Posts by Alex Wagner

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event scheduled for August 5

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the next iteration in Samsung’s Galaxy Note flagship series, your wait is nearly over. Samsung has confirmed that it’ll hold a Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5. This’ll be a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the good news is that Samsung will be hosting a livestream for everyone to watch that’ll begin at 10:00 am ET/7:00 am PT on August 5. As for what’s in store, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s free line deal is ending today

If you’re interested in that free line promotion that T-Mobile launched a week and a half ago but you haven’t yet taken advantage of it, you’d better get on it soon. T-Mobile’s free line deal is ending today. T-Mo never officially announced an end date for this offer, but news of the promo’s end began circulating on Reddit earlier and T-Mobile has now confirmed to TmoNews that the free line offer is ending today. This … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LG V60 ThinQ now receiving a new software update

Heads up, LG V60 ThinQ owners, because T-Mobile is now sending a new update your way. This new update is version V600TM10r and is 170MB in size. The update says that it brings “various bug fixes, security and system improvements”, and after installing it, TmoNews reader Paul found that the June 1, 2020 Android security patches were included. T-Mobile hasn’t posted info about this update on its LG V60 ThinQ support page, so there’s no … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will give away more than 400,000 Panera Bread gift cards next week

We’ve seen Redbox appear in T-Mobile Tuesdays fairly regularly lately, and next week T-Mo and Sprint customers can get another free rental from Redbox. The first T-Mobile Tuesday in July will bring with it a free one-night disc rental from Redbox. Also coming next Tuesday, July 7, is $0.25 off per gallon of gas from Shell. Rounding out next week’s deals is a free 11×14 photo puzzle from Walgreens’ Printicular. With this service, … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms that it’s deactivated Sprint’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage

T-Mobile has been busy lighting up its 2.5GHz 5G, activating it in a few new major new cities this week. And now T-Mo has confirmed that it’s taken another step toward rolling out that mid-band 5G coverage. T-Mobile has deactivated Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G service so that it can refarm that spectrum for use on its own network. T-Mo confirmed the move to Fierce Wireless, adding that Sprint customers with a Galaxy S20 5G do have … [read full article]

T-Mobile achieves world’s farthest 5G connection

After achieving a few notable 5G firsts with OnePlus and Ericsson back in May, T-Mobile this week revealed that they’ve performed another successful 5G feat. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, revealed this week that a T-Mo test achieved the world’s farthest 5G connection. T-Mobile, Ericsson, and OnePlus teamed up to complete a 5G connection that stretched 60 miles from the base station. No other details about the test were given, so it’s not known what kind of … [read full article]

Samsung leaks Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in bronze color

Looking forward to the next Galaxy Note flagship? We’ve got some good news for you today. Samsung appears to have posted images of the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra before its official reveal. The two images were posted to the Galaxy Note 8 page on Samsung Russia’s website. One render shows the Note 20 Ultra on its side and the other shows the device standing vertically, but they both pretty much show the same thing. We … [read full article]

Dish Network acquires Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, rolling out new Boost logo and plans

Right on schedule, Boost Mobile has become part of Dish Network. Dish today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, which cost $1.4 billion. Dish Network is now in the wireless market and has more than 9 million customers. Boost will be lead by John Swieringa, who serves as group president of retail wireless and COO at Dish Network. As part of its acquisition of Boost Mobile, Dish has given its … [read full article]

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]