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T-Mobile adds 1.3M customers in Q2 2017, marking 17th straight quarter of 1M+ adds

T-Mobile’s Q2 2017 earnings are in, and it was another big quarter for the Un-carrier. During the second quarter of 2017, T-Mobile added 1.3 million customers, marking the 17th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million subscribers in a quarter. Of the 1.3 million customers added, there were 817,000 postpaid adds, 94,000 prepaid adds, and 422,000 wholesale adds. Also of note is that postpaid churn dropped year-over-year, going from 1.27 percent in Q2 2016 … [read full article]

New Google Pixel XL 2017 leak claims to give us a look at the phone’s updated design

Looks like the LG V30 isn’t the only LG-made flagship that’s leaking out today. New renders have been shared that claim to show the design of Google’s Pixel XL for 2017, codenamed Taimen. Shared by Android Police, this Pixel XL 2017 is said to be manufactured by LG, a change from last year when both Pixel models were made by HTC. This Pixel XL 2017 shares some design elements with last year’s Pixel XL, … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces LAA testing, LTE-U rollout for customers

T-Mobile today made a couple of network-related announcements. First up, T-Mobile has started testing License Assisted Access (LAA) on its network. The testing began in Los Angeles, Calif., yesterday, and the mobile broadband data sessions included download speeds up to 741Mbps using 80MHz of aggregated spectrum. What’s notable is that T-Mo says it’s the first carrier in the U.S. to perform LAA testing. With this technology, T-Mobile can combine unlicensed and licensed spectrum (with greater carrier … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tipped for late September debut with 6GB RAM, 6.3-inch display

Now that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are on store shelves, lots of folks are turning their attention to Samsung’s next Galaxy Note smartphone. And thanks to a new report, we may know a bit about what’ll make that device tick. Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 in late September, according to a VentureBeat source. The device will reportedly cost €999, which could put it at around $900 USD given the pricing for the … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches BOGO deals on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, LG G6 and V20

T-Mobile is known for celebrating Father’s Day by rolling out deals, and this year is no different. Today T-Mobile announced two limited time Buy One, Get One deals. First up, customers can buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and get a second S8 or S8+ for free after rebate. You can also choose to buy an LG G6 or LG V20 and get a second G6 or V20 for free … [read full article]

T-Mobile to begin 600MHz network testing this summer

T-Mobile today shared more details on its 600MHz rollout plans. The FCC has granted T-Mobile the 600MHz spectrum licenses that it won in the recent auction. Now that T-Mo has its licenses, it plans to have its first 600MHz cell sites ready for testing this summer, with commercial use expected later this year. To use this 600MHz coverage, you’ll need a phone that supports that coverage. T-Mobile says that “new 600MHz smartphones from Samsung … [read full article]

Apple announces iOS 11 with updates Control Center, App Store, and more

Today Apple held its WWDC 2017 keynote, and as expected, the company took the wraps off of iOS 11. iOS 11 is the next major update for Apple’s mobile operating system, and there are some big changes included. For example, Apple Pay will now support person-to-person payments, letting you send money to your friends. You can send money in Messages or use Siri, and you can pay using the debit or credit cards you’ve got … [read full article]

T-Mobile Digits and #GetOutoftheRed officially launch today

Today’s a big day for T-Mobile because two major launches happening: one for existing customers, and one for non-T-Mo consumers. T-Mobile Digits is now live for customers on the Un-carrier. With Digits, you can make your phone number ring on multiple devices, including Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and PCs. This means that you can make calls and send texts using these devices. You can also get additional Digits numbers and have them ring a … [read full article]

T-Mobile increases deprioritization threshold to 32GB

A couple of months after increasing its deprioritization threshold to 30GB, T-Mobile has announced that it’s boosting the threshold again. T-Mobile has upped its deprioritization threshold to 32GB. This means that customers who use more than 32GB of data in a single billing cycle will have their data usage prioritized below other customers for the remainder of that billing cycle. When your data usage is deprioritized, you may see slower data speeds when you’re at a … [read full article]

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]