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T-Mobile deploying LG G7 ThinQ security update

LG G7 ThinQ owners are getting a new update this week. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its LG G7 that bumps the phone up to version G710TM10n. It’s 185.5MB in size and, according to T-Mo’s release notes, it includes the November Android security patches. TmoNews reader Chuck received this LG G7 ThinQ update this week, so if you’ve got a T-Mo LG G7, you should see it on your phone soon if you … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint parent companies may ditch Huawei equipment to help gain merger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies are reportedly making big moves to help get the T-Mo-Sprint merger approved. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and Sprint parent company SoftBank have said that they will consider ending their use of Huawei network equipment, according to a report from Reuters. Deutsche Telekom has said that it’s reviewing its vendor plans in Germany and other markets. It’s said that U.S. government officials have been pressuring Deutsche Telekom to stop using … [read full article]

FCC may be investigating T-Mobile and Verizon for overstating their coverage

T-Mobile may be under investigation by the FCC. The FCC recently announced that it’s launched an investigation “into whether one or more major carriers violated the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) reverse auction’s mapping rules and submitted incorrect coverage maps.” While the FCC hasn’t named the carriers it’s investigating, a filing from the Rural Wireless Association suggests that they could be T-Mobile and Verizon. The RWA says that several of its members completed … [read full article]

4Competition Coalition comes out against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, members include Dish and C Spire

A new group has formed to voice its opposition to the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The 4Competition Coalition is a new entity made up of 13 different companies and groups, including DISH, C Spire, Communications Workers of America, and others. The coalition is urging regulators to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, citing concerns over competition, price increases, job losses, 5G, and a harm to rural consumers. The full list of members in the 4Competition Coalition looks like this: … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks plans for Sprint network following merger

After suggesting last month that the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint could close as soon as Q1 2019, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter recently touched a bit more on the deal. Carter recently explained that T-Mobile is “applying the same philosophy” with the Sprint merger as it did when it acquired MetroPCS. “The playbook that we did with Metro, it wasn’t combining two networks. It was shutting one network down and extracting some assets … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms more mid-band LTE capacity upgrades made over the last two weeks

More mid-band LTE capacity upgrades have been deployed by T-Mobile. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo upgraded hundreds of cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity during the past two weeks. These upgrades include 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 4 years!! @TMobile @MetroByTMobile [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesday gifts will include a free pair of T-Mo 2019 glasses next week

T-Mobile has another piece of T-Mo-branded gear coming next week, and this time the carrier wants to help you ring in the new year. On Tuesday, December 18, T-Mobile customers can score a free pair of T-Mobile 2019 glasses. They’re magenta-colored, of course, and the numbers contain flashing lights. Also coming next week is a free hot or iced coffee from Barnes & Noble and $25 to spend at Restaurants.com. Finally, T-Mobile customers can … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ gain security updates

The OnePlus 6T isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s being treated to a new software update. T-Mobile is updating its versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The new updates began rolling out recently and are bumping the Galaxy S8 to version G950USQU5CRK1, while the Galaxy S8+ is moving to version G955USQU5CRK1. Galaxy S8 owners, your update is 259.47MB, while S8+ owners are getting a 254.55MB update. As for what’s included, both … [read full article]

OnePlus 6T sales grow 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus phone to launch on a U.S. carrier, and thanks to that partnership with T-Mobile, the OP6T has enjoyed considerably stronger sales than its predecessor. U.S. sales of the OnePlus 6T in the first 30 days were up 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6. That’s according to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, who shared the news in an interview with PCMag. However, OnePlus hasn’t disclosed precise U.S. … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update now rolling out with updated camera app and more

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T owners, another software update is now coming your way. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to version A6013_34_181121 to its OnePlus 6T. The update is 110.2MB in size and includes an updated camera app, updated in-display fingerprint algorithm, optimized Face Unlock, and more. It’s still on the November security patch level. This update is now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews readers Josh and Nick received it this morning. If you’ve got … [read full article]