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T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota among others

This week, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is involved in several new transactions to acquire yet more 700MHz spectrum in a number of new markets. The updated map above shows the markets where it holds spectrum in magenta, with other proposed acquisitions marked in different colors. A deal with Frontier would see T-Mo add 700MHz spectrum in Rochester, NY, covering around 1.51 million POPs. Another transaction with Kurian would see low-band spectrum networks … [read full article]

T-Mobile Cellspot Routers and Signal Boosters not available in store today [Update: Clarification]

We’ve received information from sources that T-Mobile’s plan to make both the new Personal Cellspot Router and LTE Signal Booster available today hasn’t come to fruition. Instead, retail staff are being advised – tentatively – that POS enhancements and system updates will be pushed on Friday, September 26. It could be later than that, but that’s the day they’re aiming for. Each account – we’re told – can have 2 CellSpot devices. Particularly … [read full article]

Samsung Gear S coming to T-Mobile, will be available on EIP

Following on from a Samsung announcement that the new Gear S smartwatch would be available in the U.S. some time this fall, T-Mobile got in touch to confirm that it will be one of the carriers offering the latest Samsung wearable device. It will be available on EIP, but no specific pricing has been announced. Of interest to me is seeing how it plays with current T-Mo plans. The Gear S – as … [read full article]

Ericsson chosen by T-Mobile to build out the new 700MHz and 1900MHz LTE networks

Ericsson revealed yesterday evening that it’s been chosen by T-Mobile to build out the company’s newer 700MHz and 1900MHz LTE networks. And the news should come as no surprise, since the Swedish company has been used in the past to build a lot of the first T-Mo LTE network. Ericsson has started building the new 4G base station equipment for the A-block, band 12 LTE network currently in its infancy. As well as … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE going live in downtown Cincinnati

Not long ago we heard of plans T-Mobile had to activate its long-awaited LTE network in downtown Cincinnati. We’d initially been told that we should expect it sometime between the middle and end of October, but it seems Magenta’s network magicians have got it live far sooner than planned. We’ve received a number of sightings in various parts of downtown Cincinatti, and the west … [read full article]

T-Mo flavor Moto X finally gets Android 4.4.4

Although T-Mobile never officially carried the 2013 model Moto X, Motorola did sell a “T-Mobile” edition through its Moto Maker site. And I’m sure at least a handful of you, TmoNews readers eventually picked one up. I’m also fairly certain – like me – you thought the T-Mobile friendly 4.4.4 update would never arrive. Good news! It’s here. Android 4.4.4 for the T-Mo flavored Moto X is available to download over-the-air from this morning. … [read full article]

Personal Cellspot deposit being waived for ordered placed before Sept. 24th?

Although the Personal Cellspot Wi-Fi routers became available to customers last week, they can’t be sold in stores until September 24th due to some system issue. This lead to many customers having to pace an order for delivery instead. But, seemingly as a gesture of goodwill, T-Mobile has been waiving the $25 deposit required from postpaid customers to get the free router. Now, … [read full article]

Network update: LTE goes live in Gardner, MA plus a map of T-Mobile’s 700MHz spectrum

Some interesting tidbits of information to share with you this morning. I’ve collected a couple of really interesting updates regarding T-Mobile’s network expansion and improvement. First off, is a really handy map which shows the markets where T-Mo already owns 700MHz spectrum, and the areas in which it has agreed to buy. Tip of the hat to one of our readers, Edward for pointing it out to me. . 700MHz Spectrum Map The pink areas show where … [read full article]