Archive | July, 2018

T-Mobile Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 8 now receiving updates

The iPhone and Apple Watch aren’t the only devices that are starting the week with new software updates. T-Mobile is releasing updates for its Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy S9 update is version G960USQU2ARF7 while the S9+ is version G965USQU2ARF7. Both phones are getting RTT updates, DIGITS enhancements, and other bug fixes and system improvements. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 8 is getting an update to version N950USQU4CRF3. … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2 updates

iPhone and iPad users, your week is starting off with a new software update. Apple today released the iOS 11.4.1 update. Included is a fix for an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone, as well as improvements to the reliability of syncing mail, contacts, and notes with Exchange accounts. This update is now available for download over the air by going into Settings > … [read full article]

T-Mobile and CBS complete spectrum repack in NYC, 600MHz LTE rollout coming early 2019

There’s some good news to start the week for T-Mobile customers in New York City. T-Mobile and CBS Television Stations have completed the repack of WLNY-TV’s 600MHz spectrum, which is on portions of Long Island and the surrounding area that reaches into Brooklyn and Queens. It’s expected that T-Mobile will roll out 600MHz LTE in this cleared spectrum in early 2019, and T-Mo says that the equipment it’s using to deploy 600MHz is 5G-ready for … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy J7 Star coming soon to T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support

A couple of weeks after T-Mobile launched the Galaxy J3 Star with 600MHz LTE support, it looks like T-Mo is getting ready to launch another 600MHz-equipped Samsung phone. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Star has appeared in T-Mobile’s online store, but as of this post’s publication, it’s only listed as “Coming soon” with no price tag. Considering that it says “July 13” on its screen and that it’s now live on T-Mo’s website, a launch could … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can get free Red Bull and SiriusXM streaming next Tuesday

With summer officially underway, T-Mobile is packing next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday with gifts that can you can use to stay cool and to enjoy a summer vacation. On July 10th, T-Mobile customers can get a $2 Baskin-Robbins promo card, savings on gas at Shell, and three free months of SiriusXM radio streaming. Customers who haven’t already claimed their Atom Tickets discount this month can also get $5 off any movie ticket plus … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares more details on its plans for converting iWireless network

After confirming that its acquisition of iWireless was complete earlier in 2018, T-Mobile recently spilled some more details on what the deal means for iWireless customers. T-Mobile says that the iWireless network will no longer work on October 1st, 2018, so iWireless customers will need to change providers before then. iWireless customers that switch to T-Mobile will have the remaining balance on their Equipment Installment Plan forgiven and will receive a 20 percent discount on … [read full article]

T-Mobile 4G LTE speeds are fastest among U.S. carriers, says Ookla report

After posting the fastest 4G LTE data speeds among U.S. carriers in Q1 2018, T-Mobile claimed the title again in Q2. T-Mobile had the fastest average 4G LTE speeds among the major four U.S. carriers for Q2 2018. That’s according to Ookla speed test data, which shows T-Mobile had an average LTE download speed of 31.8Mbps and an average LTE upload speed of 11.9Mbps in the second quarter.┬áT-Mobile’s 4G LTE network covers 322 million people, … [read full article]

Some U.S. lawmakers have security concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger due to Sprint’s ties to Huawei

Days after a Senate antitrust subcommittee held a hearing about the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, other members of the U.S. government have begun to express concern over the deal. Members of the U.S. House have put together a draft letter arguing that a national security investigation of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is necessary, The letter is being passed around so that it can get signatures before it’s sent to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is leading a … [read full article]