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T-Mobile upgrades hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity

One week after completing a round of low-band LTE upgrades, T-Mobile says that it’s rolled out some mid-band LTE upgrades as well. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today confirmed that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the past two weeks. These upgrades include PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer a free T-Mo Halloween bucket next week

T-Mobile has offered several neat T-Mo-branded gifts through T-Mobile Tuesdays, including a water bottle, a travel mug, and a reusable bag. Next week will bring another T-Mo-branded goodie. On Tuesday, October 23rd, T-Mobile customers can get a free T-Mobile Halloween bucket, just in time for trick-or-treating. The image shared by T-Mobile shows that the bucket has a happy Jack-o’-lantern face and the handle appears to light up, too. Also coming next week is an … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces new trade-in deal, expands 36-month EIP to more devices

T-Mobile’s newest deal will kick off this Friday. Starting October 19th, customers can trade in their existing smartphone and get a new flagship smartphone for as low as $10 per month. The phones that are eligible for this deal include the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8, LG V40 ThinQ, LG G7, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. With this deal, T-Mobile will give you $360, $250, or $150 via 36 monthly … [read full article]

OnePlus 6T will ship with Android 9 Pie in tow

Today we can add another entry to the list of confirmed OnePlus 6T features. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will ship with Android 9 Pie in tow. Lau didn’t have anything else to say about the OP6T, but OnePlus did recently tease that the phone will have “a whole new UI” as well as camera improvements and an action that’ll let you hold the power button for 0.5 seconds … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer $4 ticket to see Bohemian Rhapsody later this month

Earlier this month, T-Mobile Tuesdays offered a grand prize that included seven-day trip to London to attend the red carpet screening of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody. Only one person could win that prize, but today T-Mo said that it’s going to help all of its other customers see the new Queen biopic. On October 30th, T-Mobile customers can claim a $4 movie ticket to see Bohemian Rhapsody, which opens on November 2nd. One week … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G network model and Sprint merger

T-Mobile is working to persuade the FCC that its proposed merger with Sprint should be approved, and recently the carrier put together a presentation about what its 5G network would be like if T-Mo and Sprint do come together. T-Mobile’s presentation is pretty heavily redacted, but there are some interesting tidbits still available. For example, T-Mobile estimates that by 2024, the New T-Mobile’s 5G network would handle 21 exabytes of traffic every month. T-Mo also … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V40 ThinQ arriving early for some pre-order customers

The LG V40 ThinQ is scheduled to launch at T-Mobile on October 19th, but some lucky pre-order customers are getting their new phone a few days early. TmoNews reader Nick got their LG V40 ThinQ today, well ahead of the phone’s official release. The V40 has made a good first impression, with Nick saying that that it’s a “well made device” and that the “screen is awesome” and that the “audio over Bluetooth is great”. T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile testing 36-month payment option for Equipment Installment Plan

T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment plan lets you spread out the cost of a new smartphone over 24 months, but some customers are now seeing a slightly different EIP payment option. TmoNews reader P Doobs recently noticed that when viewing the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on T-Mobile’s website, T-Mo offered them a 36-month EIP option at $24.17 per month. The 36-month EIP option showed up for me too, but wasn’t available on any other devices. T-Mobile hasn’t made any official … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study

T-Mobile has come out on top in recent J.D. Power wireless customer care and wireless purchase experience reports, and now it’s finished first in a report about business customers, too. J.D. Power announced today that T-Mobile ranked highest in its 2018 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study. In the study, T-Mobile performed best in the Large Enterprise (500 or more employees), Small/Medium (2o-499 employees), and Very Small (1-19 employees) segments, making it the second straight … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to perform 5G tests in Las Vegas and Spokane

T-Mobile has named Las Vegas as one of the first cities that’ll get its 5G coverage, and recently the company asked for permission to begin 5G testing there. An FCC filing shows that T-Mobile has requested permission to conduct 5G NR tests in Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA. Tests will take place at two sites in Las Vegas and two sites in Spokane, and the period of testing will run from November 1, 2018 … [read full article]