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T-Mobile requests FCC permission to conduct 3.5GHz equipment tests

T-Mobile is interested in run some 3.5GHz tests. T-Mobile recently submitted an application for special temporary authority with the FCC, requesting permission to operate in the 3.5GHz band. T-Mo says that it wants to operate in the 3550-3700MHz band “to understand the propagation characteristics and gain a better understanding of new innovative services this band can offer.” In its application, T-Mobile explains that it’ll be working with equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The tests will be conducted … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calling and texting to Mexico in response to earthquake

Following T-Mobile’s announcement that customers affected by Hurricane Maria will get free service, T-Mo has confirmed a similar offer for those affected by the latest Mexico earthquake. Through September 22nd, T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers can call and text Mexico without additional charge. This applies to customers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico. T-Mobile customers in Mexico will be able to roam for free during this time, too. Source: T-Mobile

T-Mobile offering free calling, texting, and unlimited data to customers affected by Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, T-Mobile has announced that it’s making it free for customers there to stay in contact with loved ones. From September 19th through September 24th, T-Mobile customers in Puerto Rico are getting free calling and texting anywhere in the U.S. as well as unlimited data. Customers on T-Mobile One and Simple Choice already get unlimited calling and texting, and T-Mobile One customers get unlimited data as well, but this move ensures … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms deprioritization threshold will increase to 50GB on September 20

One day after we heard that T-Mobile may be planning to increase its deprioritization threshold, T-Mo has officially confirmed the change. Starting tomorrow, September 20th, T-Mobile’s deprioritization threshold will increase to 50GB. That threshold is currently sitting at 32GB, where it’s been since May. If you use 50GB of data in a single month, your data usage will be deprioritized behind other users. This means that your usage is placed behind other users and you … [read full article]

Apple unleashes iOS 11 update

iPhone and iPad owners, grab your devices, because it’s time to update to iOS 11. Apple has released iOS 11 to the public, complete with new features and improvements to existing features. There’s a new Files app to organize and access files on your device and in the cloud, an updated Control Center that you can customize to fit the way that you use your device, and a Do Not Disturb for driving that’ll disable notifications … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint once again rumored to be in merger talks

Rumors of a merger involving T-Mobile and Sprint are back again. T-Mobile and Sprint are in “active talks” regarding a merger, say sources speaking to CNBC. The parent companies of both carriers, Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank, have allegedly been in “frequent conversations” about a deal. The talks involve a stock-for-stock deal that result in DT being the majority owner while SoftBank would be a large minority holder. If a merger were to be completed, it’s expected … [read full article]

T-Mobile may increase deprioritization threshold to 50GB this week

UPDATE: While T-Mobile hasn’t issued an announcement regarding this news, the official @TMobileHelp account just tweeted “Starting 9/20, the limit will be increased!” in response to a question about this leak.   ORIGINAL: After raising its deprioritization threshold to 32GB back in May, it looks like T-Mobile is set to bump it up again this week. On September 20th, T-Mobile will increase its “Fair Usage threshold” from 32GB to 50GB, according to a TmoNews source. … [read full article]

Apple Watch Series 3 data speed will top out at 512Kbps with T-Mobile Digits

UPDATE: John Legere just announced that he’s “heard your frustration about the Apple Watch plan” and that, as a result, the Apple Watch Series 3 plan will now include unlimited 4G LTE data for $10 per month.   ORIGINAL: Today’s the day that T-Mobile began taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3, the first Apple Watch with built-in LTE connectivity. There is one T-Mo-specific detail about the new wearable that buyers should be … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge receiving security updates

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners, there’s a software update coming your way. Several Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners have reached out to TmoNews to say that they’re getting a new update today. Coming in at nearly 300MB in size, the update appears to add the August 1, 2017 Android security patches. T-Mobile hasn’t updated its GS7 or GS7 edge support pages with info on this new update, so … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launches today at T-Mobile

Today’s the day that iOS fans can pre-order Apple’s new iPhone 8, and Android fans have their own new flagship available to them. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 officially launches at T-Mobile today. The Note 8 comes with 64GB of built-in storage and includes a microSD slot if you need more storage. Color options include Orchid Gray and Midnight Black. Pricing for the Note 8 is set at $210 down and $30 per month for … [read full article]