Posts by Alex Wagner

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai formally recommends approval for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

The opposition to T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger grew this week as Oregon joined a lawsuit to block the deal, but today there’s some good news for T-Mo and Sprint. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today formally recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be approved. Pai has submitted a draft order to the other FCC commissioners who will vote on whether or not to approve it. “After one of the most exhaustive merger reviews in Commission history, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile and AT&T team up to fight robocalls with cross-network call verification

Normally when T-Mobile is talking about AT&T, it involves John Legere mocking the big blue carrier. But today T-Mobile and AT&T are teaming up. T-Mobile and AT&T today launched cross-network call authentication using the SHAKEN and STIR standards. These are the technologies that power T-Mo’s Caller Verified feature, and they verify that an incoming call is actually from the number listed on your caller ID and not a robocaller or a scammer spoofing the number to … [read full article]

Oregon is the latest state to join lawsuit to block the T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Another state attorney general has joined the lawsuit to block the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is the 16th attorney general to join the lawsuit. “It’s important that Oregon join other states in opposing the Sprint-T-Mobile merger,” said Rosenblum. “If left unchallenged, the current plan will result in reduced access to affordable wireless service in Oregon — and higher prices. Neither is acceptable.” The lawsuit also includes attorneys general from California, Colorado, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 update brings Night Mode to the camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners, there’s a big update now headed your way. T-Mobile is now sending an update to its Galaxy Note 9 that comes in at 882.55MB. This nearly one gig update bumps the Note 9 up to version N960USQU2CSGA. Included in the update are the July 1, 2019 Android security patches. The update also brings a dedicated Night Mode for the camera, which is something that the Galaxy S10 is still missing [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S10 receiving July security update, Night Mode not included

The Galaxy S10 phones are now getting another update. T-Mobile is now pushing the July 2019 security update to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e. Unfortunately for owners of the S10 series phones, the dedicated Night Mode for the camera doesn’t appear to be included. The feature was rolled out to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint S10 models over the past month or so, and so there’s been hope that T-Mobile customers … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering Back to School deals on iPhone, Apple Watch, LG phones, and more

As expected, T-Mobile today unleashed a new Buy One, Get One deal on the iPhone, and there are some deals on other devices available as well. T-Mobile customers can buy an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus and get $750 off a second iPhone via bill credits. That’s enough to get you an iPhone XR, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus for free. To get this deal, you’ll need … [read full article]

T-Mobile Gear S3 Frontier now receiving One UI update

Heads up, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier owners, because there’s a major update coming your way. T-Mobile is now pushing a One UI update to its Gear S3 Frontier. This update is 113.61MB and bumps the smartwatch up to Tizen version 4.0.0.4 and One UI version 1.0. The update to One UI includes updated motion and interface graphics for a refreshed look, improved Settings menus for easier discovery, and a battery optimization setting that’ll let you manage … [read full article]

T-Mobile may launch new ‘iPhone Buy 2 and Save’ deal tomorrow

After announcing deals on Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Note 10+ yesterday, T-Mobile appears to have a new iPhone deal ready to go for those who prefer iOS devices. T-Mobile is prepping a 2019 iPhone Buy 2 and Save deal, according to a TmoNews source. Customers who buy a new iPhone will be able to get a second device for free. Both devices must be purchased on EIP, says the leaked doc, and the free device will … [read full article]

T-Mobile has performed mid-band LTE upgrades on hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks

We regularly see T-Mobile deploy 4G LTE upgrades to its network, and today another round of upgrades has been cofirmed. T-Mo says that it’s upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more LTE capacity in the past two weeks. These are mid-band LTE upgrades, which typically include AWS and PCS spectrum. Some of the cities and towns included with this latest batch of LTE capacity upgrades include Phoenix, AZ; Lexington, MA; Ottumwa, IA; Jacksonville, FL; Sacramento, … [read full article]