These T-Mobile Devices Will Get Updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Lost in yesterday’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow bag of Nexus glory was a subtle announcement from T-Mobile as to which of its devices will receive the update to Google’s latest tasty treat. Via their software update status page, we can see a list of devices that have all entered the early development stage for the upgrade to Android 6.0.

Outside of the Nexus devices they support, which are about to receive the update, the rest are all still in stage 1, which is “Manufacturer Development.” In other words, T-Mobile is waiting for each individual OEM to get them updates for testing before being able to push it to your phone. It’ll be a while on some of these, unfortunately.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Launches in the US Today!

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment system from Samsung that I would argue is actually a game changer, launches today in the US. I say that it’s a game changer because it’s not just another NFC payment system that requires retailers to have NFC-ready payment terminals. With Samsung Pay, you can (theoretically) pay at almost every credit card terminal you encounter, because it uses magnetic secure transmission (MST) that emulates a credit card swipe. It’s awesome.

Anyways, here are the details for today’s launch in the US.  (more…)

T-Mobile Pushing a Whole Bunch of Minor Samsung Galaxy Updates Today

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 from T-Mobile, you are probably being prompted to update your phone today. T-Mobile and Samsung are pushing a bunch of minor updates out to these devices as “Various bug fixes and improvements.” Each update is around 30MB or 60MB and doesn’t appear to contain anything major.

Full details for each can be found below.  (more…)

T-Mobile Adds 20 New Markets to Simple Global, Now Includes All of Europe and South America

T-Mobile announced the addition of 20 new markets and destinations this morning for Simple Global users, now allowing travelers to take advantage of their network throughout Europe and South America. More specifically, a few of the new markets are Monaco, Macedonia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Bahamas, and Haiti.

As a customer of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid plan, you can now enjoy unlimited data and texting at no extra charge, plus the flat-rate for calls at $0.20 a minute in a total of 145 countries worldwide. If you are a busy businessman who does plenty of business in all parts of the busy world, it’s a great option.

Here is the complete list of new markets.  (more…)

Video: SIM Swapping on the Moto X Pure Edition

How easy is it to get your new Moto X Pure Edition up and running on your carrier of choice? As easy as swapping in a nano SIM from that carrier. Have activated service on AT&T? Just put your SIM in. Same thing with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or a variety of prepaid carriers. Remember, the phone is fully unlocked with supported bands for all of the major US carriers, so it should just work out of the box.

Because we wanted to show how easy it is to get your new Moto X Pure Edition working with your carrier of choice, we put together this quick video of a SIM swap from no SIM to AT&T to Verizon within a matter of minutes. It’s amazing how quickly you can get from one network to another with this phone.  (more…)

Video Calling Updates Arrive for T-Mobile Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and Edge+

T-Mobile is pushing a bunch of updates to its current Galaxy line-up that either include Video Calling for the first time or UI updates for a previous Video Calling releases.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are getting T-Mobile’s new Video Calling for the first time, along with Advanced Messaging, Google Wallet (weird), Dropbox (weird too), and a “Work Profile/Device Owner” feature. The Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, on the other hand, are getting minor UI tweaks to Video Calling. The updates are all still Android 5.1.1.  (more…)