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T-Mobile to offer rate plan discount and half-off Samsung smartphones to military customers

T-Mobile’s latest initiative is all about the military. Starting April 22, T-Mobile One Military will be available to military and their families. This includes active duty military, Reserve, National Guard, veterans, and Gold Star families, as well as small businesses owned by military members, up to 12 voice lines. T-Mobile One Military offers 20 percent off the first line of service and up to half off additional lines. That means that the first line is $55 … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint reportedly in merger talks once again

Last November, T-Mobile and Sprint confirmed that they’d ended their oft-rumored merger negotiations, and we thought that that’d be the end of that. It turns out that the two companies still want to get together, though. T-Mobile and Sprint have restarted merger talks, according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. Details on the negotiatons are light, as the sources say that T-Mo and Sprint are in preliminary talks. It’s possible that they could … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sidekicks are official and now available for pre-order

T-Mobile has followed last year’s T-Mobile Onesie with another piece of April Fools’ Day clothing. The T-Mobile Sidekicks are inspired by the iconic T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone. Rather than a phone with a QWERTY keyboard and a flip-out screen, these are magenta Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers with smartphone features like a heavy duty “stepscreen”, a camera built in to the toe so that you can use your leg as a selfie stick, and retractable “lacebuds” to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

T-Mobile is giving Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners a weekend treat. Owners of the T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo update. Several TmoNews readers began getting their update overnight, and they’re now on Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9.0. The Galaxy S8 update is 1548.94MB and is version G950USQU2CRB9, while the Galaxy S8+ update is 1513.01MB and is version G955USQU2CRB9. As for what’s included, you can expect Edge … [read full article]

T-Mobile One Unlimited 55+ plan price increase coming next week

A T-Mobile plan pricing increase is coming next week. T-Mobile says that the Unlimited 55+ plan will cost $70 per month for new customers starting March 15. That price is $10 more than the Unlimited 55+ plan currently costs. The $70 pricing will include taxes and fees and requires autopay. While the price will be going up, the Unlimited 55+ plan will continue to include two lines of unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE smartphone … [read full article]

Android P Developer Preview released by Google with notch support, notification improvements

If you’ve got a Google Pixel or Pixel 2 device, you can now give Android P a try. Google today released the first Android P Developer Preview. There are factory images for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, and you can sideload them right now. Keep in mind that this update is intended for developers to get their apps ready for Android P and may be … [read full article]

T-Mobile will offer free MLB.TV subscription to customers for 2018 season

For several years now, T-Mobile has treated its customers to free Major League Baseball (MLB) games using the MLB’s streaming service. Today we’ve learned that that offer will be available again in 2018. T-Mobile will offer a free MLB.TV regular season subscription to its customers through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. You’ll need to redeem your free subscription between March 27 and April 2. Because you must be a T-Mobile subscriber to get this deal, you’ll need … [read full article]

T-Mobile to build out 5G in 30 cities this year

T-Mobile has been talking up its 5G rollout plans for quite awhile now, but we’re finally close to seeing the carrier deploy its first 5G coverage. T-Mobile will build out 5G in 30 cities across the US in 2018. Among the cities that’ll be first to get T-Mo 5G are New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Of course, for that 5G coverage to mean anything to you, you’ll need a device that can … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official with stereo speakers, new fingerprint reader placement, and more

After appearing in numerous leaks and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has finally made its official debut. Samsung today introduced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. As the rumors suggested, the two devices look largely similar to last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, but Samsung has made some changes for the better. Like last year’s models, the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy S9+ is … [read full article]