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OpenSignal compares US carriers’ LTE by region, T-Mobile finishes first or second each

After releasing its State of Mobile Networks: USA report last week, OpenSignal today shared a follow-up report that shows how the four major US carriers stack up in the different regions of the USA. Looking at the map above, you can see that the regional results are similar to the nationwide report from last week. According to OpenSignal, Verizon has the best 4G LTE availability in all five regions of the USA. The 4G LTE … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares projected coverage map for end of 2017

When T-Mobile announced its Q4 2016 earnings earlier this week, it also dropped some info on the current status of its network and its future coverage plans. That includes sharing a projected coverage map for 2017. The new T-Mobile projected coverage map shows what T-Mo expects its network to look like as of December 31, 2017. Compared to the coverage map as of December 31, 2016, T-Mo is planning to greatly expand its LTE footprint … [read full article]

Updated T-Mobile One plan will only require HD video to be activated once

After beefing up the T-Mobile One plan in response to the launch of Verizon’s new unlimited plan, T-Mo today clarified one aspect of the change. T-Mobile has confirmed that T-Mobile One customers won’t have to enable HD day passes to get high-definition video with the updated T-Mobile One plan. T-Mo told The Verge that once you’ve activated the new HD video feature, you won’t need to worry about turning it on again. T-Mobile also clarified that with … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 2.1 million customers in Q4 2016, total subscriber base grows to 71.5 million

UPDATE: John Legere said today that T-Mobile plans to open 1,000 new T-Mo stores in 2017 as well as 1,500 new MetroPCS stores. Also revealed during today’s earnings call is that two-thirds of T-Mobile customers are using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calling.   ORIGINAL: Today is a Tuesday that’s loaded with big events, because not only is it both Valentine’s Day and T-Mobile Tuesday, but it’s also T-Mobile earnings day. T-Mobile today shared its Q4 … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to Verizon Unlimited Plan by including HD video and 10GB of high-speed hotspot data on ONE plan

As you might have heard, Verizon launched their Verizon Unlimited plan today, which offers unlimited data*, talk, and text. (Data may be throttled after 22GB in usage per month). Well, it didn’t take long for T-Mobile and John Legere to respond. Legere took to Twitter just now to announce that T-Mobile ONE plans will now include HD video by default, as well as 10GB of high-speed hotspot data, starting Friday. More to come. Update: Legere has also … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays Returns With Free Pizza from Papa John’s

Yesterday, people from around the world celebrated National Pizza Day. But for T-Mobile, pizza should not only be celebrated in just one day. This is why they announced that they have brought back the free pizza promo under their T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion. Just like it had done in the past, T-Mobile is giving away free pizzas and pizza discounts from Papa John’s. The promotion starts on Valentine’s Day, which is coincidentally a Tuesday and ends … [read full article]

T-Mobile Unveils New “Tablet on Us” Offer

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If you’ve been planning to pick up a new tablet, now is the best time to do it. Earlier today, T-Mobile unveiled their Equipment Installment Plan that makes it easier for you to pick up your favorite devices. As of this writing, they are currently offering the LG G Pad X 8.0 and the Samsung Tab E under the installment plan. You will have to put either device under T-Mobile ONE or any of the [read full article]

T-Mobile Release Security Updates to Galaxy S4 and Tab 3

Just a few days ago, T-Mobile announced that they were releasing security updates for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, two devices that have been in the market for some time now. After making this announcement, it seems like T-Mo is now turning to the Galaxy S4 and Tab3 to release their first updates since they launched in 2015. The two devices have been running Android 4.4 KitKat ever since their release. You might be curious … [read full article]

T-Mobile ties for most awards, improves LTE availability in latest OpenSignal network report

T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in both of OpenSignal’s 2016 US mobile network reports, and that trend has continued into 2017. OpenSignal today released its new State of Mobile Networks USA report, which measured the networks of the four major US carriers between October 1 and December 31, 2016. For this report, OpenSignal gathered 4,599,231,167 datapoints from 169,683 Android and iOS users. OpenSignal also notes that it examined 4G speeds and availability in … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge receiving security updates

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners, a new update is coming your way! T-Mobile has announced new security updates for both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. These updates include the December and January security patches, and they bump the Galaxy S6 to software version G920TUVS5EQA2 and the S6 edge to G925TUVS5EQA2. TmoNews reader Chaz already received his Galaxy S6’s update, which weighed in at 23.87MB. So if you’ve got a T-Mobile … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 receiving Android Nougat update, Daydream support included

If you’ve picked up a ZTE Axon 7 to use on T-Mobile, you’ll be pleased to learn that a major update is now making its way to your device. ZTE announced today that it’s now pushing Android Nougat to the Axon 7. The update includes features like the ability to run two apps side-by-side, improved Doze mode battery savings, and more emoji. Also included is support for Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform, a feature that few … [read full article]