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SoftBank reportedly still interested in T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The rumors of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger are back. A new report from Reuters claims that SoftBank is willing to give up its control of Sprint to T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom in order to get a T-Mo-Sprint merger done. While SoftBank would reportedly discuss different deals, sources say that the company is willing to cede control of Sprint and then get a minority stake in a combined T-Mo-Sprint. SoftBank hasn’t actually approached Deutsche Telekom regarding a … [read full article]

Android 7.0 Nougat update making its way to all T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users

Well, that didn’t take long. T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners that participated in Samsung’s Nougat beta program began getting their official Android 7.0 update last night. The update mentioned that beta testers would be getting the update first, but now it looks like the update is hitting non-beta testers, too. Several T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners are now receiving updates that weigh in at 1.5GB. These folks report that they weren’t in … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include Shell gas discount, free movie rental next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts have been revealed. For the February 21 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers will get $0.25 off a gallon of gas at Shell, up to 20 gallons. Also included is 25 percent off regular menu-priced items at Papa John’s when you order online, as well as a free FandangoNOW movie rental up to $5. Don’t forget that you could also get a free pizza from Papa John’s on T-Mobile Tuesday. Just … [read full article]

Improved T-Mobile One plan with HD video, 10GB high-speed mobile hotspot launches today

Right on schedule, the improved T-Mobile One plan has launched. This updated T-Mobile One plan includes HD video, 10GB of high-speed mobile hotspot, and unlimited international data with speeds up to 256kbps (previously was 128kbps) in more than 140 countries and destinations. Keep in mind that you’ll have to enable these features on your plan to get them, so hop into your account settings on the T-Mobile website or in the app to do so. You’ll … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 7.0 Nougat, update hitting beta testers first

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, your serving of Nougat is ready. Samsung and T-Mobile have completed the Android 7.0 Nougat update for T-Mo’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Several T-Mobile customers started receiving the Nougat update on their phones this evening, complete with the February 1, 2017 security patches. It appears as though the update is only hitting Samsung beta testers at first. The TmoNews readers who pinged me about the update were in … [read full article]

OpenSignal compares US carriers’ LTE by region, T-Mobile finishes first or second each

After releasing its State of Mobile Networks: USA report last week, OpenSignal today shared a follow-up report that shows how the four major US carriers stack up in the different regions of the USA. Looking at the map above, you can see that the regional results are similar to the nationwide report from last week. According to OpenSignal, Verizon has the best 4G LTE availability in all five regions of the USA. The 4G LTE … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares projected coverage map for end of 2017

When T-Mobile announced its Q4 2016 earnings earlier this week, it also dropped some info on the current status of its network and its future coverage plans. That includes sharing a projected coverage map for 2017. The new T-Mobile projected coverage map shows what T-Mo expects its network to look like as of December 31, 2017. Compared to the coverage map as of December 31, 2016, T-Mo is planning to greatly expand its LTE footprint … [read full article]

Updated T-Mobile One plan will only require HD video to be activated once

After beefing up the T-Mobile One plan in response to the launch of Verizon’s new unlimited plan, T-Mo today clarified one aspect of the change. T-Mobile has confirmed that T-Mobile One customers won’t have to enable HD day passes to get high-definition video with the updated T-Mobile One plan. T-Mo told The Verge that once you’ve activated the new HD video feature, you won’t need to worry about turning it on again. T-Mobile also clarified that with … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 2.1 million customers in Q4 2016, total subscriber base grows to 71.5 million

UPDATE: John Legere said today that T-Mobile plans to open 1,000 new T-Mo stores in 2017 as well as 1,500 new MetroPCS stores. Also revealed during today’s earnings call is that two-thirds of T-Mobile customers are using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calling.   ORIGINAL: Today is a Tuesday that’s loaded with big events, because not only is it both Valentine’s Day and T-Mobile Tuesday, but it’s also T-Mobile earnings day. T-Mobile today shared its Q4 … [read full article]