Archive | March, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ pre-order units begin arriving for T-Mobile customers

T-Mobile has a history of sending out pre-orders of major flagship smartphones ahead of their official release dates. It did this with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and with the Galaxy Note 8, and now it’s happening with the Galaxy S9 and S9+, too. Customers who pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are receiving their phones today. The devices have already hit the doorsteps of TmoNews … [read full article]

Moto E4 now available from T-Mobile

After launching at MetroPCS back in mid-2017, the Moto E4 is now available from T-Mobile as well. The Moto E4 can be purchased from T-Mobile for $7 down and $7 per month for 24 months. The full retail price of the phone is $175. As its price suggests, the Moto E4 is an entry-level phone that includes a 5-inch 1280×720 display, quad-core Snapdragon 417 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card … [read full article]

LG K30 and LG Aristo 2 Plus reportedly coming to T-Mobile

According to a new report, LG’s got a couple of new smartphones headed to T-Mobile. The LG K30 and LG Aristo 2 Plus will be sold by T-Mobile, says well-known leaker Evan Blass. No details on the launch dates or pricing of these two devices have been revealed. The spec details for these two upcoming phones are unclear. Both the LG K20 Plus and LG Aristo being sold by T-Mobile are entry-level devices, … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO says more low-band LTE upgrades have been rolled out

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray made a couple of announcements recently that detail where T-Mo has been making network improvements, and today Ray dropped another bit of good news. Ray says that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in two weeks. Attached to his tweet is a GIF that names cities where these network improvements have taken place.¬†You can check out the full list cities that got low-band coverage improvements at … [read full article]

T-Mobile in a position to grow its market share with millennials, says report

According to a new survey, T-Mobile could see major gains in acquiring millennial customers. Research firm Macquarie Capital says that it expects T-Mobile to “gain the bulk of industry net adds in ’18+”. The firm adds that it found price and value to be most important among consumers of all ages, which it believes is a benefit of T-Mobile. In Macquarie Capital’s survey, 46 percent of customers used Verizon while 22 percent use T-Mobile, 19 percent … [read full article]

T-Mobile One Unlimited 55+ plan price increase coming next week

A T-Mobile plan pricing increase is coming next week. T-Mobile says that the Unlimited 55+ plan will cost $70 per month for new customers starting March 15. That price is $10 more than the Unlimited 55+ plan currently costs. The $70 pricing will include taxes and fees and requires autopay. While the price will be going up, the Unlimited 55+ plan will continue to include two lines of unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE smartphone … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO says spectrum acquisitions worth ‘a few billion dollars’ are coming

Last year, T-Mobile made news when it dropped $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction. Now one T-Mo executive says that the carrier will likely spend a few billion more for additional spectrum in the near future. Speaking at an investor event this week, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that T-Mo will likely receive a “massive explosion in cash” over the next 7 to 8 years due to the tax reform legislation that … [read full article]

T-Mobile tweaks JUMP! On Demand pricing for Samsung Galaxy S9+

One week after it began taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, T-Mobile has made a small pricing change to one of Samsung’s new flagships. T-Mobile has confirmed to me that it’s tweaked the JUMP! On Demand pricing for the Galaxy S9+. Previously, the phone cost $120 down and $31 per month on JOD, but T-Mo has removed the down payment for “eligible well-qualified customers”. With a $0 down payment, though, the JOD monthly payment … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out mid-band upgrades to hundreds of cell sites

After announcing last month that T-Mobile had added more low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites, T-Mo CTO Neville Ray today revealed more network improvements. Ray has confirmed that hundreds of cell sites have been upgraded with additional mid-band capacity in the past two weeks. As with the last upgrade announced by Ray, a GIF is attached to the tweet that lists all the cities that’ve received upgrades. You can find a list of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts will include free Postmates credits and Redbox rental next week

One day after this week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, T-Mo has revealed what it’s got in store for next Tuesday. For the March 13 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers can score two free delivery credits for Postmates, 10 cents off a gallon of gas at Shell, and a free one-night Redbox rental. Also coming is an offer from HotelStorm. Unfortunately, there won’t be any prizes to win next week, so the aforementioned gifts … [read full article]