Archive | May, 2020

T-Mobile extends agreements to borrow 600MHz spectrum through June 30

When people began sheltering in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, T-Mobile gained access to additional 600MHz spectrum to help its network handle the extra load. That extra spectrum was loaned to T-Mo from several other companies for 60 days. That period is coming to an end but the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and so T-Mobile has extended those 600MHz agreements. T-Mo confirmed today that it has extended agreements with several spectrum holders to … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushing new security update to Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e

A few days after T-Mobile pushed updates to its Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, it’s the Galaxy S10 phones’ turn to be updated. The Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e are now receiving updates from T-Mo. Galaxy S10 owners should be on the lookout for version G973USQS3DTD5 while Galaxy S10+ is getting version G975USQS3DTD5 and the Galaxy S10e is receiving version G970USQS3DTD5. As for what’s included, the May 2020 Android security patches is the only … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert says T-Mo and Sprint brand unification will happen mid-summer

In the days after T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger, new T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert teased that he was planning to unify the two brands sometime this summer. Now he’s shed a bit more light on those plans. Speaking during the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference this week, Sievert said that T-Mobile has moved its unification plans from early summer to mid-summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. He added that no exact … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers get a free Popeyes chicken sandwich next Tuesday

Free food is returning to T-Mobile Tuesdays next week. On Tuesday, May 19, T-Mobile customers can claim a free Classic or Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Popeyes. This sandwich was extremely popular when it launched last year, so much so that Popeyes sold out nationally and didn’t resume sales until 2 months later. So this is a good opportunity to finally try the much-hyped chicken sandwich if you haven’t had it. The fine print of this Popeyes … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolling out 90 days free deal for small businesses, will give away $100,000 to SMBs

T-Mobile is already helping out small business customers by extending its pledge not to terminate service through June 30, but today it announced more initiatives to help keep SMBs going during these trying times. First up, small and mid-sized businesses can get up to 90 days of service free when they port their lines to T-Mobile. Customers just need to add a voice line on a qualifying Business Unlimited or Magenta for Business plan through the … [read full article]

T-Mobile will deploy 2.5GHz 5G on thousands of cell sites in 2020

One week after T-Mobile flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz-based 5G in New York City, T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray has talked a bit on how quicly T-Mo will be deploying 2.5GHz 5G to other parts of the country. Speaking during the MoffettNathanson 7th Annual Media & Communications Summit, Ray said that the 2.5GHz 5G will be rolled out at a “furious pace”. He added that he thinks the speed of the deployment will surprise … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ receiving new security update

Mondays can be tough, but T-Mobile is helping to make the start of the week a bit better for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners. T-Mobile is now pushing updates to its Note 10 and Note 10+ that bump them to versions N970USQS3CTD3 and N975USQS3CTD3, respectively. The only item mentioned on the changelogs is “The security of your device has been improved”, with both phones getting the May 1, 2020 security patch level. It … [read full article]

Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a disappear from T-Mobile’s online store

T-Mobile began selling Google Pixel phones last year, adding devices like the Pixel 3a and 3a XL as well as the Pixel 4 and 4 XL to its roster. Recently, though, the phones have been mysteriously disappearing from T-Mobile’s shelves. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a have gone missing from T-Mobile’s online store, following the disappearance of the Pixel 4 XL a couple of months ago. As noted by the folks at 9to5Google, the Pixel … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q1 2020 results, including more than 600,000 customers added

T-Mobile today reported its Q1 2020 earnings, which is notable because this is the last quarter before T-Mo and Sprint closed their merger. T-Mobile says that during the the first quarter of 2020, it added a total of 649,000 total branded customers, which was the best in the industry. That figure includes 452,000 postpaid phone customers. Total branded customer adds for the quarter is down from 1.08 million during Q1 2019. That difference was caused by … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays contest will give more than 50,000 gift cards to winners

We already know that T-Mobile customers will be getting a free movie rental next week, but that’s not all that T-Mo has planned for the next edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays. On May 12, T-Mobile customers can get 30% off select sports gear at Fanatics. Also coming next Tuesday is $50 off an annual membership plus $5 grocery credit for Shipt, a delivery service that can pick up groceries and other household items at stores … [read full article]