T-Mobile promises not to raise the prices on its unlimited data plans

Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T have all recently reshuffled their data plans, offering a wider variety of plans as well as some pricier options that include new, expensive features. CNET describes this shift as “a reversal of years of aggressive promotions that included free iPhones, lower rates and other throw-ins.” T-Mobile, ever vocal about its opinion of its competitors, has kiboshed that idea. “We’re not pursuing a monetization path,” said CFO Braxton Carter in an interview about the carrier’s Q2 results. The company believes it is not the best way to attract or keep subscribers. Carter says, “”The benefits of creating

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Sprint Unlimited 55+ is now available

You might have heard buzz lately about Sprint releasing an Unlimited 55+ plan, similar to T-Mobile. If you are a Sprint customer who is 55 years or older, you can sign up for one line of unlimited service for $50 a month, or two lines for $70 a month. In comparison two lines of the typical Sprint unlimited plan – which include unlimited talk, text, data, limited international texting and data, and a mobile hot spot – costs $100 a month. Maybe you’re thinking, “but didn’t T-Mobile just release the same thing?” Yes, they did. As explained by The Verge,

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Developments in T-Mobile and Sprint’s Will They-Won’t-They Merger

Like the Ross and Rachel of the telecom world – there has been talk for months about a potential merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, but it always seems to flounder just as the two companies are getting somewhere. Issues between them include, according to Reuters, egos clashing and “voting rights and control of the board room.” According to Telecoms.Com, people are claiming the deal could move through in the coming days. Telecoms.com explained that “The latest attempt to merge stalled in November, with neither party being able to agree who would have the dominant position in the board room of

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Does T-Mobile have the most loyal customers?

Among America’s ‘Big Four’ carriers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile – new data suggests the latter has the most loyal customers. According to a Telecom Consumer survey from Business Insider Intelligence, almost a quarter of T-Mobile’s subscribed base said “they wouldn’t switch mobile carriers for anything.” In comparison, the other three carriers scored relatively low. Sixteen percent of AT&T subscribers said they would stick it out no matter what, and for Verizon that number was close at fifteen percent. Unfortunately for Sprint, their customer loyalty dragged far behind the rest. Only seven percent of Sprint subscribers said they wouldn’t

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OpenSignal says T-Mobile is on top

Twice a year, OpenSignal releases a study about U.S mobile networks, testing speed, reliability, and other statistics. According to FierceWireless, for its most recent study – testing March 31 through June 29 – OpenSignal determined that T-Mobile is the top performing network nationwide. T-Mobile trounced its competitors across the board, in categories including but not limited to LTE download speed, LTE latency, LTE availability, 3G download speed, overall download speed, and 3G latency. OpenSignal suggests it might be because of T-Mobile’s competitors’ unlimited plans. “Six months after reintroducing unlimited plans, Verizon and AT&T experienced a marked decline in 4G speeds

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T-Mobile’s popular data plan gets a price bump

The T-Mobile One Plus unlimited plan is $80 per month, up $5 from the previous $75 monthly fee. According to the Verge, One Plus is considered to be T-Mobile’s “good” unlimited data plan, bundling unlimited HD video streaming without any throttling, unlimited mobile hot spot usage, free in-flight WiFi from Gogo, and faster international data than the carrier’s other plans. The price increase marks the end of a promotional period. However, if you’ve already signed up for this plan at the $75 rate, you will be able to keep your lower cost. At $80, the T-Mobile One Plus unlimited plan

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T-Mobile is giving away Galaxy phones in its new deal

According to BGR, in the battle to win customers from carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, T-Mobile has started throwing Samsung Galaxy S8 phones at potential new sign-ups. Since May 12, T-Mobile has launched a buy-one-get-one-free on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices. The deal is contingent on the customer activating at least one new line, and the purchased Galaxy must be on an installment plan. This means that pre-existing T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the deal as long as they add a new line. How do you get the second device free? Well, if you activate this promotion,

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T-Mobile’s 911 ghost call problem puts lives at risk

 People in the city of Dallas, Texas have died, in part because they could not reach a 911 operator in time to receive lifesaving service. The problem lies in a “ghost call” glitch in the emergency call system Dallas uses. According to CNET, the problem is currently affecting T-Mobile customers. Dallas City Manager T.C Broadnax said the issue has existed since October and they have been working with T-Mobile executives and engineers since November to resolve it. According to him, T-Mobile customers are being redirected to 911 call centers in Dallas, creating a buildup of traffic and resulting in people

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T-Mobile is looking strong heading into 2017

For four years now, carrier T-Mobile has been picking up a lot of momentum. It looks like 2017 will continue this trend. According to CNET, CEO John Legere boasted about his company’s success at adding new customers in the end of 2016 at CES when announcing the new unlimited-only data plans. In 2016, for the third year in a row, T-Mobile has added more than eight million new customers, with 2.1 million of those subscribing in the last quarter. Legere says that this is impressive, especially because competitors AT&T and Verizon haven’t significantly grown their phone customer base in 2016

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FCC, FTC to Investigate Mobile Security Updates

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are launching parallel probes into the mobile industry’s security update practices. The agencies want to determine how manufacturers issue security updates for mobile devices, and how carriers review and release the patches. “As consumers and businesses turn to mobile broadband to conduct ever more of their daily activities, the safety of their communications and other personal information is directly related to the security of the devices they use,” stated an FCC press release. “There have recently been a growing number of vulnerabilities associated with mobile operating systems that threaten the

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