Archive | December, 2019

Dish talks with ‘very exciting’ partners teased during T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial

Dish Network co-founder Charlie Ergen testified in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial this week, and an interesting tidbit of info came up that could play a role in the trial’s outcome. During the trial, lawyers were arguing whether certain parts of Ergen’s testimony should be conducted in open court. As noted by Fierce Wireless and New Street Research analyst Blair Levin, there were questions about Dish’s viability as a major fourth U.S. carrier and the attorney for … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays to offer $5 off a movie ticket, free Taco Bell, and more next week

Did you grab your free Whopper yesterday? Good, because now it’s time to find out what offers T-Mobile has planned for customers next Tuesday. On Tuesday, December 24th, T-Mobile customers can get $5 off a movie ticket plus no ticketing fees from Atom Tickets. Also coming next Tuesday is $25 off your purchase at Shutterfly and $40 off an experience gift box from Tinggly. T-Mo customers can get $0.10 off per gallon … [read full article]

Sprint’s former CEO says carrier could survive without T-Mobile, but it would be ‘very different’

After T-Mobile CEO John Legere took the stand in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial to end last week, former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure helped resume the trial this week. During his testimony, Claure said that a merger with T-Mobile wasn’t necessary for Sprint to survive, contradicting some previous witnesses. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that Sprint would be “sold for parts” within two years. “Those are possibilities,” Claure responded today. “I don’t necessarily agree completely.” Just because … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolling out Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 security updates

T-Mobile is now pushing out updates to its Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 models. They don’t include Android 10 like today’s Galaxy S10 update, but they do bring some new security patches. The Galaxy Note 9 is receiving an update to version N960USQS3CSK1 that includes the December 1, 2019 Android security patches. The Note 8 is getting the December security update, too, but its update is version N950USQS7DSK6. These updates are now … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e now receiving Android 10 update

T-Mobile is starting the week with a big surprise for Samsung Galaxy S10 owners. T-Mo is now pushing Android 10 updates to the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e. This includes the final stable version for testers in Samsung’s beta program as well as the full update for folks who didn’t participate in the beta. If you were a beta tester, you can expect to see an update around 300MB, while those that didn’t … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish nearly merged in 2015, reveals John Legere

Dish Network is a major part of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, with Dish slated to become the fourth major U.S. carrier if T-Mo and Sprint’s deal is completed. According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, though, T-Mobile almost merged with Dish a few years ago. While being questioned during the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial, Legere confirmed that he recommended a merger with Sprint to T-Mobile’s board back in 2015. CNET says that Legere wanted to give Dish’s … [read full article]

Google’s RCS messaging has rolled out to all U.S. Android users

After kicking off an RCS messaging rollout to Android users last month, the chat features are now available to everyone. Google’s Sanaz Ahari said today that RCS is now available to all Android users in the U.S. Ahari, who is a lead for Google’s communications suite that includes Messages, Duo, and Phone, explains that you should be sure your on the latest versions of the Messages and Carrier Services app to be able to activate … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and Galaxy Tab S4 getting updates

T-Mobile recently pushed out software updates for a couple of Samsung devices, including the new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is getting an update to version N976USQU1ASL3 that weighs in at 194.64MB. According to T-Mobile, this update includes “QC patches to improve stability”. It’s based on the December 1, 2019 Android security patch level. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab S4 is being updated to version T837TUVS4BSK1. This 153.83MB update includes the November … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include free Whopper, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G prize

After handing out free coffee this week, T-Mobile will be giving customers free burgers next Tuesday. T-Mo customers can get a free Whopper from Burger King on Tuesday, December 17th. Also available will be an offer for $25 off a purchase of $50 plus free shipping from Harry & David, a retailer that sells gift baskets, cakes and pies, pears and fruits, and wine. A Walgreens deal coming next week will offer 65% … [read full article]