Archive | January, 2020

T-Mobile reveals Super Bowl LIV commercial, will give away 5G phones during the big game

T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s got a commercial in this year’s Super Bowl, but that’s not the only news that it’s got to share regarding the big game. The minute-long ad is named “Mama Tests 5G” and it features actor Anthony Anderson and his real mother Doris as she takes T-Mobile’s 5G network for a spin. She’s shown using her Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on the T-Mobile low-band 5G network in a variety of places, … [read full article]

FCC investigation finds that carriers violated the law with sale of customer location data

The FCC announced today that some U.S. carriers violated federal law, and one of them may be T-Mobile. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that “one or more wireless carriers” broke the law by selling customers’ real-time location data. Pai said in a letter to the Committee on Energy and Commerce that the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau conducted an “extensive investigation” into the matter, but he did not specify which carriers were found to have violated the … [read full article]

T-Mobile, other carriers appear to be having network issues along the East Coast

T-Mobile and other major carriers appear to be having some issues this morning. There are reports of outages affecting T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and others along the East Coast today, with many complaints coming from the Carolinas. Down Detector shows lots of reports coming in from Charlotte, Greensboro, Lexington, and other cities, and there are T-Mo customers complaining about issues on Twitter, too. Hey @TMobile I haven’t had any type of signal all … [read full article]

T-Mobile to give away magenta drink tumblers for upcoming T-Mo Tuesday

T-Mobile has created another piece of T-Mo Tuesdays swag for Valentine’s Day. T-Mobile will soon offer magenta drink tumblers to customers as part of T-Mobile Tuesdays. The source who provided this photo says that the tumblers are made of aluminum. There’s no word on exactly when T-Mobile will give these tumblers to customers, but it may happen on February 11th. T-Mo has already revealed the offers that it’ll have for next week, February 4th, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S10 5G now being updated to Android 10

A little over a month after T-Mobile’s Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ began receiving their Android 10 updates, it’s the Galaxy S10 5G’s turn. T-Mo has started pushing Android 10 to its Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. The update is a big one, weighing in at a little over 2GB, and it bumps the phone to version G977TUVU3BSL5. Included is the January 1, 2020 Android security patches as well as a bump to Android 10[read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy Watch, and LG G8 getting new updates

T-Mobile is pushing out new updates to a trio of devices. First up, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is now being updated to version G892USQS6CSL5. The update comes in at 136.06MB and includes the January 1, 2020 Android security patches. The Galaxy S8 Active’s update is now rolling out over the air. If it hasn’t made its way to your neck of the woods yet, you can check for it manually by grabbing your phone and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will help your Valentine’s Day plans with deals on flowers and movie rental

T-Mobile wants to help you prepare for Valentine’s Day. On February 4th, T-Mobile customers can get $25 off Valentine’s Day flowers plus free shipping from The Bouqs. You can also make plans for a fun night in with a free one-night disc rental from Redbox. Rounding out next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays deals include $0.10 off per gallon of gas at Shell, up to 40% off hotels from Booking.com, and reserved tickets … [read full article]

Apple’s iOS 13.3.1 and watchOS 6.1.2 updates are now available for download

iPhone and iPad owners, it’s time to update again. Apple is now rolling out iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates to the public. These updates are focused on squashing bugs, like one that would allow a child to get around the Communication Limits feature by getting a text from an unknown contact and then adding that person to their contacts list. Also fixed in the new updates is a bug that could cause a … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip shown off in clear images

After launching the Galaxy Fold last year, it’s expected that Samsung will introduce its second foldable device next month. Meet the Galaxy Z Flip. Some official-looking images of the device leaked out today, showing the phone from several angles. It’s got a flip phone design, and it’s expected that the screen will be able to lock at a couple of positions. Today’s leak also revealed several specs of the upcoming clamshell foldable. The Galaxy Z Flip … [read full article]