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FCC says 600MHz incentive auction requirements have been met

After several rounds of back and forth between the broadcasters and bidders, the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction is finally moving forward. The FCC today confirmed that with today’s rounds in the forward auction, the requirements of the Final Stage Rule has been met. That means that the auction will come to an end in Stage 4. The auction proceeds as of the second bidding round are $18.2 billion, surpassing the $10 billion clearing cost … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches

Heads up, LG V20 owners, because a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update for its LG V20 that bumps the phone to software version H91810j. According to T-Mo, the update includes Android security patches from Google, a fix for an Android Pay bug, and an audio quality patch. TmoNews reader Stephen received this update on his V20 this morning. The update weighs in at 583.3MB and brings the … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro with dual rear cameras launching today

After going up for pre-order earlier this month, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is officially launching today. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro is now available from retailers like B&H Photo Video and Newegg, as well as from ZTE’s own website, at a price of $229.98. Amazon expects to have units in stock on January 23. If you pre-ordered a unit sometime between January 4 and today, your device will now be shipped your … [read full article]

LG Aristo official, coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with Android 7.0 in tow

T-Mobile and @askdes today announced a new Android 7.0 smartphone that’s coming soon to its shelves as well as MetroPCS’s. The LG Aristo is now official. It runs Nougat on a 5-inch 1280×720 display with a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint reader. Also included is 4G LTE connectivity and support for both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. On the inside of the Aristo lives a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, … [read full article]

Stage 4 clearing cost in FCC incentive auction set at $10 billion

The start of the new year has brought with it more news on the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction. The reverse part of the FCC’s auction finished recently, and the clearing cost was set at $10 billion for 84 MHz of spectrum. That’s considerably less than it was in the past three stages, which was $86.4 billion in Stage 1, $54.6 billion in Stage 2, and $40.3 billion for Stage 3. Now that … [read full article]

HTC’s unlocked One A9 will start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat tonight

If you decided to make the HTC One A9 your daily driver, HTC has some good news to kickstart your week. The unlocked HTC One A9 will begin receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update tonight. The news was just announced by HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter, who confirmed that the update has received technical approval and will soon begin hitting devices. HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and … [read full article]

Florida woman drives SUV into T-Mobile store, says she was having a ‘bad day’

A woman who recently had a “bad day” decided to take it out on a T-Mobile store. A video posted online shows a woman driving her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, Fla. Shinobia Montoria Wright is said to have visited the store on Wednesday to exchange her cracked iPhone, then returned the next day and drove her vehicle into the store. It’s said that she then started smashing glass displays with a squeegee … [read full article]

HTC U Ultra is a new Android phablet with a glass body and a second screen

UPDATE: HTC has confirmed to me that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on the HTC U Ultra will work on T-Mobile.   HTC’s newest hero Android phone is here. The HTC U Ultra debuted today with a high-end spec list and some other notable features. The body of the U Ultra is a bit different from last year’s metal HTC 10, boasting a glass shell that HTC describes as “liquid surface.” Another major feature of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out LTE upgrades in Washington, DC ahead of presidential inauguration

Days ahead of the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile has announced that it’s beefed up its coverage in Washington, DC. T-Mobile has rolled out new LTE features like 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM to improve its coverage in DC. Other upgrades made by T-Mo include adding LTE spectrum to cell sites, deploying three carrier aggregation for 30+30 MHz of LTE, adding upgraded equipment like multi-beam antennas, and more than doubling the backhaul on several sites. The LTE capacity … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini receiving update with December security patches and more

If you’ve treated yourself to an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini in the months since its release, you’ve got a new software update coming your way. ZTE has announced a new update for the Axon 7 Mini in the US that includes some notable improvements. What you’ll get depends on which software build your Axon 7 Mini was on previously. For example, folks that are coming from the B12 build will be getting support for … [read full article]

Upcoming T-Mobile Tuesday will include free credits for Lyft and FandangoNOW

One day after the movie-centric T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mo has revealed what it has in store for next week. The January 17 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays will include a free FandangoNOW rental up to $5 and $10 off two Lyft rides, the latter of which is good through Wednesday. New Lyft users can get $10 off an additional ride between Friday and Sunday. T-Mobile is also partnering with Express to offer $20 off any purchase of … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday includes $2 movie ticket, grand prize trip to Sundance Film Festival

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts and prizes have been revealed, and there’s a big focus on movies. For the January 10 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mo customers can get a free three-month subscription to IndieFlix. This service is focused on independent films, offering more than 8,000 indie comedies, documentaries, dramas, animations, shorts, and classic TV. Also available to T-Mobile customers next Tuesday is a $2 movie ticket from Fandango. This offer is valid on Tuesday … [read full article]