Long overdue, the T-Mobile Dash 3G is a worthy upgrade to its predecessor with the addition of such features as 3G support, GPS, and an updated design.
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But there's a catch: You have to commit to a new smartphone as part of the new upgrade program. Also, only a select number of flagship phones are available for an upgrade.
AT&T and T-Mobile will offer cellular-ready versions of the Samsung tablet in early September.
The carrier continues its torrid pace of subscriber growth amid stiff competition in the wireless business.
The upgrade brings text messaging nearly on par with the features found in third-party instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage.
The company also adds Apple Music to its program that lets you stream music without counting against your data plan.
But as one hand gives, the other takes away: The 10-gigabyte offering kills off an existing unlimited-data option at the same price.
In an interview, T-Mobile's chief operating officer spills the beans on a potentially attractive, alternative service plan and on its new cross-border program.
You'll also be able to call Canadian and Mexican numbers from the US at no extra charge. It's the latest in a series of programs as T-Mobile jockeys for better position.
"I wouldn't rule it out," John Legere says about emulating Sprint's leasing model, but adds that there are no plans to roll one out in the near future.