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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…

Watching T-Mobile Raise Prices

Watching T-Mobile is always fun. They are the only US cellular company that seems at all creative. They drop prices, extend service, and offer things that no other carrier does. They are just a hoot to watch. In the past…

Cellular Merger Madness

I was genuinely surprised when AT&T saw the answer to its service problems being to spend $50 Billion acquiring Direct TV. $50 Billion is enough money to install ONE MILLION CELL TOWERS. Think about it. If AT&T had installed one million…