“With Binge On, no one pays—not the customers, not the video streaming services—and everyone wins,” - T-Mobile President and CEO, John LegereWith mobile video now the #1 way Americans use smartphone data, it's nice to see a carrier making a way for customers to enjoy entertainment easier and less expensive. Customers are using nearly two-and-a-half times more of their wireless data for mobile video in the last two years. But that’s nothing compared to where we’re headed. According to forecasts, mobile video usage is poised to surge more than 400% by 2020. Binge On and the new Simple Choice plan will be available starting Sunday, November 15. Existing T-Mobilecustomers will get Binge On starting Thursday, November 19. For more information on Binge On, see www.t-mobile.com/bingeon.
Myth: One late payment won’t affect your credit score
Reality: It doesn’t take much for your credit score to take a hit. One late payment can stay on your record for up to seven years. Because most of the top wireless carriers use your credit score to judge whether they should give you the best deals, that means one bad decision can haunt you years later. First, always make it a priority to pay your bills on time. Second, look for a carrier that considers more than a credit check to obtain the best deals.
Myth: The advertised deals from carriers are for anyone
Reality: Wireless carriers spend $4 billion advertising their “best” deals on smartphones, yet in reality, more than half of Americans cannot get the deals because they are reserved only for those with the “best” credit. According to the Consumer Federation of America, credit score plays a “vital” role in many purchases.Myth: Almost all American adults have a smartphone Reality: At a time when mobile connectivity is sweeping the globe, the United States ranks 13th in the world in terms of smartphone penetration ? behind a dozen countries including Australia, Israel and Saudi Arabia. There are more than 100 million American adults who don’t have a smartphone according to Pew Research and the U.S. Census Bureau. A smartphone paired with the right plan for your needs can keep you connected and benefit your budget. Furthermore, many people choose to eliminate land lines and sometimes even Internet service at home to save and then solely rely on their smartphones to stay connected. Myth: You pay more for smartphones with no-contract plans Reality: Consumer Reports states it’s cheaper to buy a phone through a no-contract plan. Why? Because you finance the phone separately from your wireless service and therefore once it is paid off, your monthly bill can decrease. You will not continue to pay a higher amount after that time – unlike an annual service contract plan. Research popular no-contract prepaid and postpaid plans, like Simple Choice from T-Mobile, Verizon or WalMart Family Mobile. Loyal customers can immediately qualify based on their relationship with each carrier making the best wireless deals more accessible.
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Detachable Flat Anti-Tangle Nylon Cable with In-Line MicPair with phone or tablet to experience T-Mobile Music Freedom and stream all the music you want! Stream all the music you want on your phone or tablet from the top music services including Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, and Milk Music without using your 4G LTE data. T-Mobile's equipment Installment Plan (EIP) price: $0 down and 24 equal monthly payments when bundled with other accessories to meet minimum requirement of $69 (Full retail price: $59.99) For more details visit T-Mobile.com.
T-Mobile Uncarrier 3.0 Announcements1. 4G LTE is now nationwide (rollout). That means T-Mobile is now reaching more than 200 million people in 233 metros across the U.S. 2. Stateside International Talk & Text: T-Mobile now allows their customers to call certain countries (70 Simple Global countries) for just $10 more (to their Simple Plan). And when in those select Simple Global countries, T-Mobile customers will have unlimited text, unlimited voice calls, and pay just $.20 / minute for voice calls. 3. Starting October 31st, T-Mobile will offer unlimited text and data to 100 Simple Global countries worldwide. They will also pay just $.20 / minute for voice calls when roaming in the same countries. No activation or extra monthly fee necessary. 4. Partnership With Shakira - T-Mobile has also partnered with Latin Grammy award-winning artist Shakira to help spread key messages. The partnership between T-Mobile and Shakira goes hand in hand with their global coverage. I guess she's somewhat of a creative director. Those that travel often or call overseas often may breathe a sigh of relief. It's great not having to be worried about roaming charges or international rates.
“Today is all about bringing the world closer together,. I’m excited to partner with T-Mobile and look forward to being able to share my music in new and innovative ways.” - Shakira You can learn about T-Mobile's plans HERE You can learn about T-Mobile's devices HERE
T-Mobile Unleash Event-Mobile hosted an event at Bryant Park in New York City to announce their 4G LTE rollout, International plan add-ons and coverage. Superstar Shakira performed a set of her hits, including "Whenever, Wherever" and "She Wolf". But that wasn't before Swizz Beatz came out and rocked the whole park with a few mixes. By the time Shakira came out, Swizz had the crowd hype! T-Mobile is definitely changing the carrier world. They were the first to dump contracts, and let you upgrade early. With their device roster rising, now International plans to add, AAAND they are offering a few devices at $0 down, they are definitely becoming the new competition! Who has tried T-Mobiles's 4G LTE service? Who is thinking of switching over?
Best Buy Mobile Specialty StoresDid you know that with Best Buy Mobile’s customer promise, you’re guaranteed to top quality phones with expert and unbiased customer assistance? Recently, with the upgrade announcements & rumors from major players like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile – I was curious to see how Best Buy Mobile stores would roll with the ever changing smartphone punches. So I recently stopped by one of the Best Buy Mobile specialty stores in Miami, to look into the possibility of upgrading my additional line smartphone. The staff there were knowledgeable and friendly & offered great advice for getting the biggest bang for my buck! See at Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, they don’t earn commission on what they phones, plans and features they sell – so you get an unbiased, expert opinion everytime!
So of course when I walked in inquiring about upgrading my phone, I received expert advice & even was offered a trade in offer that I couldn’t refuse. What’s great about this discovery? These deals happen everyday and I had no idea! Did you know that those old phones you keep in a drawer somewhere could be worth cash? Get a Best Buy Gift card when you trade it in at a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store location – and if you have a newer working phone, you could get up to a $200 Best Buy gift card. Learn more and find a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store: http://bestbuymobile.com/promotion/tradein/
Talk about a surprising experience! Now you can grab up those smartphones that have been sitting around your home & head to your local Best Buy Mobile specialty store near you. Best Buy Mobile specialty stores are found locally in malls or in your neighborhood shopping centers, and are focused on mobile devices and accessories. Shop for the latest smartphones and tablets from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, from all the top brands, along with stylish accessories to suit your lifestyle. The staff is highly trained, yet non-commissioned, so they can help determine the right phone for you, as well as compare plans across the carriers. They can set up and activate your new phone, transfer your contacts and data and set you up with the complimentary Walk Out Working™ program. To find a Best Buy Mobile specialty store, go to www.BestBuyMobile.com.
Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade RumorsIf last week's announcement of T-Mobile's Jump upgrade plan and Sprint's unlimited plans got your feathers a little ruffled (because you're a Verizon Wireless customer) then here's great news for you.
Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors The folks at Droid Life have acquired a Verizon document detailing a new VZ Edge program that'll allow customers to trade in their phones once they've paid off 50 percent of the purchase price. To join the program, Verizon will merely require a monthly fee of unknown amount, and in return, folks can get their upgrades early fee free and without contract. When will customers get the option to do so? According to the doc, launch is scheduled for Q3, August 25th, to be exact. So, if Verizon can stick to its schedule, its customers are just under six weeks away from being free from the tyranny of the new every two upgrade cycle. Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors
Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors Am I the only one excited about the battle for uncontractual deals? (yes, I made that word up - but you know what I mean!) Anyday now, with carriers trying to up the ante on one another - could superior service + unmatched coverage soon be available to all - without contracts? One could only hope... via Engadget / Droid Life
Here are TWO QUICK and easy ways you can spread the word, take a stand and show support.Step One: Take the #ItCanWait pledge. "I just took the pledge @ itcanwait.com now NO TEXT IS WORTH THE RISK. #itcanwait" http://twibbon.com/Support/It-
Many adults may believe that their experience will never fail when it comes to texting while driving, however they've changed their tune after experiencing the Texting While Driving Simulator online. The online simulator puts you in "real life" scenarios causing you to choose between answering a text or making a wrong driving decision (which could ultimately cause you to crash -- or worse, lose your augmented reality life!)
I recently tried out the simulator and as a driver who once thought that she's the queen of auto multitasking, I can whole-heartedly attest that the simulator game reveals a first hand account of how seriously dangerous texting while driving truly is. During the simulator, my online driving experience was paired with my smartphone which enabled me to receive text messages while maneuvering the driving simulation online. My first idea was to keep a minimum driving speed which would help my reaction and reply time once I began to receive text messages - but clearly that didn't work. (Note: If you're not driving within 10miles of the speed limit, your simulation session will end).
However, the moment I began speeding using the simulator and tried to respond to a text, I was prompted to make a left turn & before I knew it - I collided with a city transit bus. This simulation is a great example on how it only takes a moment to get into a serious accident if you're texting while driving. After a few additional attempts, I am convinced that trying out this simulator with a co-worker, a friend, a teen or an adult will truly impact their beliefs on texting while driving - and hopefully save lives this summer in the process. If you believe that "No text message is worth dying for" take the "It Can Wait" Pledge and join the AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint as a champion for this campaign for change. If you have yet to try out the simulator, check it out here at http://www.itcanwaitsimulator.org.
Father's Day Gift Guide - Smartphones and TabletsHTC One Android Smartphone We've yet to hear of anyone being disappointed with this phone. HTC latest smartphone the HTC One can help dear dad control his entertainment system without switching devices. We're sure that he will definitely appreciate that! With cameras that take beautiful bright pics and booming speakers, the HTC One is a win this Father's Day. The crisp screen and beautiful aluminum uni-body design will make dad grateful to you this Father's Day. Available on almost all major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) Read more about the HTC One HERE. Price: $199.99+ Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Smartphone If HTC doesn't rock dad's world, you have an alternative; the Samsung Galaxy S 4. With interesting features like Air Gestures and Smart Scroll, Dad will have new ways to interact with his smartphone. Not to mention the 13 megapixel camera and it's many functions, Dad will be taking pictures all day and sharing them easily! Available on almost all major US carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) Price: $249.99 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Depending on dad's travel time and taste, he may or may not like 10 inch tablets. Either way, we have something for every dad out there! With Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, dad gets a great screen size without giving up portability. Weighing less than a pound the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is your dad's new travel buddy. The stylus is stylish again and will help dad multi-taskCheck out some specs below:
- Display: 8-inch, 1280x800, 189 ppi, touch + pen digitizer
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB, microSD up to 64GB
- Cameras: Front- 1.3MP, Back- 5MP
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Battery: 4,600 mAh