Archive | December, 2019

Apple releases iOS 13.3 update with new Communication Limits feature, bug fixes, and more

Apple’s got another update ready for you iPhone and iPad owners. iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 are now available for download. This update brings with it several notable features, including one that should make parents happy. Communication Limits is being added to Screen Time so that parents can control who their children can contact in the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps. The contact list for kids lets parents manage who appear on their children’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger trial begins today

Today’s a big day for T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The trial between T-Mobile and Sprint and the state attorneys general who oppose their merger got underway today. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Jude Victor Marrero seems to be pushing for a quick trial, skipping opening statements and asking both sides to shorten their lists of witnesses so that they don’t beat him “over the head” with testimonies. One notable person that … [read full article]

T-Mobile deployed more mid-band LTE upgrades in the last two weeks

T-Mobile today revealed another round of mid-band LTE upgrades. T-Mo says that it’s performed mid-band LTE capacity upgrades on hundreds of cell sites in the last two weeks. These upgrades include both AWS and PCS spectrum. These upgrades are spread throughout the U.S. and include cities like Fairfield, CT; Bismarck, ND; Oklahoma City, OK; Chicago, IL; and San Diego, CA. As usual, you can peruse the full list of upgraded cities below. Mobile, AL Mayflower, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren now getting November security update

The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren just launched at T-Mobile yesterday, but it’s already getting a software update. T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is being updated to version 10.0.16.HD61CB. The update is 140.7MB and includes the November 1, 2019 Android security patches as well as improvements to system stability and general bug fixes. This update is now going out over the air, and TmoNews reader Nick has confirmed that it’s hit their device. If … [read full article]

T-Mobile rumored to be in last-minute merger lawsuit settlement talks with New York

Just days before the lawsuit attempting to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is set to begin, a new report claims that the two carriers are in settlement talks with one of the attorneys general leading the litigation. T-Mobile and Sprint are in last-minute settlement talks with New York Attorney General Letitia James, according to Fox Business‘s Charles Gasparino. Details on the talks are light right now, but as one of the two AGs leading the … [read full article]

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G launch today at T-Mobile

After flipping the switch on its new 5G network earlier this week, T-Mobile today officially launched its two newest 5G smartphones. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G are now available in T-Mobile stores. Pricing for the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is $0 down and $37.50 per month for 24 months or $899.99 full retail. The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is available for $0 down and $36.12 per month … [read full article]

FCC report says T-Mobile, other carriers overstated their coverage maps

A new FCC report says that T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers misrepresented their rural coverage. The FCC conducted drive tests of T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular’s networks and found that they only achieved the minimum download speeds predicted by those carriers’ coverage maps 62.3% of the time. T-Mobile specifically achieved that speed in 63.2% of tests, Verizon in 64.3% of tests, and U.S. Cellular just 45.0% of tests. According to the report, FCC staff was unable … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays handing out free T-Mo touchscreen gloves and Starbucks gift cards next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts have been revealed, and they include another piece of T-Mo swag. On Tuesday, December 10th, T-Mobile customers can get a free pair of T-Mo touchscreen gloves. Just like our leak showed, these gloves are black with simple magenta and gray stripes and a small T-Mobile logo near the wrist. Also coming next week is a Starbucks deal. T-Mobile customers can score a free $3 Starbucks card, but there are … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will launch with Android 10 out of the box

Thinking about buying a Galaxy Note 10+ 5G this week? If you do, you’ll be greeted by a nice little surprise when you boot it up. T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G comes with Android 10 and Samsung One UI 2.0 out of the box. Confirmed by T-Mobile’s Des Smith, this news is notable because it means the T-Mo Note 10+ 5G is the first Samsung phone to ship with Android 10 in tow. It’s expected[read full article]

T-Mobile Cyber Monday deals include iPhone 8, iPad, Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy Watch

First we got Magenta Friday deals, then Black Friday specials, and today T-Mobile has kept the sale train rolling by unveiling Cyber Monday offers. T-Mobile is now offering a few Cyber Monday deals. Customers who add a line can get a free iPhone 8 after rebate via prepaid card. Just add a new voice line, buy an iPhone 8 for $449.99 on a monthly payment plan, and you’ll get a virtual prepaid gift card … [read full article]