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Texas joining states’ lawsuit to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger gained another member today. Texas state attorney general Ken Paxton has announced that he is joining the group of states that have sued to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Paxton is the 15th state attorney general to get involved in the lawsuit, joining AGs from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. Here’s what Paxton had to say … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in J.D. Power customer care report for 18th time

J.D. Power’s latest report on U.S. carrier customer care is out, and T-Mobile has come out on top once again. In its 2019 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study – Volume 2 report, T-Mobile beat out the other major U.S. carriers with a score of 847 points out of 1000. That beats the 833 points that T-Mo got in J.D. Power’s first 2019 customer care report that came out in January, and it marks the 18th time … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Sprint argue over state AGs’ lawsuit financing as EFF comes out against merger

Last week was big for T-Mobile and Sprint, as their merger got approval from the Department of Justice. There’s still another big hurdle for the deal to clear before it can close, though: a lawsuit from several state attorneys general. T-Mobile this week asked a judge to force the suing state AGs to share communications related to their lawsuit and reveal who’s financing it. This hints that T-Mo and Sprint could try to fight the lawsuit … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include free photo print, Taco Bell, and more

Did you grab your T-Mobile Tuesdays backpack yesterday? Now that that offer has come and gone, it’s time to focus on what’s coming next Tuesday. On Tuesday, August 6, T-Mobile customers can get a free 8×10 collage photo print from Walgreens and 25 percent off one item from Tuesday Morning, a retailer with a name that happens to be pretty fitting for T-Mobile Tuesdays. Also coming next week is $0.10 off per gallon of … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes standalone 5G test ahead of launch in 2020

T-Mobile today announced that it’s achieved another 5G milestone. T-Mo has achieved the first standalone end-to-end 5G data session in North America. What’s more, it was the first in the world on a mult-vendor 5G next generation ratio and core network. The data session was completed in T-Mobile’s lab in Bellevue, WA with help from Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, and MediaTek. Existing 5G networks are non-standalone, meaning that the devices connect to 5G and LTE at … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving updates from T-Mobile

The LG G7 ThinQ isn’t the only device that’s now getting a software update from T-Mobile. T-Mo is now pushing updates to its Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Galaxy S7 owners should be on the lookout for version G930TUVSACSG1, while S7 edge users should watch for version G935TUVSACSG1. These updates include the July 1, 2019 Android security patches, which is a big upgrade from the March 2019 security patches that the Galaxy S7 and … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G7 ThinQ getting another security update

The LG G7 ThinQ is getting its second update from T-Mobile this month. T-Mobile is now updating its LG G7 to version G710TM20d. This update comes in at 172.8MB and includes the July 2019 Android security patches, up from the previous May 2019 security patch level. This update is now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews readers Jamie and Chuck have already received it. If your G7 hasn’t yet updated, you can wait for … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile deal offers iPhone 7 for $49.99

Metro by T-Mobile is following up last week’s Android smartphone deal with an offer for folks who prefer iOS hardware. Metro is now offering an iPhone 7 for $49.99. The discount applies to the 32GB version of the iPhone 7. To get this deal, you must port your phone number to Metro and show ID for verification. Phone numbers currently on T-Mobile or active on Metro in the past 90 days aren’t eligible for this … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10 may get BOGO pre-order deal

A new leak suggests that T-Mobile customers may be able to score a pretty sweet Galaxy Note 10 deal when the Samsung flagship is made official. T-Mobile customers will reportedly be able to get a Galaxy Note 10 for free when they buy a Note 10. A leaked image from Evan Blass shows a proof of the Note 10 deal that shows the phone along with some accessories, the T-Mobile logo, and the phrase “Pre-order [DaVinci] … [read full article]

Pixel 4 features will include face unlock and air gestures, Google confirms

Google is surprising us today with some more Pixel 4 news. A new video and blog published by Google has revealed a few more features of the Pixel 4. The video is all about using the Pixel 4 without touching it, and at the start we can see a person unlocking the Pixel 4 using their face. Leaks have suggested that the Pixel 4 may not have a fingerprint reader, and now we know … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving new security update

New updates for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now rolling out on T-Mobile. T-Mobile Galaxy S8 owners should be on the lookout for an update to version G950USQS6DSG4, which is now rolling out over the air. Galaxy S8+ owners should watch for an update to version G955USQS6DSG4. As for what’s included, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can expect the July 1, 2019 Android security patches. The previous update for the S8 and S8+ … [read full article]

Justice Department requiring T-Mobile and Dish to support eSIM as part of merger approval

T-Mobile launched eSIM support at the end of last year, but so far support has been limited to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR on prepaid service. The T-Mobile-Sprint merger could help to greatly expand T-Mo’s support of eSIM, though. The Department of Justice is requiring T-Mobile and Dish to support eSIM as part of its approval of T-Mo and Sprint’s merger. This will make it easier for Dish to attract new customers, the … [read full article]