Archive | October, 2017

T-Mobile doubling #HR4HR donations for hurricane recovery during World Series

Earlier this month, T-Mobile announced its #HR4HR Home Runs for Hurricane Recovery effort which saw it donating money to Team Rubicon and commit to donating $10,000 for every home run in the MLB postseason and $1 for every tweet that includes the #HR4HR hashtag. Now T-Mo is doubling down for the World Series. T-Mobile says that it will donate $20,000 for every home run for the World Series. Additionally, T-Mo will donate $2 every time … [read full article]

MetroPCS deal offers four lines with unlimited LTE data for $100 per month

MetroPCS today kicked off a limited time family plan deal. Starting today, you can get four lines of unlimited talk, text, and LTE data for $100 per month from MetroPCS. New and existing customers are eligible for this deal, but you will need to add at least one new line of service to qualify. There are some details about this plan to keep in mind. While unlimited LTE data is included, video streams will top out … [read full article]

T-Mobile talks iPhone X pricing and trade-in offer

The iPhone X will be available for pre-order this Friday, and to help you get prepared, T-Mobile today confirmed its pricing details and trade-in offer for the new Apple flagship. T-Mobile will begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone X beginning at 12:01 am PT on Friday, October 27th. Pre-orders can be made online at that time or in stores the following morning. When it comes to pricing, here’s what T-Mobile will be charging for the iPhone … [read full article]

T-Mobile Q3 2017 marks 18 straight quarters of adding more than 1 million customers

T-Mobile today dropped its Q3 2017 earnings report, revealing that it’s extended its streak of consecutive quarters with more than 1 million customers added. T-Mobile says that it added 1.33 million customers in Q3 2017, making that its 18th straight quarter of adding more than 1 million customers to its network. Of that 1.33 million, there were 817,000 new postpaid subscribers, 226,000 prepaid adds, and 286,000 wholesale adds. At the end of Q3 2017, T-Mobile served … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active passes through FCC with LTE Band 71 support

The rumors of a Galaxy S8 Active for T-Mobile just got another bit of support. A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with the model number SM-G892U has been spotted in the FCC database. What’s notable about this device is that it includes support for LTE Band 71, which T-Mobile recently started to deploy. It’s also got support for T-Mobile’s other LTE bands, including Band 66. There are no mentions of T-Mobile in … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint likely to delay merger announcement, report says

Recent rumors have said that T-Mobile and Sprint could announce their merger as soon as late October, but now it sounds like those plans have been pushed back. Sprint and T-Mobile might delay their merger announcement until “two or three weeks” after their quarterly earnings announcements. That’s according to sources speaking to Bloomberg, who explain that it’s unlikely that the two carriers will be able to finalize the details of their deal by the end … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesday will offer free T-Mo Halloween cape, Airbnb prizes next week

The next round of T-Mobile Tuesday gifts and prizes are official, so let’s take a look at what you’ll be getting on October 24th. T-Mobile customers can get a free T-Mobile magenta Halloween cape next Tuesday, something that you’ll probably have to visit a T-Mobile store to get. T-Mo subscribers will also be able to pick a 1-year magazine subscription from Hearst Magazines. Rounding out next week’s gifts is a $2 Dunkin’ Donuts card … [read full article]

New Qualcomm components will help more phones offer T-Mobile 600MHz support

T-Mobile has told us to expect two 600MHz-compatbile smartphones in 2017, but a new chip from Qualcomm ought to help boost that number in 2018. Qualcomm today announced new RF Front-End chips which are amplifiers and tuners to help connect a physical antenna to the phone’s modem. As PCMag explains, the RF Front-End also lets phones with 700MHz antennas connect to 600MHz signals. “It’ll be in the spring crop of smartphones. At least some of … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 BOGO deal is ending October 17th

When T-Mobile launched its Galaxy Note 8 BOGO deal at the start of September, it said that the offer would be available for a limited time. Now we know exactly when it’ll come to an end. T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy BOGO deal will end tomorrow, October 17th. T-Mo has revealed this info in a support page on its website that details on customers can take advantage of its current rebate offers. With this deal, you can … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint reportedly not planning immediate asset sales in merger

More details on the rumored T-Mobile-Sprint merger have trickled out. First up, a report from Nikkei Asian Review says that SoftBank has reached an agreement to merge Sprint with T-Mobile. SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom, parent companies of Sprint and T-Mo, will reportedly start working on ownership ratios and other details of the deal soon. Another report says that T-Mobile and Sprint plan to announce their merger without any immediate asset sales. The carriers want to … [read full article]