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T-Mobile LTE going live in downtown Cincinnati

Not long ago we heard of plans T-Mobile had to activate its long-awaited LTE network in downtown Cincinnati. We’d initially been told that we should expect it sometime between the middle and end of October, but it seems Magenta’s network magicians have got it live far sooner than planned. We’ve received a number of sightings in various parts of downtown Cincinatti, and the west … [read full article]

T-Mo flavor Moto X finally gets Android 4.4.4

Although T-Mobile never officially carried the 2013 model Moto X, Motorola did sell a “T-Mobile” edition through its Moto Maker site. And I’m sure at least a handful of you, TmoNews readers eventually picked one up. I’m also fairly certain – like me – you thought the T-Mobile friendly 4.4.4 update would never arrive. Good news! It’s here. Android 4.4.4 for the T-Mo flavored Moto X is available to download over-the-air from this morning. … [read full article]

Personal Cellspot deposit being waived for ordered placed before Sept. 24th?

Although the Personal Cellspot Wi-Fi routers became available to customers last week, they can’t be sold in stores until September 24th due to some system issue. This lead to many customers having to pace an order for delivery instead. But, seemingly as a gesture of goodwill, T-Mobile has been waiving the $25 deposit required from postpaid customers to get the free router. Now, … [read full article]

Network update: LTE goes live in Gardner, MA plus a map of T-Mobile’s 700MHz spectrum

Some interesting tidbits of information to share with you this morning. I’ve collected a couple of really interesting updates regarding T-Mobile’s network expansion and improvement. First off, is a really handy map which shows the markets where T-Mo already owns 700MHz spectrum, and the areas in which it has agreed to buy. Tip of the hat to one of our readers, Edward for pointing it out to me. . 700MHz Spectrum Map The pink areas show where … [read full article]

GCI and T-Mobile strike LTE roaming deal

GCI Wireless, the Alaska-based carrier has announced that its LTE network has been given a huge extension thanks to a new roaming deal struck with a T-Mobile. The agreement will provide all of GCI Wireless’ customers LTE coverage should they decide to visit any of the other states. No financial details were revealed. “GCI is committed to meeting the growing technology needs of Alaskans, and now our capabilities of providing top data speeds … [read full article]

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – First impressions [Pics and size comparison]

Apple’s new iPhones are “Bigger than Bigger”, whatever that means, and while it might not apply so much to the 4.7-inch model, it definitely applies to the iPhone 6 Plus. I’ve had it in my possession for approximately 6 hours (at time of writing) and I have to say, I’m so glad I didn’t go for the smaller model. And just so we deal with the elephant in the room first. It’s Big … [read full article]

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale today

Just in case you somehow forgot, T-Mobile started selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in stores and online this morning. And after the eventful pre-order systems meltdown, let’s hope the actual launch is going a little more smoothly. Prices start from $649 for the iPhone 6, with 16, 64 and 128 GB storage models available. The iPhone 6 Plus is $100 more, thanks to its much larger, higher resolution … [read full article]

T-Mo iPhone 6 pre-orders shipping – was yours successful?

We’ve been contacted by several readers since iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders went live last Friday. Some stating how much trouble they had getting an order through, others having gone a tiny bit more smoothly. Since then, T-Mo’s logistics team have been frantically assigning devices to customers and started off the shipment process. Some of our readers started getting texts that their pre-order would be arriving today, September 18. That’s one day earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders open on September 24, available to buy Oct. 17

T-Mobile today announced that it will be opening up pre-orders for the next hotly-anticipated Samsung device: The Galaxy Note 4. The device will be available to pre-order from September 24th, with the release scheduled for October 17. Price-wise, you’re looking at a device priced the same as the base-model iPhone 6 Plus: $749. On EIP, that’s $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $31.24. Pre-registration for the device has been very popular, as … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s new 4G LTE Signal Booster revealed [unboxing video]

T-Mobile’s product guru, Des Smith (aka @askdes) has officially shown off the brand new Cel-Fi made LTE Signal Booster. Like the Asus router, it comes with the Personal Cellspot branding. As we’d already discovered, the new Signal Booster comes with a more attractive design than its 3G/4G predecessors. Granted, it’s still a black plastic box, but at least it’s been given a splash of colour with the trademarked Magenta livery The latest signal booster … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 8, go download!

It seems an age since Apple unveiled its next iteration of the iPhone and iPad’s operating system. Unlike last year’s update, there’s no major design overhaul. Instead, Apple’s added some great features, and refined others. And today, iOS 8 has finally arrived. If you have an iPad or iPhone on T-Mobile, you’ll be able to upgrade to iOS 8 now (providing Apple’s servers can handle the load). Some of the biggest surprises in … [read full article]