Archive | February, 2018

Next T-Mobile Tuesday will include free Dunkin’ Donuts card, Samsung Galaxy S9 prize

One day after confirming that a free MLB.TV subscription is coming to T-Mobile Tuesdays at the end of March, T-Mo has revealed what it has in store for the first Tuesday of next month. For the March 6 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays. T-Mo customers can get a free $2 Dunkin’ Donuts card, a HotelStorm offer, and 30 percent off Google Express. With Google Express, you can buy products from stores like Walmart, … [read full article]

T-Mobile will offer free MLB.TV subscription to customers for 2018 season

For several years now, T-Mobile has treated its customers to free Major League Baseball (MLB) games using the MLB’s streaming service. Today we’ve learned that that offer will be available again in 2018. T-Mobile will offer a free MLB.TV regular season subscription to its customers through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. You’ll need to redeem your free subscription between March 27 and April 2. Because you must be a T-Mobile subscriber to get this deal, you’ll need … [read full article]

T-Mobile to build out 5G in 30 cities this year

T-Mobile has been talking up its 5G¬†rollout plans for quite awhile now, but we’re finally close to seeing the carrier deploy its first 5G coverage. T-Mobile will build out 5G in 30 cities across the US in 2018. Among the cities that’ll be first to get T-Mo 5G are New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Of course, for that 5G coverage to mean anything to you, you’ll need a device that can … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out Ericsson Expert Analytics to more quickly identify and resolve VoLTE issues

T-Mobile has long placed a focus on Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and now T-Mo is rolling out a new platform to try and improve its VoLTE experience. T-Mobile has deployed Ericsson Expert Analytics, a platform that will gather data from thousands of multi-vendor sources and process all of T-Mo’s nationwide VoLTE calls and data sessions to produce more than 8 billion records every day. With Ericsson’s algorithms, T-Mo will be able to identify VoLTE issues … [read full article]

Google Phone app update adds voicemail transcriptions for T-Mobile customers

If you’ve got a Nexus or Pixel phone on T-Mobile, then there’s a nifty new feature now coming your way. Google has updated its Phone app to support voicemail transcription for T-Mobile customers. The Google voicemail transcription feature is part of a Phone update that began rolling out a few days ago, so if you haven’t checked the Play Store in a while, then you may want to check now. While T-Mobile offers its own … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official with stereo speakers, new fingerprint reader placement, and more

After appearing in numerous leaks¬†and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has finally made its official debut. Samsung today introduced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. As the rumors suggested, the two devices look largely similar to last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, but Samsung has made some changes for the better. Like last year’s models, the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy S9+ is … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the US

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray decided to drop a little network news on us before the weekend gets underway. Ray tweeted today that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in two weeks’ time. When asked for more info, T-Mobile told me that this expansion includes a mixture of 600MHz and 700MHz coverage. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. … [read full article]

Security bug with T-Mobile website let hackers access any customer’s account

T-Mobile has had some security issues lately, including port-in scams that allegedly led to one man having his cryptocurrency stolen, and now details on another recent problem have popped up. On December 19, security researcher Kane Gamble discovered a vulnerability with the T-Mobile website that would allow hackers to log into anyone’s account, reports Motherboard. The issue was reported to T-Mobile on the same day. When it learned of the bug, T-Mobile unsurprisingly classified it … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active, Moto Z2 Force receiving updates

T-Mobile is now pushing software updates to a couple of its flagship Android devices. First up, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is now being updated to version G892USQS1ARB3. This 98.67MB update includes the February 2018 Android security patches as well as “various bug fixes and security improvements.” To check for this update on your GS8 Active, go into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually. The Moto Z2 Force is also being updated. … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves 1.3Gbps download speeds using License Assisted Access

T-Mobile have achieved another network speed milestone. T-Mobile and Nokia hit download speeds of 1.3Gbps this week using commercial Nokia tech with License Assisted Access (LAA). The testing was done at T-Mo’s lab in Bellevue, Wash. The equipment used in the test included Nokia’s AirScale MicroRRH connected to an AirScale module system. To reach 1.3Gbps, T-Mo and Nokia used aggregated LTE carriers in licensed and unlicensed bands with five component carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO, … [read full article]