Mobile 

Sprint and T-Mobile face another legal challenge to merger

The long-time effort by Sprint and T-Mobile to merge has hit another roadblock. New York and California’s state attorneys general filed a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger Tuesday, along with seven other states and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn’t always better,” said Attorney General Letitia James. Both companies’ stocks fell on the news of the lawsuit. Shares of Sprint (S) dropped more than 6%, while T-Mobile (TMUS) fell 2%. The companies did not respond…

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Uncategorized 

T-Mobile offers an option to unlock the OnePlus 6T and the bloatware is limited

The OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus device to penetrate the US market through carriers and the T-Mobile is the first one to offer it. But just like every other Android device sold by the US carriers, there are some restrictions that you need to keep in mind. For starters, the carrier will only be offering the OnePlus 6T in Mirror Black variant featuring 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $579 or $24.17 in monthly payments, respectively. If you don’t need the extra RAM or the storage falls…

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Mobile 

Deal: brand new T-Mobile iPhone 8 for $499.99, 8 Plus just $599.99 at Costco

A few days ago Apple started selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, starting at $499 and $599, respectively. That’s a good deal, but what if you want a brand new device instead? Well, you’re in luck if you’re a Costco member and don’t mind having T-Mobile as your carrier. The retailer is offering the iPhone 8 for $499.99 and the iPhone 8 Plus for $599.99, and again, these are new and never used. The offer is valid until November 15, but you will need to activate them…

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Gadgets 

T-Mobile announces the Revvl 2 and Revvl 2 Plus own-brand smartphones

Following up last year’s Revvl and Revvl Plus, T-Mobile today unveiled a couple of new own-brand Android-powered smartphones – the Revvl 2 and Revvl 2 Plus. The smaller model comes with a 5.5-inch 720×1440 touchscreen, a 13 MP main camera with LED flash, an 8 MP front-facing shooter, and a 3,000 mAh battery. T-Mobile Revvl 2 At the helm is MediaTek’s MT6739 chipset (with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU), paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The Revvl has IP52 water and dust resistance (so not…

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Apple 

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update brings new Google Assistant shortcut, plenty of fixes and improvements

T-Mobile’s version of the OnePlus 6T has consistently been receiving software updates at a different (read:later) pace than the unlocked model. Today a new one has started making its way to those units sold by the magenta carrier. It’s a 110MB download that enables activating the Google Assistant by holding the power button for 0.5s. If you turn this on this in Settings > Buttons & gestures, you’ll need to hold the key for 3s in order to reach the power off menu. The Assistant shortcut is very handy if…

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