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T-Mobile launches Connecting Heroes, offering free service to first responders

T-Mobile first announced its Connecting Heroes initiative back in November, and today it officially goes live. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert today revealedthat first responder agencies can now sign up for free wireless service from T-Mo as part of its Connecting Heroes initiative. This free mobile services includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data, including free 5G access. In addition to unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data, first responders will get 1GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot usage … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in 5G availability among global 5G carriers, says report

T-Mobile has made a big deal of its low-band 600MHz 5G network and how large it is, with T-Mo calling it a “nationwide 5G network” when it went live late last year. Now a new report has confirmed that T-Mobile customers spend more time on 5G than those on other major operators. Opensignal published a report today that examines the 5G experience across 10 major carriers around the world. When examining how often 5G smartphone owners … [read full article]

T-Mobile 5G surpasses 1Gbps speeds in New York City

T-Mobile recently flipped the switch on its 2.5GHz 5G in New York City, and it looks like the new spectrum is always paying off in a big way for T-Mo. Speed tests have shown that T-Mobile’s 5G network in NYC is breaking the 1 gigabit barrier using 2.5GHz. T-Mobile’s Salim Kouidri posted a speed test screenshot that shows a download speed of 1,027Mbps that was achieved in Manhattan. A big milestone was achieved today @TMobile[read full article]

iOS 13.5 update rolling out with Face ID improvements, exposure notification API, more

iPhone and iPad owners, Apple is sending a new software update your way! iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 are now available to download. If you’ve got an iOS 13-capable device, you can grab your update by going into Settings > General > Software Update. Included in this new update are some new features related to the coronavirus pandemic. Apple and Google have built an exposure notification API that public health authorities can use to make apps … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer free Impossible Whopper next week

After offering a free Popeyes chicken sandwich last week, T-Mobile Tuesdays will be serving up another free fast food sandwich next week. Next Tuesday, May 26, T-Mobile customers can get a free Impossible Whopper from Burger King. Like the free Popeyes chicken sandwich, this free Impossible Whopper does have an order minimum, but this time you’ll just have to spend $1 to get your free sandwich. You’ll be able to score some discounted footwear next … [read full article]

T-Mobile will make Un-carrier announcement tomorrow

Surprise! T-Mobile has some Un-carrier news to share tomorrow. T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert today teased an announcement for tomorrow, May 21, at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET. “Curious what kind of things a Supercharged #Uncarrier might do?? Tune back in at 8am PT tomorrow to find out #5GforGood” the new T-Mo CEO tweeted this morning. Exactly what Sievert has planned is still a mystery, but T-Mobile tells me that it’s launching the next part of 5G … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V40 ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ getting their Android 10 updates

As we near Wednesday, T-Mobile has started pushing out some big updates to help owners of recent LG flagships get over the hump. The LG V40 ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ have both started getting their Android 10 updates from T-Mobile. Neither update has been officially posted on T-Mo’s support pages, but several LG V40 and LG G7 owners on Reddit say that they’ve gotten Android 10 over the air … [read full article]

T-Mobile teams up with Intel and NASA on 5G Open Innovation Lab to help start-ups utilize 5G

T-Mobile has been placing a major focus on its 5G network, rolling out its low-band 600MHz 5G to more customers and augmenting the network with 2.5GHz spectrum gained from the Sprint merger. Now T-Mo is going to help others build apps and services to take advantage of its 5G network with 2 new initiatives. First is the 5G Open Innovation Lab, which T-Mo is a founding partner of along with big names like Intel and … [read full article]

T-Mobile extends agreements to borrow 600MHz spectrum through June 30

When people began sheltering in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, T-Mobile gained access to additional 600MHz spectrum to help its network handle the extra load. That extra spectrum was loaned to T-Mo from several other companies for 60 days. That period is coming to an end but the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and so T-Mobile has extended those 600MHz agreements. T-Mo confirmed today that it has extended agreements with several spectrum holders to … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushing new security update to Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e

A few days after T-Mobile pushed updates to its Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, it’s the Galaxy S10 phones’ turn to be updated. The Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e are now receiving updates from T-Mo. Galaxy S10 owners should be on the lookout for version G973USQS3DTD5 while Galaxy S10+ is getting version G975USQS3DTD5 and the Galaxy S10e is receiving version G970USQS3DTD5. As for what’s included, the May 2020 Android security patches is the only … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert says T-Mo and Sprint brand unification will happen mid-summer

In the days after T-Mobile and Sprint closed their merger, new T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert teased that he was planning to unify the two brands sometime this summer. Now he’s shed a bit more light on those plans. Speaking during the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference this week, Sievert said that T-Mobile has moved its unification plans from early summer to mid-summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. He added that no exact … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers get a free Popeyes chicken sandwich next Tuesday

Free food is returning to T-Mobile Tuesdays next week. On Tuesday, May 19, T-Mobile customers can claim a free Classic or Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Popeyes. This sandwich was extremely popular when it launched last year, so much so that Popeyes sold out nationally and didn’t resume sales until 2 months later. So this is a good opportunity to finally try the much-hyped chicken sandwich if you haven’t had it. The fine print of this Popeyes … [read full article]