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T-Mobile wins five of six awards in latest OpenSignal U.S. network report

As promised, OpenSignal’s latest report on U.S. mobile networks is in, and T-Mobile nearly won every award. OpenSignal today shared its State of Mobile Networks: USA report, which examined the networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon from October 1, 2017 through December 30, 2017. During this period, OpenSignal looked at 5.9 billion tests taken on 237,213 mobile devices across the U.S. These tests showed that T-Mobile finishing with the fastest average 4G LTE download … [read full article]

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and LG G6 receiving security updates

T-Mobile is now sending security updates to two flagship Android smartphones. First up, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is now receiving a 99.38MB update to version G892USQS1ARA1. The update changelog only says “The security of your device has been improved”, and after updating, the About Phone screen shows that the GS8 Active is now on the January 1, 2018 Android security patch level. T-Mobile’s support page says that this Galaxy S8 Active update also includes various bug … [read full article]

T-Mobile and MetroPCS top J.D. Power’s latest wireless customer care rankings

One day after OpenSignal said that T-Mobile had the fastest average LTE download speeds of major U.S. carriers, T-Mo has won another award. J.D. Power says that T-Mobile offers the best wireless customer care in its first 2018 studies. T-Mo finished with 828 points out of 1,000 while Verizon came in second with 822 points and AT&T came in third with 811 points. Sprint finished with 755 points out of 1,000. MetroPCS performed similarly well in … [read full article]

New report says T-Mobile had fastest average LTE speeds in the U.S. at the end of 2017

Today OpenSignal gave us an update on how AT&T and Verizon’s networks have been faring one year after launching unlimited data plans, and there’s some T-Mobile news sprinkled in there, too. OpenSignal reports that while AT&T and Verizon saw their LTE download speeds decrease in the months after launching unlimited plans, those speeds began to stabilize near the end of 2017. Verizon’s speeds even began to creep back up. However, AT&T and Verizon’s LTE download speeds … [read full article]

Future T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer $4 movie tickets to Maze Runner, Deadpool 2, and other movies

Turns out that yesterday’s Maze Runner prize was the start of a new partnership between T-Mobile and Twentieth Century Fox. T-Mobile customers will be able to buy $4 movie tickets to five upcoming Twentieth Century Fox films for T-Mobile Tuesdays. The deals will start on January 23rd, when T-Mo customers can claim a $4 ticket to see Maze Runner: The Death Cure. The movie opens on January 26th and the offer must be redeemed … [read full article]

T-Mobile details network upgrades in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII

Much like it did in Houston before last year’s Super Bowl, T-Mobile has rolled out network upgrades in Minneapolis before this year’s big game. T-Mobile touts that it’s been spending the last two years expanding coverage and increasing its LTE capacity by up to 35x in the Twin Cities. Network capacity grew by 7x in downtown Minneapolis and MSP airport, 8x in downtown St. Paul and the Mall of America, and 35x at the downtown … [read full article]

T-Mobile hit with international roaming outage

UPDATE 2: After an outage that lasted several hours, it looks like service has been restored for T-Mobile customers traveling internationally. UPDATE: T-Mobile has told me that it’s aware of the issue and that its engineers are working to resolve it.   Looks like T-Mobile’s weekend is off to a bit of a rocky start. T-Mobile appears to be suffering from an international roaming outage. Many customers on Twitter and Reddit say they’re without service … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ appear in the FCC with LTE band 71 support

It’s expected that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S9 at MWC next month, but some important details of the upcoming flagship appear to have been revealed today. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ appear to have passed through the FCC. The listings are for two Samsung devices with the model numbers SM-G960U and SM-G965U, which rumors have said are the S9 and S9+. To compare, the S8 and S8+ are the SM-G950U and SM-G955U. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include BOGO pretzel deal and free Redbox rental next week

Here’s what T-Mobile has planned for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday. The January 16th edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays will include a Buy One, Get One pretzel deal from Auntie Anne’s. If you didn’t get a free original pretzel from Auntie Anne’s last week, then this might be your week to get that deal instead. Also coming next Tuesday is a free one-night DVD, Blu-Ray, or game rental from Redbox and 20 percent off your purchase … [read full article]

More Android and iPhone devices added to T-Mobile’s #GetOutoftheRed promo

In addition to announcing an upcoming Buy One, Get One deal, T-Mobile today shared some news on its #GetOutoftheRed promotion. T-Mobile says that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and iPhone X are now eligible for its #GetOutoftheRed offer. This brings the number of phones that are eligible for this promo up to 13. #GetOutoftheRed launched in mid-2017 as a way to attract Verizon customers to join T-Mobile. With this deal, … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicking off new Buy One, Get One deal on Apple, Samsung, and LG phones this Friday

One day after announcing that it added nearly two million customers in the final months of 2017, T-Mobile has some more good news to share. Starting this Friday, T-Mo is kicking off a Buy One, Get One deal on smartphones from Samsung, LG, and Apple. You’ll need to purchase both phones on EIP to qualify and port in at least one new voice line to be used with one of the devices. You’ll also need … [read full article]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be available unlocked in the U.S. next month

After launching internationally last year, Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is now coming to the U.S. Huawei today confirmed that the Mate 10 Pro will launch in the U.S. in February. Specifically, it’ll be available for pre-order starting February 4th and will launch on February 18th. The phone will be available from Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Newegg for $799. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be sold as a GSM unlocked device. I’ve asked Huawei … [read full article]