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T-Mobile offering prepaid gift cards to SCORE! customers as program ends

We learned earlier this year that T-Mobile was discontinuing SCORE!, a program that’d give customers deals on upgrades to new smartphones. Now it looks like customers that haven’t redeemed their SCORE! discount are getting something else from T-Mo. T-Mobile appears to be reaching out to SCORE! customers who haven’t used their benefit and offering them a $150 prepaid card, according to a couple of sources that reached out to TmoNews. Customers that are eligible for this prepaid card … [read full article]

FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction completes Stage 3, clearing cost still not met

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction rolled on today with the completion of Stage 3, and it went pretty much just like the past stages did. The clearing cost for Stage 3 of the reverse auction was set at $40.3 billion, which is the target amount that the bidders in the auction would need to offer for the auction to continue forward. However, the bidders only offered up $19.7 billion for the 108MHz of spectrum … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer free greeting card, discount at The Grommet, and more next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts and prizes are official, and regular offers like those from Lyft and Wendy’s have been swapped out. The T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts for December 6 will include $12 off your order at The Grommet, a website that offers all kinds of “undiscovered products” like gadgets, kitchen tools, pet toys, and a motion-activated toilet light. Other gifts for next week include a free Inkly greeting card and a free appetizer worth up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE coming to Chicago in the first half of 2017

Back in May, we learned that T-Mobile had agreed to acquire 700MHz spectrum in Chicago that would be used for Extended Range LTE in that city. Now we’re starting to learn more about when and where that rollout will happen. T-Mobile has closed its acquisition of 700MHz spectrum from Leap Licenseco. Now that the deal is done, T-Mobile expects to deploy its Extended Range LTE coverage in Chicago in the first half of 2017. In … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge receiving security updates

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners, it’s time to update. T-Mobile is pushing security updates to its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. TmoNews reader Ray confirmed that his Galaxy S6 has been updated with the November 1, 2016 Android security patches, and given that the S6 and S6 edge have received past updates at the same time, it’s likely that the S6 edge is getting the November security patches, … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G5 receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update

One of the highlight features of the LG V20 is that it launched with Android 7.0 in tow, making it one of the first smartphones to launch with Nougat in tow. Now the V20’s sibling is getting a taste of Nougat, too. The LG G5 is now receiving its Android 7.0 update on T-Mobile. While T-Mo hasn’t officially updated its G5 support page with info on the update, several owners are reporting that … [read full article]

T-Mobile Cyber Monday deal offering free storage upgrades on iPhone 7 purchases

Cyber Monday is here, and with it comes a new deal from T-Mobile. T-Mobile is now offering a free storage upgrade on the iPhone 7. That means that you can get $100 off the 128GB and 256GB models, making them the same prices as the 32GB and 128GB versions, respectively. With this deal, both the 32GB and 128GB iPhone 7 models are $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.09, or $649.99 full price. The 256GB … [read full article]

Android 7.0 Nougat update for unlocked HTC 10 will begin rolling out on Friday

When the HTC 10 launched, T-Mobile added the device to its shelves, but HTC also offered an unlocked model that was fully compatible with T-Mo. And soon, folks that opted for the unlocked model will get a Nougat treat. HTC says that the unlocked version of the HTC 10 will begin receiving its Android 7.0 update Friday, November 25. Owners of the carrier versions of the HTC 10 will have to wait a bit … [read full article]

T-Mobile accounting is the target of an SEC complaint

The Change to Win (CtW) Investment Group today filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about T-Mobile and some of its recent accounting practices. CtW Investment Group works with pension funds sponsored by unions affiliated with Change to Win, a labor group that’s gone after T-Mo in the past for alleged false advertising. According to CtW Investment Group, the way that T-Mobile reports some of its metrics don’t conform to generally accepting account … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will be #GivingTuesday, T-Mo to match donations to Boys & Girls Clubs

T-Mobile today revealed what’s happening for the next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, and it’s going to be a bit different than past weeks. Next Tuesday will be dubbed #GivingTuesday, says T-Mo, because they plan to match donations made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. You’ll be able to donate $5 by texting “Tuesday” to 20222, and T-Mobile will match all donations, up to $200,000. T-Mobile says that it’ll match the donations of anyone giving to … [read full article]