 and Sprint at 73.6. In the second half of 2013, those rankings had Verizon at 91.9 out of 100, followed by AT&T at 86.6, Sprint at 79.6 and T-Mobile at 74.1, according to RootMetrics figures.

In the texting performance category, AT&T led the big four in the first half of 2014 with a score of 81.2 out of 100, followed by Verizon at 80.4, Sprint at 78.8 and T-Mobile at 78.4. That compared with scores in the second half of 2013 of 94.7 for Verizon, 94.3 for AT&T, 92.8 for Sprint and 90.1 for T-Mobile.

Test results announced in March 2013 showed that AT&T's 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network speed was clocked at 18.6 megabits per second by RootMetrics, outpacing Verizon's mark of 14.3M bps for LTE-only downloads.
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T-Mobile’s coverage would be great if it weren’t for those pesky walls






The sudden success of T-Mobile has been impressive. With an energetic CEO and some of the most competitive pricing in the industry, the “Un-carrier” has made a big splash, convincing thousands of smartphone owners to drop their plans and make the switch. There’s only one problem: T-Mobile’s coverage still doesn’t match up with that of Verizon and AT&T.

That might be changing soon, as T-Mobile VP of Federal Regulatory Affairs Kathleen Ham addressed in a blog post on Thursday.
“As our competitors well know, arming T-Mobile with low-band spectrum is a competitive game-changer, enabling our service to penetrate building walls better and travel longer distances than we can with the spectrum we have today,” Ham writes. “Imagine a T-Mobile with even greater coverage, offering innovative Un-carrier deals to even more customers in even more places – in direct competition with the Twin Bells!”
Ham explains that although the FCC has reserved low-band spectrum for small carriers in the upcoming auction, it’s not quite enough. If your T-Mobile phone is going to be able to work in spite of all those pesky “walls,” the FCC needs to establish a larger reserve and needs to rethink its minimum sales prices for licenses.
“The FCC wants to maintain four nationwide competitors in the wireless marketplace, maximize the efficient use of spectrum, and recover a portion of the license value for taxpayers,” Ham concludes. “With some fine-tuning of the rules, the chances of achieving those outcomes are much more likely than not.”
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T-Mobile keeps outgrowing its rivals with 2.3 million new customers


T-Mobile has apparently decided that UnCarriers release their fiscal results at night, well after investors have gone home -- and to no one's surprise, there's plenty of good news that couldn't wait until the morning. The Magenta network is reporting that it added 2.3 million new customers in the third quarter of the year, 1.4 million of them postpaid (that is, regular subscribers). That's not the highest figure we've seen this year, but it's more than enough to outpace heavyweights AT&T (2 million wireless additions) and Verizon (1.53 million). Its average bill per person is up slightly year-over-year, too, so it's not simply bringing in the cost-conscious types.
As to what's driving those numbers? T-Mobile contends that you can still chalk up its success to pricing that's simpler and more affordable than the competition. However, it probably won't surprise you to hear that the iPhone 6 release played a major role. The company says that this represented its "biggest device launch ever" -- not a difficult feat when the provider has only been selling Apple handsets for a year and a half, but it's important all the same. There's no certainty that T-Mobile will keep up this streak, but it's providing a mostly rosy outlook which suggests that new customers will continue pouring
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I had T-MOBILE for 5 years and was forced to go to Verizon when I moved to a rural area. I now live back in lee's summit and I really want to go back to t-mobile.

How's the coverage in the KC metro? Nothing pisses me off more than not having coverage when I need it. I don't travel much except for the lake of the Ozarks so I'm not real concerned about other markets.

Input? I want to pick up the Nexus 6 with the switch, I miss my nexus devices as well.
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What do you mean KC Metro ?

I live in Lenexa and work down by Westport and don't have issues with service, obv. I don't get service when I head to the Lake of the Ozarks and I always know when it will go out but really VZW doesn't either and AT&T gets service barely (I am having to research a "fix" for my dad actually )
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I live in Lenexa and work down by Westport and don't have issues with service, obv. I don't get service when I head to the Lake of the Ozarks and I always know when it will go out but really VZW doesn't either and AT&T gets service barely (I am having to research a "fix" for my dad actually )
Parkville to Lee's summit mainly. I have Netflix streamable 4G on our dock in Laurie. I may just go for it, I miss their customer service.
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T-Mobile rolls out new pre-paid plans with unlimited (almost) everything starting at $40







T-Mobile has some new pre-paid plans to dole out for those who aren’t interested in hopping on the company’s Simple Choice post-paid offerings. The plans start at $40 per month and give you unlimited talk, text and 3G data. 4G data is limited, naturally, but you it’s nice not to have to worry about overages if you run through your allotted amount. Here’s the quick breakdown:
  • $40 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 1GB of 4G LTE
  • $50 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 3GB of 4G LTE
  • $60 / month for unlimited data, talk and text + up to 5GB of 4G LTE
Seems reasonable enough. T-Mobile’s prepaid plans do include support for WiFi calling, though there’s no word on whether you’ll be treated to perks like Music Freedom. The plans will go live starting January 25th, and you can stop into a store, call in or go online to get hooked up with it if you’re interested.
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T-Mobile CEO lays out another dirty industry secret (and how they plan to change it) #SmartphoneEquality







T-Mobile was one of the first carriers to come clean about carrier subsidization practices which resulted in the launch of their game-changing Simple Choice plans, and now they’re out to expose another dirty industry secret. CEO John Legere took to Twitter with a three minute video to call everyone out on the “well-qualified” shenanigans we often have to deal with.
To be specific, carriers advertise amazing deals on service and phones, but often times than not the cost of doing business with the carriers can be more expensive than they let on. They’ll put “for well-qualified buyers” in very fine print to note that the deals are subject to standard credit checks.


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The most common example of this is when signing up for new service with a company — if you don’t have good credit, they’ll probably ask you for an expensive refundable deposit up-front to ensure you’ll make nice on making on-time payments. Another common example is when you try to sign up for one of the latest $0 down upgrade plans — some will make you pay a hefty down payment, and sometimes they will outright refuse to offer you that particular upgrade plan altogether.
To Legere’s credit, he admitted T-Mobile has done the same for most of their existence, but that he wanted to take this opportunity to begin changing that. His proposal? After 12 consecutive months of on-time payments, all customers are treated as if they have the best credit. For new customers the clock will start ticking the day you sign up for service. Those already with T-Mobile will qualify immediately for this “Smartphone Equality” if they already have those 12 consecutive months under their belt.
That’s not a very radical change — T-Mobile will clearly still factor credit into their decision if you haven’t yet met those conditions — but it’s a good-will showing that let’s the customer know they will eventually be treated like they should with the trust that they’ve earned from Magenta.
We should point out that T-Mobile is not the only carrier who makes goodwill decisions based on customer history. I’ve had plenty of perks with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T solely thanks to my history of on time payments with all three those carriers. I have never had to get a credit check outside of the day I first signed up for service.
The difference, though, is that those guys do it on a case-by-case basis, while T-Mobile’s promising it to anyone who can hold up their own end of the bargain for 12 months at a time. We’re still digging for the fine print on this new policy change so we’ll be updating with more details if they happen to roll in.
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Rumor: T-Mobile Set To Launch New SCORE Early Upgrade Program For Subs Ineligible For JUMP!

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T-Mobile is never one to wait too long before announcing something new to add to their plans and pricing strategies, as they had just recently announced smartphone equality just a few days ago, which has set out to make it possible for any customer to get the smartphone that they want regardless of whether or not they have good enough credit to allow for $0 down payments, even prepaid customers, as long as they have 12 months of on time payment history for their wireless bill. Now it looks like they may be getting ready to announce another new program called SCORE(this is just a rumor at this point)which is geared towards those that ineligible for the JUMP! program.
SCORE as it’s said to be named, will target anybody that is not able to sign up for the JUMP! program, which is essentially anyone that is not on a postpaid program with the EIP payments set up for a device purchase. SCORE will cost subscribers $5 a month, and with it in place customers will be able to qualify for a free entry level device following a 6 month period. However if customers are willing to wait out the full year, they’ll qualify for what T-Mobile is said to be referring to as “special handset pricing” on higher-end devices. Think of this as a really steep discount, at least that’s what we imagine.
SCORE will be for prepaid customers, postpaid customers without EIP, or anyone who has either brought in their own device to use or has purchased a phone through T-Mobile at full cost. SCORE costs $5 a line so if you have multiple people on your plan you’ll be paying that fee for each one. We imagine most people would do their best to wait 12 months and get special pricing on flagship handsets, of which we have no idea what T-Mobile may be including at this point, but should subscribers need something in a pinch after the 6 month mark entry level handsets like the T-Mobile Concord II could be a device they’ll be looking at upgrading to for free. Once a SCORE handset is accepted, naturally the tenure resets and you’ll be waiting another 6-12 months before something else comes along.
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T-Mobile SCORE! lets you pay $5 per month to make your next upgrade cheaper







T-Mobile has introduced a new upgrade program to help make upgrading even easier than it already is. It’s called SCORE!, and it allows you to pay $5 per month to make your upgrades as cheap as they can be. So how does it work?
At 6 months of payments you’ll have the option of upgrading to one of T-Mobile’s entry-level smartphones — such as the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 — for free, and as this is T-Mobile that’s definitely without a contract. That isn’t the most exciting smartphone, mind you, but if you opt to wait until you make 12 months of payments you’ll be able to get at least $150 off of more desirable options such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 (again, that’s coming off the price of the device off-contract, so a $600 phone comes down to at least $450).
The best part is that the new upgrade path can be used with both pre-paid and post-paid T-Mobile plans, and it can be used whether you previously brought your own device, bought your device full retail or bought your device with finance-based options like Simple Choice.
Unfortunately T-Mobile wasn’t clear on whether you could combine SCORE! with JUMP! — their $0 down installment-based upgrade plan — but we’ll be reaching out to learn more. In the meantime let us know if you’ll be looking to use this plan to help save you some money on your next smartphone upgrade in the future.
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Uncarrier 9.0: What T-Mobile is doing to earn the business of businesses





There was another side of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier announcements today that business owners might want to be made aware of. The first is an all new simple choice of plans that get cheaper with the more employees you have.
It starts off at $16 per line from 1-20 lines, goes to $15 per line for lines 21-1,000, and $10 per line for anything above that. All plans feature unlimited talk and text, and come with at least 1GB of data for your employees to use should they need it. Doesn’t sound too bad. T-Mobile says this effectively makes their business plans up to 40% cheaper than the other wireless carriers.
To continue on the front of simplicity and choice, the company gives you the freedom to add more data on a per-line basis, so if the CEO needs 10GB and his underlings only need 5GB, that’s totally possible. You could even opt for a “data pool” where you pay only what you and your employees use, from 100GB ($4.75 per GB) up to 1TB ($4.25 per GB). T-Mobile says it solves the problem of businesses paying for far more data than they’ll ever need, something other carriers purportedly design their plans around.

There were a few other perks sprinkled throughout the announcement, including a free .com domain name and website through GoDaddy, free .com email address and service through Microsoft Office 365, and discounts of up to 50% for family members of business customers. Not too shabby at all. Be sure to run these new features by your boss if you want them to consider giving it a go.
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T-Mobile’s latest Uncarrier promises: all promo plans permanent, prices never hike, & they pay all fees to switch





T-Mobile was in New York today to announce some exciting new changes for those who choose to use their service. The eye-opener most of you will care for: the un-contract. It’s what John Legere called his company’s commitment to never raise the price of the rate plan you happen to be on (though you shouldn’t rule out the possibility for them to lower it).
But even that isn’t the most exciting thing about this “contract.” The company also promised to make all promotional plans permanent, meaning if you happened to switch to T-Mobile for an unbelievable deal that wouldn’t last forever, that is now reversed. It does last forever (or as long as you want it to, anyway).
This means that awesome 4 lines for $100 plan that gave each line 2.5GB of data won’t be downgraded to 1GB of data after a couple of years — you’ll always have 2.5GB per line, and it’ll always be $100 as long as you don’t switch plans.
Another big piece of news: T-Mobile is taking Sprint’s cue by not only promising to pay your way out of a contract should you decide to leave, but also to pay for any device payment plans you may still have to take care of as a result. They’ll pay up to $650 per line for up to 10 lines, which should be more than enough wiggle room for you to migrate to Magenta’s network without having to pay your old carriers a dime.
Legere also touched on unlimited data, and while he didn’t have some earth shattering announcement to make in that regard, he did promise that they wouldn’t change their stance, prices or availability of it for at least the next two years. It’s not all that comforting to know that T-Mobile isn’t committed to unlimited data forever, but at least they’re committed long enough to keep sweat off our foreheads. Let us know if any of this will convince you to switch on over (or if this makes you happy that you’re with T-Mobile if you already have).
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T-Mobile’s 10th Un-Carrier announcement is called AMPED, and it’s coming June 25th [VIDEO]





T-Mobile is just about ready to unveil their 10th Un-Carrier move. Such a neat number and milestone deserves a slobberknocker of an announcement, and we have feeling they aren’t looking to disappoint. They’ve gone as far as creating a trailer not unlike the one you’ll see for a blockbuster summer film, and the name they’ve coined for it — AMPED — certainly gets our blood pumping.


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t’s become increasingly difficult to guess what direction T-Mobile would go next with Un-Carrier as they have seemingly eliminated most consumers’ pain points in previous moves. Even the businesses got some love the last time around.
It all goes down in a mere 2 days — June 25th — so circle back to see what Magenta has in store. In the meantime, let us know if there’s anything cool you’d love to see the carrier do with a comment below.
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T-Mobile’s JUMP! On-Demand lets you upgrade up to 3 times per year





Upgrading once every 2 years wasn’t enough. For some, upgrading yearly isn’t quite enough. And apparently once every 6 months has become a bit too restrictive, as well.
So now T-Mobile’s going a step further. The company has introduced JUMP On-Demand, the first in their string of announcements of improvements for existing Un-Carrier features.
JUMP On-Demand’s big benefit is that customers can upgrade up to 3 times per year, and there are no restrictions on when those upgrades occur. That means you don’t have to wait a minimum of six months, which is great for those who just have to get their hands on every big smartphone that launches in a year.
There are some other key things to keep in mind, too. For starters, the program no longer requires a $10 monthly fee, though this does mean you’ll no longer get insurance for your phone. You can add that insurance back for a lower fee (about $8 monthly) if you so choose.

It’s also worth noting the phone is technically being leased to you and you don’t actually own it unless you pay for the device in full, though this was largely the same way it worked before. Here’s how T-Mobile explains it:
With Jump! On Demand, you make payments on your phone for 18 months. After 18 months, you can simply turn in your phone with nothing more to pay, or upgrade to your next new phone and start a new plan, or make a final payment and keep your phone.
If you keep your phone and make the final payment, the total of your payments will equal the retail price of the phone. In addition, customers can pay off their JUMP! On Demand plan at any time by paying the remaining payments in advance, and keep their phone without penalty.
Sounds good to us. JUMP On-Demand begins June 28th, so there won’t be much of a wait if you’re eager to take advantage. T-Mobile says this is just the first of many “AMPED” announcements that will bring us improvements to all their existing Un-Carrier moves, so stay tuned!
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These are the Phones and Prices for T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand (Updated)





T-Mobile’s new JUMP! On Demand program is all the rage this morning, with smartphone lovers excited over the idea that they could trade in phones for the new hotness up to 3 times per year. But some of you may be wondering which phones are a part of the program and how much they will cost. We have that info for you now to get you ready for June 28, the day this new upgrade program kicks off.
Phones and Pricing

According to T-Mobile, the first set of phones that are a part of JUMP! On Demand are the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, LG G4, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. In other words, all of the best new phones that you would probably be interested in a part of it. T-Mobile also says to expect more phones in the future.
So those are the phones, how much will they cost per month? Take a look at the image below.
Understand that JUMP! On Demand (JOD) is a lease program; this isn’t the same as the original JUMP!, which is an equipment installment plan. With JOD, you are paying a monthly payment for 18 months with payments counting towards the cost of the phone. That means if you were to not upgrade a phone during the 18-month period, there is going to be a “final payment” due to make the phone yours, since you won’t actually pay off the phone in 18 months. For example, a Galaxy S6 at $28.33 for 18 months totals $509.94, but the full cost of a Galaxy S6 is normally $679.92. At the end of your 18-month period, you would still owe some cash to T-Mobile if you wanted to own your Galaxy S6 outright. The exact wording from T-Mobile is, “if you want to own your smartphone, simply pay the remaining lease payment and device purchase option price anytime.” Make sense?
I’m looking for clarification on what “device purchase option price” could mean and will update this post as I have it.
Update: T-Mobile got back to me and clarified that at the end of a lease if you decide to buy the phone, you will only pay the remainder of what the normal retail price would be. In the example above with the Galaxy S6, at 18 months, you would have paid $510, but the Galaxy S6 retails for $680. You would owe another $170. I was concerned that the “device purchase option price” would be higher in JOD to discourage you from buying the phone after a lease, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at all.
The point, though, is for you to never get to that 18-month mark and instead just keep upgrading phones and signing new 18-month lease deals. If you don’t plan on upgrading all of the time, then this may not be the plan for you, unless you don’t mind paying off the rest of the phone after the 18 months is up.
JUMP! On Demand vs. JUMP!

Here is another image showing how this differs from the regular JUMP! plan.
The differences here are pretty clear, right? With JOD, you don’t have to pay the $10 monthly fee, plus you can upgrade at any time, up to 3 times per year. Your monthly payments will be lower on JOD and you can upgrade more often. Assuming you aren’t into keeping phones for 2+ years and always want something new, JOD might be your better choice here.
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