All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘T-Mobile’

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

What’s the fastest wireless network in America? For the second year in a row, the crown goes to Verizon – at least according to a large study from PCMag. The publication, which claims to have “ran more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving,” says that Verizon delivered the fastest speeds …

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Project Fi: What to Know About Google’s Move into Wireless

As you may have heard, Google’s a wireless provider now. The company unveiled Project Fi on Wednesday – a move that had been hinted at for months. Fi piggybacks on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks to provide $20 per month unlimited talk and text, with $10 per GB data. Here’s what you need to know about Google’s offering. What is Project …

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Google Enters the Wireless Game, Launches Project Fi

Google has officially thrown its hat in the ring, and wants to be your wireless provider. As previously reported, Google has unveiled a new wireless service called Project Fi, “a program to explore this opportunity by introducing new ideas through a fast and easy wireless experience,” says the company. “Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to …

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Google Wireless Launch Imminent, with Pay-as-you-go Data: Report

Google is about to enter the world of wireless. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is set to launch its new mobile network as early as Wednesday. The new service, which was confirmed at Mobile World Congress in March, will see a limited rollout. Google’s new wireless service will run on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks, and will only …

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Best Data Plans Challenged by New Sprint Offering

AT&T and Verizon are sitting content at the top of the U.S. mobile industry, but other carriers are continuing to bring competitive prices and services to the sector. The new moves are an attempt by both Sprint and T-Mobile to pilfer customers from other carriers now that there are few potential first-time mobile customers left in the U.S. Sprint recently …

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No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices

No-contract phones are all the rage these days thanks to T-Mobile. The wireless carrier ditched contracts last year and instead adopted a business model that allows consumers to pay off their new phone in small monthly payments. Other carriers have adopted this new model alongside other pre-paid plans that require consumers to pay for the entire device up front. The …

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Mobile Data Plans: Data Makes Up 98 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic

Mobile data plans are expensive. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for the high prices or data caps either. The mobile carriers get away with it by saying its a scarce commodity, and that narrative can continue thanks to a new study out this week. Amdocs released its Annual State of the Radio Access Network Survey this week. …

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T-Mobile Eliminates Overage Fees

For over one year now T-Mobile has been shifting the mobile landscape in the U.S. The competition the company has brought with its “JUMP!” service plans, early termination fee pay-offs, and more has benefited mobile consumers at every major carrier. Today T-Mobile revealed the third of three planned “Uncarrier” announcements over the past week. The previous two announcements brought the …

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T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal

Though 4G tablets have been heavily marketed over the past two years, the devices still make up a relatively small portion of the overall tablet market. This is largely due to U.S. wireless carriers, which charge consumers extra device and subscription fees for adding a tablet onto data plans they already pay for. Today T-Mobile announced new tablet policies geared …

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T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan

For the past year now T-Mobile has been rolling out offers that have forced the U.S. wireless industry into competition. Starting with its “JUMP!” plans and more recently with its offer to pay subscribers’ early termination fees, T-Mobile has led larger carriers to offer lower prices and better terms. T-Mobile this week announced yet another initiative meant to aggressively compete …

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Samsung Galaxy S5: T-Mobile Announces Pre-Orders For $0 Down

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is fast approaching, but for now customers can pre-order. On Thursday, Mar. 20, T-Mobile issued a press release in regards to the pre-order status of the Galaxy S5. The wireless network operator announced that it would be taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated smartphone starting Monday, Mar. 24. But, that’s not all. Customers can …

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4G LTE: T-Mobile Quickly Upgrading Its Network

Just over one year ago T-Mobile was the fourth-largest mobile provider in the U.S., and for good reason. Instead of the 4G LTE networks that larger carriers were building out, T-Mobile had bet on the slower HSPA+ standard for its “4G” network. The company found itself with a comparatively slow high-speed network over a smaller area of the U.S. than …

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