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Metro by T-Mobile now offering a way for customers to change devices for free

Metro by T-Mobile made headlines earlier this week when it confirmed that it would begin enforcing a $15 plus tax fee any time that a customer wanted to change a device. Now it looks like it may have backed off that policy a bit. Metro by T-Mobile confirmed to me today that customers can now change their device for free over the phone. “All current Metro customers can now complete a device (IMEI) change free … [read full article]

Qualcomm hints that T-Mobile’s 600MHz 5G devices won’t come until second half of 2019

There’s been an awful lot of 5G news this week as Qualcomm introduced its new Snadpragon 855 processor with X50 5G modem, but we haven’t heard much about T-Mobile 5G. That’s changing today. Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said that the Snapdragon 855 processor with X50 modem will support “all of the first half of 2019 launches.” As PCMag notes, the X50 modem doesn’t support sub-6GHz FDD, which includes the 600MHz spectrum that T-Mobile plans … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere launches cookbook with 52 #SlowCookerSunday recipes

Two and a half years after starting his #SlowCookerSunday show, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has written a cookbook to celebrate. #SlowCookerSunday – Leadership, Life and Slow Cooking with CEO and Chef, John Legere is available on T-Mobile.com today and will be in T-Mobile stores on December 7. Pricing is set at $19.99. Interestingly, T-Mobile’s site offers an option to finance it for $0 down and $0.84 per month for 24 months when you buy at … [read full article]

T-Mobile upgraded more cell sites with low-band LTE over the past two weeks

T-Mobile today announced another low-band LTE expansion, two weeks after its previous round of upgrades. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites over the past two weeks. These low-band LTE upgrades include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroByTMobile #AcrossTheGrid[read full article]

iOS 12.1.1 now available with FaceTime improvements, bug fixes, and more

A little more than a month after releasing iOS 12.1, Apple has another software update ready to go. iOS 12.1.1 is now available for download. If you’ve got a compatible iPhone or iPad, you can grab this update by going into Settings > General > Software update. The update to iOS 12.1.1 includes several improvements and bug fixes. iPhone XR users can now get a notification preview using haptic touch, and the dual SIM … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V30 security update now rolling out

T-Mobile is now sending another update to its LG V30. The T-Mobile LG V30 is now receiving an update to software version H93220p. The 167.3MB update is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and includes the November 1, 2018 Android security patches. T-Mo hasn’t posted support documents for the update, so it’s unclear if any other changes are included. This update will be rolling out over the air in the coming days. If you’d like to check … [read full article]

Alcatel 1X Evolve coming to Metro by T-Mobile on December 10 with 600MHz LTE support

Alcatel and Metro by T-Mobile are teaming up to launch a new Android phone. The Alcatel 1X Evolve is launching at Metro by T-Mobile on December 10. It features a 5.34-inch 960×480 display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739WM processor. There’s a 5MP camera above the screen for all your selfie needs and an 8MP camera with LED flash around back. Also packed into the Alcatel 1X Evolve is 16GB of … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile charging $15 fee to change phones

Heads up, Metro by T-Mobile customers, because the next time that you change your device, you’ll be hit with a fee that you may have previously avoided. Metro by T-Mobile is now charging a $15 fee plus taxes whenever a customer changes devices. The fee was spotted by users on Reddit and went into effect recently. Some folks say that this fee was always in place, but that you could easily get around … [read full article]

T-Mobile to launch free SyncUp Drive deal on December 7

After launching a deal that offers a free Samsung 50-inch smart TV last week, T-Mobile today revealed another new promo that offers a free device. Starting Friday, December 7, T-Mobile is offering a free SyncUp Drive to both new and existing customers. The device is free via 24 monthly bill credits, and to qualify, you need to buy a SyncUp Drive on EIP and add a new SyncUp Drive plan. The fine print of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches new Third Line On Us promotion

After starting the week by ending a third line free promotion, T-Mobile is wrapping up the week with a new, similar offer. Starting today, November 30, T-Mobile is offering a free third voice line to customers. This offer is open to both new and existing customers. New customers must activate three new voice lines on a T-Mobile One plan to qualify. Existing customers must have one postpaid voice line, have or switch to a T-Mobile … [read full article]

Several groups call for T-Mobile-Sprint merger to be subject to House hearings

After facing a Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel earlier this year, the T-Mobile-Sprint merger may soon be under the scrutiny of another committee. A group of 14 organizations has sent a letter to Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to ask them to hold hearings regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The group is urging Nadler and Pallone to announce soon that they’re scheduling hearings in the first quarter of 2019, which … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts include Dunkin’ Donuts card, Shutterfly discount, and more

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts include the return of Dunkin’ Donuts and a few other goodies. On Tuesday, December 6, T-Mobile customers can get a free $2 Dunkin’ Donuts card and $25 off a purchase of $50 or more plus free shipping from Harry & David, an online retailer that sells gift baskets, fruit, chocolates, and more. Next Tuesday’s gifts also include $25 off your purchase from Shutterfly, where you can print your … [read full article]