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T-Mobile Tuesdays will begin letting you give your gifts to other people

Next week, T-Mobile Tuesdays will gain a big new feature. T-Mobile has announced that, starting with the January 24 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers will be able to give select gifts to anyone else. That even includes people on other carriers. On January 24, T-Mobile customers will receive two discounts of $0.25 off a gallon of gas at Shell (up to 20 gallons) and two free movie rentals from FandangoNOW (up to $5). T-Mo customers can keep … [read full article]

Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires during Sunday press conference

If you’ve been wondering what caused multiple Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat and catch fire, it looks like you’ll soon get your answer. Samsung today confirmed that it’ll hold a press conference to announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at 10:00 am KST this Monday, January 23. That means that it’ll happen at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 receiving software updates

Looks like the LG V20 isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s getting a software update this week. T-Mobile has revealed that its BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 are both receiving updates. The Priv’s update is version AAI459 and includes the January Android security updates. It weighs in at 126.3MB. The LG G5 is getting a security update of its own. This update is version H83020c and is 116MB in size. As with most software … [read full article]

FCC says 600MHz incentive auction requirements have been met

After several rounds of back and forth between the broadcasters and bidders, the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction is finally moving forward. The FCC today confirmed that with today’s rounds in the forward auction, the requirements of the Final Stage Rule has been met. That means that the auction will come to an end in Stage 4. The auction proceeds as of the second bidding round are $18.2 billion, surpassing the $10 billion clearing cost … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches

Heads up, LG V20 owners, because a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update for its LG V20 that bumps the phone to software version H91810j. According to T-Mo, the update includes Android security patches from Google, a fix for an Android Pay bug, and an audio quality patch. TmoNews reader Stephen received this update on his V20 this morning. The update weighs in at 583.3MB and brings the … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro with dual rear cameras launching today

After going up for pre-order earlier this month, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is officially launching today. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro is now available from retailers like B&H Photo Video and Newegg, as well as from ZTE’s own website, at a price of $229.98. Amazon expects to have units in stock on January 23. If you pre-ordered a unit sometime between January 4 and today, your device will now be shipped your … [read full article]

LG Aristo official, coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with Android 7.0 in tow

T-Mobile and @askdes today announced a new Android 7.0 smartphone that’s coming soon to its shelves as well as MetroPCS’s. The LG Aristo is now official. It runs Nougat on a 5-inch 1280×720 display with a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint reader. Also included is 4G LTE connectivity and support for both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. On the inside of the Aristo lives a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, … [read full article]

Stage 4 clearing cost in FCC incentive auction set at $10 billion

The start of the new year has brought with it more news on the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction. The reverse part of the FCC’s auction finished recently, and the clearing cost was set at $10 billion for 84 MHz of spectrum. That’s considerably less than it was in the past three stages, which was $86.4 billion in Stage 1, $54.6 billion in Stage 2, and $40.3 billion for Stage 3. Now that … [read full article]

HTC’s unlocked One A9 will start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat tonight

If you decided to make the HTC One A9 your daily driver, HTC has some good news to kickstart your week. The unlocked HTC One A9 will begin receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update tonight. The news was just announced by HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter, who confirmed that the update has received technical approval and will soon begin hitting devices. HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and … [read full article]

Florida woman drives SUV into T-Mobile store, says she was having a ‘bad day’

A woman who recently had a “bad day” decided to take it out on a T-Mobile store. A video posted online shows a woman driving her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, Fla. Shinobia Montoria Wright is said to have visited the store on Wednesday to exchange her cracked iPhone, then returned the next day and drove her vehicle into the store. It’s said that she then started smashing glass displays with a squeegee … [read full article]

HTC U Ultra is a new Android phablet with a glass body and a second screen

UPDATE: HTC has confirmed to me that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on the HTC U Ultra will work on T-Mobile.   HTC’s newest hero Android phone is here. The HTC U Ultra debuted today with a high-end spec list and some other notable features. The body of the U Ultra is a bit different from last year’s metal HTC 10, boasting a glass shell that HTC describes as “liquid surface.” Another major feature of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out LTE upgrades in Washington, DC ahead of presidential inauguration

Days ahead of the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile has announced that it’s beefed up its coverage in Washington, DC. T-Mobile has rolled out new LTE features like 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM to improve its coverage in DC. Other upgrades made by T-Mo include adding LTE spectrum to cell sites, deploying three carrier aggregation for 30+30 MHz of LTE, adding upgraded equipment like multi-beam antennas, and more than doubling the backhaul on several sites. The LTE capacity … [read full article]