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T-Mobile LG V20 includes LTE band 66 support

The LG V20 has several features that make it worth paying attention to, including a removable battery and microSD card combo, a dual rear camera system, and a high-end spec list. Turns out that there’s another feature that makes it attractive that LG didn’t mention in its announcement of the V20. FCC documents have revealed that the LG V20 on T-Mobile (and other carriers) will support LTE band 66. This is notable because it makes the … [read full article]

U.S. CPSC urges consumers to stop using Note 7 as it works with Samsung on formal recall

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you should stop using it, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commissions. The U.S. CPSC points to recent reports of Note 7 phones catching fire “while charging and during normal use,” and so the agency says that owners should power down their phones. The CPSC says that it’s working with Samsung to announce a formal recall of the Note 7 — Samsung announced its own replacement … [read full article]

LG V20 official with dual rear cameras and Android 7.0 Nougat

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that it will offer the LG V20 this fall. Expect more details as we get closer to launch.   We’re in the thick of flagship smartphone season once again, and today it’s LG’s turn to show off its latest offering, the V20. The LG V20 is now official, and like the V10 before it, it’s got a secondary display sitting above its main screen. This secondary display has a resolution of 160×1040. … [read full article]

Moto G4 Play coming to the U.S., Amazon offering discounted Prime Exclusive model

Earlier this year, Amazon kicked off its Prime Exclusive initiative that offers discounts on unlocked smartphones in exchange for lock screen ads and Amazon apps on the phones. Today a third phone is joining the Prime Exclusive program. The Moto G4 Play is now available for pre-order from Amazon, and its pricing starts at $99.99 for the Prime Exclusive model. With this version, you’ll see personalized ads on the lock screen of the phone as … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC One M9 receiving security update

Rocking an HTC One M9? If so, an update is coming your way. T-Mobile and HTC are now pushing an update to the One M9 that bumps the phone up to the August 1 security patch level. The update is software version 3.39.531.12 and weighs in at 596.71MB. If you’ve got an HTC One M9 and haven’t yet gotten this update, you can check for it manually by going into Settings, tapping About, tapping Software Update, … [read full article]

Samsung details U.S. Product Exchange Program for Galaxy Note 7 recall

Following T-Mobile’s announcement that it will be offering full refunds to Galaxy Note 7 owners, Samsung has revealed its own Note 7 replacement offers. Samsung is launching the U.S. Product Exchange Program for Galaxy Note 7 customers. With this program, Note 7 owners will have two options for getting rid of their potentially explosive smartphones: Exchange current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 (available next week) Exchange current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering full refunds to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners following recall

UPDATE: T-Mobile has updated its announcement with more information for Galaxy Note 7 owners, and Samsung has announced its own exchange program. All of the new info can be found here.   Following this morning’s news that Samsung is recalling the Galaxy Note 7, T-Mobile has now revealed how it’ll be handling the situation. Starting today, T-Mobile customers with a Galaxy Note 7 can return their phone for a full refund, including the cost … [read full article]

T-Mobile selling ASUS Wi-Fi CellSpot Router for $59

UPDATE: Looks like the ASUS Wi-Fi CellSpot Router is now out of stock on T-Mobile’s website. I hope you grabbed one if you were interested!   If you’re in the market for a new router, look no further than T-Mobile’s online store. T-Mobile is now offering the Wi-Fi CellSpot Router for $59 with promo code WIFI40. That’s $40 off T-Mobile’s regular asking price and nearly $100 off the price of the similar but not-T-Mobile-branded version [read full article]

Samsung issues Galaxy Note 7 recall, T-Mobile suspends sales of the device

UPDATE: T-Mobile is now offering full refunds to Galaxy Note 7 owners.   Rumors of a Galaxy Note 7 recall have been swirling this week, and today Samsung confirmed that it is indeed recalling its newest flagship. Following reports of Galaxy Note 7 units catching fire and exploding, Samsung conducted an investigation and found that a faulty battery cell from one of its two suppliers was to blame for the issue. Samsung has confirmed … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini debuts with 5.2-inch display and metal unibody design

ZTE has been going after the unlocked market in the U.S. with its Axon family of smartphones, with the most recent release being the Axon 7 in July. Now the Axon family is growing again. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini was announced today at IFA 2016. As you might expect, the Axon 7 Mini is a smaller version of the Axon 7, but both phones offer a similar outer shell. They’ve both got the same … [read full article]