Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile says 5G will be 25-50 percent faster than LTE to start

Lots of people are excited for 5G and the faster speeds that it’ll bring, but today T-Mobile cautioned that speeds may not be as ultra-fast as some people expect at the start. T-Mobile estimates that its 5G network will start at around 25-50 percent faster than its 4G LTE network. “Initially, we didn’t see gigabit speeds on LTE; we saw very low speeds. But today we see much higher than that,” said Karri Kuoppamaki, VP … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will include free Dunkin’ Donuts gift card and Redbox rental next week

One week after Baskin-Robbins’ appearance in T-Mobile Tuesdays, another fast food restaurant is coming to T-Mobile Tuesdays. The May 1 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays will include a free $2 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for T-Mo customers. Also available is a free one-night disc rental from Redbox, a free Mother’s Day card mailed from Felt, and a $50 Amazon.com gift card per night stayed from HotelStorm. Rounding out next week’s gifts is … [read full article]

LG confirms G7 ThinQ display features, including 6.1-inch size and 1,000 nit brightness

Another feature of the LG G7 ThinQ has been confirmed. LG today revealed that the G7 ThinQ will include a 6.1-inch “Super Bright Display” with a resolution of 3120×1440 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Compared to the LG G6, the bottom bezel on the LG G7 ThinQ is nearly 50 percent smaller, and the display itself consumes up to 30 percent less power. Also confirmed by LG is the fact that the G7 ThinQ … [read full article]

iOS 11.3.1 update now available with fix for third-party display replacement bug

Nearly one month after launching iOS 11.3 to the public, Apple has unleashed a minor follow-up update. iOS 11.3.1 is now available to download. If you’ve got a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download the update by going into Settings > General > Software Update on your device. This update includes some security improvements as well as a fix for iPhone models experiencing touch input unresponsiveness after getting a display replacement. Specifically, some … [read full article]

Latest LG G7 ThinQ image leak shows the phone from every side

One week ago, we got a pretty clear look at the LG G7 ThinQ and its display notch. Now we’re getting an even better peek at the upcoming Android flagship, and this time we get to see every side of it. New images that show every side of the LG G7 ThinQ have leaked. Shared by Evan Blass, the renders clealy show the G7 ThinQ’s display notch, dual rear cameras, and rear fingerprint reader. There … [read full article]

T-Mobile has paused the Galaxy Note 8’s Android 8.0 Oreo update

UPDATE: T-Mobile tells me that it’s working with Samsung on a new deployment date for the Note 8’s Oreo update.   ORIGINAL: On April 1, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 owners finally began receiving their update to Android 8.0 Oreo. Since then there have been complaints from some owners that never got their Oreo update, though, and now some more information on the matter has come to light. T-Mobile has confirmed that while the Note 8’s Oreo … [read full article]

T-Mobile to offer Deadpool 2 prize package tomorrow, $4 tickets to the movie next month

At the start of 2018, T-Mobile said that it’d offer $4 tickets to movies like Red Sparrow and Deadpool 2. Now we’ve got details on when T-Mo customers can get their discounted tickets to the new Deadpool movie and what else T-Mo has planned for the big release. On May 15, T-Mobile customers can claim their $4 ticket to see Deadpool 2 on opening weekend. Just claim the ticket, buy it through Atom Tickets, and … [read full article]

T-Mobile upgrades hundreds more cell sites with mid-band LTE capacity

Three days after announcing a low-band LTE expansion, T-Mobile today confirmed that it recently rolled out some new mid-band LTE coverage, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. You can find Ray’s announcement below and the full list of cities included in this rollout at the bottom of this post. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than those on other U.S. carriers, says report

OpenSignal normally gives us info on the state of U.S. carrier networks, but this week the group put out a slightly different report. According to OpenSignal, T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than customers on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. T-Mo customers spend 41 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, which is down from 43 percent one year ago. To compare, AT&T customers spend 49 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, Sprint customers spend 51 … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE coverage to hundreds of cell sites

It’s been nearly one month since T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last confirmed a low-band LTE expansion, but today that drought comes to an end. Ray just confirmed that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks, giving these areas better coverage. You can find Ray’s tweet below, and at the bottom of this post is the list of all cities included in this expansion. Our network team added … [read full article]