If you purchased a Nokia Lumia 710, you may have noticed that it comes with Windows Phone 7.5. Microsoft attempted to improve the phone by sending out an update to the phone for version Windows Phone 7.8. Unfortunately if you have the phone through T-Mobile, you will not be able to get your hands on version 7.8 or version 8.0.
At CES 2013, T-Mobile CEO John Legere did not hold back. Legere reportedly called AT&T’s network “crap” in New York City. He also criticized AT&T’s marketing by saying that he “saw more honesty on a Match.com ad than AT&T’s coverage maps.” Legere also said that Verizon is so focused on rolling out LTE in “dust bowl states.”
If you are a T-Mobile Monthly 4G customer, you may be happy to hear that the company is launching an unlimited 4G data plan on January 9th. The prepaid plan is priced at $70 per month. The first 5GB of data will be at 4G speeds. This is a slightly better deal than T-Mobile’s $60 plan that offers 2GB of data at 4G speeds.
Research In Motion is going to sell the BlackBerry Curve 9315 on T-Mobile’s network. The 9315 retails for only $49. The Equipment Installment Plan for the phone will cost $10 per month. The 9315 has a 3.2-megapixel camera, a microSD memory card expansion, 3G connectivity, FM radio, and QWERTY keyboard. The phone looks like one of the classic BlackBerry devices. RIM’s newest operating system, BlackBerry 10, is expected to debut on January 30th.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann has confirmed that T-Mobile USA will start selling the Apple iPhone in 2013. During investors’ day meetings today, Obermann said that T-Mobile and Apple have signed an agreement to “launch Apple products in the U.S. in 2013.” Obermann did not elaborate on what products, but we can almost guarantee that it will include plans for the iPhone. T-Mobile is the only telecommunications company out of the big 4 that does not have the iPhone on their network so they have a lot of catching up to do.
Deutsche Telekom is planning to complete their merger of T-Mobile with MetroPCS between April and June 2013 according to CFO Timotheus Hoettges. “The transaction is not likely be carried out until the second quarter of 2013,” stated Hoettges told in an interview with German newspaper Boersenzeitung.
T-Mobile has announced that the Nokia Lumia 810 will be coming to their network. The Nokia Lumia 810 has a 4.3″ ClearBlack display, 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, 1.2-megapixel wide-angle Skype HD certified front-facing camera, 720p video resolution recording, and 1,800mAh battery.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) is currently in talks to merge with MetroPCS. DT is the parent company of T-Mobile and they plan to merge that subsidiary with MetroPCS. Both DT and MetroPCS has confirmed that the two companies are in talks in a statement today. MetroPCS said that a deal may not happen at all.