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Metro by T-Mobile now offering a way for customers to change devices for free

Metro by T-Mobile made headlines earlier this week when it confirmed that it would begin enforcing a $15 plus tax fee any time that a customer wanted to change a device. Now it looks like it may have backed off that policy a bit. Metro by T-Mobile confirmed to me today that customers can now change their device for free over the phone. “All current Metro customers can now complete a device (IMEI) change free … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile charging $15 fee to change phones

Heads up, Metro by T-Mobile customers, because the next time that you change your device, you’ll be hit with a fee that you may have previously avoided. Metro by T-Mobile is now charging a $15 fee plus taxes whenever a customer changes devices. The fee was spotted by users on Reddit and went into effect recently. Some folks say that this fee was always in place, but that you could easily get around … [read full article]

T-Mobile Money launches as new banking service

After ending its Mobile Money product more than two years ago, T-Mobile is getting back in the game with a new banking service. T-Mobile Money quietly launched today with a new website as well as Android and iOS apps, though without any major announcements from T-Mo, it feels like this program is in a bit of a pilot stage right now. With T-Mobile Money, T-Mo says that there are no account fees, no maintenance fees, … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile this week achieved another milestone on its journey to deploying a mobile 5G network. T-Mobile and Nokia have completed what they say is the world’s first 5G data transmission on 600MHz spectrum. The downlink transmission tests were completed using global 5G standards on T-Mobile’s live commercial network in Spokane, WA. T-Mo has said that it plans to use millimeter wave (mmWave) and 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. The higher-band mmWave spectrum will be … [read full article]

T-Mobile shows concepts for its new Bellevue HQ as it breaks ground on $160 million renovation

T-Mobile has been keeping busy lately with its effort to deploy a mobile 5G network and its proposed merger with Sprint, and today T-Mo unveiled another major project. T-Mobile today gave a glimpse of its plans for a new campus in Bellevue, WA. T-Mo and its landlord Ivanhoe Cambridge have broken ground on the new campus, which is a $160 million renovation that’ll take three years to complete. The new campus includes “neighborhoods” that’ll … [read full article]

T-Mobile unveils Magenta Friday deals, including free iPhone XR and OnePlus 6T

There have been a lot of questions lately about what kind of deals T-Mobile might have leading up to Black Friday, and today we got our answer. This Friday, November 16, T-Mobile will offer its Magenta Friday deals. Customers can get up to $750 off a new smartphone from companies like Apple, LG, OnePlus, and Samsung when they trade in an eligible device and add a new line of service. Apple devices eligible for this deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile improving scam call protection with network-level technology

T-Mobile is working to beef up its scam protection offerings. T-Mobile today announced that it’s improving its Scam ID and Scam Block features by integrating new spoof identification tech at the network level. These improvements aim to analyze network data to pinpoint and identify the origin of a call before it reaches your phone to help fight the neighboor spoofing method of scam calling. A popular scam call technique is to temporarily spoof or hijack a … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz LTE deployed in 257 cities and towns in last two months

T-Mobile confirmed this week that its 600MHz LTE coverage is now available in more than 1,500 cities and towns, and now T-Mo has shed some light on where that 600MHz LTE coverage has gone live recently. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today gave us another update on T-Mo’s network, this time confirming that the carrier has deployed 600MHz (Band 71) LTE in 257 markets in the last couple of months. As with Neville’s other network … [read full article]

OnePlus 6T now available, here are the differences between the T-Mobile and OnePlus versions

The OnePlus 6T has officially arrived at T-Mobile. Days after its official debut and launch at T-Mobile’s Times Square store, the OnePlus 6T is now available from T-Mobile and OnePlus. T-Mobile’s pricing is set at $0 down and $24.17 per month for 24 months for the 8GB/128GB model in Mirror Black, which is the only version that T-Mo will be selling. If you’d like to buy using JOD, you’ll pay $28 down and $24 per … [read full article]

T-Mobile details pricing for new iPad Pro

T-Mobile confirmed earlier this week that it will offer Apple’s new iPad Pro, and now we know how T-Mo will price the updated iOS tablet. T-Mobile will offer both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the new iPad Pro, and all four storage options for each version will be available as well. Customers interested in buying a new iPad Pro will be able to pay on an Equipment Installment Plan, use JUMP! On Demand, or pay … [read full article]