Archive | November, 2018

T-Mobile Tuesday gifts will include discounts on Denny’s pancakes and Shell gas next week

We already know that next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will give T-Mo customers, employees, and everyone else the chance to donate to charity, but now T-Mobile has revealed what else it has planned for next Tuesday. On Tuesday, November 27, T-Mobile customers can get in the Thanksgiving spirit a few days after Thanksgiving by getting a 99-cent Pumpkin Spice Pancake stack from Denny’s. T-Mo hopes you’ve got a friend that likes pumpkin spice, too, because … [read full article]

T-Mobile Global Plus drops high-speed data roaming allotment to 15GB

When T-Mobile launched Global Plus earlier this month, it offered unlimited high-speed data while roaming in a Simple Global country. Now it looks like T-Mo has tweaked the add-on a bit with regard to high-speed data roaming. T-Mobile has revealed that its Global Plus add-on now includes 15GB of high-speed data while roaming in Simple Global countries. The price for Global Plus remains the same, at $50 per month for customers on a T-Mobile One … [read full article]

T-Mobile places focus on being more competitive in latest Sprint merger filing with FCC

When T-Mobile and Sprint first announced their proposed merger, 5G was a major focus of their arguments in support of the deal. They even created called their website www.Allfor5G.com and used the #5GforAll hashtag. Now the two companies may be shifting gears and making a different argument a major focus. A new document recently filed to the FCC by T-Mobile places a focus on arguing that it needs to merge with Sprint to help … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE upgrades to dozens of cell sites

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, the holidays are getting into full swing and T-Mobile is giving the gift of more low-band LTE coverage. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray announced today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE coverage to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks. These upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile reveals Black Friday deals, including free Apple AirPods offer

Following the launch of T-Mobile’s Magenta Friday deals last week, Metro by T-Mobile has announced a Black Friday deal of its own. For a limited time, Metro by T-Mobile is offering a free pair of Apple AirPods when you switch, sign up for an unlimited LTE plan, and either buy a qualifying iPhone or bring your own iPhone. If you decide to buy an iPhone from Metro, you’ll need to purchase an iPhone 6s or … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates bring November security patches

Two weeks after receiving their previous updates, the T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are being updated again. T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S9 and S9+ to versions G960USQS3BRJ6 and G965USQS3BRJ6, respectively. The GS9’s update comes in at 74.31MB, while the GS9+’s update weighs in at 91.45MB. Both phones are receiving the November 1, 2018 Android security patches. TmoNews readers Joseph, Silver, and pseudoswede all received their updates late last night or early … [read full article]

T-Mobile helping customers, employees, and everyone else donate for Giving Tuesday

As it has in recent years, T-Mobile will once again be participating in Giving Tuesday. On November 27, T-Mobile will make more than $2 million available for donations to charity. T-Mobile customers can use the T-Mobile Tuesdays app to donate $1 to Feeding America, which will help provide at least 10 meals. Customers can also win the chance to have T-Mobile donate $25, $100, or $500 to their favorite charity. Everyone will have … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile this week achieved another milestone on its journey to deploying a mobile 5G network. T-Mobile and Nokia have completed what they say is the world’s first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum. The downlink transmission tests were completed using global 5G standards on T-Mobile’s live commercial network in Spokane, WA. T-Mo has said that it plans to use millimeter wave (mmWave) and 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. The higher-band mmWave spectrum will be … [read full article]

Samsung discounting Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 by $200

Last Friday, T-Mobile kicked off its Magenta Friday sales, offering discounts on several smartphones when you add a line and trade in a device. If that deal didn’t interest you, perhaps Samsung’s new promo will. Samsung is now offering $200 off its T-Mobile Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 models. This applies to all versions of the devices, so you can choose the color and storage capacity that you want and … [read full article]

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]