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T-Mobile LG V30/V30+ Android Oreo update has a small catch

T-Mobile LG V30/V30+ Android Oreo update has a small catch

With the launch of the LG G7 ThinQ, some might despair that LG will start to have selective amnesia over its previous phones. Luckily, LG is trying to turn over a new leaf and even established a new center dedicated solely to speeding up software updates. Last year's LG V30 and V30+ just recently got its Android 8.0 Oreo update from carriers like Verizon and AT&T, and now T-Mobile is doing the same with one catch: you have to manually install the update.

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LG K30 makes budget-friendly US debut on T-Mobile

LG K30 makes budget-friendly US debut on T-Mobile

Most of the news on LG this week has been focused on the introduction of the new G7 ThinQ flagship, but the company has another new phone arriving in the US. Dubbed the K30, it's a budget-friendly, midrange device that's an updated version of the K10, which was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress back in February, and it's being offered by T-Mobile.

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Sprint, T-Mobile $26bn merger tipped with possible weekend reveal

Sprint, T-Mobile $26bn merger tipped with possible weekend reveal

A Sprint and T-Mobile merger is once again in the works, according to new sources. This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, but latest claims say we could be getting an official announcement as soon as this Sunday. The deal is reportedly valued at $26 billion, though the sources caution that the two carriers haven't actually signed a deal and it may not ultimately be finalized.

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Sprint Unlimited 55+ plan for seniors tipped to take on T-Mobile

Sprint Unlimited 55+ plan for seniors tipped to take on T-Mobile

Sprint is getting ready to launch an unlimited plan specifically for older adults, according to a new report, giving anyone age 55 or older the option of getting two lines at a generous discount compared to the ordinary Unlimited option. The new option would follow a similar plan recently launched by T-Mobile, that one also offering seniors a discount over regular rates.

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T-Mobile quietly paused Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update on April 3

T-Mobile quietly paused Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update on April 3

On April 1, T-Mobile started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to its Galaxy Note 8 customers. However, the carrier silently stopped that rollout, according to a support page on the company's website. Based on that page, T-Mobile put the update "temporarily on hold" just two days after it launched. Anyone who didn't get the update by April 3 will continue waiting.

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T-Mobile Deadpool 2 promo includes $4 tickets, early screening

T-Mobile Deadpool 2 promo includes $4 tickets, early screening

T-Mobile has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to launch a special Deadpool 2 promotion for its subscribers. Under this promotion, T-Mobile customers will have the chance to get Deadpool 2 tickets for $4 each, as well as a trip to see the movie before it launches in theaters, and possibly even a full year of movie tickets.

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T-Mobile gets $40 million fine for fake ring tones, connections

T-Mobile gets $40 million fine for fake ring tones, connections

Just because you hear the other line ringing doesn't necessarily mean the other line is actually ringing. Especially if the caller is on T-Mobile. It seems that the Un-carrier has been "faking it" when it comes to connecting calls in rural areas, using fake ring tones and connections to make it seem like they were connecting and just failing. That lie is now going to cost T-Mobile $40 million in fines and a whole lot more in criticisms.

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PRODUCT RED iPhone 8 Verizon, T-Mobile details announced

PRODUCT RED iPhone 8 Verizon, T-Mobile details announced

The red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are real and they're coming on Friday. Of course, you can already pre-order one tomorrow. Naturally, retailers and carriers are also getting into the spirit and are putting up their own promos to add a bit of spice to the red-hot phone. So far T-Mobile and Verizon have been quick to raise their hands and are providing some deals to ease the burden of buying a new iPhone, which is never a small thing.

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Senate aims to stop FCC from stripping internet assistance from the poor

Senate aims to stop FCC from stripping internet assistance from the poor

Back in November of 2017 we took a look at a bit of legislation from the FCC that'd all but destroy the program called Lifeline. Lifeline was created all the way back during the Reagan administration to help the poor afford telephone service. The FCC during the W Bush administration updated Lifeline to include wireless internet, then the FCC during Obama's presidency updated Lifeline to include broadband. Now the Trump FCC wants to gut Lifeline like a fish.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 gets Android Oreo update

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 gets Android Oreo update

It would have been a cruel April Fool’s joke but T-Mobile’s Des Smith, a.k.a. “Ask Des”, assures that it’s no fake news. Over at Twitter, the ”Product Guy” and one of T-Mobile’s public faces announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the carrier’s Galaxy Note 8 has been approved. This practically means that over the next few days, users of the Galaxy Note 8 will finally get the first and hopefully not last update for the late 2017 flagship.

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US carriers want to handle your two-factor authentication

US carriers want to handle your two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication or 2FA is definitely a lot better than a naked password, but not all 2FA methods are created equal. SMS, which is actually the default many 2FA systems use, has been criticized for being more of a liability than a security option. Now the four major US carriers, often viciously competing with other, are now working together to develop a 2FA platform that will rely on your phone, phone number, and other factors, so that you will rely on them rather than third-party apps for your 2FA needs.

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T-Mobile 5G roll-out speeds up: 30 cities promised in 2018

T-Mobile 5G roll-out speeds up: 30 cities promised in 2018

With Intel and Qualcomm announcing test runs of their 5G-capable hardware, we find ourselves at the beginning of a mobile arms race. The big four carriers in the US will now be racing to launch mobile 5G networks in an attempt to build out those networks quickly and attract customers who want to be on the cutting edge of technology. AT&T and Verizon plan to launch 5G in some form by the end of the year, and now we can add T-Mobile to that list as well.

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