Posts by Alex Wagner

T-Mobile rolling out Samsung Galaxy S8 Active update

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active owners, another software update is coming your way. T-Mobile recently began pushing a new update to its Galaxy S8 Active that bumps the phone to software version G892USQS3BSA2. Unfortunately, this update doesn’t include Android Pie like some other recent Samsung updates we’ve seen. Instead, it brings the January 1, 2019 Android security patches. If you’ve got a Galaxy S8 Active on T-Mobile, you should see this update on your phone in the coming days if … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in J.D. Power U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience study, Metro tops prepaid category

After coming in first in J.D. Power’s recent U.S. wireless customer care study, T-Mobile has now come out on top in another J.D. Power report. T-Mobile has finished first in the postpaid portion of J.D. Power’s new U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience study. T-Mo earned 854 points out of 1000 possible, with AT&T coming in second with 846 points. Verizon finished third with 837 points and Sprint rounded out the four major U.S. carriers with 815 points. … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger scrutinized during House hearing

Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure testified in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, but they weren’t the only ones testifying. The panel also included Chris Shelton, President of the Communications Workers of America, who opposed the merger and said that it would lead to higher prices for consumers and 30,000 fewer jobs. He called out T-Mobile’s acquisition of iWireless, saying that T-Mo closed all iWireless call … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include $2 Dunkin’ card, free Redbox rental, and more

Next week will bring with it another Tuesday, and that means more deals for T-Mobile customers. On Tuesday, February 19th, T-Mobile customers can get a $2 card for Dunkin’, a free one-night disc rental from Redbox, and $20 to the Overwatch League Shop with a $20 minimum purchase. And just like in the past couple of weeks, T-Mo customers can also get a free taco from Taco Bell and $0.10 off … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ now receiving Android Pie update

Yesterday was a bit of a rollercoster for Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners on T-Mobile, as it looked like the Android Pie had been released, but then T-Mo said that the update was on hold. Now it looks like the rollout has actually begun. Several users on Reddit and T-Mobile’s support forums are now getting Android Pie on their T-Mo Galaxy S9 and S9+ models. The updates appear to be the … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint execs will talk up 5G, Huawei, and more in merger hearing

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint chairman Marcelo Claure will both testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology tomorrow. Before they do, though, the text of their testimonies has been posted online. In his testimony, Legere claims that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger “ensures that America secures 5G leadership today and in the future.” Legere and Claure say that T-Mobile and Sprint’s spectrum portfolios compliment each other, with T-Mo posessing long range … [read full article]

LG G8 ThinQ leak shows a notch, dual rear cameras, and a fingerprint reader

LG’s G series is among the most established line of flagships in mobile, and today we’re getting an early peek at the next iteration. The LG G8 ThinQ has been revealed in a set of official-looking renders shared by Evan Blass. The device doesn’t look too far off from the LG G7 ThinQ, packing a notch, dual rear camera setup, and rear fingerprint reader like the G7. One small change is that the dual rear … [read full article]

Several Democratic senators urge FCC and DoJ to reject T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The opposition to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger grew today as several U.S. Senators sent letters to the FCC and Department of Justice to oppose the deal. A group of U.S. Senators led by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today announced that they’ve signed letters to both the FCC and DoJ to explain their opposition to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The group includes Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth … [read full article]

T-Mo says last week’s T-Mobile Tuesday was the biggest one yet, announces Ariana Grande partnership

It looks like the addition of free tacos from Taco Bell helped make last week’s T-Mobile Tuesday a big one. T-Mobile says that last Tuesday was the biggest one in T-Mobile Tuesdays history. The T-Mobile Tuesdays app hit the number one spot in the Lifestyle categories of the App Store and Play Store, and T-Mo customers redeemed more deals than any previous Tuesday, beating the old record by nearly one million offers claimed. Taco … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces National Break Up with Your Carrier Day, launching new deal and expanding #GetOutoftheRed

February 14 is well-known as Valentine’s Day, but now T-Mobile is making February 13 a holiday, too. T-Mobile is teaming up with National Day Calendar to make February 13 into National Break Up with Your Carrier Day. As part of the holiday, T-Mobile is rolling out a new deal that offers two lines of T-Mobile Essentials and two phones for $100 per month. With this deal, customers who switch to T-Mobile can get two lines … [read full article]