T-Mobile revealed a few pretty awesome changes to their plans moving forward, and one we're excited about is JUMP. Both new options from the carrier are available starting today, and you'll want to sign up for them right away so you can get prepared to make a jump to a new smartphone in just 6 months. More details on both new options can be found after the break.
T-Mobile had briefly mentioned they would be updating the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet in the "coming weeks." That update was promising to bring LTE connectivity for the tablet and well, we have to say we were a bit surprised to see that update come available so quickly. Simply put, if you are sporting a T-Mobile branded Galaxy Tab 2 10.1and happen to be living somewhere the carrier has LTE -- you want to grab this update.
in April the folks from T-Mobile started pushing out an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the LG Optimus L9, but they quickly pulled the update after a slew of issues were found. However, today all you Optimus L9 owners that have been dealing with the issues after updating, or waiting for Jelly Bean, they've resumed the update this week.
T-Mobile announced the Simple Choice plans a while back and as of today -- they have been announced for families. Basically, T-Mobile has extended their UNcarrier approach to family accounts (in addition to individual accounts). This setup will be available in mid-July and include plans with unlimited talk, text and web with an additional 500MB of high-speed data included.
T-Mobile and their "boldest moves yet" event is currently underway, and the carrier is announcing all sorts of excellent moves. For one, Jump! is a huge change to the way we've been able to upgrade our devices and probably the biggest move they made. It's certainly bold. However, we want to talk about their 4G LTE initiative as their CEO is on stage sharing plenty of numbers.
T-Mobile. Not only did they announce their excellent new "Jump" plan with anytime device upgrades, but they've earned the exclusive rights to carry the impressive Sony Xperia Z smartphone in the USA. Waterproof and all. We're here live at the Tmo event, and they've just confirmed the Xperia Z will officially be available from T-Mobile on July 17th for only $99.
T-Mobile was going to unveil their "anytime upgrade" club today and they have done just that. The catch here, this is actually called T-Mobile JUMP and the details are a bit different as compared to what we had been seeing in the rumors. That said, the details of the JUMP upgrade club have come by way of the T-Mobile event from where the carrier had promised to announce their "boldest moves yet."
"anytime upgrade" club has been around for a few months now and it is looking like an announcement may be coming sooner rather than later. The carrier hasn't said anything to confirm this, however speculation comes by way of an advertisement that recently ran in the Wall Street Journal. The ad was talking about upgrade eligibility.
T-Mobile is currently in the process of acquiring 10MHz of AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum from US Cellular. This is said to be a cash deal for $308 million and it will help T-Mobile further expand the reach of their 4G LTE network. This acquisition is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2013 and the spectrum covers some of the Mississippi Valley Region.