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Second stage of 600MHz auction comes to an end after bidders fail to meet target price

Last week, the FCC lowered the clearing cost of the 600MHz spectrum auction to get it closer to the price offered by the bidders. Now that cost must be lowered again. The FCC has revealed that the bidders in the 600MHz auction offered just $21.5 billion. That number is less than the $54.6 billion cost that the FCC set last week and a far cry from the original $86.4 billion clearing cost. That’s a … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC 10, HTC One M9 receiving security updates

T-Mobile is now pushing out updates to its HTC 10 and HTC One M9. T-Mo’s support pages for its HTC 10 and HTC One M9 show that new updates are rolling out to the phones this week. The changelogs for both updates are the same: “Android security updates by Google.” TmoNews reader Kevin received the update on his One M9 today, and after updating, his phone was on the October 1 Android security patch live. … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes $48 million settlement with FCC over unlimited data plan deprioritization

T-Mobile today entered into an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding regarding disclosures about its unlimited data plan and deprioritization. In March 2015, the FCC began investigating T-Mobile over how it explained its policy of deprioritizing heavy unlimited data users. The FCC says that it received hundreds of complaints from T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers that were unhappy about the deprioritization and felt that T-Mobile wasn’t providing the unlimited data service that was being advertised. According … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 arrives early for at least one pre-order customer

It was only one day ago that T-Mobile began taking pre-orders for the LG V20, but at least one customer appears to have already gotten his unit. Reddit user SplatterMark today posted an image of a T-Mobile-branded LG V20 box and said that his device was delivered today. SplatterMark says that the quality of the V20 “seems much better” than the LG V10 and that the metal back “is very nice.” He also describes the … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini priced at $299.98, pre-orders begin today

After launching the Axon 7 earlier this year, ZTE is now gearing up to release a smaller version of that flagship. ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini will be available for pre-order starting today for $299.98. An official launch date hasn’t been announced by ZTE, but Best Buy says that the Axon 7 Mini will be released on October 27. The Axon 7 Mini will be offered by Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Newegg, … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 pricing revealed as pre-orders get underway

After announcing its LG V20 launch date earlier in October, T-Mobile today kicked off pre-orders for the new Android flagship. The LG V20 is available for pre-order at a price of $49.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months. If you’d prefer to buy the V20 using JUMP! On Demand, expect to pony up $0 down and $34 per month for 18 months. Full retail price for T-Mobile’s V20 is set at $769.99. If … [read full article]

FCC lowers clearing cost for 600MHz auction to $54.6 billion

After the first stage of the FCC’s 600MHz spectrum auction finished back in June at a cost of $86.4 billion, the FCC has now ended the second stage with a lower price. This week, the FCC finished the second round of its 600MHz auction with a clearing cost of $54.6 million for 114MHz of spectrum, which is considerably less than the original cost of $86.4 billion for 126MHz. The bidders in the auction have to … [read full article]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 banned from flights by DoT

If you’ve still got your Galaxy Note 7 and plan to continue carrying it despite the recall, you can no longer bring it aboard an airplane. The Department of Transportation (DoT) has officially banned the Galaxy Note 7 from US airplanes. The FAA recently urged Note 7 owners to power down their devices while aboard a plane, but with this official ban, Note 7 owners are not allowed to bring their phones onto a plane … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesdays grand prize offering one year’s worth of dinner and movies

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts include a newcomer and a couple of regulars. For the T-Mobile Tuesday on October 18, T-Mo customers can get 10 free 4×6 photo prints from Printicular. You’ll be able to pick up your photos at Walgreens. T-Mobile will also offer a free movie rental from VUDU and a free small Frosty from Wendy’s. Meanwhile, next week’s prizes are all about going out for dinner and a movie. Two grand prize winners … [read full article]

Samsung and the US CPSC announce recall of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones

Following Samsung’s decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, it’s now been announced that the replacement Note 7s are being officially recalled. Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have officially recalled the replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones that were handed out starting in late September. With this second round of Note 7s included, the recall affects 1.9 million devices. The US CPSC says that there have been 23 reports of Note … [read full article]

Alcatel Linkzone mobile hotspot launching today at T-Mobile

Alcatel and T-Mobile are teaming up on a new mobile hotspot device called the Linkzone. The Alcatel Linkzone is launching today at T-Mobile, though T-Mo’s web store lists it as “Out of Stock” as of this writing. The Linkzone is priced at $0 down and $3.34 per month for 24 months, and full retail price is $79.99 if you’d prefer to pay all at once. The Linkzone supports 4G LTE speeds up to 150Mbps with LTE bands 2, 4, … [read full article]

Samsung officially ends production of Galaxy Note 7

It’s official: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is done. Samsung announced today that it’s stopping sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7 following a week that including several reports of “safe” replacement models catching fire. “Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung explained. If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you can return it to a T-Mobile store for … [read full article]