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Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission approves T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

This past week has been a bit of a rollercoaster for T-Mobile, with the carrier’s merger with Sprint getting support from several FCC leaders, followed by a report that claimed that DOJ antitrust staff would recommend blocking the deal, and then another report that said DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim “consulted” with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the merger. Now the week is wrapping up with some good news for T-Mo. The Pennsylvania … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering relief to Missouri residents affected by tornado

Earlier this week, a tornado hit Jefferson City, Missouri, injuring several people and causing damage to homes and other buildings. Now T-Mobile says it’s working to offer relief to those affected by the tornado. T-Mobile will have a relief truck and T-Mo team members at Capital Mall in Jefferson City, MO to hand out supplies including chargers, water, tents, chairs, and other essentials. Capital Mall is located at 3600 Country Club Drive Jefferson City, MO, … [read full article]

New report says DOJ antitrust chief ‘consulted’ with FCC Chairman about T-Mobile-Sprint merger

There was a bit of a back-and-forth for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai came out in support of the deal but then a report claimed that the Department of Justice’s antitrust staff had recommended that the merger be blocked. Now a new report claims to have some more information on the agencies’ reviews of the deal. Before publicly announcing his support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this week, … [read full article]

iOS 12.3.1 update now available for iPhone and iPad

Apple is ending the week with a new iOS update for iPhone and iPad owners. iOS 12.3.1 is now available, a week and a half after Apple released the iOS 12.3 update. This is primarily a bug-fixing update, and Apple has called out three bugs in particular that are being squashed with this update: Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S10 on sale at Costco for $599.99

T-Mobile today touted that it’s got a couple of deals on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, but if you’re not looking to trade in a phone or buy multiple devices, there’s another S10 deal for you to check out. Costco is now offering a significant discount on the Galaxy S10 (via Reddit). Pricing starts at $849.99, but after a $200 instant warehouse coupon and $50 of additional instant savings, you can get the 128GB … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s latest deal will match your carrier’s discount when you switch

The new Magenta plan isn’t the only big announcement that T-Mobile is making today. T-Mobile announced a new deal to match the plan discount that your carrier is giving you if you switch to T-Mo. The goal with this promo is to tempt consumers who are with another carrier and they want to switch, but they’ve got a corporate, military, or senior discount on their rate plan that they’re afraid of losing if they change … [read full article]

T-Mo renames T-Mobile One plan to Magenta, makes a couple of changes

T-Mobile is making two big announcements today, and the first is related to its T-Mobile One rate plan. The T-Mobile One plan is now Magenta. The name change isn’t the only thing different about the new plan, though, because Magenta also includes 3GB of high-speed 4G LTE mobile hotspot usage per line followed by unlimited 3G hotspot use. The T-Mobile One had no 4G LTE hotspot usage unless you upgraded to T-Mobile One Plus. Speaking … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include free White Castle sliders and a Redbox rental

After giving free T-Mobile BBQ spatulas to customers yesterday, T-Mo has now revealed what it’s got in store for next week’s  T-Mobile Tuesday. On Tuesday, May 28th, T-Mobile customers can get eight free Original Sliders from White Castle and a free one-night disc rental from Redbox. Also coming next week is T-Mo’s usual group of weekly gifts that includes a free medium latte from Dunkin’, a free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco from Taco … [read full article]

Department of Justice reportedly recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint merger

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The Federal Communications Commission may be on board with T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but a new report says that the deal is now facing opposition from the Department of Justice. The DOJ’s antitrust division has recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be blocked, say sources speaking to Reuters. It’s said that the Justice Department’s antitrust staff are concerned that T-Mobile will not work aggressively to cut prices and improve service if the merger is approved. A … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ security update now rolling out

A few months after getting its previous security update, it’s time for T-Mobile’s LG G7 ThinQ to receive another update. T-Mobile is now updating its LG G7 ThinQ to version G710TM10p. The update comes in at 171.8MB and includes the April 1, 2019 Android security patches. T-Mo hasn’t yet updated its support page with info on this update, so it’s unknown what other improvements may be included. TmoNews reader Chuck got this update today, … [read full article]

DOJ reportedly leaning against approving T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

After getting some good news regarding its merger with Sprint from the FCC this morning, there’s now some not-so-great news for T-Mobile. The Department of Justice is leaning against approving the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, according to a report from Bloomberg. It’s said that DOJ has antitrust concerns about the deal and T-Mo and Sprint haven’t done enough to resolve those concerns so far. This news comes hours after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai publicly pledged his … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint commit to 5G buildout and divesting Boost Mobile, FCC Chairman recommends deal be approved

This week is beginning with some big news regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s made a few commitments to the FCC with relation to its merger. Those include mobile 5G and home broadband deployments, the promise to divest Boost Mobile, a commitment to not raise prices. When it comes to 5G, T-Mo says it will cover 97 percent of the U.S. population with 5G on low-band spectrum and 75 … [read full article]