All In For The MyTouch 3G

Today just seems full of MyTouch 3G news, so why not some more?  T-mobile seems to be putting all their chips into the middle when it comes to this poker game of releasing phones (I’m done with the poker references, I promise).  Along with a plethora of accessories, an included warranty, and visual voicemail, T-mobile will be collecting the best that the Android Market has to offer in a nice and tidy “app pack.”  This is where T-mobile will eventually include their own visual voicemail app, but the fun doesn’t stop there.  Tmobile will also include Sherpa, a location based entertainment discovery app that learns your preferences in food, stores, and attractions over time based on your ratings, in this “app pack.”

Engadget

  • WazzuKirk

    First

    And I will stick with my unlocked iPhone, thank you for listening. :-)

  • cDAWG

    horray to ppl who make dumb remarks that no one asked for!!!!! woo yeah wazzukirk

  • Icopydat

    T-Mobile has totally dropped the ball. I live in Portland, OR and have been trying to pre-order the my touch since 7:00 this morning and it’s now 5:15. IT CONTINUES TO SAY “UNABLE TO SUBMIT ORDER.” I have refreshed and tried logging off and on at least 30-40 times. I have been on the phone with CSR and all they say is “oh, it looks like the problem has been fixed.” NOT. I even had the CSR try and order the phone for me using their computers with my account info and still a no go. The CSR was all, “I know this will work..I have not seen a problem yet…” A minute later she said, “what, it didn’t work!” Thanks for telling me something I didn’t already know. WT$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anybody having the same problem??

  • Taya

    Correction visual voicemail app does not work with flexpay customers because they cannot bill you accourding 2 the company who made the app. My cousin has a G1 and shevdownloaded the visual voicemail app & it says it does not work with flex pay customers so if you a post pay customer it will work for you!

  • Taya

    Tmobile not at&t, tmobile not sprint, tmobile couldnt even hold verizon fuckin jockstrap virgin mobile has more phones then tmobile COME ON TMOBILE STEP IT UP!!

  • Zapote21

    Wow… What is up with all this negativity??
    its a free country! If you dont like the phone, or Tmobile, then just go to ATT, or Sprint, or somewhere else and get a different phone!
    Its not rocket science!
    I for one, have had Tmobile for about 10 years… I also have the ‘pleasure’ of having ATT for my company provided work cell phone (currently a BB 8320). So i can tell you that ATT’s service is in no way shape or form any better…
    But its very simple… I love TMO, and Android, and my G1…
    If you dont, then go somewhere else… And be happy! LOL

  • Taya

    Negativity is the key 2 success to make your business better before you used the word negativity learn about it what it means zapotec21 you gotta remmeber something im a hater if you didnt know now you no!

  • santana

    Haters are good…that means somebody is doing something right…get a life taya…android is the future…F*** the iphone and apple…. ya dig taya…let the haters keep on hating…that’s there damn job.

  • Marco

    Look, I’m not a hater but I’ve had t-mo for 6 years. I really need a better data phone with UMA ’cause my house is right in a dead zone. The other 3 companies are not dead zones around my house but I stuck it out. Hoping for 3g, uma, better plans…I like T-mobile. I want it to be the best it can be but they don’t have any 3g Blackberries….nor are the ‘google/android’ phones UMA. T-mo give one or the other but not both. I wanted a G1 but it didn’t have UMA so I can actually get service in my home then I tried a t-mo blackberry but no 3g…why pay for a 2 year contract on a device that isn’t 3g? sooo…I’ve making the choice…talked to a guy at work who just switch to sprint for $99 with unlimited data and he’s happy….that’s about equal to T-mo’s deal…so…I’m gunna jump to Sprint and they have 3g…and a much larger network.

    You’ve been good to me T-mobile but I needed more;)

  • Butler

    How can you stay with a cell phone provider that has a DEAD ZONE AT YOUR HOUSE??? That’s flipping ridiculous… And you response is that you are ‘sticking it out’ for uma, better plans, etc… SMH

  • Marco

    Butler,
    I just moved to this housea year and half ago. I had t-mobile before I moved here. It’s like a 200 foot dead zone. If you go 200 feet in any direction you pick up signal. T-mobiles response was to use a UMA phone that is basically voice over IP. So my cell phone (and only certain cell phones have UMA as a ‘band’) would seamlessly switch to my comcast cable cable wirelss from the cell towers as I got to the house. This worked out fine but Look…it’s a 3g world now. The UMA has worked great for me but I want 3g speed away from home (home uses wifi speeds which is better)…so I would need UMA and 3g….OR Sprint and AT&T are not dead at my home so I don’t need UMA (and they don’t have it anyway) and I could then get 3g. Sprint is offering the Everything plan for $99.99 which is about the same as T-mo would charge for Unlimited data, voice and messaging…so I really have no choice.

  • Marco

    NO eric,
    At sprint it’s $99 for voice, DATA and messaging (it’s callled the EVERYTHING plan because it’s everything!) I called corporate and visited and store well I think about it. Sprint is being VERY competitive

  • MY3G

    My guess is that no one noticed the new Tmo 3G network coming online by the end of this year (already started to roll it out I believe in New York) and if the map is any indication it will be just as big and vast as any of the other 3G networks.

  • m3tric

    Sadly I agree with you. I can’t stand Apple, but $199 for this handset that has NO advantage over the year-old G1 is ridiculous. T-Mo drops the ball as usual.

    Oh well, I already jumped ship to Sprint.

  • Tmo4Life

    I use the first iPhone now with Tmo. I like it, but once I got to play with the MyTouch3G. I’m upgrading!

  • Jay

    Yea I had the same problem last night. Have you tried doing it like a regular upgrade instead of clicking on the ad to pre-order. That’s what I did and it went right through. I can’t wait for mine. =)

  • Icopydat

    I did. I have tried it every which way you could imagine..including different computers. The computer doesn’t even sit and think about what it wants to do, as if there was a surge of people ordering at the same time. As soon as I click the place order button, it IMMEDIATLEY gives me the red line of doom “UNABLE TO COMPLETE ORDER.” Called AGAIN and they can’t figure it out either. Ive only been following this phone and waiting like a freak to order it (at least that’s what my wife says) and now I can’t get it. Swear to God if T-mobile doesn’t fix this problem ASAP, AT&T, here I come. I know they could care less. One less customer means one less plasma TV or weekend trip to the Hamptons for one of their CEO’s.

  • Jay

    Correction the visual voice mail app is going to be made by t-mobile themselves so I can’t see why flex pay people can’t use it. Plus the app isn’t even out yet so your “sister” must have “shevdownloaded” a third party app.

  • Taya

    Uh huh so now tmobile is going to make the visual voicemail app now shouldnt they be worrying about coming up with new ideas for nice phones smh & fxck you for the correction my shedownloaded spelling it was a mistake get over it :x and she downloaded the visual voicemail app at the time on the G1 ( free Visual Voicemail Plus software ) that was the only one on the android market and it was avaiable for postpay customers only well shxt changed now thats great but im still not gonna waste my $$$ and buy it.. its not a smartphone its a dud tmobile remake of a sidekick with android software with no keyboard!! you heard.

  • Jay

    You heard? Yea I’ve heard enough of you. It must be fun to hang out in a pro t-mobile blog and bash on everything they post and do it with horrible spelling and grammar. I know it’s free country, internet and whatnot but its just plain annoying. Or maybe your just typing on a iphone lol.

  • Taya

    That’s right!!! I do it in horriable spelling & grammer guess what if you dont like how the fxck im saying it then don’t read the shyt mind your fxckin business in stay in your lane you tired of me who cares your nobody but a tmolover who rides tmobile bandwagon i myself find you annoying to reply back 2 me about somethng I dont care about what your saying, and maybe im typing on a iphone who doesnt noah basic everyday phone is a unlocked iphone so i guess your bashing him 2 huh your probley just mad cuz you cant get a iphone and you half 2 settle for tmobile g1 are samsung memoir or better yet maybe your ordering right now the mytouch hmm i wouldnt be surprise!

  • tyrel@tmo

    haha ur telling him to mind his own business on a blog bahahahaha…. taya ur rediculous

  • dqnny

    wow.

  • beej

    Wow Taya, you sure have some issues. I hope you find something else to occupy your time. But seriously, talk as much as you like–it’s kinda fun reading your “comments”–I love how they really add to the dialog.

    I was close to pre-ordering a MyTouch3G, but since the pre-order period is so long, it doesn’t hurt anything to wait. I’ll see if I change my mind before the pre-sale period ends…

  • Jay

    Amen

  • Sprint on 042410

    Right on man, if T-Mobile doesn’t float your boat then move to a carrier who will, Sprint in my case next April.

  • dqnny

    Beej!!! I thought you couldnt wait!!

  • Ash

    Beej! I too didn’t think you could wait! YOu have more self control than me lol! I can’t order mine until Friday, because my bill is all screwed up and I’m waiting on this credit from tmobile!! So what colors did we order everyone??!!

  • Shawn

    Exactly!

  • beej

    Yeah, I couldn’t wait. But I might have to. It’s a little complicated: I have a 4-line family plan, and because of the way the contracts on each line worked out, mine was up last year. My brother really wanted the g1, so I “bought” it for him. Now his line is open, but I’m not sure if he wants to upgrade yet. And I’d really like to get things back to normal with the right people on the right plans. We’ll see though–I like to change my mind all the time.

    dqnny, did you already pre-order yours?

  • Taya

    Thats right santana thats what i get paid to do hate thats my job to hate

  • Sprint on 042410

    Santana, Android is cool but hardly the future, suggest you calm down and realize that while there have been 1 million Andriod handsets sold since Oct 08 there were 1 million iPhone 3GS’ sold over their weekend release. Android has a long way to go but it is a fine OS just not the be all end all to mobile operating systems. Also, when the other carriers do get Andriod handsets you’ll start to see serious progress with the OS. Why Google chose the smallest carrier with the worst 3G network still amazes me.

  • Say-Low

    Finally… !

  • coloradogray

    It isn’t as though T-Mobile doesn’t want to provide a 3G UMA data phone. They exist in the world. They have been built and tested. A simple update could probably open it on the android phones. It’s the FCC that seems to have a problem with it. Until the FCC lets it pass, it just isn’t going to happen.

  • Sprint on 042410

    Why on earth would you pay money for no coverage at your house? That makes absolutely no sense.

    Also, from knowledgeable sources over the last few weeks, T-Mobile will not release a 3G phone with UMA – it will be either a 3G phone or an EDGE and UMA phone.

  • beej

    Finally, a well thought-out reason for leaving T-Mobile. I totally respect your decision. I just with that T-Mobile had been able to provide more coverage…

  • Amanda

    black! i preordered mine this morning. i like white better, but i don’t want it to get dirty.

  • beej

    Yeah, we’ll see if I last!

    I think I’ll be doing the merlot (if I end up getting it). I wanted the black at first, but when I went in and saw them–at least the balck and merlot–I settled on the merlot. The black was okay, but the front was glossy & the back was matte–and I liked the matte version better. But, as a lot of people have said, the merlot is super cool!

    Ash, what color are you pre-ordering on Friday?

  • Tmo4Life

    WHITE!!! I liked the black, but didn’t want all the scratches

  • dqnny

    Hey guys….I ordered the white one.

  • tyrel@tmo

    ahh… idk im really liking the merlot color but i dont even know if i want to get the mt3g (no keyboard :[) find me a merlot G1 hahaha

  • Ash

    I think I am just gonna get black.. The merlot color is cool I just dont think I am i love with it! I plan on changing up the back cover so black will suit me just fine I think.. Im not exciting or anythng lol!! The merlot is cool… Just not for me, I like that it sparkles though hehe!! So anybody else? What color did we get?!!??!!

  • ashley

    SO beej I am just curious, did u order the mytouch or are you holding out for something else? I went ahead and ordered it today I couldn’t wait any longer LOL!! Now if it could just ship a week early I would be in business!!:-)

  • WazzuKirk

    Hey, I love T-Mobile just like the rest of everybody on this site. However, T-Mobile has subpar handsets. They just don’t offer anything good hardware-wise.

    I have used the G1 and it totally sucked. I went through 4 of them and it is just a bad phone, therefore, I can guarantee you that the myTouch will be the same ‘ol sucky phone that the G1 was, minus a keyboard. The Android OS has potential, but it is still very rough and Google is a terrible company. If you want a company to mark your every move, go ahead and get a crappy phone with a big brother OS.

    I use an unlocked iPhone 3g on the TMO network and it’s fantastic. Does everything that I want it to do.

    Is that a better comment for you?

  • BH

    I had the same problem with the site. The solution is to let the page load completely before you hit the submit order button. I’ve noticed I have a tendency not to wait for pages to completely load and it’s usually not a problem, but for some reason the T-MO site is sensitive to it. Hope this helps.

  • http://google eric

    Actually it is only 99 for unlimited voice and domestic messaging

  • Sprint on 042410

    Sprint is very competitive. When I put my current T-Mobile plan into Bill Shrink it says I need the Everything Data Plan from Sprint, now I have to wait.