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T-Mobile aired two hilarious ads during the Super Bowl this year

Posted by wicked February - 8 - 2016 - Monday Comments Off


T-Mobile aired two Super Bowl ads during Sunday’s big game, one of which featured Steve Harvey and some playful fun towards his Miss Universe 2016 mishap.

The first ad is a spin-off of Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” which we’ve partly seen already. T-Mobile ended up debuting the first half of the ad a week before the Super Bowl, but ended up posting the full version to YouTube on Game Day.

Click here to view the embedded video.

The next ad features Steve Harvey and the aforementioned playful jabs at the Miss Universe 2016 fiasco. The ad ends with Steve Harvery saying that “he isn’t take responsibility for this one. Verizon got it wrong. Yes! Not me!”

Click here to view the embedded video.

What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?

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[Deal] T-Mobile offers customers an Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 basically for free

Posted by wicked February - 6 - 2016 - Saturday Comments Off


In honor of Valentine’s day, T-Mobile is giving away Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 tablets basically free. Here are the details.

The deal is only for the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 and will last until supply runs out. First you must setup the device with an Equipment Installment Plan as well as a data plan with at least 1GB on a monthly basis. T-Mobile will offset each monthly charge of $7 for equipment. It will be labeled with “Credits and Adjustments.”  You’ll also pay a $0 down payment. T-Mobile has promised to pay all the monthly charges so long as you keep your account in good standing. If not, the remaining balance of the device becomes due.

T-Mobile is obviously trying to clear stock of the tablet for new ones to take its place. You can purchase the offering at select T-Mobile stores or online at the carrier’s website. To find out more on the promotion, click the link down below. Get it now before quantity runs out!


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Update (2/6): Weren’t able to grab the update from your computer? No worries – it looks like many LG G4 owners on T-Mobile have started receiving their over-the-air (OTA) updates. If you have yet to receive the update notification, head to Settings>About phone>Check for update. It should be available for download, but if not, you might need to wait a day or two for LG to roll it out to your device.

Original post (2/5): LG is on a roll when it comes to updates, and the latest to join the Marshmallow club is the LG G4 model sold by T-Mobile in the United States.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – February 2, 2016103

Screenshot_2016-02-04-15-03-33Following the release of the Android 6.0 to the unlocked G4 sold across Europe, in South Korea, on US Cellular and on Canada’s Telus and Rogers, LG has now made Marshmallow available on the T-Mobile LG G4 (H811) via its PC synchronization software LG Bridge.

Many users have reported being able to update their LG G4 to Marshmallow by connecting their phone via USB to PC and checking for an update manually. Note that an over the air (OTA) update is not yet available and T-Mobile’s support page for the G4 doesn’t yet mention yet the availability of the update.

As with other recent LG devices getting the Marshmallow upgrade, you’re looking at improvements for Knock Code, the implementation of the new app permissions model, a redesigned Silent Mode, Peek mode, and some visual changes.

If you’re into rooting and ROM-ing, the folks over at XDA-Developers already have you covered with a fully stock ROM available for flashing, as well as the necessary rooting methods.

Thanks, Brooke!

LG G4 units on T-Mobile begin receiving Marshmallow over-the-air

Posted by wicked February - 5 - 2016 - Friday Comments Off


Yesterday we informed you that Marshmallow could be installed on your T-Mobile LG G4 with help from LG’s Bridge software suite. Today, the update has begun rolling out to T-Mobile customers over-the-year.

We knew it wasn’t going to be long before the update would be made available via OTA, and now we have it. The updated build number is H801120i. Considering that this is a major update, it will require lots of free space, 963.7MB of it. The update comes with all the latest features from Google including doze, Now On Tap, simplified app permissions and lots more.

If you are yet to spot the notification, it might be helpful to check your system settings under ‘About Phone’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ Once the update is available to download, consider turning Wi-Fi on to avoid data overages. You should also charge your battery to at least 50% prior to downloading and installing. Like always, we’ll keep you updated when the software hits more regions as well as new carriers. You can count on us!

Source: T-Mobile
Via: TmoNews

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LG reportedly releases Marshmallow update for LG G4 using LG-Bridge

Posted by wicked February - 5 - 2016 - Friday Comments Off


If you have an LG G4 and you have been patiently waiting for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to finally arrive for your smartphone, it looks like the wait is almost finally over. Sort of. Users on reddit have reported that the OEM has released the long awaited update though LG-Bridge, their official desktop software, but it’s for T-Mobile subscribers only. However, the OTA update is still not available, so if you can’t wait for that anymore, you can try it out the manual way.

People have been patiently (and impatiently) waiting for the update that would bring the Marshmallow to their smartphones and tablets, but it looks like the OEMs and carriers have been taking their sweet time. Of course we’re sure there are technical issues involved with the delay, but from a consumer standpoint, the delay is quite annoying. So any news that seems to bring the update closer is source for joy.

According to users on reddit, if you go to the LG-Bridge desktop software, you’ll see the version H81120I update for the flagship device under T-Mobile. The notes on the update aren’t that detailed yet, but you can probably expect that when you’ve updated, you’ll be able to enjoy the Android 6.0 features like better permissions for apps, Doze, improved notifications, etc.

Downloading the update from LG-Bridge seems pretty straightforward and if you’re having difficulty, the nice people over on reddit have posted a complete set of instructions on how to download and install from there. Otherwise, you will just have to wait for the OTA update to actually arrive.

VIA: Reddit

Opera Max promises safety and security with public Wi-Fi

Posted by wicked February - 5 - 2016 - Friday Comments Off

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It’s only been more than a couple of months since the Opera Max app was last updated so users can save data on music streaming. That’s possible because Netflix and YouTube videos can be compressed by the app and it’s got WiFi data savings feature. The app is also pretty useful as it lets carriers to offer limited free app access.

We know Opera Max has many users because it expanded to 21 more countries in Asia last year. This time, Opera devs rolled out another update that will ensure safety and security while connected to any public WiFi. What the app will do is utilize the latest Opera Turbo technology and automatically switch VPN connections to SPDY with SSL tunnel. Opera says instead of HTTP 1.1, the new one is more secure and more advanced.

Remember that not all public WiFi networks are safe. Any hacker can get into the same network and try to steal your data and information. With Opera Max, the data connection between your device and the data-saving servers of Opera Max is always safe because of the SSL encryption.

The use of SPDY will also result to other apps loading faster by about 23%. Mobile data connections are not just saved but also accelerated. Since Google added SPDY in some apps, expect loading time to speed up and browsing generally improved.

It may be long before all apps can load faster this way but at least we know it’s possible. The Opera Max app specifically upgraded how Max VPN connects to the Max cloud so it can use SPDY. And because apps are faster, it also means images and videos will load faster. Apps like Instagram, Flipboard, or YouTube are all image-rich but Opera Max can reduce data usage.

There really is no need to worry about your information being stolen because you’re going to connect to a public WiIFi. Opera Max will not only help you save data. It will also secure your device, away from the evil hackers. You can also choose to block data-hogging apps and check how much mobile data you have saved already with the data management function.

Download Opera Max – Data Savings from the Google Play Store


Marshmallow Update Available for T-Mobile LG G4 Through LG-Bridge Desktop Software (Updated)

Posted by Tim-o-tato February - 4 - 2016 - Thursday Comments Off

According to multiple users on reddit, a Marshmallow update for the LG G4 on T-Mobile is available for downloading through LG’s desktop software called Bridge. For those looking to simply do the update via OTA, it does not appear to be quite ready for rollout. However, using LG-Bridge seems easy enough, so if you need Marshmallow in a hurry, you can now do so. 

Labeled as version H81120I, the notes on the update are rather scarce from T-Mobile, although, users should expect to see all of the usual Android 6.0 features, such as Doze, improved permissions for applications and much more.

Thanks to a user on reddit, anyone who has not yet used LG-Bridge software can view a complete set of instructions on how to get this update up and running. The process seems rather straightforward, at least in terms of using PC software to update your smartphone.

Follow the via links below to get yourself started, G4 owners.

UPDATE:  The update is now available over-the-air, according to T-Mobile.

Via: reddit [2]

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Comcast May Purchase Wireless Spectrum in Upcoming FCC Auction

Posted by Tim-o-tato February - 4 - 2016 - Thursday Comments Off

Stated by Comcast executives during an earnings call that took place yesterday, the company will be filing with the FCC to be part of its upcoming spectrum auction, scheduled for March 29. At that time, the FCC will transfer spectrum licenses in the 600MHz range from broadcast TV to wireless service. “If the price is right,” said Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh, the company would like to purchase wireless spectrum licenses. 

While the idea of Comcast getting into the wireless carrier game sounds like something from the darkest part of your nightmares, Comcast’s CEO Brian Roberts states that a licensing would really only be justified if the company can do something “creative” in the future with the spectrum.

Our definition of broadband is totally different today than it was five years ago for what you get as a consumer, and I think that goes back into whether we can do something creative in the future, whether that’s involving spectrum or Wi-Fi or some of the existing relationships we’ve got.

For wireless-first companies, such as T-Mobile, the prospect of purchasing low-band spectrum is rather important, as it gives them an opportunity to improve their network and compete against the likes of Verizon and AT&T.

By no means did Comcast state that they will throw down any amount to purchase the licenses, but it is an interesting notion that Comcast may want a piece of the wireless pie. With AT&T offering DirecTV packages alongside wireless packages now, Comcast could possibly be thinking along the same lines. However, during the earnings call, no specific intent was shown.

Wrapping up, Roberts said, “It’s a free option, if you will, to get a paddle and see what the values are and how much capacity. It’s not clear exactly what’s for sale and all that has to be determined, but you have to make this decision now and so we’re making it.”

Via: Arstechnica

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T-Mobile intros Family Match, get 3 Unlimited LTE plans plus 1 free

Posted by wicked February - 4 - 2016 - Thursday Comments Off

T-Mobile Family Match

T-Mobile is making more Un-Carrier moves. The company is very much aggressive these days with all the deals and promos being announced to the excitement of the loyal subscribers. We all know T-Mobile’s commitment to bring the best to the consumers and give them a new option to get more content at a lower cost as much as possible. T-Mobile has been receiving a number of criticisms but it is gaining more praises for its latest offers like Binge On.

And because of all the good news, the mobile carrier is introducing once again the 10GB and Unlimited LTE plans. These are offered for a limited time only so you’d better hurry before promo is over. With these special plans, you can get new phones with Family Match and even get the 4th line free if you are getting more.

Avail of four Unlimited LTE lines for only $150. You can even get more if you want for an additional $30 for each line monthly. You can only get a maximum of 12 lines per family or business. Another offer includes two lines for only $100 but with only 10GB per line. That or this promo where you can get four lines with 10GB limit each for only $120/month.

As usual, CEO of T-Mobile John Legere is proud of and excited about this new offering. He noted that more people ever can now ride America’s fastest 4G LTE network–something that OpenSignal recently reported.

This Family Match deal allows families to get more data while saving more money. This service is popular among the Simple Choice customers. You can avail any of the plans mentioned at T-Mobile’s website, in some partner dealers, and T-Mobile stores. You can also just call T-Mobile at 1.877.413.5903.

Family Match is proof that it is possible to still deliver unlimited data plan. Unlike Verizon who just said there would be no more unlimited data plan from the mobile carrier.

SOURCE: T-Mobile

Instagram goes long in time for the big game with new 60-second ads

Posted by wicked February - 4 - 2016 - Thursday Comments Off


Companies that use Instagram to cross-post their video ads have a new option available in their playbook after the social media platform revealed 60-second ads will join 15- and 30-second long ads as an option. The move comes just in time for the big Super Bowl event this weekend. T-Mobile is already jumping on board with the release of an extended version of the 30-second Super Bowl ad T-Mobile will be running during the telecast.

Joining T-Mobile as an early adopter of the longer format is Warner Bros. which released a 60-second trailer for the upcoming movie How to Be Single. Outside of the U.S. and the Super Bowl hype, Guinness is running a longer spot in the U.K. market as part of its Made of More campaign. The long spot focuses on American record producer Jon Hammond who fought segregation in the music industry.

Instagram indicated there are several more consumer-goods oriented companies who have advertisements ready to go that take advantage of the new longer format. These are expected to start rolling out in the coming weeks.

source: Adweek

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