Archive | November, 2018

T-Mobile shows concepts for its new Bellevue HQ as it breaks ground on $160 million renovation

T-Mobile has been keeping busy lately with its effort to deploy a mobile 5G network and its proposed merger with Sprint, and today T-Mo unveiled another major project. T-Mobile today gave a glimpse of its plans for a new campus in Bellevue, WA. T-Mo and its landlord Ivanhoe Cambridge have broken ground on the new campus, which is a $160 million renovation that’ll take three years to complete. The new campus includes “neighborhoods” that’ll … [read full article]

T-Mobile Name ID update brings improved design, better block list

After beefing up its scam call protection services earlier this month, T-Mobile today announced that it’s stepping up its fight against robocalls, too. T-Mobile’s Name ID is getting a new app for iOS and an update to the Android app. The app brings a simpler, more functional design that includes a block list that has its own area of the app where you can easily block or unblock callers. And when you do … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update brings improvements to Nightscape, in-display fingerprint reader, and more

If you’re rocking a T-Mobile OnePlus 6T, there’s a software update coming your way An update to version A6013_34_181029 is now making its way to the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T. The update comes in a 132.3MB and includes the November 2018 Android security patches, some fine-tuning to the Nightscape camera mode, an update to the in-display fingerprint reader’s algorithm, and more. If you’re using a T-Mobile OnePlus 6T, you should see this update on your phone soon. You … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 now receiving new security update

Days after T-Mobile updated its Galaxy Note 9, it’s now sending an update to the Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on T-Mobile is now receiving an update to version N950USQS5CRJ3. The update is 297.91MB in size and includes the November 1, 2018 security patch level. TmoNews reader Javin received this update today, so if you’ve got a Galaxy Note 8 on T-Mo, the update should appear on your phone in the coming … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO says Sprint merger could close as soon as Q1 2019

When T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their merger agreement, the two companies said that they expected the deal to close in the first half of 2019. Now they feel that the merger will be complete sooner rather than later. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley TMT Conference in Barcelona, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter suggested that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger could close as soon as the first quarter of 2019. “The only remaining thing that is happening is depositions … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly signing naming rights deal for Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field

T-Mobile put its name in lights when it opened T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas two years ago, and now a new rumor claims that T-Mo may soon have its name on another major venue. T-Mobile will become the new naming rights partner of the Seattle Mariners beginning in 2019, according to a report from Forbes. The deal isn’t yet finalized because the lease for the ballpark needs to be renewed first, but it’s expected that … [read full article]

T-Mobile upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks

Right on schedule, T-Mobile has announced another round of mid-band LTE upgrades two weeks after its previous mid-band expansion. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo upgraded hundreds of cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity over the past 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 … [read full article]

T-Mobile giving customers a free T-Mo winter hat next Tuesday

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday is bringing with it a new piece of T-Mo-branded gear to help keep you warm in the coming months. On Tuesday, November 20, T-Mo customers can get a free T-Mobile winter hat with a pom on top. The image shared by T-Mobile shows two diferent versions: one that’s mostly black with a couple of magenta stripes and one that’s covered in black, white, and magenta stripes. Other gifts coming for T-Mobile customers … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 update released with security patches

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners, a new update is coming your way. T-Mobile today began pushing an update to its Galaxy Note 9 to version N960USQU1ARJ8. TmoNews readers Phil, Mike, and Bryan received the 404.78MB update this morning, and you can get it by waiting for the OTA update to be pushed to your device or by manually checking by going into Settings > Software updates > Download updates manually. The update includes the October 1, … [read full article]

T-Mobile unveils Magenta Friday deals, including free iPhone XR and OnePlus 6T

There have been a lot of questions lately about what kind of deals T-Mobile might have leading up to Black Friday, and today we got our answer. This Friday, November 16, T-Mobile will offer its Magenta Friday deals. Customers can get up to $750 off a new smartphone from companies like Apple, LG, OnePlus, and Samsung when they trade in an eligible device and add a new line of service. Apple devices eligible for this deal … [read full article]