Archive | September, 2019

Apple now rolling out iOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.2, and watchOS 6.0.1 updates

Apple today released its third iOS update in the span of a single week. iOS 13.1.2 is now rolling out to the iPhone, while iPadOS 13.1.2 is available to the iPad. Like the iOS 13.1.1 update that launched a few days ago, iOS 13.1.2 is focused on fixing bugs. For example, this update fixes a bug where the flashlight may not activate and another bug that could cause Bluetooth to disconnect on some vehicles. Also … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G8 ThinQ now getting security update

The LG G8 ThinQ is starting the week with a new software update. T-Mobile is now sending an update to the LG G8 that bumps it to version G820TM10o. The update is 218.2MB and includes the September 1, 2019 security patches, which is a big upgrade from the July 1, 2019 security patch level that the G8 was on before this update. TmoNews reader Ronald received this update over the air last night, so if … [read full article]

T-Mobile prepaid deal offers two unlimited lines for $65 per month

If you’re looking for a deal for a couple of lines of service, T-Mobile recently launched a prepaid offer that you may want to consider. T-Mobile is offering two lines of unlimited prepaid service for $65 per month. This includes unlimited talk, text, and high-speed data. Video streams at 480p with this plan, and tethering tops out at 3G speeds. This plan is only available for a limited time, and it’s only being offered in … [read full article]

T-Mobile reportedly slows deployment of new cell sites, payments to contractors

We heard last month that T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger was reportedly causing T-Mo to pause its purchase orders on new builds and 5G upgrades, and now more info on how the delay in the merger’s completion is affecting tower companies that are working with T-Mobile. Tower companies such as American Tower, SBA Communications, Crown Castle, and others say that T-Mobile’s deployment of new cell sites has slowed quite a bit lately. According to research firm Wells … [read full article]

T-Mobile has deployed another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades

The weekend is nearly here, and T-Mobile is celebrating by announcing some more mid-band LTE upgrades. T-Mo says that it’s upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity over the last two weeks. These mid-band upgrades typically include both PCS and AWS spectrum. The cities that’ve gotten mid-band LTE upgrades this time around are scattered throughout the U.S. They include Lincoln City, OR; Boston, MA; Wichita, KS; Jacksonville, FL; and San Jose, CA. … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 13.1.1 and iPadOS 13.1.1 updates with bug fixes and security patches

Three days after launching iOS 13.1 and iPadOS, Apple has another update for us. iOS 13.1.1 and iPadOS 13.1.1 are now available for download. They’re focused on fixing bugs and patching security vulnerabilities, including one issue that could give third-party keyboards full access to external sources without the user’s permission. The update also fixes bugs that could prevent an iPhone from restoring from a backup and an issue that could cause your battery to drain more … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include Pizza Hut deal, grand prize trip to the World Series

Pizza is making its return to T-Mobile Tuesdays next week. On Tuesday, October 1, T-Mobile customers can get a free medium 1-topping hand-tossed pizza from Pizza Hut with the purchase of a $7.99 large 2-topping pizza. Also coming next week is up to 40 percent off hotels at, offers for tickets to the Jonas Brothers and Austin City Limits Music Festival, and $0.10 off per gallon of gas at Shell. Rounding … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes new green energy deals, moves closer to goal of 100% renewable energy by 2021

T-Mobile announced at the start of 2018 that it planned to move to 100 percent renewable energy by 2021, and today T-Mo gave us an update on that initiative. T-Mobile says that thanks to a couple of recent moves, it’s now reached 95 percent of its commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2021. First up, T-Mo wind farm partner ENGIE US Wind has turned on its Solomon Forks Wind Project, adding 650,000MWh of energy … [read full article]

OnePlus 7T launching at T-Mobile on October 18 with 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 855+

T-Mobile has been a major partner for OnePlus lately, with the two teaming up to launch the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7 Pro in the U.S. Now they’re getting together again for another device release. The OnePlus 7T is official, and T-Mobile is the exclusive partner for the release in the U.S. The OP7T is all about speed, getting several upgrades over the OnePlus 7 (which didn’t officially launch in the U.S.). Those include a … [read full article]

FCC commissioner says T-Mobile-Sprint merger must be paused due to Lifeline investigation

Sprint has come under fire this week for an issue related to Lifeline subsidies, and it could have an effect on the carrier’s merger with T-Mobile. The FCC has learned that Sprint claimed monthly subsidies for 885,000 Lifeline subscribers, but those subscribers weren’t actually using the Lifeline service. This resulted in Sprint receiving tens of millions of dollars for customers who weren’t actually using any of Sprint’s service. “It’s outrageous that a company would claim millions … [read full article]