Archive | August, 2018

T-Mobile deploys another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades

Another round of mid-band LTE upgrades has been completed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today confirmed that T-Mo has upgraded more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity over the past two weeks. As with previous mid-band LTE upgrades, this latest batch includes 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 for … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts include free Redbox rental and Reebok discount

After offering up a free Dunkin’ Donuts card, an Eddie Bauer discount, and more this week, T-Mobile has revealed what gifts it has in store for next Tuesday. On August 14th, T-Mobile customers can get a free one-night disc rental from Redbox and 30 percent off plus free shipping from Reebok. Also available will be a free online course diploma and toolkit from Shaw Academy and an offer from HotelStorm. Next … [read full article]

T-Mobile releases video teaser for August 15th Un-carrier announcement

With one week to go before T-Mobile’s next Un-carrier move, CEO John Legere has dropped a teaser for the big announcement. The brief video shows Legere sealing a wooden crate that’s labeled “Decommissioned” and then wheeling it into a room that holds “Relics of the wireless industry”. There are references to things T-Mobile has targeted with past Un-carrier moves, like contracts, data limits, and taxes and fees. Unlike some of the other guys, we like … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys traveling tech truck to demo benefits of 5G and other technologies

T-Mobile often makes a big deal about the benefits of 5G and what it’ll enable, like better Internet of Things products, in addition to the lower latency and faster speeds that mobile devices will see. And now it’s going on the road to help people learn more about 5G. The T-Mobile Tech Truck hit the road today, beginning a journey that’ll take it across the country to help people experience the benefits of 5G as … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger update: Review in early stages, no decision from regulators on how many carriers U.S. needs

Wondering how the government’s review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is going? Today we got an update on the situation. U.S. antitrust officials are in the “early stages” of reviewing the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, a source has told Reuters. The regulators haven’t reached a conclusion on how many carriers the U.S. market needs, but the tipster did say that “at least” three carriers are necessary and that reports that officials have decided on … [read full article]

Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Five months after the first Android P Developer Preview was released, Google has officially unleashed Android 9.0 Pie. Google today released Android 9.0 Pie to Pixel phones. The update is rolling out over the air, so if you’ve got a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL, keep an eye out for it. Also of note is that the Essential Phone is now receiving its update to Android Pie, which is a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Essentials is a new rate plan that’s launching August 10th

It’s not often that T-Mobile introduces a whole new rate plan, but today that’s exactly what the carrier has done. T-Mobile Essentials is a new plan that aims to offer just the basics of a smartphone plan. It’s got unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data, as well as some benefits like unlimited 3G mobile hotspot and T-Mobile Tuesdays. Customers also get unlimited talk, text, and 2G data in Mexico and Canada as well unlimited texting … [read full article]

LG Q7+ now available from T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support, Hi-Fi Quad DAC

Earlier this week, we learned that T-Mobile could launch the LG Q7+ soon. Turns out that that was spot on. The LG Q7+ is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $14 down and $14 per month for 24 months on EIP, or $350 full retail price. T-Mobile is not offering the LG Q7+ through JUMP! On Demand. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll get an Android 8.1 smartphone with a 5.5-inch 2160×1080 display … [read full article]

T-Mobile not planning to raise the price of its unlimited plan, says CFO

We’ve seen AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon make changes to their rate plans lately, but T-Mobile says that it has no plans to increase the price of its unlimited plan. T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said to CNET this week that T-Mo isn’t “pursuing a monetization path.” He added that “The benefits of creating more subscribers outweigh the shorter term benefit of tweaking (average revenue per user).” Carter went on to tease that T-Mobile is planning a special deal for … [read full article]

T-Mobile and MetroPCS come in first in J.D. Power’s new wireless customer care study

After coming out on top in J.D. Power’s U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance study at the start of 2018, T-Mobile and MetroPCS have beat out the other carriers again today. J.D. Power today released the results of its U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance study, which takes a look at customers who contacted their carrier’s customer care department within the past three months. This includes customer service over the phone, in-store contact, online chat, email, social … [read full article]