Archive | June, 2018

T-Mobile upgrades hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity

There’s been lots of exciting T-Mobile news today, including Oreo updates for Samsung and LG smartphones, and now T-Mo’s got some network news to share as well. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today confirmed that T-Mo has done another round of mid-band LTE upgrades in the past two weeks. With these upgrades, hundreds of cell sites across the country have gained more mid-band LTE capacity. The upgrades include AWS and PCS spectrum. 100s of sites … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G6 updated to Android Oreo, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active gets security update

Today is a big update day for T-Mobile, because in addition to pushing Oreo to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as a security update for the Note 5, T-Mobile has revealed a couple more updates. First up, T-Mobile’s version of the LG G6 is receiving its Android Oreo update. The update is 1729.8MB in size and is version H87220a. In addition to the bump to Oreo, which includes features like autofill for … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge getting Android 8.0 Oreo update, Note 5 receiving security update

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, how would you like to enjoy an Oreo treat this weekend? T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to Android 8.0 Oreo. The Galaxy S7 update is 1726.33MB and is version G930TUVU4CRF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update is 1746.01MB and is version G935TUVU4CRF1. The update to Android 8.0 Oreo brings with it several new features, including autofill for faster sign-in, notification dots to help … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint’s Marcelo Claure talk up merger in front of Senate antitrust subcommittee

As part of their effort to get make the T-Mobile and Sprint merger happen, T-Mo CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure today testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. The panel included Senator Mike Lee [R-UT], Senator Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], and Senator Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]. Legere and Claure made 5G a focus of their arguments in favor of the merger. Both executives stressed how important it is for the … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces new LG V30 update

Good news, LG V30 owners. One month after your Oreo update restarted its rollout, a new update has been released. T-Mobile has announced an update for its LG V30 that bumps the device up to version H93220j. The update is still based on Android 8.0 and includes “various bug fixes and system improvements.” This update is going out on a scheduled daily limit in order to prevent network congestion, so it may be a few … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts include $2 Dunkin’ Donuts card and a movie ticket discount

Ready to find out what gifts T-Mobile has in store for the first T-Mobile Tuesday of July? On July 3rd, T-Mobile customers can score a $2 Dunkin’ Donuts to try those new Donut Fries or whatever else on the Dunkin’ menu piques your interest. Also coming next week is a one-year digital subscription to Bon Appétit, a food magazine with recipes, cooking tips, and more. Rounding out next week’s gifts is an offer of … [read full article]

Samsung event scheduled for August 9th, Galaxy Note 9 announcement likely

The date for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 reveal has been set. Samsung has announced an Unpacked event for August 9th. The event will take place in New York City, but it’ll also be livestreamed on Samsung’s website for everyone to see. Change is coming August 9th 2018. Can you keep up? #Unpacked pic.twitter.com/ToJkS28eXc — Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) June 27, 2018 This event is very likely for the Galaxy Note 9. Not only … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicks off buy one, get one half off Apple Watch deal

T-Mobile today kicked off a new Apple Watch deal. For a limited time, you can buy an Apple Watch Series 3 and get half off a second Apple Watch Series 3. Specifically, you’ll get $215 off, which is half off the full price of the 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 model. To get this deal, you’ll need to buy both Apple Watch units on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) with a DIGITS Apple Watch plan … [read full article]

T-Mobile FamilyMode will help parents manage their kids’ device usage

Digital wellness is a hot topic in mobile right now, and today T-Mobile introduced an app and device to help parents keeps tabs on their kids’ usage. T-Mobile FamilyMode is now official. Launching June 29th, the combination of the Home Base box and service will let parents manage their kids’ smartphone and tablet usage as well as set filters and time limits. With both the FamilyMode app and Home Base box, parents can manage their kids … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy J3 Star is T-Mobile’s newest 600MHz LTE smartphone

Another LTE Band 71 (600MHz) smartphone has landed on T-Mobile’s shelves. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Star is now available from T-Mobile for $7.00 down and $7.00 per month for 24 months or $175 full retail price. Included is support for LTE Band 71, aka 600MHz. The benefit of this feature is that Extended Range LTE (which includes LTE Bands 12 and 71) reaches farther and is better at penetrating buildings than mid-band LTE coverage. Other … [read full article]