Tag Archives: T-Mobile

15+15 LTE pops up in Houston, Texas while 40-70 Mbps spotted in California, New Jersey and OH

Late last year, we got news from our readers that 20+20 wideband LTE was starting to go live in Dallas, Texas. And not to be outdone by its neighbor, Houston is now showing signs of being upgraded to a faster network too. It’s the latest in a long line of upgrades we’ve heard about here at TmoNews, the most recent included higher download speeds in [read full article]

HTC offering T-Mo One M8 buyers a free Fetch accessory while stocks last

Over the past couple of months, T-Mobile’s been focussing a lot of attention on the Galaxy S5 and – more recently – the LG G3. Doing huge giveaways and pre-registration plugs, while the HTC One essentially just got a “here, it’s available”. This weekend, HTC has been sending out emails to subscribers offering them a free HTC Fetch accessory if they buy a One M8 from T-Mobile. The Fetch, for those who don’t … [read full article]

LTE speed bumps spotted in L.A. and OH, further expansion in Puerto Rico

Over the past few days we’ve received a number of emails from readers who’ve noticed speed bumps across the U.S. In various places, it seems 4G is getting boosted. The first was in Columbus, OH. It’s been noted that speeds have been around the 25-30Mbps mark. Recently, those download speeds have virtually doubled. The screenshot below is from a speed test undertaken in that area: The second is one of three speed tests done … [read full article]

Kyodo: SoftBank’s offer to buy T-Mobile accepted by DT

There’s a headline you perhaps didn’t want to read this morning. The morning after its chief appeared on stage at Re/code’s conference, reports are circling that SoftBank’s offer for Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile US has been accepted. The news comes via Japanese publication, Kyodo. The site claims that Masayoshi Son proposed the move in a meeting with top T-Mo and DT executives earlier this month. Response from Magenta and Deutsche Telekom … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 event scheduled for June 18

Invites are out, and it’s official. Uncarrier 5.0 is coming in June. T-Mobile today sent out invites to select members of the press to join them in Los Angeles on June 18. The tagline – “we don’t play it safe and sound” – encapsulates everything about the Uncarrier movement so far. Gradually stripping away pain points customers have virtually considered just part and parcel of owning a smartphone. Whether that’s having subside phone … [read full article]

T-Mobile HD Voice tested, compared with AT&T standard call [sound clips]

For years we’ve been making phone calls with sub-quality audio. We’ve done so, because it’s the only option we’ve had. Arguably, some phones have had better clarity than others due to stronger reception, or a better earpiece. But, a key change had to be made, and it’s happening now. HD Voice is the next generation cellular call quality, and by all accounts, it really does make a difference. As noted by PC Mag:[read full article]

Cel-Fi T-Mobile signal boosters now available to buy from Nextivity (again)

Thanks to some great spotting from Peter Cohen at iMore, we now know the new, improved Cel-Fi signal boosters (model RS224) from Nextivity are now available to Pre-Order, with shipping forecasted for the end of this month. Cel-Fi for those unaware is a signal booster to use in your home. These models have been designed to boost low signal up to 4-5 bars of 3G/4G coverage in the home. Unlike AT&T’s … [read full article]

T-Mo friendly LG G3 shows up in FCC filing

LG’s long rumored G3 is set to be unveiled at an event (or events) across the world next Tuesday, May 27, but the big question for us has been: Will it make its way to Magenta? According to a regulatory filing with the FCC, it almost certainly will. Perhaps no surprise, given the sheer number of LG devices available on T-Mo these days. myLGphones reports that model number is LG-D851 and will work … [read full article]

Walmart now selling budget Trio and HP T-Mobile tablets with Free Data for Life

T-Mobile announced early this morning that it has partnered with Walmart to sell Magenta-connected tablets. Priced at just $179-$229, they’ll surely entice the casual tech shopper to get onboard T-Mo’s network. What’s more, customers will also be able to take advantage of the Free Data for Life offer, giving them 200MB each month to use. The two tablets on offer through Walmart are the $179 Trio AXS 3G (a quad-core device with a … [read full article]