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T-Mobile suffering from outage in Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Neville Ray says that the fiber cut that caused the issue has been repaired and that most major sites are back online. UPDATE 2: At 3:12 AM ET, Ray said that service in Pennsylvania had returned to normal.   Having service issues in Pennsylvania? If so, it’s not just you. T-Mobile is suffering from an outage in Pennsylvania, specifically the central part of the state and “some parts of Philly,” according to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks about targeting AT&T’s M2M customers, keeping legacy GSM around

Earlier this month, T-Mobile began targeting AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers by offering them free 2H service through the end of 2016. Now T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter has elaborated on how the Un-carrier’s 2G plans differ from AT&T. “Until you get voice and data on LTE, you can’t refarm spectrum dedicated to legacy technology,” Carter said. He went on to say that 60 percent of T-Mobile’s spectrum is currently being used … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC One M9 getting September security update

After receiving an August security patch earlier this month, T-Mobile’s HTC One M9 is now getting another update. TmoNews reader and HTC One M9 owner Kevin says that his phone got a 355.44MB software update today. The update brings the One M9 to version 3.39.531.21 and includes the September 1 security patches. T-Mobile hasn’t updated its support page with info on this update — or the last update, for that matter — so it’s unclear … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO says less than one percent of customers turn off Binge On, also talks 600MHz deployment

T-Mobile executives have made quite a few interesting comments at various conferences lately, and today there are a couple of other interesting tidbits to share. First up, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has said that less than eight-tenths of one percent of T-Mobile customers have turned off Binge On since its launch last year. T-Mo has regularly touted how Binge On usage, like when it said back in July that customers had streamed more than 765 … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering unlimited high-speed data in Europe and South America until 2017

After giving unlimited high-speed data to customers traveling to Europe and Brazil this past summer, T-Mobile is extending its offer. Starting October 1, T-Mobile customers will get free unlimited high-speed data in several European and South American countries. The locales included with this offer are as follows: Europe Armenia Austria Croatia Denmark Estonia Germany Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Portugal Russia Serbia Spain Sweden Ukraine United Kingdom South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates rolling out with September security patches in tow

UPDATE: T-Mobile has updated its support pages for both the GS7 and GS7 edge with info on these updates. According to T-Mo, both updates include “security updates, time/date update, various system improvements.” UPDATE 2: Neville Ray has confirmed that this update enables 4×4 MIMO for faster speeds and that an update to enable 256 QAM is coming soon.   Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, an update is coming your way. … [read full article]

Google Pixel gets shown off again in new image leak

UPDATE: Shortly after this Google Pixel render leaked, a render of the Google Pixel XL surfaced, too. The Pixel XL looks similar to the Pixel, but it’s got a different wallpaper. Keep in mind that the Pixel XL is expected to be larger than the Pixel, offering a 5.5-inch screen while the Pixel will have a 5-inch display. You can see the Pixel XL render below.   Google is expected to debut its new Pixel phones at an … [read full article]

iPhone 7 launching at MetroPCS, but initial availability is limited

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are coming to MetroPCS. T-Mobile has confirmed to me that Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are launching at MetroPCS. However, availability is limited at first, with “select” stores in San Francisco getting the iPhone 7 Plus today. Nationwide availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is “coming soon.” Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are listed on MetroPCS’s website, though you can’t actually buy the … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires Montana 700MHz spectrum from Charter

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE is already in several Montana towns, like Kalispell and Missoula, and soon it’ll be available in even more. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference this week, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed that T-Mo has reached an agreement to acquire 700MHz A-Block spectrum from Charter in eastern Montana. Ray says that the spectrum acquired by T-Mobile covers almost 600,000 POPs and about 120,000 square miles. Already have 215M POPs covered in … [read full article]

Unlocked Moto Z now available for pre-order from Motorola

UPDATE: Support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling seemed unlikely given Motorola’s statement below, but now the company has confirmed that the Moto Z will not support Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mo.   After debuting in June, the unlocked Moto Z is finally available for pre-order. Motorola is now accepting pre-orders for the unlocked GSM version of the Moto Z. As of this writing, the Moto Z’s estimated delivery date is September 30. This Moto Z is … [read full article]

T-Mobile execs talk T-Mobile One plan, call it ‘second phase of Un-carrier’

We’re now a few weeks out from the launch of T-Mobile One, and a few T-Mo execs have taken the opportunity to give us an update on the new plan. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia investor conference, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, and T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter touched a bit on T-Mobile One. “It’s going incredibly well. That’s one of the reasons we updated on how our quarter is going,” … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s free iPhone 7 offer will end this Sunday

If you’ve been thinking about taking advantage of T-Mobile’s free iPhone offer, you’ve only got a few more days to do so. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said today that T-Mo’s free iPhone 7 promotion will end this Sunday, Sept. 25. If you want to take advantage of the offer, you can visit T-Mo’s website, call customer support, or make the trek to your local T-Mobile store. With this deal, you can trade in … [read full article]