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T-Mobile eyeing summer for post-merger marketing effort

T-Mobile and Sprint officially closed their merger one week ago, but it may still be a few months before we really see a push of The New T-Mobile. Speaking to CNBC‘s David Faber last week, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert hinted that he’s planning to begin unifying T-Mo and Sprint in the summer. There’s no exact date set in stone quite yet, and T-Mobile won’t be making any big changes during the coronavirus pandemic, but right now … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 updates with fixes for FaceTime and Settings app

iPhone and iPad owners, the time to update has come again. Apple today released the iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 updates. Included are some bug fixes, including a patch for an issue that could prevent devices on iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices on older iOS and OS X software and a bug with the Settings app. Here’s what Apple says is in the iOS 13.4.1 update: Fixes an issue where devices running … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) quietly shows up in T-Mobile’s online store

We recently learned that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) would be coming to T-Mobile, but no launch or pricing details were available at the time. Now a little more info has come out. The Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) has quietly appeared in T-Mobile’s online store. It’s priced at $0.00 down and $11.00 per month for 24 months on EIP or $264.00 full retail. As of this post, the tablet is listed as being … [read full article]

Google Pixel devices begin receiving April 2020 security update

Heads up, Google Pixel owners, because there’s a new update coming your way. Google today began pushing the April 2020 security update to its Pixel phones. This update is rolling out to the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Pixel 3a and 3a XL, Pixel 3 and 3 XL, and Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Google is also offering factory images and OTA images if you want to sideload the update that way. In addition … [read full article]

Quibi launches today and T-Mobile customers get one year free

Quibi is launching today, and as we learned last week, T-Mobile customers get it for free. T-Mobile customers on select family plans can get a free year of Quibi service. To be eligible, you’ll need to have two or more voice lines at standard rates on a Magenta or T-Mobile One plan with taxes and fees included. First Responder, Military, and Magenta Plus 55 plans are also eligible, as are small business customers with up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile is reportedly ‘retooling’ its TVision platform

T-Mobile entered the streaming TV game one year ago with TVision, but there hasn’t been much news on it since then. That’s changing today. T-Mobile is reportedly in the process of “retooling and redeveloping” the platform behind TVision that it acquired from Layer3 TV. That’s according to sources speaking to Light Reading, who say that T-Mo decided to rework the TVision platform because it didn’t scale the way T-Mobile would’ve liked and because of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares an update on customers’ phone usage during coronavirus pandemic

Last month T-Mobile revealed┬ásome info on how its customers were using the network as they began to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today T-Mo has some more stats to share. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s President of Technology, reports that mobile hotspot usage has increased 60% as T-Mo customers use their smartphones to share an internet connection with other devices. Use of collaboration tools like Skype, Slack, and Webex has grown 87% as T-Mobile customers … [read full article]

California PUC says T-Mobile and Sprint can’t merge until it makes a final decision on the deal

Yesterday T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they had completed their merger, but the deal still hasn’t gotten official approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, the final hurdle it needs to clear before it can officially merge. Now the CPUC has something to say about that. The CPUC has issued an order saying that T-Mobile and Sprint cannot begin the merger of their California operations until it makes its final decision on the application. The CPUC … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers get Quibi free starting April 6

Many T-Mobile customers already get Netflix included free with their plan, and now they’re going to get Quibi, too. T-Mo confirmed today that when Quibi launches on April 6th, T-Mo customers on a Magenta or T-Mobile One family plan will get access to the new video streaming service for free. Just sign up on mytmobile.com or the T-Mobile app before July 7th to get Quibi added to your plan. To qualify for this offer, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer discounts to Reebok and Shell plus Pixel 4 XL prizes next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays offers are now official and like this week’s deals, the new ones are (mostly) focused on things you can do while at home. On Tuesday, April 7th, T-Mobile customers can get 40% off plus free shipping from Reebok plus a 3-month early learning subscription from Homer. The focus of Homer is early learning programs for children ages 2-8 that personalized by interests and reading levels. As usual, T-Mobile Tuesdays will … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares merger FAQ, says it’s not making changes to Sprint customers’ plans

Today T-Mobile and Sprint officially completed their merger, nearly two years after the deal was first announced. As you might expect when combining two of the biggest carriers in the US, customers have lots of questions about what will happen now, and so T-Mo has posted a FAQ to try and answer them. One of the major reasons that T-Mobile is merging with Sprint is to combine the two networks into one better network. And while … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is officially complete

Nearly two years after T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their merger, the deal is complete. T-Mobile says that it has officially completed its merger with Sprint to for the New T-Mobile. Also confirmed today is that with the close of the merger, T-Mo has completed its CEO transition. That means that effective immediately, Mike Sievert is taking over the CEO role of T-Mobile from John Legere. Legere will stay on as a member of T-Mobile’s … [read full article]