Archive | December, 2018

T-Mobile TV service reportedly delayed to 2019

When T-Mobile announced its acquisition of Layer3 TV one year ago, the carrier said that it would launch a new TV streaming service in 2018. Now 2018 is nearly over and there’s still no new T-Mobile TV service to be found, though, and so T-Mo may have pushed the launch to 2019. T-Mobile has delayed the launch of its streaming TV service, according to a report from Bloomberg. It’s said that T-Mo executives had to … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include $1 million in Amazon gift card prizes

T-Mobile is going big for the final T-Mobile Tuesday of 2018. T-Mo announced today that it’s giving away $1,000,000 in Amazon gift cards for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday on December 25. One grand prize winner will receive a code valid for one $500 Amazon gift card from Tango Card. Meanwhile, 745 first prize winners will each get a code valid for a $100 Amazon gift card from Tango Card, and 185,000 second prize … [read full article]

T-Mobile Park is the new name of the Seattle Mariners’ ballpark, and T-Mo customers get perks

It’s official: The Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Park in Seattle is getting a dash of T-Mobile. T-Mobile Park will be the new name for the Seattle Mariners’ ballpark starting in January 2019. The naming deal will be good through December 2043, meaning you’ll see T-Mobile’s name in lights above the Mariners’ field for a long while to come. The process of incorporating T-Mobile’s branding through the park will happen over the coming months, and it’s expected that … [read full article]

T-Mobile says it did not overstate 4G LTE coverage to FCC

Earlier this month, the Rural Wireless Association said that T-Mobile and Verizon overstated their coverage while submitting documents to the FCC as part of its Mobility Fund Phase II program. Now T-Mobile has responded. “RWA’s vague and irresponsible statements regarding T-Mobile’s MF-II maps are unsupported by any evidence and are patently false,” T-Mobile said in a letter to the FCC. T-Mo went on to say that it followed procedures and submitted shapefiles to the FCC … [read full article]

T-Mobile now updating Galaxy S9, S9+, S7, and S7 edge

One week after T-Mobile updated its Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it’s begun updating the Galaxy S phones that came both before and after the S8 generation. T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S7 models. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners can look forward to update versions G960USQS3BRK2 and G965USQS3BRK2, respectively, both of which include the December 2018 Android security patches. T-Mo’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are being updated, … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint confirm that merger has received U.S. national security approval

Following a report that the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint had been approved by a U.S. security committee, the two carriers have confirmed the news. T-Mobile and Sprint announced tonight that their merger has been approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The deal has also been okayed by Team Telecom, which consists of the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense and reviewed … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out Device On Us promotion for new and existing customers

T-Mobile today kicked off another “Device On Us” promotion for customers looking to treat themselves to a new smartphone this holiday season. For a limited time, T-Mobile is offering a free Android or iOS smartphone to customers who add at least one new line of service and trade in a qualifying smartphone. This promotion is open to both new and existing customers, with new customers being required to add two new lines of voice service and … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 update

Hours after T-Mobile officially rolled out support for Apple’s eSIM feature on its new iPhones, Apple has deployed an update with an eSIM-related bug fix. iOS 12.1.2 is now available for download. According to Apple, the update fixes bugs with eSIM activation on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. It also addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. eSIM is one of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly approved by U.S. national security committee

Just days after a report claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies may ditch their Huawei networking equipment in an effort to help the merger get approval, a U.S. security panel has apparently given the deal the green light. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given its stamp of approval to the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. CFIUS reportedly told T-Mobile and … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches eSIM support for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

T-Mobile’s support for eSIM on Apple’s new iPhones has arrived. T-Mobile today launched its eSIM app for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. With this app, owners of Apple’s new iPhones can easily add a secondary prepaid line to their device. Just enter your email address into the app, select a prepaid plan, and you’ll be good to go. Currently, T-Mobile only offers prepaid plans for eSIM on the iPhone XS, XS … [read full article]