Archive | May, 2017

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ update includes security patches, intermittent call failure fix

In addition to an update for the Galaxy Note 5, T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its Galaxy S6 edge+. The new update for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 edge+ is version G928TUVU4EQE1 and it weighs in a 223.57MB. TmoNews reader Alex got the update earlier today, and as you can see below, it includes the May 1, 2017 security patch level just like the new Note 5 update. T-Mobile has updated its support pages for both … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 receiving security update

Heads up, Galaxy Note 5 owners, because a new update is now coming your way. T-Mobile is pushing a new update to its Galaxy Note 5 that weighs in at 209.56MB, according to TmoNews reader Jean Carlos, who received the update earlier today. After installing the update, the Note 5 is on the May 1, 2017 Android security patch level, which is up from the March 1 patch level that the Note 5 was on … [read full article]

Samsung launches T-Mobile Galaxy S8 BOGO deal of its own

If you’re interested in T-Mobile’s Buy One, Get One deal on the Galaxy S8 but don’t want to add a new line, Samsung’s got a new deal that you may want to check out. Samsung is now offering a Buy One, Get One deal on the T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+. To qualify, you need to buy two T-Mobile Galaxy S8 or S8+ phones from Samsung.com and then activate at least one of the devices … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins ‘Tappy’ lawsuit against Huawei

Remember when T-Mobile sued Huawei for allegedly stealing T-Mo’s phone-testing robot tech? Nearly three years after we first learned of the lawsuit, a ruling has been reached. A jury has ruled in T-Mobile’s favor in its lawsuit against Huawei. The trial kicked off in late April and the jury began deliberating on Monday this week, with a verdict coming Wednesday. The jury awarded T-Mobile $4.8 million, which is quite a bit less than the … [read full article]

T-Mobile monthly fee increase happening on June 10

Heads up, folks, because T-Mobile has announced a fee change that’s going to affect some T-Mo customers. Starting June 10, 2017, the Regulatory Programs & Telco Recovery Fee for select T-Mobile accounts will increase. The cost will go from $2.71 to $3.18 for voice lines, while data lines will see their fee increase from $0.98 to $1.16. This change doesn’t affect T-Mobile customers on a T-Mobile One plan with taxes and fees included. It does … [read full article]

T-Mobile executives talk merger, say Sprint is a logical partner

There’s been lots of speculation regarding a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, including news that Sprint and SoftBank have started informal talks about a deal with T-Mo parent company Deutsche Telekom. Now T-Mobile itself has chimed in on the matter. During an investors conference earlier today, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that he expects merger talks to happen now that the FCC’s 600MHz auction and its quiet period have ended. “It’s not a question of will talks … [read full article]

Android O Beta Program launches for Nexus and Pixel devices

Nearly two months after launching an Android O Developer Preview, Google is letting us regular folks try Android O, too. Google today launched the Android O Beta Program, giving owners of select devices the chance to try Android O before it launches to the public later this year. The devices that are eligible for the Android O Beta Program include the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player. If you’ve … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday includes free pizza, Shell gas discount

One of the original T-Mobile Tuesday gifts was free pizza, but that offer was later swapped out after overwhelming demand. Next week, pizza returns to T-Mobile Tuesday, but this time it’ll come from a different source. The May 23rd edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays will include a free one-topping personal pizza from Chuck E. Cheese’s. T-Mo customers can also get $0.25 off a gallon of gas (up to 20 gallons) from Shell and a free eBook … [read full article]

LG Stylo 3 Plus launching at T-Mobile today, MetroPCS in June

Days after T-Mobile began updating the LG Stylo 2 Plus to Android 7.0, T-Mo has started sales of that phone’s successor. The LG Stylo 3 Plus is now available from T-Mobile for $9 down and $9 per month for 24 months, or $225 total. You can also pay $0 down and $10 per month if you buy using JUMP! On Demand. The LG Stylo 3 Plus will launch at MetroPCS in June. When it comes … [read full article]

HTC U11 lets you squeeze to perform actions, unlocked model now available for pre-order

UPDATE: Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, has confirmed to me that the unlocked HTC U11 supports VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling, and 256 QAM on T-Mobile, but not 4×4 MIMO.   ORIGINAL: HTC’s flagship Android smartphone for 2017 is here. The HTC U11 is now official, complete with a feature that HTC calls Edge Sense. With it, you can squeeze the sides of the U11 to perform actions, like squeezing once to launch the camera … [read full article]