T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Gets Marshmallow Update

Yesterday, T-Mobile began pushing an update of Android 6.0 to the…wait for it…Samsung Galaxy S5. Yeah, that old bird. Sweet, right?

The update is showing up as either software version G900T3UVU1GPE1 or G900TUVU1GPE1, depending on, something. Honestly, I have no idea why T-Mobile has two different variants of the Galaxy S5 cruising around that need different software versions. You want to complain about fragmentation…  (more…)

T-Mobile Ups Binge On Services With Google Play Music, TIDAL, Spotify

T-Mobile announced today that its Binge On video service now supports over 80 streaming platforms, thanks to the addition of a new wave.

New video-only services include NBC, Univision, and Qello Concerts, but T-Mobile has also added in music services that happen to show videos. Services like Google Play Music, Radio Disney, Spotify, and TIDAL all have videos within their apps and so it only makes sense that Binge On add them to help ease data concerns of T-Mobile customers.  (more…)

Buy a HTC 10 From T-Mobile Starting May 18, Receive Free Rapid Charger and Ice View Case

Between May 18 and May 24, customers who purchase a HTC 10 from T-Mobile will receive a free HTC Rapid Charger and Ice View case. That’s a total of $85 in free goodies.

According to T-Mobile, the Magenta-colored carrier is, “the only place to enjoy the HTC 10 with its powerful HTC BoomSound HiFi speakers and OIS on the front and rear cameras – the way they were meant to be used – unrestricted and untamed.” While this statement is completely false (you can enjoy those things no matter where you buy the HTC 10), the company cites its Music Freedom and Binge On services, which allows customers to stream music and video from select services without the used data counting towards your monthly allotment.  (more…)

T-Mobile Reportedly Content With Offering Unlimited Data Plan

Back in November of 2015, T-Mobile raised the price of its unlimited data plan, alongside the announcements of UnCarrier X. With a price increase of $15, bringing the monthly total to $90 for unlimited data, talk and text, T-Mobile also threw in a larger bucket of data for those who want to tether. According to analysts from Jefferies, a financial analyst firm, T-Mobile management is happy with where the company sits currently, and does not view itself as a “price discounter.”  (more…)

T-Mobile LG G3 Receiving H63120b “Marshmallow” Update

The G3 from LG on T-Mobile is in the process of receiving an update, one which we ever so slightly thought might never come. Official as of this morning, T-Mobile is pushing out Marshmallow (software version H63120b) to the G3, which should make any remaining G3 owners quite happy.

With Marshmallow, G3 owners will be introduced to Doze for better battery performance, Google’s Now on Tap for quicker search, comprehensive app permissions, better control over notifications, and probably tons of bug squashing.  (more…)

MetroPCS Launches Updated Pricing For Family Plans, Limited Time Only

For a limited time, those who are looking to get multiple lines on the same plan can do so through MetroPCS, as the company announced updated pricing for its family lineup. Starting today, you can get 2 lines with unlimited talk, text, data, and 6GB of 4G LTE high-speed data for just $60.

Any line after the first two is an additional $30 a month, up to five lines on the same plan as long as you port at least one number from another carrier. If you don’t port a line, you will only receive 3GB of high-speed data. As always, “what you see is what you pay” on MetroPCS. All pricing includes regulatory fees and taxes. (more…)