Archive | October, 2019

T-Mobile launches discounted rate plan and Samsung phone deal for first responders

T-Mobile is rolling out a special offer for first responders. Magenta First Responder offers discounts on T-Mobile’s standard rate plan. Available to state and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel, Magenta First Responder offers 20% off the first line and 50% off up to five additional voice lines. For example, a family of four will pay $25 per line for the Magenta First Responder plan with autopay, which is a savings of $60 per month. And … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG Q7+ getting Android Pie update

Another T-Mobile device is now getting its serving of Android Pie. The T-Mobile LG Q7+ is being updated to version Q610TA20A, which includes Android 9 Pie and the September 2019 Android security patches. The update is a large one, coming in at 1302.8MB, so be prepared for a big download when it arrives. T-Mobile hasn’t officially confirmed this update quite yet, but Reddit user XIIXOO has received it. If you’ve got a T-Mobile LG Q7+, you … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades

More mid-band LTE upgrades have been deployed by T-Mobile. T-Mo confirmed today that its performed hundreds of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades in the past two weeks. These upgrades include both AWS and PCS spectrum and were rolled out in cities like Arlington, WA; Austin, TX; Jay, ME; Ames, IA; San Diego, CA; and Pittsburgh, PA. As usual, you can find the full list of upgraded cities and towns below: Dothan, AL Huachuca City, AZ Phoenix, AZ … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T form group to launch RCS messaging service

RCS messaging support among the U.S. carriers has been a bit spotty to date, but now the four big operators say that they’re working to change that. T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T today announced that they’ve formed a new joint venture called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI). The group is working to develop and deploy a messaging service based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard starting with Android devices in 2020. The carriers say … [read full article]

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will support Sprint mid-band 5G if T-Mobile merger approved

Yesterday T-Mobile announced that it would launch the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, its second phone with support for 600MHz 5G. Now it’s been confirmed that those two phones will work on the merged T-Mobile-Sprint network if that deal goes through. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will support both T-Mobile’s low-band and Sprint’s mid-band 5G networks if the carriers’ merger is completed. T-Mo confirmed this news to … [read full article]

Samsung pushing update for Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices that fixes fingerprint security issue

If you’re rocking a Galaxy S10 or Note 10 device, there’s an important update coming your way from Samsung. Samsung is now sending out a biometrics update to the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note 10, and Note 10+. It’s meant to patch a security issue discovered recently that allows any fingerprint to unlock your phone if you’re using certain third-party silicone screen protectors. Samsung explains that these screen protectors have a textured surface on the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include freebies from Burger King, Walgreens, and Taco Bell next week

T-Mobile’s partnership with Burger King will bear fruit a burger again next week. T-Mo customers can score a free Whopper from Burger King next Tuesday, October 29th, as well their choice of one of three items from Taco Bell: a Bean Burrito, a Crunchy Taco Supreme, or Cinnamon Twists. Also coming next week are 10 free 4×6 photo prints from Walgreens, $0.10 off per gallon of gas at Shell, [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz 5G will cover 200 million people this year

Along with the news that it’s exclusively launching the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, T-Mobile today revealed some news regarding its 5G network. T-Mobile says that it will cover 200 million people with 5G using 600MHz before the end of 2019, which is an accelerated rollout. T-Mo isn’t saying exactly where it plans to deploy its 600MHz 5G coverage, though. T-Mo explains that it’s been building toward its 600MHz 5G launch for two years, building … [read full article]

T-Mobile will launch OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition later this year

The OnePlus 7T isn’t the only new OnePlus phone that’s coming to T-Mobile in the second half of the year. T-Mobile will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition. It’ll support T-Mo’s 600MHz 5G coverage, making it the second phone launching this year to do so, with the first being the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The OP7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition will also work on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network … [read full article]

T-Mobile now selling Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2

T-Mobile confirmed a couple of months ago that it would sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, but we never heard much else about the two devices after that. Well if you’ve been waiting for these Samsung devices to arrive at T-Mo, your wait is over. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 are now available from T-Mobile. TmoNews readers Steve and Josh spotted both devices on T-Mo’s online … [read full article]