Archive | April, 2018

Samsung launching 128GB and 256GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+

After launching last month with 64GB of built-in storage, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will soon get new models with even more storage. Samsung will release new versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with 128GB and 256GB of built-in storage. These models will be available exclusively from Samsung.com, with pre-orders opening May 1st and the launch scheduled for May 18th. Here’s what you can expect to pay for these more capacious Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active receiving April security update

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active customers are getting a new software update this weekend. T-Mobile recently announced a new update for its Galaxy S8 Active. The update began rolling out a few days ago, and TmoNews reader Phil received the update today. The Galaxy S8 Active’s new update bumps the phone to version G892USQS1BRD5 and weighs in at 116.27MB. The update includes the April 1, 2018 Android security patches as well as some unspecified bug fixes … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s memo to employees about Sprint merger leaks out

Earlier today, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached an agreement on a merger deal they claim will help boost the rollout of 5G, create jobs, and spur competition. T-Mobile CEO John Legere sent an internal memo to T-Mo employees at the same time of the announcement to assure them that the deal is a good one, and now it’s leaked out. Sources have sent Legere’s internal memo to TmoNews, giving us the chance to … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger deal official

After multiple rumors and leaks this month, T-Mobile and Sprint today confirmed that they’ve entered into a merger agreement. According to the announcement that was just made, the combined company will simply be known as T-Mobile and will be headquartered at T-Mo’s current HQ in Bellevue, WA, with a second headquarters in Overland Park, KS, where Sprint is headquartered. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom will hold 42 percent ownership of the combined company while Sprint majority … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint said to be finalizing merger terms as more details of the deal leak

UPDATE: A new report from Bloomberg has a few more details on the T-Mobile-Sprint talks, claiming that the deal would value Sprint at around $24 billion. The report also claims that the current deal terms would give Deutsche Telekom a 42 percent stake and a 69 percent voting interest in the combined company.   ORIGINAL: Following a report that said that T-Mobile and Sprint are working to reach a merger agreement as soon as next week, more … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint could reach merger agreement as soon as next week

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we heard that T-Mobile and Sprint were in merger talks again? Well it sounds like the two are working to get their deal done in a hurry. T-Mobile and Sprint have made progress in their merger talks and aim to complete their negotiations as soon as next week, say sources speaking to Reuters. Those sources went on to caution that there’s no guarantee that a deal will be … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 5G will be 25-50 percent faster than LTE to start

Lots of people are excited for 5G and the faster speeds that it’ll bring, but today T-Mobile cautioned that speeds may not be as ultra-fast as some people expect at the start. T-Mobile estimates that its 5G network will start at around 25-50 percent faster than its 4G LTE network. “Initially, we didn’t see gigabit speeds on LTE; we saw very low speeds. But today we see much higher than that,” said Karri Kuoppamaki, VP … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include free Dunkin’ Donuts gift card and Redbox rental next week

One week after Baskin-Robbins’ appearance in T-Mobile Tuesdays, another fast food restaurant is coming to T-Mobile Tuesdays. The May 1 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays will include a free $2 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for T-Mo customers. Also available is a free one-night disc rental from Redbox, a free Mother’s Day card mailed from Felt, and a $50 Amazon.com gift card per night stayed from HotelStorm. Rounding out next week’s gifts is … [read full article]

LG confirms G7 ThinQ display features, including 6.1-inch size and 1,000 nit brightness

Another feature of the LG G7 ThinQ has been confirmed. LG today revealed that the G7 ThinQ will include a 6.1-inch “Super Bright Display” with a resolution of 3120×1440 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Compared to the LG G6, the bottom bezel on the LG G7 ThinQ is nearly 50 percent smaller, and the display itself consumes up to 30 percent less power. Also confirmed by LG is the fact that the G7 ThinQ … [read full article]

iOS 11.3.1 update now available with fix for third-party display replacement bug

Nearly one month after launching iOS 11.3 to the public, Apple has unleashed a minor follow-up update. iOS 11.3.1 is now available to download. If you’ve got a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download the update by going into Settings > General > Software Update on your device. This update includes some security improvements as well as a fix for iPhone models experiencing touch input unresponsiveness after getting a display replacement. Specifically, some … [read full article]