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Apple releases iOS 10 and watchOS 3 updates

UPDATE: Some folks are seeing their iOS devices get bricked when installing the iOS 10 update. Apple says that the problem is now resolved, but if it affected you, it’s recommending that you follow these steps to connect to iTunes on your computer to complete the update.   As expected, Apple is now pushing iOS 10 and watchOS 3 to the public after several beta releases. Both are significant updates for their respective platforms. On … [read full article]

T-Mobile touts iPhone 7 sales records, including most single-day sales

Apparently consumers are fans of the iPhone 7 and T-Mobile’s iPhone Trade-Up offer. T-Mobile says that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have broken pre-order records, with the two devices getting nearly four times as many pre-orders from Friday, Sept. 9, through Monday compared to the next most popular iPhone. T-Mo also notes that on Friday, the iPhone 7 set a single-day sales record for any phone in T-Mobile’s history. The iPhone 7 also … [read full article]

U.S. CPSC urges consumers to stop using Note 7 as it works with Samsung on formal recall

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you should stop using it, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commissions. The U.S. CPSC points to recent reports of Note 7 phones catching fire “while charging and during normal use,” and so the agency says that owners should power down their phones. The CPSC says that it’s working with Samsung to announce a formal recall of the Note 7 — Samsung announced its own replacement … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Samsung teaming up for 5G trials

We already know that T-Mobile is testing 5G this year and that it’s working with Ericsson and Nokia for its testing. Now another company has revealed that it’s teaming up with T-Mo to test 5G. Samsung has announced that it’s collaborating with T-Mobile on 5G demos and lab tests. This testing includes outdoor trials of T-Mo’s 28GHz (mmWave) spectrum and Samsung’s 5G proof of concept system, and in early 2017, more tests with Samsung’s pre-commercial … [read full article]

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus now available for pre-order

Following Apple’s big event and T-Mobile’s iPhone Trade-Up announcement, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for pre-order. As expected, pre-orders went live when the calendar switched over to Sept. 9. T-Mobile’s product pages for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now live, and they’ve got big magenta “Pre-order” buttons waiting for your click. Of course, you can also pre-order right now by calling customer service at (877) 533-2533. The … [read full article]

T-Mobile One promo will give you a fourth line for free

After teasing a T-Mobile One promo yesterday, T-Mo has now fully detailed the offer. Starting today, Sept. 8, customers can sign up for a T-Mobile One family plan of four and pay $140 per month with Auto Pay. That’s $20 less than it’d normally cost for a family of four on T-Mobile One, so you’re getting the fourth line for free. This promo is available in T-Mobile stores, by calling 611 or 1-877-533-2533, or through … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares iPhone 7 pricing, talks JUMP! upgrades with iPhone Trade-Up promo

T-Mobile has been trickling out information about its iPhone 7 launch plans ever since the device was announced yesterday, and that continues with new regarding JUMP! and JUMP! On Demand customers. T-Mobile has released an iPhone 7 and JUMP!/JOD FAQ that includes details on how customers in those programs can get Apple’s newest phones. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be bought using JUMP! or JUMP! On Demand using the … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4 Pro leak gives another look at the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile device

Rumors have suggested that Alcatel’s Idol 4 Pro will be coming to T-Mobile to give T-Mo’s Windows 10 Mobile lineup a boost. We haven’t seen a ton of the device, but Windows 10 Mobile fans are getting a nice surprise today in the form of a new Idol 4 Pro image leak. Photos that claim to show the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro have been shared by German blog The images show a phone that … [read full article]

T-Mobile details pricing for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus trade-in deal

Following yesterday’s announcement of T-Mobile’s iPhone 7 trade-in offer, T-Mo has shed more light on the pricing details of this deal. As expected, if you trade in an iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, or 6s Plus, you can get a 32GB iPhone 7 for free after 24-month finance agreement. If you’ve got an iPhone 5s, 5, 5c, or SE, you can trade in your device and get a 32GB iPhone 7 for $250. If you’d … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 receiving September security update

Galaxy Note 5 owners, it’s time to update. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that bumps the phone to version N920TUVS4DPH2 and is 76.10MB. The changelog for the update only mentions that “the security of your device has been improved.” T-Mobile’s Note 5 support page hasn’t been refreshed with info on this update as of this writing. After installing the update, TmoNews readers Juan Carlos and Robert found that their Note 5s … [read full article]

T-Mobile doling out data plan upgrades to select customers

Heads up, folks, because T-Mobile is sending out data plan upgrades to select customers. Many T-Mobile customers have received a text message from T-Mobile that says that their data plan is being upgraded. The size of the upgrade varies depending on which plan you were originally on. For example, customers with 2.5GB of high-speed data each month are receiving an extra GB of data, as are customers on the 5GB plan. However, customers with a … [read full article]

T-Mobile will give you a free 32GB iPhone 7 when you trade in an iPhone 6 or newer model

UPDATE: There was an error in T-Mo’s original announcement of this promo, and so I’ve updated the post with the correct info.   Hours after Apple announced its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, T-Mobile has come forward with its launch offer for the new smartphones. Starting Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:01 am PT, T-Mobile is offering the 32GB iPhone 7 for free when new or existing customers trade in any model of iPhone … [read full article]