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ZTE Axon 7 update rolling out with T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling support, Android 7.1.1

ZTE Axon 7 owners, another update is coming your way. ZTE confirmed today that it’s starting to push Android 7.1.1 to the Axon 7. This is a big one for Axon 7 owners on T-Mobile because it includes support for T-Mo Wi-Fi Calling, a feature that ZTE has been planning to include since the Axon 7’s launch last year. The update also includes improvements to Daydream VR functionality, security and performance updates, and bug … [read full article]

T-Mobile ‘ghost calling’ glitch causing long 911 hold times in Dallas

When you’re in an emergency situation, being able to contact 911 right away is important. However, an issue involving T-Mobile customers in Dallas is interfering with speedy 911 contact. There’s an issue with T-Mobile customers in Dallas that end up with “ghost calls” when they try to contact 911. The glitch causes 911 systems to record calls as hangups, which results in 911 operators trying to respond to the ghost calls, which then causes other callers … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering Samsung Gear VR for 50 percent off

Many of the deals that T-Mobile offers offer free phones and free lines, but sometimes T-Mo will have some nice discounts on accessories, too. T-Mobile is now offering the Samsung Gear VR for 50 percent off its normal price, which means that it’s now $49.97. This model includes a USB Type-C adapter, and it appears to be the Gear VR model that debuted with the Galaxy Note 7 last year. T-Mo is also offering free … [read full article]

T-Mobile once again named as one of the world’s most ethical companies

T-Mobile is kicking off its week with an award win. T-Mobile has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This is the ninth year in a row that T-Mo has won this award. The evaluation process for the award sees Ethisphere examine a company’s performance in five categories to determine its ethics level. The biggest piece of a company’s Ethics Quotient score is its Ethics and Compliance Program, which … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talks covering remaining LTE coverage gap with Verizon

T-Mobile touts that it covers 99 percent of the people that Verizon does, and this week T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talked up T-Mo’s plans to fill out the remaining coverage. “First and foremost, we really do want to cover that last 700,000 square miles in the US that Verizon has an edge on us on,” Carter said at a Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday. He went on to say that while T-Mobile does have roaming … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S8 hits the FCC with support for LTE band 66

We have to wait until March 29 for Samsung to officially unveil the Galaxy S8, but today an FCC filing appears to have revealed some interesting info about the upcoming flagship. Today the FCC publishing its testing info for a Samsung device with the model number SM-G950U, which is thought to be the unlocked Galaxy S8. That’s because the model number fits with previous Samsung Galaxy S flagships. For example, the unlocked Galaxy S7 … [read full article]

T-Mobile ending free iPhone 7 switcher deal early, will now run through March 9

Remember that free iPhone 7 switcher offer that T-Mobile launched last week? It was supposed to run through March 16, but T-Mo revealed today that it’s ending the promotion early. The free iPhone 7 offer will now end tomorrow, March 9, so you’ve only got one more day to take advantage of it. As for why the deal is ending early, T-Mo says that it’s because “this offer is so hot.” This deal offers a … [read full article]

T-Mobile raises deprioritization threshold to 30GB

For awhile now, T-Mobile’s network management policy has said that customers using more than 28GB of data in one month will be deprioritized. Today that threshold has been raised. T-Mobile’s new deprioritization threshold is 30GB of usage in a single billing cycle. While T-Mo didn’t make an official announcement about the change, you can see in the screenshot that I took of the cached page that the network management policy says 28GB: Navigating to the webpage … [read full article]