T-Mobile has a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on Samsung Galaxy phones

T-Mobile is launching yet another smartphone promotion just a few days before Christmas. The wireless carrier is giving both new and current customers a way to get a second Samsung Galaxy phone for free if they purchase one of a select number of phones from the company.

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The new promotion is for folks who buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, along with the lower end Galaxy J7. The deal also covers the older Galaxy Note 5Galaxy S6Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Existing T-Mobile customers who are still on the carrier’s Simple Choice Unlimited plan can take advantage of this deal by adding a second Simple Choice Unlimited line. All other existing customers, and all new T-Mobile users, will need to sign up with the recently launched T-Mobile One plan for this promotion. When they pick the phones they want to get with this BOGO deal, they can then go to the carrier’s site and type in the “HOLIDAYBOGO” promo code. After eight weeks, they should see a prepaid MasterCard gift card sent to them in the mail to cover the cost of the second phone.

Be aware that the promo code must be used by January 27, 2017 to get this prepaid card. This deal would appear on the surface to be a faster way for customers to get their money back, versus deals where they would get credits on their bills for 24 months to pay off the cost of the second phone.

T-Mobile One Plus plans now available in two different versions


T-Mobile launched its new One and One Plus unlimited plans a few months ago, although not without some controversy. Today, the wireless carrier has revealed some changes to the premium T-Mobile One Plus plan. It is now available in two different versions, while the original one is getting a big price cut.

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When it was first announced, T-Mobile One Plus cost $25 more a month compared to the normal One unlimited plan. Today, the carrier said that customers can now get the benefits of One Plus for a $15 a month fee, cutting its price by $10 a month.

The One Plus plan offers up to twice the data speeds for global roaming in over 140 countries, unlimited HD video day passes, and unlimited access to Gogo’s WiFi service on supported aircraft. It also offers voicemail-to-text transcribing features and Name ID, which offers better caller ID features like the ability to block both calls and texts.

In addition, there’s the new T-Mobile ONE Plus International plan which offers all of the features of One Plus, with two additions. One gives customers unlimited high-speed smartphone mobile hotspot data. The other is Stateside International Talk, which gives customers unlimited calling from the US to landline numbers in over 70 countries, unlimited calling to mobile numbers in over 30 countries, and discounts for calls to over 200 countries. Customers can get T-Mobile ONE Plus International for $25 a month more than the normal One plan.

T-Mobile apparently has some even bigger news to talk about on Jan. 5. That’s when the carrier will reveal “what’s next” at a press event during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

T-Mobile is rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for its Nexus 9 tablet

Owners of Google’s older Nexus 9 tablet that got it via T-Mobile can download a new update for the device. It upgrades its version of the Android OS to Nougat, specifically to version 7.1.1.

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The update is a relatively small one at just 52MB. This download, which is currently rolling out on T-Mobile’s network, comes about a week after Google released factory images for Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 9 and a number of the company’s other smartphone and tablet devices. As previously revealed, the update adds a few new features, including app shortcuts directly from the home screen, along with support for sending GIFs from the keyboard on messaging apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts.

Finally, the update also brings a new set of emoji characters to check out and use. If you own the Nexus 9 and are on T-Mobile’s wireless network, you can check to see if the update is available to download now by going to Settings, then and About Device, and finally Software Update. Keep in mind that OTA updates can sometimes take a few days to reach everyone on the network.

Let us know your impressions of the latest Android OS on your Nexus 9 in the comments!

T-Mobile will reveal yet another “Un-Carrier” promotion on Jan. 5 at CES 2017


T-Mobile has posted a teaser for a big announcement it plans to make at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Jan. 5. The reveal is part of the wireless provider’s “Un-Carrier” marketing campaign that it has been pushing for the last few years.

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The teaser came in the form of a YouTube clip, with T-Mobile’s brash CEO John Legere getting accosted by various folks asking him, “What’s Next?” He assures us at the end of the clip that we will love what the company has in store less than three weeks from now.

T-Mobile has been extremely aggressive in launching new features and promotions in the past few years in its bid to take away subscribers from the other three major U.S. wireless carriers (Sprint, AT&T and Verizon). Some of those efforts have been controversial, such as its Binge On feature that offers customers ways to access various streaming services without affecting their cellular data allotments. In the beginning, some customers did notice that videos from all services were streamed at a lower resolution quality when Binge On was enabled.

More recently, T-Mobile got hit with criticism with its revamped “unlimited” plans. Many people didn’t like that the carrier put in Binge On’s 480p video streaming restrictions with the new plan unless you pay $25 extra a month.

What do you think T-Mobile’s latest “Un-Carrier” promotion or feature will be when it is revealed on Jan. 5? Feel free to speculate in the comments.

Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge: Android update tracker [UPDATE: Vodafone AU testing Nougat]

Updated post (December 16, 2016) – Vodafone Australia has listed Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in its weekly software wrap-up. The post, published on December 15, lists Android Nougat as “testing in progress” for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, though it doesn’t offer an ETA for when it might officially roll out. Other software updates referenced in the wrap-up are listed as either “rolling out now” or “awaiting new software” following issues found during testing.

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update tracker page. This page covers all major U.S. carriers with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge update information.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge tend to receive their updates simultaneously – or at least very close together. For this reason, they both appear here on this update page. Also, note that we won’t be covering general security patches in our list.

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with the very latest updates.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android Nougat update

Samsung is yet to officially roll out the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge Android Nougat update but it is currently running beta progams to aid the software’s development. Samsung said these would run until mid-December, with the final Nougat build being deployed sometime later. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will skip Android 7.0 and be upgraded straight to Android 7.1.1.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Update US

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Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge: Android update tracker [UPDATE: Vodafone AU testing Nougat]

Verizon Galaxy S7 (SM-G930V) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935V) update:

  • September 1, 2016, improved voice calls, FM Radio, Barcode Beaming functionality and NextRadio app added.
  • May 9, 2016, DT Ignite added. Helps Verizon package and install apps on devices. Can’t be removed without root.

AT&T Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935A) update:

  • July 27, 2016, Wi-Fi calling arrives.
  • April 21, 2016, DTV Widget added, better Wi-Fi performance when using BTLE, home and volume key responsiveness improved, other performance enhancements arrive.

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935T) update:

  • November 5, 2016, enabled 256/64 QAM, domestic data roaming improvements, system crash fix.
  • May 4, 2016, FM Radio, power and volume key fix, system improvements.

Sprint Galaxy S7 (SM-G930P) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935P) update:

  • May 26, 2016, battery life improvements, Wi-Fi calling added.

International Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935P) update:

  • December 16, 2016, Vodafone Austrailia lists the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in its weekly software update wrap-up. States “testing in progress”, but doesn’t provide an ETA.

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T-Mobile is giving a free year of DirecTV Now to AT&T customers who switch


Are you an AT&T customer? Are you currently unhappy with AT&T? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of those questions, T-Mobile might have an enticing deal for you.

T-Mobile is giving AT&T customers who switch to the Un-carrier a free year of DirecTV Now, AT&T’s recently launched TV streaming service. In all, this is a $420 value.

Of course, there are a few caveats to consider first. To be eligible for the deal, AT&T customers will need to activate two lines of service on a T-Mobile ONE plan. Customers will then receive a $35 credit on their bill each month for a full year, as long as the two lines stay active. For more details on the promotion, head on over to T-Mobile’s support page.

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If you’re not keen on jumping on a T-Mobile ONE plan, there still may be an option for you. Simple Choice customers will be happy to hear that T-Mobile has added DirecTV Now to Binge On, which means you won’t use any of your mobile data to stream DirecTV Now.

Interested in learning more about any of these promotions? Head to the source link below for the details.

T-Mobile Digits lets you use multiple phone numbers on a single device


If you’ve been paying attention to T-Mobile’s moves over the last few years, we’re sure you’ve notice they are ever-engaged in a quest to one-up the competition. With this in mind, it is no surprise to hear that the company has another ace up its sleeves in the form of the newly unveiled Digits.

So what is Digits exactly? In many ways, Digits is essentially just T-Mobile’s version of many existing services including Google Voice and AT&T NumberSync, but it isn’t without a few of its own unique tricks.

Like the competition, Digits lets you use a single phone number on multiple devices including other phones, tablets, wearables, and computers. Where Digits goes beyond its rivals is in the support of advanced call forwarding features that allow you to have multiple phone numbers on the same device, including temporary numbers that could be perfect for those that don’t feel comfortable giving their personal number away to just anyone.

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Another scenario where Digits could come in handy is for folks who want a separate business and personal number on the same phone. It’s also worth noting that your T-Mobile numbers will work even on phones running on Verizon, AT&T, and other competing networks. All you need is to install the official Digits app. This could be perfect for situations like if your T-Mobile number is your main line but due to coverage issues while traveling you need to use another carrier.

It’s true that many of the things that T-Mobile’s Digits allows can already be accomplished through a combination of Google Voice and other VOIP services, but by offering a single solution that also has “carrier quality” calling, Digits is certainly a compelling option.

For the time being, Digits is a ‘beta’ service that current subscribers can sign up for if they so choose. T-Mobile will be formally rolling it out to everyone in 2017, at which time it will also be associated with a small subscription fee, though T-Mobile hasn’t clarified exactly how much the service will cost.

For more details or to sign up for the beta, you’ll want to head on over to T-Mobile. What do you think of Digits? How does it compare to other options on the market? Let us know in the comments below?

T-Mobile offers “free” phones and more for Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend

Following its “Magenta Friday” sales event last weekend, T-Mobile is offering Thanksgiving and Black Friday shoppers some deals on new phones, plus a nice offer for people who are traveling to their loved ones by plane. The deals include a way to get a “free” Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge or LG V20.

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Of course, “free” is a bit of a misnomer. In this particular case, if you trade in a qualified phone and sign up for either an T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited plan, you can get one or more of those phones, along with an iPhone 7, and pay just the sales tax up front. Your bill will get credits for 24 months, making those phones free if you stick with it for two years. T-Mobile is also offering people who switch lines to the carrier $200 on a prepaid MasterCard card for each line, up to $2,400.

Some of the other deals in this promotion include a free Gear VR headset and $50 in a Oculus app store gift card with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, or you can get a free Samsung Tab E or LG Gpad X tablet when you sign up for a tablet data plan (again, you get the tablet free via 24 monthly bill credits). T-Mobile is also selling the Mophie Powerstation Mini for just $9.99 during the weekend, a savings of $50.

Finally, from November 24 to November 26, anyone on a airplane with Gogo Wi-Fi service can get one hour of free Internet, sponsored by T-Mobile. That’s for anyone on those flights, not just for T-Mobile customers.

T-Mobile introduces “Magenta Friday” – Deals on phones and accessories


Every year, it seems like Black Friday sales get more and more ridiculous. The event which officially kicks off the Christmas shopping season has started to appear earlier and earlier every year, but T-Mobile has raised the bar even further with its Magenta Friday sale, which runs from November 18th to 20th.

The biggest deal that T-Mobile is touting is the ability to add 2 new lines for both new and existing customers, free of charge. You don’t have to add a phone or tablet to these lines, but since we assume you will, that’s a pretty sweet deal. In this way, a family of four can have a line for each member for the price of 2 lines. If you’re a parent and have been putting off getting your kid a phone because of cost, this might be worth a look.

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That’s not the only deal the carrier is touting, however. The company is also offering deals like a free Galaxy S7 with trade in of a Galaxy S6 or Note 5, a free Gear VR and $50 Oculus Store gift card with purchase of a Galaxy S7 (including that free one), a free Samsung Tab E or LG Gpad X with a T-Mobile One plan, $70 off a UE BOOM 2 speaker, $30 off the LG Tone Pro 760 Bluetooth headset, and $50 off the Mophie Powerstation Mini. That’s a lot of deals.

While these pre-Black Friday deals are getting a bit ridiculous, we aren’t complaining. For those that can take advantage of these deals, what do you think? Will you be purchasing any of the above devices?

Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge coming to T-Mobile too (Update: coming Nov 18)

Update: We now have an official date – the phone will arrive to T-Mobile on November 18th.

We know that the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge model is on its way, after Samsung recently announced that the new variant would receive a US release, and it seems that T-Mobile will be stocking the phone when it launches in the country. A leaked image of T-Mobile’s product database reveals a new handset listed at the “SAM G935T GS7 Edge 32G BLUE”.

Unfortunately, neither T-Mobile nor Samsung have made an official announcement about when we can expect this phone to begin appearing on shelves in the US. Other than the color change, there aren’t any hardware differences with between the Blue Coral and existing Galaxy S7 edge models. Samsung decided to bring the new color option to the S7 after introducing and then having to recall Blue Coral Galaxy Note 7 handsets.

While we’re on the subject of Samsung releases, we can also spot reference to the “SAM R765T GEAR S3 FRONTIER BLK” on the product database. The Gear S3 is expected to be released in the US come November 18th on the AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks.

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Samsung has confirmed that the phone will be coming to the US though a number of carriers, and AT&T has already begun taking pre-orders for the phone, so a launch doesn’t seem to be too far away now. AT&T’s website states that the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge will begin shipping out between November 15th and 17th. We haven’t heard anything from Verizon or Sprint on the phone yet, although a leaked photo suggests that the handset is coming to Verizon.

The Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge is already on sale in Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Will you be picking one up when it arrives in the US?