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Hurricane Michael Update

Posted by tmo_marissa Oct 15, 2018

Hurricane Michael crashed ashore in the Florida panhandle as an unprecedented Category 4 hurricane last week, the third most powerful storm to make landfall on the continental U.S.

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Hurricane Michael’s impact came into full view last Thursday when T-Mobile techs could access and assess areas of impact. It’s clear the damage to some of the communities will take some time to repair. Our top priority is doing what we can to get our customers back up and running as soon as possible. We will also continue to evaluate how we can

support our customers, employees and these communities in recovery efforts.

 

 

NETWORK UPDATES (10/17)

 

North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia sites are now fully recovered, and service in Bay and Gulf counties (Florida), including Mexico Beach, has been largely restored.

 

In Panama City, we are on standby to get remaining sites up as soon as fiber service is up and running.

 

CUSTOMER SUPPORT (10/18)

T-Mobile is offering free service through the end of the month or until the network is fully restored (including features and applicable taxes, late fees, and restore fees) for postpaid, Magenta Prepaid, and Metro customers in areas with continued network impact. The credit does not apply to device charges and insurance features. Postpaid and Metro customers will receive the free service via bill credit, and T-Mobile prepaid customers will have their renew date extended.

 

Zip codes included are:

Gulf County: 32456, 32465, 32457

Bay County: 32401, 32403, 32404, 32405, 32407, 32408, 32409, 32413, 32428, 32437, 32438, 32444, 32456, 32462, 32466, 32402, 32406, 32410, 32411, 32412, 32417

 

Additionally, through the end of October or until service is fully restored, we are:

  • Suspending collections for impacted customers
  • Waiving fees for customers who choose to come to T-Mobile (we don’t charge fees for customers who choose to leave)
  • Waiving device replacement fees

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT (10/18)

 

T-Mobile support trucks are distributing water, blankets, devices, chargers, sunscreen, fans, and baby items at the following locations:

  • Sam's Club Insurance Event: 1707 W. 23rd St., Panama City, FL 32405
  • T-Mobile partner store (Two trucks): 1049 West 23rd Street, Panama City, FL 32405
  • Breakfast Point Elementary School: 601 Richard Jackson Blvd. Panama City Beach, FL  32407

Cell On Wheels (COWs) are stationed in Panama City, Mexico Beach, Marianna, and Blountstown. Portable generators, Cells on Light Trucks (CoLTS), fuel trucks and other vehicles are also in locations such as hospitals, shelters, etc.

T-Mobile is also offering ‘Text to Give’ to help those affected by Hurricane Michael:

  • To donate $10 to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and support their Florida Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Michael relief efforts, text DISASTER to 20222.*

  • To donate $25 to Volunteer Florida Foundation and support their Florida Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Michael relief efforts, text DISASTER25 to 20222.*
  • To donate $10 to the American Red Cross and support Hurricane Michael relief efforts text MICHAEL to 90999.*

    *Any donations will be charged to your next carrier bill. Message & data rates may apply. More information can be found at www.mobilegiving.org/terms-and-conditions/

 

Lastly, T-Mobile is also once again supporting military veteran-led Team Rubicon's hurricane recovery efforts, including those for Hurricane Michael, this MLB Postseason, by pledging $5,000 per home run plus $1 per Twitter or Instagram post using #HR4HR. Everyone - T-Mobile customer or not - can pitch in by posting on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Read safety tips and more information on how T-Mobile prepares for storms and hurricanes here: T-Mobile preps for hurricane season.

 

For the latest information on the storms, visit the NHC website here.

For Apple fans, September's the most wonderful time of the year -- and the Apple hype express is not showing any signs of slowing down!

 

With the announcement of three new iPhones and an all-new Apple Watch, you'll be hard-pressed not to toss aside trade-in your old device and upgrade to one of these bad mama jamas. These new devices are a beautiful mix of technology, design, and innovation that only Apple could pull off. What better network to pair them with than T-Mobile? Since each of these new iPhones supports 600MHz, you're going to be able to stay connected in more areas than ever! ATTN software nerds: all three new iPhones will launch with iOS 12 straight out of the box, so get excited, and read on for more!

 

iPhone XR

Coming 10/26, the iPhone XR, will be rocking an all-new 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display. This device features the awesome front facing TrueDepth camera (and super-fast, highly-accurate Face ID) offered by the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the iPhone XR is available in six different colors! Yellow iPhone!? Whaaaaat?

 

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR start 10/19 with the official launch date of 10/26. Let us know you are interested in getting the phone by pre-registering and we will let you know as soon as pre-orders are live.

 

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The first two phones Apple launched this year were the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. If you were a fan of that sweet, sweet OLED display on last year's iPhone X, these two devices will not let you down. In fact, if you're a "bigger is better" kind of person, the iPhone XS Max has you covered with the biggest screen on an iPhone ever; a 6.5-inch edge to edge Super Retina display.

 

The XS and the XS Max have officially launched, so you can order now!

 

Apple Watch Series 4

Apple is taking things up a notch with the world's most popular smartwatch: their newly redesigned Series 4's displays are over 30% larger than the previous series. You'll be able to take your health care seriously with the Series 4, with 3 new heart features -- low heart rate detection, heart rhythm, and built-in ECG! The new Series 4 also has fall detection that may alert emergency services automatically if you take a nasty spill.

 

These devices are packed with some of the most advanced hardware and software to date! Check out some of the key features:

 

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Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

  • 5.8-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR - XS
  • 6.5-inch Super Retina display (OLED) with HDR - XS Max
  • IP68 dust and water resistant (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes)
  • 12MP dual cameras with dual OIS and 7MP TrueDepth front camera—Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control, and Smart HDR
  • Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine
  • Wireless charging—works with Qi chargers
  • iOS 12 with Memoji, Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and Group FaceTime
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Apple iPhone XR

  • 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display (LCD)
  • IP67 water and dust resistant (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes)
  • 12MP camera with OIS and 7MP TrueDepth front camera—Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Depth Control, and Smart HDR
  • Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • A12 Bionic with next-generation Neural Engine
  • Wireless charging - works with Qi chargers
  • iOS 12 with Memoji, Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and Group FaceTime
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Apple Watch Series 4

  • GPS
  • Over 30% larger display
  • Electrical and optical heart sensors
  • Digital Crown with haptic feedback
  • 50% louder speaker
  • S4 SiP with faster 64-bit dual-core processor
  • Improved accelerometer and gyroscope for fall detection
  • Swimproof
  • watchOS 5
  • Aluminum case

 

Get yours

Now that you're all hyped up for the new devices, you probably want to know how you can get your hands on them! The iPhone XS and XS Max, along with the Apple Watch Series 4, have officially launched as of September 21st.

 

The iPhone XR pre-orders start October 19th. You can place your order in a multitude of ways: through T-Mobile app, on T-Mobile.com, in-store, or by calling your lovely Team of Experts over the phone. If you already ordered a new iPhone, we have some pretty awesome offers-- check out the details to see if it's a good fit for you!

 

Looking for a few more details? Look no further! We've got resources available below, with updates to come as details are filled in!

Just in time for the first games, T-Mobile announced its revival of #HR4HR (Home Runs for Hurricane Recovery) for the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason.

 

T-Mobile is stepping up to the plate by donating $5,000 for every Postseason home run to support hurricane recovery efforts by military veteran-led Team Rubicon. Plus, starting today everyone – T-Mobile customer or not – can make an impact by simply posting with #HR4HR on Instagram or Twitter. For every post, tweet or retweet using #HR4HR through the conclusion of the World Series, T-Mobile will donate $1 to Team Rubicon – adding to the millions already raised!

 

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Following the devastation of hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma last year, T-Mobile raised over $4 million to support Team Rubicon and their disaster relief efforts. The Un-carrier started with #HR4HR during the 2017 MLB Postseason, raising $2.78 million thanks to the generosity of fans across the nation. This year, the Un-carrier reaffirmed its dedication to U.S. military and veterans during MLB All-Star Week and the T-Mobile Home Run Derby with #HatsOff4Heroes. Now, the Un-carrier is back at bat to make an even greater difference in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

 

"Over the past year, MLB fans hit it out of the park by helping raise more than $4 million for Team Rubicon. And in the wake of Hurricane Florence, there is simply no better time than now to stand as one," said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. "That's why we're kicking donation efforts into high-gear and calling on all fans to join us again by making an even greater impact during Postseason. We won't stop serving!"

 

T-Mobile is once again partnering with fellow changemaker Team Rubicon, a non-profit organization that offers military veterans a chance to extend their service by directly helping those impacted by natural disasters. According to Team Rubicon, T-Mobile's #HR4HR support helped the non-profit launch 67 operations and deploy more than 2,000 volunteers - the majority of them military veterans.

 

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Team Rubicon volunteers helped muck-out flooded homes, remove downed trees and debris, and support recovery efforts in southeast Texas. Their efforts saved the affected families and communities $3.3 million in labor costs! And in Puerto Rico, Team Rubicon has rebuilt 308 roofs to date, benefitting 895 Puerto Rican residents, and is now launching a home rebuilding operation in Florida, where they will rebuild 30 homes impacted by Hurricane Irma over the next year.

 

T-Mobile and Team Rubicon

In September, T-Mobile employees joined forces with Team Rubicon volunteers to rebuild damaged homes in Texas.

 

"T-Mobile's support of our mission has been critical to Team Rubicon's growth and impact over the past year," said Jake Wood, CEO of Team Rubicon. "Their contributions supported our initial Hurricane Harvey response efforts, and helped us make a long-term commitment to rebuild 100 storm-damaged homes in the Houston area. We couldn't be more grateful to T-Mobile for their partnership and their support of the broader veteran community."

 

The Un-carrier is also continuing its support of 'Text to Give,' enabling customers to donate directly to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence. T-Mobile customers can send a text and their donations will appear on their next month's bill:

  • Text FLORENCE to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross
  • Text FLORENCE to 501501 to donate $10 to United Way South Carolina
  • Text HURRICANE to 20222 to donate $25 to Save the Children

 

To see more images from last year's recovery partnership with Team Rubicon (and read more Un-carrier updates) check out our Newsroom release.

As the Un-carrier, we're fans of firsts. We’re stoked to announce an unprecedented partnership between T-Mobile and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a first for late night television -- a fan event and show airing from Central Park.

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Get ready! On September 13th, camera crews in NYC's iconic Central Park will be filming something way cooler than a rom-com: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Central Park, Presented by T-Mobile. We’re packing up the 30 Rock studio to bring fans and T-Mobile customers a special, first-ever episode in Central Park with creative content, celebrity guests, and of course, plenty of magenta.

 

“I love shaking things up…whether that’s disrupting the status quo in wireless or bringing the iconic Tonight Show to Central Park for the very first time,” said John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile. “This is what the Un-carrier does – we go big! And we won’t stop.”

 

“This collaboration represents the ultimate partnership through massive content collaboration and influencer talent, combining a cutting-edge, disruptor brand like T-Mobile with two of the most iconic names in late-night, Jimmy Fallon and ‘The Tonight Show,’” said Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “We’re bringing T-Mobile customers and our audiences at home the unrivalled experience that only the scale of NBCUniversal can offer by tapping into the comedic genius of Jimmy Fallon.”

 

Later this year, T-Mobile will also be part of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s special Veteran’s Day episode, and we’re amped to take our commitment to military support to late night television. Since we love thanking so much, we thought we'd close by taking a stab at our own #TeamMagenta version of Jimmy's famous Thank You Notes.

 

  • Thank You, #T-MobileTuesdays for giving us something to look forward to on "second Monday" besides tacos.
  • Thank You, Dumb and Dumber for making it so easy to be the Un-carrier by carrier-ing so well.
  • Thank You, Un-carrier NEXT for giving our customers all of the good stuff about rockstar status without making them play dive bars for ten years.
  • Thank You, Slow Cookers for being the hipster, analog version of a microwave (and making sure our CEO has something to do on a Sunday).
  • Thank You, Smartphones for connecting us... but also making it socially acceptable for introverts to ignore everyone in public spaces.
  • Thank You, Team of Experts for revolutionizing Care, and securing a win for humans in the age of automation!
  • Thank You, Android Updates for giving us a great excuse to break our diets once a year (that pack of Oreos was delicious).
  • Thank You, Hashtags for giving thumbs everywhere a break. #WhoNeedsSpaces
  • Thank You, T-Mobile for keeping the makers of magenta bowties for pets in business (and making that business adorable).

We won’t stop innovating – or improving! Our teams have been hard at work on a revamped DIGITS app and we're stoked to release it to the world starting this week.

 

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What's new about 2.0? 

DIGITS, an exclusive service from T-Mobile that breaks the "one phone, one number" barrier, still works in two main ways. You can use DIGITS to take and place calls and send and receive messages from your number across multiple devices, or to put multiple numbers on one device.

 

DIGITS was a groundbreaking build with good bones -- and now it's renovation time. We listened to our customers, and the updated DIGITS App is set-up friendly, more stable, more secure, and more intuitive than ever before.

 

The updates to WebDIGITS and the DIGITS App for Android are already rolling out, with the DIGITS App for iOS update to follow very soon. If you’re wondering what’s in store, read on for answers.

 

Q: Why is there a DIGITS update?

A: We’re constantly working to improve app performance with periodic app updates, and with this release you will also notice we’ve added 2- factor authentication in the login process to enhance information security.

 

Q: Why does the app look different?

A: Most customers use the DIGITS app like a messaging and calling tool for their many numbers. So, we made the experience cleaner and more intuitive by designing the UI around principles used within iOS and Android apps, for our respective DIGITS app versions. For example, iOS features a navigation bar on the bottom of the screen, while Android uses a menu in the upper-left.

 

Q: What new features are included in DIGITS?

A: You'll notice new features that like video calling and updates to messaging like typing indicators, read receipts, and more, for compatible contacts and groups.

 

Q: Do I still have to use MyDIGITS to manage my lines?

A: Yes, you'll still have to log into MyDIGITS to grant yourself access to other lines on your account, including DIGITS Talk & Text lines. If you aren't the account owner, you will need that person to log into MyDIGITS to grant access to the email address you use for your T-Mobile ID.

 

Q: Why is 2-factor authentication mandatory in DIGITS? Can I turn it off?

A: We take security seriously at T-Mobile. Including 2-factor authentication ensures that we can truly validate our customers' identities during sign-in. This cannot be turned off.

 

Q: I like to access DIGITS on my computer. Has that been updated too?

A: Yes, just a little bit. WebDIGITS now has 2-factor authentication. If you want to access DIGITS on your computer (without keeping your phone around), you should update your security questions ASAP in your MyT-Mobile Profile. It will make the sign in process secure but easy!

 

Q: Where can I go if I need help?

A: Check out our updated DIGITS pages on T-Mobile Support for easy how-to steps for setting up the app and getting started.

Don't forget -- you can also ask questions and get help from other DIGITS users like you in the DIGITS section of our T-Mobile Support Community!

 

 

In the decade since the birth of Electric Zoo, "animals" and "zookeepers" alike have watched dance music outgrow the underground, and the festival's hit its stride in pace with this high energy explosion.

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The Big Ten

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Electric Zoo, New York's premier electronic dance music festival. The festival's theme this year is "The Big Ten", and they're throwing down with explosions -- in the form of driving bass lines, light shows, and probably a few actual fireworks -- unlike anything seen before. EZoo lures over 90,000 fans to five stages at Randall's Island Park over Labor Day weekend annually, and T-Mobile is stoked to be heading back for a fifth straight turn as festival sponsors.

 

We know that music connects us all, so we're going all in for EZoo. The "intrepid zookeepers" have spent ten years curating a showcase of the hypnotic, melodic, and hip-shaking stand-outs of EDM, building to this breakdown moment, and the Un-carrier is amped to participate by offering perks for customers and all EDM fans in attendance.

 

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Almost all three nights of the festival are sold out; but we gave fans another chance to snag tickets through an IRL scavenger hunt featuring some of our NYC stores as the X's on the map -- it only took a few hours for fans on social to chase down and claim the elusive event passes.

 

During EZoo weekend -- Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd, we're inviting everyone to immerse themselves fully in the music and unique EZoo community and culture. Festival attendees can travel between Manhattan and EZoo on an awesome magenta-wrapped ferry, complete with an on-deck magenta glam station where they can fancy themselves up in full spirit animal regalia. The best place to catch the action is at our premium T-Mobile viewing deck overlooking the main stage, complete with charging stations, another magenta glam station, and a private bar. Make sure you keep an eye out for action shots and video over the weekend by following @TMobile and @ElectricZooNY!

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Rolling Out 5G, Literally

Posted by tmo_marissa Aug 24, 2018

Revolutionizing wireless isn't just a present day focus -- it demands a dedication to innovation. Our teams have been engineering the future, and now we're giving customers an interactive peek behind the curtain at the latest technology with our new Tech Experience Truck!

 

5GTechTruck.pngWe're bringing the future of wireless to life across the country in a rolling, roaming showroom on wheels, so that as many people as possible can explore these innovative new technologies. The T-Mobile Tech Experience comes from our Launch Pad Lab in Bellevue, called "the heart of our network innovation and cutting-edge technology," by CEO John Legere. "Visitors to the Launch Pad can experience 5G firsthand, and "see the future for themselves," Legere said.

 

The Launch Pad is home base for T-Mobile engineering teams developing and refining next-gen wireless As CTO Neville Ray says, "We already hold the crown for fastest LTE, and today we’re working to build a mobile, nationwide 5G network, all thanks largely to the work being done right here in Bellevue."

 

While the best and brightest minds in wireless perfect tomorrow's network; we're taking the future on tour with our new Tech Truck for those ready to witness the benefits of lower latency, increased capacity, and breakneck speeds through hands-on experience! The Tech Truck may run on diesel, but it's truly fueled by 5G and dreams of a better mobile life. Come see how connected drones can play a crucial role in emergencies. Learn how safe, clean, and efficient smart cities are brought to life through interactive displays. Experience Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR) in new ways as they revolutionize the way we communicate.

Since everyone deserves to see what the future of T-Mobile can offer with 5G, we kicked off a nationwide tour at T-Mobile HQ, and now the Tech Truck is headed to Philly!

 

The Tech Experience Truck will be right outside Philadelphia City Hall from Monday, August 27 to Wednesday, August 29 -- the public is invited to check it out and experience the future of wireless at these times and locations:

 

  • 1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA – Tuesday, August 28, 11am-1:30pm
  • 1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA – Wednesday, August 29, 11am-1:30pm

 

We'll be stopping in cities across the country for the next year, showing off high-tech's coolest. Get an idea of what you can expect in the video below, and to see when the truck will hit your town, follow #TMobileTechTruck on social! Read more about the Tech Experience, Launch Pad, and 5G on wheels in our T-Mobile Newsroom!

 

 

 

We're most loved in wireless because we love our customers the most. What's NEXT for the Un-carrier? That love, waiting on the other end of the phone, no bots or bouncing in the way. At the heart of today's announcement is one sentiment: our customers are rock stars.

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Rock Star Treatment, Courtesy of our Rock Star Team (of Experts)

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Our customers are our inspiration, and our customer obsession is our secret weapon. With today's Un-carrier NEXT announcement, we're placing that customer obsession in the spotlight, center stage, and cutting the mic on old, broken customer service.

 

Real customer service takes real people, and rock star customers deserve not only the best people (spoiler alert: we've got 'em), but their very own entourage. With T-Mobile's Team of Experts (TEX) -- launched nationwide for our postpaid wireless customers today and being rolled out to every business and public-sector customer, too -- when you call or message us you'll get a tight-knit team dedicated to you and others in your community. You can even see a photo of your Team of Experts in the T-Mobile App on iOS and Android!

 

As you're saying hello to TEX, here's a short list of the things you can say goodbye to:

 

  • We're powering down the robots – You’ll never be forced to talk to a robot, IVR (Interactive Voice Response) or machine again! When you call or message, you’re routed straight to your Team of Experts, or you can tell your team when to call you.
  • So long, call center runaround – Just when you think you've completed the quest to get a person, you start your mission for the right department. Now, the finish line is the starting gate. With Team of Experts, you’ve got people dedicated to you and your happiness, highly trained to handle a wide range of topics, sometimes working with specialists including local retail and engineering to solve even the most complex issues.
  • No more being told when and how you can get help – Who's the boss here, anyway? Team of Experts is on your terms -- call in or schedule a call-back, and soon, just ask Alexa or Google to have your Team of Experts call you. Plus, the Un-carrier has launched asynchronous messaging in the T-Mobile App and iMessage. Message your Team with an issue, and we’ll get right to work on it -- but you don’t have to wait. Come back when it works for you.

 

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Rule the Setlist, Walk the Magenta Carpet

Our customers should feel like the VIPs that they are wherever they go, so Un-carrier NEXT doesn't stop with the rock star treatment you'll get from our Team of Experts. We're here to connect people -- and that's exactly what music does. So we also announced upgraded music experiences for Un-carrier customers.

 

Through a new partnership with Pandora, the #1 music streaming service in the U.S., T-Mobile customers now get exclusive access to a free Pandora Plus subscription all year long. Pandora pioneered music streaming, and we love an innovator. With Pandora Plus, T-Mobile customers will get higher quality audio, unlimited skips, replays, personalized stations, offline listening -- and no ads -- just for being magenta. Customers can snag a code to unlock their free Pandora Plus subscription in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app for iOS and Android on August 28th, so mark your calendars!

 

Look forward to more opportunities for VIP treatment when some of your favorite artists come to town, thanks to an exclusive multi-year partnership with Live Nation, the world’s largest live entertainment company. Starting August 21st, Un-carrier customers will experience rock star status at Live Nation amphitheater and arena concerts, including access to last-minute reserve seats in sold-out sections and discounted tickets. Starting next year, your T-Mobile phone will unlock more exclusive benefits just for T-Mobile customers!

 

Learn More

As always, we've got the news you need in our T-Mobile Newsroom. You can also read more about taking advantage of the Un-carrier NEXT Pandora and LiveNation offers here. Find more details about TEX here, or watch below for an Un-carrier NEXT message from our your Team of Experts.

 

 

 

Great news for loyal Note users and newbies to the series: the next big device in Samsung’s line-up is here. The much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note9 brings all the amazing bells and whistles of its predecessors, plus improvements and additions that promise tech that keeps up with your life. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, Samsung’s got you covered – stay connected from your wrist with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch.

 

The Note goes BIG

It’s a great day for tech fans looking for some “bigger = better” flash! The 6.4’’ Infinity display on the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the largest screen of any Samsung device to date. The Note9 is packing a lot of power behind this big, beautiful screen. With a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood and 6GB RAM/128 GB ROM and a 4000 mAh battery to keep it all going, the Note9 offers some of the latest hardware, and the largest battery and base memory yet.

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Samsung’s going also going bigger with sweet new features. The S Pen recharges in less than a minute! Use your imagination (can we call it emojination?) to create unique emoji with the Smart Camera’s new personal features, backgrounds, and stickers.

 

Key features

  • Android 8.X Oreo
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor
  • 4000 mAh batter (21% larger than Note8)
  • 12MP RF/ 8MP FF camera
  • 6.4” Infinity Display
  • Bixby 2.0

 

“Watch” and learn

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch is more than just a run-of-the-mill time teller. Slick new designs and enhancements with health features are just a few things that make this Gear stand out as the all-new addition to the watch series.

 

The latest in Samsung’s watch series brings innovation wrapped in sleek new design. The awesome 472 mAh battery on the larger model gives you longer battery life than its predecessor! The battery and Exynos 9110 processor are built into a bold and stylish new design with integrated wireless charging. Durability improvements ensure the watch can keep up with you; even swimming laps. Health gurus can use enhanced health tracking tools like stress management, sleep tracking, and a more accurate heart rate monitor to aid in self-care.

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The larger watch is available with a silver bezel and black base. The smaller (but equally awesome) watch is available in Midnight Black and the gorgeous Rose Gold.

 

Key Features

    • Large watch: 1.81” screen / Small watch: 1.69” screen
    • 1.5GB RAM/4GB ROM
    • OS/Processor: Tizen/Exynos 9110
    • Wireless Charging
    • Long-lasting battery (Large watch)
    • Swim-ready 5ATM IP Rating (per ISO standard)

 

Get yours!

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 will be available through all channels on August 24th in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. Pre-orders start at 9:01 PM PT on August 9th, so stake your claim by pre-ordering here. You can also use our T-Mobile app, order online, head to participating T-Mobile stores, or contact us to place your order. Make sure to visit our Official Samsung Galaxy Note9 Pre-order Discussion Thread once your order's placed to chat with fellow Note-fans!

 

If you’re ready to stop watching and start enjoying a Samsung Galaxy Watch of your own, you’re in luck. These remarkable watches are available for pre-registration now at the same designated Samsung page on T-Mobile com, so sign up ASAP to make sure you’re in the loop when they launch!

 

Looking for more detail before you make the big decision? We've got your back! Find highlights in our Samsung Launch FAQ, and check out all the details in our Samsung Launch Center.

We're all looking for a team to join, right? This month, we're proud to bring you an opportunity to rep your side in the ultimate showdown: Cats Vs Dogs! And if your team (Team Cats or Team Dogs, that is) wins, you have a shot at winning a nice little prize! Read on for details.

 

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August is home to two pretty amazing holidays: on the 8th, World Cat Day, and on the 26th, National Dog Day. Although cats have traditionally ruled the internetz with their claws and feline wiles, it's just too tough for us to choose which of these two fur-baby institutions to celebrate.


How to solve this dilemma for the ages? You guessed it -- we're running a contest to settle the debate. Since August is widely regarded as the month for all things back-to-school, what prize would be more appropriate than a couple of sweet T-Mobile backpacks?!

 

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The Contest

Starting today, 8/3/2018, through 8/26/2018, we want to see pictures of your furry family members! If you don't own a cat or a dog, you can post a picture of your friend or family member's kitty or doggo, or any picture of your favorite cat/dog.

 

Let's break it down: if you're a Cat Person, post a picture of your/a feline, and if you're a Dog Person, post a picture of your/a canine.


Once voting-via-post has closed, we'll tally up the submissions. Whichever species has the most pictures posted is The Ultimate Pet*! Then we'll randomly select two submissions from the winning animal group as the winners of the contest, and announce them in the Magenta Lounge.

 

How to play

  • This is a tough one: determine if you are a cat person or a dog person.
  • Take a picture of a cat or dog or find your favorite picture of a cat or dog (cat-dog hybrids will not be considered).
  • Post the picture in the comments on the Official Cat/Dog Contest Thread. Feel free to tell us a bit about the cat or dog as well!

 

Rules

 

 

*The Ultimate Pet is not actually a label we can decide, or ruling we can make. You're still free (and encouraged!) to believe your pet is the bestest!

Everyone remembers their first Overwatch match. You were excited, nervous, and probably Ice Walled at exactly the right (wrong) time. In the spirit of firsts, it's time to capture history with the inaugural Overwatch League (OWL) Grand Finals, so hold on to your payload!

 

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This weekend, July 27th and 28th, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will host a huge gaming showdown -- the first-ever OWL Grand Finals. Fans will watch on as the final two teams standing; the Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire, square off in a best-of-three series. Like any team that actually stays with the payload, the winners will be crowned Overwatch League champions and take home the $1M prize.

 

Just like in Hanamura, we're fighting for the future -- and T-Mobile is proud to be sponsors of this up-and-coming eSport. Leading up to the event this weekend we hosted a fan meet & greet with the League's ten player ambassadors at our Signature Store in Times Square, and even ran a little IRL game action! Together with one of our favorite Houston Outlaws players, Jake Lyon (@jakeow), we held a scavenger hunt and stashed loot and tickets to the sold-out OWL Finals around NYC, in six locations inspired by League teams.

 

Those joining OWL in NY for the Grand Finals will find no shortage of things to do in Barclays Center -- with DJ sets, performance painting and cosplayers roaming the premises, the League won't be the only talent in the building. Fans can create custom signs and get decked out with temporary tattoos and face paint to cheer on their team of choice during matches. Once they're in full gear; they can capture a little history of their own by posing with the trophy in the photo booth or taking pics set against an Overwatch-themed backdrop. Of course there will be giveaways and a gear store, too.

 

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T-Mobile OWL Finals MVP

An Overwatch player knows Supports are the real heroes of any match, and the world needs heroes -- which is why we're stoked to sponsor the T-Mobile OWL Finals MVP Award. Let us hear your voice! Fans can vote on Twitter using #OWLMVP + the player’s BattleTag. The Finals MVP winner will be announced on stage at Barclay's Center on July 28 @ 6 PM PT/9 PM ET.

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Not an NYC local? You don't have to miss out on this action. The OWL Grand Finals will be live-streamed on Twitch, OverwatchLeague.com, and the Overwatch League app. Friday's matches will also be broadcast live on ESPN and Disney XD, and you can tune in on Saturday on ESPN3 and Disney XD. No matter how you choose to watch; make sure to tune in over the weekend and cast your vote before the final battle is done. Follow T-Mobile on Twitter to stay updated with real-time context from Jake (@jakeow) and Muma (@muma)! Hurry, because it'll be over faster than you can say   "Ryū ga waga teki wo kurau!"

Some call it a redesign. We call it awesome! With functionality our customers have asked for packaged in a beautiful and intuitive new design, the latest, greatest version of the T-Mobile app is made for you. Manage your account, shop with ease, pay your bill, or get in touch with us -- the redesigned app lets you get it done simply, so you can get right back to living your best mobile life.

 

The T-Mobile app redesign

Our app is your anytime, anywhere access to the heart of T-Mobile, and we won't stop until it's the app our customers deserve -- so this work of app art was created based on direct feedback from you! Solving pain points with Wi-Fi connections, replacing the old menu with easy-to-navigate tabs, and more: there are a ton of improvements to enjoy! Here are a few highlights:

 

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  • Wi-Fi login - Everything T-Mobile now goes everywhere you need it: we've added the ability to log-in via Wi-Fi. Whether you're on vacation or just in a location where Wi-Fi is the go-to connection; you can still connect with your account and account specialists in the app.
  • Personalized homepage and navigation updates - Instead of unfolding a menu to navigate, the things you need are front and center. Check out key updates from the home page and use the tabs at the bottom to quickly find everything else. Need to work with us? We're only a tap away -- the icons in the upper right hand side let you message a representative or set up a call with ease.
  • Account page updates - No PI license required! Now your plan, lines, add-ons and device are all in one spot.
  • Billing like a boss - From the Bill screen, check your balance, breakdown by category or line, and take a peek at changes month to month. If you're just logging in to make a quick payment, no worries -- paying your bill is a breeze.
  • Shop improvements - The T-Mobile app's new Shop makes upgrading or adding a line from the comfort of your own phone even easier than before.

 

Update now!

If you haven't already, make sure you're visiting the App Store or Play Store today to start enjoying the streamlined redesign of the T-Mobile app. We're also happy to text you a link! Just visit our dedicated T-Mobile App site, scroll down the page, and enter your number to be on your way to a better app experience. Have some ideas for our app? We'd love to hear 'em! To tell us what you think, log in, tap the MORE tab in the bottom navigation bar, and then Give Feedback!

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This year’s World Cup was full of inspiring Cinderella stories and jaw-dropping upsets. But of all the players making a dramatic and surprising impact this year, the one with the most long-term impact may very well be mobile.

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World Cup 2018 on mobile

The Russia games are the latest – and greatest – major spectator event to show that device-driven viewing is on the rise. Earlier this year we saw increases in mobile-viewing during major events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics. But the World Cup usage stats make it clear that this trend is here to stay.

 

Record breaking live-streams

We know there's a massive appetite for live-streamed sports, and the usage data backs that up. T-Mobile’s network saw unprecedented spikes in streaming traffic on match days:

  • On July 11, when Croatia squeezed out England in extra time during the semi-finals, the spike was 130% above normal.
  • When Croatia upset Argentina 0-3 on June 21, traffic was up 150% over normal usage.
  • The six goals made when France bested Croatia during last Sunday's final placed the game in the record books -- it was the highest-scoring championship match since England’s 4-2 win over West Germany in 1966. That match delivered a traffic spike of 110%.

 

Days with multiple matches saw similar or even higher spikes. On June 27, when there were simultaneous games (South Korea vs. Germany and Mexico vs. Sweden), T-Mobile saw a staggering 180% boost over normal activity and measured a record-setting 1.1 Tbps of data traffic.

 

“This is exactly why we built a network with this level of capacity – the world is rapidly moving towards mobile,” said T-Mobile CTO and native Englishman Neville Ray, whose excitement may have been briefly dampened when his team was sent home before the finals. (Better luck in 2022, Three Lions!) Ultimately, T-Mobile saw huge traffic spikes almost every day of the World Cup -- check out some particularly noteworthy matches below.

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More data about data

If you're interested in the way mobile viewing trends are moving, visit our Newsroom for more details about World Cup live-stream stats. We've charted usage during another notable sporting event, too -- take a look at some interesting network usage stats from this year's Superbowl! Whether you're live-streaming during a sporting event, posting to social during a big game, or sending a victory shout to a group chat -- we're rooting for you!

Glue sticks and posterboard aren't the only items to check off of your school supply list these days! Whether you're back-to-school shopping for the family or looking for a "school supply" (or "summer fun supply", no judgement!) for yourself, T-Mobile is announcing a few new devices and deals that might be the perfect addition to your tech repertoire, or make adding to that repertoire a little easier.

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New devices for school or summer!

No one's clued the heat index in; but it's that time of year again. Back to school season is upon us! We're adding some awesome new devices to our line-up that deliver fantastic tech specs at a fraction of the cost. For the kids or for yourself, these new additions to the line-up have a lot to offer, and will leave you with the cash to contribute that extra set of safety scissors to the classroom (or snag a cab surfside). Bonus: these devices also all support Band 71 (600 MHz), now live in more than 900 cities and towns. Take a look at some highlights below!

 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy J3 Star

 

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  • 5" HD display
  • 8MP main camera with auto focus and low light optimization
  • 5MP front camera
  • Gorilla Glass
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, expandable up to 400GB via MicroSD
  • Removable 2600mAH battery
  • Exynos 7570 Quad 1.4GHz processor
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

 

Samsung Galaxy J7 Star

 

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  • 5.5" HD display
  • 13MP main camera with auto focus and LED flash
  • 13MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM, expandable up to 400GB via MicroSD
  • 2600mAH battery
  • 1.6GHz Octa-Core processor
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

 

LG Stylo 4

 

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  • 6.2" FHD IPS In-Cell display
  • Premium stylus pen
  • 13MP PDAF main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM, expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD
  • 3300mAH battery
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™  SDM450 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

 

Back-to-School deals

These new phones aren't the only thing T-Mobile is bringing to the back-to-school (or set for summer) table! To help you stay "cool" during the second half of the ol' annual heatwave or get ahead of the curve for fall, we announced a ton of new and upcoming deals today. From a Back to School BOGO to some awesome discounts on much-loved devices, we've got you covered. Android aficionados can check out our T-Mobile Deals & Promotions On Phones page for a sneak peek at what's on the way! If iOS is your thing, make sure you don't miss T-Mobile's Apple iPhone Deals. Don't forget, when these deals go live we'll have the details right here on Support in our Device deals  space -- just look for the device you're interested in!

 

Get yours

These sweet new phones are available on T-Mobile.com and through our T-Mobile app's awesome SHOP feature! We're always happy to speak with you; too -- visit a participating T-Mobile store near you, or contact us. And those of you adding a phone to a shopping list that includes three ring binders and trusty number two pencils; don't forget to check out FamilyMode, the digital ally parents need!

Whether you came of age playing in the Mushroom Kingdom, Green Hill Zone, or Azeroth -- or started your gaming education crushin' candies on mom's phone -- we can agree that gaming of all kinds has come a long way since the first joystick. Video games are so popular that there are actually two Video Games Days -- and on this one, July 8th, we're stoked to celebrate the convergence of art, science and skill that make up this favorite pastime (or sport) with a little update on T-Mobile's eSports involvement and a few mobile gaming tips.

 

T-Mobile and eSports

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The professional sports world is starting to open its doors to eSports, and as big fans of change-makers, we're into it, too! In June, T-Mobile returned to the world’s premier video game event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in LA. The E3 show floor is a host to groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products, and we crafted an immersive eSports experience in the middle of the action.

 

As an official sponsor of Overwatch League (OWL), we brought Overwatch League on location to E3. This experience gave fans everywhere the chance to connect with the League like never before, through on-stage content hosted by OWL broadcast personalities, team meet and greets, and more. Portions of these events were live-streamed on our very own Twitch channel, but even if you missed the player Origin stories, AMAs with league favorites, or high intensity RePlays of gameplay moments, you can still make sure to catch the OWL finals, July 27th and 28th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and streamed on Twitch!

 

In case you've missed it, OWL is the established eSports league of Blizzard Entertainment’s hit game, Overwatch. The league's 12 city-based teams concluded their regular season on June 17th, with the top 6 teams advancing to the playoffs. The healers, tanks and Hanzo Mains of the last two teams standing will face off in a battle of communication, coordination and skill to determine the first-ever OWL Champions -- who'll walk away with a cool $1 million! T-Mobile will be the presenting sponsor of the Finals MVP Award & Fan Vote, turning Barclays Center magenta and giving fans the opportunity to help choose the Finals MVP.

 

Mobile gaming tips

While many diehard gamers still swear by their favorite system or custom PC rig, there's a ton of gaming entertainment available at your fingertips. Mobile phones were a breakthrough, but smartphones have been a revolution. Today's devices replace a plethora of bygone staples -- your giant camera and three lenses, bulky leatherbound day planner, trusty rolodex -- and quite possibly, a gaming system.

 

Before you tune your eyes to your mobile screen and flex your thumbs, here are a few tips that will help you maximize your battery so you can stay in the game longer:

  • Manually adjust screen brightness -This is always a great way to save juice! If you're playing in an area where you can see well, who needs to waste power?
  • Turn off Bluetooth - Bluetooth, if you're not using it, can be a battery drain! Free your phone and the game will follow!
  • Get a backup battery or portable power pack - If you're truly committed, this is a must. These days, solar's an option, too!
  • Use your phone's power saving mode - This option improves battery life any day, but also has potential to improve game performance, since your device won't be as bogged down with other tasks. Don't worry, you can still blame your mistakes on lag -- we won't tell.

Get gaming

Inspired to chat about Video Games Day, OWL, or anything related? Head over to our Community and tell us all about your favorite game and preferred system, tips, tricks, hacks and easter eggs! Share them here: GLHF - it's Video Games Day!

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