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Nexus 6 data connectivity issues now resolved, says Google

Last week, reports began popping up that Nexus 6 owners on T-Mobile (and on some other networks around the world) were having issues staying connected to LTE. The good news is that the bug should now be squashed. Google employee Orrin Hancock says that the bug with GPS that caused cellular connectivity to drop “should now be resolved.” He doesn’t say exactly what the fix was, just that “we have made a few changes on … [read full article]

T-Mobile exec talks adding more stores, stealing market share with iPhone 7 launch

After dropping some details on T-Mobile’s AWS-3 spectrum deployment plans, T-Mo’s Nils Paellmann is back today to talk more about the Un-carrier’s upcoming plans. Speaking at an investor conference, Nils Paellmann, T-Mobile’s Vice President of Investor Relations, touched on T-Mo’s plans to expand its retail stores. Paellmann explained that T-Mo doesn’t currently have distribution everywhere that it has LTE service, but that it plans to add another 400 stores this year: “We’re looking at expanding … [read full article]

T-Mobile aiming to begin AWS-3 spectrum deployments in 2016

T-Mobile recently revealed some of the cities that it plans to roll 700MHz coverage out to later this year, and now we know that T-Mo is working to start deploying some AWS-3 spectrum in 2016, too. During a recent meeting with analysts, Nils Paellmann, T-Mobile’s Head of Investor Relations, said that T-Mo plans to begin deploying AWS-3 spectrum later in 2016. “On the capacity side, efforts to reform PCS/1900 spectrum for additional LTE builds should span the … [read full article]

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rumored to start hitting carrier devices August 16

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL owners have been enjoying steady software updates since the Fierce XL hit T-Mobile earlier this year, and now we may know when their next update will arrive. The Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update is expected to be released to carrier-branded phones like T-Mobile’s Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL on August 16. This is one week later than unlocked W10M phones are expected to get the update, a delay that’s likely a result … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free tablet with purchase of select Samsung smartphones

T-Mobile today announced a one day only BOGO deal on Samsung smartphones, but if you’d rather treat yourself to a free tablet, T-Mo’s got you covered there, too. T-Mobile is now offering a free Galaxy Tab E (shown above) or Galaxy Tab A with the purchase of select Samsung smartphones. Eligible smartphones include the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 edge+. To … [read full article]

T-Mobile buy one, get one free deal on high-end Samsung phones happening August 6

T-Mobile today announced a new offer on Samsung smartphones, and it’ll only be available tomorrow, August 6. With this deal, you can purchase one of Samsung’s high-end smartphones and get another for free. Both phones must be purchased on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and the second phone will need to be on a new line of service. Once you get your phones, you’ll receive credits on your monthly bill for 24 months to cover the … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday includes free eCookbook, chance to win Galaxy Note 7

If you took advantage of this week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays offers, today’s the day that you get to see Suicide Squad for free. Today is also the day that we learn what gifts T-Mo has planned for next Tuesday. T-Mobile today revealed the gifts that it’s got planned for the August 9 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays. Included is a free copy of Claudia’s Cocina, a Mexican cookbook from MasterChef season 6 winner Claudia Sandoval. The … [read full article]

Advertising group recommends T-Mobile make ‘Ditch and Switch’ campaign more clear

Last year, the National Advertising Division recommended that T-Mobile discontinue some of the claims it was making in its “Ditch and Switch” ad campaign. T-Mobile appealed the decision to the National Advertising Review Board, another unit of the advertising industry’s self-regulatory system, and now the NARB’s decision has come out. The National Advertising Review Board has recommended to T-Mobile that they better explain to consumers the terms of their “Ditch and Switch” campaign. First, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile says that its network coverage will match Verizon’s within next 12 months

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T-Mobile did pretty well in two separate U.S. network comparisons that were announced today, winning for fastest 4G LTE network speeds in both reports. One category that T-Mobile finished second in was LTE coverage, but T-Mo says that that it won’t stay second for long. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today said that T-Mo’s coverage will match Verizon’s within the next 12 months, if not sooner. “We plan to materially close the gap by the end … [read full article]

Nexus 6 data connectivity issues affecting some T-Mobile customers

Are you a Nexus 6 owner that’s been having issues connecting to T-Mobile’s LTE network lately? If so, you’re not alone. Several Nexus 6 owners are reporting that their phones keep losing their data connection to T-Mobile’s network (and some other networks around the globe). There are reports of issues on Reddit, Google Product Forums, T-Mobile’s support forums, and more. Unfortunately, it’s not clear exactly what’s causing the problem. @micweis we … [read full article]

T-Mobile adjusting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 JUMP! On Demand pricing

When T-Mobile announced the Galaxy Note 7, it said that the JUMP! On Demand pricing was set at $69.99 upfront and payments of $32.50. That frustrated some customers who expected the down payment to be $0 for this “base model” Note 7. Fast-forward to today and T-Mo is changing the Note 7’s JOD down payment. T-Mobile confirmed to me today that they’re updating the Galaxy Note 7’s JUMP! On Demand pricing for well-qualified customers. Those … [read full article]

New reports say T-Mobile has fastest LTE, highest customer satisfaction in the U.S.

Looks like OpenSignal’s network comparison isn’t the only report that T-Mobile fared well in recently. First up, Ookla’s Speedtest recently shared a report on the stat us U.S. internet in the first half of 2016. On the mobile side, T-Mobile virtually tied with Verizon for fastest download speeds, with T-Mobile posting an average download speed of 21.02Mbps and Verizon putting up an average speed of 21.11. When focusing on LTE performance, though, Ookla says that … [read full article]