T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Avant on July 30th with remote unlocking capabilities

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While the Senate recently passed a bill that could make it easier for Android smartphone users to switch carriers after their contract is through, unlocking a smartphone remains a tedious and often costly process in the United States and elsewhere. T-Mobile, continuing its efforts to eliminate the so-called “pain points” associated with carriers, is aiming to solve that problem.  Read more

T-Mobile announces monthly payment plans for accessories

 

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Although summer is in full swing, the folks at T-Mobile are getting ready for back-to-school season and to make things easier on starving students, the carrier is adding accessories priced from $69 – $250 to its Equipment Installment Program (EIP). This new setup lets T-Mobile customers purchase items like smartwatches and audio gear with a 24 month payment plan for no money down.

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T-Mobile expected to start offering accessories on equipment installment plans starting July 20

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According to a leaked internal T-Mobile memo, accessories being sold to eligible customers will qualify for an EIP (equipment installment plan) starting on July 20th (via TmoNews). Much more expensive smartphone accessories such as smartwatches and high-end Beats headphones are surely becoming more and more attractive to customers, and the un-carrier seemingly wants to give customers an easier way to get their hands on them. Read more

LG G3 now available to pre-order from T-Mobile, hits retail on July 16th

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T-Mobile is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 and will begin selling the device at its retail locations on July 16th, the company announced today. In addition to revealing its release plans for LG’s new flagship smartphone, the carrier boasted about its successful early release promo of the handset, which racked up over 74,000 entrants. As a reminder the entry-level LG G3 features a 2,560 x 1,440 display, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.

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T-Mobile announces ‘The Underground,’ a website that offers exclusive products to ‘true enthusiasts’

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Although T-Mobile is rumored to be betrothed to Sprint, the magenta-hued carrier appears to have some prenuptial activities going on. Today, the company teased a new program called The Underground aimed at “true enthusiasts” looking for the latest and greatest the wireless world has to offer. As suggested by its name, this new initiative isn’t for any and everyone, but the carrier has yet to disclose what it takes to get in on the action.

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Sprint reportedly close to acquiring T-Mobile for almost $32 billion

After several months of rumors, Sprint is reportedly finally nearing a deal to acquire T-Mobile USA. The two have reportedly been in negotiations for awhile now, but they have apparently finally reached an agreeable number. The deal, as it stands now, would have Sprint acquiring the Uncarrier for $31.3 billion. T-Mobile currently has about $15 billion in debt and $5 billion in cash. Sprint is valuing the company at roughly $40 a share.

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