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T-Mobile offering 30-day free trial of its network

T-Mobile wants to make it easy for non-customers to see what its network is all about. T-Mobile is offering a 30-day free trial that lets you try out its network for 30 days or 30GB, whichever comes first. If you sign up, T-Mo will send you a mobile hotspot with free 2-day shipping, and you just connect your current phone to the hotspot and give the T-Mobile network a spin. At this time, T-Mobile’s 30-day free … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds low-band LTE to more cell sites

Two days after announcing a round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades, T-Mo says that it’s expanded its low-band LTE coverage, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to more cell sites in the past two weeks. These expansions bring “more and better coverage,” Ray explains. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades

Another round of mid-band LTE upgrades has been completed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today confirmed that T-Mo has upgraded more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity over the past two weeks. As with previous mid-band LTE upgrades, this latest batch includes both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest LTE network for … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys traveling tech truck to demo benefits of 5G and other technologies

T-Mobile often makes a big deal about the benefits of 5G and what it’ll enable, like better Internet of Things products, in addition to the lower latency and faster speeds that mobile devices will see. And now it’s going on the road to help people learn more about 5G. The T-Mobile Tech Truck hit the road today, beginning a journey that’ll take it across the country to help people experience the benefits of 5G as … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Q2 2018 was its best second quarter ever, 1.58 million new customers added

T-Mobile’s Q2 2018 earnings are in, and it looks like T-Mo extended its streak of quarters with more than one million customer adds. T-Mobile says that the second quarter of 2018 was its best Q2 ever, adding 1.58 million customers. That makes Q2 2018 the 21st straight quarter that T-Mo had more than 1 million net adds. That 1.58 million adds includes 1.02 million postpaid customers and 91,000 prepaid customers. When it comes to churn, T-Mo … [read full article]

T-Mobile 600MHz LTE now available in nearly 1,000 cities and towns

After releasing several more 600MHz LTE smartphones in recent weeks, T-Mobile today gave an update on its 600MHz LTE coverage. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that T-Mo’s 600MHz LTE is now live in 992 markets across 33 states. You can see the full list of 600MHz LTE cities and towns right here. This number is up from the “more than 900 cities and towns” and 32 states that T-Mo said its … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes $3.5 billion deal with Nokia to build a 5G network

Looks like that simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connection isn’t the only big news that T-Mobile and Nokia have to share. T-Mobile and Nokia have struck a $3.5 billion agreement to build out a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will supply T-Mo with its end-to-end 5G technology, software, and services, including AirScale radio platforms and cloud-native core, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON, and 5G Acceleration Services. This is Nokia’s largest 5G agreement globally. Here’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR and 4G LTE connection

T-Mobile has reached another milestone in its effort to deploy mobile 5G. T-Mobile has completed the first simultaneous, non-standalone 5G NR (New Radio) and 4G LTE connection. T-Mo CTO Neville Ray confirmed the news, saying that T-Mobile partnered with Nokia to achieve the milestone. T-Mo has said that it’ll begin deploying 5G in 30 cities later this year, with the first 5G smartphones expected to arrive in early 2019. Just because T-Mobile is planning … [read full article]

T-Mobile low-band LTE added to more cell sites

Days after T-Mobile announced that it had upgraded more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity, it’s confirmed some more low-band LTE expansions, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo added low-band LTE to dozens more cell sites in the past two weeks. This brings “more and better coverage,” Ray explains. These upgrades typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, … [read full article]

T-Mobile explains to FCC why it should participate in mmWave auction, says it won’t jointly bid with Sprint

The FCC is hosting a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction later this year, and T-Mobile recently submitted a filing to the FCC to explain why it should participate. T-Mobile explains that it and Sprint are aware of the need to avoid any inappropriate coordination of competitive activity before their merger is complete and the need to avoid any potential violations of antitrust laws while they remain independent. And so T-Mo says that it and Sprint … [read full article]