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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G launching at T-Mobile on August 7

T-Mobile announced back in June that several new Samsung Galaxy A series phones would be hitting its shelves over the coming months. Later this week another one of them will officially go on sale. Samsung says that the Galaxy A51 5G will launch at T-Mobile on August 7. T-Mobile hasn’t announced its pricing for the phone yet, but Samsung will sell the Galaxy A51 5G for $499.99. A launch at Metro by T-Mobile will happen … [read full article]

T-Mobile begins updating Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and OnePlus 8 to support standalone 5G

Today T-Mobile flipped on standalone 5G, which is greatly expanding its 5G coverage and bringing lower latency with it, too. And there are already a few devices that are being updated to support this new coverage. T-Mobile is now updating the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra as well as the OnePlus 8 to support standalone 5G. The Galaxy S20 update is version G981USQUATGL and is 543.73MB, while Galaxy S20+ owners can expect a … [read full article]

T-Mobile standalone 5G launch expands 5G coverage by 30 percent

After teasing its upcoming standalone 5G rollout a few months ago, T-Mobile today officially flipped the switch. T-Mobile’s standalone 5G network is now live, and the carrier touts that it’s the “world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network.” By activating standalone 5G, T-Mobile has increased its overall 5G coverage by 30 percent, with the 5G network now reaching nearly 250 million people in more than 7,500 cities and towns across 1.3 million square miles. In addition … [read full article]

Google confirms Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, launching this fall

Today Google officially launched the Pixel 4a, its newest low-cost Android phone. But that’s not the only new device that Google confirmed today. Google has revealed that it’ll launch the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 this fall. Both phones will include 5G connectivity, and Google has also confirmed that the Pixel 4a 5G will cost $499. No pricing for the Pixel 5 has been given, though. Both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 … [read full article]

Google Pixel 4a official, now available for pre-order for $349

Last year, Google made a major addition to its Pixel family with the launch of the affordable Pixel 3a. Now Google is back with the even more affordable Pixel 4a. The Google Pixel 4a is now official and it’s priced at $349, making it $50 cheaper than when the Pixel 3a launched last year. For that price you get the same 12.2MP camera with dual pixel phase detection autofocus that’s found in the flagship Pixel 4. … [read full article]

T-Mobile rebrands Sprint stores as it reaches another merger milestone

T-Mobile announced a couple of weeks ago that it would officially combine brands with Sprint on August 2. Today’s that day, and as expected T-Mobile has made a few changes to help welcome Sprint customers and employees to the T-Mo family. Jon Freier, T-Mobile’s EVP of Consumer Markets, revealed that Sprint stores closed early yesterday to help transition them to T-Mo stores. Just like you see in the image at the top of this post, Sprint … [read full article]

T-Mobile taking 5G network buildout slower than tower companies expected

One of the major reasons that T-Mobile wanted to acquire Sprint was spectrum that it could use to bolster its 5G network. However, according to one tower company, T-Mo is going a bit slower than expected with its post-merger 5G buildout. During an earnings call this week, American Tower said that it had expected more new business from T-Mobile because of increased tower activity. There’s only been a small increase in new business from T-Mo, though, … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating LG V60 ThinQ, Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9, and OnePlus 7T

T-Mobile pushed out several new software updates this week, spreading the love to devices from LG, Samsung, and OnePlus. First up, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is getting a 61.20MB update to version V600TM10s. This update brings with it the July 1, 2020 Android security patch level, just before the month of July comes to an end. This update is now rolling out over the air, so you LG V60 owners ought to see it soon. … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins JD Power wireless customer care report for 20th time

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic may have caused T-Mobile to close most of its retail stores earlier this year, but that didn’t stop T-Mo from winning another customer care award. JD Power announced its 2020 US Wireless Customer Care Performance study today, and both T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile came out on top in their respective segments. This is the 20th time overall that T-Mo has come out on top in this report and its 6th straight win. … [read full article]

T-Mobile for Business strikes two partnerships focused on safety

T-Mobile for Business is growing this week with two new Internet of Things partnerships. First up, T-Mobile has struck a deal with PIMMAP to connect the company’s contactless temperature solution. This 8-inch tablet has a thermal infrared camera and can check for flu-like symptoms in people entering crowded or confined spaces by having them stand in front of the screen for just one second. The other partnership is with Guardhat. This company makes industrial … [read full article]

Free Popeyes chicken sandwich deal returning to T-Mobile Tuesdays next week

Earlier this month, T-Mobile Tuesdays was set to offer a free Popeyes Chicken Sandwich to T-Mo and Sprint customers, but the deal had to be pulled at the last-minute due to a technical issue. Now we know that Popeyes will be returning to T-Mobile Tuesdays next week. On Tuesday, August 4, T-Mobile and Sprint customers can score a free Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, either classic or spicy, plus two free pieces of Signature Chicken. T-Mo … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 update brings One UI 2.1, Note 10 also updated

T-Mobile is starting the week with new updates for some recent Samsung flagships. First up, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting updated with Samsung’s One UI 2.1. The update changelog only says that it includes updated security patches, which have been bumped up to the July 1, 2020 security level. But T-Mobile’s support page says the update includes an “all-new user interface” and folks on Reddit have confirmed that the updates come in … [read full article]