T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger has been completed, we are beginning to see the mixing of the two networks. While we have yet to see any announcement from MetroPCS, leaked details are suggesting the carrier will launch the BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) program on June 12th. This will include GSM handsets and that means those users will be on the T-Mobile network.
T-Mobile announced the immediate availability of the White Nexus 4 earlier this morning and it looks like the handset has also arrived in the Google Play Store. The Play Store listing has the handset available in an 8GB and 16GB model and they are priced at $299 and $349 respectively. Or perhaps more important for those who have already made up their minds and are ready to move forward with a purchase -- they are shown as being in stock and shipping in 1 to 2 business days.
announced the white Nexus 4 earlier in the week. The global rollout was expected to take several weeks, however it looks like the handset has since come available for those in the US market. T-Mobile has announced the immediate availability, though they have made it clear this handset will only be available for a limited time.
Galaxy Exhibit coming available with T-Mobile and as of today, it looks like the carrier has made it all official. The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit has launched as the latest budget-friendly T-Mobile smartphone. The handset certainly doesn't have what we would consider high-end specs, but it is launching with Jelly Bean and perhaps more important -- with a low price point.
Verizon Wireless has taken top honors in a recent American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey dealing with wireless service. This survey took a look at the big four carriers, which includes Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. In addition to overall customer satisfaction in terms of the carriers, the survey took a look at items such as the manufacturers behind the devices.
Google Wallet and Verizon Wireless, it looks like T-Mobile has offered a bit of insight in terms of which mobile payment system that will be supporting. Basically, it seems T-Mobile is blocking Google Wallet in support of ISIS. This latest bit comes by way of a recent question that was posed to the T-Mobile help account on Twitter.
T-Mobile has announced the latest software update for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The update process is set to begin today and will be arriving as Android 4.1.2 and with features to include multi-window. Those carrying a T-Mobile branded Galaxy S III will be able to get the update over-the-air or using Kies. On that note, the update is on the larger side so if you are taking the over-the-air approach -- you may want to make sure you are on WiFi before beginning.
Jelly Bean began rolling out for T-Mobile users with an LG Optimus L9 a few weeks earlier. As of today however, that update has since been placed on pause. The details are coming by way of T-Mobile, who have said the update was placed on pause by LG. The silver lining here is the use of the word pause. Of course, we suspect those still rocking Ice Cream Sandwich may be a bit disappointed.
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.