Archive | 2018

T-Mobile upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks

Right on schedule, T-Mobile has announced another round of mid-band LTE upgrades two weeks after its previous mid-band expansion. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo upgraded hundreds of cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity over the past two weeks. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest … [read full article]

T-Mobile giving customers a free T-Mo winter hat next Tuesday

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday is bringing with it a new piece of T-Mo-branded gear to help keep you warm in the coming months. On Tuesday, November 20, T-Mo customers can get a free T-Mobile winter hat with a pom on top. The image shared by T-Mobile shows two diferent versions: one that’s mostly black with a couple of magenta stripes and one that’s covered in black, white, and magenta stripes. Other gifts coming for T-Mobile customers … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 update released with security patches

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners, a new update is coming your way. T-Mobile today began pushing an update to its Galaxy Note 9 to version N960USQU1ARJ8. TmoNews readers Phil, Mike, and Bryan received the 404.78MB update this morning, and you can get it by waiting for the OTA update to be pushed to your device or by manually checking by going into Settings > Software updates > Download updates manually. The update includes the October 1, … [read full article]

T-Mobile unveils Magenta Friday deals, including free iPhone XR and OnePlus 6T

There have been a lot of questions lately about what kind of deals T-Mobile might have leading up to Black Friday, and today we got our answer. This Friday, November 16, T-Mobile will offer its Magenta Friday deals. Customers can get up to $750 off a new smartphone from companies like Apple, LG, OnePlus, and Samsung when they trade in an eligible device and add a new line of service. Apple devices eligible for this deal … [read full article]

FCC to resume 180-day shot clock on review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger on Dec. 4

Two months after pausing its informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the FCC today revealed that the shot clock will resume soon. The FCC will restart its 180-day shot clock on December 4, 2018, at day 55. The agency says that it’s now seeking comment on the new econometric study submitted by T-Mobile and Sprint in support of its merger and that anyone interested in commenting must do so no … [read full article]

T-Mobile REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus launching Nov. 16, will have limited time add-a-line deals

T-Mobile’s REVVL family of own-brand smartphones is growing. The T-Mobile REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus are now official, and they’re launching on November 16. The REVVL 2 will be priced at $0 down and $7 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan, or $168 full retail. Meanwhile, the REVVL 2 Plus will cost $0 down and $10.50 per month for 24 months on EIP, or $252 full retail. Both new … [read full article]

Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T will be available in the U.S. on November 15

The OnePlus 6T is getting a new color option. OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple in North America and Europe on November 15. This purple handset will include 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and it’ll be priced at $579. OnePlus has confirmed to me that the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T will only be available through OnePlus.com, meaning you won’t be able to buy from T-Mobile. The model sold by OnePlus … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calls, texts, and data to customers affected by California wildfires

Fires are currently raging across California, causing many to evacuate their homes. T-Mobile today said that it’s monitoring the situation closely and working to help those affected by the fires stay connected. Starting today, November 9, T-Mobile is offering free calls, texts, and data to customers affected by the California fires who are not already on an unlimited plan. This also applies to prepaid customers, though those on Pay As You Go and postpaid plans that … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service set-top box appears in FCC filing

Details about T-Mobile’s TV service continue to trickle out, and today we’re getting an early peek at the set-top box that’ll pipe the service’s content into your TV. An FCC filing for a T-Mobile-branded set-top box has appeared. Spotted by Variety, the box is referred to as the “T-Mobile Mini” in the user manual and is made by Kaonmedia, the same company that made set-top boxes for Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile purchased earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile promo allows eligible Unlimited 55+ customers to add third voice line

Since its launch more than one year ago, T-Mobile’s Unlimited 55+ plan has had a limit of two voice lines per account. For a limited time, though, T-Mo is raising that limit. T-Mobile is now allowing Unlimited 55+ customers with two voice lines to add a third voice line to their account. The promo began on November 7, according to a leaked document shared with TmoNews, and it’ll be available for a limited time. The total … [read full article]