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T-Mobile cell service coming soon to Metro Red/Purple Lines in downtown Los Angeles

Good news, Los Angeles-based T-Mobile customers: Some underground cell service is coming your way. T-Mobile has agreed to provide underground cell service to downtown Los Angeles Metro stations. Verizon service today launched between Union Station and 7th/Metro Center on the Red/Purple Line subways, and both Sprint and T-Mobile have said that they’ll be rolling out service in the next two to three months. They’ll be working with Metro and InSite Wireless Group, the latter of … [read full article]

FCC announces 600MHz spectrum auction clearing target, bidding round schedule

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news regarding the 600MHz spectrum auction, but today the FCC made a big announcement regarding the auction. The FCC said today that it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz, adding that under the band plan associated with the spectrum clearing target 100 MHz (or 10 paired blocks) of licensed spectrum will be offered on a near-nationwide basis. Here’s what FCC Chairman Tom … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicks off Mother’s Day sale

After announcing a Small Business Month deal yesterday, T-Mobile has now kicked off a holiday that more of us are able to celebrate: Mother’s Day. T-Mobile’s Mother’s Day sale is now live, offering discounts on Android and iOS devices. On the Android side, you can get $60 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the promo code DEAL60, which brings it down to $639.99. The LG V10 is on sale as well, with promo … [read full article]

T-Mobile targeted by CWA complaint for allegedly creating a company-controlled union

There’s been a longstanding brouhaha involving T-Mobile and unions, with groups like the Communications Workers of America trying to help T-Mobile employees to unionize. The latest chapter in this story sees the CWA alleging that T-Mo is using an illegal strategy to diminish employee support for a union. The Communication Workers of America recently complained to the National Labor Relations Board that T-Mobile is trying to prevent the formation of an independent union by creating one … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches free ZTE Falcon hotspot offer for business customers

Did you know that May is Small Business Month? Well it is, and T-Mobile is kicking off its celebration a few days early. T-Mobile announced today that it’s giving away a free ZTE Falcon hotspot to business customers. To get the free hotspot, you’ll need to head to a T-Mobile store and sign up for two business lines with 6GB of LTE data each at a price of $80 per month, and then a mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile ranked as best US network by new report, but US carriers rated below many European operators

A new report has come out that suggests that T-Mobile has the best network of the big four US carriers. Unfortunately, T-Mo doesn’t rank quite as high in comparison to the other global operators included in the report. Apteligent and research firm STL Partners have put together a report called the Mobile Network Customer Experience Index, which aims to measure the “app experience” for wireless users based on four metrics: Error Rate, Latency Consistency, Download … [read full article]

BlackBerry Priv receiving Android 6.0 today, rollout for carrier models to start May 3

There’s some good news for owners of the BlackBerry Priv today, both of the unlocked and T-Mobile variants. BlackBerry has announced that it’s now pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to unlocked models of the Priv purchased from ShopBlackBerry.com. It’s available over the air, and you can check for the update manually by going into Settings > About > System update > Check for update. BlackBerry says that the update will hit “all major carriers” starting … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 2.2 million customers in Q1 2016, John Legere says Un-carrier 11 ‘coming soon’

UPDATE: T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray teased during today’s Q1 2016 call that we should start to see 4×4 MIMO this year as well as 3-way carrier aggregation in some areas around mid-year.   The numbers for Q1 2016 are in, and T-Mobile had itself another solid quarter. T-Mobile reports that it added 2.22 million customers in the first three months of 2016, which is its 12th straight quarter of adding more than 1 million customers and … [read full article]

New MetroPCS promo offers two unlimited lines with 6GB of high-speed data for $60 per month

MetroPCS is kicking off the week with a family plan deal. Starting today, April 25, MetroPCS is offering two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data as well as 6GB of high-speed data for $60 per month. If you need more lines, you can add more at a price of $30 per line, up to a max of five lines. One detail that’s worth noting is that in order to get the 6GB of high-speed … [read full article]

T-Mobile raises concerns over video distribution practices in letter to the FCC

Ever since the launch of Binge On last year, video has been a big deal to T-Mobile, with T-Mo working with video providers to add them as Binge On partners and making Binge On one of its highlight features. Now T-Mobile is showing its interest in video even farther by suggesting video content policies for the FCC to examine. In its letter to the FCC, T-Mobile lays out four policies that it thinks need … [read full article]

T-Mobile facing class action lawsuit in Florida over allegedly deceptive no-contract plans

T-Mobile is now facing a class action lawsuit in Florida. The lawsuit, brought by Moshe Farhi, alleges that T-Mobile is deceiving its subscribers by advertising itself as having no contracts and no hidden fees, while it sends those customers a bill for the remaining balance on their devices when they try to leave T-Mo. The complaint argues that T-Mo is violating the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices … [read full article]