Archive | March, 2020

T-Mobile and Bandwidth partner on cross-network STIR and SHAKEN call authentication

T-Mobile has already struck a few partnerships to expand STIR and SHAKEN call protection for consumers, including with the likes of Sprint, Comcast, and AT&T, and now we can add another name to that list. T-Mobile and Bandwidth Inc. have teamed up on cross-network number authentication using the STIR and SHAKEN standards. Bandwidth is an enterprise CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) provider. STIR and SHAKEN are a pair of standards that help … [read full article]

iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2 updates released by Apple

iPhone and iPad owners, you’ve got a new update to download. Apple today released the iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 updates. One of the big new additions is trackpad support for the iPad. This includes all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2 and later, the iPad 5th generation and later, as well as the iPad mini 4 and later. With trackpad support, you can use Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad 2, or even … [read full article]

T-Mobile reveals how customers’ phone usage has changed as they stay at home

As many people stay at home and practice social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, the way that they use their phone is likely changing. Today T-Mobile shed some light on exactly how its customers are using their phones while quarantined at home. T-Mobile says that people are messaging each other quite a bit more over the last two weeks, with a 26% increase in SMS texting and a 77% increase in MMS, which includes pictures … [read full article]

T-Mobile says free MLB.TV offer will be available ‘as soon as baseball is back’

Tomorrow’s the day that T-Mobile’s free MLB.TV offer is supposed to go live, but with the coronavirus outbreak going on, some folks may be wondering if the deal will still be offered. Today more info is available. T-Mobile tells TmoNews that when baseball starts back up, the free MLB.TV offer will start up, too. “As soon as baseball is back, MLB.TV will be back for T-Mobile customers,” a T-Mo spokesperson said. We learned last month that … [read full article]

T-Mobile Connect launching this week with $15 smartphone plan

In addition to giving customers free YouTube Premium, T-Mo announced today that it’s launching its T-Mobile Connect plan early. T-Mobile Connect will be available starting March 25th. This is a new low-cost plan that offers unlimited talk and text plus 2GB of high-speed smartphone data for $15 per month plus tax. Customers who want a bit more high-speed data can get a plan with 5GB as well as unlimited talk and text for $25 plus tax. … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers get YouTube Premium free for two months

Many T-Mobile customers currently get free Netflix, which can help at a time like this when people are self-isolating and need some entertainment. Now T-Mobile is teaming up with YouTube to give its customers more stuff to watch. T-Mobile is giving customers two months of YouTube Premium for free. The offer will be available starting tomorrow, March 24th, through T-Mobile Tuesdays. Android users will be able to claim the offer through the T-Mobile Tuesdays … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating Galaxy S9, Note 9, and S8 Active phones

Some new updates for Samsung phones are going out this weekend, including both Galaxy S and Note models. First up, T-Mobile is updating its Galaxy S9 and S9+ to versions G960USQS7DTB1 and G965USQS7DTB1, respectively. These updates bring the March 1, 2020 Android security patches. Also being updated is the T-Mo flavor of the Galaxy Note 9. It’s being bumped up to version N960USQS3DTB2 and it, too, is receiving the March 2020 security patches. Finally, … [read full article]

T-Mobile will reportedly give customers free Quibi, but two lines or more will be required

We learned last year that T-Mobile is partnering with Quibi, an upcoming streaming service, but neither company has said much else about the deal since then. Today more details on the partnership have leaked out. T-Mobile will reportedly offer a free Quibi subscription to customers on its “most popular postpaid plans,” reports Protocol, such as the Magenta and T-Mobile One plans. Like T-Mo’s Netflix on Us offer, you’ll need to have at least two lines … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile moving headquarters to Frisco, TX

Metro by T-Mobile has long been headquartered in Richardson, TX, but soon it’ll move to a much larger building. T-Mobile is moving Metro’s headquarters to Frisco, TX, which is in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and is around 20 miles north of Richardson. Specifically, Metro’s HQ is moving to the Duke Bridges VII building at 3560 Dallas Parkway in Frisco, which is near T-Mobile’s regional office. Metro by T-Mobile is taking all four floors of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching new iPad Pro on March 25th

As expected, T-Mobile has confirmed that it will carry Apple’s new iPad Pro. The iPad Pro will be available from T-Mobile.com starting on March 25th. T-Mo has confirmed to me that it’ll have both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes of the iPad Pro. T-Mobile isn’t talking pricing quite yet, but Apple said this week that the 11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular model will start at $949 while the 12.9-inch Wi-FI + Cellular version will start … [read full article]