Carriers

Google warns of Nexus update bottlenecks from carriers

Nexus owners used to have reasons to be proud because they are expected to receive Android updates first. The point of getting a Nexus is to be the first in line for such updates from Google— or at least that’s what we counted on. Now, though, Google is warning that although it has its own targets for firmware updates, the carriers may not play ball.

Google Voice MMS expands in North America

There are numerous instant messaging apps on the Play Store today but old school MMS via Google Voice is still available. Google Voice MMS only works over mobile carriers with MMS support. Unfortunately, not a lot of carriers are getting MMS support that's why some messages are missed. But Google is changing all that as Alex Wiesen of the Google Voice team recently made this announcement on his Google+ page that the MMS support is expanding in North America.

T-Mobile promises more for smartphone trade-ins

T-Mobile has announced that it will be guaranteeing that people who bring their old devices to its network for trade-in will get more money than any other carrier offers. T-Mobile is promising to beat the money that other major carriers like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer.

T-Mobile lures Sprint customers with unlimited LTE offer

It’s tantamount to a declaration of a “network war” as T-Mobile tries to bring over “unsatisfied” Sprint customers over to their fold. And what better way to do so than by enticing its own subscribers to lure friends who are unhappy with Sprint’s latest move by promising both of them unlimited LTE data for a year. This was announced in a no-holds barred press release from T-Mobile in an apparent response to Sprint’s latest offer to subscribers from other networks.

T-Mobile to crack down on use of unlimited data for P2P

If you’ve been having a grand ole time tethering your T-Mobile and using your unlimited data for some marathon torrent downloading, your happy days just might be over. The US carrier will be cracking down on those users that have been “abusing” the fast network by engaging in peer-to-peer file sharing, as it violates the terms and conditions stated when you signed up with them.

Battery test shows T-Mobile devices last longer than rivals

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s got the longest battery life of them all? When it comes to Android devices of the Top 4 carriers in the US, the winner seems to be T-Mobile. The test was conducted using the Android app Laptop Mag Battery Test and used four smartphones from Samsung and HTC, one each from the top carriers. The conclusion is that the devices from T-Mobile have the longest average battery life among all those tested.

Callistics app keeps track of your phone’s calls and messages

If you’re the type of person who wants to keep track of all the calls and messages that you make, sometimes your smartphone’s built-in tracker just is not enough. Callistics - Call Statistics just might be the solution for you as it promises to be the ultimate tool for giving you an efficient way of keeping tabs on how many calls and messages you’ve made and to make sure that you don’t overspend on your mobile carrier plans.

FTC accuses T-Mobile of billing unwanted charges on customers

The Federal Trade Commission has filed an official complaint against mobile carrier T-Mobile over the unwanted placing of extra charges on several subscribers’ bills. They are accusing the telco giant of profiting in millions of dollars by not removing these extra charges which the customers were not aware they were subscribed to. T-Mobile denies the charges and have responded strongly against the complaint.
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