Archive | July, 2018

LG Q7+ may launch at T-Mobile soon with 600MHz LTE support

We’ve seen several new phones launch at T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support recently, and it looks like we’ll be getting another one this week. Support pages for the LG Q7+ appeared on T-Mobile’s website today. These include a software updates page that lists the LG Q7+’s launch software as being “available August 3, 2018.” This suggests that the LG Q7+ will be released by T-Mobile this Friday. When it comes to specs, … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes $3.5 billion deal with Nokia to build a 5G network

Looks like that simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connection isn’t the only big news that T-Mobile and Nokia have to share. T-Mobile and Nokia have struck a $3.5 billion agreement to build out a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will supply T-Mo with its end-to-end 5G technology, software, and services, including AirScale radio platforms and cloud-native core, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON, and 5G Acceleration Services. This is Nokia’s largest 5G agreement globally. Here’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connection

T-Mobile has reached another milestone in its effort to deploy mobile 5G. T-Mobile has completed the first simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR (New Radio) and 4G LTE connection. T-Mo CTO Neville Ray confirmed the news, saying that T-Mobile partnered with Nokia to achieve the milestone. T-Mo has said that it’ll begin deploying 5G in 30 cities later this year, with the first 5G smartphones expected to arrive in early 2019. Just because T-Mobile is planning … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy Note 5 receiving security updates

  Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy Note 5 owners, another update is coming your way. T-Mobile is now pushing new updates to its Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy Note 5 models. GS8 Active owners should be on the lookout for version G892USQS3BRG5, while Galaxy Note 5 owners will be getting version N920TUVS5ERG1. These updates include the July 2018 Android security patches. These updates are now rolling out over the air, and as … [read full article]

T-Mobile low-band LTE added to more cell sites

Days after T-Mobile announced that it had upgraded more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity, it’s confirmed some more low-band LTE expansions, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo added low-band LTE to dozens more cell sites in the past two weeks. This brings “more and better coverage,” Ray explains. These upgrades typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, … [read full article]

T-Mobile explains to FCC why it should participate in mmWave auction, says it won’t jointly bid with Sprint

The FCC is hosting a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction later this year, and T-Mobile recently submitted a filing to the FCC to explain why it should participate. T-Mobile explains that it and Sprint are aware of the need to avoid any inappropriate coordination of competitive activity before their merger is complete and the need to avoid any potential violations of antitrust laws while they remain independent. And so T-Mo says that it and Sprint … [read full article]

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

One week after T-Mobile announced a low-band LTE expansion, it’s confirmed a round of mid-band LTE upgrades, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest LTE network … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can get a free Vudu rental, $50 credit for Rover, and more next Tuesday

The details of the final T-Mobile Tuesdays in July have been revealed. On July 31st, T-Mobile customers can get a free movie rental from Vudu and a free delivery with $35 purchase from Instacart, a service that delivers groceries from local stores. Also available will be a $50 credit for Rover, a dog walking and dog sitting service, and an offer from HotelStorm. Rounding out next week’s gifts is $5 off any … [read full article]

New Galaxy Note 9 leak shows Samsung’s new flagship in multiple colors

With around two weeks to go before the Galaxy Note 9 is announced, some high-quality images of the upcoming Samsung flagship have leaked. A trio of Galaxy Note 9 images have been shared by prominent leaker Evan Blass. Included are black and brown versions of the device with matching S Pen as well as a blue handset with a bright yellow S Pen. Note9 in (from L to R) black, blue, and brown. pic.twitter.com/Akr1tnrxiS[read full article]