Archive | October, 2015

AT&T and T-Mobile agree to spectrum swap

Often when we mention AT&T and T-Mobile together, it’s because one company is throwing shade at another, like when AT&T recently said T-Mo was offering Wi-Fi calling in defiance of FCC rules. Today, though, I get to report on the two carriers actually coming to an agreement. FCC filings show that AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to swap PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses scattered throughout the US. These swaps, … [read full article]

John Legere says T-Mobile didn’t turn down Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

T-Mobile has sold quite a few Windows smartphones in the past, but when Microsoft unveiled its new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones earlier this week, there was no mention of Magenta. Turns out that Microsoft may not have even approached T-Mobile about carrying its new phones. In the days since the new Lumias were announced, lots of folks have wondered if Microsoft’s devices would be coming to their carrier. So far AT&T is … [read full article]

US senators send letter to Experian and T-Mobile CEOs to inquire about data breach

The saga of Experian’s data breach involving sensitive information from consumers that had their credit checked by T-Mobile continues today, with multiple US senators getting involved. US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have sent a letter to Experian CEO Brian Cassin and T-Mobile CEO John Legere regarding Experian’s data breach. The senators are concerned because valuable data like Social … [read full article]

Some Nexus 5 owners report reception issues after installing Android 6.0

UPDATE: T-Mobile got back to me and offered the following statement: We want our customers to have a great experience with each device software upgrade, and are working with Google to confirm whether there are any ongoing connection issues.   Yesterday Google began pushing Android 6.0, and T-Mobile said that the updates for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 9 were ready to roll. Unfortunately, the update … [read full article]

T-Mobile names 17 devices with Android 6.0 updates in the works

Wondering if your phone will get an Android 6.0 update? If so, T-Mobile’s Software Updates page currently lists 17 devices that’ll get a taste of Marshmallow. Here are the all of the T-Mobile products that currently have an Android 6.0 update in development: HTC One M8 HTC One M9 LG G3 LG G4 LG G Stylo Nexus 5 Nexus 6 Nexus 7 Nexus 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Samsung Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile to begin pushing Nexus 6 Android 6.0 update this week

Today Google announced that it’s now pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. But what about Nexus 6 units running on T-Mobile? Those are coming this week. Des Smith says that Nexus 6 units on T-Mobile will get Android 6.0 this week. As of this writing, T-Mo’s Software Updates page says that the N6’s Marshmallow update is … [read full article]

Fraud prevention group claims stolen Experian data put up for sale

When we first learned of the Experian data breach a couple of days ago, Experian said that “there is no evidence that the data has been used inappropriately.” However, that might change soon. Irish fraud prevention company Trustev claims that information obtained from the Experian breach — which includes data of consumers that had their credit checked by T-Mobile — may be up for sale … [read full article]