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Next T-Mobile Tuesday will include free t-shirt, Gilt credit, and chance to win Note 7

The next T-Mobile Tuesday is still five days away, but you can find out what the gifts are going to be right now. Next Tuesday, August 16, T-Mobile will be giving away $15 to spend on any men’s, women’s, kids’, or experience purchases at Gilt.com. You’ll also be able to get a one-year digital subscription to GQ or Allure and a free T-Mobile t-shirt. The shirt will be available in two designs, and you’ll get … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL getting Windows 10 Mobile update to build 10586.545

If you’ve got an Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile, the time for you to update has come once again. T-Mobile’s Fierce XL is now receiving an update, and as you can see in TmoNews reader Joe’s screenshots, the update bumps you to version 10586.545. As for what’s included, Microsoft’s changelog doesn’t mention any mobile-specific tweaks, so this cumulative update is a bit of a low-key one. While this update may not sound … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes in second in J.D. Power’s latest wireless purchase experience report

J.D. Power today released its report on wireless purchase experience satisfaction, and while T-Mobile didn’t win, it did do fairly well. This report on wireless purchase experience satisfaction evaluates the customer experience of making a sales transaction with their carrier. J.D. Power’s study measures six factors, which are (in order of importance): store sales representative; website; offerings and promotions; phone sales representative; store facility; and cost of service. In J.D. Power’s report, AT&T won with a … [read full article]

T-Mobile extends free unlimited high-speed data in Brazil for Paralympic Games

Any T-Mobile customers lucky enough to be in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics are enjoying free unlimited high-speed data. And today T-Mo announced that anyone traveling to the Paralympics will get the same. T-Mobile is extending its offer of free unlimited high-speed data for customers in Brazil through September 18. That means that Simple Choice postpaid customers in Rio for the Paralympic Games will have unlimited high-speed data, just like the folks down there … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appears to include 4×4 MIMO capabilities

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7, it detailed several of the phone’s new features, like a water-resistant body, dual curved edge display, and improved S Pen. Now it’s been discovered that Samsung slipped in another feature that it didn’t mention on stage. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appears to include 4×4 MIMO support, a new feature for consumer smartphones. The capability was found by Reddit users milan03 and 50atomic, and as you can see below, … [read full article]

LG V10 receiving update with security improvements

LG V10 owners, it’s time for you to update. T-Mobile has announced that it’s now pushing a software update to the LG V10. The update bumps the V10 to software version H90120j and includes Google security improvements and software stability. According to V10 owners that’ve already updated, this update includes the July 1 security patch. T-Mobile says that this update weighs in at 459MB. You can download it over the air by going into … [read full article]

T-Mobile outspent its competition on TV ads in July 2016

Last month, T-Mobile launched a new promotion to give free Samsung Galaxy smartphones to customers. T-Mo has touted the offer as its “Most Epic Deal Ever,” and to get the word out about it, T-Mobile spent more on TV advertising than all of its competitors. According to TV ad measurement firm iSpot.tv, T-Mobile spent $41.6 million on TV ads during the month of July 2016. That’s more than Sprint’s $36 million, AT&T’s $33.8 million, and … [read full article]

Nexus 6 data connectivity issues now resolved, says Google

Last week, reports began popping up that Nexus 6 owners on T-Mobile (and on some other networks around the world) were having issues staying connected to LTE. The good news is that the bug should now be squashed. Google employee Orrin Hancock says that the bug with GPS that caused cellular connectivity to drop “should now be resolved.” He doesn’t say exactly what the fix was, just that “we have made a few changes on … [read full article]

T-Mobile exec talks adding more stores, stealing market share with iPhone 7 launch

After dropping some details on T-Mobile’s AWS-3 spectrum deployment plans, T-Mo’s Nils Paellmann is back today to talk more about the Un-carrier’s upcoming plans. Speaking at an investor conference, Nils Paellmann, T-Mobile’s Vice President of Investor Relations, touched on T-Mo’s plans to expand its retail stores. Paellmann explained that T-Mo doesn’t currently have distribution everywhere that it has LTE service, but that it plans to add another 400 stores this year: “We’re looking at expanding … [read full article]

T-Mobile aiming to begin AWS-3 spectrum deployments in 2016

T-Mobile recently revealed some of the cities that it plans to roll 700MHz coverage out to later this year, and now we know that T-Mo is working to start deploying some AWS-3 spectrum in 2016, too. During a recent meeting with analysts, Nils Paellmann, T-Mobile’s Head of Investor Relations, said that T-Mo plans to begin deploying AWS-3 spectrum later in 2016. “On the capacity side, efforts to reform PCS/1900 spectrum for additional LTE builds should span the … [read full article]

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rumored to start hitting carrier devices August 16

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL owners have been enjoying steady software updates since the Fierce XL hit T-Mobile earlier this year, and now we may know when their next update will arrive. The Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update is expected to be released to carrier-branded phones like T-Mobile’s Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL on August 16. This is one week later than unlocked W10M phones are expected to get the update, a delay that’s likely a result … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free tablet with purchase of select Samsung smartphones

T-Mobile today announced a one day only BOGO deal on Samsung smartphones, but if you’d rather treat yourself to a free tablet, T-Mo’s got you covered there, too. T-Mobile is now offering a free Galaxy Tab E (shown above) or Galaxy Tab A with the purchase of select Samsung smartphones. Eligible smartphones include the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 edge+. To … [read full article]