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T-Mobile says that it could start deploying spectrum from 600MHz auction in 2017

After months and months of anticipation, the 600MHz incentive auction is finally about to get underway. But when will we actually see the benefits of this auction? T-Mobile hopes that that’ll be next year. “We believe we’ll be able to get the start of deployment and usage at the end of 2017,” Peter Ewens, T-Mobile’s EVP of Corporate Strategy, said this week. Ewens went on to explain that T-Mobile could deploy its 600MHz spectrum in … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially launches in Boston and surrounding cities

A little more than one week after T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially launched in Rochester, N.Y., the service has made the jump over to Massachusetts. Extended Range LTE is now live in Boston, Mass., and other nearby cities. The coverage covers quite a few surrounding towns, including those in surrounding states. If you live anywhere near Boston, be sure to see if your town’s name is included: Acton, Amherst, Arlington, Attleboro, Auburn, Ayer, Barnstable, Bedford, … [read full article]

HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy J7, and LG K10 all launch today at T-Mobile

Right on schedule, the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy J7, and LG K10 are all available from T-Mobile. HTC’s new Android flagship is available for $0 down and 24 payments of $28.34 per month. If you’d prefer JUMP! On Demand, you can upgrade to the HTC 10 for $0 down and $28.50 per month. T-Mo is also offering the HTC 10 for $679.99 full retail. To celebrate the launch of the HTC 10, T-Mobile is offering a … [read full article]

T-Mobile expands Binge On again with NBC, Univision, Spotify, Tidal, and other services

T-Mobile is amping up Binge On again, adding some video services to its free streaming options and also bringing some music streaming services to Binge On. T-Mobile today added services like NBC, Noggin, and Univision to Binge On. Those are some big name networks that greatly expand the number of shows that T-Mo customers can stream free with Binge On. Other video services joining Binge On today include Crunchyroll, Great Big Story, Kiswe, Ligonier Ministries, Streamate, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s latest ‘Get a Tablet on Us’ promo runs this weekend only

It’s time once again for a “Get a Tablet on Us” promo. T-Mobile is kicking off a “Get a Tablet on Us” deal today, May 13, that will run for this weekend only. With this offer, you can get an LG G Pad F 8.0 for free when you sign up for a mobile internet plan, which starts at $10 per month when paired with a smartphone plan ($20 without) for 2GB of data every month. … [read full article]

ZTE ZMAX Pro reportedly coming to T-Mobile with 6-inch display

After launching the original ZTE ZMAX in 2014, T-Mobile decided to pass on its successor, which is being sold by AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone brand. According to a new report, though, the ZMAX name will be making a return to T-Mobile this year. The ZTE ZMAX Pro will launch this summer, according to a VentureBeat report, and it’s going to arrive at T-Mobile. The ZTE ZMAX Pro is expected to be the largest ZMAX model yet, … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G spectrum and use cases

There’s been a lot of 5G talk lately, and recently T-Mobile paid a visit to the FCC to talk more about 5G tech. In a presentation given to the FCC, T-Mobile touched a bit on what it thinks the initial use cases for 5G will be. T-Mo says that millimeter wave 5G tech will be useful in small cell applications in both urban and suburban areas, where it’ll be used to fill in coverage gaps, … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce XL getting Windows 10 Mobile update version 10586.318

One month after pushing 10586.218 to Windows 10 Mobile devices, Microsoft is now rolling out another Cumulative Update. TmoNews reader Joe today receive an update to 10586.318 on his Alcatel Fierce XL. The update includes several bug fixes and improvements, like a fix for a bug that could cause unexpected battery drain while the screen is off, and improvements to Cortana. Here’s what Microsoft’s official changelog for the update looks like: Reliability, performance and stability … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is officially live in Rochester, N.Y.

Days after I told you about some new Extended Range LTE sightings, T-Mobile has officially confirmed that the coverage is live in a new market. Extended Range LTE is now live in Rochester, N.Y., which includes the surrounding cities of Gates, Brighton, Irondequoit, Batavia, Caledonia, Canandaigua, Seneca Falls and Penn Yann. Additionally, T-Mo has launched two new stores in Rochester at the Webster and Eastview Malls. T-Mobile says that its LTE coverage now reaches 308 million people. … [read full article]

HTC 10 launching at T-Mobile on May 18, early buyers get free gifts

UPDATE: I’ve gotten a couple more details on T-Mobile’s HTC 10 launch plans. T-Mo will offer the HTC 10 in Glacier Silver, and JUMP! On Demand pricing will be set at $0 down and $28.50 per month.   T-Mobile has been pretty quiet about the HTC 10 ever since HTC’s new Android flagship was announced one month ago, but today T-Mo is finally breaking its silence. The HTC 10 will launch at T-Mobile on May … [read full article]