Archive | August, 2018

MetroPCS launches MetroSMART Ride to help smarten up your car

Back in late 2016, T-Mobile launched the SyncUp Drive to smarten up your car by giving you a Wi-Fi hotspot and getting you easy access to info about your car. Now it looks like that device is available from MetroPCS, too. The MetroSMART Ride is now available from MetroPCS stores. For a limited time, you can snag one for free when you add the MetroSMART Ride service to a new or existing account. The service … [read full article]

New Pixel 3 photos give a clear look at Google’s upcoming phone

Are you an Android fan who’s tired of hearing about Apple after those iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 3 leaks? If so, I’ve got some good news for you. Photos of the Google Pixel 3 have now leaked out. Posted to Reddit, they show a phone that looks similar to the Pixel 3 XL, complete with a chin, special glossy panel that houses the rear camera, and a rear fingerprint reader. The one big … [read full article]

iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 leak out in new images

Looks like we don’t have to wait until September 12th to get our first look at Apple’s new iPhones. An image that purportedly shows both of Apple’s new iPhone models has leaked out. Shared by 9to5Mac, the image shows two iPhones that look similar to the current iPhone X, but with gold outer edges. We can also see two different iPhone sizes, which lines up with the rumor that the new iPhone X … [read full article]

Apple confirms September 12th event, new iPhone models likely

Apple’s next major event now has a date. Apple will host an event on September 12th at 10:00 am. The company isn’t saying exactly what it has in store, only that this is a “special event” that’s happening at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus, which is located in Cupertino, Calif. Considering that Apple has introduced new iPhone hardware in early to mid-September for the past several years, it … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include free $2 Dunkin’ Donuts card, chance to win a year’s worth of movie tickets

T-Mobile today revealed the gifts and prizes that T-Mo customers have to look forward to next week. On Tuesday, September 4th, T-Mobile customers can get a $2 Dunkin’ Donuts card. T-Mo also says that there’s “Something cool coming your way!”, but there aren’t any other details about what that “something cool” might be yet. Next week’s prize is one year’s worth of free movies from Atom Tickets. Specifically, the winner will receive an Atom … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V30 update now rolling out with August 2018 security patches

LG V30 owners, a new update is coming your way. T-Mobile is now updating its LG V30 to version H93220k. The update is now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews reader Red received it on their V30 today. Included are the August 1, 2018 Android security patches. T-Mo hasn’t updated its LG V30 support page as of this post, so it’s unclear what other tweaks might be included. If you’ve got an LG V30, … [read full article]

T-Mobile giving everyone, including non-T-Mo customers, free in-flight Wi-Fi on Labor Day

Lots of people will be traveling this Labor Day weekend, and so T-Mobile is hoping to make that travel smoother with free Wi-Fi. On Monday, September 3rd, T-Mobile is giving everyone 30 minutes of free Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi. This offer will be available for smartphones on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights, and everyone can get it, even those people not on T-Mobile. With this offer, T-Mobile is hoping to give non-T-Mo customers a taste of what it … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Costco offering deals on Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 8

Heads up, Costco members, because there are some smartphone deals available with the warehouse retailer right now. First up, T-Mobile customers can get up to $500 back when they buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from Costco. You’ll need to buy a Note 9 at full price ($949.99) and trade in a qualifying Samsung device. Once you do, you’ll get up to $500 as a combination of a one-time bill credit and prepaid MasterCard. The devices … [read full article]

More companies file opposition to T-Mobile-Sprint merger, including Altice and Dish

Hot on the heels of the CWA union coming out against the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, several major companies have submitted their own comments on the deal. Cable provider Altice said in a filing with the FCC that it’s concerned about the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Altice has an MVNO agreement with Sprint and is planning to utilize it to enter the wireless market in 2019, but the company is concerned that if the … [read full article]

CWA argues against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, says more than 28,000 jobs will be lost

In the months following T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger announcement, we’ve seen groups come out in favor of and opposed to the deal. Today another group in the latter camp has spoken out about the merger. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) today said that it opposed the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as it’s currently set up. The CWA, a union that represents 700,000 workers, claims that the merger would result in more than 28,000 … [read full article]