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Samsung Gear 360 (2017) now available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has sold many different Samsung accessories in the past, including the Gear S3 and Gear VR, and now another Gear device has hit T-Mo’s shelves. The Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $0 down and $9.59 per month for 24 months, or $229.99 total. Also of note is that Samsung is running a promotion that’ll get you a hefty discount on the new Gear 360. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Digits service will officially launch on May 31st

After months of beta testing, T-Mobile Digits is finally ready for launch. T-Mobile announced today that Digits will launch May 31st. T-Mo customers will be able to turn their phone number into a Digits number that can be used on another smartphone, a tablet, a smartwatch, or a PC to get your phone calls and texts. Pricing for Digits will be free for customers that want to use their existing phone number on other devices. … [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]

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]

T-Mobile wins ‘Tappy’ lawsuit against Huawei

Remember when T-Mobile sued Huawei for allegedly stealing T-Mo’s phone-testing robot tech? Nearly three years after we first learned of the lawsuit, a ruling has been reached. A jury has ruled in T-Mobile’s favor in its lawsuit against Huawei. The trial kicked off in late April and the jury began deliberating on Monday this week, with a verdict coming Wednesday. The jury awarded T-Mobile $4.8 million, which is quite a bit less than the … [read full article]

T-Mobile monthly fee increase happening on June 10

Heads up, folks, because T-Mobile has announced a fee change that’s going to affect some T-Mo customers. Starting June 10, 2017, the Regulatory Programs & Telco Recovery Fee for select T-Mobile accounts will increase. The cost will go from $2.71 to $3.18 for voice lines, while data lines will see their fee increase from $0.98 to $1.16. This change doesn’t affect T-Mobile customers on a T-Mobile One plan with taxes and fees included. It does … [read full article]

T-Mobile executives talk merger, say Sprint is a logical partner

There’s been lots of speculation regarding a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, including news that Sprint and SoftBank have started informal talks about a deal with T-Mo parent company Deutsche Telekom. Now T-Mobile itself has chimed in on the matter. During an investors conference earlier today, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that he expects merger talks to happen now that the FCC’s 600MHz auction and its quiet period have ended. “It’s not a question of will talks … [read full article]