T-Mobile

  • Rumor: T-Mobile launching 3G on December 6?

    Sometimes a rumor hits the Web and you get a little bit of “it’s about time” mixed with “what, already”? and you get confused and the drugs just don’t work anymore. Such a rumor is coming from the UK’s The Inquirer regarding T-Mobile’s sleepy 3G network in the USA. T-Mo won the spectrum for such a network one million Internet years ago, but… Read More

  • T-Mobile: for you my friend, a special deal: no-contract iPhone $1,500

    Well, boppers, you can now get your iPhone fix (in the old country, at least) without signing up for that stifling 24-month contract. Of course, it took Vodafone suing them to make it happen, and then there’s the catch: they’re selling it for 999 Euros, or about 1,500 of our Yankee “dollars.” You’ll be able to use other SIM cards, but T-Mobile warns that not all… Read More

  • Why the Sidekick Slide is dying

    I’ve had one issue with my Slide shutting down and now we know what the problem is with the random power cycling. I’m glad Motorola has found the problem and is working to resolve it, but I think my days with the Sidekick are coming to an end. UPDATED T-Mobile USA Statement on Sidekick Slide Motorola has determined that the intermittent power cycling on some T-Mobile Sidekick… Read More

  • T-Mobile could be forced to sell iPhone without contract, unlocked in Germany


    That’s Germany, all right. Like in France, it looks like Apple will have to sell the recently released iPhone in Germany without an accompanying contract and, separately, unlocked. Over in Deutschland, Vodaphone just won the first round in a long line of rulings against T-Mobile, which, for now, is the exclusive carrier of the iPhone there. Vodaphone, which no doubt wants a slice of… Read More

  • Of Montreal's new T-Mobile ad

    We don’t share commercials often, but since we like T-Mobile and really like Of Montreal, we couldn’t resist posting about it when they got together. Enjoy it, friends. Read More

  • Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this… Read More

  • Vodafone Germany sues T-Mobile over iPhone "monopoly"

    So that’s how they do business over in Germany. Vodafone has issue a “restraining order” against T-Mobile for offering exclusive phones that other carriers cannot have. Vodafone isn’t generally opposed to T-Mobile’s exclusivity contract with Apple, but wants to have these new sales practices examined, the spokesman said. The restraining order doesn’t aim at… Read More

  • "Mad Probz" plague Moto Sidekick Slide, yo


    Mad probz and other shizz are surfacing with this piece of hardware, my nizzle It has come to Boy Genius’ attention — and, in fact, Mr. Peter Ha’s as well — that the Sidekick Slide by Motorola is causing mad probz and is shutting down at inopportune times including during calls to your shortie and while messaging your peeps. While the Sidekick Slide might be mad hot… Read More

  • Upgrading a T-Mobile phone now carries an $18 fee?

    According to Consumerist.com, T-Mobile "will now charge existing customers $18 when they buy a new phone" which is apparently supposed to help the wireless carrier "underwrite the cost of selling subsidized phones to new customers." I’m no psychologist but this seems like a bad idea, especially given the competition between mobile phone companies. Sure, for most… Read More

  • gPhone Madness contest over on Monday


    Because of all the server futzing I’m extending the gPhone Madness contest until Monday at 12pm eastern. Feel free to vote, enter, and do whatever over the weekend but remember that it ends Monday. Read More

  • gPhone Madness: The creepiest entry to date


    The gPhone madness contest is still going strong. Remember to vote early and often for your favorite entrants and that we also count comments in the judging. Rich sends us his entry, a really freaking creepy idea involving social data mining and facial recognition. The Playa’s Bible web service is linked to Open Social for data mining, The guy takes a picture of a young lady in a local… Read More

  • T-Mobile making it easy for you

    On T-Mobile? You’re going to like this. T-Mo is working on a new way to not-bone-as-hard customers when want to switch to another network. Currently, your early termination fee is the same if you’ve had your service for two months or fifteen months. This new plan would prorate your fee based on how long is left in your plan. It’s not the first time a carrier has talked… Read More

  • Gphone madness: contest entries keep rolling in

    Here’s the deal: in order to celebrate the non-release of the gPhone, we’re asking you, our dear readers, to offer up some potential applications for the Android platform. They can be silly, smart, or stupid. Take this one, for example: Here’s an idea for an open source Gphone application that could make you a little cash: Turn your cell phone into a traffic camera. As you… Read More

  • Sidekick Slide review [Update]

    Many of you may recall my recent rants about the Sidekick 3 and how much it sucked ass. I mean, seriously, I paid over $400 for the biggest POS known to man. Danger makes a phenomenal OS and Sharp and T-Mo go and screw it all up. The hardware was atrocious and that’s putting it lightly. The phone was horrible. Everyone complained of echoing and I could never hear what they were saying. Read More

  • Give a OLPC, get a year of T-Mobile HotSpot access

    Feeling generous? T-Mobile will give anyone who participates in the OLPC “Give 1 Get 1 Program”—for $399 your child and a child in the developing world gets a OLPC laptop—a free year of hotspot access. From November 12 to November 26, should you choose to drop the $400 to give two kids the gift of lolcatz, you’ll get the T-Mobile HotSpot service. That way, you… Read More

  • Google Conference Call Liveblog

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf Click here to read our live coverage of the Google Mobile OS. More info: Today, T-Mobile is participating, alongside Google and others, in the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. IM questions to me during the conference call and I’ll try to ask them. Read More

  • CG ALERT: And we're off… Motorola, T-Mo, HTC, and Qualcomm gPhone conference call today

    I’ll just quote this verbatim and I’ll be live blogging the call in a mere 30 minutes. I may have to eat my hat. GOOGLE, T-MOBILE, HTC, QUALCOMM AND MOTOROLA TO DISCUSS NEW OPEN PLATFORM FOR MOBILE DEVICES Read More

  • The Samsung Katalyst defines mediocrity

    I’m not sure whether to blame T-Mobile or Samsung for the constant barrage of crappy phones coming out nowadays. Take for instance, the recently leaked Samsung Katalyst which will debut on T-Mobile. I bet money that the phone will either be a freebie or $49.99 for new customers as it’s so basic, I can’t even fathom why anyone else would want it. Oh, right. T-Mobile stuck WiFi… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow review

    T-Mobile knows how to work with OEMs. Witness their popular Dash and Sidekick. They create branded experiences, completely change UIs and operating systems, and generally do a good job of making casual messaging easy. So here we have the T-Mobile Shadow, a rebadged HTC Juno with Blackberry Pearl-like predictive keyboard and a unique UI that smooths out Windows Mobile’s rough edges enough… Read More