Archive | November, 2016

AT&T borrows T-Mobile Binge On to launch new Stream Saver feature

UPDATE: Here’s a John Legere tweet in response to AT&T’s Stream Saver: “How do we know what @att will do (wrong) a year from now? Just look at whatever we do now & make it suck.”   We’ve seen other carriers borrow features from T-Mobile in the past, and today it looks like AT&T that’s doing the borrowing. AT&T today announced Stream Saver, a feature similar to T-Mobile’s Binge On. When it launches in early … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday will offer UE speaker discount, grand prize trip to American Music Awards

The next T-Mobile Tuesday is all about music. The T-Mobile Tuesday for November 15 will offer 25 percent off any UE speaker at T-Mobile. There are a few different UE speakers available from T-Mobile, including the UE Megaboom for $299.99, UE Boom 2 for $199.99, and UE Rol for $99.99. Other gifts coming on Tuesday next week include a a free small Frosty from Wendy’s and a free FandangoNOW movie rental. The grand prize for the … [read full article]

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 launches at T-Mobile today

Right on schedule, T-Mobile’s Windows 10 lineup has grown with the launch of the Idol 4S with Windows 10. You can now buy the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 from T-Mobile at a price of $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $19.59 each. Full retail pricing is $469.99. The Idol 4S with Windows 10 comes with a virtual reality headset along with some preloaded games and videos to use with your new VR … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches 4G LTE service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

Weeks after launching roaming in Cuba, T-Mobile today has more network news to share about the island nation. T-Mobile has turned on 4G LTE service at the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Through a contract with the Navy Exchange Service Command, T-Mobile has built 11 LTE cell sites on the base, giving the people there access to talk, text, and data, whereas they previously only had voice. With the launch of this LTE service, those … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering Samsung Galaxy S7 buy one, get one free deal this weekend

T-Mobile’s got a new deal, but it’s only be available this weekend. Starting this Friday, you can get a free Samsung Galaxy S7 when you buy one on an Equipment Installment Plan. The second Galaxy S7 will be free with 24 monthly bill credits. If you cancel service before those 24 months are up, the remaining balance on the phone will be owed. Also worth noting is that the second Galaxy S7 must be activated on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 unboxing

T-Mobile will officially launch the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 later this week, but if you’re still on the fence about this high-end Windows handset, check out the above unboxing video from Beau at PhoneDog. The Idol 4S with Windows 10 features a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED display, 21-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 820 processor. There are also dual front speakers on its face and a fingerprint reader on its rear. Other … [read full article]

Samsung to offer Android 7.0 Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 starting November 9

If you’re dying to get some Nougat on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you can get a taste of the latest Android treat as early as this week. Samsung’s Galaxy Beta Program will offer a test of Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The beta will be available to select models of the GS7 and GS7 edge, including the T-Mobile versions as well as the Sprint and Verizon … [read full article]

T-Mobile SyncUp Drive can create a Wi-Fi hotspot in your car and analyze vehicle diagnostics

T-Mobile today confirmed a new device that’ll launch soon, but this product isn’t a smartphone, tablet, or wearable. The T-Mobile SyncUp Drive is a device that will give your car its own Wi-Fi network. The SyncUp Drive plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port, a feature included with most cars made after 1996. Once hooked up, the device sucks in T-Mobile 4G LTE and spits it out as a Wi-Fi signal, letting you get Wi-Fi-only … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving updates with November security patches

UPDATE: It looks like these updates did enable 256 QAM and 64 QAM on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Qualcomm pinged me today to say that T-Mo has updated both phones to support 256 QAM for downloads and 64 QAM for uploads, and some users on Reddit are seeing increased network speeds after installing their phone’s update.   Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners, you’re getting new software updates to kickstart … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 update rolling out soon to limit battery charge to 60 percent

UPDATE: Samsung has confirmed this update battery-limited update. The company also explains that its recall pop-up notifications will appear every time that the Note 7 is charging, rebooted, and every time that the screen is turned on. Finally, Samsung says that nearly 85 percent of Note 7s in the US have been returned to date.   Now that the Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled and discontinued, Samsung and T-Mobile are urging Note 7 owners … [read full article]