Consumers will be able to pick up a new iPhone or Galaxy S4 phone through T-Mobile with zero dollars down.
Starting Saturday, the carrier's new summer promotion offers a variety of 4G LTE smartphones, feature phones, tablets, and mobile hotspots with no upfront cost and regular monthly payments. For example, you could get Apple's 16GB iPhone5 for $27 a month, Samsung's Galaxy S4 for $25 a month, or Nokia's Lumia 925 for $20 a month.
The deals are good for both new and existing subscribers. No expiration date was revealed. A spokesperson for T-Mobile noted that … Read more
T-Mobile said on Thursday that it has doubled the presence of its low-end prepaid arm MetroPCS as it looks to continue sticking it to AT&T.
MetroPCS service is available in 15 additional markets, including Washington, D.C., Houston, Seattle, and San Diego. The service also gets two new prepaid phones starting tomorrow: Nokia's Lumia 521 and the LG Optimus F3.
More specifically, a vast majority of the new markets overlap with prepaid rival Leap Wireless, which AT&T agreed to acquire in a $1.2 billion deal announced earlier this month. T-Mobile and MetroPCS hope to … Read more
Improvements, no matter how incremental they are, are always welcome.
The T-Mobile Prism 2 from Huawei, for example, shows marked improvements compared with its predecessor, the Prism. Though both are marketed as inexpensive, low-spec devices, this most recent iteration has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a bumped-up processor (from 600MHz to 1GHz), and a marginally beefed-up, 1,750mAh battery. And despite it retaining the same amount of megapixels in the camera, I noticed that the Prism 2 took better photos.
Given all this, fans of the original handset won't be disappointed with the sequel. Especially since it's competitively … Read more
In the latest wireless war of words, T-Mobile appears to be having the most fun.
In an advertisement debuting on Tuesday, T-Mobile takes a juicy quote from technology news site The Verge and runs with it. The quote, "AT&T's reaction to T-Mobile's transparency is to be more deceptive than ever," touches off a cheeky follow-up line from the company.
"We wouldn't call it deceptive, exactly. Calculating, sneaky, underhanded, maybe, but not deceptive," reads the ad (see below).
The advertisement is the most direct response yet to the early upgrade programs unveiled … Read more
AT&T is catering to cost-sensitive consumers with two new lower-cost tiers of service for its Mobile Share plans and a less expensive smartphone for its prepaid service.
Starting July 26, AT&T will add two new tiers to its Mobile Share portfolio and begin offering the Nokia Lumia 520 to its prepaid GoPhone customers for $99.99.
Mobile Share customers who don't need to share as much data now will be able to subscribe to a $20 a month 300MB plan or a $50 a month 2GB plan.
Previously, AT&T's least expensive and … Read more
AT&T is offering a discount to customers who want to get a new iPhone before their contracts are up.
When AT&T customers head over to their accounts on Monday, they'll find the option to upgrade to an iPhone for a discount. On the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPhone models, customers will receive $200 off the unsubsidized price. On the 16GB option, for example, customers who would normally pay $650 for an unsubsidized iPhone 5 can now pay $450. The 32GB and 64GB models are more expensive by $100 and $200, respectively.
Although it was previously … Read more
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless have each introduced new "early upgrade" programs that allow wireless customers to trade in their smartphones as often as every six months. Are these plans really worth the cost? And which one offers the most value?
I try to answer these questions in this Ask Maggie.
As T-Mobile CEO John Legere said when he introduced his company's new Jump program, "Two years is too long to be locked into a phone. You should decide when you upgrade, not your wireless company."
Wireless consumers hungry for the latest and … Read more
It didn't take long for Verizon Wireless to jump into the early upgrade game.
A little more than a week after T-Mobile unveiled its Jump program and two days after AT&T debuted Next, Verizon on Thursday announced Edge, its own no-contract plan that enables customer to upgrade to a new phone after only six months.
Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo confirmed the Edge program on an investor conference call earlier Thursday before the carrier released the full details.
While Verizon maintains that Edge evolved out of a series of plan changes it made over the last … Read more
Now here's something you don't see every day.
Through tomorrow, or until supplies run out, HP has the refurbished Pavilion DM1-4310NR 11.6-inch laptop for $259.99 shipped. Actually, that's not so unusual. But this is: It includes two years of 4G service via T-Mobile.
I know, right? Built-in 4G! And two free years of service! That's kinda awesome. Ah, but there is a catch of sorts: You're limited to just 200MB of data per month.
That, my friends, is not a lot of data. Forget streaming Netflix or even YouTube vids; you'll need … Read more