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BLU Vivo XL2 launches with 5.5-inch display and $149.99 price tag

BLU today introduced its latest affordable Android smartphone, the Vivo XL2. The unlocked BLU Vivo XL2 features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display and 8-megapixel camera on its face, and a 13-megapixel camera with flash on its backside. Inside the Vivo XL2 lives a quad-core MediaTek 6736T processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, and a 3150mAh battery with quick charging support. When it comes to cellular connectivity, the Vivo XL2 … [read full article]

T-Mobile sweetens AT&T switcher deal with free year of Hulu service

UPDATE: T-Mobile tells me that today (January 25) is the last day for AT&T customers to get free DirecTV Now and Hulu for switching to T-Mo.   Last month, T-Mobile launched an offer that gave customers switching from AT&T to T-Mo a free year of DirecTV Now, AT&T’s new streaming video service. DirecTV Now has criticized for having service issues since its launch, though, so now T-Mo is going to “make things right” for those switchers. All … [read full article]

LG G6 appears in leaked image ahead of MWC debut

T-Mobile has been home to many LG flagships in the past, and that’ll likely continue with the G6, which is expected to debut at the end of February. Before it does, though, an image of the device has given us a look at its front. A newly-leaked render allegedly shows the front of the LG G6. According to The Verge, we’re looking at a device with a glass and metal body and a screen-to-bezel ratio greater … [read full article]

MetroPCS kicks off free phone offer and bonus data for $50 plan

After launching the new all-in T-Mobile One plan and KickBack, T-Mo today revealed some offers for MetroPCS customers. First up, MetroPCS is now offering free phones to new and existing customers. New customers to Metro or existing customers that want to upgrade their phone or add a new line to their plan can get one of these phones for free: Samsung Galaxy On5 Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LG Aristo LG K7 LG 450 ZTE … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 investigation finds two battery issues caused overheating

After months of investigations, Samsung today officially revealed the cause of last year’s Galaxy Note 7 fires. Samsung explains that there were two batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7, and that each one had its own defect. The first battery had a design flaw in its upper right corner that could cause electrodes to bend. This could cause the separation between the positive and negative tabs to break down, which could then cause the … [read full article]

T-Mobile One plan now all-in, KickBack launches today, too

Right on schedule, the new T-Mobile One plan with taxes and fees included is available. The new T-Mobile One plan officially launched today, January 22. The goal of this new T-Mo One plan is to simplify customers’ monthly bill by building the taxes and fees into the advertised price of the plan. The new T-Mobile One plan is also now the only postpaid plan that new customers can sign up for. T-Mobile One starts at … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will begin letting you give your gifts to other people

Next week, T-Mobile Tuesdays will gain a big new feature. T-Mobile has announced that, starting with the January 24 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers will be able to give select gifts to anyone else. That even includes people on other carriers. On January 24, T-Mobile customers will receive two discounts of $0.25 off a gallon of gas at Shell (up to 20 gallons) and two free movie rentals from FandangoNOW (up to $5). T-Mo customers can keep … [read full article]

Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires during Sunday press conference

If you’ve been wondering what caused multiple Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat and catch fire, it looks like you’ll soon get your answer. Samsung today confirmed that it’ll hold a press conference to announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at 10:00 am KST this Monday, January 23. That means that it’ll happen at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 receiving software updates

Looks like the LG V20 isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s getting a software update this week. T-Mobile has revealed that its BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 are both receiving updates. The Priv’s update is version AAI459 and includes the January Android security updates. It weighs in at 126.3MB. The LG G5 is getting a security update of its own. This update is version H83020c and is 116MB in size. As with most software … [read full article]

FCC says 600MHz incentive auction requirements have been met

After several rounds of back and forth between the broadcasters and bidders, the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction is finally moving forward. The FCC today confirmed that with today’s rounds in the forward auction, the requirements of the Final Stage Rule has been met. That means that the auction will come to an end in Stage 4. The auction proceeds as of the second bidding round are $18.2 billion, surpassing the $10 billion clearing cost … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches

Heads up, LG V20 owners, because a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update for its LG V20 that bumps the phone to software version H91810j. According to T-Mo, the update includes Android security patches from Google, a fix for an Android Pay bug, and an audio quality patch. TmoNews reader Stephen received this update on his V20 this morning. The update weighs in at 583.3MB and brings the … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro with dual rear cameras launching today

After going up for pre-order earlier this month, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is officially launching today. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro is now available from retailers like B&H Photo Video and Newegg, as well as from ZTE’s own website, at a price of $229.98. Amazon expects to have units in stock on January 23. If you pre-ordered a unit sometime between January 4 and today, your device will now be shipped your … [read full article]