T-mobile launches the G1!


I think this goes without explanation but today happens to be the 22nd of October! So you know what means, Halloween is only 9 days away, 70 days are left in the year and 14 days remain till the election. I know I know, enough of the rambling, today T-mobile launches their flagship device, the G1. Haven’t heard of it yet? Stop reading and go here, here, here and here. If you didn’t pre-order and don’t plan on waking up bright and early this morning, act now because quantities are limited! Judging by the lines today out of San Francisco tomorrow morning might be a quick sell out.

Remember, if you are one of the early risers who will be waking up early to get your hands on the G1, send pics of your store line to Tmonews@gmail.com and they will be posted to our flickr page!


P.S. Black and Bronze are still the available colors for order, White is still unavailable at this time.

BELLEVUE, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the national availability of the highly anticipated T-Mobile G1 with Google, the first Android™-powered mobile phone. The T-Mobile G1 combines full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard with a rich mobile Web experience, dozens of Android Market applications, and popular Google products that millions have enjoyed on the desktop, including Google Maps Street View™, Gmail™, YouTube™ and others.

Beginning today, consumers can purchase the phone in select retail stores across the country and online at http://www.T-MobileG1.com.

“During the past month, we’ve seen unbridled excitement for the T-Mobile G1 and the positive impact it will have on the mobile lives of our customers,” said Denny Marie Post, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “In fact, among those T-Mobile customers who have pre-ordered the phone, roughly half have traded up from a basic handset, illustrating the leap many consumers are taking to a rich, accessible mobile Web experience. Its design, functionality and value make the first-of-its-kind T-Mobile G1 a truly approachable device for the masses.”

With a fun and intuitive user interface and one-touch access to Google Search, the T-Mobile G1 is the first phone to offer access to Android Market, which hosts unique applications and mashups of existing and new services from developers around the world. Customers can find and download a wide range of innovative applications—from games to social networking and on-the-go shopping—to personalize their phone and enhance their mobile lifestyle. Even better, for a limited time, the dozens of applications available on Android Market are available free-of-charge for T-Mobile G1 users.

“With new, high-value applications constantly being added to Android Market for customers to discover, the T-Mobile G1 is the phone that grows with you,” said Post. “And as the Market continues to grow and evolve, the possibilities are virtually endless.”

Customers can purchase and carry away the T-Mobile G1 at T-Mobile retail stores and select third-party stores in major cities where T-Mobile’s 3G service is currently available. T-Mobile 3G service is currently available in 95 major cities across top population centers. For a list of cities where T-Mobile 3G service is available, please visit http://www.T-MobileG1.com/3G.aspx or see T-Mobile’s Personal Coverage Check tool, available online at http://www.T-Mobile.com/Coverage. All T-Mobile stores across the country will have demonstration devices on-hand and can assist customers with ordering the device for delivery at a later date.

T-Mobile is working to ensure that customers have a great experience harnessing the power of their new T-Mobile G1. Specifically:

* T-Mobile has established a collaborative online forum dedicated to the T-Mobile G1 (http://forums.T-Mobile.com) where customers can ask questions, share tips and get helpful information.
* All T-Mobile retail stores will open early at 8 a.m. on Oct. 22 to give everyone the chance to experience and purchase or order the T-Mobile G1.
* T-Mobile G1 experts will be on-hand at retail stores to demonstrate the phone and answer any questions.

For more information on the T-Mobile G1 in the U.S., please visit http://www.T-MobileG1.com.

Notes: Additional charges may apply to features and services. 3G service may not be available in all locations. Price and availability of device subject to change; taxes and other charges may apply.


  • will

    you can. Get. The. 16g card. @ buy.com for 80 but as. Of. Now its. On backorder. Thathat is if. You don’t. Mind the. Wait.

  • Randy R.

    At everybody asking about the White G1 more then likely after Thanks Giving.

  • Jon

    Does anyone know how to make an mp3 your ring tone?

  • scoop34

    You have to scroll to the song that you want to use in the music app. hit menu > use as ringtone. So that you know this will change your default ringtone also. Go into contacts to the person you want >edit contact >go down to ringtone and the song you just made available for ringtone will be in the list. Then just go back in and change your default ringtone back to your original selected song. Hopefully this helps.

  • Tee

    Ok. So come out with cool 3g phones, but dont have 3g available to all tmo customers? Just bought a nokia 5310 three months ago. Its not 3g capable. Why? I dont know much about the technology but he they /tmo/ knew it was coming why not make all the newer phones capable of running it? Seems kinda shady and a ripoff to loyal tmo customers. Plus to not have all the bugs fixed before you pay the pretty penny?

  • Romulox

    Got my G1 on Monday & can’t put the dang thing down! Overall, i am probably most impressed with the GPS – heard that it wasn’t all that hot but i used it on the way to work today and it tracked me every step of the way! it even follows my movements inside my aapartment – scary accurate! the browser is great & snappy too, although zooming can’t quite match the iphone multi-touch. connections are suprisingly solid, i’m even getting a couple 3G bars here @ work, WAY outside Austin city limits. keyboard is the thing that is taking the most getting used to for me (typing on it now), and battery life was kinda poor @ first but after calibrating as per a very helpful post on the forums, it already seems much improved! hey kevman, love all your comments.. was that you who posted the youtube vid w/ yer kid screaming @ the end?? Priceless!

  • WheresMyG1

    Is anyone else having the issue of constantly being disconnected from the Instant Messaging service??? Aim and Yahoo in particular boot you off for no reason or say that all your friends are offline and they really arent.

  • Tmo Android

    I was at work this morning for the launch of the G1 and we had about 20 people in line. Overall I like my G1(had it since friday) and coming from a Wing its sooo much better. The battery life is bad but I use it all the time. And yes taking off the back is hard to do, but at least you can take the back off(stupid iphone).

  • thaone&only

    Does this support GSM networks? Or only 3G?
    Well anyways, the people are making it sound…it sounds kinda like a down-er… well just saying..

  • francis

    A tmobile rep hear in miami told me that the white G1 will be availible in november. Can anyone confirm it please?

  • So Real

    this phone has the fastest edge browser ever. those in non 3g areas you will b surprised

  • kdee

    Called customer service, they said white will be available in November, most likely after Thanksgiving.

    I have one on hold to pick up today for $179 upgrade price….but thinking about wiating for the white one.

    I saw the black and the bronze in store, they are OK, but the white looks great from what we’ve seen on internet.

  • MagentaGlasses

    Got mine in Richfield MN couple of hours ago. No lines, plenty of sevice reps in the store. Wow!!! What a great phone!!!! Don’t care much of IM, wish I could delete it of the phone along with some other features. Browser is great. Anyone tried to stream radio??? Most of my fav stations say “Video file is not supported”. An app anyone??? Voice dial is GREAT with numbers, and I mean it GREAT. Not so with names. Not quite enough apps in the market yet. Anybody knows of SAFE alternative sources to get apps? Battery cover seems a little flimsy. KBT is great. Track ball seems to stick out a little too much IMHO. MicroSD cover feels like it will break sooner or later. Overall- no regrets, 9 out 10. Will get 16 gig card as soon as someone confirms that G1 is capable of it (I’ve heard 8gb max).

  • Reid

    The rep at the t-mobile store that I bought my G1 from said I would have dual service until my number port went all the way through.. and that the number port should only take 2 hours max. So I waited an hour with this error coming up every time I try to log in with my google account. Then called t-mobile customer care like it said in the error message. They told me that I should just wait another hour for the port to go through… it’s been almost 8 hours since I was at the store. So I called the store to bitch at them, and the lady there told me that it will take 24 hours for the number to port and that I will have no functionality until that happens. This is depressing…

  • Tyler

    Reid, yea sometimes port overs can take up to 24 hours, sad but true all depends on when your previous carrier decides to let go of your number.

  • http://bryonkeck.com bryon

    Is the monthly payments seriously $80/month for only 300 mins? Wow. I don’t even have 3g access here…. sigh.

  • Checkmate

    Oh by the way, the white G1 won’t be available until after thanksgiving.