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T-Mobile will begin deploying 5G coverage in 2019

T-Mobile’s been talking quite a bit about its 600MHz spectrum since the auction for those airwaves came to an end last month, and today T-Mo revealed more of its 600MHz plans. T-Mobile announced today that it will use some of its newly acquired 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. It also has 200MHz of 28/39GHz bands that covers nearly 100 million people in major metro areas and “an impressive volume” of mid-band spectrum for … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares more info on 600MHz spectrum transition process

Last month, T-Mobile revealed that it spent nearly $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum, making it the biggest spender in the FCC’s auction. Now T-Mo has revealed more details on its plans for deploying that spectrum for consumer use. T-Mobile has posted an animation that shows the phases in which the 600MHz spectrum that it purchased will be transitioned to its use. There are 10 phases in total, each with its own deadline for the TV … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q1 2017 results, adds another 1.1 million customers

UPDATE: T-Mobile says it will have a 600MHz-capable Samsung device by the holidays this year, with other OEMs making plans for their own 600MHz products. UPDATE 2: Another Un-carrier move coming before the end of this quarter (which ends June 30).   ORIGINAL: T-Mobile’s Q1 2017 results are in, and the Un-carrier has grown again. T-Mobile reports that it added 1.1 million customers in Q1 2017, which means that it has added more than 1 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE now live in Chicago metro area

After acquiring 700MHz spectrum in Chicago nearly one year ago, T-Mobile today announced that it’s officially flipped the switch on Extended Range LTE coverage in the Windy City. T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is now live in the Chicago metropolitan area, covering the city’s downtown as well as its suburban and outlying areas. Places like Janesville, Wisc., Rockford, DeKalb, Joliet, and Kankakee should all benefit from the extended range and building penetration of this new coverage. … [read full article]

FCC announces results of 600MHz auction, T-Mobile wins more spectrum than any other company

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction officially wrapped up earlier this year following a lot of back and forth between the TV broadcasters, the FCC, and the auction bidders. Now the results of that auction have come out. T-Mobile announced today that it came away with 1,525 licenses and an average of 31 MHz nationwide, which it spent a total of $7.99 billion on. T-Mo won 45 percent of all of the low-band spectrum available … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to test 3.5GHz equipment

T-Mobile has some new testing that it wants to do, according to an FCC filing. T-Mobile has asked the FCC for permission to perform tests in the 3550-3700 MHz band. Specifically, T-Mo wants to test pre-commercial equipment from April 15, 2017, to September 30, 2018. The testing will take place in Bellevue, Wash., where T-Mobile’s headquarters are located, as well as in nearby Bothell, Wash. “T-Mobile wishes to start operating in the 3550-3700 MHz band to … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches LTE comparison map so you can compare its coverage to the other carriers

T-Mobile has long offered a coverage map so that you can get an idea of what the service will be like in your neck of the woods. Now T-Mo is making it easy to compare its own coverage against those of its competitors, too. T-Mobile has added an LTE comparison map to its website. The map is just what it sounds like, letting you compare T-Mobile’s LTE coverage to that of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolling out Scam ID and Scam Block features to help protect customers

T-Mobile is launching two new features today to help keep you safe. Scam ID and Scam Block are two new features that will identify and block scam calls on the T-Mobile network. Scam ID uses technology to compare the phone number of an incoming call against a global database of known scammer numbers. If a match is found, the network tags the call is likely a scam and warns you about it. If you’d prefer to never even … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dallas determine cause of 911 issue, T-Mo not at fault

Earlier this week, T-Mobile engineers traveled to Dallas to investigate a “ghost calling” glitch that it was thought was related to T-Mobile and was resulting in long 911 hold times. Now more information on the situation has come out. T-Mobile says that abandoned calls, not ghost calls, are to blame for the 911 issue, the City of Dallas announced today. While ghost calls are the result of a person’s phone making multiple calls to 911, … [read full article]

T-Mobile ‘ghost calling’ glitch causing long 911 hold times in Dallas

When you’re in an emergency situation, being able to contact 911 right away is important. However, an issue involving T-Mobile customers in Dallas is interfering with speedy 911 contact. There’s an issue with T-Mobile customers in Dallas that end up with “ghost calls” when they try to contact 911. The glitch causes 911 systems to record calls as hangups, which results in 911 operators trying to respond to the ghost calls, which then causes other callers … [read full article]