T-Mobile announced on Monday it had increased its services and access to the fledgling Cuba market, securing an important expansion for its Miami market, as well as expanding its foothold on one of the freshest, most untouched new Caribbean markets in decades.
T-Mobile is finally going to release the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to two very popular phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 over the air (OTA). Sometime before May 20, all T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 devices should finally have their Marshmallow.
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of stronger rules to keep Internet service providers from favoring some data traffic on the Internet over others. The February FCC decision was hailed as a victory by Net Neutrality advocates, or those who believe that the only free Internet is one where "all data is treated equally" by the companies that transmit it.
The latest shakeup of the wireless industry by T-Mobile might be particularly exciting to frequent travelers, as well as people with relatives and friends they keep in touch with in Mexico and/or Canada. On Thursday, T-Mobile announced a new expansion of its first "Uncarrier" move, extending its Simple Choice plan to cover calling between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada for no extra charge.
The latest battleground between the bottom two of the big four U.S. national wireless carriers might doesn't take place on U.S. soil. Both Sprint and T-Mobile announced plans to allow those in the United States to make calls to Cuba.
Sprint and T-Mobile might not be merging, but the two companies are still putting up a united front against Verizon and AT&T alongside Dish Network by urging the FCC to reserve some spectrum for the little guys.
The rumors were true: Google is planning a wireless service that could launch sometime this year. But it's not going to become a full carrier, owning spectrum bands and infrastructure itself -- which is precisely why "Google Wireless" could shake up the industry.