Archive | August, 2019

T-Mobile updating Galaxy J7 Star to Android Pie

Another Android phone is getting its serving of Pie from T-Mobile this week. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Star is now being updated to Android 9 Pie. The update is version J737TUVU5BSG2 and is a whopping 1107.99MB, so be prepared for a big download when you decide to update your Galaxy J7 Star to Pie. It’s now rolling out over the air, so be on the lookout for it. Along with a bump to Android … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S10 gets Night Mode for camera in latest update

Samsung Galaxy S10 owners, your wait is finally over: Night Mode is here. T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e. The updates are each around 600MB in size and include the August 1, 2019 Android security patches. They also bring a dedicated Night Mode to the Camera app, letting you more easily capture low-light photos, as well as QR code scanning. Galaxy S10 owners on T-Mo have been waiting for Night … [read full article]

T-Mobile points to Sprint customer losses and ‘huge debt load’ to argue in favor of merger

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint is facing a lawsuit from 16 state attorneys general who say that the deal will reduce competition, raise prices, and harm jobs. However, T-Mobile has argued that Sprint is unlikely to be meaningful competition if left on its own. In a court filing yesterday, T-Mobile responded to the state AGs lawsuit by arguing that Sprint has been steadily losing both subscribers and marketshare. T-Mo also said that Sprint is also stuck with … [read full article]

Alcatel Joy Tab tablet leaks out ahead of T-Mobile launch

We’ve seen a few Alcatel tablets hit T-Mobile shelves over the years, and now it looks like another model is coming soon. The Alcatel Joy Tab for T-Mobile has leaked out. Images shared by Evan Blass show a pretty plain-looking black tablet with “4G LTE” in its status bar and an Alcatel logo on its backside. Specs for the Alcatel Joy Tab aren’t included in today’s leak, but we can see front and rear cameras as … [read full article]

T-Mobile has rolled out hundreds of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades in the last two weeks

Another week, another round of network upgrades from T-Mobile. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray announced today that T-Mo has performed upgrades on hundreds of cell sites across the country in the last two weeks. These sites were upgraded with more mid-band LTE capacity using PCS and AWS spectrum. So where were these upgrades performed? Some of the lucky cities include Portland, OR; Ottumwa, IA; Marietta, GA; Gladwin, MI; and Austin, TX. As usual, we’ve got the full … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes Burger King partnership for free T-Mo Tuesdays food

After teasing that T-Mobile customers will get “the royal treatment” next Tuesday, T-Mo today confirmed that it’s formed a kingly partnership. T-Mobile and Burger King are teaming up to give free food to T-Mobile customers every month through January. The gifts start next Tuesday, September 3, when T-Mo customers can get a free Whopper. To get your free food, you’ll need to download the T-Mobile Tuesdays app for Android or iOS. When it’s time … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly pausing contracts for 5G network buildout as it waits for Sprint merger to close

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is facing a lawsuit from 16 state attorneys general who want to block the deal, and so it’s unclear when or if the merger might close. Now a report says that that lawsuit is affecting T-Mobile in another way. T-Mobile is reportedly pausing its purchase orders for new builds and 5G upgrades until 2020. A T-Mo construction manager has told Wireless Estimator that the decision is a result of the aforementioned … [read full article]

Apple announces event for September 10, likely for new iPhones

Clear your schedules, iPhone fans, because we’ve got an official date for Apple’s big iPhone event. Apple today sent out invitations to an event on September 10. The show will kick off at 10:00 am PT, and it’ll be taking place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, CA. The tagline for the invitation reads “By innovation only.” and includes a multi-colored Apple logo. The invitation doesn’t say what Apple has … [read full article]

Free T-Mobile baseball cap will be available for customers next Tuesday

Remember that T-Mobile Tuesdays hat that we gave you an early look at earlier this month? You’ll be able to score one of your very own next week. T-Mobile customers can score a free T-Mobile Tuesdays baseball cap next Tuesday, September 3. The hat is black with a magenta T-Mobile logo on the front, some magenta stitching on the bill, and a mesh pattern on the back. Our leaked photo showed that it’s also got … [read full article]

T-Mobile officially launches eSIM support for postpaid customers

  Looks like the rumor was correct. T-Mobile today confirmed that it now officially supports eSIM for postpaid customers. Starting today, August 28, T-Mobile customers with an eligible eSIM-capable phone can visit a T-Mo store to get their eSIM set up. T-Mobile says that the the current phones that are compatible with its eSIM offering include the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. I’ve asked about support for other devices like the Pixel 3 and Pixel … [read full article]