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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered a resident in Brooklyn, New York to cease his Bitcoin mining operation after it was discovered that the hardware he was using to mine Bitcoin was causing interference with 4G LTE signals on T-Mobile's wireless network. If that is truly the case, this incident adds a new wrinkle to the already controversial world of cryptocurrency. In a letter to the person responsible, the FCC said it used "direction finding techniques" to locate the source of the offending hardware, in this case an Antminer s5 Bitcoin miner, a popular mining ASIC that is... Read more...
If you are a T-Mobile customer and you received a weird text recently that seemed a bit sketchy, it turns out that text from T-Mobile was legitimate. The text warned customers that the third-place wireless carrier had identified an industry-wide phone number port-out scam. In the message, T-Mobile called on customers to add more security to their account. Since the message looked a bit suspect and anyone with a bit of security sense knows to not click on links in sketchy looking emails and texts, many probably ignored the message. T-Mobile told Motherboard that it was messaging its "entire post-paid... Read more...
Mobile networks are not all created equal, despite the fact that if you look at coverage maps they often boast nearly identical coverage in many areas. Each year OpenSignal issues a report that looks at all the mobile carriers in the U.S. and compares the speed and performance offered to help consumers look through all the hype and marketing and see which carrier really is the fastest. According to the latest report, both Verizon and AT&T have stopped the declining performance on their networks that were attributed to the return of unlimited data plans. Both networks have returned to their... Read more...
It's the start of a new year, and T-Mobile with the latest iteration of its Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Free offer on some of the hottest flagship smartphones on the planet. This time around, there is at least one newcomer to the fold when it comes to smartphones that qualify for the offer. The promotion requires that you purchase both smartphones with an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and you must port at least one number over on a T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited plan. On top of that, you must trade in a smartphone in order to qualify for the promotion. If you want a "true" BOGO bargain,... Read more...
Motorola announced a few months ago that it was planning to roll out the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, to several of its handsets. Making good on that promise, some Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile have received the over-the-air update, joining their Moto Z2 Force brethren on Verizon, who recently began receiving the tasty upgrade. A user on the XDA Developers forum uploaded a handful of screenshots showing the update. It is labeled as build number OCX27 and clocks in at nearly a 1GB (937.5MB, to be precise), so keep that in mind if you are on a data restriction... Read more...
It looks as though the like of DirecTV Now, Hulu TV, YouTube TV and SlingTV will have some new competition in the new year. T-Mobile today announced is ready to "disrupt yet another stupid, broken, arrogant industry". The third-place U.S. wireless carrier is making this move thanks to its acquisition of Layer3 TV, which launched in 2013 as an internet-based TV platform. Layer3 TV provides television service, online video and social media in five cities across the U.S. (Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC). However, T-Mobile will need to greatly expand that footprint... Read more...
Today is Black Friday and if you are braving the crowds looking for some smoking deals on tech products, you will want to check out Walmart. The retail giant has some smoking deals on various models of iPhones for Black Friday. The retailer is offering a whopping $300 gift card on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. Buy any of those devices for $0 down and get a $300 gift card that you can use in store. You could use that gift card for anything you want at Walmart, so if you're not interested in spending the "cash" on more electronics, you could... Read more...
If you're looking to score a couple of today's hottest flagship smartphones, T-Mobile just might have an offer right up your alley. The company is running a massive Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) campaign, which is kicking off tomorrow, November 17th. The third-place wireless carrier in the United States has some of best, newly-released smartphones available if you don't mind dealing with a rebate. Under T-Mobile's new promotion, you have to purchase both smartphones using an Equipment Installment Plan (you also have to add at least one new line), and you will receive the price of the second smartphone... Read more...
T-Mobile has rolled out a new smartphone that won't have fanboys clamoring over specs and performance, but it looks to be a solid device for budget conscious users. The smartphone is called the REVVL Plus and it has a 6-inch full HD screen and dual rear-facing cameras with one being a 13MP unit and the other a 5MP. The front camera is an 8MP unit for selfies. Power comes from a 3,380 mAh internal battery promising up to 12 hours talk time and 16.5 days standby. The REVVL Plus comes in black with magenta accents only; which will likely play favorably to only diehard T-Mobile fans. The OS is Android... Read more...
T-Mobile has been at the forefront of rolling out faster mobile networks with a big push for LTE Advanced. The Un-carrier has now announced that it has rolled out LTE Advanced networks in over 920 markets passing every other national wireless company. T-Mobile's network uses a combination of three speed-boosting technologies including carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. Those three features are live in 430 of the markets with the LTE Advanced networks in place, providing Gigabit-class speeds. Download speeds compared to previous networks are doubled when using LTE Advanced according to... Read more...
T-Mobile is trying a new tactic to win over customers, and it does not revolve around snarky Twitter posts this time (you gotta love T-Mobile boss John Legere, right?). The wireless carrier is hoping to attract customers by getting into the connected home security game. It has partnered with Google to offer a Nest security pack, launching tomorrow at T-Mobile stores across the nation, with a monthly fee. For $240 down and $10 per month for 24 months on T-Mobiles Equipment Installment Plan (total comes to $480), customers who opt for the Nest security bundle receive the necessary hardware, including... Read more...
Samsung's long-running Galaxy Active series of smartphones have long been exclusive to AT&T. The most recent entry in the series, the Galaxy S8 Active, launched on AT&T's network back in early August. However, AT&T's Kung Fu Grip on the Galaxy S8 Active has loosened, with both T-Mobile and Sprint announcing that they will now carry the smartphone. On T-Mobile's network, the Galaxy S8 Active supports the third-place wireless carrier's 600 MHz spectrum (Band 71). This slice of spectrum will be a boon to expending T-Mobile's coverage in rural areas that are typically underserved. It was... Read more...
Almost as fast as the rumors began, talks of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile have been officially called off. T-Mobile has announced that discussions on a potential merger, rumors of which surfaced first in September, of the Uncarrier and Sprint have ended because the two companies were unable to find mutually agreeable terms. Even if the two mobile carriers had been able to come to agreeable terms, they certainly would have needed regulatory approval. Historically, regulators have been unwilling to approve a merger that limits competition in the mobile market and with the "duopoly" already... Read more...
One of the things that helped T-Mobile to grow so fast was the reintroduction of unlimited data plans. We all know that "unlimited" really isn't unlimited though and when the T-Mobile One plan debuted it had a cap of 32GB of use per month before data prioritization.  That cap was raised to 50GB in September. Customers on that unlimited plan and many of T-Mobile's other plans had access to data in other countries baked in if they needed it.That roaming data was specifically for Mexico and Canada. T-Mobile has now stepped in and is limiting the amount of roaming data available to people... Read more...
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