Un-carrier 8.0 to be announced tomorrow by T-Mobile

T-Mobile CEO John Legere will announce Un-carrier 8.0 tomorrow at 10:30am EST, during a live webcast on T-Mobile's website. Legere will be accompanied by former NY Times and current Yahoo tech reporter David Pogue, who will be hosting this "fireside chat". Whatever T-Mobile's new initiative is, the carrier says that "it is so big we had to keep it under wraps."...
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35 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

This is a longshot, but maybe they will stop branding phones and letting the manufacturers roll out updates without their approval. That would be amazing.

6. bigboss11

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

They have already stopped branding phones, at this point the only hold up for updates on T-Mobile's end would be flashing their modified wifi-calling kernel on the phones they sell. If you don't care for that feature, then almost any unlocked phone works on their network already.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

They have?! I just thought they didn`t on my M8. I guess I was wrong.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ya, they stopped that a while ago. That's why Tmobile phones generally get their updates faster... there's a lot less carrier modding going on.

2. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

They will announce that they passed Sprint and are now #3 in the nation.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Too soon. They were still a few million behind at the end of Q3. Won't happen until early next year. Besides, passing Sprint is not an un-carrier initiative.

3. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

i really hope it better than 7.

5. darkoman4

Posts: 181; Member since: May 30, 2014

Thru, #7 was nothing but reiteration of what they already had, made to cater to millions of iPhone owners of the thing that we have had on BB, WP and Android for a long time.

7. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

No data cap for Netflix and Hulu plus subscribers!!!

21. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

That would be awesome!! I'd be forced to pick up a Lumia 1520 then! My productivity would go way down... I'd re-watch Arrested Development far too many times.

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

How about having any service in or around my area??

11. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Personally, I'm embarrassed to admit at my age, that I'm annoyed at the branding " Uncarrier. " No matter how you spin it, Tmobile is still a carrier. John B.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's fine, John. We get it, but your naysayings at every T-Mobile article have gotten old. Let's get past it.

16. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I understand your point but, a lot of posts get old here. It appears to be a prerequisite. How often we need to hear how Sprint's coverage sucks. Yet, this past week, I traveled from Rochester to Plattsburgh on Rt 11 and never lost signal(Thanks to roaming on Verizon), but my niece couldn't get a T-Mobile signal for more than 3/4 of the trip. It is what it is. People need to travel more before jumping on the coverage bandwagon and claiming how great T-Mobile is. I'm the first to claim that if you don't need the coverage, great. But don't claim a carrier's coverage is horrible when conversely, it runs circles around the carrier that has nowhere near the coverage. John B.

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

You are right to call out T-Mobile for spotty coverage. Anything around where I live is 2G once you get out of the city core. T-Mobile seems like they are focusing on offering coverage and speed to the big metros. Outside of these big metros, coverage is not so great. But it's tough to battle the T-Mob :)

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

A lot of posts get old here, so you feel the need to continue the ad nauseum? You don't need to be like the idiots who are on this site. You are clearly way smarter than a vast majority of those who post here. We get it. You're not impressed by T-Mobile. You've only said it in almost every article posted on the site in the last year. It's past old.

29. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I think T-Mobile made a promise about converting its 2G network to 4G and a lot of places haven't seen any changes yet, so there is some impatience/frustration. This is just human nature, to want things to happen quicker than they realistically will :) For me, if T-Mobile upgraded their 2G network to 4G, I would definitely consider switching from AT&T. I have a decent value grandfathered AT&T plan, but am sick of AT&T locking down their phones. Choice is good and right now I have very little. I expect there are many in the same boat as me.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

They did make that promise. They said it would be done by the end of Q2 2015 & they are ahead of track to do so. I'm not sure that I see the relevance of this to my post to John though.

33. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Considering my first post was in reference to the "uncarr, anding, it initially was just that. It had nothing to do with how I felt about the carrier itself. It is a branding the media has continued to provoke as a marketing ploy in which is subjected to criticism. Tmobile is a carrier regardless how it is branded. That was my intent in clarifying the basis. I have friends that have tmobile and love it. And I will not insult their choice. But, you responded in descention to my point. This turned it into a defensive matter. Unless you feel T-Mobile is not a carrier, I feel you fell into the same proportional percentage that spew hate comments in conjecture. I agree with you in comments getting old. However, my original post should've been understood as a clarification. The article was written by the author; not tmobile. No mention of hate against tmobile was made by me in this clarification. I just hate the branding. It is a horrible reference. John B.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I did a 2k road trip and lost signal for 15 whole minutes with Tmobile. Everything is relative. And I had 4g in the mountain pass where VZW had no coverage.

31. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Everything is relative." +1. Every carrier has good places and bad places.

13. giorf

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Myabe their fees will now include all taxes. No more guessing how much you really have to pay.........

14. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

3 things that I'd like to see: 1) Rate plans now including taxes & fees, "what you see is what you pay" 2) Adding the option to choose what device you get when you sign up for "Test Drive" 3) Bringing back the option of a 2yr contract for those who don't qualify, or want, their Equipment Installment Plan. (They're the only company of the 4 big carriers that don't offer a 2yr contract option. Plus, there are are people who, like me, would have to pay full retail for a device plus a deposit to get T-Mobile service.)

34. realnatperfect

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Why would you want them to bring back The 2 Year contract? And what do you mean Qualify? If you mean by credit check.. then its the same condition as a 2yr contract.

15. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Well T-mobile has been on fire as of late. I don't think they will remove them selves from the update process though. If a manufacturer releases and update; it should be an option at the customers risk to install it. However there should be a validated update for the consumer market. Imagine calling CS saying I upated my phone and now it doesnt work; Tmobile saying call the manufacturer would be a nightmare for t-mobile. Your average consumer is not techy enough to handle this type of stuff. I hope its something truely amazingly big as far as the annoucment goes tomorrow.

17. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Good to see that TMO is still throwing sh*t at the wall to see what sticks. Just stop, John, it's over. Pretty telling when the biggest joke in the industry, Sprint, is STILL ahead of them. Maybe stop pandering to poor people, attacking everyone else, and acting like a jackass and make some actual network improvements. TMO is all smoke and mirrors. Pay the extra $5 per month and go with a legit carrier.

23. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Your an idiot... They aren't all smoke and mirrors. And"pay the 5$ more for a legit carrier"...? They're now offering 2 lines for $100/mo Unlimited EVERYTHING. Their speeds are 40mbps down and 20mbps up all over my city. Even the out skirts in the sticks hit 20mbps down and 20 up. Not to mention they don't have OVERAGES on data. After you go over your alloted amount (unless you pay for the unlimited at only 80$.where as Verizon and at&t will charge you over 300 per month and still only give you around 30-40 gigs. They'll just keep stacking the charges on at no price will they give you unlimited.) They just slow your speeds a little. AND you can up your plans data at anytime. So go from 3 gigs to 5 gigs to unlimited. And the following month you can go right back down to where you were all at no charge. Only other one left that does unlimited is Sprint, but being a person who's a developer. I was on Sprint for the past decade and then some. And they have gone down hill. Tmo is the new king, get off their nuts.

25. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Well I decided to ditch Verizon and I'm saving a bunch of money, not to mention that they do have truly unlimited data (if you're willing to pay for it). Here in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas I have zero problems with TMO so why pay more?

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Please offer a phone price discount for those people who buy a phone from T-Mobile and buy it outright.

22. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

GREAT point. I am definitely on board with you!
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