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Android 7.0 Nougat update now hitting Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and other devices

Months after its original announcement, Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here. An update to Android 7.0 is now rolling out to Nexus devices. That means if you’ve got a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, or Pixel C (yes, it’s not technically a Nexus), then Nougat is coming your way. As with most updates, though, keep in mind that this rollout will be staggered, so it could take some time for Android … [read full article]

T-Mobile subscribers getting free access to hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots in Singapore

T-Mobile customers have been enjoying some nice international benefits this summer, including unlimited high-speed data in Europe and Brazil. Now another international benefit has been announced. T-Mobile subscribers can get free access to Singapore’s free public Wi-Fi network, called Wireless@SG, from Aug. 22 through Sept. 21. T-Mo customers will have access to around 290 Wi-Fi hotspots in the designated test areas, including island resort Sentosa and major MRT train stations. If you’re planning to … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile Note 7 pre-order customers having issues claiming gifts, but Samsung is on it

T-Mobile opened pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 7 immediately once the calendar turned to Aug. 3 on the east coast, but it looks like that may have wreaked havoc on some customers’ effort to get their bonus gift. Some T-Mobile Note 7 pre-order customers are reporting that their request to get their free gift is being rejected by Samsung. The issue is that the promotion, which offers a free Gear Fit 2, 256GB microSD card, or … [read full article]

Sprint CEO confirms interest in T-Mobile merger, but says no talks happening

Earlier this week, a report suggested that SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son was interested in merging Sprint — which his company is the majority owner of — with T-Mobile. Now Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has commented on that report. In an interview with Fortune, Claure confirmed that there is interest in merging Sprint and T-Mobile. “We’ve always said that we were interested, Claure said, adding that “it would be nice to combine both companies to give … [read full article]

EFF says T-Mobile One seems to violate net neutrality

One day after the announcement of T-Mobile One, the new plan is giving some people concerns that it could violate net neutrality. EFF senior staff technologist Jeremy Gillula told the Daily Dot that, based on what his group has read about T-Mobile One so far, “it seems like T-Mobile’s new plan to charge its customers extra to not throttle video runs directly afoul of the principle of net neutrality.” He added that T-Mobile One’s video … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays prizes are focused on travel

UPDATE: The T-Mobile Tuesdays site has been updated with more info on this week’s gifts. They include a $15 Lyft credit, small Wendy’s Frosty, free VUDU rental, and your choice of one of 10 free HarperCollins books.   Tuesday is still a few days away, but today we know what prizes T-Mobile will have for the next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays on Aug. 23. First up, the free gifts. T-Mobile has switched things up this week by … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 officially launches today

Today’s the day: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is now available. Navigating to T-Mobile’s web store shows that the Galaxy Note 7 now has an “Order Now” button, and the Note 7 should also be hitting the shelves of your friendly neighborhood T-Mobile store. The Note 7 comes with 64GB of built-in storage and is available in Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, and Black Onyx color options. Shipping estimates for the Note 7 vary depending on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 now being delivered to pre-order customers

Last week, T-Mobile began charging some Galaxy Note 7 pre-order customers for their devices. That lead some to think that the Note 7 deliveries could start a couple of days later, but that wasn’t the case. The good news is that it looks like Note 7s are starting to hit doorsteps today. Several Note 7 pre-order customers have started receiving their phones from T-Mobile. As shown on Reddit and Twitter, The packaging … [read full article]

Un-carrier 12 is T-Mobile One, the end of data buckets and arrival of one unlimited plan

  Surprise! Turns out that that mysterious conference call that T-Mobile scheduled for today was to discuss Un-carrier 12. Today T-Mobile unveiled T-Mobile One, a new data plan that brings an end to data buckets. The new plan includes unlimited talk, text, and high-speed 4G LTE data, as well as the Un-carrier benefits like Simple Global, Mobile Without Borders, and T-Mobile Tuesdays. Unlimited mobile hotspot is included, too, but at 2G speeds. Pricing for T-Mobile … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO reportedly still wants Sprint and T-Mobile merger

T-Mobile’s name has popped up as part of several possible mergers, including some with Sprint. None of those deals have actually panned out, but Sprint’s owner is holding out hope that one will. Sources say that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, wants to merge Sprint with T-Mobile. SoftBank currently owns more than 80 percent of Sprint. Bloomberg’s sources explain that if Son feels that the next head of the FCC would be responsive … [read full article]