T-Mobile

  • T-Mo launches Samsung Katalyst with HotSpot @Home


    Seriously. Do anyone’s friends actually look like this? What does $79.99 and a two-year contract get you these days? The Samsung Katalyst (SGH-t739), a slim slider from T-Mobile that supports My Faves and HotSpot @Home. While you probably won’t feel like the coolest kid on the block with this WiFi-enabled phone, you can make calls over WiFi and it’s technically a world… Read More

  • Sidekick Slide back in the saddle again at T-mo's site

    After some initial — ahem — setbacks, the Sidekick Slide is back up on T-Mobile’s web site for $199 after rebates and discounts. The major problem was caused by poor battery contacts, which seems like a simple enough fix. It’ll be interesting to see how well this device does now that it’s been pulled and then put back up for sale, though. Any current or former… Read More

  • 3G phone for T-mobile! Too bad T-Mobile has no 3G network

    Behold, the Nokia 6263! Not much to look at, but I’m told that deep within its silicon heart lurks the capability to communicate at blinding speeds on a 3rd Generation network that, well, doesn’t exist for it. I feel bad for the poor thing, forced to work at data rates that make it want to flash its own bios. Oh, to join its brethren in two-way video chats and full-featured browsing! Read More

  • T-Mobile BIS is still down

    So I’ve been attempting to access the Internet e-mail setup service from my Curve since last night and every time it fails to access the site. I’ve tried it from my desktop with the same result. I’m getting my e-mails, which is all I really care about, but is T-mo down because of the record rains in Washington? I’m thinking so. Our Seattle crew seems to be off-line as well. Read More

  • Breaking: Sidekicks Slide get update [Updated photos]

    Umm. So my Slide just prompted me that there was an update. Not sure what it does. Will have to do some digging. Is this a fix for the battery issue? Update: Oh, it’s just the new e-mail app that tabs everything. So your Tmail is under one tab and then your AOL and Yahoo! e-mails are under a different tab. Boo. Wait. It’s cool, but my Slide is being sent back so it doesn’t… Read More

  • Unlocked iFones from Orange cheaper than T-mo

    I’m sorry but an unlocked iPhone is not worth $1,500, which is what T-mo in Germany is selling the precious for. It’d be a lot cheaper to have someone visiting the US pick one up or just find someone on Craigslist to do it for you. But that’s not always the case and luckily for you, Europeans, Orange will be doling out unlocked iFones for less than 999 euros, but more than… Read More

  • 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