Posts by Alex Wagner

Buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 from Costco, get a free HDTV

Today we learned that Samsung and T-Mobile are offering a $150 rebate on last year’s Galaxy flagships, but if you’d prefer the latest and greatest, you may want to visit your friendly neighborhood Costco store. Costco is kicking off a deal that’ll get you a 32-inch Samsung HDTV with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7. In addition to the TV, you’ll get a $25 Costco Cash Card and a 5200mAh portable battery pack to … [read full article]

Samsung offering $150 rebate with T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 purchases

Now that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are here, we’ll likely start to see more discounts on last year’s Samsung flagships in an effort to make them more attractive to customers. That’s what Samsung and T-Mobile are teaming up to do now. From May 4 through June 14 (or while supplies last), you can get a $150 rebate when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ or Note 5 … [read full article]

T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv receiving beta Android 6.0 update

We’re still waiting for T-Mobile to begin its official rollout of Android 6.0 for the BlackBerry Priv, but the good news is that it looks like the update got one step closer to release today. BlackBerry is now pushing out an Android 6.0 beta update to T-Mobile Priv owners that are enrolled in its beta test. The update is a biggie, coming in at 1133.9MB, so you might want to find a speedy Wi-Fi … [read full article]

Kyocera DuraForce XD is a rugged Android smartphone that’s coming to T-Mobile

UPDATE: Despite what Kyocera’s product page says, T-Mobile tells me that the DuraForce XD will support band 12 LTE.   We don’t often see new ruggedized smartphones coming to T-Mobile, but that’s exactly what will be hitting T-Mo’s shelves next week. The Kyocera Duraforce XD is coming to T-Mobile on May 11 at a price of $0 down and 24 payments of $18.75, or $449.99 full retail. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll get a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge gain FM radio functionality with latest updates

UPDATE: T-Mobile has updated its GS7 and GS7 edge support pages to include this latest update, which it says also adds a Power and Volume key fix and “various system improvements.”   A couple of days after T-Mobile posted info about new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates that don’t seem to have actually rolled out, the two Samsung flagships have actually started to receive software updates, and they add a major new feature … [read full article]

T-Mobile takes part in May the Fourth with DeATTh Star Chrome extension

It’s now May 4th — on the east coast, at least — which means that the Star Wars references have started to flow. T-Mobile is getting in on the fun, too. T-Mobile has released its own Chrome extension that changes every text with the word “AT&T” to “The DeATTh Star,” complete with a small Death Star icon. It works on just about any web page with the the text “AT&T” on it, including AT&T’s official Twitter … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G3 receiving its Android 6.0 update over the air

After some LG G3 owners starting getting Marshmallow through LG’s PC Suite software last week, it looks like the full push is finally getting underway. T-Mobile’s LG G3 support page says that an update to Android 6.0 is now rolling out. The update bumps the G3 to software version H63120b and includes Marshmallow and its goodies, like Google Now on Tap and Doze mode battery optimizations, as well as some Wi-Fi Calling improvements. The update … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates include Power and Volume buttons bug fix, system improvements

UPDATE: It looks like T-Mobile has pulled the details on these updates. Perhaps someone jumped the gun in posting the info.   Heads up, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, because new updates are coming your way. T-Mobile has announced new updates for both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that are slated to start rolling out today, May 2. The updates both weigh in at 164MB and include a fix for a bug affecting the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Mother’s Day offers continue with free LG tablet, half-off LG smartphone deals

Turns out that that sale on Android and iOS phones isn’t the only special that T-Mobile is running for Mother’s Day. Starting Wednesday, May 4, T-Mobile customers that buy an LG G4, LG G5, or LG V10 can get a free LG G Pad F 8.0. To cover the cost of the tablet, T-Mobile will give you a prepaid MasterCard card. T-Mo also notes that whichever phone you choose, you’ll need an EIP to qualify for … [read full article]

T-Mobile cell service coming soon to Metro Red/Purple Lines in downtown Los Angeles

Good news, Los Angeles-based T-Mobile customers: Some underground cell service is coming your way. T-Mobile has agreed to provide underground cell service to downtown Los Angeles Metro stations. Verizon service today launched between Union Station and 7th/Metro Center on the Red/Purple Line subways, and both Sprint and T-Mobile have said that they’ll be rolling out service in the next two to three months. They’ll be working with Metro and InSite Wireless Group, the latter of which … [read full article]