Archive | November, 2019

T-Mobile reveals data breach affecting prepaid customers

T-Mobile was recently hit with a data breach. T-Mo has revealed an incident in which a malicious party was able to access some prepaid customers’ account info. T-Mobile says that its cybersecurity team discovered and shut down the data breach and that it has reported the incident to the authorities. No financial data or social security numbers were accessed and no passwords were compromised. T-Mobile does say that information associated with users’ prepaid wireless accounts was … [read full article]

T-Mobile teams with Comcast and Inteliquent on first verified call across three networks

After teaming up earlier this year to verify calls made between their networks, T-Mobile and Comcast have partnered up again to protect consumers from spoofers and scammers. T-Mobile, Comcast, and Inteliquent have achieved the first end-to-end STIR/SHAKEN call verification across three networks. Now calls that are routed through Inteliquent and those made directly between T-Mobile and Comcast’s Xfinity Voice landline phone service can be verified as legitimate using the STIR and SHAKEN standards. STIR and SHAKEN … [read full article]

T-Mobile handing out ShopRunner memberships and Reebok discounts next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, T-Mobile is rolling out deals that’ll help you save on some new clothes. On Tuesday, November 26th, T-Mobile customers can get a free one-year membership to ShopRunner. This membership will get you free two-day shipping and free returns to more than 100 retailers, including Fanatics, MLBshop.com, Peet’s Coffee, 1-800-Flowers.com, NBA Store, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, and Adorama. Also coming next Tuesday is a Reebok deal that’ll get you up to 50% off … [read full article]

Boost Mobile founder offers to buy prepaid brand from Sprint for $2 billion

Shortly after T-Mobile and Sprint officially announced their merger last year, Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton said that he’d be interested in making a bid for Boost if it were divested. Fast-forward to today and Adderton is once again talking about buying Boost. Adderton says that he’s willing to pay up to $2 billion to buy Boost Mobile back from Sprint. As part of T-Mo and Sprint’s merger agreement, they intend to sell Boost Mobile and … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces Magenta Friday deals on iPhone 11, Pixel 4, and OnePlus 7T

T-Mobile said last week that it’d have more deals coming throughout this month, and today it delivered. Starting this Friday, November 22nd, T-Mobile is offering a free iPhone 11 or iPhone XR, or up to $700 off an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XS, or XS Max. The discount will come via monthly bill credits, and customers can get up to four free iPhones with this deal. Customers interested in taking advantage of this iPhone deal must … [read full article]

New York AG Letitia James says T-Mobile merger commitments don’t address antitrust violations

T-Mobile has made a few big announcements recently that are tied to its proposed merger with Sprint, but according to one of the state attorneys general leading the lawsuit to block the merger, those commitments aren’t enough. During a press conference today related to a lawsuit against vape company Juul, New York Attorney General Letitia James was asked about T-Mobile’s recent promise to make investments in the state and whether it could lead to an agreement … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile’s latest deal offers two free phones and a tablet for switchers

One week after T-Mobile announced its holiday deals, Metro by T-Mobile has unleashed a special offer of its own. Metro by T-Mobile’s first Black Friday deal offers two free smartphones and a free tablet, all on a plan that’s $100 per month. Customers who switch to Metro, port in their number, and buy a Samsung Galaxy A20 or LG Stylo 5 can get a $239.99 instant rebate to cover the cost of their new phone. Then … [read full article]

Apple launches iOS 13.2.3 update

Apple continues its rapid pace of releasing iOS 13 updates today. iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 are now available for download. To grab your update, launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, tap on “General”, and then tap on “Software Update”. There aren’t any major new features included with the iOS and iPadOS 13.2.3 updates, but there are some bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple’s changelog says that these updates fix an issue that … [read full article]

John Legere stepping down from T-Mobile CEO position in 2020, Mike Sievert named as successor

A little more than seven years after joining T-Mobile, John Legere has announced that he’s leaving the company in the near future. Legere will exit his position as T-Mobile CEO on April 30, 2020. Starting May 1, 2020, Mike Sievert will be T-Mo’s President and CEO. John Legere will remain a member of the board at T-Mobile. The T-Mobile board of directors, Legere included, has been involved in a multi-year leadership succession process and ultimately chose … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ updates are now rolling out

We just saw the Galaxy S10 and S9 get updates from T-Mobile, and now the Galaxy S8 is being updated as well. T-Mobile is now pushing updates to its Galaxy S8 and S8+, bumping them to versions G950USQU6DSJ6 and G955USQU6DSJ6, respectively. T-Mo hasn’t published an official changelog for either of these updates yet, but we do know that they’re based on the October 2019 Android security patch level. TmoNews reader Joanna received the new Galaxy S8 update … [read full article]