By PhoneNews.com Staff on May 1, 2013
The newly-minted T-Mobile US, Inc. today announced that it has completed the merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. It also provided details on the future of the MetroPCS brand.
By PhoneNews.com Staff on December 14, 2012
Google’s current Nexus smartphone strategy has created an interesting quandary. In many ways, the old Galaxy Nexus trumps Nexus 4, and in many ways, Nexus 4 trumps Galaxy Nexus. We explain why, how, and what you should buy.
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By Humberto Saabedra on September 26, 2012
I give my thoughts and analysis on how the iPhone 5′s nanoSIM will affect options for prepaid service in the US and how Verizon’s iPhone 5 is a viable option for those waiting on the factory unlocked version.
By Humberto Saabedra on September 21, 2012
Verizon’s iPhone 5 features a nice surprise for international travelers and unlocked phone enthusiasts as it features a fully unlocked SIM slot with US GSM network support. Full analysis after the break
Deal: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM) – $479.99 Shipped – Samsung Offers Free Extended Batteries for Galaxy Nexus
By Christopher Price on March 28, 2012
Samsung rolls out free extended batteries for new Galaxy Nexus buyers, while eBay brings the brand-new price to a new low.
By Christopher Price on January 31, 2012
T-Mobile is preparing a harsh wave of new data roaming limitations, which will curtail data usage on roaming networks. The carrier has, for years, touted transparent roaming terms; customers were educated to treat domestic data and voice roaming as same-as-home network functionality, albeit with the restrictions that came with other GSM networks. Namely, other networks [...]
By Christopher Price on January 27, 2012
It’s been a busy week for T-Mobile. After refusing to comment to PhoneNews.com on T-Mobile testing 1900 MHz UMTS service in select markets, a direct effort to support unlocked iPhones, the carrier has made more depressing internal moves. It appears that the carrier has aborted plans to offer 3G on 1900 MHz, as the carrier [...]
By Christopher Price on October 8, 2011
I’ve posted a few brief comments on Steve’s passing on my personal blog… It’s not 100% clear yet if all iPhone 4S variants will have CDMA hardware inside, but Apple has made one thing clear; if you purchase an iPhone 4S from AT&T, a GSM/UMTS carrier, or an unlocked version, you won’t be able to [...]
By Christopher Price on March 20, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T will acquire T-Mobile. The purchase has been reported to cost $39 billion and will withdraw Deutsche Telekom from the American market. This surprise move would make AT&T the largest carrier in the nation, and would deprive Sprint Nextel corporation of its current acquisition target. AT&T will likely [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on July 28, 2010
A Chinese company by the name of Yosion has developed a sleeve for the iPod Touch that is manufactured with an Infineon GSM radio and battery pack that enables it to function as a normal iPhone complete with microphone and SMS messaging, though it does not support data access. The sleeve features an 800mAh battery [...]