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Upcoming T-Mobile Tuesday will offer ESPN Magazine subscription, grand prize trip to World Series

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts and prizes have been revealed, and this time the focus is on sports. The T-Mobile Tuesday for October 4 will include a free one-year subscription to ESPN Magazine. Interestingly, the description says that “you’ll get one year of the best magazine in sports delivered to your door for free,” suggesting that this could be a physical subscription rather than a digital one like most other magazine subscriptions that T-Mobile Tuesdays … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Des Smith unboxed the iPhone 7 in zero gravity

T-Mobile Product Manager Des Smith, also known as @askdes, is known for his epic unboxings. For example, he unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while riding a water slide, and he showed off the LG G5 while in a rally car. And now his latest unboxing has taken him to zero gravity. Des tonight shared a video that shows him unboxing an iPhone 7 in a zero gravity environment. And to make things even more … [read full article]

T-Mobile suffering from outage in Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Neville Ray says that the fiber cut that caused the issue has been repaired and that most major sites are back online. UPDATE 2: At 3:12 AM ET, Ray said that service in Pennsylvania had returned to normal.   Having service issues in Pennsylvania? If so, it’s not just you. T-Mobile is suffering from an outage in Pennsylvania, specifically the central part of the state and “some parts of Philly,” according to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks about targeting AT&T’s M2M customers, keeping legacy GSM around

Earlier this month, T-Mobile began targeting AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers by offering them free 2H service through the end of 2016. Now T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter has elaborated on how the Un-carrier’s 2G plans differ from AT&T. “Until you get voice and data on LTE, you can’t refarm spectrum dedicated to legacy technology,” Carter said. He went on to say that 60 percent of T-Mobile’s spectrum is currently being used … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC One M9 getting September security update

After receiving an August security patch earlier this month, T-Mobile’s HTC One M9 is now getting another update. TmoNews reader and HTC One M9 owner Kevin says that his phone got a 355.44MB software update today. The update brings the One M9 to version 3.39.531.21 and includes the September 1 security patches. T-Mobile hasn’t updated its support page with info on this update — or the last update, for that matter — so it’s unclear … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO says less than one percent of customers turn off Binge On, also talks 600MHz deployment

T-Mobile executives have made quite a few interesting comments at various conferences lately, and today there are a couple of other interesting tidbits to share. First up, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has said that less than eight-tenths of one percent of T-Mobile customers have turned off Binge On since its launch last year. T-Mo has regularly touted how Binge On usage, like when it said back in July that customers had streamed more than 765 … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering unlimited high-speed data in Europe and South America until 2017

After giving unlimited high-speed data to customers traveling to Europe and Brazil this past summer, T-Mobile is extending its offer. Starting October 1, T-Mobile customers will get free unlimited high-speed data in several European and South American countries. The locales included with this offer are as follows: Europe Armenia Austria Croatia Denmark Estonia Germany Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Portugal Russia Serbia Spain Sweden Ukraine United Kingdom South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates rolling out with September security patches in tow

UPDATE: T-Mobile has updated its support pages for both the GS7 and GS7 edge with info on these updates. According to T-Mo, both updates include “security updates, time/date update, various system improvements.” UPDATE 2: Neville Ray has confirmed that this update enables 4×4 MIMO for faster speeds and that an update to enable 256 QAM is coming soon.   Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, an update is coming your way. … [read full article]

Google Pixel gets shown off again in new image leak

UPDATE: Shortly after this Google Pixel render leaked, a render of the Google Pixel XL surfaced, too. The Pixel XL looks similar to the Pixel, but it’s got a different wallpaper. Keep in mind that the Pixel XL is expected to be larger than the Pixel, offering a 5.5-inch screen while the Pixel will have a 5-inch display. You can see the Pixel XL render below.   Google is expected to debut its new Pixel phones at an … [read full article]

iPhone 7 launching at MetroPCS, but initial availability is limited

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are coming to MetroPCS. T-Mobile has confirmed to me that Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are launching at MetroPCS. However, availability is limited at first, with “select” stores in San Francisco getting the iPhone 7 Plus today. Nationwide availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is “coming soon.” Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are listed on MetroPCS’s website, though you can’t actually buy the … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires Montana 700MHz spectrum from Charter

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE is already in several Montana towns, like Kalispell and Missoula, and soon it’ll be available in even more. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference this week, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed that T-Mo has reached an agreement to acquire 700MHz A-Block spectrum from Charter in eastern Montana. Ray says that the spectrum acquired by T-Mobile covers almost 600,000 POPs and about 120,000 square miles. Already have 215M POPs covered in … [read full article]

Unlocked Moto Z now available for pre-order from Motorola

UPDATE: Support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling seemed unlikely given Motorola’s statement below, but now the company has confirmed that the Moto Z will not support Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mo.   After debuting in June, the unlocked Moto Z is finally available for pre-order. Motorola is now accepting pre-orders for the unlocked GSM version of the Moto Z. As of this writing, the Moto Z’s estimated delivery date is September 30. This Moto Z is … [read full article]