T-mobile to open up the web to all?!

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Gearlog is reporting that T-mobile may be moving away from the walled garden that is T-zones sometime next month. With the recent news that the developer store is now “live” this news comes at a welcome time. T-mobile seems to be taking all the right steps and making all the right moves by listening to the customer experience. Well yipee!

This is most welcome to the ears of T-mobile faithful around the country. We have long since been envious of the “web and walk” solution that our overseas brethren have enjoyed for some time. I know I can speak for large numbers when I say that the mobile web is no longer an “extra.”  It is now a necessity that to be used on an almost daily basis. The days are gone when we want just to find movie times or get sports scores from or mobile devices. Now, we want the web in our pocket, dare I say we “need” the web in our pocket. Then again, maybe I just have an internet addiction and need a vacation. Regardless, this is a welcome move.

Speaking to T-Mobile director of handset innovation Saj Sahar who had this to say:

“We’re relaunching and rebranding T-Zones,” Sahar said at the G1 launch. “It will be an open experience … next month.”

Full article here

  • CB.Jacked

    @dat chyk

    From what i read it seems like you can set the phone to “mass storage” and connect it to the PC via USB and the computer will recognize the phone like a small drive. You should be able to see all the folders under the memory card such as music and videos and copy them directly to the phone with out removing the memory card from the phone.

  • dat chyk

    Ok, I must of missed that part. Thanks!

  • CB.Jacked

    Its on page 12-13 on the second part of the manual.

  • TechnologyXDA

    To dat chyk: You are right my young apprentices, I have train you well, may the force be with you…..!(LOL)

  • dat chyk

    whatever! lol

  • dat chyk

    @CB – Thanks!

  • T1 Connect

    i got an 8gb memory card from newegg.com for 26 bucks ya jump on the wagon now and get one b4 the phone arives load it up so all you have to do is insert and pimp.

  • dat chyk

    sounds good to me! thanks.

  • T1 Connect
  • dat chyk

    “dudet”? was that for me?

  • T1 Connect

    aaaahhhhh yea this site is really good no b sing you. built my entire home pc from this place from processor to vista ultimate.

  • Lance Romance

    why does that one person keep commenting saying we are not going to get it on the 22nd…. check this out they ship it out on the 20th….. we can check where its at via ups by using are phone numbers as tracking numbers….. so we will kno exactly when its going to come… so stop trying to screw with our hope and glee and stop being a pessimistic SOB. Thanl you, lol. no disrespect intended. just remembered stone cold steve austin

  • dat chyk

    I think they think we are idiots apparently. LOL. UPS’ website will have so much traffic on the 22nd that it won’t even be funny! We know how to check for our phone AND we also know we should charge it…it’s not out first phone here ppl.

  • Lance Romance

    seaking of first phones… i had the crapiest 1st phone ever.. the early nokias… i dont knop the model number.. it was blue.. the ones with the internal antennas

  • Lance Romance

    nokia 3390

  • kevin

    If you get tracking number in advance ups and fedex can hold it at the local office. I would expect a signature required.

  • Lance Romance

    yup. id` just hve my mom to sign for it tho

  • dat chyk

    I hope a signature is required. That wouldn’t be good if it wasn’t. But, then again, I have had phones left outside my door by T-Mo before.

  • Lance Romance

    depends on the worker.

  • steven

    I’m glad I waited for this, I was about to get the Att&T Iphone 3g ,thanks for TMObile rep informing that the Adroid was about to be release when I was about to cancel my service , It was dissapointing to be in the ATT&T store hearing the customer up in the counter complaining about drop calls , when I was about to get there service plans. TMobile you need to make a radio ducking to listen to MP3 & charging it ..

  • Lime D. Zeze

    Sandisk 16GB microSD card. I ordered one:
    http://www.provantage.com/sandisk-sdsdq-016g-a11m~7SNDK2P3.htm

  • Lance Romance

    nvm i called it went thru, fortunately (T1 Connect) the person who helped me wasn’t sick.

  • Lance Romance

    oops i commented the wrong blog ll. my bad… see blog about manuals

  • T1 Connect

    ups is quite capable of handling any amount of volume they get and deliver any packages on time trust me i know. and yes a signiture is definetly reqired for this package.

  • T1 Connect

    oh but i am sick my friend. came home last night went to the studio woke up this morning sick as a dog

  • Lance Romance

    dang, u caught it over the phone somehow.. thats some new ish

  • Lance Romance

    @ Lime

    he umm the phone only supports up to 8 GB right now that is. So you will have to store that card sumwhere until they expand on that

  • T1 Connect

    take a look at this article and the phone the phone is a mockup phone people use when referring to windows mobile seven personally i would love for it to be real. now TAKE A LOOK AT THE LOGO ON THE TOP. isn’t that the tmobile logo.
    http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/26/microsoft-reaffirms-that-its-steering-clear-of-handset-manufact/

  • LimeDZeze

    @Lance
    From what I’ve been reading it supports high capacity microSD cards. Since the 16GB cards weren’t highly available when the specs were written, they weren’t included. There’s no reason to cap it at 8GB, is there? That would be frickin’ idiotic.

  • T1 Connect

    well if the system says is 8gb thats all its gonna support until they give the update to expand that to 16gb. until then dont waste your money. were gonna need it with this f’d up economy.

  • http://www.uk-news.org.ua ivan

    “he umm the phone only supports up to 8 GB right now that is. So you will have to store that card sumwhere until they expand on that”
    i think yes

  • Lance Romance

    @ lime
    the specs say 8GB

    is ne1 else watchin the prez debate?

  • Lance Romance

    @ T1

    yea it says t mobile

  • T1 Connect

    man i was reading this article and this thing just pisses me off. but in a way it made me happy because these are the words of a scared man who doesn’t know where he stands
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/09/25/breakdown_android_g1_iphone_share_little_in_common.html&page=2

  • Lance Romance

    @T1

    man, I wanted to stop reading hat cause it was too biased. But then gaain, it is a site geared towards apple fans. lemme go find a non biased report

  • nesha

    tmobile is getting better and better.
    and im still waitin on some more news on the samsung t919[or whatever its called]. i think the android is an easy pass for me…for the simple fact that 1.4million people at my school will end up getting it.[lol].
    oh and i have tzones on my shadow and it sucks.[but then again everything sucks on this phone.][but im not complaining].so maybe this new thingy will be something good 4 everyone.

  • dat chyk

    @T1, yea that was a biased read.

  • http://showboyz.net Chicago’s Wildest

    ya out there

  • T1 Connect

    just got touchflo 3d on a wing

  • Lance Romance

    @ T1 oh that so cool. u think i can get that on the G1? lol

  • T1 Connect

    maybe just keep looking around in xda developers they might have a wm6 rom for that thing soon cause it is a htc phone and they are really good at modding htc phones they already have android roms for a lot of phones.

  • EA575

    big smiley face FTW! :p

  • Lance Romance

    cool

  • bill

    Since no one has commented on this in a while I guess no one cares anymore but basically the tmobile web to go is going to be more expensive than t zones. its kind of a combo of the total internet and t zones. if you don’t have the full access you will be given a “site of the week” that you can access. but basically the prices the depend on the phone you are using, there is like at least 6 plans to choose from and all include sms/mms which is kinda stupid but whatever enjoy