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Alcatel Fierce 4 launching today at MetroPCS, will hit T-Mobile this fall

UPDATE: The Alcatel Fierce 4’s price on the MetroPCS website is now listed at $69 after rebate.   After announcing the TRU for MetroPCS earlier this month, Alcatel today revealed another new device that’s headed to Metro. The Alcatel Fierce 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. It’s got an 8-megapixel camera on its rear, and on its face there’s a 5-megapixel camera with an 84-degree wide angle lens to help … [read full article]

T-Mobile One undergoing changes, gaining new T-Mobile One Plus add-on

T-Mobile One has received a lot of criticism since its announcement earlier this month, and so in response, today T-Mobile announced that it’s making some tweaks to the original plan. First up, T-Mobile One is now launching on Sept. 1, five days earlier than it was originally slated to. When it launches, T-Mobile One will have increased mobile hotspot speeds. The plan originally offered unlimited mobile hotspot at 2G (128kbps) speeds, but now T-Mobile says … [read full article]

T-Mobile refreshes Software Updates page for Android 7.0 Nougat

Following last year’s launch of Android 6.0, T-Mobile refreshed its Software Updates page to name 17 devices that would be updated to Marshmallow. Now that Android 7.0 is out, T-Mo has done the same for Nougat. T-Mobile’s Software Updates page is now Nougat-ified, complete with a Nougat theme and several devices that are expected to be updated to Android 7.0. The nine phones that are currently listed on T-Mo’s Nougat update page are: HTC 10 … [read full article]

T-Mobile band 12 LTE spotted in Arkansas, New York, and other states

UPDATE: Added a couple of band 12 sightings in Idaho and Pennsylvania.   T-Mobile often touts its Extended Range LTE (aka band 12) coverage, which offers improved reach and better building penetration than other LTE coverage. And recently, several folks have spotted T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE coverage in their areas. Here’s where T-Mobile’s band 12 LTE coverage has been spotted lately: Magnolia, Ark. Opelika, Ala. Victorville, Calif. (carrier aggregation) Troy, N.Y. Albuquerque, N.M. [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge receiving August security patches

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you’ve got an update coming your way. T-Mobile are pushing updates to both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The updates bump the phones to versions G920TUVS4EPH2 and G925TUVS4EPH2, respectively, and they include the July and August security patches. These updates will roll out over the air until Sept. 7. If you’ve got a GS6 or GS6 edge and haven’t yet updated, you … [read full article]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge getting Pink Gold color option in the U.S.

UPDATE: Sorry, folks, but Samsung now say that the Pink Gold Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will not be available for T-Mobile, only AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Additionally, Samsung say that the Pink Gold phones will not be sold unlocked, contrary to what some reports have claimed.   After launching in a trio of colors earlier this year, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are getting new paint jobs in the U.S. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicks off iPhone trade-in offer, iPhone 6s available for as little as $100

If you’re in the market for a new iPhone and aren’t interested in the iPhone 7 that’s rumored to be coming next month, T-Mobile has a deal for you. T-Mobile today kicked off an iPhone trade-in offer that’ll get you a discounted iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. With this deal, you can trade in your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 6s Plus and get a 16GB iPhone 6s for $100. If phablets are … [read full article]

LG V20 appears in new image leak with secondary display in tow

We’ve known for a while now that the LG V20 will be officially revealed on Sept. 6, but it looks like we won’t have to wait until then to see what the V20 looks like. The LG V20 has been shown off by Evan Blass. The image leaked by Blass gives us a clear look at the V20’s face, complete with a secondary display above its main screen and a front-facing camera next to that second … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts include discounted gasoline

Just one day after the travel-focused T-Mobile Tuesday, details on the next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays have been revealed. T-Mobile today shared info on the free gifts and prizes that’ll be offered for the Aug. 30 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays. The new gift that everyone will get is a $0.25 per gallon discount on gasoline at Shell, which will be good for up to 20 gallons of gas. Other gifts will include a free small … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calling and texting to Italy following earthquake

Following the earthquake in Italy that has killed at least 73 people, T-Mobile have announced that they’re making it free for customers to contact loved ones in Italy. From Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, T-Mobile Simple Choice prepaid and postpaid customers can call and text Italy for free. If you do contact Italy, you’ll see a regular charge on your bill, followed by a credit to cancel it out. Roaming fees for any T-Mo customers in … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL receiving Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL owners, another Windows 10 Mobile update is coming your way. An update to Windows 10 Mobile build 14393.67 is now hitting T-Mobile’s Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. This is the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, which is hitting T-Mo’s Fierce XL around one week after it started arriving on unlocked Windows phones. This update is a bit more significant than previous Fierce XL updates because it adds several new features. Those … [read full article]

T-Mobile shows improvements in new RootMetrics report, but finishes fourth overall

T-Mobile has done well in recent U.S. carrier reports from OpenSignal and Ookla, but the Un-carrier didn’t fare so well in a new RootMetrics report. RootMetrics today published its Mobile Network Performance in the U.S. report for the first half of 2016. In this test, RootMetrics says that it drove 265,386 miles and performed 3,676,470 tests, including tests conducted within the 125 most populous metro areas across the U.S. RootMetrics also notes that … [read full article]