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T-Mobile is the 3rd largest U.S. wireless carrier behind Verizon and AT&T. Owned by German parent company, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile has been using its “Uncarrier” marketing campaign to grow its market share since 2013.

With what seems like a good amount of success over the past few years, T-Mobile continues to announce new initiatives like discounted plans for seniors, Netflix included with service, and pushing competitors to bring back unlimited data plans.

As of April 29, 2018, T-Mobile has joined forces with Sprint and will now be re-branded to simply T-Mobile, with the Sprint brand completely going away.

T-Mobile Stories November 20, 2020

T-Mobile has become the first major carrier to bring support for the 988 phone shortcut to get access to free mental health support. The update is a very important one as mental health issues and suicide are more common than ever.

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T-Mobile Stories October 29, 2020

T-Mobile expands iPhone 12 5G coverage to ~200 more cities, Verizon boosts 5G Home Internet

Along with the iPhone 12 lineup debuting with support for the next-generation cellular network, 5G is starting to expand in meaningful ways across all the major US carriers. Now T-Mobile has shared that it has almost doubled the cities where its mid-band 5G is available to over 400 and Verizon is bringing its 5G Home Internet option to more major cities.

T-Mobile Stories September 4, 2020

T-Mobile announced this week that the company will invest $10.7 billion in the new “Project 10Million,” which aims to provide free internet access to millions of students in the United States. The wireless carrier will also offer school districts low-cost options to increased monthly data plans so students can stay connected to their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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T-Mobile Stories August 21, 2020

T-Mobile and AT&T says ‘too expensive’ to prove coverage claims

With carrier claims about both LTE and 5G coverage not always reflecting reality, the FCC has said that carriers should have to prove coverage claims. However, both T-Mobile and AT&T are objecting to this, claiming to it would be too expensive for them to do so …

T-Mobile Stories August 4, 2020

T-Mobile has today switched on a standalone 5G network, and is promising better coverage and performance. It says the move will see its 5G coverage extend to almost 2,000 more towns and cities.

Carriers have so far piggy-backed sub-6Ghz 5G service onto their existing LTE networks. This is an effective way to roll out coverage quickly, but does come with some limitations …

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T-Mobile Stories June 15, 2020

What looks like a major outage has hit T-Mobile while Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint this afternoon are also seeing issues. Hundreds of thousands of T-Mobile customers are saying they can’t make calls and texts with some having no Internet connection too. The problems for all four carriers appear to be nationwide.

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