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T-Mobile LG V20 pricing revealed as pre-orders get underway

After announcing its LG V20 launch date earlier in October, T-Mobile today kicked off pre-orders for the new Android flagship. The LG V20 is available for pre-order at a price of $49.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months. If you’d prefer to buy the V20 using JUMP! On Demand, expect to pony up $0 down and $34 per month for 18 months. Full retail price for T-Mobile’s V20 is set at $769.99. If … [read full article]

FCC lowers clearing cost for 600MHz auction to $54.6 billion

After the first stage of the FCC’s 600MHz spectrum auction finished back in June at a cost of $86.4 billion, the FCC has now ended the second stage with a lower price. This week, the FCC finished the second round of its 600MHz auction with a clearing cost of $54.6 million for 114MHz of spectrum, which is considerably less than the original cost of $86.4 billion for 126MHz. The bidders in the auction have to … [read full article]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 banned from flights by DoT

If you’ve still got your Galaxy Note 7 and plan to continue carrying it despite the recall, you can no longer bring it aboard an airplane. The Department of Transportation (DoT) has officially banned the Galaxy Note 7 from US airplanes. The FAA recently urged Note 7 owners to power down their devices while aboard a plane, but with this official ban, Note 7 owners are not allowed to bring their phones onto a plane … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesdays grand prize offering one year’s worth of dinner and movies

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts include a newcomer and a couple of regulars. For the T-Mobile Tuesday on October 18, T-Mo customers can get 10 free 4×6 photo prints from Printicular. You’ll be able to pick up your photos at Walgreens. T-Mobile will also offer a free movie rental from VUDU and a free small Frosty from Wendy’s. Meanwhile, next week’s prizes are all about going out for dinner and a movie. Two grand prize winners … [read full article]

Samsung and the US CPSC announce recall of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones

Following Samsung’s decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, it’s now been announced that the replacement Note 7s are being officially recalled. Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have officially recalled the replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones that were handed out starting in late September. With this second round of Note 7s included, the recall affects 1.9 million devices. The US CPSC says that there have been 23 reports of Note … [read full article]

Alcatel Linkzone mobile hotspot launching today at T-Mobile

Alcatel and T-Mobile are teaming up on a new mobile hotspot device called the Linkzone. The Alcatel Linkzone is launching today at T-Mobile, though T-Mo’s web store lists it as “Out of Stock” as of this writing. The Linkzone is priced at $0 down and $3.34 per month for 24 months, and full retail price is $79.99 if you’d prefer to pay all at once. The Linkzone supports 4G LTE speeds up to 150Mbps with LTE bands 2, 4, … [read full article]

Samsung officially ends production of Galaxy Note 7

It’s official: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is done. Samsung announced today that it’s stopping sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7 following a week that including several reports of “safe” replacement models catching fire. “Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung explained. If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you can return it to a T-Mobile store for … [read full article]

T-Mobile temporarily halting sales of and exchanges for Galaxy Note 7

After several replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones caught fire, T-Mobile has announced that it’s stopping sales of the device. T-Mobile says that it’s temporarily halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and exchanges for replacement Note 7s. If you’ve got a recalled or replacement Note 7, you can take your phone to a T-Mobile store for a full refund and then choose any other device in T-Mo’s inventory. You can also get a refund on … [read full article]

Multiple replacement Galaxy Note 7 owners report that their phones have caught fire

When Samsung started handing out “safe” Galaxy Note 7 phones last month, it was expected that we would be putting the stories of overheating Note 7s behind us. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. In the days after a report said that a replacement Note 7 overheated on an airplane, three more “safe” Note 7s have reportedly caught fire. First, a man in Kentucky woke up at 4:00 am last Tuesday to discover that his … [read full article]

T-Mobile will let replacement Galaxy Note 7 owners swap their phone for a different device

Following the news that a replacement Galaxy Note 7 may have overheated on an airplane, T-Mobile has announced that owners of these devices can exchange them if they’d like. T-Mobile today updated its statement about the Galaxy Note 7 recall, and it now says that customers can bring their Note 7 to a T-Mobile store and exchange it for a new Note 7 or a full refund and any device that T-Mo offers. “This applies to … [read full article]