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I loved Google Fi So I Let It Go

I tried Google Fi. I really wanted it to work. The idea of just having a simple, straightforward plan was appealing. What I found was that it was expensive and worked very poorly on an iPhone. It was not a…

TalkingHeadz with John Saw of T-Mobile

Transcript Evan Kirstel 2:24 And we’re here at talking heads. In today’s episode, we have john saw executive vice president advanced and emerging technologies at T Mobile events an emerging absolutely so we have high expectations, john and nice to…

Standalone 5G

Cellular 5G is confusing and conflicting. But there are a few points that I think are worth explaining, clearly. T-Mobile has been advertising that they are building a “Standalone 5G” network. This terms means nothing to most of us, but…

Switching to T-Mobile from Verizon

I was a Verizon mobile customer for decades. I’ve had a cell phone for 35 years now (not many can say that) and I have always wanted (and was willing to pay for) the best service. And, for a long…

T-Mobile Tracking Changes

If you are a T-Mobile customer, you need to act fast. They are changing their privacy policy … to be more like the others. Starting April 26th, T-Mobile will begin monitoring which websites you visit, and can view and analyze…

T-Mobile Customers Seeing Magenta

T-Mobile is rapidly transforming into a big, bad customer exploiting carrier. It’s customers should be seeing red, er, magenta. John Legere transformed T-Mobile from a broken-down carrier with a dysfunctional network into the un-carrier. His brilliant transformation strategy was simple:…

UnCarrier is Uncool

T-Mobile is no longer the un-carrier. John Legere the inspired rule-breaking maverick executive that led T-Mobile from being a broken down jalopy to the industry leading cellular company is gone. The suit-and-tie folks are now fully back in charge and…

Reactions to S-Mobile

Leading Advocates and Experts Criticize DoJ Approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger    Washington, DC – Below, find excerpts and links to key reactions from leading advocates and experts about the Department of Justice approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger: American Antitrust Institute,…

Thoughts on Google Fi

Should you switch to Google Fi now that it works on both Android and iPhone? It’s an enticing option: Pay a minimum of $20* a month and a maximum of $80* a month for “unlimited*” <cough cough> phone*, text*, and…

Fe Google Fi Fumble

This is a disaster story about Google Fi. My wife has been a T-Mobile customer for years. They are great EXCEPT for international data where they offer S-L-O-W data. It didn’t used to be so slow. When T-Mobile’s Legere first…

T-Mobile is Jacking Up Prices

I have always thought that T-Mobile’s John Legere is crazy as a fox. He took T-Mobile and their sick 2G network and built the T-Mobile that we know today. When he took over, most customers on T-mobile enjoyed “edge” data…

Betting on Magenta

I’ve always thought T-Mobile’s Legere was super smart. I don’t necessarily mean in IQ, but he is street smart. If he is as smart as I think, he is going to gore Verizon and AT&T. Here’s how it will play…

T-Mobile Gets Tech

Verizon thinks 5G is going to allow people to connect their lightbulbs and toasters to the internet. They think this is possible and that people will pay $5 per month per device to do so. Never mind that 5G frequencies…

T-Mobile is Wicked Good

T-Mobile is a company that I admire. In about five years they have been transformed from a nearly-dead also-ran company to the fastest growing communications company in America. And the reason is one man: John Legere. This foul mouthed militant…

Verizon in Trouble

Verizon is being cannibalized by T-Mobile. A better word would be “gored”. They are losing hundreds of thousands of subscribers every quarter. Let’s put this into perspective: A loss of a hundred thousand subscribers is a loss of revenue of…

The Rise of T-Mobile

We all know T-Mobile has evolved from a 2G only terrible network to a formidable network with fast speeds and decent coverage in the metropolitan areas. I’m impressed with how they pulled it off. They plummeted their fees and took…

New Switcharoo from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is rolling out new pricing and new plans. As is to be expected, it is brilliant and once again it is very consumer-friendly. I see the key highlights this way: Taxes are included. A $70 plan will cost you…

Sad that Apple Intentionally Cripples its Products

There have been quite a few articles talking about how Apple has been crippling their Verizon/Sprint iPhone 7 phones to force them to go slower than the hardware allows. The story you will hear is a bit different from the…

Great Wireless without the Hype

I got my new iPad. It came without a SIM in the tray. When there is no SIM installed it reverts to a built-in Apple SIM which lets you immediately sign up for a data plan. T-Mobile has a remarkable…

T-Mobile has Chickenpox

I love T-Mobile’s attitude. I love that they are shaking up the stodgy US Cell Phone oligopoly. But I am deeply disappointed by their trickery. Like the other cell phone companies, they are not straightforward. They play games. I’ve previously…