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FCC finishes first stage of 600MHz auction with $86.4 billion spectrum cost

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the 600MHz spectrum auction, but today a major milestone was hit. The FCC has confirmed that the reverse auction is complete, and that the bidding for the 126MHz of spectrum that was cleared finished at $86.4 billion. With a “B.” Now the FCC will shift to the forward auction that’ll see carriers, including T-Mobile, bid for that spectrum. In addition to T-Mo, AT&T and Verizon are … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can call or text Turkey for free following Istanbul attack

Following an attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, T-Mobile has announced that it’s making it free for its customers to contact Turkey. From June 28 through July 5, all T-Mobile Simple Choice prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to call and text from the U.S. to Turkey for free. The regular charges will appear on customers’ bills along with credits to cancel them out. In addition to T-Mo customers, the free calling and texting to … [read full article]

Unlocked Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus now available for pre-order

Motorola’s Moto G line is known for offering affordable Android smartphones, and today the latest models became available for pre-order in the U.S. Both the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are now available for pre-order from Motorola’s website. They’re being offered with Moto Maker, which means that you can customize the front, back, and accent colors of your phone and add an engraving if you’d like. Pricing starts at $199 for the 16GB … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays server issues affecting some users

UPDATE: John Legere said in a Periscope stream that T-Mo has given away more than one million gifts through today’s T-Mobile Tuesday.   T-Mobile Tuesday is here again, and it appears as though the server issues that’ve plagued some of the previous Tuesdays have come with it. Many T-Mobile customers are reporting that they’re being greeted with an error message when trying to use the T-Mobile Tuesdays app to redeem their free gifts. The error … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 edge updates include June security patches and more

One day after a pair of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones received updates, a pair of Galaxy S handsets have started getting updates of their own. T-Mobile has announced new updates for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. According to the changelogs, these updates include June’s security patches, an anti-theft update, and unspecified bug fixes and improvements. The Galaxy S6’s update weighs in at 247.41MB and bumps the phone up to software version G920TUVU4EPF1. … [read full article]

LG G4 deal knocks former flagship’s price down to $199.99

Looking for a good deal on a new Android smartphone for use on T-Mobile? If so, you may want to point your browser to eBay. eBay seller cellfree is now offering the T-Mobile version of the LG G4 (model H811) for $199.99. The devices are listed as being “New-Other” condition, and the seller says that they have no scuffs or scratches on the body or screen. You can choose between a G4 with a black … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge getting updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, too

The Galaxy Note 4 isn’t the only T-Mobile smartphone being updated to Android 6.0 today. T-Mobile says that it’s now updating its Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The update bumps the Note Edge to software version N915TUVU2CPE3 and is a hefty 1.52GB in size. To check for it manually, you can go into Settings > About device > Software update. As for what’s included, T-Mo’s changelog is rather vague, listing only a … [read full article]

T-Mobile touts network upgrades in Cleveland and Philadelphia ahead of RNC and DNC

The Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention are both happening next month, and to ensure that its network runs smoothly for everyone attending, T-Mobile has rolled out network upgrades in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. For the RNC in Cleveland (July 18-21), T-Mobile has added more LTE capacity in the areas that’ll be frequented by everyone attending the conference. That includes re-allocating mid-band spectrum from HSPA+ to LTE in the downtown area and upgrading Distributed Antenna … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

UPDATE: T-Mobile has now updated its Galaxy Note 4 support page with info on this update. Of note is that the N910T Galaxy Note 4 is getting a Google Voice fix, while the N910T3 version of the Note 4 is getting an anti-theft update.   Galaxy Note 4 owners, your serving of Marshmallow has arrived. T-Mobile is now pushing Android 6.0.1 to its Galaxy Note 4. As you might expect from a major OS upgrade, this update is … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 branding and spec details leak out

The past five Samsung Galaxy Note flagships have appeared on T-Mobile, and so it’s not crazy to assume that the next model will, too. And thanks to some new leaks, we may have some details on what that new Note will have to offer when it hits T-Mo. Several leaks detailing the Galaxy Note 7 have been posted by Evan Blass. First up is the name itself, which leaked branding indicates will be “Galaxy Note 7” and … [read full article]