Archive | February, 2020

T-Mobile customers can get a free magenta drink tumbler next Tuesday

T-Mobile has revealed what it’s got in store for next week’s T-Mo Tuesday giveaways and, as expected, there’s a new piece of T-Mobile swag coming. T-Mo customers can get a free T-Mobile drink tumbler next Tuesday, February 11th. It’s magenta-colored and features the T-Mobile logo printed on the side, and we heard last week that it’s made of aluminum. Also coming next week is a $4 movie ticket to see Sonic the Hedgehog, a … [read full article]

National Advertising Division takes issue with claims in T-Mobile’s TVision ad

T-Mobile has been called out for some of the claims it made in an advertisement for its TVision home television service. The National Advertising Division, part of the Better Business Bureau, has recommended that T-Mobile discontinue some of the claims it made in a previous TVision ad. The claims were challenged by Charter Communications. The NAD says that in the TVision ad, T-Mobile described the wiring around a TV set as “a rat’s nest of devices … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint now verify calls across their networks to fight scammers

As T-Mobile and Sprint await a judge’s decision on their merger, the two carriers are teaming up in a different way. T-Mo and Sprint announced today that they’re partnering on STIR and SHAKEN call verification across networks. This means that calls made from Sprint to T-Mobile and vice versa will be verified, allowing consumers to answer an incoming call and know that the number is not being spoofed. The STIR and SHAKEN standards verify that an … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Verizon attack each other’s 5G networks over Super Bowl weekend

We’ve seen Verizon and T-Mobile argue back and forth quite a bit over the years, and that bickering continued over Super Bowl weekend. Yesterday Verizon released an ad pitting its 4G LTE network against T-Mobile’s 5G in New York City. The one test shown on camera has Verizon LTE putting up a download speed of around 43Mbps while T-Mobile 5G hovers around 15-20Mbps. T-Mobile CEO John Legere responded to the ad by calling Verizon a “sad … [read full article]