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T-Mobile and Sprint to file formal merger application with FCC next week

T-Mobile and Sprint are getting ready to take the next step in their effort to merge. The two companies have told the FCC that they plan to formally file an application asking for approval to merge. The application will be filed on Monday, June 18th, and will include a protective order to block sensitive corporate information from the public. While T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger deal in April, the two companies must get … [read full article]

T-Mobile names Mike Sievert as its new president

When T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached a merger agreement, they also revealed that some executive titles would be shuffled as part of the deal. Today one of those changes has officially been made. T-Mobile said today that it’s appointed Mike Sievert as its president. The change is effective immediately, and Sievert will continue to serve as T-Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer, a title he’s held since February 2015. The title of president at T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces WTH Deal in response to AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited data plan price increase

One week after AT&T announced that it will soon increase the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plan — the third price hike on that plan to date — T-Mobile has revealed a new deal to tempt those with AT&T’s grandfathered plan to jump ship. T-Mobile’s WTH (Why the Hike) Deal will launch on June 20th. With this offer, AT&T customers with a grandfathered Data Unlimited for iPhone on 4G LTE with Visual Voicemail plan … [read full article]

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

The gifts for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday have been revealed, and they include another T-Mo-branded accessory. On June 19th, T-Mobile customers can score a free pair of T-Mo sunglasses, just in time for summer. The image shared by T-Mobile shows both black and magenta-colored pairs with “T-Mobile” printed on the side. Also coming next week is a $2 promo card for ice cream from Baskin-Robbins, savings on gas at Shell, and 20 free 4×6 … [read full article]

T-Mobile will start selling the LG Aristo 2 Plus on June 15

T-Mobile has a new budget-friendly device to offer to its customers. Starting June 15th, the LG Aristo 2 Plus will be available from the wireless carrier. As its name suggests, the Aristo 2 Plus is a successor to the LG Aristo 2 that was launched in the U.S. in January. Shortly after, the Aristo 2 Plus was unveiled as an upcoming budget-friendly device. As for the specs included in this smartphone, T-Mobile enlists the Aristo 2 Plus … [read full article]

T-Mobile earns title as fastest mobile network in 12 cities

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Earlier today, PC Magazine unveiled the results of its Fastest Mobile Networks survey with Verizon landing on the top spot as the 4G leader once again. But if there’s something worth noting about the results of this survey is that T-Mobile earned the spot of being the top provider in 12 major cities and 3 rural areas. PC Magazine’s survey examined the speed performance of the top four wireless carriers across over 30 cities in … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Nokia complete first bi-directional over the air 5G data session

T-Mobile is continuing its effort to roll out a 5G network by reaching a new milestone in partnership with Nokia. T-Mobile says that it’s completed the nation’s first bi-directional over the air 5G data dession on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system. The test was conducted in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA. When it comes to the equipment used, T-Mo utilized the Nokia AirScale baseband and radio, AirFrame server, and AirScale Cloud RAN with … [read full article]

U.S. Justice Department said to be talking with MVNOs about T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The U.S. Department of Justice is speaking to smaller wireless operators in the U.S. about the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. According to a report from Reuters, the Justice Department is talking with multiple MVNOs that buy access to major carriers’ networks and asking them their opinions on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. David Glickman, CEO at Ultra Mobile and Mint Mobile, confirmed that the DoJ asked to talk to him about the merger but wasn’t given … [read full article]

BlackBerry KEY2 features upgraded specs and a better keyboard

A little more than a year after the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone, a new keyboard-clad BlackBerry phone has arrived. The BlackBerry KEY2 is now official. It’s got some notable upgrades over the KEYone, but the form factor is the same. There’s a 4.5-inch 1620×1080 display with a 3:2 aspect ratio up top, and below that is a physical keyboard with a key height that’s been raised 20 percent and a new matte key finish … [read full article]

T-Mobile to offer $215 off iPad or Apple Watch with purchase of an iPhone

In the market for a new iPhone? If so, you can get a deal on another Apple device when you buy your new handset. Starting tomorrow, June 7th, T-Mobile is offering $215 off an iPad or Apple Watch with the purchase of any iPhone. The discount will be applied as monthly bill credits spread out over 24 months. If you cancel service during those 24 months, you’ll lose the remaining credits and have to pay … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesday gifts will include free magazine subscription, Overwatch League merchandise deal next week

After offering gifts like a $30 ticket to the Kesha and Macklemore concert and a free Father’s Day card, T-Mobile has revealed what it’s got in store for next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday. On June 12th, T-Mobile customers can get a free one-year magazine subscription from Hearst. Hearst offers titles like Popular Mechanics, Marie Claire, Car and Driver, and Elle. Also coming next week is a $2 SD movie rental from Vudu and $20 … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active update brings May security patches

  T-Mobile’s Galaxy S8 Active is getting another software update this week. T-Mo has announced that its Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is receiving an update to version G892USQU2BRE3. The update is now rolling out over the air, so if you’ve got a GS8 Active, keep an eye out for it over the coming days. You can also check manually by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually. TmoNews reader Phil received this … [read full article]