Archive | August, 2019

T-Mobile’s amped up Test Drive lets you try out the network for 30 days

It feels like it’s been a little while since T-Mobile made a new Un-carrier announcement, but that’s exactly what it’s giving us today. T-Mobile is amping up its Un-carrier 5.0 move with an updated Test Drive. Starting today, anyone on a different carrier can sign up to receive a free Coolpad Surf mobile hotspot that they can to try out T-Mobile’s network for up to 30 days or 30GB of data usage. Once you’re done … [read full article]

Pixel 4 leaks out in clear photos

Following a couple of teasers from Google, we may be getting a full look at the Pixel 4 in the flesh. A couple of photos that may show the Pixel 4 have leaked out, giving a clear glimpse at both the front and back of the device. The images were discovered by¬†XDA-Developers in the messaging app Telegram, and in them we can see the front of the Pixel 4 with a slimmer chin than its predecessor. … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushing security update to Galaxy S8 and S8+

The T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ may be nearly two-and-a-half years old, but they’re still regularly getting security updates. T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the August 1, 2019 Android security patches. The updates are versions G950USQS6DSH3 and G955USQS6DSH3 for the S8 and S8+, respectively. These updates began rolling out over the air a few days ago, so if your T-Mobile S8 or S8+ hasn’t yet updated, you should see it soon. … [read full article]

T-Mobile rumored to launch postpaid eSIM support tomorrow

T-Mobile first launched eSIM support back in December, but it’s currently only supported on prepaid lines with an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR. New rumors say that that could change tomorrow. T-Mobile will reportedly offer eSIM support on postpaid lines starting tomorrow, August 28. A Reddit user named AirlineFlyer shared a screenshot of a conversation with a member of T-Mobile’s Executive Social Media team in which they asked about postpaid eSIM support … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 12.4.1 and watchOS 5.3.1 updates

iPhone and iPad owners, it’s time to update again. And no, this isn’t the big iOS 13 update that we’ve been waiting all summer for. Apple today released an update to iOS 12.4.1. This is a smaller update, and all that Apple says about it is that it “provides important security and stability updates.” To get this update, launch the Settings app on your iOS device and select “General” followed by “Software Updates”. Exact details … [read full article]

New T-Mobile deal offers a free voice line when you add one

The Galaxy Note 10 BOGO deal isn’t the only offer that T-Mobile recently launched. T-Mobile has rolled out a 2019 Buy a Line, Get a Line Free deal. With this offer, existing T-Mobile customers can add a paid voice line to their qualifying plan and get another voice line for free after monthly bill credits. You’ll need at least two voice lines on a qualifying T-Mobile One, T-Mobile One Plus Family, or Simple Choice plan to … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys low-band LTE upgrades in hundreds of cities

It’s only been a little over a week since T-Mobile last announced a round of low-band LTE upgrades, but today the carrier confirmed that more upgrades have been made. T-Mobile has deployed low-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cities. Some of those cities include Phoenix, AZ; Spokane, WA; Green Bay, WI; Austin, TX; Great Barrington, MA; and Nashville, TN. Low-band LTE upgrades typically include¬†600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Here’s the full list of cities that’ve recently received … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ launch at T-Mobile with BOGO deal

Samsung’s next big things are here. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are now available from T-Mobile. Both phones are available with 256GB of storage and Aura Glow, Aura White, and Aura Black color options, while the Note 10+ also has a 512GB model in Aura Black. Here’s how T-Mobile is pricing the Note 10 and Note 10+: Galaxy Note 10 256GB: $0 down and $39.59 per month for 24 months on EIP, … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls

T-Mobile is teaming up with other carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls. The new partnership includes T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as several smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular and Charter and 51 state attorneys general. As part of the agreement, the carriers have agreed to deploy STIR and SHAKEN technologies to combat robocalls for their customers. T-Mo first deployed STIR and SHAKEN back in January. STIR and SHAKEN are meant to fight … [read full article]

Android 10 is the official name of Android Q

Google today revealed the official name for Android Q, and it may be different than what you were expecting. Android 10 is the official name of the Android Q release. Google is abandoning the dessert names it’s used for every Android release up until now, and the company has a reason for it that’s not “We weren’t able to come up with a good ‘Q’ dessert.” Google says that its Android dessert names weren’t always … [read full article]