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New Qualcomm components will help more phones offer T-Mobile 600MHz support

T-Mobile has told us to expect two 600MHz-compatbile smartphones in 2017, but a new chip from Qualcomm ought to help boost that number in 2018. Qualcomm today announced new RF Front-End chips which are amplifiers and tuners to help connect a physical antenna to the phone’s modem. As PCMag explains, the RF Front-End also lets phones with 700MHz antennas connect to 600MHz signals. “It’ll be in the spring crop of smartphones. At least some of … [read full article]

T-Mobile working with Fox’s WWOR to speed up 600MHz spectrum repack in New York City area

T-Mobile’s efforts to deploy 600MHz coverage continue today with the announcement of a new partnership. T-Mobile is teaming with Fox Television Stations to aid in 600MHz spectrum repacking. As part of this deal, WWOR-TV will repack its spectrum in early 2018, more than a year earlier than the FCC’s original August 2019 deadline. The cost of repacking this spectrum will be reduced as well. With this deal, T-Mobile will have the opportunity to deploy 600MHz … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares new end-of-year 2017 coverage map with 600MHz LTE

With the impending launch of the LG V30 and the start of 600MHz LTE coverage deployment, there’s a lot of excitement about T-Mobile’s newest LTE band. And now there are some maps to help us visualize there we’ll see 600MHz LTE coverage this year. T-Mobile has shared some maps that show its end-of-year 2017 coverage both with and without 600MHz coverage. The maps, posted by PCMag, make it easy to see where 600MHz LTE will … [read full article]

LG V30 will launch at T-Mobile on October 13th, pre-orders start October 5th

UPDATE: LG says that customers that buy the V30 will get a free Daydream View virtual reality headset.   ORIGINAL: One month after its official debut, T-Mobile has finally revealed when the LG V30 will arrive on its shelves. The LG V30 will launch at T-Mobile on October 13th for $80 down and $30 per month for 24 months, which works work to a full retail price of $800. JUMP! On Demand pricing [read full article]

T-Mobile launches 600MHz LTE in Scarborough, Maine

After launching its first 600MHz LTE sites in Cheyenne earlier this month, T-Mobile today flipped the 600MHz in another city. T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage is now live in Scarborough, Maine. T-Mo today also reaffirmed its plans to launch 600MHz coverage in several other parts of the U.S. in 2017, including: Wyoming Northeast and Southwest Oregon West Texas Southwest Kansas The Oklahoma panhandle Western North Dakota Additional areas of Maine Coastal North Carolina Central Pennsylvania Central … [read full article]

LG V30 debuts with 6-inch OLED display, launching this fall at T-Mobile with 600MHz LTE support

After weeks of teases and rumors, the LG V30 is now official. The LG V30 ditches the secondary display found on the previous two LG V series smartphones, opting instead for a single 6-inch 2880×1440 OLED display with super slim bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Since the V30 is without that secondary display, LG has implemented two other features to replace it. Always On Display on the V30 will give you shortcuts to Quick Tools … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE network is now live

Just months after winning a bunch of 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction, T-Mobile has begin to deploy its new coverage. T-Mobile announced today that its first 600MHz LTE sites are now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. You can see a video of a phone call being completed over these 600MHz airwaves below. In addition to lighting up its first 600MHz cell sites, T-Mobile today revealed other parts of the U.S. where it plans to go … [read full article]

T-Mobile meets with FCC to discuss 600MHz rollout

T-Mobile has repeatedly said that it plans to light up its first 600MHz cell sites this year, and recently T-Mo met with the FCC to discuss those rollout efforts. In its meeting with FCC representatives, T-Mobile talked up its plans to rapidly roll out its 600MHz network and the importance of this coverage. T-Mo explained that the 600MHz rollout will “[bring] new competition and choice to rural areas previously unserved by T-Mobile.” T-Mobile also shared … [read full article]

T-Mobile says first 600MHz sites will go live in August

Today T-Mobile released its Q2 2017 earnings numbers, and inside the announcement was some big news regarding T-Mo’s 600MHz plans. T-Mobile will light up its first 600MHz sites in August. There’s no word yet on where those sites are, but now that we’re in the middle of July, it won’t be long before those sites are turned on. T-Mo also said today that at least 10MHz of 600MHz spectrum covering 1.2 million square miles will be … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 1.3M customers in Q2 2017, marking 17th straight quarter of 1M+ adds

T-Mobile’s Q2 2017 earnings are in, and it was another big quarter for the Un-carrier. During the second quarter of 2017, T-Mobile added 1.3 million customers, marking the 17th straight quarter that T-Mo added more than 1 million subscribers in a quarter. Of the 1.3 million customers added, there were 817,000 postpaid adds, 94,000 prepaid adds, and 422,000 wholesale adds. Also of note is that postpaid churn dropped year-over-year, going from 1.27 percent in Q2 2016 … [read full article]