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Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile appears on T-Mobile’s website

UPDATE: It looks like T-Mobile has pulled the Idol 4S’s product page. Not only does the link to the Idol 4S’s page now redirect you to T-Mobile’s main list of phones, but the Idol 4S is totally missing from that list. I’ve added a screenshot at the bottom of this post that shows the Idol 4S’s product page as it appeared this morning.   Despite several leaks suggesting that the Alcatel Idol 4S with … [read full article]

ZTE ZMax Pro now available from T-Mobile with 6-inch display, 13-megapixel camera

After launching on MetroPCS back in July, the ZTE ZMAX Pro is making its way to T-Mobile. The ZTE ZMax Pro is now available from T-Mobile for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $7.50 each, or $179.99 full retail. This model is exactly the same that launched earlier this year on MetroPCS, meaning that it’s got the same 6-inch 1920×1080 display on its face and 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus. Other features … [read full article]

T-Mobile could offer near gigabit LTE speeds in 2017

T-Mobile has won awards for the speed of its network, and next year T-Mo could offer speeds near one gigabit. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray teased this week that in 2017, T-Mo could be “approaching gigabyte LTE speeds.” He explained that with 4×4 MIMO and three-way carrier aggregation, T-Mobile can do about 400Mbps each. Combining those two features would bring T-Mo near 1Gbps speeds in the markets where those features are available. Here’s Ray’s full statement on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge receiving software updates

T-Mobile is now pushing updates to both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. TmoNews readers Hector and Ashhab both received updates on their Galaxy Note 4s today. Interestingly, the changelog included with the update mentions the addition of RCS, Video Calling, and more, but those features were included with the Note 4’s Android 5.1.1 update that rolled out last year. According to T-Mobile’s Note 4 and Note Edge support pages, though, these … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 10.1 with Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus, bug fixes and other improvements

After unleashing iOS 10 to the public last month, Apple has begun rolling out the first major update to iOS 10. iOS 10.1 is now available for download. It’s compatible with iOS 10 devices, including the iPhone models going back to the iPhone 5, iPad models going back to the iPad 4th generation, and the iPod touch 6th generation. You can download iOS 10.1 by going into Settings > General > Software Update. The update to iOS … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q3 2016 results, including 2 million customers added

UPDATE: T-Mobile CEO John Legere teased that a new Un-carrier move will be announced before T-Mo’s next earnings call. T-Mobile’s Q4 2015 earnings were announced in mid-February, so the next Un-carrier move could come sometime before mid-February 2016. T-Mo also said today that there will be multiple devices with 4×4 MIMO support released in 2017.    After previewing its Q3 2016 results last month, T-Mobile today released its full third quarter earnings report. T-Mobile added 2 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out $0.01 per minute charge for calls to ‘out-of-plan’ phone numbers

If you ever make conference calls with your T-Mobile phone, there’s a new policy that you need to be aware of. T-Mobile recently rolled out a $0.01 per minute charge to “out-of-plan phone numbers.” This charge applies to services like conference calls, chat lines, and radio broadcast lines, but T-Mobile says that the charge only affects calls to a “limited number of services.” Focusing specifically on conference calls, T-Mo says that “most” conference lines used by employers … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile leaks again, this time in T-Mobile training documents

Rumors have suggested that the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile is coming soon to T-Mobile, and while we still don’t have an official announcement about the device, another leak has surfaced that supports the previous rumors. A T-Mobile training guide for the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile has reportedly made its way online. The folks at Windows Central shared several images from the guide today that spill the phones … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday is all about movies

T-Mobile Tuesdays next week (October 25) is all about movies, specifically the ones that you enjoy at home. Next week’s free gifts include a free movie rental. Rather than being a rental from VUDU like in the past, though, this free rental is from FandangoNOW. Specifically, you’ll get a free movie rental worth up to $5. The other free gifts next week include a free Lyft credit worth $15 and a free small Frosty from … [read full article]

T-Mobile now offers roaming in Cuba

After striking a Cuba roaming deal back in May, T-Mobile today enabled its customers to roam in Cuba. Starting today, T-Mobile customers can talk, text, and use data while in Cuba using their phone number and device. Pricing is set at $2.00 per minute for calling, $0.50 per sent SMS and MMS (free to receive), and $2.00 per megabyte. T-Mo also notes that Wi-Fi Calling is free. If you’re in the US, you’ve been able … [read full article]

Report says iPhone 7 Intel modem doesn’t perform as well as Qualcomm modem

Following the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it was discovered that Apple used different modems in different models. And according to a new study, there’s a notable difference in performance between the two modems. The Verizon, Sprint, and SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 come with a Qualcomm MDM9645M modem, while the AT&T and T-Mobile models include an Intel XMM7360 modem. Cellular Insights compared both versions using signal testing … [read full article]

MetroPCS promotional plan offers 8GB of LTE data for $50 per month

MetroPCS is now running a promotion that bumps up one of its data buckets in a big way. MetroPCS typically offers a $50 plan that includes 5GB of 4G LTE data along with unlimited talk and text. Thanks to Metro’s new promo, though, that bucket is being bumped up to 8GB of LTE data each month for $50. If you’d like to add more lines, you can get up to four more lines of … [read full article]