It’s that time of year again, folks, but this time shit’s a little more complicated. Apple turned heads at the annual iPhone lovefest by introducing not just one, not two, but three new iPhones—one of which is a pricey monster we’ve addressed in another post. If you’re thinking about placing an order for an iPhone 8…
And the great telecom throttling wars of 2017 have begun. Back in July, Verizon customers noticed that the quality of video streams was being manipulated. Verizon insisted that it was just running a test. Then the company got trounced by T-Mobile (which already throttles video on mobile) in an overall speed test, and…
Earlier this week, Verizon shocked us by resurrecting its unlimited data plan, albeit with some caveats. It turns out that if you use a lot of data, the plan is a pretty good deal. Because Verizon is the nation’s largest wireless carrier, it didn’t take long for the other majors—T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T—to follow up…
To no one’s surprise, AT&T will offer a new unlimited data plan for all of its customers starting tomorrow. The move comes approximately 30 seconds after Verizon made a similar move. The only difference: AT&T’s offering is spendy as hell.
Three of America’s largest wireless providers suspended their replacement programs for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 this weekend following reports of “safe” replacement phones igniting. In separate statements, AT&T and T-Mobile announced on Sunday that they would continue to accept Note 7s to be exchanged but would only…
John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile, has promised to give away a trip to Mars if this tweet gets a million retweets by October 11th. That’s right, the CEO of a major American company is promising something that doesn’t exist using the tactics of a common chain letter.
On Thursday, T-Mobile sent out an alert warning customers using the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 6 SE not to download the new iOS 10 update due to “intermittent connectivity issues.” Once updated, the phones are reportedly losing their connections until they’ve been restarted—a solution T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray suggested as a…
It used to be relatively cheap and easy to upgrade to the latest iPhone. Just renew your contract and get a new phone. Now that carriers are phasing out contracts, however, getting your paws on an iPhone 7 is going to cost you. But it doesn’t have to break the bank.
T-Mobile announced yet another “Uncarrier” move this morning. This time, the company will be getting rid of its many data plans in favor of what it’s billing as a no-BS unlimited plan for everyone. But this isn’t quite the bottomless bucket of mobile connectivity it sounds like.
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) begins the laborious process of making our mobile internet even faster and better. The government is buying underused TV airwaves and selling it to mobile carriers for billions of dollars. These radio waves—also known as spectrum—will shape mobile US connectivity as…
Netflix has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality for years, but behind the scenes, it turns out the company hasn’t been treating all customers the same. Netflix confirmed to the WSJ that it has been restricting the bandwidth of video for customers on AT&T and Verizon for five years.
These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for interesting reading.
Net neutrality is based on a very simple idea: Internet service providers, or the companies that we pay to connect us to the web, should not act as gatekeepers by favoring some websites and companies over others.
As the latest continuation of T-Mobile’s quest to get more people streaming video (or possibly just take over the world in some yet-to-be-determined evil plot), the data-cap-free Binge On program now has some new members.
“Who the fuck are you anyways, EFF?” Guitar-rockin’ telecom BAD BOY John Legere is lashing out against the Electronic Frontier Foundation following an EFF investigation claimed that T-Mobile’s new Binge On program throttles data.
Late last year, T-Mobile launched a seemingly miraculous offer called Binge On that allows you to stream unlimited quantities of video using cellular data, for free. Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has scrutinized the service and claims that its video optimization is in fact “just throttling.”
T-Mobile’s Music Freedom, a program that allows you to stream music from select services without it counting against your data cap, has been around since June last year. As of today, there’s 11 more services you can use without worrying.
T-Mobile’s whole “uncarrier” thing, an occasional series of events where CEO John Legere gets on a stage and puts down his cellular competition, has been going on for a few years now. But for its tenth event, T-Mo went big. Say goodbye to video streaming nomming away your data.