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T-Mobile raises deprioritization threshold to 30GB

For awhile now, T-Mobile’s network management policy has said that customers using more than 28GB of data in one month will be deprioritized. Today that threshold has been raised. T-Mobile’s new deprioritization threshold is 30GB of usage in a single billing cycle. While T-Mo didn’t make an official announcement about the change, you can see in the screenshot that I took of the cached page that the network management policy says 28GB: Navigating to the webpage … [read full article]

HTC U Ultra starts shipping this Friday

Nearly two months after making its official debut, the HTC U Ultra is ready to launch. HTC recently updated its U Ultra product page to say that the device will begin shipping to buyers on March 10. Pricing for the unlocked HTC U Ultra is $749, and it’s currently available from HTC in blue, black, and white color options. The U Ultra has a few features that HTC likes to highlight. One is its secondary … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushing Samsung Galaxy Note 4 software update

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that updates are now hitting the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. They both include domestic data roaming improvements and a Band 66 Handover fix.   ORIGINAL: Another Galaxy Note 4 update is now rolling out. T-Mobile is now pushing a security update to the Galaxy Note 4 that includes the January 1, 2017 Android security patches. TmoNews reader Hector received the update this morning, and after installing the 60.54MB update, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 edge on sale for $429.99, free 128GB microSD card included

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If you missed out on T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7 edge sale last month, you’ve now got another chance to score a discounted Samsung flagship. Samsung is now selling the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S7 edge for $429.99, a full $250 off its normal asking price. To make this deal even sweeter, Samsung is throwing in a free 128GB microSD card, giving you ample storage beyond the 32GB that’s built in to the phone. To compare, … [read full article]

LG G6 again rumored to launch on April 7

When LG officially announced the G6, T-Mobile confirmed that it’d sell the new Android flagship, but the only launch info that T-Mo gave was that the G6 would be launching this spring. Now the rumor mill is giving us a more specific date. An image that appears to have come from T-Mobile’s internal system has appeared on Twitter, and it says that the LG G6 is “COMING SOON!” Looking closely at the G6’s screen shows that … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks again, this time in press render form

Days after Samsung confirmed that it will show off the Galaxy S8 on March 29, the rumor mill is some showing off of its own. A new image of the Galaxy S8 has surfaced. It’s a press render of the GS8 that’s been leaked by Evan Blass and appears to confirm many of the device’s rumored features, including a tall display that appears to have curved sides and rounded corners. Also shown in this leak … [read full article]

Samsung improving its RCS messaging service, names T-Mobile as one of its carrier partners

Samsung today announced some news regarding Rich Communication Services (RCS), and T-Mobile is involved. Samsung says that it’s expanding its RCS messaging service using thanks to its recent acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies. The service offers many of the features that you’d expect from RCS, including group chats and large file transfers, and Samsung touts that its RCS “is compliant with the latest GSMA RCS specifications.” The good news is that Samsung is making its RCS … [read full article]

Samsung will debut Galaxy S8 on March 29

Grab your calendars, everyone, because we may now when we’ll get to meet the Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung today confirmed that it’s hosting an Unpacked event on March 29. The company shared a teaser image of what appears to be the top and bottom portions of a device with an edge-to-edge display as well as the phrase “Unbox your phone.” The teaser doesn’t mention the Galaxy S8 by name, but it does say that Samsung will … [read full article]

LG G6 debuts with 5.7-inch QHD+ 18:9 display, and it’s coming to T-Mobile

The LG G6 is official, and it’s coming to T-Mobile. LG today took the wraps off of its latest Android flagship, the G6. One of the highlight features of the G6 is its display. The 5.7-inch 2880×1440 panel uses an 18:9 aspect ratio, which LG touts “offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games” when compared to traditional 16:9 smartphone screens. LG is also touting its design when it … [read full article]

BlackBerry KEYone is a new Android phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard

UPDATE: It looks like the BlackBerry KEYone will be offered by all four major US carriers. UPDATE 2: Now TCL is walking back the statement about the KEYone coming to all four US carriers, saying that it may come to all four but confirming that it’ll work on all four.   ORIGINAL: BlackBerry is back with a new phone, and unlike its past couple of releases, this one’s got a physical keyboard. The BlackBerry … [read full article]