Archive | February, 2017

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer discounted movie ticket, free eBook next week

Been wondering what you’ll get for the next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays? Wonder no more. For the February 28 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mo customers can buy a $4 movie ticket from Fandango that’s good for any day of the week. This is a bit different than T-Mo’s past Tuesday ticket offers, which typically cost $2 but were only good on Tuesdays. Also coming next week for T-Mobile customers is a $30 discount to … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching LTE-U in spring 2017 to increase LTE capacity

After running tests with Qualcomm in early 2016, T-Mobile today announced plans to officially launch LTE-U (LTE for unlicensed). T-Mobile says that it’ll launch LTE-U network capabilities and devices this spring. With LTE-U, T-Mobile will utilize the first 20 MHz of unlicensed spectrum on the 5GHz band, which will enable it to boost its LTE capacity. Here’s how T-Mo explains LTE-U “LTE-U devices and equipment intelligently tap into and share underutilized unlicensed spectrum without affecting … [read full article]

T-Mobile sale discounts Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, and LG V20 prices to $15 per month

UPDATE: Well, that was a short-lived sale. Twenty-four hours later, T-Mobile’s LG V20 is back up to its normal price of $30 per month, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge’s price has gone up to $20 per month (which is still lower than its normal asking price). Only the Galaxy S7 remains at $15 per month.   ORIGINAL: There are new flagship Android phones on the horizon, but if you’d rather upgrade right … [read full article]

SoftBank reportedly still interested in T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The rumors of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger are back. A new report from Reuters claims that SoftBank is willing to give up its control of Sprint to T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom in order to get a T-Mo-Sprint merger done. While SoftBank would reportedly discuss different deals, sources say that the company is willing to cede control of Sprint and then get a minority stake in a combined T-Mo-Sprint. SoftBank hasn’t actually approached Deutsche Telekom regarding a … [read full article]

Android 7.0 Nougat update making its way to all T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users

Well, that didn’t take long. T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners that participated in Samsung’s Nougat beta program began getting their official Android 7.0 update last night. The update mentioned that beta testers would be getting the update first, but now it looks like the update is hitting non-beta testers, too. Several T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners are now receiving updates that weigh in at 1.5GB. These folks report that they weren’t in … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include Shell gas discount, free movie rental next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts have been revealed. For the February 21 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers will get $0.25 off a gallon of gas at Shell, up to 20 gallons. Also included is 25 percent off regular menu-priced items at Papa John’s when you order online, as well as a free FandangoNOW movie rental up to $5. Don’t forget that you could also get a free pizza from Papa John’s on T-Mobile Tuesday. Just … [read full article]

Improved T-Mobile One plan with HD video, 10GB high-speed mobile hotspot launches today

Right on schedule, the improved T-Mobile One plan has launched. This updated T-Mobile One plan includes HD video, 10GB of high-speed mobile hotspot, and unlimited international data with speeds up to 256kbps (previously was 128kbps) in more than 140 countries and destinations. Keep in mind that you’ll have to enable these features on your plan to get them, so hop into your account settings on the T-Mobile website or in the app to do so. You’ll … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 7.0 Nougat, update hitting beta testers first

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, your serving of Nougat is ready. Samsung and T-Mobile have completed the Android 7.0 Nougat update for T-Mo’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Several T-Mobile customers started receiving the Nougat update on their phones this evening, complete with the February 1, 2017 security patches. It appears as though the update is only hitting Samsung beta testers at first. The TmoNews readers who pinged me about the update were in … [read full article]

OpenSignal compares US carriers’ LTE by region, T-Mobile finishes first or second each

After releasing its State of Mobile Networks: USA report last week, OpenSignal today shared a follow-up report that shows how the four major US carriers stack up in the different regions of the USA. Looking at the map above, you can see that the regional results are similar to the nationwide report from last week. According to OpenSignal, Verizon has the best 4G LTE availability in all five regions of the USA. The 4G LTE … [read full article]