T-Mobile stops the rollout of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Galaxy Note 8

All major carriers in the United States announced they have successfully deployed the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. However, if you’ve bought your Samsung phablet from T-Mobile, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

If you did not receive the update in early April when T-Mobile kicked off the Android Oreo roll-out, then chances are you won’t be able to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yet.

The US carrier recently confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was initially available for download on April 1, has been put on …


They didn't stop! T-Mobile adds mid-band spectrum to hundreds of cell sites

T-Mobile keeps saying in their ads that they won’t stop (improving the network and removing customer pain points), and here is a good example of the carrier’s policy. Just a few days after announcing that it had enhanced LTE coverage by adding low-frequency spectrum to hundreds of cell sites, the nation’s third largest carrier announced that it has added mid-band spectrum to a long list of cities.

Similar to the previous announcement, the news was tweeted out by the carrier’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Neville Ray, who is a member of president and CEO John Legere’s brain trust. As much …

Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile: whose users spend the least time on Wi-Fi?

Surprise, surprise, people stop running around like headless chickens looking for a free Wi-Fi spot when you introduce unlimited mobile data plans. That’s exactly what the big four US carriers have witnessed since December, according to the latest OpenSignal report, and the downward trend in Wi-fi usage is likely to continue unabated.

Time spent on Wi-fi fell 3% for both Verizon and AT&T customers on average in that period, reaching historic lows of 49% and 51%, respectively. T-Mobile is now on 41%, or a two percentage points drop, but Sprint didn’t witness any changes (cue …

Best T-Mobile phones to buy right now (2018)

What does the T in T-Mobile stand for – have you ever wondered? Terrific? Tantalizing? Or could it have something to do with Mr. T? Nope! The letter simply comes from the German word Telekom, as T-Mobile got its branding from Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications company it is owned by.

Yes, we know: there was nothing thrilling about that random bit of trivia. But the phones that T-Mobile has to offer – now those are worth being excited about! And there are many to choose from. So without further ado, let us go over the best T-Mobile phones right now.

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T-Mobile adds low-frequency LTE to hundreds of cell sites

Want to be a top-notch wireless CTO like T-Mobile’s Neville Ray? Just remember the following simple rule of thumb. Low-frequency spectrum travels farther and penetrates buildings better than high-frequency spectrum. Obviously there are a lot more complex things that you need to know to do the job. After all, Ray has been T-Mobile’s Chief Technical Officer since 2010 and has led the carrier’s move to 3G, HSPA+, 4G LTE and soon, 5G wireless service.

In a tweet disseminated today, Ray noted that T-Mobile added low-band 4G LTE coverage to hundreds of sites over the last two weeks. Just a month …

T-Mobile says thank you to those who defend the country with huge military discounts of up to 50%

As a way to say thank you to the men and women defending the U.S., T-Mobile today introduced T-Mobile ONE Military. This plan includes everything offered with T-Mobile ONE, with a price that is 20% to 50% off the regular cost of the service. The nation’s third largest carrier says that this is the biggest military discount offered in the industry today. In addition, those serving in the military can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+ or Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for half price. 

With the military discount, the first line receives a 20% discount that takes the …

T-Mobile now has more stores than AT&T

When accounting for authorized retailers and dealer exclusivity, T-Mobile might have surpassed AT&T in retail locations. Just two years and change ago T-Mobile was trailing way behind with 3600 brick-and-mortar locations, but then CEO John Legere’s big Un-carrier transformation spearheaded a plan and phone price war that made T-Mobile everyone’s favorite underdog.

That’s no doubt been aided by the huge retail expansion – constantly adding stores, T-Mobile has now grown to an estimated 5300 locations, while AT&T’s retail footprint has remained steady from December 2015, …

T-Mobile fined $40 million for using false ring tones on calls to rural areas

The FCC announced today that T-Mobile has been fined $40 million for not improving the delivery of calls made to those living in rural areas. In the FCC Consent Decree order announcing the fine, the agency accused the nation’s third largest carrier with inserting phony ring tones, giving a caller the impression that his/her call was going through. In reality, the connection was never made, and the phone owned by the recipient of the call never rang at all.

Besides making the caller hang up thinking that no one was available to answer the phone, using the false ring tones also shielded T-Mobile …

T-Mobile may have delayed the LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update again

T-Mobile announced less than two weeks ago that its LG V30 variant will receive the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update in mid-April. Unfortunately, if you’ve purchased your LG V30 from T-Mobile, you’ll probably have to wait a while longer.

Although the roll-out should have started this week, T-Mobile support says LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update is a few weeks away. If you’re not aware of T-Mobile’s previous statement, it’s worth mentioning the carrier said it was forced to delay the update due to LG making a “booboo.”

Well, it appears that the “booboo” was more serious they have …

T-Mobile subscribers can no longer sign up for KickBack

When the clock struck 12 am this morning, and the calendar flipped to Friday the 13th, T-Mobile’s KickBack enrollment came to an end. Unless you’ve already signed up for KickBack, and keep paying for a qualifying rate plan, it no longer is an option for new or existing T-Mobile customers. Those enrolled in KickBack receive a $10 credit if they use 2GB of data or less on a T-Mobile postpaid phone or tablet line during a month.

KickBack kicked off on January 22nd, 2017 and has now kicked the bucket. T-Mobile says that it is ending the program since it was designed for those who don’t use much …