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T-Mobile LTE suffers another outage, concentrated on the East Coast [Update]

We’ve received several emails from TmoNews readers and T-Mo customers this morning to inform us that T-Mobile is currently suffering another LTE outage. And, yet again, it seems to be concentrated around the East Coast. Areas like Philadelphia, New Jersey, Virginia Beach and Washington D.C. have been affected. Checking on DownDetector.com reveals there have been reports of outages, but not anywhere near as widespread as the [read full article]

MetroPCS intros $30 unlimited talk, text and data prepaid plan

Today, MetroPCS – T-Mobile’s primary prepaid brand – announced a brand new promotional plan for customers who walk in to its stores. For $30 per month (including taxes/fees) subscribers can walk out with unlimited talk, text and data with 1GB 4G data. This is an in-store exclusive which means, sadly, you can’t grab it online. You have to go to a brick-and-mortar MetroPCS branded store to get it. And you’ll need a compatible … [read full article]

T-Mobile could gain from AT&T’s Band 17 and Band 12 LTE network interoperating

According to a filing with the FCC, AT&T is progressing well with its promise to support band 12 and band 17 700MHz network interoperability. It’s working with smaller carriers – presumably T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular included – to prepare for this interoperability between the two flavors of 700MHz network. AT&T has said that before the mid-way point of this year, it will have devices available which are capable of interoperating between bands 12 … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G3 and G2 one step closer to Android 5.0 Lollipop update

T-Mobile’s software updates page is an incredibly useful tool for seeing where your handset’s Android update is up to in the process of being released. Although it’s still not giving Note 4 users any comfort, LG G3 and G2 users on the magenta network will be pleased to know that the Android 5.0 Lollipop is in the final stages of testing. Over the weekend, the page was update to show … [read full article]

Network Updates: Multiple new 700MHz sightings in Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH among others

I’ve had a number of emails over the past week with new band 12 LTE sightings. I figured I’d share them with you before I take the weekend off to celebrate the beginning of the second year in to my thirties. It’s no coincidence that these sightings have fallen in line with the new Android 5.1 software update on the Nexus 6, but it comes as … [read full article]

“Carrier Freedom” – Difference between new Device Payment scheme and ETF reimbursement explained

During the Uncarrier 9.0 announcement, T-Mobile revealed that it would be changing its “Contract Freedom” slightly and start including device payment plan reimbursements alongside ETF’s being paid. Now dubbed “Carrier Freedom”, there are a couple of differences worth noting between the two plan types. With the ETF reimbursement – announced [read full article]

As part of Uncarrier for Business, T-Mobile makes “enhancements” to business customer service

Uncarrier 9.0 wasn’t just about creating simplified pricing and perks for business customers, it was also about making sure those business customers are better looked after when they’ve signed up. As part of its new focus on the B2B market, T-Mobile is bringing “enhancements to T-Mobile Business Customer Service”. According to an internal communication, … [read full article]

U.S. labor board rules T-Mobile policies are illegal

According to a number of reports yesterday, T-Mobile has been found guilty of violating some U.S. labor laws. According to the Labor Board, T-Mobile’s policies illegally restrict employees from organizing and discussing workplace issues like wages. As reported by Reuters: NLRB Judge Christine Dibble said in an order on Wednesday that several provisions in T-Mobile’s employee handbook, code of conduct, confidentiality agreement and form asking employee’s to comply with unlawful work rules … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploying 700MHz LTE “furiously”, aims to reach 190 million POPs by 2016

T-Mobile only closed its first deal for 700MHz low-band spectrum with Verizon 12 months ago. Since then, it’s acquired more band 12 airwaves from a number of small, mostly independent companies and has enough to now cover 190 million people. And it has set itself a tough target for deployment. During yesterday’s Uncarrier event – during the Q&A session at the end – the … [read full article]

Android 5.1 Lollipop for T-Mobile Nexus 6 now rolling out

At long last, Android 5.1 is rolling out officially for T-Mobile customers rocking the Nexus 6. The most concrete confirmation comes from T-Mo’s software updates page which now shows the N6 for the first time, and states that the Android 5.1 update process is completed. To add to that, the company’s product guru, Des tweeted out to confirm that the software is making its way to Nexus 6 now: For … [read full article]