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T-Mobile confirms hundreds of cell sites upgraded with more mid-band LTE capacity in last two weeks

Another round of mid-band LTE upgrades has been confirmed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray announced today that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity over the last two weeks. These upgrades typically include AWS and PCS spectrum. #WeWontStop! In the last two weeks, 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity. For 5 years straight we’ve been America’s Fastest Network and we’re getting faster every day! @TMobile @MetroByTMobile[read full article]

Android Q beta launches today, available to all Pixel phones

Have a Google Pixel smartphone that you brought onto T-Mobile’s network? If so, you can now give Android Q a try. Google today released an Android Q beta update. It’s available to all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Google is offering a system image of Android Q that you can flash onto your device if you’re comfortable doing stuff like that, or you can sign up for the Android … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts will include T-Mo umbrella

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts are now official, and another piece of T-Mo-branded gear is coming. On Tuesday, March 19th, T-Mobile customers can get a free T-Mobile umbrella, just in time for spring rain showers. It looks like there will be two color options available: magenta and black. This umbrella joins the long list of T-Mobile swag that’s been offered through T-Mobile Tuesdays, including socks, a travel mug, a zip pouch, and [read full article]

House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on T-Mobile-Sprint merger covers Trump hotel stays, Huawei network equipment, and more

Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure once again testified in a hearing about the T-Mo-Sprint merger, this time in front of a House Judiciary subcommittee. In his prepared remarks, Legere repeated many of the same benefits of the proposed merger that he’s mentioned before. These include helping to make sure that the U.S. “wins the global 5G race” and building out a faster and broader nationwide 5G network that neither T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile pledges to support Sprint’s Lifeline Assistance program ‘indefinitely’ if merger is approved

T-Mobile has made several commitments in its effort to get its merger with Sprint approved by regulators, and today T-Mo has made another promise. T-Mobile will continue to support Sprint’s Assurance Wireless brand “indefinitely” if its merger is approved, T-Mobile president and COO Mike Sievert has confirmed. Assurance Wireless, which is part of Sprint prepaid brand Virgin Mobile, takes part in the Lifeline Assistance program and offers discounted service to those in public assistance programs … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update brings RCS messaging and security patches

OnePlus 6T owners, another update is now coming your way. T-Mobile is now updating its OnePlus 6T, sending out a 148.3MB update to version A6013_34_190217. According to the changelog included with the update, included is IR94 video calling, RCS messaging, and an Android security update that bumps the OnePlus 6T to the January 1, 2019 Android security patch level. T-Mo hasn’t posted any info about this update on its support site, so it’s unclear what … [read full article]

Apple selling iPhone SE with T-Mobile SIM, clearance pricing starts at $249

T-Mobile no longer sells the iPhone SE, but if you’re interested in Apple’s 4-inch iPhone, you can snag a discounted model from Apple right now. Apple is selling some iPhone SE models in the clearance section of its online store. All of the models are listed as being unlocked, but there are some that also include a T-Mobile SIM. You can score a 32GB iPhone SE for $249 or you can get a 128GB iPhone … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e launch today at T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is sure to be one of the biggest smartphone releases of the year, and today it’s officially launching at T-Mobile. The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e are now available from T-Mobile. You can purchase online, but if you’d prefer some instant gratification, T-Mo has said that the Galaxy S10 series is available in stores nationwide, too. When it comes to color options, you can choose from Prism … [read full article]

T-Mobile says more low-band LTE upgrades made over the past two weeks

Two weeks after T-Mobile last announced a round of low-band LTE upgrades, the carrier has confirmed another batch of upgrades. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo deployed more low-band LTE upgrades over the past two weeks. These upgrades include 600MHz (LTE band 71) and 700MHz (LTE band 12). Our coverage is always expanding! Take a look at these lowband upgrades in the last two weeks. @TMobile is growing every day and … [read full article]

FCC once again pauses 180-day shot clock on T-Mobile-Sprint merger review

The FCC has hit the pause button on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger once again. Today the Federal Communications Commission said that it is pausing the informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, marking the third time that the FCC’s shot clock has been paused. The first pause was the result of a substantially revised network engineering model that had been submitted, and the second … [read full article]