Archive | October, 2008

Host change

Just a quick heads up from the TmoNews Tech Guy…. the switch to our new host is nearing completion. As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now if you’re reading this, going to tmonews.com now redirects you to an interesting looking URL. Don’t worry! It’s not permanent, and you DON’T have to update your bookmarks or anything crazy like that. It may take a few days for the URL in your address bar to go back to normal, … [read full article]

Oh woe is G1 data…

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Well today today marks the end of the one week free data period offered by T-mobile for those who pre-ordered the G1. Some customers report their data plan has been switched off by an obvious technical glitch inside T-mobile somewhere that is reverting them back to their previous data plan held prior to G1 ownership. *Warning, facepalm alert!* Apparently the paid service which is necessary to access the phones features is not … [read full article]

Washington DC to usher in T-mobile 3G!

Forgive us for the late announcement, however last night we began the process of moving to our new host. With that we took the blog offline for a while so this announcement comes a little later than we had hoped. With that little tidbit out of the way, Washington D.C. a city that needs no introduction is proud to be announced as the newest member of the magenta 3G family! As was … [read full article]

G1 unlocked…free to roam about the cabin

Let me preface this by saying that while the phone may be unlocked, for the you can pretty much just make and receive calls and text. While I don’t think there is a doubt in anyone’s mind most of the phone’s capabilities will soon be available to AT&T users, for the moment its pretty much just the doldrum talk and text.

Two quick updates…

UPDATE: Walmart stores will NOT be receiving the G1 till November 3rd due to shipping delays! I’m in a little bit of a rush so I’ve decided to condense two entries into one. Yesterday we ran a story via Engadget regarding Walmart and sales of the G1. While the original article stated a “launch” date of November 24th, that has since been revamped to, well, tomorrow. Purchasing the G1 from … [read full article]

Detroit waking up to 3G?!

Detroit, Detroit, my neighbor to the North(east) it seems as though magenta has given you an early holiday gift and brought you 3G! With a dozen or so emails this morning from overjoyed G1 users, added with word out of this forum thread, T-mobile has gone and given Detroit residents a reason to smile today! While T-mobile still has a way to go to catch up the national footprint of the big … [read full article]

G1 coming to a Wal-Mart near you?

Engadgetmobile is reporting this morning that the G1 is on it’s way to Walmart and at a  price lower than T-mobile directly is offering. Walmart, king of the odd price is said to be selling the G1 at $148.88, a full $31.11 savings, or the cost of a tank of gas for me to get to my nearest Walmart. Engadget’s tipster is claiming that the top 10 stores in each regional Walmart … [read full article]

G1 email troubles plaguing early adopters??

For the G1, word on the street and in the hands of the users has been a fairly positive user experience, until they tried the email. Recent reports have pop3/imap accounts on the G1 plagued with troubles, while gmail is of course working just peachy. Between connection errors, messages not sending/receiving and other errors, email problems are plaguing users everywhere. While early reports focus on comcast users, the troubles … [read full article]

"Behold," more ninja shots

After all the G1 news in the past few weeks we’re ready to get back on track and focus on continued previews of upcoming holiday launches for magenta. Previewing the Behold a number of times has let us know you guys want more of this phone. Today we happily oblige and bring you a few shots from one of our lucky ninjas who had some hands on time with this, … [read full article]