Welcome to CNET's coverage of T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" press conference.
The event is scheduled to kick off around 11:15am ET / 8:15am PT
But we're ramping up here in the meantime.
We'll be joined soon by Roger Cheng, Brian Bennett, and Lori Grunin, who are reporting on-site from the press conference on Manhattan's West Side.
Alas, no video streaming today.
I'd be surprised if it's longer than 45 minutes, but you never know. Sony's PS4 presser was 2 hours long.
We expect news about T-Mo's LTE rollout plans as well.
Yes, their MetroPCS acquisition -- and how it affects coverage and network issues -- will likely be addressed.
True, but you'll need to pay off the balance of the phone. And T-Mo's phones will only be compatible w/ other GSM carriers, such as AT&T. (Not Verizon and Sprint.)
Nope -- federal regulators did NOT approve the AT&T acquisition, so it didn't go through. T-Mobile went for MetroPCS afterwards, and that WAS approved.
I am NOT at the event; I'm offsite at CNET's NYC office. However, my colleagues Roger Cheng, Brian Bennett, Ariel Nunez, and Lori Grunin are there, and will be joining this liveblog shortly.
We got a peek at T-Mobile's LTE network, and it was lightning fast. HOWEVER, that was with no one actually on it yet. Time will tell what real-world performance is like.
I'd think teasing these two upcoming superphones would be high on the agenda. Both of them will be on T-Mobile, as well as most other major carriers. (HTC One not yet confirmed for Verizon.)
Great question -- hoping we get some clarification on that issue today.
Another good question -- there are at least 2 iPhone models, and their compatibility varies from network to network. We'll try to get that answered today, and add it to the FAQ (linked above).
Re: the lack of live video -- that was T-Mobile's decision. Sorry.
As I understand it, the tethering is limited to 500MB/month unless you specifically pay for an upgrade. Also, the base data plan is 500MB a month, after which it throttles down to lower speed.
Yes, but you should be able to bring any compatible phone to T-Mobile as well. So if you can get it cheaper elsewhere, go for it.
Hello, Roger Cheng, executive editor for CNET News, in and ready to rock.
It looks like this event will start late; we just got let in a few minutes ago.
whew, glad to see Roger. I thought I was gonna have to start juggling or something.
Let me set the scene: We're in a gallery space on the west side of Manhattan. The presentation room is surrounded by three large screens.