T-Mobile has posted their Q1 2013 results and while these numbers will not reflect the recent merger with MetroPCS, the carrier has said this quarter has brought the "first positive branded customer growth in four years." T-Mobile is reporting 3,000 branded net customer additions, which to put a year on that first positive branded customer growth in four years comment -- means this stems back from 2009.
developers updated their popular MLB.com at Bat app for Android in time for the 2013 season, and today we have even better news. While their app is much better than previous years, it's the new partnership that will get you excited. T-Mobile customers will be happy to learn they'll be able to stream the Game of the Day, each day, for free.
began as rumor back in October 2012 and was quickly confirmed. At the time of the confirmation, the merger was expected to be wrapped up and completed sometime in the early part of 2013. Well, sitting on May 1, 2013 we now have word of the merger being fully completed. As a result, we now have T-Mobile US, which will be trading as TMUS.
as was expected, T-Mobile has begun selling the Samsung GALAXY S 4 this morning. T-Mobile has the GALAXY S 4 available in the 16GB model and those considering a purchase will need to shell out $149.99 as a downpayment on the day of purchase. The GALAXY S 4 is available with the recently released UNcarrier Simple Choice Plans which means there will not be any contract, but there will be additional monthly payments for the handset.
GALAXY S 4 time in the USA. Today marks the first day users can walk into a retail store and head home with the impressive new flagship 5-inch full HD smartphone from Samsung Mobile and AT&T. Their GALAXY S 4 went up for pre-order earlier this month, and started shipping a few days ago to those who've ordered. However, now it is in stores and available as we speak.
T-Mobile launched their LTE network back towards the end of March with coverage for seven markets. While seven markets is fairly small as compared to carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T, T-Mobile had previously announced plans to have LTE available for 100 million users by mid-year and 200 million users by years end.
T-Mobile announced their new UNcarrier approach back in late-March and since that point they have begun offering the new Simple Choice plans. These plans are being touted as not having a two-year agreement and while that seems to be an accurate description, there is a catch. These plans offer devices with an initial downpayment followed by an additional 24 monthly payments.
MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger received the final approval yesterday. Following that news, we now have the MetroPCS Q1 2013 earnings report. In addition to the expected financials, this report also touches a bit on the merger. In the report there is mention of how they plan to have the merger completed by April 30, 2013. Of course, Deutsche Telekom had said that much yesterday.
T-Mobile on the official HTC One S software update page about the Jelly Bean update being ready, however we are seeing reports coming from those with a device in their hands. We still need the official word from the carrier, however if you are carrying a T-Mobile branded HTC One S -- you may want to check for an update.