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 …

T-Mobile's interactive LTE coverage map shows how it wants to compare with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by late 2017

If you check out the definitions of “fun” in the dictionary, checking LTE coverage maps on the Internet would definitely not be up there. Yet, it’s always fun to see how the US’ big four mobile carriers stack up against one another in terms of LTE coverage. Either that or we are just weird for having fun with maps and whatnot.
Anyway, T-Mobile recently released an interactive map that lets consumers do just that, i.e. see how Team Magenta stacks up against Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in an improvised coverage test. As you might imagine, that’s a pretty neat …

T-Mobile's low-key 20% discount for T-Mobile One expires a week from Friday

T-Mobile has a special promotion related to its T-Mobile One Unlimited Plan. Those who port their number over from another carrier are in line to receive a code from a T-Mobile employee that can be used to get 20% off on as many as 12 lines. The deal, called “20% Off For Life,” will be available until the end of this month. Reportedly, various T-Mobile employees were given a limited number of these codes to hand out at their discretion. The 20% Off For Life is also valid with the carrier’s “Two lines for $100” promotion

With T-Mobile One Unlimited, video is streamed at 720p, and tethering …

T-Mobile's LG G6 might be released on April 7

The LG G6 is hitting shelves this month in South Korea and other select markets, but we’ve heard that it may not be released in the US before April. While all major US carriers already confirmed the upcoming launch of the new smartphone, they only mentioned that the device would be available sometime “this spring.” Fortunately, it looks like this doesn’t mean late spring. Or at least not for T-Mobile.

Promo material posted on Twitter (apparently by someone who works at T-Mobile) shows the magenta carrier’s G6 with an April 7 date on its home screen. Quite often, promo images like these …

T-Mobile's Galaxy S7 Nougat beta users start getting the official Android 7.0 update

While the unlocked Exynos versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in UK, Germany and other places have been receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update on their handsets, the US carriers are still dragging their feet a month after Samsung announced the official rollout. That’s to be expected, of course, as the local units are powered by a different chipset, and… carriers. 

T-Mobile, however, is almost ready with the update, it seems, as it has started pushing retail Nougat with the new Samsung UX overlay to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users who subscribed for the beta version …