Archive | December, 2020

Metro by T-Mobile launches device trade-in program for dealers

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Metro by T-Mobile has just launched a new device trade-in program for its dealers.  As revealed on NWIDA, the new program allows dealers to accept customer devices as credit towards a new device. The marketing material that T-Mobile provided to its dealers expresses how beneficial this new trade-in program will be for them.  According to the flyer, Metro manages to sell 15-16 million smartphones every year. The Un-carrier also estimated that 30% of customers decide to either … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile users receive ‘security event’ alert

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One of our readers sent over a screenshot of a message he received from T-Mobile informing him of a “security event” under his account. The message contained a link to a website that explained the issue, to which the subscriber called customer service to ask more information about the matter. Our source informed him that while his account is 100% secure, the security event was more than his account. Unfortunately, we reached out to T-Mobile for confirmation … [read full article]

T-Mobile releases software update for OnePlus 8T 5G and Samsung Galaxy S20

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It looks like T-Mobile has released a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 8T 5G. A couple of our readers sent us some tips that they received a software update for their devices. Upon checking the link on the update page of the Galaxy S20, it looks like the update was for the Android 11 OS with security patch level 2020-12-01 released yesterday and with versions G988USQS1CTL1/ G988UOYN1CTL1/ G988USQS1CTL1. The size … [read full article]

OnePlus 7T T-Mobile variant currently on sale at B&H

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The OnePlus 7T is currently on sale at B&H. For a limited time period, you can get your hands on the T-Mobile variant of the OnePlus 7T for $349.99.  Originally, the device was priced at $599 when it launched. It comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080×2400 resolution. From within, there is a 2.96GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage.  There are three cameras on the back: … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches “If 5G Were…” comparison series

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Once again, T-Mobile has taken a jab at its competitors by illustrating its larger reach for its nationwide 5G network. In a new blog post, T-Mo shared that its nationwide 5G network covers 270 million individuals across 1.4 million square miles. The Un-carrier also illustrated this comparison with a photo of three snowpeople with varying heights.  T-Mobile shared that while it could very much depict the number in a coverage map, they decided to go with … [read full article]

T-Mobile giving away free phone to customers affected by network upgrade

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Just before Christmas, T-Mobile revealed that it will stop supporting a number of devices by January 2021. T-Mo released a list of the specific devices that will no longer be available on their network and it included a variety of models. T-Mobile customers with affected devices also started receiving notifications from the wireless carrier via SMS last December 28 so this looks like it’s really happening a few days from now.  If you’re one of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile allegedly reveals Sprint shutdown date

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It’s been nine months ever since T-Mobile and Sprint made their merger official. But even though they are already one company, Sprint continues to operate as a separate business. The only difference is that T-Mobile’s customers were able to roam using the towers of Sprint, with the right devices. So this often leaves a question on until when Sprint’s network will remain. T-Mobile, however, never addressed the question but promised that they will notify customers once they … [read full article]

T-Mobile will no longer support these devices in January

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It looks like there are a number of old devices that will no longer be compatible with T-Mobile’s network starting next month. This was recently reported by Android Police, who managed to get their hands on a verified internal document from T-Mo.  According to the report, these devices will no longer be able to connect to T-Mobile’s network starting January 29th: Google Nexus 9 HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle HTC Desire 650 Huawei Mate 8 Huawei P9 … [read full article]

Red Rose Transit commuters in Lancaster now have access to T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi

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T-Mobile has partnered with Red Rose Transit (RRTA) buses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to provide free mobile Wi-Fi service to its passengers. This is an initiative of the city to transform Lancaster into a more connected city. In the process, it paves the way for a better experience for the thousands of commuters the buses accommodate on a daily basis.  As revealed in the release, the entire fleet of buses of RRTA are now equipped with Wi-Fi … [read full article]

State of Texas partners with T-Mobile as Relay Services provider

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A few days ago, T-Mobile revealed that they were chosen by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) to be the provider of the Relay Texas project. Through this partnership, T-Mo will provide Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Captioned Telephone (CapTel) service throughout the state of Texas.  Prior to this announcement, the PUCT used to partner with Sprint for this endeavor. The two have been working together for 30 years. But now that Sprint is owned … [read full article]