Haven't gotten enough of the G1?

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Somebody at T-mobile loves us. T-mobile has set up and released a slick and surprisingly detailed simulator for all to enjoy. It won’t take the place of the real thing, but it will certainly give you something to play with until your local UPS man shows up 18 days from now. For those who are like me and frankly will never even unwrap the manual this gives you an excellent look at the interface you will soon never let stray far from your hands. Don’t you hate it when people ask to look at your phone?

Engadget points out that google maps isn’t functional which obviously means no GPS or street view, but its definitely more detailed than the developers emulator.

Enjoy! Find it here: T-mobile G1 emulator

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  • awesommmmmmmmmmmmmme

  • SoTacMatt

    I especially like the rolling view of it, how the screen pops out.

  • Macho

    Oh yess!!!! Thanks dave!!! I’m playing with right now!

  • T1 Connect

    yea this thing is a little off the rack too bad no map support tho but its definetly some shhhhhhh

  • tmofan12

    sweet! thanks tmonews for keeping us busy while we wait for G-day!

  • T1 Connect

    @tmofan12 thats the best way to put tmonews is taking the boredom away

  • X

    LOVED ITTTTTTTTTT :) lol

  • macho

    shit is awesome!!!! 22nd get here already!!!

  • Yayo

    fire.

  • macho

    Hey are my messages always being moderated???

  • dflat7

    Is that the brown one…mmmhhhh sexy…

  • tmofan12

    @T1 connect.. i think a lot of people check this site to see if anything news it out.. weather it be new pictures or new features, every little bit satisfies the waiting period and makes it that much shorter while we wait!

  • McBravio

    Just ordered my 16GB Micro SD card from Buy.com!

  • how much was the 16gb

  • Here is a video on youtube that kinda showed a side by side vs the iphone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ONZzwCBDVA

  • dat chyk

    That’s wsup. Thanks TmoNews!

  • david

    I just called T-mobile, customer support looked and said my two – YES 2, G1’s were on order, even if I had not yet received any e-mail/text message form t-mobile…. Also, the site now shows $299.99 as the price….

  • mojo fett

    Did anybody notice that this emulator uses the BROWN color scheme? It has a Silver/white qwerty keyboard and is definitely not in a white shell. I’ve played with the black one in person at work (sweet!), but I’m kinda digging this one!

  • @david

    @david thats cuase u already got your upgrade ordered now its showing you a partial discount. lucky you could get 2 more lol :)

  • SheShe

    @David thats what happened to me but i guess they fixed that problem now

  • Macho

    Hey follow bloggers is there any chance that we can have a flash player via the android market??? Because that would be nice

  • WHAT COLOR IS THAT ONE?

    I like the look of that one. Shit I did not have any option on the 23rd when I ordered but black. If the black had the 2 tone I would be VERY happy… Anyone know what color that is with 2 tone?????

  • Man I am pissed.. the shiny front flat black back and silver keyboard background LOOKS GREAT Why couldnt we get that one????

  • Roll Tide

    I think that’s the brown G1

  • Its the first I seen with different color keyboard… beside white…Other sites show the brown with brown keyboard… hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • You think you can exchange it at the store when it comes?

  • Roll Tide

    Well, we all will find out come the 22nd…

  • dflat7

    @Kevman420 you probably can’t…you can return the one you get to T-mobile and get a new one, but you might have to pay full price since you won’t be qualified for the upgrade anymore…when I log in it gives me the option to buy for $179…very tempted but I can’t wait another month…I guess black will be!

  • dat chyk

    @dflat – Unless you are just hell bent on another color. I would order whatever is being offered at this point!

  • david

    Oh…

    @david thats cuase u already got your upgrade ordered now its showing you a partial discount. lucky you could get 2 more lol

    Tx’s for the follow-up…yep they said I qualified up to 10…one for each finger I guess….

  • T1 Connect

    aight imma tell ya the secret think about this whlole waiting situation as chrismas thanksgiving and halloween is coming think of the parties and some drunk co-workers and friends that youre gonna have alot of fun with and g1 leaves ur mind……….sike i want my f****** phone that i got i iphone i want murdered.

  • Macho

    I wish it had video and a flash player but I’m sure some one will create something for that

  • center rep

    tmo’s data cap will be 10g .when u get there within your cycle you will be throttled to slower speed till cycle restarts. you will receive a text letting you know by the way

  • Taylor

    You can crash the emulator if you choose voice dialer.

  • John

    I noticed when I was viewing this on my 15″ 1024×768 screen (old igloo iMac, that I’m actually upgrading next week) that it showed up actual size. I measured it with a ruler and everything.

    Kinda funny that I got a rather accurate demo, and could hold up my existing phone to it for comparisons, all because I am over-due for an upgrade ;-)

  • dat chyk

    @center rep – I will NEVER use that much data in a month! So, as far as I am concerned…that’s th $***! I’m good wit dat! N E 1 else c a prolem (yes, prolem…not problem…wit dat?)

  • Mark

    haha tight emulator but we need an app for an onscreen keyboard im tellin ya

  • dat chyk

    @Mark – I’m not sure if the TMo rep that I spoke wit was bullshittin me or not. BUT…the other day…her A$$ (the Tmo Rep) told me that it (the G1) has an onscreen keyboard too! Although, I will NEVER use the ish…it was nice to hear that it was an option (again, from her A$$…lyin or not…iono!!)

    Point blank – My daughter has an iPod Touch and when I have surf’d the web on dat B****, I wasn’t feelin it cause I’ma keyboard typa CHYK dat types fast as hell on a keyboard (all day…yrs of practice from da work force) and the iPOD touch was difficult as hell to me! I’ma thumb keyboard typin typa chyk (well I was wit the Sidkekick 3 and I am wit da Dash that I have now…so it wasn’t working for me cause I kept inputtin the wrong ish!) Feel me?

    So…I am so glad dat the G1 comes wit s slide-out keyboard! I aint wit the iPhone on screen keyboard…that shit is difficult…str8 up! I had so many TYPOS and errors cause it just slowed me down!

    I am used to using a FULL QWERTY keyboard (from the DASH dat I have now…dat I caint…yea, CAINT, not can’t… even be concerned about cause I’m ready to drive ova dis B****!…The battery keeps goin dead!)

    I am SOOOOOOO ready for the G1 to replace this ish!!!!

  • T1 Connect

    i will about 8 gigs a month

  • macho

    @ dat chyk i had the dash only reason why i left it was because it was too much every month so i switched to the lx but my fav tmobile till the g1 comes was that dash! lol but now its all about my g1 i cant wait i hope someone creates a falsh player for the g1 that would be awesome

  • T1 Connect

    bring it on htc

  • i guess no one knows about keyboard colors being different than previouly not being seen anywhere…

  • @T1 Connect HTC FTW!!

  • Tmobile2lyfe

    I hope on this device you can use videos as ringtones.

  • WazzuKirk

    That is very cool.

  • Roll Tide

    T-Mobile finally came out with a phone that’s worth something, THANK U T-M!!!!!

  • t

    @dat chyk why do you talk so funny?

  • day chyk

    @macho – I really do like my Dash too. I only have two complaints about it: 1. I still haven’t figured out how to reset the alarm. It acts as if you can only set one, but then it recalls at least 3 different times that I had previously had set…and it keeps going off! 2. The battery doesn’t seem to last for nothing.

  • center rep

    oh 10gb is more than enough for 25 or 35 dllrs with text att’s in for a world of hurt their cap is at 5gb for like 60 bucks f that shit huh

  • mark

    @day chyik I’m on my itouch right now and although it is kinda hard to type on the onscreen keyboard it is still sometimes more effective or less effortless than having to slide a keyboard all day. Also how are you supposed to slide a keyboard in class and not get caught? Again keyboard is better than onscreen but I like the option of both…. Most touchscreen phones now a day with a keyboard also have an onscreen keyboard

  • Mark

    okay i have a question. ill be using the g1 with no data plan which means no internet or data or whtever (ill still have unlimited texting though from my family plan). will i still be able to access the android market and download apps from there? how much would it cost?

  • T1 Connect

    well at least we know theres an onscreen dialpad

  • some dude in queens

    I just about torrent that must in a month on my PC, so i think that is perfect.

  • So Real

    When you guys call 611 to check your order status through the IVR, does the automated system give you ur order number, date order placed, and then say ur G1 is on backorder. My order date was 9/23. Just wondering if anyone else is getting this

  • I just called 611 and got the same message that my order is on back order and it said my order date was 9/23 I hope this don’t mean Im getting my G1 in November….

  • SheShe

    i think it says that because we preordered cuz i have 2 on my line and the other that i ordered on the 30th is still being processed and it says it will be shipped tomorrow

  • It says back order because thats the way the system puts it until they are in STOCK!!! They are obviously NOT IN STOCK YET!!! Freaking wild e coyotes…

  • NO DATA PLAN MEANS NO DATA!!! COME ON……..

  • So Real

    @ Kevman420….calm down bruh just asking questions, that’s what a forum is for right numbnuts. Not tryn to start a riot just looking for info

  • Sorry just a little anxious… my bad…

  • T1 Connect

    wait a minute sheshe did u just say your order is being shipped maniana. ok i know thats not you just said. girl you just made my sunday.

  • Roll Tide

    Sheshe did u say ur order is being shipped, if so did u place ur order on the 23?

  • dflat7

    Are u serious???? Manana??? I won’t be sleeping tonight…I might just sit at the door step and tackle the Ups guy as soon as he approaches…lol! Just kidding…are you serious sheshe??

  • T1 Connect

    yo son im stayin on the ups site tonite hector(my ups man)better bring my shit this week and i aint kiddin

  • Roll Tide

    Sheshe were are U? LoL

  • SheShe

    Lol my bad the first one i placed on the 23rd is on back order and the one i placed on the 30th is still processing

  • SheShe

    and the one on the 30th will be shipped tomorrow but im guessing it will go on back order too

  • Roll Tide

    sheshe how u know it will be shipped?

  • T1 Connect

    she said she called the ivr and said phone order or order status i called too and it said i had three orders but the g1 was currently on backorder

  • Roll Tide

    What did u call T1?

  • SheShe

    611

  • T1 Connect

    interactive voice response the tmobile chick that picks up when u call. yo tell me what yours say. yo good lookin kevman you just thought me a new trick. keep on pimpin

  • T1 Connect

    ladies pardon the whole chick thing i meant to say dame

  • Princess JeSSI

    Hey people! I just called the “611” number and they told me the same thing–G1 is on back-order. I upgraded mines on the 25th of Sept. Can’t wait…

  • mark

    Wait wait wait our g1’s are shipping tomorrow?!?!? If so when does that mean they’ll get here?

  • GreenEyedBandit tmo rep

    Alright just to clarify….. After being trained for the G1, if you do not maintain the G1 internet feature you device will NOT work in any way!!!! This is not like the sidekick. your phone must always be connected. To the google server to function… Other than that your phone will be bricked….. Pretty sure there will be a resolution afterwards after compaints but I’ve had to warn customers already who want the feature removed after the first cycle…

  • rolltide

    We getting our phone’s tomorrow.. Is that true?

  • dflat7

    Does anyone have a case for it yet? I’m looking at this one….what you all think? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220290683982

  • dflat7
  • rolltide

    T1 in the unboxing pic, is that a extra battery?

  • center rep

    I still can’t order one but we were told as csr’s and rsr’s we would get them before customers aren’t the odds going against us right now if your orders are on their way as of mañana. “correct spanish” maybe they will give us free sets (here wishing) this week .give us some fu%#ing news!!!

  • T1 Connect

    @dflat7 na son dont do it

    @rolltide i dont think so thats the regular battery usually when you get a new phone the battery isn’t in it. just the phone with the back on it everything else is seperate like what you see in the pics, headphones, case, battery etc.

  • rolltide

    Okay, i thought i saw a extra…

  • B.

    @mark

    Without the data feature you will be able to call 611 or 911 that’s IT. No other calls or texts. Nothing. You MUST have the data plan.

  • T1 Connect

    so what happends when u loose data connectivity or go out of network

  • dflat7

    So now I’m more confused…should I stay at home all day tomorrow waiting for the Ups guy or not?

  • T1 Connect

    no dont do nothing til ups shows u a tracking number so u can know for sure. you know how to check for tmobile packages on ups. just roll with that cause nobody here knows for sure.

  • I just logged in to TMO and it says at the bottom that if I was to order a G1 it will be Delivered on Nov 10. Mam I am glad I ordered early. Oh and I highly doubt anyones is shipping for tomorrow. As much as I would like to think that. Hey, FYI I heard Sling is making app for G1 before IPhone… YES!!!! Glad I own a slingbox too… :-P I wonder how the Battery is going to hold up???

  • Hey @center rep… Any info on the silver keyboard… I LOVE IT and wish the black one had it too… It would make it a little fancier I think…

  • Ya man Shiny black front with matte black back and silver keyboard would look great!!!

  • GreenEyedBandit tmo rep

    The G1 black device will be black on black….. Have seen the model have played with it…. Very nice and smooth I must say but no 2 tone coloring

  • center rep

    no news yet hope to order the white and brown one as well. I like the 2tone look on it. silver I actually think that won’t come out by tmo but hey maybe in that color at bestbuy.that’s an idea! cause were gonna have only 3 colors from what I saw.

  • GreenEyedBandit tmo rep

    Has any one logged on to ups.com…. When orders are placed with tmobile. You can check you order by clicking “Tracking”, then “track by reference#” and use your complete mobile # with dashes. Ex xxx-xxx-xxxx to track order. If shipped or pending

  • rolltide

    I just check ups and it had no info about the package.

  • @GreenEyedBandit tmo rep Thanks Alot! I am sure I will like all black. What color does the keyboard light up at night?

  • I just logged on to T-Mobile and looked at G1 to see if they made any updates. Well I got my answer confirmed. They are now offering the G1 in the color above. Its called Bronze. And it DOES have the silver keyboard. I would have to cancel my current order to change the color and then that will bump up my ship date!!! Why can’t they just change my dang color? I REALLY like the one above better then the black. Oh well. Ain’t NO WAY I am waiting 2 extra weeks to change the color… WTF are they doing as I have previously seen the 3 colors and White was the only one with silver keyboard. Now the Bronze has it too…

  • What they kill the emulator… not working for me…this site is BUGGY today

  • T1 Connect

    yea im getting the same thing keeps telling me forbidden on tfhe site and emulator

  • Mark

    @B.
    im talking to a representative right now and she said i have to purchase the phone with a data plan but when i receive the phone i can delete the data plan and just keep my unlimited texting

    @rolltide
    im having the same problem.. i guess it hasnt shipped yet?

  • Alex

    @Mark

    why would it have shipped if they said you will be getting them by the 22nd? 2 weeks left. Dont get your panties in a twist.

  • Anyone order the bronze as upgrade want to trade for black? I got black coming but want the Bronze like above. Bastards wont exchange it. I should cancel my order…

  • YEA 2 weeks YEA…awww who am I kidding gonna drag like a parachute….

  • Just what does it mean do get your panties in a twist??? LOL

  • mark

    @alex
    I dunno some people were saying that in earlier posts so I got my hopes up but yeah two more weeks

  • will

    You can find the. 16 gig micro sd. Cards. @ buy.com. For 76$

  • incrediboi

    Just got off phone tmobile..they will start sending it out on the 15th..so start checking ups on the 16th she said…

  • G1 Fanatic

    Maps on the Emulator work now

  • SheShe

    @Mark i didnt mean it was getting shipped tomorrow, i was just saying that its saying backorder because we preordered it and the one i ordered on the 30th said it will be shipped today but instead it will go on backorder like the other one and it did

  • Mark

    oh my bad sheshe.. i just want it to come early really bad

  • SheShe

    dont we all ;)

  • T1 Connect

    this is the second time im hearing that the orders will start shipping on the week of the 13th im really starting to believe it now

  • SheShe

    That would be good but i’ll believe it when i see it :D

  • scoop34

    I pre-ordered my G1 the day of the pressconference. When I go to my tmobile.com now, up in the corner where it normally shows my Dash its not showing anything, just my name…there is no phone there. When I click on shop > accessories it comes up “No accessories available-Black G1”. When I click on support it takes me to the G1 support page. Is it doing this for anyone else?

  • T1 Connect

    @sheshe i really hope so i cant freakin wait i check ups everynight

    @scoop34 that phone only appears when the system recognizes what kind of phone you have. you can change the phone but it will just change back once you log out. sometimes they have errors like any other computer system but it usually fixes itself. what kind phone do you have. is it a tmobile usa branded phone.

  • T1 Connect

    @she she going nuts like squirrel food.

  • scoop34

    @T1 Connect Maybe it is just a glitch somewhere, I’m using the Dash. When I logged out and logged back in a couple minutes later, it was still the same way.

  • rolltide

    T1 what does it say when u check ups?

  • T1 Connect

    so you gotta add it yourself click where the phone should be and then choose your phone

  • T1 Connect

    @rolltide same disappointing news we all get. this is making me hate ups but ill praise them again when the phone comes. lol.

  • rolltide

    LoL okay. I will check the week of 13th.

  • USCmed

    if the week of the 13th is true, how awesome would that be? on a side note, i noticed gmaps does a live traffic feed now so do we know the possibility of a gps app for the G1 that could use this function to give us the best route based on current traffic conditions? this would be awesome for any metropolis dwellers like me in LA.

  • rolltide

    THIS THE BEST PHONE EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  • T1 Connect

    @ yo i was reading this article and dude still gives the g1 props but he was so ignorant i felt like stomping a mud hole in his ass.
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2331032,00.asp

  • This emulator is awful. T-Mobile should take it down.

  • New2U

    Just got off the phone with a customer service rep. She said they were discussing a list of dates for the G1 to be shipped. Guaranteed on the 22 but that those who ordered first may start recieving them as early as the 15th. Best way to find out is to watch your account and see when the G1 data plan gets posted to it. That means your phone shipped as they start partitioning your account on ship date. UPS.com is horrible because it can take a day or more for the reference number to work in the system

  • joshc08

    I just got off the phone with tmobile and asked if my order was placed since i never got the damn text message for the upgrade. I asked them if the brown g1 keyboard would be brown or silver because i saw two youtube videos where they demo the “bronze” and it had a brown keyboard. It will be silver.
    I also asked when the shipping date would be and she told me. Since I purchased my phone on the 26 of september. I should recieve it on or before the 22nd of October.
    The white one is not even officially out. Customer service rep told me that they do not have an official date and that it is not even on the calander or in upcoming events.
    I also asked about text messaging, if you have a family text plan, they will not take that service off, but I wonder if there will be a loop hole with the 19.99 data service for smart phones maybe that could work since i already have text but i didnt ask.
    also asked if i were to add a line on the 22nd that if i could switch the phone to another line and she said yes since it is just like a regular phone that as long as you have the data plan it will work. Also if you dont have the data plan the phone will be useless you can only emergency call.

  • XIII

    I work for Asurion and I’ve had 3 claims today that were for the G1. When they told me that they were claiming it I was shocked and replied, “Ummm those dont come out till the 22nd”. Low and behold, I check there acct through streamline, two have been using the phone since 09/28 and the other person since 10/05. The one that received his on the 5th said is was delivered to him via UPS. Don’t know if he was lying or not but he definitely had the phone.

  • sam

    oh G1 i can’t wait!!!!! :D

  • Kevman420

    I told you keyboard is silver. I put in a call to have mine exchanged from black to bronze. They noted my account but couldnt make any promises. Black wit silver keyboard would KICK ASS!!! And I damn sure will be checking fo the week of 15th… Thats next week ya boi!!! Funny how endgaget bloggers is bashing the shit out of dis phone… THEY SUCK!!!

  • T1 Connect

    they are! one thing i dont understand about these critical pissheads is how are you going to judge something you’ve never touched, seen or used. i saw a article on pc magazine this guy was comparing the g1(1.0 by the way) to iphone 3g(2.0) whats there to complain about. android 1.0 is holding its own against osx 2.0 keep in mind they’ve had thier chance to revamp the phone but did they do it. no. android 1.0 and the g1 is first gen and it scares the shit out of the iphone and any damn things that comes around, and like i said “THE DAMN PHONE ISN’T EVEN OUT YET”.

  • mark

    @joshc
    I’ve talked to three reps on the phone and two people at the store face to face. They all said once you get the phone, you can delete the data plan but you won’t have Internet or the “full uses of the phone”. All other features on the phone can be used however

  • Kevman420

    I agree… the fact the phone ain’t out yet and they are bashing means 2 things…

    1 – they are in denial the phone will be good for the market

    2 – they need some psychological help because they are so attached to the iphone

    The freaking phone ain’t even out!!!! And further more if something different came out tomorrow I liked I would buy that too… whats with the I only love one device man…. freaking communist thinking… I like all technology if its cool…

  • T1 Connect

    see the problem most people have is no one wants to give respect where its due. sex appeal is one thing but when it comes down to the guts, call me loverboy. or maybe they are attached. all they know is the baics and thats good for them. let them bash it cause i know and you know and we tmonews readers know what is the real deal, and where the real sensible bloggers chill. i dont know maybe the iphone subliminally programs you to hate.

  • will

    I’ve. Called the phone reps and they Also Told Me they Should Be Shiping around The 16th For those Who pre-ordered early. Can’t Wait for my black G1.already have a 16gig mircro sd card and case!

  • T1 Connect

    will where do you live

  • Will

    Sorry. If it posted more then. Once. Kept getting error.
    @ T1
    I. Live in. Philadelphia.

  • T1 Connect

    na im in ny my boy will got a g1 on the way and he just bought a 16gig micro sd too thats why i asked. thouhgt u were him.

  • Will

    Ah lol. All I. Know is I want my phone. Tired of my 8100 blackberry pearl.

  • T1 Connect

    my wing is missing the window key and the power button doesn’t work. if my phone dies(if) i gotta plug in the charger wait for the charging indicator to come on then press the soft reset button with the stylus and it will power on. i got a space for it between the driveway and the sidewalk right under the car tire. if the g1 ever gets here.

  • Kevman420

    @will Hey dude what kind of case did you get? I kinda like a belt clip style case myself… havent seen anything yet… just third party site selling generic case as G1… you know like universal case…i want something like my blackberry uses with the magnetic shut off… anyone know if this phone has that feature??? I havent read it anywhere…

  • Kevman420

    man im gonna track it and be at the ups building when it gets in.. i aint even waiting for it to get on the truck for delivery!!! i live 5 mins from main ups hub in jersey

  • MMM

    question, are you guys sure BRONZE isnt just the new name for the brown. it looks exactly how the brown one looks. & suddently the brown isn’t on the tmobile website, only black & this BRONZE. just an observation.

    also i posted in a new entry, but about the new myfaves plan does that include NONfamily plans. because im already increasing my data plan from 20 to 35 & NOW an increase in my faves too ?! plus in the chart it showed 200 & 400 minutes, i have 300.

  • Kevman420

    Im selling my blackberry for 25 bucks to a friend… hahaha

  • Will

    @ Kevman

    There is. One on eBay. Leather and it. Has. The magnetic clip. Ill. Post it. Later after I. Get off work. Using my. Blackberry to post.

    @T1
    Lol my blackberry was black lol that’s. All. There is. To. Say.

  • T1 Connect

    you live in secaucus. mine is next to cablevision but im not going overthere ill tell hector make sure im the first person he sees when he get a package in my name in the next two weeks.

  • Kevman420

    I think they got rid of the brown on brown idea…
    I mean come on.. who wants to take it in the brown only??? :-P

    The Bronze is nice…

    Black should be cool of course,… I wish I knew what color the keyboard backlight was…

  • MMM

    the brown has always been 2 colors, fyi.

  • MMM

    http://tmonews.com/2008/09/more-android-pics/

    just a little refresher…
    & that was posted.. september 28th.

  • joshc08

    I use to work for r solutions at sams and i just got it confirmed that they will be carrying the G1 in black for 99.87 for a two year contract. She did not know on what date they would be launching it but she said that she would text me when she got more info!!!!

  • Kevman420

    @ joshc08 I doubt it… The cost is hidden somewhere… IT AIN’T EVEN OUT YET AND WHY WOULD THEY LOWER IT?

  • Will
  • joshc08

    @Kevman420
    Again like i told MMM that the phones are purchased in bulk but this is the price that the email was sent officially to rsolutions kiosks. that it would be 99.87 they are doing this because they can offer it. it is like how people couldnt believe that they were offering blackberry pearls for free last november. or when the sidekick slide came out for 99.87 when the store and online it was selling it for 199.87. they operate something like letstalk.com where you can finde really ridiculous phone deals for way cheap. like once i saw a wing for free out the door no mail in rebates. and if you go to the store you have to pay at least 200 if not more.

  • ralph

    @joshc08

    That price of $100 for G1, if it will really be available, may be only for new line activations, and not upgrades for existing plans. I know the Costco kiosk generally charge less for their phones with 2 year upgrade (vs. retail stores), but offer even deeper discounts for new line activations, like the new TM506 is only $20 for new activations with no rebates, and $50 after $50 rebate for upgrades (vs. $70 after rebate at T-Mobile retail).

  • incrediboi

    @joshc08…yeah I know what u saying like I got a sidekick lx for 140 no rebate at bestbuy while it would of been 299 online….I wonder how much bestbuy gonna charge for g1…

  • T1 Connect

    i cant do it man need to know if my joint has a prob i could just call cutomer service and have one shipped to me asap. plub best buy has inventory problems sometimes. went though hell to get the 120gig zune replaced.

  • joshc08

    @ralph
    ya it is for first and second line only but the loop whole is that all you have to do is just call tmobile and convert it to your family plan.
    @incrediboi
    I wonder too but usually sams club and lets talk/walmart has the best deals on tmobile phones

  • Armytank

    Can you call and change from the black to the bronze?????????
    Why would they come out with the bronze now??????? Now i dont know which one i want more.

  • Kevman420

    @joshc08 Oh OK , well there is a loophole… Nice…

    @Will Thanks for the info and link

    @ Armytank I called and was upset with them becasue I do like the Bronze better and asked them to switch it. They said all they could do was note for the shipping dept that I wanted Bronze ( alot good thats goona do) and she said also that she “THINKS” I would have to cancel my current order, but put in a support ticket for me and someone was supposed to let me know outcome in 72 hours. Thats tomorrow I think from when I called. Anyway, I really do not want to interfere with my shipment but I also really like the Bronze. I guess because every phone I have has almost always been Black. After seeing Bronze it really looks good. Anyway call them and lets us know how you make out. I have to wait and see…

    Thanks All!!! UPS site gonna get lots of hits next week for G1 tracking… lol

  • Kevman420

    Oh one more thing,, I logged into TMO and noticed it says G1 Emulator coming soon!!!

    Love how we have it posted here first….

  • joshc08

    @Kevman420
    gosh i thought i fixed that sorry, i dont know how to spell

  • Kevman420

    @ T1 Connect

    Hey I noticed this post from you on BB kickstart posting… I hope you were kidding… LOLOL I’m cracking up…

    T1 Connect Says:

    October 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    After really thinking about it, I think I’m going to be picking up a Blackberry Kickstart instead of the G1. Just called in an cancelled my order. I really like the keypad on this badboy, not to mention the high resolution.

    Blackberry Kickstart here I come!

  • Kevman420

    @ joshc08 What spelling? You build T-Mobile website?

  • Armytank

    @T1 connect,
    You like the screen i heard from the reviews on this site and other sites it was horrible????

  • dat chyk

    @Kevman420 – That wasn’t T1 who posted that comment. It was some imposter by the name of TI Connect (T.I. not T1)! T1 WANTS his G1 now (as he said in all of his post)…so I know it wasn’t him!

  • T1 Connect

    why do i have to get a call at work sayin someones posting comments in my name whoever it is listen get off my joint my shit is reserved for chicks b wtf

  • joshc08

    @ joshc08 What spelling? You build T-Mobile website?

    I was talking about loop hole i spelled it with a w thats why i said sorry bout the spelling cause you correct me and what the heck are you talking about you build tmobile website it doesnt make sense

  • Roll Tide

    T1 u ready for a next week. lol

  • Kevman420

    @ T1 Connect
    Damnnnnnnnnn
    I feel for ya T1… I hate when asswipes do that…
    That’s why I was laughing… I read your previous posts here…knowing you wanted G1…
    thats funny – well not really…

    @josch08
    oh my bad, I thought you meant you made a typo on t-mobile site when I posted that T-mobile has link posted for Emulator(COMING SOON) and we already had it here…

    sorry – lost in text… l8r

    DAMN I WANT MY G1
    I could have used it today to test a server from outside IP address without bothering anyone else for help…

    hurry hurry hurry t mobile…

  • Kevman420

    test a web server access that is

  • Mina

    You will need a data plan. Only 611 and 911 will work if its not on there. Orders probably won’t be able to be canceled, you’ll probably have to refuse delivery or return to sender.. Phone is effin awesome. Can’t wait to teach it to walk my dog. Video quality is good and even if you’re not in a 3G market its still hella fast and shit works purrrfect!

  • T1 Connect

    @rolltide yea man

  • brian-y

    does any 1 know if the G1 is going to have a trim feature for the MP3 to ring-tone . in the MP3 player . my HTC touch flow had it and i loved it . lets you cut only the good parts of the song and use them as ring-tones .

  • T1 Connect

    @brian-y well hopefully the htc audio manager can do that but as far as it being on the g1 have no idea. ive also seen a app for the g1 that could do that cant remember it right now. gotta wait til we get the phone and check the marketplace to find out

  • T1 Connect

    yo i have a hp pavillion tx2000 notebook which is touchscrenn the emulator is wicked with it so freakin smooth. anyone who has a touchscreen pc or notebook try it out.

  • mario

    Sigo esperando el 10-22 !! What else can we do?

  • Kevman420

    Freaking embarrassing I tell you….
    I’m waiting for my kids to finish their Kung Fu class and I am standing there. Suddenly some dude stands next to me and is talking with his earpiece in. I look and he is standing there with his very nice iPhone loaded with all kinds of apps. Stands there and tells me how nice it is and how google maps is unreal on it…..
    What do I do… I pull out my freaking Blackberry Pearl.
    Man do I feel like a girl at this point.
    I quickly put it away and asked if his was 3G… when he said no, I had no choice but to rant about my G1 that is coming.
    Still had no impact as it was JUST TALK!!!

    I WANT MY DAMN G1…

    SHIP IT NOW T-MOBILE.. SHIP IT NOW!!! YOU NOW YOU CAN!!!!

    DAMN IT!!!

  • brian-y

    @T1 connect thats what i meant . sorry , worded wrong .

  • nick

    OMG just give to to me now PLEASE tmo PLEASE we beg of you.. please give us a something more them words to stuff in the face of them crapple people that are always look at my iphone look at it look here looook its soo pretty (i hope u wash it) HAHAHAHAHAHA

    but wait we shall for

    G1 will

    kill apple

    LONG LIVE G1

    ALL HAIL

    :P

  • Kevman420

    It freaking better…

    I will need to go to pshychiatrist if this thing is crap after all this waiting…

    Freaking programmers better be willing to program!!!
    I want Network Packet sniffer programs…
    WiFi Encryption Cracking programs…
    GPS EVERYTHING!!!
    I even want freaking Video Conferencing availabiltiy…

    I want to be able to do it all from my freaking POCKET!!!

    I even want an app that can sniff out any Apple IPhone transmitting in proximity and allow me to BEAM a freaking message from G1..THAT YOU SUCK!!!

    I say this cause they are so freaking PROPIETARY!!

    Android programmers GET WIT IT!!!

  • MMM

    @ kevman420

    that would be perfect.

  • T1 Connect

    YO KEVMAN WHEN YOU GET YOUR G1 WE GOTTA BLOG IT UP ON THE PHONE.

  • Ya man, I mean I want to be able to access web server and work on shit anywhere. I want to ditch the laptop with this G1!!! Why not? I mean if open source does what it supposed to do, then we should have loads of apps out there down the road… Everything is web based and this should do it with FULL browser…
    Imagine a store that has no checkout…
    I mean you go to isle. Grab what you want. Scan it with G1 and your money gets taken from acccount you identified.
    Then it sends signal to RFID tag in units packaging allowing you out the door as the signal was then sent to do so you just paid for item…INSTANTLY… No checkout… Grab my shit and leave… PEACE!!! If you did’nt scan it you ain’t leaving… Some shit like that… I mean I’m just saying the shit we might be able to do in future if they would ALLOW us to do it. Unlike apple just holding on to dat shit… Not letting programmers be FREE!!!