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March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

T-Mobile shakes up wireless, adds LTE and iPhone, drops contracts

The wireless industry is broken, consumers are being shafted by carriers and they’re paying outrageous prices for phones.

That’s according to John Legere, chief executive of T-Mobile USA, who rolled out a dramatically new strategy to revive the Bellevue-based company. Highlights include the launch of its LTE service; simplified, no-contract billing plans and a version of the iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile on April 12.

In an expletive-laced opening to a press event in New York, Legere said the “industry is broken” and “we’re going to fix it.”




Comments | Topics: Apple, AT&T, Gadgets & products

February 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Review: Microsoft’s Surface Pro

In some ways Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, going on sale Saturday, is a radical new device. It’s the first full-blown PC made by Microsoft and one of the most potent tablet computers on the market now, especially at a starting price of $899 for a 64-gigabyte model. I’ve been testing a 128-gigabyte model that lists for…


Comments | More in Reviews | Topics: Gadgets & products, intel, iPad

January 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

CES: A few gadgets that caught my eye

(From Saturday’s personal technology section …) LAS VEGAS — Picking favorites is hard when there are thousands of new products being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, but here are a few that caught my eye. Samsung Ultra High Definition TV: It’s time to start building an addition on your home if you want one of Samsung’s…


Comments | More in | Topics: CES, Clean tech, Digital TV

January 14, 2013 at 9:39 AM

CES: Finding console clues – a PlayStation 4K?

With all the hoopla at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’d never guess it was missing a few hugely important products that are about to be released by two of the industry’s biggest players. I’m talking about new versions of Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation that are expected to debut later this year. They’re potentially the…


Comments | Topics: 4K TV, Bill Gates, ces

January 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

CES photos: Boomboxes galore

LAS VEGAS — If the Kirkland-based Bluetooth trade group made a dime for every Bluetooth device shown at CES last week, the group could buy itself a skyscraper and a 787. Everywhere you looked were Bluetooth accessories, especially boomboxes that stream music from phones and PCs. Here’s a sample of the boomboxes I saw on the floor,…


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December 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

T-Mobile upgrades Seattle network, ready for iPhone

T-Mobile USA today announced upgrades to its network, in several cities, including its hometown Seattle region. The company said the upgrades will improve voice and data service, signal strength and coverage inside buildings. T-Mobile’s making the upgrade in part by reallocating spectrum that had been used for 2G service. It’s still supporting 2G phones, but customers…


Comments | Topics: 4G, AT&T, Broadband

December 6, 2012 at 11:09 AM

T-Mobile finally getting iPhone, inks Apple deal

T-Mobile USA will finally start offering Apple products in 2013. T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, confirmed today that the companies have reached a deal after years of effort by T-Mobile. The news was released at an investor conference in Bonn where the company said Apple products and a massive investment in LTE wireless broadband are part of…


Comments | Topics: Apple, apple, gadgets

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