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T-Mobile offers to pay for Verizon switchers’ phones, two-lines-for-one deal also coming

Yesterday T-Mobile CEO John Legere teased that T-Mo had multiple announcements coming up, and today a couple of them have been made. Starting May 31st, T-Mobile will kick off its #GetOutoftheRed promotion to help Verizon customers switch to T-Mo. Verizon customers in good standing with their carrier can get their iPhone or Google Pixel paid off by T-Mobile when they switch to T-Mobile and sign up for T-Mobile One, and they can keep their existing … [read full article]

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]

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]

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]

LG’s T-Mobile G6 BOGO deal has its end date moved up

Over the weekend, there was some confusion regarding the BOGO deal that LG was offering on the T-Mobile G6. Now that Monday is here, though, some new info has surfaced. LG today updated its T-Mobile G6 BOGO offer to end today, May 15. The offer was previously scheduled to be available until June 8. A T-Mobile memo leaked out yesterday that said that this LG offer had been pulled. Today T-Mo is telling … [read full article]

LG Stylo 2 Plus on T-Mobile and MetroPCS will receive Android 7.0 update this week

UPDATE: T-Mobile’s support page for the LG Stylo 2 Plus has been updated with info on the update, which weighs in at 1112.28MB and includes Android 7.0 as well as “various bug fixes and software stability improvements.” If you’ve got an LG Stylo 2 Plus, keep an eye out for this update in the coming days.   ORIGINAL: The rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat across T-Mobile devices will continue this week. The Android 7.0 update … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G6 gets a BOGO deal of its own

UPDATE: There seems to be some confusion with T-Mobile, LG, and this deal. T-Mo is apparently telling its employees that the deal has been pulled, but it’s still live on the web as of Sunday evening and LG may be telling customers that that the offer is still on. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this whole situation on Monday.   ORIGINAL: The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t the only T-Mobile smartphone that’s part of a … [read full article]