Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile rolls out $0.01 per minute charge for calls to ‘out-of-plan’ phone numbers

If you ever make conference calls with your T-Mobile phone, there’s a new policy that you need to be aware of. T-Mobile recently rolled out a $0.01 per minute charge to “out-of-plan phone numbers.” This charge applies to services like conference calls, chat lines, and radio broadcast lines, but T-Mobile says that the charge only affects calls to a “limited number of services.” Focusing specifically on conference calls, T-Mo says that “most” conference lines used by employers … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile leaks again, this time in T-Mobile training documents

Rumors have suggested that the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile is coming soon to T-Mobile, and while we still don’t have an official announcement about the device, another leak has surfaced that supports the previous rumors. A T-Mobile training guide for the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile has reportedly made its way online. The folks at Windows Central shared several images from the guide today that spill the phones … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday is all about movies

T-Mobile Tuesdays next week (October 25) is all about movies, specifically the ones that you enjoy at home. Next week’s free gifts include a free movie rental. Rather than being a rental from VUDU like in the past, though, this free rental is from FandangoNOW. Specifically, you’ll get a free movie rental worth up to $5. The other free gifts next week include a free Lyft credit worth $15 and a free small Frosty from … [read full article]

T-Mobile now offers roaming in Cuba

After striking a Cuba roaming deal back in May, T-Mobile today enabled its customers to roam in Cuba. Starting today, T-Mobile customers can talk, text, and use data while in Cuba using their phone number and device. Pricing is set at $2.00 per minute for calling, $0.50 per sent SMS and MMS (free to receive), and $2.00 per megabyte. T-Mo also notes that Wi-Fi Calling is free. If you’re in the US, you’ve been able … [read full article]

Report says iPhone 7 Intel modem doesn’t perform as well as Qualcomm modem

Following the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it was discovered that Apple used different modems in different models. And according to a new study, there’s a notable difference in performance between the two modems. The Verizon, Sprint, and SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 come with a Qualcomm MDM9645M modem, while the AT&T and T-Mobile models include an Intel XMM7360 modem. Cellular Insights compared both versions using signal testing … [read full article]

MetroPCS promotional plan offers 8GB of LTE data for $50 per month

MetroPCS is now running a promotion that bumps up one of its data buckets in a big way. MetroPCS typically offers a $50 plan that includes 5GB of 4G LTE data along with unlimited talk and text. Thanks to Metro’s new promo, though, that bucket is being bumped up to 8GB of LTE data each month for $50. If you’d like to add more lines, you can get up to four more lines of … [read full article]

Second stage of 600MHz auction comes to an end after bidders fail to meet target price

Last week, the FCC lowered the clearing cost of the 600MHz spectrum auction to get it closer to the price offered by the bidders. Now that cost must be lowered again. The FCC has revealed that the bidders in the 600MHz auction offered just $21.5 billion. That number is less than the $54.6 billion cost that the FCC set last week and a far cry from the original $86.4 billion clearing cost. That’s a … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC 10, HTC One M9 receiving security updates

T-Mobile is now pushing out updates to its HTC 10 and HTC One M9. T-Mo’s support pages for its HTC 10 and HTC One M9 show that new updates are rolling out to the phones this week. The changelogs for both updates are the same: “Android security updates by Google.” TmoNews reader Kevin received the update on his One M9 today, and after updating, his phone was on the October 1 Android security patch live. … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes $48 million settlement with FCC over unlimited data plan deprioritization

T-Mobile today entered into an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding regarding disclosures about its unlimited data plan and deprioritization. In March 2015, the FCC began investigating T-Mobile over how it explained its policy of deprioritizing heavy unlimited data users. The FCC says that it received hundreds of complaints from T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers that were unhappy about the deprioritization and felt that T-Mobile wasn’t providing the unlimited data service that was being advertised. According … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 arrives early for at least one pre-order customer

It was only one day ago that T-Mobile began taking pre-orders for the LG V20, but at least one customer appears to have already gotten his unit. Reddit user SplatterMark today posted an image of a T-Mobile-branded LG V20 box and said that his device was delivered today. SplatterMark says that the quality of the V20 “seems much better” than the LG V10 and that the metal back “is very nice.” He also describes the … [read full article]