Metro by T-Mobile’s Black Friday deals include free AirPods

Bring or buy an iPhone, port your number and sign onto an Unlimited LTE plan and you’re eligible for more than just AirPods.

Sprint touts best improvement in download speeds year-to-date

Average download speeds ran up 28 percent over the course of winter and spring this year, beating T-Mobile’s 18 percent and losses from AT&T and Verizon.

MetroPCS bests prepaid unlimited data line deals with $25 add-ons

The T-Mobile carrier is stunting the reduced price on unlimited data lines with a competitive base rate and a cutthroat add-on rate.

A phone from Huawei on AT&T could come early in 2018

We aren’t clear if the phone will definitely be the Huawei Mate 10, but at least with an audience of 134 million AT&T subscribers, it has some room to grow.

MVNO Mint SIM changes up its wholesale pricing for data

The Ultra Mobile subsidiary is taking prices down for its 6-month and 12-month plans to new lows and their best values ever.

Will the iPhone 8 support T-Mobile’s 600MHz frequencies?

There’s a remote possibility that Apple fans may go without the best possible speeds that T-Mobile can provide this fall.

HTC Desire 555 lands on Cricket Wireless for $120

Jumping up 25 branding basis points from its predecessor, the Desire 555 doesn’t represent a jump in specs as much as it give Cricket another phone.

Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 get software fix to better access Sprint 2.5GHz band

Sprint’s been fighting its reputation as the weakest network in the US and it’s using download speeds through the Galaxy S8 as a metric.

ZTE also makes tablets: Grand X View 2 hits Canada July 12

Bell will presumably carry it with LTE connectivity. Nearly every specification has been downgraded from last year’s original Grand X View.

T-Mobile LTE down for the second Thursday in three weeks

One Verizon marketing executive ridiculed T-Mobile by persuading customers to switch over if they’d like to use service on “Thursdays”.

With 1.5 billion streams, RIAA certifies Platinum for Jay-Z’s “4:44”

With the RIAA’s certification specifications and Jay-Z’s distribution strategy, the only way to go platinum was to reach 1.5 billion streams.

AT&T fixed wireless service live for 70,000 locations in 9 states

Fixed wireless internet now covers over 70,000 rural areas in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Louisiana.

Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone won’t be in Canada until later in summer

It seems that the carriers have been eating up plenty of stock from TCL, so much that the company can’t lock up enough units for the unlocked market.

Verizon executive makes hay out of T-Mobile outage

T-Mobile’s known for its brash marketing and putting down of Dumb & Dumber, but at least one Verizon exec is putting a righteous spin to this war.

AT&T 5G roadmap advances to fixed service testing in Austin

Texas’s capital is getting millimeter wave broadband service for homes and businesses from AT&T… on a very, very limited scale.

AT&T and T-Mobile play in LTE-LAA sandbox to aggregate unlicensed, licensed beams

LTE License Assisted Access is a carrier aggregation technology that would allow operators to use more spectrum and bring faster downloads and uploads.

This week is Cricket Rewards Week with a chance at a free Galaxy S8

Other prizes include a free Color Run registration, free travel and tickets for a House of Blues show this year and much more.

Pay your share on a group Project Fi plan through Google Wallet

In addition to making paybacks easy, Project Fi has booted up a promo to get its customers to add people to their accounts with a bill discount.

Free Google Home with a Pixel or Pixel XL bought through Project Fi

The offer goes through July 29 and lets Project Fi customers hook up a new smart home with its Google Assistant-enabled speaker.

HTC U11 sales officially begin in the United States

If you can buy your unit outside of Sprint, you’ll save some cash. But HTC’s out of stock at the moment and the sales pace at Amazon is quick.

Verizon iPad Pro 10.5 availability also starts next week

Pre-orders begin now and you can get the iPad Pro in both 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch sizes fully financed if you’ve got good credit.

MetroPCS and T-Mobile Galaxy S7 gets May security patch

The May security patch for Android devices popped up at the start of the month. Well, it’s now the end of the month and the update has made it to Magenta.

Verizon takes in ASUS ZenFone AR, first of the OEM, first with Google Tango

A carrier dances with a Tango-enabled phone for augmented reality. And it’s doing so with a Taiwanese manufacturer of all things… no, not that one.

Republic Wireless promo takes $30 off plans for six months

That makes the 2GB cellular data plan completely free for half a year. But there are some hoops that you’ll have to jump through.

LG allegedly pulls T-Mobile’s BOGO G6 promo one day in

Buy one, get another one at the same price? Not an attractive way to sell the LG G6, but a real BOGO deal seems to have cropped to dust.