T-Mobile has finally relaunched its TV service and it’s now called TVision Home. It’s essentially a changed version of Layer3’s broadband-based IPTV service. It doesn’t quite offer fully independent streaming just yet but that’s going to be possible later this year. The service does come at a price, though.
Earlier this year AT&T announced that they would be rolling out some changes in which on the phones of their customers, they might start to see a “5G E” icon. This stands for “5G Evolution” which isn’t actually 5G, but rather it is used by AT&T to represent their 4G LTE network that uses features like three-way carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and 4×4 MIMO.
T-Mobile today announced that it’s starting a limited wireless home internet pilot program which will lay the foundation for a home broadband “disruption.” This is an invitation-only pilot for in-home internet service on LTE. T-Mobile aims to connect up to 50,000 homes this year in rural and underserved areas of the United States. It’s part of T-Mobile’s plan to disrupt the home broadband market.
T-Mobile offers its subscribers a lot of freebies through its Tuesdays app one of which has been a yearly subscription to MLB.TV. The carrier is bringing back this offer once again for the year. Interested subscribers will be able to get it on March 26th. The subscription itself is valued at $118.99.
Magenta introduced the T-Mobile One plans back in 2016 which replaced the Simple Choice plans. Many of the carrier’s customers are still on the old plans and it seems that a subset of them are being given a very useful update for free. T-Mobile is upgrading some of the Simple Choice customers to unlimited data for free.
T-Mobile has recently confirmed their plans for when they will be rolling out their 5G networks, but the question we’re sure many have is that will these new 5G plans be more expensive than 4G? After all, they are new, and like we’re seeing with 5G smartphones, it does have the potential to be pricier.
There has been a barrage of 5G news this week and it’s time to add another to the list. T-Mobile has decided to postpone the full launch of its 5G network until the second half of this year. It has decided to do that because phones that will be compatible with said network aren’t ready yet, so the company says.
T-Mobile was the last major carrier in the United States to not release the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ over the past couple of weeks. Magenta has now rectified that. It’s rolling out the latest Android OS update for the aforementioned devices over-the-air, ending the wait for users at last.
A “snackable” video service will be launched for T-Mobile’s Metro prepaid brand next month. Magenta may not have launched a TV service in 2018 itself but Metro will be getting a similar service in the coming weeks. T-Mobile’s full-fledged video streaming service is slated to arrive later this year.
Recently Netflix announced that the price of its subscription has increased, which means that customers will need to pay more money than before to keep using its services. However the good news is that if you’re part of T-Mobile’s “Netflix on Us” program, the carrier will be covering the costs on your behalf.
note 9There seems to be an increase in spam calls these days, where many people are reporting that they are seeing an increase in the number of calls that they are receiving from strange numbers from a variety of countries. Given that these numbers are constantly changing, it makes it rather difficult to block them.
T-Mobile and Sprint are currently in the process of merging. This is a huge deal for the mobile industry given that in this is not the first time that such a merger has been proposed. It is also not the first time that T-Mobile’s attempts to merge with other carriers has failed, so naturally many are watching this deal very closely.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere confirmed over a year ago that the carrier was developing its own standalone TV service. He also said that it would be “disruptive.” We haven’t heard much about it from T-Mobile ever since but the company has mentioned in passing today that the T-Mobile TV service launch will take place in 2019. It was actually reported earlier this year that T-Mobile has delayed the service’s launched […]
It is safe to say that come 2019 we can expect to see 5G smartphones from Samsung. This is because Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all announced that they will be working with Samsung on developing a 5G smartphone, which essentially leaves T-Mobile as the only major carrier in the US that has yet to announce similar plans.