Archive | February, 2018

T-Mobile buys 1150MHz of mmWave spectrum in Ohio, plans to use it for 5G

T-Mobile recently urged the FCC to hold a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction in 2018, but that doesn’t mean that T-Mo won’t be getting hold of mmWave spectrum other ways in the mean time. T-Mobile has agreed to buy 1150MHz of millimeter wave spectrum. The spectrum is of the LMDS (28-31GHz) variety and is located in Ohio, including cities like Toledo, Cleveland, and Akron. In its FCC application for the deal, T-Mobile says that it intends … [read full article]

T-Mobile hit with lawsuit for allegedly letting hackers port man’s phone number and take his cryptocurrency

Days after T-Mobile began┬ásending texts to customers urging them to add port validation security to their accounts, news has come out that a man is suing T-Mobile over an issue related to porting. Carlos Tapang is suing T-Mobile for allegedly allowing strangers to port his phone number and then steal his Bitcoin. Tapang claims that on November 7, 2017, someone contacted T-Mobile to port his phone number to AT&T and that T-Mo did so, despite … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaks continue with new images of Lilac Purple color

Itching to get another look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+? Thanks to the rumor mill, you won’t have to wait until February 25 to get it. New images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have leaked out. These renders show off both the front and back of the phones as well as their sides, giving us a much better idea of what Samsung’s next flagship phones will look like. …in Lilac … [read full article]

T-Mobile gets serious for Super Bowl LII ad

After tapping stars like Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, and Kristen Schaal for humorous ads during last year’s Super Bowl, T-Mobile changed things up this year and went with a more serious ad. T-Mobile’s Super Bow LII ad is titled “#LittleOnes” and features actress Kerry Washington speaking over a lullaby-style cover of Nirvana’s “All Apologies”. The video pans over several babies with showing different emotions as Washington recites the following: “Welcome to the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is getting a security update, too

Looks like the LG V30 and LG V20 aren’t the only Android flagships on T-Mobile that are being updated this week. T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now receiving a software update. Note 8 owners on Reddit started receiving an update to version N950USQU3BRA9 today that weighs in at 276.60MB. As for what’s included with this update, there’s the January 1, 2018 Android security patch level as well as a Live Focus fix and … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V30 and LG V20 now receiving security updates

A couple of LG flagships are now receiving software updates. T-Mobile is now updating its LG V30. TmoNews reader Ben received an update to version H93210d today that included the January 1, 2018 Android security patches. T-Mo’s changelog only mentions a “security update” so it’s unclear what other improvements might be included. The LG V20 is also receiving an update from T-Mobile. This update is version H91810s also includes the January 1, 2018 … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first Narrowband IoT test in guard bands

One month after launching its first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) plan, T-Mobile has reached two more NB-IoT milestones. First, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that T-Mo was first to test Narrowband Internet of Things in guard bands. The reason that you’d want to use NB-IoT in guard bands is so that the traffic doesn’t compete with customers’ data on the network, keeping speeds for users as fast as they can be. Ray also … [read full article]

T-Mobile texting customers to alert them to phone number port out scam

If you recently received a text from T-Mobile out a phone number port out scam, you’re not alone. T-Mobile is sending out text message alerts to customers to let them know about a phone number port out scam that’s affecting the wireless industry. The issue has been around for a while, but T-Mo has noticed an uptick in the this port out scam lately. T-Mobile tells me that it’s messaging subscribers to encourage them to add port … [read full article]