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T-Mobile shares more info on 600MHz spectrum transition process

Last month, T-Mobile revealed that it spent nearly $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum, making it the biggest spender in the FCC’s auction. Now T-Mo has revealed more details on its plans for deploying that spectrum for consumer use. T-Mobile has posted an animation that shows the phases in which the 600MHz spectrum that it purchased will be transitioned to its use. There are 10 phases in total, each with its own deadline for the TV … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 edge+ to get Android 7.0 Nougat update next week

This week, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 began receiving its Android 7.0 update. Next week it’ll be the Galaxy S6 edge+’s turn for a Nougat treat. Des, T-Mobile product manager, announced today that the Galaxy S6 edge+’s Android 7.0 update has been approved by T-Mo engineers. The update is expected to begin rolling out early next week. Android 7.0 brings with it several new features and improvements, like the ability to reply to messages from … [read full article]

BLU R1 Plus is an unlocked Android phone with a 4000mAh battery

After launching the R1 HD late last year, BLU today announced a successor for that device. The BLU R1 Plus is an updated version of the R1 HD, with several upgraded specs. For example, the R1 Plus features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while the R1 HD has an 8-megapixel camera. The R1 Plus also features an upgraded MediaTek 6737 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, all of which are upgrades … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime arrives at T-Mobile and MetroPCS

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ may be one of T-Mobile’s biggest smartphone releases in recent memory, but it’s not the only Samsung handset that’s hit T-Mo’s shelves lately. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime recently arrived at T-Mobile. The Galaxy J3 Prime is available to postpaid customers for $6.00 down and $6.00 per month for 24 months, which works out to a full price of $150.00. Samsung’s Galaxy J3 Prime is also available on prepaid[read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly working on new program for customers to buy phones

There have been some rumblings lately about JUMP! On Demand and whether or not it’ll be going away soon, and while there’s still nothing official on the matter, a new report has come out that claims that T-Mobile may have another program for buying phones in the works. A new report claims that T-Mobile is planning a new Un-carrier move that wants to give customers a phone-buying plan that’ll be commitment free and include a lifetime … [read full article]

BlackBerry KEYone will launch in the US on May 31

After making its official debut earlier this year, the BlackBerry KEYone finally has a launch date in the US. The BlackBerry KEYone will be released on May 31 for $549. It’ll be available unlocked initially, with models for GSM and CDMA carriers, but the KEYone will also be sold by US carriers later on. The only US carrier that’s been confirmed to be onboard with the KEYone so far is Sprint, who will sell the … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday will include free Mother’s Day card, Edible Arrangements prizes

One day after a music-focused T-Mobile Tuesday, T-Mo has revealed what’s coming next Tuesday. Next week, T-Mobile customers can get a free one-year subscription to Fast Company magazine, which will get you 10 issues. T-Mo customers can also get $15 off their order at Vistaprint, which offers custom business cards, t-shirts, banners, and more. With Mother’s Day coming on May 14, T-Mobile will help get its customers ready next week by offering a free … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q1 2017 results, adds another 1.1 million customers

UPDATE: T-Mobile says it will have a 600MHz-capable Samsung device by the holidays this year, with other OEMs making plans for their own 600MHz products. UPDATE 2: Another Un-carrier move coming before the end of this quarter (which ends June 30).   ORIGINAL: T-Mobile’s Q1 2017 results are in, and the Un-carrier has grown again. T-Mobile reports that it added 1.1 million customers in Q1 2017, which means that it has added more than 1 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 owners updating to Android 7.0 using Samsung Smart Switch software

T-Mobile plans to release Android 7.0 for the Galaxy Note 5 early this week, but if you absolutely can’t wait any longer for the update, you might be able to grab it right now. The Android 7.0 update for T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 5 appears to be available through Smart Switch, Samsung’s software for Windows and Mac computers. TmoNews readers Jean Carlos and EffortLess installed the update this weekend. As for what’s included in … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 expected to begin getting Android 7.0 update early next week

Galaxy Note 5 owners on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon all began receiving their Android 7.0 updates earlier this month, so T-Mo Note 5 owners are probably wondering where their Nougat update is. Now we know that it’s not far off. T-Mobile gadget guy Des, also known as @AskDes, today confirmed that T-Mo engineers approved the Galaxy Note 5’s Android 7.0 update today. The update should begin hitting devices early next week. FRIDAY SOFTWARE UPDATE: Approval of … [read full article]