Archive | October, 2018

T-Mobile confirms another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades for hundreds of cell sites

Two weeks after T-Mobile last announced a round of mid-band LTE upgrades, it’s confirmed that another batch of upgrades has been made. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that the magenta carrier has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks. These upgrades typically include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This … [read full article]

T-Mobile details pricing for new iPad Pro

T-Mobile confirmed earlier this week that it will offer Apple’s new iPad Pro, and now we know how T-Mo will price the updated iOS tablet. T-Mobile will offer both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the new iPad Pro, and all four storage options for each version will be available as well. Customers interested in buying a new iPad Pro will be able to pay on an Equipment Installment Plan, use JUMP! On Demand, or pay … [read full article]

T-Mobile TV service expected to launch on mobile devices next year

When T-Mobile announced its acquisition of Layer3 TV late last year, it hinted at offering a television service that’d work on TVs, tablets, and smartphones. T-Mo later said it expected to launch its pay TV service in 2018, but it sounds like you’ll have to wait a bit longer to watch T-Mobile’s television offering on the go. During yesterday’s Q3 2018 earnings call, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert suggested that we’ll be waiting until 2019 … [read full article]

T-Mobile gets shareholder approval for Sprint merger

Following the news that the New York Attorney General is giving the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger some extra scrutiny, some better news for the deal has emerged. T-Mobile has received shareholder approval for its merger with Sprint. Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V., which holds 63.5 percent of T-Mobile Common Stock, gave T-Mo a written consent in favor of proposals to approve the issuance of shares of common stock as well as the amendment and restatement of the … [read full article]

New York Attorney General has concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint merger’s effect on prepaid market

The New York Attorney General wants to take a closer look at the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has been investigating the T-Mobile-Sprint merger shortly after it was announced in April and recently stepped up its efforts, according to sources speaking to the New York Post. Underwood has concerns that the merger could result in increase prepaid prices as a result of less competition between MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active also updated with RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support

Looks like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ aren’t the only Samsung phones gaining RCS Universal Profile support from T-Mobile this week. T-Mobile is now sending an update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active that includes RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support. This brings improvements to the native messaging app, like 100MB attachments and 100 person group chats, when you chat with folks who also have RCS Universal Profile. This update also brings the October 1, 2018 … [read full article]

T-Mobile added 1.6 million customers in Q3 2018, says 600MHz LTE now in 1,500 cities and towns

T-Mobile today reported its earnings for Q3 2018, touting it as another record-breaking quarter. During the third quarter of 2018, T-Mobile added 1.63 million customers, up from 1.33 million customers in Q3 2017. This marks the 22nd straight quarter that T-Mobile has added more than 1 million customers. Of that 1.63 million, there were 1.08 million postpaid adds, which is up from the 817,000 postpaid customers T-Mo added one year ago. Prepaid adds finished at … [read full article]

iOS 12.1 update released by Apple

The next major iOS update is here. Apple today released iOS 12.1 to the iPhone and iPad. This update is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, iPad mini 2 and later, iPad Air and iPad Air 2, iPad 5th and 6th generation models, 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and both generations of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. If you’ve got one of these devices, head into Setting > General > Software update to download iOS 12.1. … [read full article]

Apple’s new iPad Pro has slimmer bezels, USB-C, and LTE Band 71 support

Apple’s iPad Pro is getting a big refresh. Apple today announced its new iPad Pro, which has an updated design and two screen sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. These new iPad models have slimmer bezels all around the display thanks to their lack of a home button. Since they’ve ditched the home button, the new iPad Pro tablets have adopted Face ID for security, and Apple says that this feature works in any orientation. Another major … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ updated with RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge also updated

After the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were updated to support RCS Universal Profile 1.0 back in June, T-Mobile is now updating more devices with the feature. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now receiving updates that include RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support. This feature brings improvements to the native messaging app, like 100MB attachments and 100 person group chats, so long as you’re messaging a person who also has RCS Universal … [read full article]