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. …

Get a new phone every 30-days with T-Mobile's revised JUMP! On Demand

Remember those days when you would dream about getting a new smartphone every 24-months or so? Now, with new features added so quickly, buying the latest handset every two-years just doesn’t cut it. In fact, T-Mobile thinks that you should have the option to update to a brand new model every 30-days with its revised JUMP! On Demand plan; the original version of JUMP! on Demand launched in June 2015, and allowed T-Mobile customers to switch phones no more than three times each year.

Here is how the latest incantation of the plan works. T-Mobile subscribers enter into an 18-month lease for …

July 2017 security update starts rolling out to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 5

T-Mobile subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might be feeling a little more secure today as the phablet has started to receive the latest security update. This isn’t much of an update as these things go, since it weighs in at a paltry 24.39MB. Included with the new files is the July 2017 security patch. The Baseband Version is N920TUVS4EQG1. When you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your Galaxy Note 5, there are certain things you need to do in order to make sure that the update is properly installed.

Before you proceed with the downloading and installing …

T-Mobile's network takes a siesta this morning

Exactly two weeks ago to the day, T-Mobile subscribers ran into some problems with a glitch on the carrier’s network that prevented consumers in 12 states and Washington D.C. from going online or using apps on their phones. That day, the peak of the outage took place around 10am EDT. As Yogi Berra would have said, for T-Mobile subscribers it’s Deja Vu all over again as many are phoning in complaints today about not being able to make or take calls, and send or receive data.

According to a graph from DownDetector.com, subscribers started reporting problems with the T-Mobile network early …