OpenSignal recently released their August 2017 State of Mobile Networks: USA report and for the first time ever, T-Mobile swept every single category which includes 4G Download Speed, 3G Download Speed, Overall Download Speed, 4G Latency, 3G Latency, and 4G Availability.
According to the report, T-Mobile testers were able to utilize a 4G LTE signal about 90.9% of the time and were able to achieve average LTE speeds of 17.5 Mbps. This is up from the average of 16.65 Mbps in February’s report. Verzion and AT&T on the other hand have shown significant speed decreases after re-introducing their unlimited plans. Verizon experienced the most significant drop in [...]
If you’ve been in the market for a new Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, T-Mobile is running a limited time buy one, get one free deal you won’t want to miss out on.
The latest offer is similar to their previous Galaxy S8 BOGO deals in that you simply buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ and you’ll get one free. Of course, you’ll need to pay the full cost of the smartphones upfront, the sales tax, both phones need to be on an EIP plan, and you’ll have to open a new line of service on T-Mobile One or Simple Choice Unlimited.
After purchasing the two smartphones, simply head on over to the T-Mobile rebates website and [...]
Well, it’s about time. A new report from AFTV News suggests that Amazon may be working on a new messenger app called “Anytime”.
The possible upcoming app was revealed from a survey which customers had been receiving. The survey asked customers information about what features were important in a messenger app and not only revealed the name of the app, but also revealed a list of features.
Looking at the feature list, Amazon Anywhere appears to possibly the the be all, end all kind of messenger app that does a little everything for everyone. Among the features include the ability to communicate with everyone, is private and secure [...]
The ongoing legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is getting hotter by the day. According to a recent announcement by Qualcomm, the company filed a Patent Infringement Complaint against Apple, alleging that Apple breached six Qualcomm patents for the iPhone.
Most of the six patents mentioned in the complaint pertains to power saving features of Qualcomm’s baseband processor. In an infographic included with the press release, Qualcomm details each of the six patents and states that Apple have been using these technologies without paying for them.
In the meantime, Qualcomm demands that a Limited Exclusion Order (LEO) to be issued to Apple. The [...]
According to DigiTimes, TSMC has won the bid to manufacture Qualcomm’s baseband chips on the 7nm node. The chip order is for the baseband processors only and not for application processors. Qualcomm is still making a decision between Samsung and TSMC for the production of its next-generation APs, and is waiting to see the second generation 7nm products from both companies before it makes a decision.
Both Samsung and TSMC will be switching from HKMG to EUV process technology at the 7nm node. Samsung announced that its 7nm Low Power Plus transistors made using EUV will be available in 2018, while TSMC said its 7nm EUV node will be ready by 2019.
Last year, T-Mobile announced DIGITS, a next generation service which will allow customers to utilize their phone number on multiple devices and utilize multiple phone numbers on a single device. At the time it was announced, T-Mobile launched a beta for customers who wanted to try the new service and promised that it would launch sometime next year. That day has come.
In a recent announcement, T-Mobile will be officially launching the DIGITS service beginning May 31st.
On May 31st, T-Mobile customers will be able to use their phone numbers on multiple devices using DIGITS for free. Getting an additional DIGITS number to use will cost an additional [...]
LeEco, the Chinese technology company that charged into the US market like a cannonball on fire, is putting on the brakes as the company appears to be running into financial trouble.
Following its rapid expansion back in 2016 and a huge CES appearance in early 2017, LeEco is reportedly trimming 325 employees, or approximately 85% of its workforce in the US. The decision is a culmination of all of the company’s financial misfortunes which also resulted in a failed $2 billion acquisition of Vizio and the sale of its massive 49 acre Silicon Valley property almost immediately after acquiring it.
Amidst the chaos, the founder of LeEco, Jia Yueting, has [...]
Apple and Nokia have reportedly settled a patent dispute where Nokia claims that Apple had utilized 32 of Nokia patents without paying licensing fees. As a part of the settlement, Apple has agreed to pay Nokia an upfront fee as well as any long-term patent licensing fees.
Following the patent dispute, both Apple and Nokia have moved beyond the lawsuits and are now pursuing a more synergistic relationship. As a part of their re-kindled friendship, Nokia’s Withing fitness products are now back in Apple’s retail and online stores with the two companies also hinting at a possible collaboration in digital health technology.
Source: 9to5 [...]
In its ongoing royalty war with Apple, Qualcomm has filed yet another lawsuit, this time against Apple’s suppliers.
The targets of this lawsuit include Hon Hai Precision Industry, Winstron Corporation, Pegatron Corporation, and Compal Electronics. Together, they serve as the production line for Apple devices worldwide. Despite a long history of diligently paying royalties to Qualcomm, the manufacturers are now refusing to pay royalties, citing that they were instructed by Apple not to pay. The Apple suppliers seem to have no quarrels with Qualcomm’s license contracts as they still pay royalties on any non-Apple devices, but are following Apple’s [...]
Were you planning on surprising mom with a new flagship smartphone this weekend? How about surprising yourself with one as well?
Currently, T-Mobile, in partnership with Samsung and LG, is offering buy one, get one free deals on both the new Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as the LG G6.
Here’s how it works.
For the Samsung Galaxy S8, simply purchase two Samsung Galaxy S8 devices on a 24-month EIP and add a new line (T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice with High Speed Unlimited Data). Then, simply head over to T-Mobile’s promotions site to submit a rebate request using the promo code 17SAM8BOGO. Within 6-8 weeks, you should then receive a prepaid [...]