T-Mobile's affordable Revvl T1 shot in the flesh, and out of the box

UPDATE: T-Mobile actually got onto the leak thread, and revealed all the pricing and release information about the Revvl, which you can see in the screenshot below.
T-Mobile is gearing up to announce one of its most affordable yet pleasant to look at burners smartphones lately, the Revvl T1, and leave it to famed Evan Blass leaker to prostrate its chops in a real photo of the device so budget phone makers know what they will be up against. 
As a reminder, the T-Mobile Revvl T1 announcement is expected to come tomorrow, August 10th, with 5.5″ display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. …


Get a new phone every 30-days with T-Mobile's revised JUMP! On Demand

Remember those days when you would dream about getting a new smartphone every 24-months or so? Now, with new features added so quickly, buying the latest handset every two-years just doesn’t cut it. In fact, T-Mobile thinks that you should have the option to update to a brand new model every 30-days with its revised JUMP! On Demand plan; the original version of JUMP! on Demand launched in June 2015, and allowed T-Mobile customers to switch phones no more than three times each year.

Here is how the latest incantation of the plan works. T-Mobile subscribers enter into an 18-month lease for …

July 2017 security update starts rolling out to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 5

T-Mobile subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might be feeling a little more secure today as the phablet has started to receive the latest security update. This isn’t much of an update as these things go, since it weighs in at a paltry 24.39MB. Included with the new files is the July 2017 security patch. The Baseband Version is N920TUVS4EQG1. When you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your Galaxy Note 5, there are certain things you need to do in order to make sure that the update is properly installed.

Before you proceed with the downloading and installing …

T-Mobile's network takes a siesta this morning

Exactly two weeks ago to the day, T-Mobile subscribers ran into some problems with a glitch on the carrier’s network that prevented consumers in 12 states and Washington D.C. from going online or using apps on their phones. That day, the peak of the outage took place around 10am EDT. As Yogi Berra would have said, for T-Mobile subscribers it’s Deja Vu all over again as many are phoning in complaints today about not being able to make or take calls, and send or receive data.

According to a graph from DownDetector.com, subscribers started reporting problems with the T-Mobile network early …

The U.S. version of Nokia 3310 works on T-Mobile's network only

 Nokia 3310, the feature phone that will probably beat all the other Nokia-branded smartphones announced by HMD Global earlier this year when it comes to the number of units sold, will be launched in the United States by the end of the month.

Introduced as a 2G feature phone that supports GSM networks only, HMD promised to work with carriers in the United States in order to find a solution to the issue. Unfortunately for Nokia fans, EDGE coverage on GSM networks is a bit of a problem in the U.S.

As such, the Nokia 3310 might only work on T-Mobile. The Federal Communications …

Sprint's Claure, T-Mobile's Legere among the most hated CEOs in America says survey

A company called Owler runs a crowdsourced platform that businesses can use to gather intelligence. Owler has come up with a ranking of the most hated CEOs in America, and surprisingly two of the most visible mobile executives were numbers three and four on the list. Before we get into their names, let’s just tell you about the top two names on the survey.

Number one with a score of 21.5 (lower score is worse) was United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. This is no doubt the result of the incident last month when a Doctor was dragged off a UAL plane and injured in the process. The victim refused …

Check out T-Mobile's vision of a 5G world (VIDEO)

Based on T-Mobile’s video called “The Future of Wireless,” 5G means that we will be closer to living like The Jetsons. Earlier during this week, the nation’s third largest carrier became the first one to announce its plans to build a nationwide 5G network. Today, T-Mobile has posted a video showing what life could be like with such a network deployed. Apparently, AR is one of the things that we will be using every day and in many ways. From checking our parking garage reservations through an AR enabled windshield in our car, to using AR to purchase a dress that we see in a store window, …

T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Plus launches this Sunday

T-Mobile will be launching its Premium Device Protection Plus this Sunday May 7th. As you probably could tell from the “Plus” tacked on to the name, this service has all of the same features as the regular plan with some extras thrown in. You might recall that we told you back in March that T-Mobile’s Premium Device Protection includes free AppleCare+. The regular service offers protection against loss, theft and accidental damage.

The “Plus” features include McAfee ID Protection which protects you from identity theft. You will be insured for up to $1 million to cover the expenses incurred …

T-Mobile's 5G vision is largely powered by Nokia

Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced that it is planning on building a nationwide 5G network using some of the 600MHz spectrum it won at the FCC auction. Playing a large role in the build out of the next-gen pipeline will be Nokia. In a press release, the latter let it be known that it will be supporting the network migration that will move T-Mobile’s ever growing number of 4G subscribers onto the new frontier when the time is ready.

Using T-Mobile’s low-frequency airwaves and Nokia’s radios and antennas, the pair will give consumers the opportunity to access this enhanced mobile broadband …

Will T-Mobile's Coolpad Defiant defy your expectations for a budget phone? No.

Giving the people what they want – affordable stuff that generally works – T-Mobile is gearing up to launch a budget handset for the smallest of budgets. The Coolpad Defiant will not defy your expectations for an entry-level handset, but can be just the backup phone you’re looking for in times of peril. However, T-Mo will have to price it really low if it wants to present it as a compelling offer.

That’s because the Defiant works on hardware we have long moved on from. Its 5-inch display has the grainy resolution of 480 x 854; the processor is a modest Snapdragon …