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T-Mobile Aiming to Cover 90% of Americans With 'Ultra Capacity 5G' By 2023

Thursday March 11, 2021 3:32 pm PST by
T-Mobile has plans to rapidly expand the availability of 5G across the United States, with the company aiming to offer "Ultra Capacity 5G" to 90 percent of Americans by the end of 2023. "Ultra Capacity 5G" includes T-Mobile's mid-band and millimeter wave 5G connectivity, with the company also planning to offer slower "Extended Range 5G" across 97 percent of the U.S. by the end of 2022. As ...
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Apple More Prominently Highlighting iPhone Trade-In Deals From Carriers

Wednesday March 10, 2021 12:48 pm PST by
Apple today introduced a new "iPhone Carrier Offers" website in the United States, with the site more prominently highlighting carrier deals offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. A banner on Apple's iPhone purchase pages also points out various carrier discounts that are available, with "Special Offers Available" wording also included when choosing a carrier during the purchase...
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T-Mobile Automatically Opting Customers In to Expanded Data Collection Program for Targeted Ads

Tuesday March 9, 2021 9:33 am PST by
T-Mobile is planning to automatically opt its customers into an advertising program that will see user web and mobile app usage shared with advertisers, reports The Wall Street Journal. In a recent privacy policy update, T-Mobile and Sprint customers were informed that their web and mobile app data will be provided to advertisers starting on April 26 unless they specifically opt out....
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T-Mobile Unveils Magenta MAX Smartphone Plan With Truly Unlimited 5G and LTE

Monday February 22, 2021 8:33 am PST by
T-Mobile today introduced a new Magenta MAX smartphone plan that offers truly unlimited LTE and 5G data in the United States, meaning that speeds are not throttled after using a certain amount of data per month. Magenta MAX will be available starting February 24 for both consumers and small businesses, with pricing starting at $57 per month ($47 per month for a limited time) with three lines ...
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T-Mobile Announces New TVision Streaming Service, Offers Free Apple TV+ With Subscription

Tuesday October 27, 2020 9:55 am PDT by
T-Mobile today announced the launch of new streaming service options that include TVision LIVE, VIBE, and CHANNELS, all of which work with a new TVision Hub. TVision LIVE is priced between $40 and $60 per month and offers up live news, sports, and other content along with on-demand TV shows and 100 hours of cloud DVR. Full details on all of the available channels can be found on T-Mobile's...
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iPhone 12 Starts at $799 With T-Mobile and Sprint Activation After All, SIM-Free Model Still Starts at $829

Friday October 16, 2020 5:44 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Apple's online store indicated that T-Mobile, Sprint, and SIM-free models of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini would start at $829 and $729 respectively in the United States, which was $30 extra compared to AT&T and Verizon models. However, coinciding with the start of pre-orders for the iPhone 12 today, it turns out that T-Mobile and Sprint are now offering customers the...
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Apple and T-Mobile to Supply 1 Million iPads to California Students

Friday August 7, 2020 8:16 am PDT by
Apple and T-Mobile are to supply students in California with up to one million iPads, according to a press release from the California Department of Education. Apple and T-Mobile are collaborating to provide iPads with high-speed cellular connectivity to students across California, as planning for distance learning in the next school year takes shape. Apple and T-Mobile will fulfill orders ...
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T-Mobile Launches First Nationwide Standalone 5G Network in U.S.

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:00 am PDT by
T-Mobile today announced that it has launched the first nationwide standalone 5G network in the United States, with the carrier's 5G footprint expanding by 30 percent across the country effective immediately. Whereas non-standalone 5G relies on mid-band 4G LTE architecture, standalone 5G allows signals to travel further, covering hundreds of square miles from a single tower and going deeper...
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T-Mobile Offering Customers Free Year of MLB.TV and The Athletic

Friday July 17, 2020 7:32 am PDT by
Ahead of MLB Opening Day on July 23, T-Mobile today announced that customers with an active line of service can receive free one-year subscriptions to the MLB.TV Premium streaming service and the sports publication The Athletic. The offers, which extend to Sprint customers, can be redeemed through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app between July 21 and August 4. MLB.TV provides baseball fans with...
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T-Mobile Launches 'Scam Shield' to Protect Subscribers From Scam Calls and Robocalls

Thursday July 16, 2020 10:04 am PDT by
T-Mobile today unveiled its latest "Un-carrier" initiative, Scam Shield, which is designed to block robocalls and scam calls targeting T-Mobile, Metro, and Sprint customers. A free service, Scam Shield offers scam identification and blocking for every customer and provides more information about who's calling with enhanced Caller ID. T-Mobile is also offering a free second number so...
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T-Mobile and Sprint Offering Free iPhone SE With Trade-In

Thursday May 21, 2020 1:14 pm PDT by
T-Mobile is launching a Memorial Day promotion that will see the company offering a free iPhone SE to customers who trade in an eligible older smartphone in good condition. From Friday to Monday, customers who trade in an existing smartphone can get a free iPhone SE (sales tax still needs to be paid) or up to $500 off a Samsung Galaxy S20. The free iPhone SE will be provided in the form...
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T-Mobile to Start Phasing Out Sprint Brand This Summer

Thursday May 14, 2020 3:19 pm PDT by
Following its merger with Sprint, T-Mobile is aiming to unify its brand and will start phasing out Sprint branding this summer, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said at an investor event earlier this week (via Fierce Wireless). Retail stores will be T-Mobile branded with Sprint's name removed, and the Sprint branding will also be removed from things like customer bills. Sievert said that...
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T-Mobile 5G Gets Boost as Sprint Network Merging Kicks Off

Tuesday April 21, 2020 11:15 am PDT by
The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint in the United States was completed at the beginning of April, and the two companies are wasting no time combining their networks. T-Mobile today announced that Sprint's 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum is now live in parts of Philadelphia and is coming soon to New York City, adding "critical depth and additional speed" to T-Mobile's 5G network. With the...
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T-Mobile Completes Merger With Sprint, Promises 'Transformational' 5G Network

Wednesday April 1, 2020 7:31 am PDT by
T-Mobile today announced that it has completed its merger with Sprint, with the merged company to operate under the T-Mobile brand. Effective immediately, T-Mobile's former COO Mike Sievert will assume the role of CEO, with John Legere stepping down. T-Mobile said it plans to focus on creating a "transformational" nationwide 5G network. Within six years, the carrier promises to provide 5G to ...
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T-Mobile Now Lets Customers Use Apple Pay to Pay Bills Online and in App

Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:32 pm PDT by
T-Mobile has added Apple Pay support to its website and the T-Mobile app, allowing customers to pay their monthly cellular bills using Apple's payments service. Image via Reddit MacRumors readers and users on Reddit started noticing the change today, which provides ‌Apple Pay‌ as an alternative method to saving a credit card or bank account information. ‌Apple Pay‌ can be set up for auto...
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T-Mobile Offering Unlimited Smartphone Data, Extra Hotspot Data and Free International Calls to Some Areas Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Friday March 13, 2020 2:58 pm PDT by
T-Mobile today announced a few changes that should help out some of its customers who are relying on their T-Mobile data plans during the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Most T-Mobile customers already have unlimited data, but for T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who still have plans with data limits, T-Mobile will provide unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days. ...
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U.S. Carriers Facing $200M in Fines for Selling Customer Location Data

Friday February 28, 2020 2:47 pm PST by
As expected, the United States Federal Communications Commission today proposed fines against the four major wireless carriers in the United States for improperly sharing and selling real-time customer location information without taking "reasonable measures" to protect against unauthorized access to the data. In a statement [PDF] released today, the FCC says that T-Mobile should pay the...
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FCC to Propose Fining AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for Sharing Customer Location Data

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:07 pm PST by
The United States Federal Communication Commission is expected to propose fining AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint $200 million in total for improperly disclosing real-time customer location data, reports Reuters. Proposed fines for the four major carriers in the United States could be announced as soon as tomorrow, and the carriers would have the chance to challenge the fines before they...
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T-Mobile and Sprint Aiming to Close Merger as Early as April 1

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:24 pm PST by
T-Mobile and Sprint are aiming to finish their merger by April 1 now that all legal issues have been resolved and regulatory approval has been granted, the two companies announced today. In a press release, Sprint and T-Mobile announced an amended business combination agreement that has been approved by the Boards of Directors of T-Mobile and Sprint. Under the terms of the amendment,...
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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved, May Be Finalized as Early as April

Tuesday February 11, 2020 5:09 am PST by
As expected, U.S. federal judge Victor Marrero today approved T-Mobile's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, which would create a dominant third-largest carrier alongside AT&T and Verizon in the United States. The FCC formally approved the merger in November 2019, but a group of state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block it. The states argued that combining...