Archive | May, 2018

T-Mobile confirms service issues in Houston

Having service issues in Houston? It’s not just you. T-Mobile has confirmed that its service is being impacted in Houston, with CTO Neville Ray blaming a “major fiber cut” for the issue. Ray adds that engineers are working with T-Mo’s transport partner to get the issue fixed. Several T-Mobile customers on Reddit have chimed in from various parts of Houston to affirm that they’ve lost service. It’s never good to suddenly lose service on your … [read full article]

New Android P features announced, including gesture navigation

Android P was first introduced two months ago, and at that time, Google confirmed that it included new features like official display notch support and notification improvements. It turns out that that’s not all that Google has planned for its next major Android update, though. Google today used its I/O 2018 keynote to intro a number of new Android P features. Perhaps the most notable is gesture navigation, which is similar to what iPhone X … [read full article]

T-Mobile interested in using spectrum above 95GHz for 5G backhaul

T-Mobile has said that it plans to use 600MHz and mmWave spectrum for its 5G network, and now the carrier has identified some additional spectrum that it thinks could help with its 5G network. In a filing with the FCC, T-Mobile has said that the spectrum above 95GHz would be good for 5G backhaul. T-Mo says that these bands can support wide bandwidths up to 5GHz, letting them carry high-bandwidth wireless traffic where it can … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V30 Android Oreo update available using LG Bridge

LG V30 owners have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Android Oreo update, and now it looks like that update is available for download. The T-Mobile LG V30 can now download its Android 8.0 Oreo update using LG’s Bridge computer software. TmoNews readers Casey and Skrill Dilly¬†were able to download Oreo to their V30 using this method, and users on Reddit have done the same. This update is version H93220h and bumps the … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says low-band LTE added to more cell sites

Two days after T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray announced a round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades, Ray has revealed that T-Mo recently rolled out some low-band LTE upgrades, too. Ray today confirmed that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to more¬†cell sites in the past two weeks to improve coverage. As with previous low-band LTE rollouts, this latest round of upgrades includes 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to 100s of sites in just … [read full article]

LG K30 launches at T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support

T-Mobile has said that it’ll launch more than a dozen new smartphones with 600MHz support in 2018, and today one of those devices has been released. The LG K30 is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $9 down and $9 per month for 24 months, or $225 if you prefer to pay in full. When it comes to specs, the LG K30 is packing a 5.3-inch 1280×720 display, 13MP rear camera with LED … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ now getting security updates

Shortly after the Galaxy S8 Active began receiving a security update, T-Mobile’s versions of the standard Galaxy S8 and S8+ have starting getting updates, too. T-Mobile is updating its Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with the April security patches. T-Mo also says that these updates include “various bug fixes and system improvements.” The Galaxy S8 update is version G950USQU3CRD4 and is 314.67MB in size, while the Galaxy S8+ update is version G955USQU3CRD4 and … [read full article]

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

It’s been a couple of weeks since T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last confirmed a round of T-Mo mid-band LTE upgrades, which means that it’s time for another round. Ray just confirmed that T-Mobile has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. Some of the cities that got upgrades include Scottsdale, AZ; Boston, MA; Newark, NJ; and Dallas, TX. As usual, you can find the full list of … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts will include free T-Mo pet bow tie, Starbucks egift

T-Mobile’s got another special T-Mo-branded goodie coming for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday. For the May 8 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mobile customers can score a free T-Mobile pet bow site. The tie is a magenta color, of course, and has a bunch of T-Mobile logos on it. Also coming in the next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays is a free month of Dog.TV, a TV channel that’s touted as an “audio-visual therapy tool for dogs who … [read full article]

LG G7 ThinQ is official, and it’s coming to T-Mobile this spring

Meet the LG G7 ThinQ. LG’s newest flagship Android smartphone places a heavy focus on AI features. It’s got an AI CAM feature that promises to analyze whatever you’ve got your camera pointed at and then select the best shooting mode from the 19 available. It’ll also use an AI algorithm to automatically adjust the camera settings when you’re shooting in low light to help you get a brighter photo. LG is also relying on Google … [read full article]