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Louisiana comes out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

After two state attorneys general joined the lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger this month, there’s now a state AG coming out in support of the deal. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined the U.S. Department of Justice and five other states in the legal efforts to support the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. “Louisiana citizens living in rural communities deserve meaningful competition and reliable service,” Landry said. “I strongly support the proposed settlement and merger as … [read full article]

T-Mobile prepping updates to Assisted Support and SIM card charges, leaked docs show

T-Mobile is making some updates to the charges that it applies when you buy a new phone. T-Mobile employees are now undergoing training for Assisted Support charges. Documents viewed by TmoNews show that customers will be assessed a $20 Assisted Support fee for new postpaid device activations performed in a retail store, through virtual retail, or through customer care. These include new devices purchased from T-Mo, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own SIM, devices activated on [read full article]

T-Mobile updating OnePlus 7 Pro with improvements to battery, camera, and more

OnePlus 7 Pro owners, it’s time to update again. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to the OnePlus 7 Pro that bumps it up to OxygenOS 9.5.10. The update is 122.5MB and includes battery improvements, camera and camera pop-up improvements, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi bug fixes. There are updated versions of the Camera and Google Maps apps, too, and general bux fixes and system improvements. To check for this update, go into Settings > System > … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 now receiving another software update

One week after receiving a software update, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 is now receiving another update. T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy Note 9 to version N960USQS2CSGB. The update is 193.89MB and includes the August 1, 2019 Android security patches. This update is now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews readers Edmund and Moshe have already gotten it today. If you don’t feel like waiting for your update to roll out over the air, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays hat will be offered to customers soon

It looks like T-Mobile has another piece of branded gear coming soon for T-Mobile Tuesdays. A photo shared with TmoNews shows a new T-Mobile Tuesdays hat. It’s got a magenta “T” logo on the front, what looks to be a mesh back, and an adjustable strap. The source who shared the photo didn’t have an exact date for the release of this T-Mobile Tuesdays hat, but we’ve seen previously leaked pieces of T-Mo gear available within … [read full article]

Several Democrats urge FCC to seek additional public comment on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Days after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai formally recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be approved, some members of the U.S. government are urging the FCC to allow for a period of public comment before voting on the deal. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and a group of other Democratic senators today sent a letter to FCC Chairman Pai, saying that the FCC should issue a public notice and seek public comment on the proposed merger. Along with … [read full article]

T-Mobile says hundreds of 600MHz LTE sites upgraded in the past two weeks

Ready for another round of low-band LTE upgrades? T-Mobile has confirmed that it’s performed hundreds of low-band LTE over the past two weeks. These upgrades include 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. T-Mo’s latest LTE upgrades are sprinkled throughout the U.S., including cities like Phoenix, AZ; Corvallis, OR; Detroit, MI; Woburn, MA; Jacksonville, FL; and Austin, TX. As usual, below we’ve got the full list of cities that’ve been upgraded. Dothan, AL Buckeye, AZ Chandler, AZ Globe, AZ Kingman, AZ Litchfield … [read full article]

T-Mobile ranks No. 1 in J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Experience Study for fourth straight time

T-Mobile has once again come out on top in a J.D. Power study. T-Mo has finished first in the new J.D. Power Wireless Purchase Experience Study – Volume 2, making the fourth straight time that T-Mobile has been the top-ranked U.S. carrier in this J.D. Power report. T-Mobile scored 864 points out of 1,000 in this latest study, an improvement of 10 points over T-Mo’s scores in the last two J.D. Power wireless purchase … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint rumored to have started early settlement talks with state AGs

As more states join the lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, the two carriers have reportedly started settlement talks with the state attorneys general. A new rumor says that T-Mobile and Sprint have started investigating a possible settlement with the state AGs involved in the lawsuit, and it’s said that ideas are being tossed around both internally and with the AGs. Fox Business claims that these negotiations are just beginning and that the two sides are … [read full article]

T-Mobile and MediaTek partner on first multi-vendor standalone 5G data call

T-Mobile has achieved a few 5G milestones lately with partners like Ericsson and Nokia. Today another achievement was announced, but this one includes a new partner. MediaTek touts that it and T-Mobile have completed the world’s first “5G New Radio (NR) standalone data call in a multi-vendor environment that mirrors actual 5G deployment in T-Mobile’s network.” The companies used a MediaTek 5G M70 Modem. MediaTek also notes that the collab between it and T-Mobile was supported … [read full article]

Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will include deals from Pizza Hut and Thread Beast

Food deals are one of the more popular parts of T-Mobile Tuesdays, including the free Taco Bell that T-Mo customers have been getting weekly. Next Tuesday, there will be a couple of food deals available. On Tuesday, August 20, T-Mobile customers can get a $7.99 large 2-topping pizza and 8 free bone-out wings from Pizza Hut. Prices vary for an order of 8 breaded bone-out wings from Pizza Hut, but they appear to be around … [read full article]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai formally recommends approval for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

The opposition to T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger grew this week as Oregon joined a lawsuit to block the deal, but today there’s some good news for T-Mo and Sprint. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today formally recommended that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger be approved. Pai has submitted a draft order to the other FCC commissioners who will vote on whether or not to approve it. “After one of the most exhaustive merger reviews in Commission history, the … [read full article]