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T-Mobile previews Q4 2016 results, says it now has 71.5 million customers

Ahead of today’s Un-carrier Next announcement, T-Mobile today shared a preview of its Q4 2016 results. T-Mobile says that in Q4 2016, it added 2.1 million customers, including 1.2 million postpaid net adds. Of that 1.2 million, 933,000 were phones. This marks the 15th straight quarter that T-Mo has added more than 1 million customers. For the full year of 2016, T-Mobile added 8.2 million total customers. That includes 4.1 million postpaid customers and 2.5 … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat updates

Some Android update news has arrived to help you get over this Wednesday hump. Android 7.0 Nougat updates appear to be rolling out to two T-Mobile devices. First up, noted HTC leaker LlabTooFeR today said that the T-Mobile HTC 10 is now receiving its update to Android 7.0. Multiple T-Mo HTC 10 owners on the xda-developers forums have confirmed that they have received the update. T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its HTC 10 software update … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro now available for pre-order with 5.5-inch display, dual 13MP rear cameras

ZTE today announced an Android smartphone targeted at the US market. The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is now official, boasting dual 13-megapixel rear cameras that let you do things like add a bokeh effect to your images. Also included with the rear cameras is a dual flash and 4K video capture. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the front of the Blade V8 Pro, too. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro runs Android Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display … [read full article]

Honor 6X launching this month with metal body and dual rear cameras

After launching the Honor 8 in the US in the second half of 2016, Honor today kicked off 2017 by introducing another new handset. The Honor 6X is an affordable Android smartphone with a metal body. It’ll be available for pre-order starting January 4 for $249 ahead of its launch on January 15. Honor will also be hosting flash sales on January 10, 17, 24, and 31 when the 6X will be available for $199.99. … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching Internet of Things Access packs that bundle wireless data and modules

T-Mobile’s been making a big Internet of Things (IoT) push over the last year or so, and today that effort continues. T-Mobile has introduced two IoT Access packs that aim to make it simple to get IoT devices online. The base plan includes up to 5MB of data per month for $20 per year per device, and $6 per year per device afterward. The step-up plan offers unlimited data at 64Kbps for $25 per year … [read full article]

T-Mobile band 12 LTE spotted in Kentucky, Arizona, and other states

Yesterday, T-Mobile gave us an update on its network as it stands at the end of 2016. Extended Range LTE grew quite a bit in the final months alone, going from 225 million people in October to 250 million people in December. T-Mo continues to expand its Extended Range LTE coverage, and here are some of the places that it’s been spotted lately: Bono, Ark. Crozet, Va. Hershey, Pa. Georgetown, Ky. San Diego, Calif. [read full article]

T-Mobile shares end-of-year network update

With 2016 coming to a close, T-Mobile has decided to share an end of year update on its network. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo’s LTE network now covers 313 million people. To compare, T-Mobile reported its LTE coverage was at 312 million people back in October and 304 million at the end of 2015. Extended Range LTE coverage has grown, too, with 250 million people in 500 metro areas now able … [read full article]

Upcoming T-Mobile Tuesdays is focused on health

The next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays is happening on January 3, and it’s all about health and wellness. First up, T-Mobile customers will receive $20 off any juice cleanse from JÙS by Julie. There are several different juice cleanses available, ranging from a one-day cleanse with six juices for $50 all the way up to a five-day cleanse with 30 juices for $250. Free shipping is included for T-Mo customers, too. Next week’s gifts also include a … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin pushing update to kill Galaxy Note 7 today

If you’re still using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, your time with the device is about to come to an end. Today’s the day that T-Mobile will begin pushing an update to its Galaxy Note 7 that’ll prevent the phone from charging. The update will also include a notification with info about Samsung’s Note 7 recall and steps you should take to return the device. The update is version N930TUVU2APL2. Anyone still using a … [read full article]

OnePlus 2 getting OxygenOS 3.5.5 update with VoLTE support and other improvements

If you’re using a OnePlus 2 on T-Mobile, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for a new update that’s now rolling out. OnePlus has announced an OxygenOS 3.5.5 update for the OnePlus 2. One of the most notable features of this update is that it adds VoLTE support “for select carriers”. OnePlus doesn’t specify which carriers’ VoLTE the OnePlus 2 now supports, and the company hasn’t responded to my questions about the … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts include a $2 movie ticket and a Wendy’s Frosty

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays goodies are official. The T-Mobile Tuesdays for December 27 will include three gifts for subscribers. There’s an offer for a $2 movie ticket good for any movie. This offer is valid this Tuesday only, and because there’s a Fandango logo on the T-Mobile Tuesdays site, it seems likely that the deal will be good for tickets purchased through Fandango. Other gifts coming next week include a free small Frosty from Wendy’s and $15 to … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicks off buy one, get one free deal on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

With T-Mobile’s latest offer, anyone looking for a last-minute holiday gift can get something for a loved one and a little something for themselves, too. T-Mobile today launched a Samsung Galaxy buy one, get one free promotion. With it, customers can get a Samsung Galaxy smartphone for free when they purchase one. Here are the smartphones that qualify: Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Samsung … [read full article]