If you are the proud owner of a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 or S6 edge smartphone, it would seem you are about to receive a second helping of Lollipop goodness in the form of an update to Android 5.1.1. It’s an Over-The-Air (OTA) update and you should be receiving the notification anytime soon.
MetroPCS has followed suit with parent company T-Mobile’s recent decision to allow all of their customers to tether their phones to other wireless devices. All customers will have the mobile hotspot feature added at no additional cost, but things are structured a bit differently than how T-Mobile did things. Read more
For those of you waiting on the LG G Pad F 8.0, it’ll be launching on T-Mobile come June 17, according to a leaked sales post.
The G Pad F 8.0 for T-Mobile is rumored to feature a 1,280 x 800 WXGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (Snapdragon 400, possibly?), 16GB of expandable storage up to 128GB, a 5-megapixel rear camera, LTE connectivity, and should run Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s a humble, budget-friendly tablet, and shouldn’t cost more than $149, if AT&T’s offering is anything to go by.
We’ll get the full details when it launches next week.
If you cast your mind back to April, you may remember that T-Mobile briefly started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G3 located in the United States. Sadly, the operator was forced to pull the upgrade for reasons unknown.
Earlier today, Desmond Smith, Senior Product Manager at T-Mobile, announced on his personal Twitter account that the Lollipop update (software version D8512oe) has received re-approval and should start rolling out again in the not-too-distant future.
We knew T-Mobile was planning on unleashing some new promotions to kick off the summer, but it’s looking like some of those promos will actually be better than we originally thought. That’s a pretty rare thing in this industry, but hey, more stuff is always good, right?
It was leaked that T-Mobile was planning on upping the data limits of mobile hotspot usage for customers who paid for it, and that they were planning on doing away with data caps in favor of data throttling. Those things are still true, but it gets even better. Read more
T-Mobile is prepping a few new promotions for Uncarrier customers this week that include extra data allowance for hotspots and some free trials to the carrier’s music streaming service, among other things.
The earliest promo to be announced will relate to the carrier’s Rhapsody UnRadio streaming service. A select amount of customers will be given a free 30-day trial of the service, after which they’ll be charged $4 per month for access, as usual. There’s no clear directive on what makes customers eligible, but if you’re on T-Mobile, keep an eye out for a text with the invite. Read more
The nation’s fourth largest carrier is once again on the table to be put under the control of another company. Dish Network, one of the largest television providers in the United States, has been engaged in talks to merge with T-Mobile. The merger, if successful, would assign both members’ leaders to familiar roles. Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen would remain chairman of the board of the new company while John Legere of T-Mobile stands as chief executive officer.
T-Mobile customers rocking a Sony Xperia Z1 have now begun to receive the update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This comes not long after Sony brought the update to the Xperia Z2 and Z3.
T-Mobile’s LG G4 will be launching through their online store tomorrow, May 26. If you can wait, T-Mobile should have the LG G4 in-stores come June 3. In either option, T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the US to offer the LG G4.
T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6” Read more