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T-Mobile and Dish nearly merged in 2015, reveals John Legere

Dish Network is a major part of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, with Dish slated to become the fourth major U.S. carrier if T-Mo and Sprint’s deal is completed. According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, though, T-Mobile almost merged with Dish a few years ago. While being questioned during the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial, Legere confirmed that he recommended a merger with Sprint to T-Mobile’s board back in 2015. CNET says that Legere wanted to give Dish’s … [read full article]

Google’s RCS messaging has rolled out to all U.S. Android users

After kicking off an RCS messaging rollout to Android users last month, the chat features are now available to everyone. Google’s Sanaz Ahari said today that RCS is now available to all Android users in the U.S. Ahari, who is a lead for Google’s communications suite that includes Messages, Duo, and Phone, explains that you should be sure your on the latest versions of the Messages and Carrier Services app to be able to activate … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and Galaxy Tab S4 getting updates

T-Mobile recently pushed out software updates for a couple of Samsung devices, including the new Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is getting an update to version N976USQU1ASL3 that weighs in at 194.64MB. According to T-Mobile, this update includes “QC patches to improve stability”. It’s based on the December 1, 2019 Android security patch level. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab S4 is being updated to version T837TUVS4BSK1. This 153.83MB update includes the November … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include free Whopper, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G prize

After handing out free coffee this week, T-Mobile will be giving customers free burgers next Tuesday. T-Mo customers can get a free Whopper from Burger King on Tuesday, December 17th. Also available will be an offer for $25 off a purchase of $50 plus free shipping from Harry & David, a retailer that sells gift baskets, cakes and pies, pears and fruits, and wine. A Walgreens deal coming next week will offer 65% … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 13.3 update with new Communication Limits feature, bug fixes, and more

Apple’s got another update ready for you iPhone and iPad owners. iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 are now available for download. This update brings with it several notable features, including one that should make parents happy. Communication Limits is being added to Screen Time so that parents can control who their children can contact in the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps. The contact list for kids lets parents manage who appear on their children’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger trial begins today

Today’s a big day for T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The trial between T-Mobile and Sprint and the state attorneys general who oppose their merger got underway today. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Jude Victor Marrero seems to be pushing for a quick trial, skipping opening statements and asking both sides to shorten their lists of witnesses so that they don’t beat him “over the head” with testimonies. One notable person that … [read full article]

T-Mobile deployed more mid-band LTE upgrades in the last two weeks

T-Mobile today revealed another round of mid-band LTE upgrades. T-Mo says that it’s performed mid-band LTE capacity upgrades on hundreds of cell sites in the last two weeks. These upgrades include both AWS and PCS spectrum. These upgrades are spread throughout the U.S. and include cities like Fairfield, CT; Bismarck, ND; Oklahoma City, OK; Chicago, IL; and San Diego, CA. As usual, you can peruse the full list of upgraded cities below. Mobile, AL Mayflower, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren now getting November security update

The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren just launched at T-Mobile yesterday, but it’s already getting a software update. T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is being updated to version 10.0.16.HD61CB. The update is 140.7MB and includes the November 1, 2019 Android security patches as well as improvements to system stability and general bug fixes. This update is now going out over the air, and TmoNews reader Nick has confirmed that it’s hit their device. If … [read full article]

T-Mobile rumored to be in last-minute merger lawsuit settlement talks with New York

Just days before the lawsuit attempting to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is set to begin, a new report claims that the two carriers are in settlement talks with one of the attorneys general leading the litigation. T-Mobile and Sprint are in last-minute settlement talks with New York Attorney General Letitia James, according to Fox Business‘s Charles Gasparino. Details on the talks are light right now, but as one of the two AGs leading the … [read full article]

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G launch today at T-Mobile

After flipping the switch on its new 5G network earlier this week, T-Mobile today officially launched its two newest 5G smartphones. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G are now available in T-Mobile stores. Pricing for the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is $0 down and $37.50 per month for 24 months or $899.99 full retail. The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is available for $0 down and $36.12 per month … [read full article]

FCC report says T-Mobile, other carriers overstated their coverage maps

A new FCC report says that T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers misrepresented their rural coverage. The FCC conducted drive tests of T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular’s networks and found that they only achieved the minimum download speeds predicted by those carriers’ coverage maps 62.3% of the time. T-Mobile specifically achieved that speed in 63.2% of tests, Verizon in 64.3% of tests, and U.S. Cellular just 45.0% of tests. According to the report, FCC staff was unable … [read full article]