CONFIRMED: T-Mobile Eliminating One+ International Plan – The Last Official Unlimited Mobile Hotspot Option!

UPDATE: We have received further confirmation directly from T-Mobile’s Media relations team that the One Plus International add-on is indeed being eliminated, and this is being done to “reduce complexity” based upon customer feedback: The ONE Plus International add-on option will be retired on Friday, Aug 10. Customers who have International will be grandfathered and […]

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T-Mobile Adds New Unlimited ‘Essentials’ Plan & Increases Hotspot Data on One+ Plans

Today T-Mobile announced a new unlimited plan – the ‘Essentials’ plan – offering a few less features than their previous plans – at a reduced price. But of high interest to mobile consumers, T-Mobile has announced they are doubling the hotspot threshold on their Unlimited ONE+ Plans from 10GB to 20GB, with a price increase […]

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Engaged At Last: Sprint & T-Mobile Announce Plans To Merge

The on-again / off-again flirtation between Sprint & T-Mobile that has been a dramatic thread throughout the cellular world for years has reached a major milestone today with a joint video announcement from T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. They may not be married yet, but the engagement is official. Sprint & […]

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T-Mobile One Military: Substantial Discount to Active Military and Veterans

As part of a large initiative designed to support US military personnel, veterans and their families and communities, T-Mobile announced today they are offering significant discounts on T-Mobile service for qualifying military personnel, Veterans and Gold Star family members. The new option is called T-Mobile ONE Military. The most applicable portion of the initiative for mobile […]

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Baseball Fans: T-Mobile Offering Free Year of MLB.TV Premium

Watching live sports of your favorite team is always a challenge for RVers and cruisers, but T-Mobile’s annual special makes it easy and free – as long as you’re a T-Mobile subscriber. T-Mobile is reprising their annual offer of free MLB.TV for subscribers, a massive discount over the $116 retail price. This is great news for […]

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MetroPCS Now Offers Dedicated Data Hotspot Plans

Starting today, MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s wholly owned subsidiary, is offering a dedicated data hotspot plan. However, you will need to have a Metro PCS phone plan in order to add a hotspot line. MetroPCS is offering 10GB of high-speed data on a data hotspot device for $35 per month, with slowed speeds (128kbps) after that data […]

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US Mobile Adds Verizon – And Unlimited Data Plans With Hotspot

Today, US Mobile added both Verizon and unlimited plans to their cellular plan line ups. US Mobile is a newer (founded early 2015), prepaid MVNO company who previously ran only on the T-Mobile network – although they have advertised that Verizon coverage would be in the works. And now, Verizon is here. And so are some […]

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Metro PCS Adds 2GB of Hotspot Data, Increases Family Line Pricing

We’ve warned you about the fluctuating nature of cell data plans – and prepaid cell data plans in particular – right? And T-Mobile’s flagship prepaid brand, Metro PCS, seems to like to shake things up within their line up more than most. Metro PCS has once again changed their plans up. It seems to happen […]

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T-Mobile Implements 5GB Data Cap in Canada/Mexico

T-Mobile’s run with all plans being super attractive deals for North American international travelers is kaput. As of November 12th, 2017 T-Mobile data usage in Mexico and Canada will be capped at 5GB per month. After you use 5GB, customers on T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans (with a qualifying feature) will […]

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T-Mobile Raises Network Management Threshold to 50GB

Good news! T-Mobile is raising their network management threshold to 50GB. That means T-Mobile customers can use 50GB of data before being deprioritized, beginning September 20th, 2017. Of the ‘big four’ carriers, T-Mobile already offered the most generous network management limit – previously set at 32GB since May 2017. Verizon and AT&T both implement network […]

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Apple’s New iPhones – Cellular Performance Potential Analyzed

This past week Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 line, and the stunning all-new iPhone X. In just about every way these new phones raise the bar for the entire mobile industry, with laptop-caliber CPU performance in your pocket, incredible augmented reality features, and cameras that promise to take absolutely stunning pictures. But… While the latest iPhones are […]

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Cell Carriers Respond to Hurricane Irma

On the heels of Harvey’s hit to Texas & Louisiana, Hurricane Irma decided to pay a visit to the Caribbean, Florida and other parts of the Southern US. Once again, the nation has watched, prayed, and sent good vibes to those in Irma’s path. And now, many will send aid in hopes of helping those […]

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T-Mobile Now Includes Netflix on Family Plans

Article updated 10/6/17 to reflect Netflix price increase, which T-Mobile will still fully cover for the standard plan. Starting September 12th, the self-proclaimed ‘Uncarrier’, is giving their customers free Netflix. Some of their customers, that is.  T-Mobile announced today that Netflix will be “on us” (aka, paid for by T-Mobile) for those customers on their […]

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Cell Carriers Respond to Hurricane Harvey With Free Data, Calls, COWs, and COLTs

It is heartbreaking to see the disaster unfolding across the Texas Gulf Coast as Harvey slowly rolls through, dumping absolutely unimaginable amounts of rain. In this sort of disaster – wired infrastructure is easily damaged, and people forced to evacuate are left with only mobile technology to rely on. Fortunately – all the major cellular […]

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The Race to Gigabit LTE (And Why Things Seem To Actually Be Getting Slower)

Two of the top stories in the past week in the cellular industry seem to be in direct conflict with each other. On one hand – there are reports of carriers demonstrating real-world gigabit cellular speeds, with Verizon and T-Mobile both boasting that they will be rolling out gigabit capability in some areas and on […]

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