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Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Wi-Fi certification hints at T-Mobile release

After launching the Fierce XL with Windows 10 earlier this year, it looks like the folks at Alcatel could be bringing another Windows smartphone to T-Mobile. The Wi-Fi Alliance has posted certification info for the Idol 4 Pro (shown below), a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that leaked earlier this year. The certification doesn’t contain much in the way of exciting new info, but the product name does have one juicy tidbit: It reads “IDOL4 PRO … [read full article]

Get a peek inside a T-Mobile Network Operation Center used to respond to natural disasters

With hurricane season around the corner, T-Mobile has provided a look into how it prepares for the worst. Whenever a hurricane is forecast to hit land, T-Mo sets up an engineering command center near the area that the hurricane is expected to arrive. There are Network Operation Centers that are monitoring network traffic as well as workers that are ready to roll out back-up power and Cell on Wheels. Here’s what T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray had … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering Buy One, Get One Free deal on all Samsung Galaxy smartphones

T-Mobile has kicked off a new promotion that’ll get you a free Samsung Galaxy smartphone with the purchase of any Galaxy smartphone. With this deal, you can purchase a Samsung Galaxy phone on an Equipment Installment plan and then get the second for free, with the cost being covered by a prepaid MasterCard card. The promo covers all Samsung Galaxy phones, including the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, as well as … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 is a new Android flagship designed with help from BMW Designworks

While the ZTE Axon was launched as an unlocked phone sold straight to consumers, ZTE gave it support for T-Mobile band 12 LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi Calling. Now the follow-up is official, and ZTE says that it supports T-Mo, too. The ZTE Axon 7 is a high-end Android 6.0 phone with a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display. There are front-facing speakers at the top and bottom of that screen, as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires 700MHz spectrum in Chicago to be used for Extended Range LTE

Good news, Chicagoans: some fresh Extended Range LTE is coming your way. T-Mobile has struck a deal with Leap Licenseco, Inc., an AT&T subsidiary, to acquire 12MHz of 700 MHz A-block spectrum. The spectrum covers several towns in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago; Elgin; Joliet; Waukegan; Evanston; Naperville; Aurora; Gary, Ind.; Rockford; De Kalb; Janesville, Wis.; Bloomington; Normal; Kankakee; Kenosha, Wis.; and more. As with any other deal like this, T-Mo and Leap’s deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with Twilio, will provide cellular connectivity for IoT devices and more

Today it was revealed that T-Mobile has entered into a partnership with Twilio, a company that makes a cloud communications platform for developers. Twilio has announced Programmable Wireless, its communications platform that aims to help developers build cellular connectivity into products, like Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Programmable Wireless will use T-Mobile’s cellular network to send data wirelessly to a server or data center. Twilio Programmable Wireless will use SIM cards to access T-Mobile’s network, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE rollout continues with Jersey Shore launch

T-Mobile is once again lighting up the East Coast with some new Extended Range LTE coverage. Extended Range LTE service is now officially live on the Jersey Shore. The new coverage includes several New Jersey cities, such as Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Cape May. The full list of locales covered by this new Extended Range LTE service looks like this: Asbury Park, Long Beach Island, Point Pleasant Beach, Lavallette, Bradley Beach, Avon-by-the-Sea, Deal, Monmouth Beach, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 receiving its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge aren’t the only Samsung phones being updated by T-Mobile today. T-Mobile says that it’s now pushing Android 6.0.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update includes all of the goodies that you’d expect when you move it Marshmallow, like Google Now on Tap and Doze mode battery optimizations. Also included is May’s Android security patch and a “Device slowness fix”. This update is more than 1GB in size, so if … [read full article]

T-Mobile expects to have 600MHz-compatible phones to go with spectrum deployment in 2017

Hot on the heels of the news that T-Mobile could start deploying 600MHz spectrum in 2017, some more hot 600MHz news has come out. During a J.P. Morgan conference today, CFO Braxton Carter said that T-Mobile will have phones that support 600MHz airwaves ready when it begins to deploy that spectrum. Carter explained that T-Mobile has previously shown that it can work with device makers both on infrastructure and handsets in an effort to “drive … [read full article]

New T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates are now rolling out

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, the time to update has come again. T-Mobile is now pushing updates to both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. These updates are rather small, weighing in at around 43MB, and include security improvements. Specifically, T-Mobile says that there’s a “Google Security update” inside. Small updates like this may not seem super exciting, but considering how most folks store personal information on their smartphones, it’s important that they be … [read full article]

Samsung Pay promo will give new users a free $20 gift card

Heads up, Samsung users, because a new Samsung Pay promo is live. From May 20 through June 6, Samsung will give new Samsung Pay users a $20 gift card when they use Samsung Pay for the first time. Samsung does note that private label cards and Bank of America Visa debit cards added to Samsung Pay before March 31 aren’t eligible for this deal. If you do qualify for this promo, all that you need to … [read full article]

T-Mobile says that it could start deploying spectrum from 600MHz auction in 2017

After months and months of anticipation, the 600MHz incentive auction is finally about to get underway. But when will we actually see the benefits of this auction? T-Mobile hopes that that’ll be next year. “We believe we’ll be able to get the start of deployment and usage at the end of 2017,” Peter Ewens, T-Mobile’s EVP of Corporate Strategy, said this week. Ewens went on to explain that T-Mobile could deploy its 600MHz spectrum in … [read full article]