Posts From Victor Wright

Victor Wright
Victor Wright

A web development nerd with an interest in cell carriers and all things gadget and tech.

T-Mobile finally confirms when its 3G UMTS network will shut down

Carriers are quickly moving to re-farm their older network technology, and now T-Mobile has confirmed a new date for its 3G UMTS shutdown. July 1st, 2022, is the new confirmed shutdown date for T-Mobile's original 3G network. A leaked document last month seemed to indicate the 3G UMTS shutdown was set for October of this year,...

T-Mobile removing DIGITs promo placed in error from 200k accounts

If you have a free Proxy by DIGITs line with T-Mobile, you'll want to keep an eye out on your bill. Starting today, September 15th, T-Mobile is sending out SMS warning notifications to approximately 200,000 account holders. That message states that a free DIGITs line promotion was added in error. It will soon be removed, and...

Your phone’s new 5G UC icon tells you if you’re on T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G

Carriers have a long history of customizing the network connection icon on devices, ranging from AT&T's "5Ge", which isn't actually 5G at all, to Verizon's "5G UW", for their Ultra Wideband network. T-Mobile has shared it is now joining in with its own 5G UC icon for its Ultra Capacity 5G network. Starting with the iPhone...

T-Mobile’s Forever Upgrade promo helps you save a ton of money on a new iPhone

Apple's brand-new iPhone 13 series has just been announced, and T-Mobile is ready right away with a new Forever Upgrade promotion. First shared on Twitter by the CEO himself, Mike Sievert, the Forever Upgrade program will offer customers up to $800 off a new iPhone every two years. Upgrading to the latest 📱 year after year gets...

Check your Google Assistant: You may get a discount on the Google Home Mini

Google must have found another warehouse full of the Home Mini, because it is once again offering a steep discount on the personal assistant speaker. Many users on Reddit and Twitter have discovered that a new ad popup is appearing when the Google Assistant is triggered on their phones, as seen below. It offers a discount...

Some customers aren’t happy with how AT&T is handling their 3G shutdown

The end of 3G is coming for every carrier, but the way AT&T is handling their 3G shutdown is rubbing some people the wrong way. AT&T has chosen to go with a specific allowlist of devices that can continue to connect to their network following the 3G shutdown. This effectively means that any device being used...

Walmart will offer T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile phones and plans

T-Mobile is launching in over 2,300 Walmart stores starting next month, expanding their ever-growing retail presence. The "Uncarrier" has confirmed today that over 2,300 Walmart stores across the country will soon offer phones and services to T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers. They had previously announced the expansion into retail back in March during their Virtual...