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T-Mobile explains to FCC why it should participate in mmWave auction, says it won’t jointly bid with Sprint

The FCC is hosting a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum auction later this year, and T-Mobile recently submitted a filing to the FCC to explain why it should participate. T-Mobile explains that it and Sprint are aware of the need to avoid any inappropriate coordination of competitive activity before their merger is complete and the need to avoid any potential violations of antitrust laws while they remain independent. And so T-Mo says that it and Sprint … [read full article]

T-Mobile upgrades more cell sites with additional mid-band LTE capacity

One week after T-Mobile announced a low-band LTE expansion, it’s confirmed a round of mid-band LTE upgrades, too. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest LTE network … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers can get a free Vudu rental, $50 credit for Rover, and more next Tuesday

The details of the final T-Mobile Tuesdays in July have been revealed. On July 31st, T-Mobile customers can get a free movie rental from Vudu and a free delivery with $35 purchase from Instacart, a service that delivers groceries from local stores. Also available will be a $50 credit for Rover, a dog walking and dog sitting service, and an offer from HotelStorm. Rounding out next week’s gifts is $5 off any … [read full article]

New Galaxy Note 9 leak shows Samsung’s new flagship in multiple colors

With around two weeks to go before the Galaxy Note 9 is announced, some high-quality images of the upcoming Samsung flagship have leaked. A trio of Galaxy Note 9 images have been shared by prominent leaker Evan Blass. Included are black and brown versions of the device with matching S Pen as well as a blue handset with a bright yellow S Pen. Note9 in (from L to R) black, blue, and brown. pic.twitter.com/Akr1tnrxiS[read full article]

Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus appear to be coming to T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support

It looks like a couple of new Motorola devices are coming soon to T-Mobile. T-Mobile today added support pages for the Moto E5 Play (above) and Moto E5 Plus (below). T-Mo hasn’t made any announcements regarding either device, but if you look at the software updates support page for both phones, the launch software is listed as being available July 27th. That suggests that both Moto phones will land on T-Mobile’s shelves later this … [read full article]

FCC begins 180-day shot clock on T-Mobile-Sprint merger, now taking public comments

A milestone in the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint has taken place. The FCC this week kicked off its 180-day shot clock for reviewing the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. While the FCC will work to complete its review of the merger in this timeframe, it’s not necessarily required to. The FCC can also pause the clock when it feels it’s necessary. Along with the start of its 180-day shot clock, the FCC this week began taking … [read full article]

T-Mobile wireless equipment rolled out in St. Louis MetroLink stations

There’s some exciting news this week for T-Mobile customers in St. Louis. The Metropolitan St. Louis Transit Agency has teamed up with T-Mobile to install wireless equipment inside the metro tunnels. The components were installed at six MetroLink stations to boost cell signals in downtown St. Louis, the Central West End, and along the Blue Line by the University City-Big Bend and Skinker MetroLink stations. The new antennas are up and running, giving T-Mobile and … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts will include a T-Mo water bottle

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday gifts include another piece of T-Mo-branded gear. On July 24th, T-Mobile customers can get a free T-Mobile water bottle as part of T-Mobile Tuesdays. Next week’s gifts also include free FC Bayern.TV Plus for six months, 50 percent off and free shipping from women’s clothing brand Roxy, and an offer from HotelStorm. Rounding out the gifts for the July 24th edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays is $5 off any movie … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches nationwide Narrowband IoT network

One year after completing its first live network tests of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, T-Mobile has announced another major IoT milestone. T-Mo today launched its NB-IoT service nationwide. NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network LTE-Advanced tech that offers benefits like low power usage, long battery life, and low device cost. T-Mobile launched its NB-IoT in guard bands on its network so that it can best utilize its spectrum and so that … [read full article]

Two new reports say T-Mobile is the fastest carrier in the U.S.

Ookla and OpenSignal both released reports today on the state of U.S. mobile networks, and T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in both. T-Mobile was the fastest carrier in the U.S. in the first and second quarters of 2018, says Ookla. T-Mobile finished with a Speed Score of 27.86, with Verizon coming in second at 26.02, AT&T in third with 22.17, and Sprint in fourth with 20.38. The Speed Score is a metric that incorporates … [read full article]

T-Mobile resumes rollout of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates

T-Mobile said earlier this month that the most recent Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates wouldn’t be delayed as long as the previous ones, and thankfully, that turned out to be accurate. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now receiving the software updates that originally begin going out earlier this month. T-Mobile began pushing the updates at 10:00 pm PT yesterday, July 17th. Only a portion of users will be available to get the update … [read full article]