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T-Mobile kicking off new Buy One, Get One deal on Apple, Samsung, and LG phones this Friday

One day after announcing that it added nearly two million customers in the final months of 2017, T-Mobile has some more good news to share. Starting this Friday, T-Mo is kicking off a Buy One, Get One deal on smartphones from Samsung, LG, and Apple. You’ll need to purchase both phones on EIP to qualify and port in at least one new voice line to be used with one of the devices. You’ll also need … [read full article]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be available unlocked in the U.S. next month

After launching internationally last year, Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is now coming to the U.S. Huawei today confirmed that the Mate 10 Pro will launch in the U.S. in February. Specifically, it’ll be available for pre-order starting February 4th and will launch on February 18th. The phone will be available from Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Newegg for $799. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be sold as a GSM unlocked device. I’ve asked Huawei … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches first Narrowband IoT plan

T-Mobile has placed a heavy focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past year or so, and that push continues today. T-Mobile today revealed a narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) plan. For a limited time, the plan is priced at $6 per year up to 12MB per connected device. Customers can renew after 12 months or 12MB. Last October, T-Mo launched its NB-IoT network, and the tech should be available nationwide by mid-2018. NB-IoT … [read full article]

T-Mobile added nearly 2 million new customers in Q4 2017

T-Mobile’s Q4 2017 results won’t be announced until February, but today T-Mo decided to give us a taste of what its final three months of 2017 were like. T-Mobile added 1.85 million new customers in Q4 2017, making it the 19th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million customers. With those new subscribers, it also means that T-Mobile added more than 5 million customers in all of 2017, which is the fourth straight year … [read full article]

iOS 11.2.2 now available with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability

iOS users, the time to update is here again. Apple today released iOS 11.2.2 to the iPhone and iPad. This is a small, security-focused update, and Apple explains that it includes “security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre.” Spectre is one of two major CPU flaws (the other being Meltdown) that affect devices with processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple recently said that it included mitigations to protect … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include Auntie Anne’s pretzel deal, grand prize trip to Miami

Next Tuesday is just a few days away, and now we know exactly what gifts and prizes T-Mobile will have in store for it. For the January 9th edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mo customers will get either a free original pretzel or a Buy One, Get One pretzel deal from Auntie Anne’s. Free pretzels will be given every week from January 9th through January 30th, so you’ll need to check back each week to see when … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Nokia, and Intel team up to bring 5G commercial radio system online

Along with the 4G LTE news announced by T-Mobile earlier today, there’s some 5G news to share. Nokia today announced that it teamed up with T-Mobile and Intel to bring a 28GHz 5G commercial radio system on air. The system was activated in the downtown corridor of Bellevue, Wash., the city where T-Mobile’s headquarters are located. Of course, once the site is online, they might as well do something with it, right? That’s exactly what the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Samsung Gear S3 receiving Value Pack update to Tizen 3.0

The year 2018 is off to a great start for Samsung Gear S3 owners. The T-Mobile flavors of the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier are now being updated to Tizen 3.0.0.1, which includes the Gear S3 Value Pack. TmoNews readers always smile and Tom received the update on their Gear S3 Classic and it weighed in at 265.88MB. There are lots of goodies for Gear S3 owners in the Value Pack update. … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 600MHz LTE now in 586 cities, confirms completion of Iowa Wireless deal

Along with its news about customer satisfaction in 2017, T-Mobile has some network news to share today. T-Mo says that its 600MHz coverage is now live in 586 cities. The full list can be found right here, complete with cities like Greenview, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; Jacksonville, Penn.; and Y-O Ranch, Wyo. To help customers take advantage of that 600MHz coverage, T-Mobile says that it’ll launch more than 12 new 600MHz-capable smartphones in 2018. No specific … [read full article]

New surveys show T-Mobile had highest customer satisfaction of all U.S. carriers in 2017

T-Mobile today announced that it won out in a couple of new consumer surveys. T-Mo reports that it came out number one in Overall Customer Satisfaction and Customers: Likelihood to Recommend in surveys conducted by research firm HarrisX. The firm surveys more than 360,000 consumers each year. The HarrisX results show T-Mobile on top in both categories throughout 2017. Verizon finished 2017 in second place in both categories, while AT&T came in third and Sprint finished … [read full article]

Apple confirms it’ll replace your iPhone’s old battery, regardless of diagnostic test result

If you’ve got an iPhone with an older battery and you’ve been thinking about taking Apple up on its $29 battery replacement offer, there’s some more info about it that you should be aware of. Apple said today that it will replace the battery on an iPhone 6 or later for $29, even if it passes the company’s diagnostic test that shows that it retains less than 80 percent of its original capacity. Also of note is … [read full article]

Apple now offering $29 iPhone battery replacements

If you’ve got an iPhone 6 or later and were planning to have your battery replaced at a discount next month, it looks like your wait has been shortened considerably. Apple today confirmed that it is now offering $29 battery replacements to qualifying iPhones. “We expected to need more time to be ready,” Apple explained to TechCrunch, “but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away. Initial supplies of some replacement … [read full article]