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Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will offer Spa Week gift card, gas discount, and more

Next week’s edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays is focused on relaxation and treating yourself. For the T-Mobile Tuesday on December 13, T-Mo will be giving away a $10 gift card to SpaWeek.com. You can use this gift card to treat yo’ self at a participating spa near you. Other T-Mobile Tuesday gifts for next week include $0.25 off a gallon of gas — up to 20 gallons — at Shell, a free small Frosty from Wendy’s, … [read full article]

Samsung will begin disabling the Galaxy Note 7 in the US on December 19

There’s some bad news for anyone still using a Galaxy Note 7 in the US. Samsung has confirmed that it will roll out an update to Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US that will prevent them from charging and block their ability to work as mobile devices. This update will be released on December 19 and will roll out to all Note 7s within 30 days. Samsung says that to date, more than 93 percent … [read full article]

Samsung may soon disable remaining Galaxy Note 7 units in the US

Last month, Samsung and T-Mobile rolled out an update to T-Mo Galaxy Note 7 units that limited their battery charge to 60 percent in an effort to get Note 7 users to return their phones. If that didn’t stop you from continuing to use your Note 7, Samsung may soon disable your device. One Galaxy Note 7 user on US Cellular has reportedly receive a message from their carrier that Samsung will soon block the phone … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G4 receiving security update as LG Leon gets Marshmallow

T-Mobile is sending out updates to two LG smartphones this week. First up, the LG G4 is receiving a security update. The update weighs in at 84.4MB, and if you haven’t gotten it yet, you can manually check for it by going into Settings > About phone > Update Center > System updates > Check For Update. Meanwhile, the LG Leon is now receiving an update that includes Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Leon was [read full article]

T-Mobile Digits will let you use one phone number across devices

Yesterday T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert teased that a big announcement was imminent, and now we know exactly what he was hinting at. Digits is a new service from T-Mobile that lets you use the same phone number across devices. This means that you can use the same number across multiple internet-connected devices, including phones, tablets, PCs, and smartwatches, and your calls and texts will appear from the same number. Digits will also let you use multiple … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ receiving updates

UPDATE: T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 edge+ is indeed receiving an update today alongside the Note 5.   Days after the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge+ were updated, it’s time for another pair of Samsung phones to get updates. A couple of Galaxy Note 5 owners have pinged me to say that they’re receiving a software update today to version N920TUVU4DPK6. It’s likely that the Galaxy S6 edge+ is receiving a similar update, as these phones are [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks President-elect Trump, reversal of net neutrality

Today T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter spoke at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York City, and he touched a bit on President-elect Donald Trump and what his election could mean for the mobile industry. Carter expects that a Trump presidency will foster an environment that’ll be more positive for wireless. “It’s hard to imagine, with the way the election turned out, that we’re not going to have an environment, from several aspects, … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering prepaid gift cards to SCORE! customers as program ends

We learned earlier this year that T-Mobile was discontinuing SCORE!, a program that’d give customers deals on upgrades to new smartphones. Now it looks like customers that haven’t redeemed their SCORE! discount are getting something else from T-Mo. T-Mobile appears to be reaching out to SCORE! customers who haven’t used their benefit and offering them a $150 prepaid card, according to a couple of sources that reached out to TmoNews. Customers that are eligible for this prepaid card … [read full article]

FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction completes Stage 3, clearing cost still not met

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction rolled on today with the completion of Stage 3, and it went pretty much just like the past stages did. The clearing cost for Stage 3 of the reverse auction was set at $40.3 billion, which is the target amount that the bidders in the auction would need to offer for the auction to continue forward. However, the bidders only offered up $19.7 billion for the 108MHz of spectrum … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer free greeting card, discount at The Grommet, and more next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts and prizes are official, and regular offers like those from Lyft and Wendy’s have been swapped out. The T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts for December 6 will include $12 off your order at The Grommet, a website that offers all kinds of “undiscovered products” like gadgets, kitchen tools, pet toys, and a motion-activated toilet light. Other gifts for next week include a free Inkly greeting card and a free appetizer worth up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE coming to Chicago in the first half of 2017

Back in May, we learned that T-Mobile had agreed to acquire 700MHz spectrum in Chicago that would be used for Extended Range LTE in that city. Now we’re starting to learn more about when and where that rollout will happen. T-Mobile has closed its acquisition of 700MHz spectrum from Leap Licenseco. Now that the deal is done, T-Mobile expects to deploy its Extended Range LTE coverage in Chicago in the first half of 2017. In … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge receiving security updates

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners, it’s time to update. T-Mobile is pushing security updates to its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. TmoNews reader Ray confirmed that his Galaxy S6 has been updated with the November 1, 2016 Android security patches, and given that the S6 and S6 edge have received past updates at the same time, it’s likely that the S6 edge is getting the November security patches, … [read full article]