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FCC report says T-Mobile, other carriers overstated their coverage maps

A new FCC report says that T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers misrepresented their rural coverage. The FCC conducted drive tests of T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular’s networks and found that they only achieved the minimum download speeds predicted by those carriers’ coverage maps 62.3% of the time. T-Mobile specifically achieved that speed in 63.2% of tests, Verizon in 64.3% of tests, and U.S. Cellular just 45.0% of tests. According to the report, FCC staff was unable … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays handing out free T-Mo touchscreen gloves and Starbucks gift cards next week

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts have been revealed, and they include another piece of T-Mo swag. On Tuesday, December 10th, T-Mobile customers can get a free pair of T-Mo touchscreen gloves. Just like our leak showed, these gloves are black with simple magenta and gray stripes and a small T-Mobile logo near the wrist. Also coming next week is a Starbucks deal. T-Mobile customers can score a free $3 Starbucks card, but there are … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G will launch with Android 10 out of the box

Thinking about buying a Galaxy Note 10+ 5G this week? If you do, you’ll be greeted by a nice little surprise when you boot it up. T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G comes with Android 10 and Samsung One UI 2.0 out of the box. Confirmed by T-Mobile’s Des Smith, this news is notable because it means the T-Mo Note 10+ 5G is the first Samsung phone to ship with Android 10 in tow. It’s expected[read full article]

T-Mobile Cyber Monday deals include iPhone 8, iPad, Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy Watch

First we got Magenta Friday deals, then Black Friday specials, and today T-Mobile has kept the sale train rolling by unveiling Cyber Monday offers. T-Mobile is now offering a few Cyber Monday deals. Customers who add a line can get a free iPhone 8 after rebate via prepaid card. Just add a new voice line, buy an iPhone 8 for $449.99 on a monthly payment plan, and you’ll get a virtual prepaid gift card … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile will launch 5G coverage and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on December 6

T-Mobile made some big news today by officially launching its nationwide 5G coverage, and the good news for folks on Metro by T-Mobile is that they’re getting access to the network as well. Metro by T-Mobile will launch nationwide 5G coverage for prepaid customers on December 6th. All Metro plans will include access to 5G for no extra charge. Also launching at Metro by T-Mobile is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. It’ll be available … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches its nationwide 5G network

T-Mobile previously said that its nationwide 5G coverage would go live on December 6th, but it looks like T-Mo just couldn’t wait until then to flip the switch. T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network is now live. This coverage uses 600MHz low-band spectrum and covers 200 million people and more than 5,000 cities and towns. You can view T-Mo’s 5G coverage map below, with an interactive and zoomable version available¬†right here. T-Mobile’s 5G coverage is available to … [read full article]

T-Mobile to give free touchscreen gloves to customers for upcoming T-Mo Tuesday

Now that we’re nearing December and the start of winter, it’s getting pretty cold in many parts of the country. T-Mobile wants to help you keep your hands warm while making sure you can still use your phone. T-Mo customers will soon be able to get T-Mobile Tech Gloves as a T-Mobile Tuesdays gift. Our source says that they’ll be available in S/M and M/L sizes and that the gloves work with touchscreens. There’s no … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays deals will include Pizza Hut, Redbox, and Taco Bell

Here’s what’s in store for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays. On Tuesday, December 3rd, T-Mobile customers can get a Pizza Hut deal that includes a $7.99 large 2-topping pizza and 8 free bone-out wings. Also coming next week is a free one-night disc rental from Redbox. Taco Bell will be returning again next week, offering T-Mo customers a free order of Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce, a Crunchy Taco Supreme, or a [read full article]

Alcatel 3V (2019) now available from Metro by T-Mobile with 6.7-inch screen and $189.99 price tag

We learned earlier this month that the Alcatel 3V (2019) would be coming soon to Metro by T-Mobile, but at the time, there was no word on exactly when the launch might be or what the phone would cost. Now we’ve got both of those details. The Alcatel 3V (2019) is now available from Metro by T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $189.99, but customers who port their number to Metro and buy the Alcatel 3V will … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating Galaxy S8, S8 Active, and LG G7 ThinQ with new security patches

T-Mobile is now pushing out the November 2019 security patches to a handful of Android phones. First up, T-Mo says that it’s updating the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to versions G950USQS7DSK2 and G955USQS7DSK2, respectively. The only item on the changelogs is the November 2019 security update. Also being updated is the T-Mobile flavor of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. This update is version G892USQS6CSK1 and it, too, is only listed as including the … [read full article]