T-Mobile's Samsung Gear S3 is now getting the Tizen OS 3.0 update

Samsung began the roll-out of Tizen OS 3.0 update for the Gear S3 about two months ago, but then it halted it due to an issue with battery life. A few weeks later, the push out was resumed and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches all over the world started to receive the Value Pack once again.

However, T-Mobile customers had to wait a bit more for the update to arrive on their smartwatches, something that usually happens with carrier-bound devices.

Well, apparently, the wait is finally over as T-Mobile is now pushing Tizen OS 3.0 to the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic. …


December 2017 security update hits T-Mobile's LG G Pad X 8.0

The T-Mobile version of the LG G Pad X 8.0 has received the December 1st security update. Besides the latter, software version V52120l brings minor software stability and bug fixes to the slate. When the notification appears on your tablet telling you that the update has arrived, don’t continue the updating process until your tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In addition, make sure that the battery is charged to at least 50% before installing the new files. You also need to have enough storage on your tablet for the 95.3MB update.

Since the update is being sent out OTA, it might take …

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ receive security updates

T-Mobile subscribers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ just recently received the November security update for the two phones. Today, the carrier is pushing out the December security update for the pair. The new software versions will be G950USQS2BQL1 for the S8, and G955USQS2BQL1 for the S8+. The former weighs in at 130.66MB, while the latter tips the scales at 127.11 MB.

When you receive the notification telling you that your handset has received the update, do not continue with the installation process until you connect your device to a Wi-Fi network. You also need …

In case you missed it, check out T-Mobile's new ad starring Nick Cannon for its Apple iPhone 8 BOGO deal

If you caught Sunday night’s American Music Award, you might have seen T-Mobile’s new ad starring Nick Cannon. The ad focuses on a BOGO deal being offered by the nation’s third largest carrier as part of its #HolidayTWOgether ad campaign. With this deal, consumers will be able to buy an Apple iPhone 8 and get a second one for free. The 30-second spot apparently takes place on Christmas Eve when Santa and his son (little Saint Nick) make a loud arrival down a chimney.

Pops urges Junior to take notes. First, Santa tells his son that T-Mobile gives you two iPhone 8 units for the price …

Does your phone support T-Mobile's Extended Range and VoLTE? This app will tell you if it does

Back in August, T-Mobile celebrated winning 45% of the 600MHz low frequency airwaves that the FCC put up for auction. The carrier spent nearly $8 billion to win all that spectrum. Combined with T-Mobile’s previous ownership of 700MHz spectrum, the carrier markets both low frequency bands as its Extended Range LTE service. T-Mobile, the leader in the industry when it comes to marketing, reveals that its Extended Range airwaves travel twice as far and penetrate buildings four times better than other frequencies.

If you’re a T-Mobile customer, your handset must be compatible with these bands …

T-Mobile's counter offer keeps alive a possible merger with Sprint; deal could be announced in weeks

It was just a few days ago when SoftBank, Sprint’s majority owner, apparently pulled the plug on a merger with T-Mobile. At the time, both sides reportedly had agreed to the broad outline of a deal. The merged company would be majority owned by Deutsche Telekom (the company that owns the largest stake in T-Mobile), and T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere would run the combined carrier. But SoftBank apparently decided that it wanted to be majority owner after all, or have more say in the combined company than originally agreed to.

But the deal isn’t dead yet. According to the Wall Street …

T-Mobile's new Unlimited Talk and Text plan comes with no data and costs $25 a month

So let’s say that for some reason you need a voice and text plan, but no data. Perhaps you use a second phone just for calls and texts. Maybe you have a grandparent on your plan who thinks that live operators are handling Google search requests. Even better, you might have a Wi-Fi connection that you can use for data, which means that you won’t have to shell out for wireless internet connectivity. For you, T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Talk and Text plan is available starting today. 

The price of T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Talk and Text plan is only $25 a month including all taxes and fees. …

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be Sammy's first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz Band?

Back in April, T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion to win 31MHz of 600MHz low-frequency spectrum that was part of an FCC auction. Also known as Band 71, the low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than higher frequency spectrum. Only one handset, the LG V30, currently is available with support for Band 71. Now, FCC documents reveal which handset will be the first from Samsung to work with the 600MHz spectrum.

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U) has been certified by the FCC. This is the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, better able to …

Software update sent to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8

T-Mobile customers sporting the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 should be receiving a new software update, N950USQU1AQ15. The files are right now being sent out OTA and weigh in at 198MB in size. More important, at least as far as you are concerned, is what the update is carrying with it. Well, that appears to include the August Android security patch, and stability improvements for specific individual apps, such as Google Maps.

If you are a T-Mobile customer with the latest version of Samsung’s high-end phablet, watch for a notification that the update has arrived. Before you start the process of …

T-Mobile's affordable Revvl T1 shot in the flesh, and out of the box

UPDATE: T-Mobile actually got onto the leak thread, and revealed all the pricing and release information about the Revvl, which you can see in the screenshot below.
T-Mobile is gearing up to announce one of its most affordable yet pleasant to look at burners smartphones lately, the Revvl T1, and leave it to famed Evan Blass leaker to prostrate its chops in a real photo of the device so budget phone makers know what they will be up against. 
As a reminder, the T-Mobile Revvl T1 announcement is expected to come tomorrow, August 10th, with 5.5″ display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. …