T-Mobile's Kyocera Rally is a compact feature phone with expandable memory and a VGA camera.
The upgrade brings text messaging nearly on par with the features found in third-party instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage.
Kyocera's latest Android is dustproof, waterproof and built to take a beating.
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.
The company says that it has since made "significant changes and improvements" to its services to ensure a similar outage doesn't happen again.
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.
The company's promotion will allow people to call Mexico all they want, as well as use their devices in the country, free of charge until 2016.
But as one hand gives, the other takes away: The 10-gigabyte offering kills off an existing unlimited-data option at the same price.
T-Mobile's chief operating officer, Mike Sievert, visits CNET to talk about its expanded calling plan, competition and whether Dish would make a good employer.
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