When it comes to LTE, the United States has one of the slowest networks. Only outpacing the Phillipines, our LTE speeds are just plain terrible, according to Open Signal. T-Mobile, however, was found to have the quickest overall network.
HTC had hopes of getting the One updated to Kit Kat within 90 days time. This was referring to the carrier branded models in the US and Canada, but as we learned back towards the end of January -- HTC wasn't going to reach the self-imposed goal. At the time there was talk of a delay of one to two weeks and while the discussion had gone quiet, some updated details have recently been shared.
T-Mobile has announced a new feature for connected devices today, but it’s not Uncarrier in name. Rather than re-imagine subsidies or contracts, T-Mobile is taking a swipe at connected devices outside of smartphones. By introducing their eSIM, T-Mobile hopes to have a home in your car or other ‘Internet of Things’ device, roving international data charges along the way.
The next round of changes will be coming to T-Mobile later this month. This time around the changes will be dealing with the JUMP program and they will be arriving on February 23rd. The once rumored details have been confirmed by Fierce Wireless, who are reporting how the changes mean upgrade limits are being removed, and tablets will also be eligible for the JUMP program.
Now that Verizon has given us more, T-Mobile is chiming in with their own changes. Changes to their JUMP plan are said to be taking place soon. The carrier is said to make these changes effective Februray 23rd, but it seems we’re getting a peek at the gift ahead of time.
More than a handful of user reports have confirmed T-Mobile is in the process of rolling out the Moto X Android 4.4.2 update. Those reports by themselves are enough for users to begin looking for the update notification, but at the same time we also like to see the official nod from the carrier. Or in this case, the official nod from Motorola, who has recently published the full changelog.
For the past few years, T-Mobile has been the subject of buyout rumors in one way or another. AT&T’s failed bid was a last minute surprise, and the newest offer from Sprint/Softbank may suffer the same fate. Via a report from Reuters, we may learn why T-Mobile has been on the chopping block time and time again.
Motorola has just updated its Moto X support pages, revealing that an Android 4.4.2 update for T-Mobile compatible models is now almost ready for distribution. While the changes from the first Android 4.4 update last November may be small, early and frequent updates are always a welcome thing.
How satisfied are you with your mobile service provider? If you’re an AT&T customer, the numbers show you’re pretty happy, at least more than the competition. T-Mobile made huge improvements in customer relations, while Verizon kept on their path of excellence. Sprint customers, unfortunately, remain dissatisfied.
Though we witness it routinely, the subtle brilliance of T-Mobile’s approach to wireless is sometimes lost on us all. A wholly different approach, T-Mobile’s ‘Uncarrier’ method drives the competition mad, and often leaves them scrambling to keep pace. On top of winning over customers, T-Mobile has now been recognized for their efforts.