Posts by Alex Wagner

iPhone 7 launching at MetroPCS, but initial availability is limited

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are coming to MetroPCS. T-Mobile has confirmed to me that Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are launching at MetroPCS. However, availability is limited at first, with “select” stores in San Francisco getting the iPhone 7 Plus today. Nationwide availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is “coming soon.” Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are listed on MetroPCS’s website, though you can’t actually buy the … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires Montana 700MHz spectrum from Charter

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE is already in several Montana towns, like Kalispell and Missoula, and soon it’ll be available in even more. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference this week, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed that T-Mo has reached an agreement to acquire 700MHz A-Block spectrum from Charter in eastern Montana. Ray says that the spectrum acquired by T-Mobile covers almost 600,000 POPs and about 120,000 square miles. Already have 215M POPs covered in … [read full article]

Unlocked Moto Z now available for pre-order from Motorola

UPDATE: Support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling seemed unlikely given Motorola’s statement below, but now the company has confirmed that the Moto Z will not support Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mo.   After debuting in June, the unlocked Moto Z is finally available for pre-order. Motorola is now accepting pre-orders for the unlocked GSM version of the Moto Z. As of this writing, the Moto Z’s estimated delivery date is September 30. This Moto Z is … [read full article]

T-Mobile execs talk T-Mobile One plan, call it ‘second phase of Un-carrier’

We’re now a few weeks out from the launch of T-Mobile One, and a few T-Mo execs have taken the opportunity to give us an update on the new plan. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia investor conference, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, and T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter touched a bit on T-Mobile One. “It’s going incredibly well. That’s one of the reasons we updated on how our quarter is going,” … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s free iPhone 7 offer will end this Sunday

If you’ve been thinking about taking advantage of T-Mobile’s free iPhone offer, you’ve only got a few more days to do so. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said today that T-Mo’s free iPhone 7 promotion will end this Sunday, Sept. 25. If you want to take advantage of the offer, you can visit T-Mo’s website, call customer support, or make the trek to your local T-Mobile store. With this deal, you can trade in … [read full article]

T-Mobile suffers overnight data outage

It looks like T-Mobile had a bit of a rough night. T-Mobile suffered an overnight outage that left many customers without data. T-Mo confirmed the issues at 3:31 am ET this morning, saying that it was “aware of reported instances of LTE outages.” T-Mobile checked in again at 5:47 am ET and said that service was back. This was a significant outage that affected customers in Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas; … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 receiving update with green battery icon

Today’s the day that T-Mobile is starting to hand out replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices to those folks with possibly defective units, and it’s pushing out an update to all Note 7s, too. T-Mobile is now pushing a 404.67MB update to the Galaxy Note 7 that bumps it to version N930TUVU2API4. If you haven’t yet gotten this update, you can check for it by going to Settings > General management > Download updates manually > … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday includes JackThreads discount, grand prize trip to NYC

The next T-Mobile Tuesday will bring with it another new partner. Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, which is happening on Sept. 20, will include 25 percent off at JackThreads and free shipping. You’ll also be able to get a one-year digital subscription to Wired Magazine. Rounding out the free gifts are a free $15 Lyft credit and a free small Wendy’s Frosty. The prizes for next week all come from Jack Threads. The grand prize winner … [read full article]

Samsung says 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 replacements have arrived in the US

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7 that you’re waiting to exchange, you should be able to get your replacement tomorrow. Samsung has announced that 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices have arrived in the US and that they’ll be available at carriers and retailers by tomorrow, Sept. 21. You might be able to get one today, though, as TmoNews reader ALL_MEDIA215 got a replacement Note 7 today, complete with a square on its … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray shares some early 5G trial results

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today appeared at a meeting of the Competitive Carriers Association, and while there wasn’t a ton of new info shared, Ray has shared some interesting 5G tidbits. T-Mobile has been performing some 5G trials with companies like Nokia, Ericsson, and Samsung, and now Ray has shared some of those results. For example, T-Mo achieved speeds of up to 12Gbps with latency under 2 milliseconds, which is pretty speedy. Other … [read full article]