With T-Mobile's newly unveiled global data roaming plan, the carrier is hoping to turn a weakness into an advantage.
That weakness -- the lack of business users and heavy travelers wealthy enough to pay those hefty roaming fees -- is exactly what allowed T-Mobile to offer free, unlimited data outside of the US, according to CEO John Legere.
T-Mobile on Wednesday night announced the global data roaming feature at a splashy event in Manhattan's Bryant Park, which was decked out in magenta lights and featured performances from DJ Swizz Beats and singer Shakira. The park was packed with … Read more
T-Mobile now has a nationwide LTE network of its own.
The carrier said Wednesday that its LTE network now covers more than 200 million people in 233 metropolitan areas, exceeding its year-end target a few months early.
T-Mobile is in a neck-and-neck race with Sprint over their respective LTE coverage, with Verizon Wireless and AT&T still well ahead. But T-Mobile has been quick to address the major cities and covers 91 of the top 100 markets, something Sprint has struggled with.
With more people using their smartphones to stream video, browse the Internet, or upload photos to their … Read more
If you're a frequent international traveler, you're going to want to pay attention to Uncarrier 3.0.
T-Mobile's latest shake-up puts international roaming rates in its sights, with the carrier eliminating fees for data and text messages entirely in more than 100 countries. It will also simplify the calling rates, charging a fixed rate of 20 cents per minute.
New and existing T-Mobile customers who are on a post-paid plan are eligible for the new international plan, which kicks off on October 31. The company also introduced a $10 Stateside International Talk and Text plan for US … Read more
T-Mobile is taking free data roaming global. It appears that the mobile carrier has teased its forthcoming international plan on its Web site on Wednesday.
"The world is your network at no extra charge," the site reads. "T-Mobile's nationwide data is going global. With coverage in over 100 countries. Coming late October."
The free data global roaming plan appears to only apply to qualifying postpaid Simple Choice Plans and for users with a "capable device." T-Mobile has yet to release any other details.
Despite its name, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce is anything but "ferocious."
For starters, its 5-megapixel camera takes poor photos, and its quad-core processor lags behind rival phones.
And yes, while the Fierce's competitive $139.99 prepaid price and solid call quality are redeeming factors, it's best just to save up some more dough for a faster, smoother, and more reliable prepaid smartphone like the LG Optimus F3 or Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE.
Design The Fierce comes in two colors, slate and silver, with the latter featuring a nice brushed-metal look that adds a unique … Read more
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