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TmoNews is working on coming up with some fresh, new ideas for this blog that will ROCK. YOUR. WORLD… or, at least keep things a little more interesting around here. And just to get it out of the way, blog news is NOT coming to a halt and we will NOT stop bringing you news, that is coming back soon. We’re more interested in what you all might have to say about features then just churning out a bunch of fluff that you’d rather not see, so for now we’ll be taking suggestions and gauging opinions on things we may be thinking of implementing.
So how do I suggest a feature for TmoNews?
Easy, just select the “Comments” at the bottom of this news post. Then fill out the form and get your suggestion out there. We also have a forum thread for those of you that browse our forums regularly and would rather get involved in any discussions that start up there.
What ideas you guys are thinking of so I can comment on them?
Sure. Something we thought might be interesting to try out is phone/device reviews. Yes, there are many websites out there with reviews on phones galore but there aren’t too many that have a focus solely on T-Mobile devices or unlocked phones and how they fare on the T-Mobile network. These reviews could be largely user-submitted so you, the reader, could get your review put up at TmoNews – they would, however, be edited if necessary for grammar and need to include some personal pictures of the device. Humor is also very well appreciated, as everyone loves to laugh, and that’d bring some fun to reading reviews. Also, if someone here at TmoNews gets their hands on a fairly new T-Mobile device then no doubt we’ll be reviewing it for everyone! Oh and yes, these reviews would be sorted largely by release date, so all you’d have to do is go to the review section and you’d see a picture and name right there of the phone/device most recently offered by T-Mobile (and a seperate category for reviews of unlocked devices).
What about a compendium of information chock full of nothing but T-Mobile… deciphered? You know, not only would it include information on H@H (or T-Mobile@Home, whatever it’s gonna be called now) and myfaves and things like that, but would provide easy to find [and understand] answers to commonly asked plan/device questions, such as information on upgrading/discounts, what to do if you go over on minutes/text, unlocking phones and what that really means, differences on services such as Hotspot@Home I vs Hotspot@Home II, international roaming with H@H, plan and phone information, fine print in an easy to read format; pretty much like a Wiki, but in a very easy to read format for everyone, something you could guide your parents to if they have any questions about T-Mobile and their services/phone/policies [I know my mom comes to me first with any questions, and she doesn't know how to use forums]. This would also have user submission… and since it wouldn’t be a wiki, we’d have a form to submit content suggestions and such.
Contests and giveaways could also be offered in the future, but we’ll have to wait to see about that until we get our news going again and a slightly more active community in the comments in the blog and on the forums.
Your ideas suck. Mine are better
Great, well we’d love to hear them… post in the comments below. And then, uh, tell us what sucks about our ideas… maybe they can be improved with your help. We’re all about the T-Mobile community here, and we’ve all just got to STICK TOGETHER (sorry, couldn’t resist)