T-Mobile is getting ready to irk the other wireless carriers again.
The wireless carrier is planning another event on October 9 in New York's Bryant Park to announce "Uncarrier 3.0," or the next part of the company's plan to shake up the wireless industry.
The impact of the first two parts are still being felt. T-Mobile led off by eliminating contracts and moving to a model where customers pay for their own phones in exchange for lower monthly rates. Then T-Mobile offered an early upgrade program called "Jump," which enabled customers to swap … Read more
While Europe enjoyed an extensively updated Audi A3 model, US buyers spent the last year stuck with the older generation. That changes at the upcoming LA auto show, when the A3 makes its US debut.
At a meeting with CNET, Scott Keogh, president of Audi USA, said the company wanted to wait for the sedan version of the A3, which only came out this year, as opposed to the Sportback version currently on sale in Europe. Keogh also mentioned that there would be big announcements concerning Audi Connect, the connected feature package Audi offers in its various models, which includes … Read more
Target announced Wednesday that it will launch its own brand of prepaid mobile services this weekend, following the lead of rival retailer Walmart.
Beginning Sunday, consumers will be able to sign up for Brightspot, which will offer unlimited talk and texting on T-Mobile's nationwide 4G network for $35 a month, the company said in a company blog post. For another $15 a month, customers can get 1GB of 4G data. A $65 plan offers 4GB of 4G.
Also, for each six months using Target's mobile service, customers will receive a $25 Target gift card.
"Target guests have … Read more
The carrier just unveiled a new promotion, which offers all three heavy-hitting Android smartphones for no money at time of purchase. Billed as "Zero Dollars Down," this special deal promises that customers will be able to sign up, then walk out of the store holding one of these powerful mobile devices without cracking open their wallets.
Sounds great, but shoppers aren't … Read more
The LG Optimus F6 may not be a powerhouse of a device compared with some of T-Mobile's other handsets, but it's still a reliable phone that will satisfy users looking for a simple device on a budget.
Reasonably priced at $289.99 (with the option to pay $49.99 up front and then $10 a month for 24 months), the F6 is equipped with a swift dual-core processor, a bright 4.5-inch screen, and a 5-megapixel camera that's sure to make casual shutterbugs happy. It also comes with a handful of software UI features from LG that … Read more
There's finally some competition in the early phone upgrade program, and that's good news for you.
T-Mobile might have kicked off the trend to let consumers swap out their phones more frequently with "Jump," but it certainly wasn't the last. With Sprint introducing "One Up" last week, there's finally a legitimate alternative out there.
As the No. 3 and No. 4 national carriers, respectively, it's clear why Sprint and T-Mobile are offering up such a good deal: both are eager to pick off customers from larger Verizon Wireless and AT&… Read more
T-Mobile plans to pull its stock of BlackBerry phones from its US brick-and-mortar stores, according to Reuters.
The mobile carrier's executive vice president for corporate services, David Carey, said Wednesday that BlackBerry phones have not sold particularly well with shop customers and that "keeping stock in the retail distribution system was inefficient."
While customers won't be able to snap up BlackBerry devices from T-Mobile's retail stores, the mobile carrier will continue to display the smartphones and people can order them.
"We will display and sell it in the store for those consumers who would … Read more
T-Mobile downplayed the importance of unlimited data, even as it reiterated its intent to stick with the offering.
During an investor conference on Wednesday, Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert said the offering was "part of a larger value proposition."
"We have an unlimited offering, but it's not the reason for our being," he said.
Sievert compared T-Mobile's pitch to consumers -- which encompasses its "Uncarrier" strategy of no contracts, early upgrades, and unlimited data -- to Sprint's strategy of tying itself to unlimited data.
"A competitor bet the farm on … Read more