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Samsung Father’s Day promo will give you a free Gear VR when you buy a Galaxy smartphone

We’ve seen a few promos involving Galaxy smartphones from both Samsung and T-Mobile lately, and today there’s another to add to the list. Samsung’s new Father’s Day promo will give you a free Gear VR headset and “VR content experience” pack when you buy a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, or Galaxy S7 edge. The offer is good on devices that you buy on an installment plan, … [read full article]

T-Mobile beats out AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in customer satisfaction report

T-Mobile has won its fair share of awards lately, and today another organization is recognizing T-Mo. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) today released a new report that details customer satisfaction among telecommunications companies. Included subscription TV companies, ISPs, cellphone companies, and wireless providers. When it comes to the carriers, T-Mobile beat out the other top three US providers with a score of 74, up from 70 in 2015. To compare, AT&T and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tourist Plan is a $30 offer for travelers visiting the US

Summer is a popular time to travel, and that includes folks visiting the US from other parts of the globe. For those vacationers, T-Mobile is rolling out a new plan. The T-Mobile Tourist Plan will be available starting June 12. Priced at $30, it includes 1000 minutes of domestic calling within the US, unlimited data with 2GB of high-speed data, and unlimited texting to the US and more than 140 other countries and destinations. One other … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Wi-Fi certification hints at T-Mobile release

After launching the Fierce XL with Windows 10 earlier this year, it looks like the folks at Alcatel could be bringing another Windows smartphone to T-Mobile. The Wi-Fi Alliance has posted certification info for the Idol 4 Pro (shown below), a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that leaked earlier this year. The certification doesn’t contain much in the way of exciting new info, but the product name does have one juicy tidbit: It reads “IDOL4 PRO … [read full article]

Get a peek inside a T-Mobile Network Operation Center used to respond to natural disasters

With hurricane season around the corner, T-Mobile has provided a look into how it prepares for the worst. Whenever a hurricane is forecast to hit land, T-Mo sets up an engineering command center near the area that the hurricane is expected to arrive. There are Network Operation Centers that are monitoring network traffic as well as workers that are ready to roll out back-up power and Cell on Wheels. Here’s what T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray had … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering Buy One, Get One Free deal on all Samsung Galaxy smartphones

T-Mobile has kicked off a new promotion that’ll get you a free Samsung Galaxy smartphone with the purchase of any Galaxy smartphone. With this deal, you can purchase a Samsung Galaxy phone on an Equipment Installment plan and then get the second for free, with the cost being covered by a prepaid MasterCard card. The promo covers all Samsung Galaxy phones, including the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, as well as … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 is a new Android flagship designed with help from BMW Designworks

While the ZTE Axon was launched as an unlocked phone sold straight to consumers, ZTE gave it support for T-Mobile band 12 LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi Calling. Now the follow-up is official, and ZTE says that it supports T-Mo, too. The ZTE Axon 7 is a high-end Android 6.0 phone with a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display. There are front-facing speakers at the top and bottom of that screen, as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires 700MHz spectrum in Chicago to be used for Extended Range LTE

Good news, Chicagoans: some fresh Extended Range LTE is coming your way. T-Mobile has struck a deal with Leap Licenseco, Inc., an AT&T subsidiary, to acquire 12MHz of 700 MHz A-block spectrum. The spectrum covers several towns in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago; Elgin; Joliet; Waukegan; Evanston; Naperville; Aurora; Gary, Ind.; Rockford; De Kalb; Janesville, Wis.; Bloomington; Normal; Kankakee; Kenosha, Wis.; and more. As with any other deal like this, T-Mo and Leap’s deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with Twilio, will provide cellular connectivity for IoT devices and more

Today it was revealed that T-Mobile has entered into a partnership with Twilio, a company that makes a cloud communications platform for developers. Twilio has announced Programmable Wireless, its communications platform that aims to help developers build cellular connectivity into products, like Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Programmable Wireless will use T-Mobile’s cellular network to send data wirelessly to a server or data center. Twilio Programmable Wireless will use SIM cards to access T-Mobile’s network, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE rollout continues with Jersey Shore launch

T-Mobile is once again lighting up the East Coast with some new Extended Range LTE coverage. Extended Range LTE service is now officially live on the Jersey Shore. The new coverage includes several New Jersey cities, such as Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Cape May. The full list of locales covered by this new Extended Range LTE service looks like this: Asbury Park, Long Beach Island, Point Pleasant Beach, Lavallette, Bradley Beach, Avon-by-the-Sea, Deal, Monmouth Beach, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 receiving its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge aren’t the only Samsung phones being updated by T-Mobile today. T-Mobile says that it’s now pushing Android 6.0.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update includes all of the goodies that you’d expect when you move it Marshmallow, like Google Now on Tap and Doze mode battery optimizations. Also included is May’s Android security patch and a “Device slowness fix”. This update is more than 1GB in size, so if … [read full article]