T-Mobile won’t be selling BlackBerrys after April 25th

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T-Mobile won’t be selling BlackBerrys after April 25th

T-Mobile won’t be selling BlackBerrys after April 25th

T-Mobile and BlackBerry didn’t get along in recent months. The spat between the two companies started when Magenta carrier was pitching BlackBerry users to switch to other phones, the move which wasn’t liked by the Canadian company.

And now they’re officially breaking up with BlackBerry issuing a press release to announce that it will not renew the T Mobile license to sell BlackBerry products when it expires on April 25, 2014. BlackBerry will continue to support existing customers on T-Mobile’s network, and will undoubtedly be suggesting other [than T-Mobile] networks, instead.

“BlackBerry has had a positive relationship with T-Mobile for many years. Regretfully, at this time, our strategies are not complementary and we must act in the best interest of our BlackBerry customers. We hope to work with T-Mobile again in the future when our business strategies are aligned,” said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chair, John Chen. “We are deeply grateful to our loyal BlackBerry customers and will do everything in our power to provide continued support with your existing carrier or ensure a smooth transition to our other carrier partners.”

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T-Mobile Announces New eSIM, Eliminates International Travel Costs for Machines

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile today announced eSIM, a first-of-its-kind approach to international wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. With today’s announcement, T-Mobile eliminates roaming costs for M2M communication in the U.S. and Canada giving its customers local data rates when located in each respective country. The M2M market, also referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), is exploding. ABI Research estimates that the number of independently connected wireless devices will grow from 10 billion in 2013 to 30 billion by 2020 with ever more powerful and ubiquitous cellular networks contributing to that growth.

How does it work?

T-Mobile is making it easy for innovative companies to embrace the M2M revolution. T-Mobile M2M enables always-on connectivity for products and services through T-Mobile’s nationwide network and international partners. Companies can build eSIM into an assortment of connected product categories including connected car and navigation, mobile health and wearables, among others. Think of a cloud-connected smart watch or fitness band that’s no longer restrained by borders.

The potential cost-savings of eSIM are enormous. Consider a trucking company that travels frequently between the U.S. and Canada as an example. Between mapping services, video monitoring, email, fleet tracking software and vehicle diagnostics, a single truck might easily use 100MB of data per month while traveling in Canada. The roaming cost for that single truck alone could be as much as $200 per month or nearly $2,400 per year1.

Starting today, eSIM is available for businesses in the connected device market to integrate into their M2M solutions. eSIM ships fully configured out-of-the-box for use with multiple international carriers and can be easily pre-built into virtually any connected product — simplifying inventory management, removing the need for SIM swapping and best of all providing local data rates.

T-Mobile will continue to announce additional countries of support throughout 2014.


Two New LG Device LG G Flex and LG Optimus F3Q Coming to T-Mobile

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LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3Q

LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3Q

T-Mobile has two from LG Electronics launching in February – the LG G Flex and LG Optimus F3Q. T-Mobile customers can get both smartphones with the Simple Choice Plan, which offers unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of data as well as unlimited text and data in 100+ countries – at no extra charge- all with no annual service contract on our nationwide 4G LTE network.

LG G Flex

Today, the world’s first curved, flexible smartphone from LG – the LG G Flex – is available for pre-order at http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-g-flex.html. The smartphone will launch nationwide beginning February 5 at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com. The smartphone will cost $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $28 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. Plus, courtesy of LG, T-Mobile customers who purchase a new LG G Flex will receive an offer for six months of Netflix streaming service.

The LG G Flex, with its distinctively curved design that follows the contour of the face, offers T-Mobile customers an outstanding voice and sound experience. The LG G Flex’s curved 6-inch OLED HD display helps reduce reflection and glare from ambient light, making it ideal for watching movies, videos or playing games on-the-go. The LG G Flex also features a convenient Rear Key so one finger can power the device on or off, adjust volume or take a photo. The advanced smartphone features a 13MP HD camera to capture crisp, detailed, high-quality images and videos. In addition, the LG G Flex includes a curved battery with a capacity of 3,500 mAh for power, sleek design and comfort in the palm of your hand.

This LG G Flex smartphone will introduce new LG-exclusive features such as QuickTheater(TM), which can give users virtually instant access to videos, photos and entertainment apps for the ultimate cinematic viewing experience; and Dual Window, which divides the screen into two separate windows for more efficient multitasking.

LG Optimus F3Q

For those that cannot live without a QWERTY keyboard, the LG Optimus F3Q will be a great new option when it becomes available beginning February 5. With the affordable LG Optimus F3Q, customers won’t have to compromise on style and function as it boasts a bright and super sharp 4-inch IPS TFT display and 5MP camera with enhanced features for better and more creative photos. The new smartphone will have familiar LG-exclusive features such as QuickMemo(TM), which lets users write or draw on any screen shot or photo using their finger, and QSlide function allows users to float and use two apps over the main screen simultaneously.

The stylish, fast and full-featured LG Optimus F3Q is expected to launch online via www.T-Mobile.com and through select dealers and national retail stores beginning February 5.  Devices will also start rolling out to select T-Mobile retail stores that same week. The LG Optimus F3Q will be available for $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $131 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan.

For more information on the G Flex and Optimus F3Q, please visit http://multimediacapsule.thomsonone.com/t-mobileusa/lg-g-flex-lg-optimus-f3q.


AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers up to $450 Per Line to Switch

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Switch and trade in your current smartphone

Switch and trade in your current smartphone

Starting today, AT&T is offering T-Mobile customers the opportunity to upgrade their mobile lifestyle with value of up to $450 per line when they switch to AT&T and trade in an eligible smartphone. In addition to a larger and more reliable 4G LTE network, T-Mobile customers who switch to AT&T will benefit from a superior smartphone line-up and award-winning customer service.  With AT&T, customers can take advantage of AT&T’s new Mobile Share Value plans, which offer data and unlimited talk and text starting as low as $45 per month with no annual contract. AT&T NextSM offers customers the chance to upgrade to a new smartphone every year for $0 down.

Beginning Jan. 3, under the limited-time offer, T-Mobile customers who switch to AT&T can trade-in their current smartphone for a promotion card of up to $250, which can be used toward AT&T products and services.  Trade-in values will vary based on make, model and age of the smartphone, but many of the latest and most popular smartphones will qualify for a value of $250.  T-Mobile customers can receive an additional $200 credit per line when they transfer their wireless service to AT&T and choose an AT&T NextSM plan, buy a device at full retail price or activate a device they currently own.1

T-Mobile customers can learn more by visiting www.att.com/switchfromtmo or an AT&T retail store.