Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile LG G6 update adds built-in DIGITS experience, security patches, and more

Along with new updates for its Galaxy S8 and S8+, T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its LG G6. The T-Mobile LG G6 is now being updated to version H87211e. The update comes in a 686.6MB in size and includes the November 6, 2017 Android security patches, Real Time Text (RTT) support for the hearing impaired, a built-in DIGITS experience, and and face recognition. T-Mo says that there are miscellaneous “software stability and … [read full article]

T-Mobile will have news to share tomorrow

Surprise! T-Mobile’s got some news to make tomorrow. T-Mobile has announced a conference call for tomorrow, December 13th, at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am PT. It’s unclear what T-Mo might have planned, with the carrier only saying that it’ll “discuss the morning’s latest news from the Un-carrier” and that there will be a “business update” and a Q&A. A livestream will be available here. So what might T-Mobile say tomorrow? There haven’t been any leaks about … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving security updates

Time for you Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners to update! T-Mobile is now pushing software updates to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models. Galaxy S8 owners should look out for version G950USQU2BQK5 which weighs in at 417.68MB, while Galaxy S8+ owners will be getting version G955USQU2BQK5 that weighs in at 151.98MB. As for what’s included, the big addition are the November 2017 Android security patches. T-Mobile says that there are “various system … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts will include $5 movie ticket, Shell fuel discount, and more next week

T-Mobile has revealed its gifts for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, and there are some returning vendors and some newcomers. For the December 12th edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mo customers can get a movie ticket for $5 from Atom Tickets and a free sausage biscuit from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Also available is $25 off a purchase of $50 and free shipping to Harry & David, a retailer that sells gift baskets, fruit, … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering $50 off Apple Watch Series 3

After recently running deals on the iPhone and iPad, T-Mobile is now kicking off an offer on another Apple product. T-Mobile today launched a deal that’ll get you $50 off the price of an Apple Watch Series 3. To get this discount, you’ll need to buy the Apple Watch on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) and activate it with a qualifying DIGITS plan. Once you do, you’ll get $50 worth of monthly bill credits. … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Ericsson record speeds of 1.1Gbps in LAA lab demo

Following an announcement earlier this year that T-Mobile had started testing LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on its network, T-Mo has now come out with some details on its latest LAA lab demo. T-Mobile recently teamed up with Ericsson to perform LAA tests in T-Mo’s lab in Bellevue, Wash. Using 12-layer LAA technology, T-Mobile and Ericsson recorded speeds of 1.1Gbps, making them the first to achieve speeds above 1Gbps on unlicensed spectrum. In addition to … [read full article]

Many T-Mobile customers having issues with text messaging today

UPDATE: T-Mobile tells me that the issue is now resolved. How’s everything looking on your end?   ORIGINAL: Having issues sending text messages this morning? If so, you’re not alone. Many T-Mobile customers say they’re having problems sending text messages today, with reports coming in on Twitter and Reddit from across the country. There are some customers who say that their messages are working fine, but there are folks in Wisconsin, California, Washington, Georgia, New … [read full article]

iOS 11.2 update released by Apple with date bug fix and faster wireless charging

Usually when Apple releases a new iOS update, it’s done so in the middle of the day on a Monday or Tuesday. That’s not the case with iOS 11.2. Apple released iOS 11.2 at around 12:00 am PST on Saturday. The update is available to the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad Air and later, and the iPod touch 6th generation. To download iOS 11.2, grab your iOS device and go into Settings > General > … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares list of LTE Advanced markets

Last month, T-Mobile announced that its LTE Advanced coverage was available in more than 920 markets. The problem was that T-Mo wasn’t exactly clear on which markets those were, but that’s now changed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has shared a list of all of T-Mo’s LTE Advanced Markets. The list breaks things down by state, so it’s easy to look for your city. What’s more, this T-Mobile LTE Advanced Markets list makes it clear whether … [read full article]

New report measures difference between iPhone X Qualcomm and Intel modems

Last year saw Apple use two different modems in its iPhone models, one from Intel and one from Qualcomm, and there was a difference between the modems’ LTE performance. Many were wondering what the modem situation would like with this year’s iPhone hardware, and now it looks like we’ve got our answer. Cellular Insights compared the LTE performance of two iPhone X models: the A1865 that has a Qualcomm modem and is sold by Sprint, … [read full article]