Archive | June, 2020

T-Mobile activates 2.5GHz 5G in three more cities

T-Mobile has officially flipped the switch on 2.5GHz 5G in three more major US cities. T-Mo confirmed today that its 2.5GHz 5G is now live in parts of Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. There are now 5 cities with T-Mobile’s mid-band 5G, with T-Mo previously having¬†deployed 2.5GHz 5G in Phildadelphia, PA and New York, NY. Unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn’t yet have maps showing exactly where in Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles its 2.5GHz … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins 5G availability award in new report on 5G networks in the US

T-Mobile recently touted that its 5G network covers nearly 6,000 cities and towns, and so it should come as no surprise that in a new report on 5G networks in the US, T-Mo came out on top for availability. Opensignal today released its 5G User Experience Report for the US, which marks the first time that the group has handed out awards for 5G coverage in the US. T-Mobile took home the 5G Availability award, with … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 receiving One UI 2.1 update while Tab S6 gets Android 10

There are new updates now rolling out for the T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S6, and they’re both biggies. First up, the Galaxy Note 9 is being updated to version N960USQU4ETF3 and owners are reporting that it includes Samsung’s One UI 2.1 upgrade. This brings several improvements to the former flagship, including updated AR Emoji, new camera features like a Pro Video mode that’ll let you adjust settings like … [read full article]

LG Stylo 5 getting Android 10 update on T-Mobile and Metro

T-Mobile began updating another device to Android 10 this week. The LG Stylo 5 is now getting its Android 10 upgrade on both T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile this week. A Stylo 5 owner on Metro confirmed that they received an update to Android 10 as version Q720MS20a this week, and a T-Mo customer chimed in to say that their Stylo 5 has been upgraded as well. There’s no official changelog for this update on … [read full article]

NAD recommends T-Mobile modify advertising for Essentials plan

The National Advertising Division, part of the Better Business Bureau, weighed in on some claims against T-Mobile marketing this week. The claims in T-Mobile advertising were challenged by Charter Communications and the first relates to T-Mo’s “four lines” pricing advertising. It was argued that consumers may have been misled that about an implied claim that they could purchase fewer than four lines at the same prices available to customers who purchase four lines. However, the NAD argues … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches free line deal for new and existing customers

T-Mobile today kicked off its latest free line promotion. For a limited time, T-Mobile customers can get a free voice line added to their account. It doesn’t look like T-Mo is advertising this deal on its website, but the carrier confirmed to TmoNews that the offer is now available. This free line deal is open to new customers who add two voice lines on an eligible rate plan as well as existing customers who have … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren getting a new update

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren owners, there’s a new update coming your way. T-Mobile is now pushing a OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren update that bumps the phone to version 10.0.36.HD61CB. The changelog for the update is short, mentioning only the June 2020 Android security patches. Even though this is a fairly small update, it’s good to have the latest security patches that are available to you. So if you’ve got a OnePlus 7T Pro … [read full article]

FCC now seeking comment from those affected by T-Mobile network outage

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that he planned to investigate T-Mobile’s recent network outage, which he called “unacceptable”, and now the FCC wants to hear from you about what happened. The FCC is now seeking comments from the public on the T-Mobile outage that happened on June 15. Specifically, the agency wants to know things like how T-Mo customers learned about the outage, if T-Mobile’s communication was timely and effective, if customers were able to send … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include free Whopper, $100,000 in cash prizes next week

T-Mo promised last week that we’d see food deals in T-Mobile Tuesdays every week this summer, and next week’s offers keep up with that commitment. On Tuesday, June 30, T-Mobile and Sprint customers can get a free Whopper plus a small order of french fries from Burger King. As we¬†saw a couple of weeks ago, this deal does require you to spend at least $1 to get your free burger and fries. Next week’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants California PUC to ease some requirements related to Sprint merger

Getting approval for their merger from the California Public Utilities Commission was one of the last hurdles T-Mobile and Sprint had to clear for their deal to get done earlier this year. The CPUC did eventually green light the deal with several conditions attached, but now T-Mo wants some of those requirements to be eased up. Today T-Mobile sent a letter to the CPUC asking it to relax three of the conditions tied to its … [read full article]