Android may be here sooner then we think

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We’re hearing rumor after rumor that Android has been delayed, and pushed back to 2009. Well TmoNews is jumping into the pool or rumors, calling BS on those other rumors, and putting in our vote of confidence on a presale of the Android phone on September 16th, 2008. This information, coming from a trusted source, prices the Android phone, also known as the G1 (Codename or real name, we’re not sure) at $399.

Full invoice that is.

Scare you? Good, well during the presale of the G1, T-mobile customers can pick up the phone for $150. This is where it gets interesting, we’re not seeing any prices for new activations during the presale, so this could mean that only current T-mobile customers can pick up the G1 during the presale. Other customers interested in the G1 may have to wait until beginning/mid October before a national public launch. Many users have seen the recent video circulating the next claiming to be the HTC Dream (AKA G1), and have been complaining about the ugly white color. Well we have good news for you too, as the G1 will be released in black, white, and brown. Being 3G enabled, the HTC manufactured G1 will unfortunately require its own data plan from T-mobile, which we expect to be more expensive then current data plans. Interestingly enough (maybe not so much knowing Google) users will be required to have a Google Gmail account for the phone to work. So far expected specs include 3G, a 5″ long by 3″ wide touch screen, and a slide out Qwerty keypad, and no mention of UMA or Wifi. We’re really excited for this all-too-secret device to hit T-mobile’s lineup. Stay tuned to TmoNews for more information coming soon!

Update: The HTC Dream (G1) will have a 3.0 megapixel camera. The presale will last 1 week, and be for existing customers only. Employees are not included in the presale, sorry! Presale begins Wednesday, September 17th, and 3G will be a large aspect of this device. Use your imagination

  • =0

    Can’t wait. $150 is pretty cheap.

  • Antoni Elie

    How de we get in on this Pre-Sale? INFO PLZ!!!!!!

  • center rep

    wow that’s the best news I’ve heard today thanks ! my dog died by the way

  • T1 Connect

    im sorry to hear about your dog dude but this news is so good i think ill go to the strip club lata come to ny ill by u a drank and celbrate

  • Orlando Reyes

    Hell yeah! If this is true I will have to get for myself as a late birthday gift (August 30 by the way). My early birthday gift was San Antonio 3G! For my birthday I think I’ll go to that strip club you were talking about. ;D

  • mingkee

    I am kinda doubtful about dedicated data service
    which is supported?

  • Krubuntu

    I would wait and try it with the regular data before switching plans. My BlackBerry data plan isn’t supposed to work with the Wing let alone an pwned iphone yet I get the web on all three devices w/o changing any of my features. Maybe the same with 3G data but we’ll have to wait and see. If the G1 is anything like the device at Google’s I/O conference, I would pay double what I pay now for data. Hurry Android! :)

  • Orlando Reyes

    I remember Andy Rubin saying that because some of the use of Google style advertising their could be reduced price in data. I will go through YouTube and find the video.

  • Spoklahoma

    Woo Hoo!!!! Did your source indicate if employees would be included in the presale period? I can’t wait to use my [wife’s] handset upgrade to snag the Dream/G1!

  • terryjohnson16

    I hope the version of the phone on youtube is a prototype, cause I am not feeling that design. Let me find out they are pulling an AT&T and requiring a special higher data plan.

  • mojo fett

    Sweet! I have 2 upgrades on my employee plan. just been waiting for this!

  • T1 Connect

    yea specs sound good features sound good but man that shit looks ugly the need to change the bottom part and the color and yes terry i know exactly what you mean about the plans from sidekick to blackberry to tmo unlimited you dont have to change the plan

  • Rochester

    Very very good news. Not just for us. But also for T-Mobile. it will help T-Mobile compete with other carriers.

    By the way, can anyone please provide us with some info on how to get in on this pre-sale.

    Thanks in advance.

  • money69

    I hope its true, I would definitely pick one up. Im curious how much more they’re gonna wanna charge for data.

  • Ill just hope that this is true, because I just wrote about it and I gave you credit. You know I was in between iPhone 3g or Android and I said if its going to be out close to October Ill wait for Android anything pass that time I am getting iPhone 3g lol. I have iphone already and i Love it but, I thought I might just give it to my wife and I can use android lol. Nice swap huh?

  • I don’t have the confidence in TMobile’s network as others do. As a technician that worked their network pre-9/11 in Manhattan and Bronx, I don’t think they have the manpower to build out that swiftly for a 3G data network.

  • tony: lot has changed since 2001…

    let’s hope they are indeed the first with android as has been near-universally reported. i am saving my phone upgrade for this device, even though i am scared as hell of google as the conglomerate monster than it is becoming.

  • center rep

    like six years ago , I think things might have changed in that period of time billions have been invested I would hope things are very diff reception wize in NY I know that

  • Centipede Damascus

    I am so impatient for this, it’s not even funny.

    As much as I love this ROKR I just got a couple weeks ago, I will drop it like it is radioactive for this sweet puppy.

  • Raholco

    Erm-has anybody checked to see if the FCC has this beast in the pipeline?

  • Re: the data plan. I’ve called T-Mobile a few different times, and diff reps have repeated the same line that the 3G data plan will not be any different priced than the current EDGE data plan. Which makes sense. ATT doesn’t charge one price for EDGE data plan and another for 3G, do they?

    I’m praying this rumor is true, and that I can rush to prepurchase the “Google phone” next month. 3G launch, open network with dev site, and this? Best year ever for us loyal Tmo customers ;)

  • Newmexican

    Talk about frustration.

    I can only upgrade again on September 29th. For $150 I would have signed up with (almost) no questions asked. But without WiFi I am not sure that I would pay $399 on top of the added cost for a data plan.

  • Nezzil

    Hey guys does anyone know if the presale will be online based or if were talking phone or even store based?!

  • Mr.gadget

    Oh happy day!!! Oh happy day. Oh happy day!!! When the G1 came and wash the competion away.

  • T. Landed

    This is amazing! How do we get in on it?

  • rHerr

    I’m in..
    I hope it comes with GPS tho.

  • Raholco

    I just did a quick check of the FCC’s OET site for all cellphones that have the requisite 1700 Mhz frequency. I saw Nokia, Huawei, ZTE, Moto, Samsung, Kyocera-but no HTC.

    Some of those OET entries were pretty bloody current.

    I got one more pass to make to see if I can find this elusive beasty-but if the FCC ain’t got it, it ain’t happening all that quick.

  • silk7

    Lets see who takes tmonews story and call it there own!
    For the price- I’ll grab one!!!

  • Oh man. I am so happy to hear this. Hopefully the data plan required for this won’t be any different than the standard T-Mobile 3G data prices that will be set.

    I’m especially interested by the use of both a touch screen and a pointing stick… makes me wonder whether some Android apps for whatever reason only work with a touch screen or only work with the pointing stick, even though Google said that wouldn’t be a concern.

    Regardless, I’m quite excited and will be ordering a black one on the 17th! $150 is a small price to pay for to end the 10 months of waiting for Android.

  • edwin

    YES! i was about to go purchase the new and shiny white 5610 but nvm!! ill just stick a lil bit longer but not october long LOL :D pretty good day today!
    sorry bout ur dog dude!

  • Orlando Reyes

    Yes. I will finally get to retire my iPhone to car audio duties. I will be walking out of store with 2 Android phones. Too bad one will be my girlfriends upgrade. I thought she wouldn’t like it because she likes small phones. Well at least it is cheap enough that she won’t nag me when I buy it. ;D

  • Ben

    Does anyone really think this will amount to much in the mobility market? I don’t…

  • BIznitch

    Yesss bc it comes in brown im dropping my sklx and getting one of these. it looks way better and prob thiner to

  • 2o6

    sooooo is the HTC Touch Pro gonna be on Tmo??

  • terryjohnson16
  • Lil B

    Joshua @ BGR ALMOST got it right…

    “TmoNews is not claiming that the HTC Dream will, in fact, be the first Android device to reach our hands.”

  • Sunny

    Raholco….

    Can_you_paste_the_link_to_the_fcc_site_where_you_say_the_1700_MHZ_Phones…_sorry_i_typed_like_this_my_keyboard_in_the_office_jammed_lol

  • jmakaveli24

    HTC Dream vs Sony Xperia? I guess the $150 presale price for that one week only for the Android phone is both a gift AND a curse. I’m torn between the two phones.

  • John

    Sweeet…Let me get this stright..$150 pre-sale. Does this mean that we won’t have to pay the full when it is offically released? Also talked to a T-Mo rep and he told me that the data plan will stay the same. I wonder if it will work on the T-mobile web plan as well. Can’t wait.

  • John

    This better come in black or else I may not get one.

  • renmique

    This sounds great, now if the could drop the qwerty keyboard (looks like a sidekick to me) I would pick it up

  • Sunny

    “Keyboard” Fixed LOL I Just Hope It Doesn’t Feel Cheap!

  • Who uses T-mobile!?

  • T1 Connect

    im getting an android, im getting and android, for 150 and att is getting a touch pro for 900 ha bitches

  • Sunny

    I use T-mobile! I had voicestream since 97 then t-mobile bought them out in 2001 So LONG TERM relationship here

  • Steven I

    Glad to hear some information is finally being released about this device. I can’t imagine this phone will lack WiFi and GPS, that just wouldn’t make much sense. At the 150 price point, I can see T-Mobile selling a descent amount of phones in that first week, but they are going to need to hype it, because most of the world doesn’t read tech blogs or even know that this phone is going to be released soon. Sounds like the phone is going to come out right on schedule.

  • indy

    So convince me to not jump ship to at&t for an iphone (that I’ve been waiting on a year and a half now) for this android phone you speak of.

    My contract is already over with tmo but my wifes is not. Was thinking of jumping ship as soon as hers is over in december.

    If I call today and see if I have an available upgrade will I have to sign a new contract? If not I may use the upgrade to get this $150 deal on the android and see if I like it enough to stick it out with tmo a little while longer.

    Posted from my Sidekick3.

    Thanx.

  • Raholco

    @sunny:

    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm

    Target frequency range is 1711.25 to 1753.75 MHz for T-Mobile’s HSDPA deployment. Note that MetroPCS and Cricket will be deploying CDMA handsets in this band as well.

  • ChloeDee

    Wow, I can’t wait to check this out. Any word as to WHERE itll be on presale?

  • ChloeDee

    PS- the sidekick keyboard is awesome for messaging. im psyched to have that feature

  • JMTS

    OMG I can’t stop smiling! I have been using an unlocked silver LG Prada and a Shadow for a really long time hoping T-mo would give me something good to switch too with 3G and now it may finally be here! YAY! Sorry about your dog dude!

  • CHERYL

    WANT TO KNOW HOW i CAN GET A G1, IF I’M A CUSTOMER , DO I NEED TO CALL, OR VISITED A TMOBIL STORE ?????

  • Trey

    For the record, it’s “interesting”, not “interasting”. Spell check is your friend.

  • edwin

    yea…would this be in store or online/call??

  • Lame

    About damn time for something halfway decent. I look forward to this.

  • DarkJedi

    @The credit is appreciated and most welcome.

    @Trey, what’s spell check?

    For the record, every linkback I have been reading today has given us due credit and that includes all the big players. Keep hyping it up guys!

  • Sunny

    Android with Video Calling please!

  • timmyjoe42

    No wifi is lame.
    I love the logo.
    The phone looks awesome.

  • edwin

    Yes, Video Calling would deffinetly kill that one fone aTT has…wat is it called?? iSmoke??

  • Brent

    I also spoke with a CS rep today and inquired about this android device. She said approx 2 months ago there was a HTC rep informing them of 3 exclusive T-Mobile devices set to come out this year. When I mentioned the Dream she said this is likely the device.

    Then I asked her if 3G was not in the market where I live could I still use it and she said yes. She said it will automatically switch to 3G when 3G came to my market in Louisiana.

    Then I told her about the video calling idea which is floating around this forum. She was in agreement and felt it would benefit all consumers especailly business people, deaf people, etc. I said if T-Mobile would offer this service it would like entice previous customers to return to T-Mobile and also attract new customers. I told her of the talk of the petition on this site and she was really excited about the idea. She said she was going to forward the idea to upper management.

    Then I asked her about other smartphones such as blackberry bold and how come AT&T always gets exclusive devices before T-Mobile. She said they were told recently that Apple will be ending its exclusive rights with AT&T and come to other markets in the US sooner than later. She said they were told there are far more iphones being sold to customers on other carriers rather than those on AT&T. I told her I thought Apple extended their exculisve rights with AT&T for another year and she said she doesn’t think so, but to check back soon.

    Sorry if I rambled on, but wanted to share with all of you.

  • Mitch

    very interesting phone. I also read in techcrunch last week a story about Israeli company – TuneWiki and there is a video of the media player. The media player they developed looks nothing but amazing, can do lyrics and many social network capabilities. I wonder if T-Mobile will include it in the phone, looks like a killer app.
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/07/tunewiki-androids-iphone-like-media-player-that-may-become-the-platforms-standard/

  • A.R.E.

    But the Question Still Remains How do we go about getting in on this Pre-Order Sale. DO we go to a T-mobile Store? Got to a special Link? Info Plz!!!

  • ratchet

    I think you can order online. Im not so sure about t-mob stores

  • GreenEyedBandit

    Wow, why is everyone acting like little kids. Yeah it’s great news to hear about the android finally having a date for pre-sale, let alone any sale. Being a tmobile customer service employee, info Should appear soon. Stop asking the same questions: when,where,why,who… Patience Youngens. This could be false news it’s not 100% correct

  • This will be an out and out war! Thank goodness that T-mobile will do this presale. It’ll stop some of ther potential buyers from buying an iphone (hence affecting new revenue for existing product development) and bring new money to T-mobile as long as we as loyal Tmo customers hype the product up! Although I kinda want to keep quiet to make sure I don’t get turned away without. Hopefully mine will be in the mail and delivered that am. So I can “dream” in my bed, and you all can deal with store chaos !

  • rezar

    why GMAIL ? Android will be free and open source so why gmail !!!

  • Smoku

    why is it so hard to make a gmail account… wow.. everybody has one.. i had one since it was invite only the day it came out

  • Peter Griffin

    People will complain about any restrictions given on a cell phone no matter if it is even better than the evil ATT. Let them whine while you and I have the HTC Dream. I only use my Gmail account for personal stuff, Dont use anything else!!

  • ok i can’t take it any longer I purchased my bb 8320 sunset on last thursday then read on this blog and am freaking out cause on one side I love my bb but I really want that G1(dream) not sure what to do should I return my phone be fore its to late and go with out a phone, and then have it not come out, should I wait for october? Does anyone tmonews wise have any better information(not that this isn’t great) that can say that yes this is going to happen on the 17th of september or is just going to be a maybe until september. And does anyone even know what all is required to get it early? anyinfo would be helpfull in making my choice
    Thanks
    much love tmonews you guys rock

  • zaire

    Im on t-mobile right now and i was going to get a new phone on the 20th but i think i want to wait for the great $150 price tag on this phone. Do we have to purchase the 3g data plan with the phone or can we just buy it without it and upgrade later?

  • DarkJedi

    While its open source its still going to be a google based operating system. Agree with it or not I can’t fault google for pushing its applications most of which are widely used as it is. I think gmail users will be among the first to want to try an android phone, just as Apple users love the integration into the Apple ecosystem I would love to integrate all of my google applications, docs, gmail, maps etc into one place. No complaints with that restriction.

  • Ricki

    $150 is a good price tag! I hope and pray it has google maps app built in.

  • zaire

    Right now we can get an edge enabled phone but We dont HAVE to buy the 3g do we have to buy it now. I ask because im on a family plan and i dont know if i will have to switch plans all together or just add the 3g data plan onto the bill.

  • zaire

    Is the 3g data plan required to have the phone?

  • Eric

    So is it safe to say there definitely won’t be wifi on this phone? i want the phone badly, but I HATE phones w/ no wifi…

  • I’d like to wait and see what happens with this. No reason to get my hopes up!

    http://kreuzer33.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/google-android-to-arrive-in-september/

  • Ashley

    I’m quite sure this device isn’t going to be in any customers hands even if they pre-order them until mid October. I know that T-Mobile has an employee summit for managers, directors, etc. in early October which means they will probably launch shortly after giving them time to prepare after the meeting.

  • OctoberRiot

    I talked to the manager of a tmo store today and he said he heard it would be out as soon as next week and only for the cities that are scheduled to get the 3g. hope that’s not true. reason 1, im broke right now, and 2 my city isn’t getting 3g when they start it oct 1st. he said he doesn’t see why I wouldnt still be able to order one from somewhere else, and that itll probably be on the site anyway. he didn’t know anything about a presale.

  • DarkJedi

    Its been my experience that store managers hardly if ever know what time of day it is much less the release dates of equipment. The information we got was pretty solid so I encourage all of you to focus on the September date and not get your hopes up for anything prior.

  • Raholco

    @OctoberRiot: It’s hard to believe that the phone will be out in the currently deployed 3G cities given that it hasn’t hit the FCC yet. Given that, and CNET’s reporting that it won’t be until 1Q09, I’m leaning more in the ‘next year’ camp, and I’ll be pleasantly suprised if it does hit by the end of September. However, what I’m seeing isn’t looking for it being on our grubby paws anytime soon.

  • enjoijams

    To quote a post from the release rumor hating blog from AndroidGuys.com

    “TheInsiderWithInformation on August 13th, 2008 at 5:05 pm:

    T-Mobile will launch this phone as planned with presales starting on September 17th and releasing the first week in October.

    It will be the HTC Dream with every conceivable option you can think of and them some surprises you don’t but will know of.

    It will sell to people that have been T-Mobile customers for 2 or more years at a starting price of $99.

    The Insider”

    Link
    http://androidguys.com/2008/08/12/dont-believe-the-hype-android-not-coming-in-september/

  • enjoijams

    …Also in reguards to the screen. This person claims the actual screen will be 5×3

    TheInsiderWithInformation on August 13th, 2008 at 6:19 pm:

    Thats correct 5?x3? and it will match the Iphone in terms of color depth etc.

  • Spike B

    Numerous sites have reported the HTC dream as a 3×5? device with a somewhat smaller screen. This is consistent with the phone I saw at Google I/O (live), and the various youtube and related videos. I think someone just confused the size of the display with the size of the device. After all the iphone device is only 4.5×2.5 (5.1″ diagonal) and the iphone display is 3.5″ diagonal, anything with a display that was 5×3 would be rather large for a smart phone.

  • D

    So heres the deal..I just got a tip and the truth is..althought the Dream AKA G1 is not coming out next month,its still set up for late october.The good news is that if you want to be prepared for video calling and all the fun stuff that will eventually be out you can get a T-Mobile UK phone and unlock it.It will work and it may be the better thing to do.As of now the 3G will be free once you have the total internet plan.There is also going to be a new t-mobile system coming out in the next 4 months in which when you go to the t-mobile store you will be talking live to reps. over a machine and not face to face.It should be pretty cool.

  • DarkJedi

    @D,

    I’m working on compiling more information about the new tech support service that coincides with the concept store environment. I’ve got some great camera shots of the new desk that customers can use so hopefully I’ll get something up about it before the end of the weekend. Any info you could shed on this would be great.

  • tzi adari lea?

  • Why is their flagship phone in 2008 (nearly into 09) only a 3MP???

    Is anyone else bothered by how little we know about this phone. Can it handle flash in its browser? Open docs, spreadsheets, etc.? And by the way, I discovered after a 3 hour discussion last night with a T-Mobile Rep T-Mobile blocks their devices from receving files larger than about 5 megabytes. This doesn’t apply if your handset is a tethered modem for another device, but to grab data directly on the device, yur hit with those limits, . That will be more of a pain with 3G. Any idea on the processor speed? GPS?

  • Fbarkon

    So if I get this right we can preorder on Sept 17th for a unknown delivery date. It makes sense so they can measure the product demand and enthusiam.The lowered rumored $99 two year completed contract presale price is sweet and a bargain versus an iphone though. I really can’t wait to see how this plays out.T mobile has the best service in a cell provider I have ever had, and I’ve been around a bit ( They did ME wrong I swear.) They are innovative and if by chance his phone sports wifi and can it not be used hot spot style? If not hot spot will you be able to use it for tmobile at home? That alone can take the edge off a data/edge plan. Regardless Iphones are going to be sold in Best buy as early as September. With no promised timeline for the release of this new phone Tmobile stands to lose existing consumers who don’t read blogs and are not motivated by internet rumors. Time is running out for them to give some of us dogs a bone!

  • Some Dude

    Sorry to say….
    September was all along the targeted release date, however it has been pushed back to November. Same source says the Kickstart and Javelin are in fact targeted for September though. That part isn’t guaranteed but there is a good chance. It will be tough to resist upgrading my Curve to the Javelin while waiting to check out the Android device. Well I guess I’ll just have to upgrade my unlocked iPhone line to the G1 IF it is indeed the hotness. I really hope it isn’t much bigger than the iPhone or the average WM device.

    As for the live in-store video chat, it’s called “Tech Chat” and its currently available in the 4 concept stores. I have seen it in action in the Issiquah store near Seattle/Bellevue and it is pretty cool. It is strictly for tech support and has a platform where you can set your device at different angles and the tech can view it in great detail. Not sure what the plans are for launching it in the legacy or “classic” stores.

  • Peter Griffin

    How are there so many different “reliable sources” all who work for Tmobile and all swear they are telling the truth?! I feel as though Tmobile would have started to create a little hype on their handsets if they are in fact coming in anytime soon. Otherwise, why even bother getting the newest and greatest?!

  • Tom

    Is anywhere we can find more spec and info about the device?

  • suhaib

    @Chris: No, I am using 5.99 T-zones on my nokia N82 and I download songs from skreemr that are 9mb.

    @the people who say we don’t have much information on the phone and software…. the sdk is available to download by anybody at
    http://code.google.com/android/download.html
    the sdk had an emulator that you can use to try out android at it’s current (i think) state. It is very cool. Try out their web browser…

  • D

    @ DarkJedi: Thanks for the help but that is all the info i can release for now on the new live instore service.It’ll hit stores in the big cities by december as of now.

    @ everyone else: The G1 AKA Dream is not coming out on the 17th of september.It’s gonna be out late october-early novenber.The presale price when they have one will be $150 as of now and $399 when its out.Also if you guys are interested in the touch pro rumored for T-Mobile,dont get it cause the 3G compatible one will be re-released one year later.I think the Blackberry BOLD will do the same thing but not sure yet. Everyone else feel free the chime in with your info and opinions.

    @Chris: The fladship phone is definitely gonna be the ericcson bella and it only has 2MP.All the phones in UK avg 5MP so if you can fully unlock the T-Mobile UK phone like i mentioned yesterday then you should.Im working on unlocling the MDA lV compact which will have video calling compatability which should save me $$$ when they release video calling in NA.

  • D

    Okay sorry guys but im gonna make some new info clear.Im 100% sure now that if you bought any 3G phone(lets stick with T-Mobile UK for now) you can have it fully unlock for full use except for video calling cause its not out yet.Thats the best thing to do.Im gonna get the MDA compact lV and have it unlocked.So go to the UK site check out the phones or any phone you like from any company and get it because then you wont have to get a new one when they release video calling and you’ll save money that way.Also if your interested in the G network,your better of going to an international site an getting a 4G compatible phone cause its coming out for AT&T,Sprint this year i think.This way you’d really save money and its cheaper over seas i think.

  • Peter Griffin

    My source is completely 100% reliable too and HE says that the President of Tmobile USA said that the G1 – Dream is going to come with a fully mounted 35 millimeter fully automatic machine gun. I swear guys, it is coming out in Febturday so just wait!

  • Some Dude

    @ Peter Griffin

    That’s frickin’ sweeeet!

  • ShotWithAnSLR

    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/oet/forms/blobs/retrieve.cgi?attachment_id=929555&native_or_pdf=pdf

    Is it possible that we will be getting a peak at the G1 on or shortly after August 31? Why else would they need the confidentiality grant? I think this might be the first view we get prior to the rumored pre-sale.

  • Some Dude

    ShotWithAnSLR- awesome job on your mad super-sleuth skills!

  • Orlando Reyes

    What is the link to the rest of the testing?

  • Some Dude

    By the way…
    If ever there was an imaginary line between “cell phone enthusiast” and “uber mega wireless device tech geek”, that line would be reading FCC docs. Oh and geek isn’t necessarily an insult.

  • Raholco

    @ShotWithAnSLR: A quick review shows that the AWS antenna isn’t there. I suspect that the device in question is probably the Shadow II, based on http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/forms/blobs/retrieve.cgi?attachment_id=929580&native_or_pdf=pdf

  • sexy black girl

    I CANT WAIT FOR THIS PHONE

  • SiliconAddict

    Not happy. I’ve been sitting on the fence with signing with a carrier because I wanted to hang on until an Android handset shipped.
    While its cool that T Mobile is rewarding their customers like this. Its a fracking kick in the teeth for those of us who have been waiting.

  • orangesamurai

    I just talked to a rep named Tiffany at T-Mobile and she said the G1 phone “which is going to be SOOO much better than the iPhone” is coming out on October 1st. We’ll see.

  • stretch

    I’m really looking forward to this phone to see what it can do. However, without a fully operating 3G network, most of the use of the phone will be limited to just that… phone only. Most of the location centric apps so far won’t work as well until there is an upgraded network, kinda like an iphone 3g on the edge network, real disappointing. I am excited about all the future operating capabilities, but T-Mobile needs a nationwide 3G network first.

    My current contract expires in december, so that gives me a couple months to see the rollout and watch the reviews.

    just my 2 cents

  • Robert

    I’ve seen it. A programmer had it on the bus in Seattle. It’s cool, but thank God they’ll have other colors besides white. It looks ugly in white. There’s a small band of lights on the top part by the T-Mobile writing and they flash (orange) like the lights on Knight Rider. T-Mobile better come out with some good plans for this.

  • Ashley

    I think that it is hilarious that everyone in concerned about the way the phone” looks”, Apparently no one is aware of what the Linux software is going to allow us to do!!!! True, you can’t change the looks of the phone, but by having an open platform, ANYONE, can write programs for the phone, to do ANYTHING!!!! True, t-mobile is still working on making their 3G network nationwide, but the fact that the phone is open platform allows for endless possibilities!

  • andrea

    No truth to this rumor?
    It’s September 17th…

  • Yowis

    ACTUALLY SEPT.18 AND TMOBILE COS. SERVICE DONT EVEN KNOW WHATS A G1 PHONE HIS SUCKS….

  • D

    T mobile is by FAR the WORST Company that I have ever had to deal with. I left Sprint to go to t mobile, bought 2 phones one of those phones being $350+ I had horrible problems with the phone service as far as people calling on numerous occasions and getting a busy signal. This happend on both lines. After I had to go out of my way to prove it to t mobile (because when they did test call it worked fine) WEll duh it didn’t do it every minute of every day. Anyway I called customer service when it was screwing up and told them to do a test call. Finally someone believes me. After 2 hours of dealing with a lady (that did not speak good english) who I had gav the option of 2 new phones at ($400 each) or letting me out of my contract. If I would have known that’s all I had to do I would have saved myself an hour and a half. She told me I would get a credit for the bill I just paid ($143) back in my checking account. I was flex pay so it was paid a month ahead. Oh yeah and by the way the cycle didn’t start until the 14th and they took money out of my personal account on the 8th of each month. Ok so I am very happy that I can go back to a phone company that has working phones. Never got that refund in my account so I called and was told they will be mailing me a paper check. 3 weeks after that I got a bill for $389.86…called tmobile, transfered 3 times (explaining the story all 3 times)1 hour 45 minutes later they admitted they screwed up by reactivating the phone to port the number and forgot to cancel out the early termination fee again. So they fixed that and assured me I would get my refund in 7 to 10 business days. One month later still no refund. I just got off the phone with t mobile after a very long exhausting hold time, transferring and then disconncted so calling back. Once again they assure me I will get a refund of $139.06 in 7 to 10 business day. It would be nice if I could charge T mobile a late fee because we know I would have to pay one. Would not recommend!

  • I just logged into my TMO Account online and it says im eligible for an upgrade and the G1 is only 179.99. Ships out Oct. 22. Sweet. Im getting one!

  • very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  • B. Rojas

    Just to let people know…I have been paying insurance to replace my cell phone if lost or damaged for long time. I did replace 2 phones in my 2 yr contract. TMobile said nothing about any limitations when I replaced my 2nd phone.When I had to replace for a 3rd time, T Mobile said you could only replace 2 times but yet continued charging me for insurance knowing I was paying for nothing! TMobile told me they would cancel the insurance but would not refund the months that I have been paying since my second phone was replaced. Their response was basically, too bad for you!

  • Sitel

    Let me tell yall something about T-mobile they anit nothing. They are firing people from the site that has tech suport for know reason just cause they can. They are in Starkvile, ms firing people just cause they can if you have colr weave in your hair they will fire you and you don;t see anyone . They say that they are putting you on suspenion and never call you back they just doing everything over there I would not buy or get a phone with these stupid people these are losing ther homes and cars because of nothing. Even if you never was late or never missed a day they don;t care. I hate t-mobile.

  • Magic marker

    Will the My Touch 3g be faster then the G1

  • Christine

    This past weekend, my fiance and I took a trip up the coast of Washington. On our way back down the coast, we saw a car drive over an embankment…the car was going about 60. It literally flew off the road, flipped over, and landed in some brush.

    Immediately, we stopped the car and jumped out to help. While my fiance was running down the hill to help the family in the car, I was trying to call 911 for help. To my utter amazement-I had NO cell phone service. We were not in a major city when this happened, but, we were not in the middle of the country, either. We were in an area that, according to T-Mobile’s website, should’ve had cell service. (Both my fiance and I have T-Mobile service).

    The driver of the car that flew off the road was able to get out of the car and move/walk around. He got out and tried using his cell phone as well; unfortunately, his cell service was through T-Mobile as well. We were terrified because there was at least 1 serious injury as a result of this accident and no way for us to get help. All the while, the young woman in the car with the worst injuries was going in and out of consciousness, asking “when can I get out…when is help coming?”

    Luckily, 2 more cars saw us outside car, and stopped to help. A woman and her husband from California stopped, and tried their cell phone. They were able to get through to 911 to get police and an ambulance on the way. Their service was through AT&T. All I can say is THANK GOD for AT&T, or we would’ve been stranded, with no way to care for the injured. Had my fiance and I not stopped on the side of the road, no one would’ve known there was a car accident. The car that flew off the road was far enough down the embankment that you couldn’t see it just driving past. There was no visible sign of a car accident from the road.

    I’m sharing this story because I hope it makes you think twice about what carrier you want to go with. Don’t just go with the cheapest, because they may not be there when you need them the most. I would’ve paid $1000 dollars a minute to get through to 911 on my cell phone when this happened, heck..I would’ve paid more than that…there is really no price I can put on it. T-Mobile was not there when I needed them…when that family needed them.

    AT&T and Verizon, even Sprint, all have better service than T-Mobile, I can attest to this (not only from what happened over the weekend, but after having their service for a year). My fiance and I are switching carrier’s immediately, because we do not want to end up in a situation like this ever again.

    Had the other people not stopped, and been able to get through to the police, minutes…hours could’ve gone by before help arrived.

    Please pass this story along to anyone who may have T-Mobile service, or who may be considering switching to T-Mobile. What’s good cell service worth to you…what’s it worth to be able to make a phone call when you need to the most…

    • Ricknexus

      You are an absolute moron!! Why do you waste your time by writing such an obvious lie? 911 will work anywhere no matter what. I can be in the basement of my office (downtown Chicago) getting no service whatsoever, and still call 911. Moron

  • I found your blog searching google for phone systems websites and came across your website. Its very interesting and I have worked in the business phones for the last 15 years. I even have my own blog dedicated 100% to phones! I look forward to reading more posts, and hope you would check out my blog as well. Thanks again. Good Day!

  • Anonymous

    If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s fault, you can receive compensation for lost income as well as for medical costs and pain and suffering. Your recovery for lost income can include recovery for lost or diminished earning potential as well. That is, you can be compensated for no longer being able to earn as much money.
    Remember, There Must Be Fault
    First, it’s important to remember that the fact that you are injured does not, by itself, mean that you are entitled to compensation. For there to be economic recovery, in most cases, there must be fault, which means that either another party was negligent (unreasonably careless) or intentionally acted wrongfully. So before considering lost income, you need to evaluate whether someone else is liable for your injury because of negligent or intentional acts.