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New report details how Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum is improving T-Mobile 5G

We already know that the 2.5GHz spectrum that T-Mobile gained as part of its merger with Sprint is having a positive effect on T-Mo’s 5G network, because we saw last week that some speed tests in New York City were breaking the 1Gbps barrier. But today a new report has come out that sheds a bit more light on the impact Sprint’s 2.5GHz airwaves are having. In Philadelphia, Ookla Speedtest’s Milan Milanovic found that 5G download … [read full article]

T-Mobile giving customers free Redbox rental, Reebok discount, and more next Tuesday

Did you score your free Impossible Whopper this week? Now it’s time to look ahead and see what T-Mobile Tuesdays has in store for next week. On Tuesday, June 2, T-Mobile customers can get a free 1-night disc rental from Redbox and a 40% discount plus free shipping to Reebok. Also coming next week is a 50% discount on a 1-month learning subscription from KiwiCo, which offers STEM, STEAM, and science learning … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish Network bicker over extension of 600MHz spectrum loan

With T-Mobile and Dish Network coming to an agreement that helped get the T-Mo-Sprint merger done and Dish lending T-Mobile its 600MHz spectrum during the coronavirus pandemic, some might think that the two companies are pretty friendly. But a new FCC filing suggests that they might not be quite as chummy as some thought. T-Mobile recently submitted a filing with the FCC to ask for an extension on the agreement that’s allowing T-Mo to use … [read full article]

Three new LG and Motorola phones launching at T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, and Sprint

T-Mobile is starting the week off by introducing a trio of new smartphones. The LG Stylo 6, LG K51 LTE, and Moto G Stylus are coming to T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. The two LG phones will be available at all three operators while the Moto G Stylus is hitting Metro shelves. First up, the LG Stylo 6 (above) will launch at T-Mobile and Sprint this Friday, May 29, followed by a release at Metro … [read full article]

T-Mobile teams with Google to enable RCS messaging with Android users around the world

T-Mobile first began utilizing RCS way back in 2015, but when it first rolled out it was only available on a single device. Fast-forward to today and RCS on T-Mobile customers send more than 700 million RCS messages each day, and the RCS experience is about to get even bigger. T-Mobile has teamed up with Google to implement a full standards-based RCS Universal Profile 1.0 interconnect with Google’s Messages chat. This means that T-Mo and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra security updates released

T-Mobile is on a roll with updates this week because after pushing out updates for the Note 10+, OnePlus 7T Pro 5G, and OnePlus 8 5G, it’s now updating its Galaxy S20 series phones, too. The T-Mo Galaxy S20 is receiving an update to version G981USQU1ATE6 while the S20+ is being bumped up to version G986USQU1ATE6 and the S20 Ultra is moving to version G988USQU1ATE6. Each update includes the May 1, 2020 Android security patches, but … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren

The OnePlus 8 5G isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s getting an update today. T-Mobile is also pushing an update out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. This update comes in as version N976USQU1BTE2 and includes the May 1, 2020 Android security patches. TmoNews reader Debjit reports that the update integrates Google Duo into the phone dialer as the default video calling app.   Another device being updated today is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren. As … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 8 5G update rolling out with 5G support on additional bands

OnePlus 8 owners, T-Mobile is now pushing a software update your way! This new update is version 10.5.8.IN55CB and it brings with it a couple of notable improvements. They include 5G support for bands 2 and 66, which are in addition to the support for 5G on bands 71, 41, and 5 that the OnePlus 8 5G already had on T-Mobile. The update’s changelog also mentions the addition of Google Live Caption. This is … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding 5G network to new cities like San Francisco and Sacramento

T-Mobile’s 5G network is growing again. T-Mo today confirmed that its 5G service is now live in San Francisco and Sacramento, CA. What’s more, it’ll be launching soon in Orlando and Tampa, FL. These cities are gaining access to T-Mobile’s low-band 5G network, which uses 600MHz spectrum. T-Mo sells several devices that are compatible with its low-band 5G, including the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, OnePlus 8 5G, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy … [read full article]

New T-Mobile deal offers free iPhone SE or $500 off Galaxy S20 for T-Mo and Sprint customers

Today T-Mobile launched its Connecting Heroes initiative, offering free service for first responders. That’s not the only news T-Mo has to share today, though, because it’s got another offer that’s available to everyone. T-Mobile is offering a free iPhone SE or a discount of up to $500 off a Samsung Galaxy S20. What’s notable about this deal announcement is that T-Mobile says it’s available to both T-Mobile and Sprint customers, marking one of the … [read full article]

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 revealed that first responder agencies can now sign up for free wireless service from T-Mo as part of its Connecting Heroes initiative. This free mobile service 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 … [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]