Archive | October, 2019

T-Mobile says it’s made hundreds of low-band LTE upgrades in the past two weeks

T-Mobile regularly deploys low-band LTE upgrades to its network, and today the carrier has confirmed that another batch of upgrades was recently made. Hundreds of low-band LTE upgrades have been deployed across the country, T-Mobile announced today. The upgrades were performed over the last two weeks. These low-band LTE upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. This time around, T-Mobile has made upgrades in cities like Omaha, NE; Los Angeles, CA; Jacksonville, FL; El Paso, TX; … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger reportedly gets majority FCC support with third ‘yes’ vote

  T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger has reportedly gotten enough votes from FCC commissioners to get majority support from the agency. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has voted “yes” for the T-Mobile-Sprint deal, say sources speaking to Bloomberg, joining Commissioner Mike O’Rielly and Chairman Ajit Pai. The other two commissioners, Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, haven’t cast a vote and are calling for a delay. Now that the merger has gotten majority support from the FCC commissioners, agency action … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro security update now rolling out

The OnePlus 7 Pro may be disappearing from T-Mobile’s shelves, but today we’ve got some good news for anyone who already owns the device. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its OnePlus 7 Pro. The 312.2MB update is OxygenOS 9.5.11.GM31CB, and it includes the September 2019 Android security patches. TmoNews reader Ben got this update today, so if you’ve got a OnePlus 7 Pro from T-Mo, you should see it hit your phone in the … [read full article]

T-Mobile expected to launch ‘iPhone On Us’ deal tomorrow

After rolling out a half-off deal on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro when they launched, T-Mobile is now prepping an “iPhone On Us”-style promotion. A trusted source tells TmoNews that T-Mobile will launch a new iPhone deal tomorrow, October 4. With it, customers who activate a new line of service, port in a number, and trade in an iPhone can get up to $1,000 off a new iPhone. Details of this deal were also … [read full article]

OnePlus 8 renders leak with hole-punch display

Just one week after the OnePlus 7T was announced, we’re getting what may be our first look at the OnePlus 8. New renders have surfaced that claim to show off the OnePlus 8. These aren’t official renders made by OnePlus, but are made from “detailed schematics” shared by a company insider, says CashKaro and OnLeaks. There are a few notable changes with this OnePlus 8. First is the hole-punch display in the upper-left corner, which suggests … [read full article]

Florida is the latest state to come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Another state attorney general has gotten on board with T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has announced her support of the T-Mobile-Sprint deal. State AG Moody joins 10 other states in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, including Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Florida. As part of the deal, T-Mobile and Sprint have made several commitments specific to Florida if their merger is allowed to be completed. They include … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include $4 movie ticket, deals from IHOP and Auntie Anne’s next week

Today’s Wednsday, which means that this week’s T-Mobile Tuesday has come and gone and it’s time to find out what T-Mo has in store for next Tuesday. On Tuesday, October 8, T-Mobile customers can get a $4 movie ticket from Atom Tickets to see The Addams Family, which opens on October 11. The Addams Family theme continues with a deal from IHOP that’ll get you a free two-stack of Wednesday’s Web-Cakes with purchase. Other deals … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ update brings September security patches

The G8 isn’t the only LG smartphone getting a software update on T-Mobile. T-Mo is now updating its LG G7 ThinQ with the September 1, 2019 security patches. That’s an improvement from the July 1, 2019 security patch level that the G7 was previously on. This update is now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews reader Chuck got it this week. If you’ve got an LG G7 ThinQ from T-Mobile, be on the lookout … [read full article]

Google Pixel 4 leaks continue as official renders surface

After appearing in hands-on videos a few weeks ago, the Pixel 4 has now shown itself in another kind of leak. Official-looking renders of the Pixel 4 have made their way online. Shared by Evan Blass, they give us a clear look at the black version of Google’s upcoming phone. The top bezel is home to a selfie camera and various sensors for Soli gestures, and there’s a visible bottom bezel, too. Around back is the … [read full article]

OnePlus 7 Pro disappears from T-Mobile’s online store

With the OnePlus 7T coming to T-Mobile soon, it looks like another OnePlus phone is bowing out from T-Mo’s lineup. The OnePlus 7 Pro recently disappeared from T-Mobile’s online store. TmoNews reader Glen spotted the change, which leaves just the OnePlus 6T on T-Mo’s virtual shelves for now. I’ve contacted T-Mobile to ask about the missing OnePlus 7 Pro, and Phone Arena was told by a customer service rep that T-Mobile “no longer has” the OnePlus … [read full article]