T-Mobile G2 Pre-Order Is A Go For Tomorrow, Release October 6th!

We’ll just make this a super quick post but the T-Mobile G2 with Google will be available for pre-order starting tonight and running through October 4th with a release date on October 6th.  I can’t say how happy I am that the October 16th delayed release info was wrong, but I love it when information like that is wrong in the favor of an earlier date!  Get your credit cards ready!

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  • hissygoose

    bu bye Vibrant, POS. Hello stock Android G2….so damn happy!!

    • Harry longjohnson

      How is the vibrant a piece of $hit other then the gps issue? I think the vibrant ,g2 and mytouch are all great current and future additions to tmobile

      • Frank

        Touchwiz Bleh

      • Wrath

        “How is the vibrant a piece of $hit other then the gps issue? I think the vibrant ,g2 and mytouch are all great current and future additions to tmobile”

        Other than the gps issue?

        -Um, 2.2 update…….September……October?…….November?…… Next year?….. Whenever everyone else gets 3.0?………..
        -Lag on non rooted devices
        -WiFi Unstable
        -Battery Life

        I’m not giving mine up, just sayin’ there’s a few issues that would cause people to want to look to the new hotness.

    • dialonne

      Agreed! Vibrant=POS…

  • Ricky

    Yo, this might not seem true, but I just found out that my parents have pre-ordered the G2 a few days ago from T-Mobile. I was skeptical at first, but it turns out that they have called the “head office” of T-Mobile, and through lots of talk that only parents could do, got them to “pre-order” it for us.

    • Evan

      Alright, now everyone can….

    • AF615

      Cool story bro

    • Mikeyo

      I call B.S.

      • jwicks82

        hahaha, your a douche. No need to say “I call bs” but made me laugh none the less. This person wanted to share a moment in there life with complete strangers and you completely crapped on him……but still made me laugh.

  • http://tmonews.com terryjohnson16

    Remember, if you order from Best Buy, or any other Authorized dealer, and bypass T-Mobile, but decide to cancel your extended 2 year contracts, you will be paying an ETF to T-Mobile, “AND” to the Authorized dealer.

    Ex) You owe T-Mobile an ETF, and Best Buy an ETF. Because when you sign up with an authorized dealer aka Third-party dealer, you owe them money too, since they won’t be getting paid from T-Mobile for signing you.

  • jmugirl

    unless the bogo sale is extended til the end of the year i doubt this phone will be included in the sale…it took the vibrant also 2 months to be fully included in the promotion so since this current sale ends nov 2nd, thats less than a full month..so lets cross our fingers that it is a) extended til the end of the year or (b) tmobile will just release a statement allowing the g2 to be included i this current sale

    • Evan

      You talk as if there is a BOGO deal for the G2. Has something leaked that I didn’t see?

    • Mikeyo

      Not for a while

    • Brandon

      I asked a rep last week. Basically the G2 cant be the free phone. So you could get a G2 and a Vibrant or whatever else.

  • Yyevo

    I want one, but I’ll give it about a month before I buy. First, wait to see if there are any bugs, a la Vibrant gps, and B). lately TMo drops the price by $50 about a month after a release.

    • AM123

      Smart. Ditto.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    By the way, those of you who diss T-Mobile for it’s slow rollout of “4G” and also think that Verizon is the greatest carrier since… well… the cell phone, read this.

    Also, IMHO this makes it more likely the iPhone will be coming to T-Mobile. So those of you drooling over that thought, you may want to hold off your buying decision:

    NEW YORK — Comments from Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Ivan Seidenberg on Thursday left little room for the possibility of a Verizon version of the iPhone any time soon.

    Speaking to investors at a Goldman Sachs conference, Seidenberg said nothing about an iPhone for the company’s current network, but said he hopes Apple Inc. will come around and allow Verizon to sell the phone for a new network it is building. The “4G” network hasn’t yet opened for service and won’t be complete next year.

    Reports regularly surface of an upcoming iPhone version for Verizon’s network, but so far AT&T Inc. has kept its exclusive right to sell the phone in the U.S. Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, has been promoting phones from Motorola Inc. and HTC Corp. that run Google Inc.’s Android software as an alternative to the iPhone.

    “We don’t feel like we have an iPhone deficit. We would love to carry it when we get there, but we have to earn it,” Seidenberg said.

    “I think 4G will accelerate the process, and any other decisions Apple makes would be fine with us,” he added. “Hopefully, at some point Apple will get with the program.”

    Verizon Wireless expects to fire up a network based on a “fourth-generation” wireless technology known as Long Term Evolution in 25 to 30 cities by the end of the year.

    It should have near-nationwide coverage BY THE END OF 2012, Seidenberg said.

    The network should allow for higher data speeds, BUT WON’T BE READY FOR PHONE CALLS This year, Verizon expects to sell data modems for the network, with phones coming next year. The first phones will probably use Verizon’s older “3G” network for phone calls, since calling over 4G hasn’t been standardized yet. That complicates the design of phones for the system.

    Seidenberg confirmed that he expects to leave the CEO job no later than the end of next year, to be succeeded by newly appointed chief operating officer Lowell McAdam, who was head of Verizon Wireless.

    Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of New York-based Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain. It is the country’s largest cell phone company, with 92.1 million subscribers. AT&T is close behind.

    • mtnman

      I for one would be happy to see the iPhone coming to T-Mobile since we’re both on almost idenical networks. This would make a T-Mobile design a whole lot easier for Apple. Not to mention the Softwar issues as well, just some minor shell overlay of the iOS with T-Mobile’s software and you’ll have an iPhone ready for sell in as little as Q1/Q2. Hummm maybe this is project Emerald, to make the other carriers green with envy?

      • http://www.doublegeni.us doublegeni.us

        I like your explanation for Project Emerald. If only it came to be true……

      • http://myspace.com/amysloverdavid Chevyrockstar

        Project Emerald is the Mytouch HD.

        Emerald is a stone
        Sapphire is a stone

        Htc has a phone called Sapphire AKA mytouch 3g

      • Eddie Android

        I don’t want to be rude but what’s so special about the iPhone? Just has better apps than Android but I do have to that it has one of the best build qualities.

    • bmg314

      “Hopefully, at some point Apple will get with the program.”

      Yeah, its comments like these that pretty much assure that VZW will NEVER get the iphone. VZW has snubbed Apple before, and we all are aware of the size of the ego on Jobs.

      Personally, I think that its great because I think both VZW and Apple are extremely arrogant. (well, at least as much as a company can be arrogant.)

  • AndrewDover

    Wait until you see HSPA+ work exactly where you need it.

    I tried my Rocket in Reston, Virginia 20191, but I had no HSPA+ service even after trying for multiple days.

    I bought the Rocket based on this web site:
    http://t-mobile-coverage.t-mobile.com/WT.z_unav=mst_global_cvg&WT.z_unav=mst_shop_coverage#

    which says Reston VA is one of the “Cities with HSPA+ Coverage”.

    No T-mobile representative was able to tell me where the nearest tower was that supported HSPA+. I did get some service while being close to DC, so I know the device is ok. My conclusion is that T-Mobile intends to roll out to these cities but has not actually done so. So I would caution anyone thinking about buying the new G2 expecting HSPA+ service until they had actually seen the service in operation in their area. It might take months or perhaps a year before it actually arrives. It is a shame, because I’m happy with T-Mobile for my prepaid voice plan.

    I would be happy to hear from anyone who does get HSPA+ in Northern Virginia.

  • k-mack

    Sweet!!! Stock Android can’t be beat! so glad that this has 2.2 already, with all those cool new features!!! i bet the download speeds will be 2x faster than the Vibrant or any other non HSPA+ phone!!!!

  • gmoney313

    what happen to the email they were suppose to send to notify us about this

  • jay

    Ok I’m loving this phone but I really wanna see a video on this thing, t-mobile is really keeping this phone tight until release. Can anyone please get a hands on video of this.Also, Dave any info on Mytouch slide Android 2.2?

    • Foxeh

      I don’t believe the T-Mobile G2 has been shown off specifically, but you can search Youtube for the “Desire-Z” which is the exact same phone for Europe. The big difference is that the Desire Z runs HTC Sense while the G2 runs stock Android.

  • deceptivesmile

    I’ll wait til around Christmas to cop. Though I want it right now, I’m not gon be suckered in like I did w/ the TP2 on release day.

  • Mr.Barrow

    Will the g2 have a flashplayer or some sort in it. I hate trying to view something on my g1 and it won’t let me due to the fact it has no flashplayer

    • deceptivesmile

      Adobe flash player built in if I’m not mistaken

    • ummyeah

      android 2.2 is running on the G2 which incorporates flash, thats why android is the “hotness”…where have u been dude?? lol

      • Mr.Barrow

        In the gulf of Mexico where I work. I can see more of the g2 hands on if you go to youtube and search desire z. Its the Ukraine version of the g2. Same phone different name. I think they had it since last week

  • KasabianCollings

    I just talked to Customer Care, and they said it will go on pre-sale 12:30am Pacific Time on the G2 website, and if you wanted to call in to order over the phone you would have to wait till 3am Pacific/6am Eastern.

    Anyone else hear this? I just hope ordering for presale through presale works seamlessly with my EMP account and using my EIP to pay for it.

    • Raven64118

      I work for T-mobile Customer Care — Just like the G1 We will not be able to do the Pre-orders from our end please do not call us asking us to do this as we will direct you to the website. Secondly. EIP will not be available for the preorder you will not be required to pay for the phone however until the bill comes in from after it ships.

  • Emokidsloveme

    So has anyone found out if the G2 will have Kineto Smart Wireless installed?

    • mikeyo

      dude you can download it.

      • Nate

        From where?

      • Emokidsloveme

        Yes I would like to know where you can download it as well. I thought it was only available as a pre-installed application.

  • Original G1er

    Yeah, when you go on YouTube and search HTC desire z… The phone in the videos/person looks sooo much better than in the pics… Mainly because this particular phone is made with somewhat diverse materials.. Metal/high quality plastics/rubber…

    Anyway the phone looks amazing as seen in the videos. Very solid. The z hinge looks solid and smooth as well..

    The confirmed LED notification light in the ear piece made me happy, as it was very useful to me on the G1..

    Oh! And picturing it running stock android with different live wallpapers etc , makes me look forward to customizing/dressing it up!

    Last thing, I was actually thinking about getting a blackberry bold 9700… Lol because I need a new phone asap.. And the keyboard looks nice as does the phone itself… But looking at the youtube HTC desire z videos… Naw… Going blackberry I’d be gimping myself.. Personally.

    G2 with a nice spacious keyboard, stock android, 720p recording, HSPA+ Internet speeds, full touch screen plus optical track pad etc I mean cmon …. It’s worth the wait..

    • gunsing

      dude same here! i was so close to getting a vibrant till i heard more about g2, i have a g1 and its killing me! lol

  • rubb3rducky

    Has anyone confirmed if it has an RGB notification light?

    • J-Hop2o6

      the G2 has a LED notification indicator.. im sure its the normal HTC R/G color.

      • rubb3rducky

        Thanks. The lack of one was one of the [many] things I disliked about the Vibrant.

    • Recursive

      I watched pretty much ever HTC Desire Z video on youtube 2 days ago and saw one video where the LED was lit up green. I was actually very concerned about that too. I would hate turning the screen off and on to find out if I missed a call or text. SO worries should be put to rest there, I am certain I saw it.

  • Robert

    Why wouldn’t it have the multicolor LED like the G1?

    • rubb3rducky

      Because I’m way overtired which makes me a bit paranoid?

  • Bemi

    Here is another video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYtC-LFn63E

    Phone looks great and I hope the almost two years waiting was time well spent. ha ha

    • albucian

      your video is in private mode

  • M

    I need this phone in my life…..My G1 has served me well, but there is only so much cyanogen can do for it anymore. CyanogenMod 6 is not playing nice. youtube and any other video player will not work. I can live with that flaw….not a life altering problem.

  • mao102

    A black color would be nice for the G2

  • nick

    the only reason to buy this phone is if you want a physical keyboard.. mytouch hd ftw

  • Bemi

    I dont know if this helps. Im not much of a poster.

  • JoJo

    Ok this may sound retarded but if anyone sees this do you happen to know if the release is Pacific Time?

    • zalo

      “KasabianCollings says:
      September 23, 2010 at 7:12 PM

      I just talked to Customer Care, and they said it will go on pre-sale 12:30am Pacific Time on the G2 website, and if you wanted to call in to order over the phone you would have to wait till 3am Pacific/6am Eastern.”

  • Bemi

    Here is the link hopefully i got it right this time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxnRuInKK3I

  • RealEyez

    no luck so far, i’m on the G2 official site, and logged into t-mo’s site, and it’s still not available as of 12:10am….

  • SurgioArmani

    T-Mo rep told me 21:30PST which is 12:30am EST.

    Really hoping that’s true. 10 more minutes!

    • RealEyez

      sure hope your right Surgio!! I’m going crazy over here!!

  • DUB

    I just called and it says the call center is closed. :(

    • JoJo

      thats odd is open 24/7

      • DUB

        Yup it keeps telling me it’s closed

  • Matt

    The G2 is gone from the upgrade page where it used to be under the Vibrant in mytmobile.

    Maybe this is a sign?

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Here’s something else to think about when saying you intend to buy this phone.

    Remember when we discussed T-Mobile’s HSPA+ phones and I speculated that T-Mobile, like Sprint, might have special “4G” pricing attached to it, maybe $10 additional a month.

    Also, remember when AT&T came out with its new tiered pricing (that’s designed to make AT&T millions, if not billions, in extra profits because without a doubt customers will be going over their data plan limits). We discussed back then that it was only a matter of time before other carriers went to tiered pricing and also did away with unlimited data plans.

    For now, all of this makes T-Mobile more attractive with its “limited – unlimited” plans (recall the lawsuit because T-Mobile’s unlimited plan is actually limited) and that so far we have not heard that T-Mobile will have “special” HSPA+ phone pricing.

    But look what was in the Wall Street Journal today.

    Be afraid people, very afraid, that T-Mobile might go the way of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint (T-Mobile might also mimic Sprint and charge extra for its HSPA+ “4G” phones).

    Would your decision to buy this phone or other T-Mobile “4G” phone be affected if T-Mobile charges you more for the data plan on those phones?

    All of you saying you will buy this phone, have you thought about and factored in that the phone might be $10 additional per month?

    Something to think about.
    ____________________

    Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said the company’s wireless arm expects to introduce its own form of tiered data pricing, possibly over the next four to six months.

    But Mr. Seidenberg said Verizon Wireless’s offering wouldn’t simply copy rival carrier AT&T Inc. “We didn’t need to be first on tiered pricing,” he said during an investor conference on Thursday. “We’re not sure we agree yet with how they valued the data.”

    The wireless industry has struggled to balance the increasing demand for data capacity with unlimited plans that cap how much revenue carriers can generate from their subscribers. The dynamic has pressured the carriers, who need to pour billions of dollars into their networks to ensure that the traffic flows smoothly.

    Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said the company’s wireless arm expects to introduce its own form of tiered data pricing, possibly over the next four to six months.

    Mr. Seidenberg said the introduction of new products and services—likely in conjunction with the launch of fourth-generation wireless services—would allow Verizon Wireless to introduce a tiered pricing structure. The carrier would follow AT&T, which earlier this year introduced a two-tiered data structure with caps on how much data can be used. But Mr. Seidenberg said the tiers and bundled offerings would be different.

    • k-mack

      Nah, I’m not too worried. T-Mobile reps have said that the G2 will have very similar pricing as any of their other smart phones. This phone wouldn’t be any different. Why would it.

      The G2 will rock! Can’t wait to have it.

  • JoJo

    I just checked my tmobile upgrade section and they took the cell down.

  • robotate

    just went off the store for me. something’s going down.

    • DUB

      Still off the site.. hmmm.. waiting………

  • Jon

    The preview is gone from the T-Mo website

  • dcman

    if you search for g2 you can see the info on the phone, but nothing happens when you click on add to cart.

  • DUB

    Still off the site.. waiting…..

  • RealEyez

    They took it down for me also..I called in, and was told that “though it maybe the 24th where your at, our system will not change over for another 3 hours” I asked the rep where he was, and he said Idaho. He then proceeded to tell me, if I didn’t want to get frustrated, I should just call tomorrow afternoon to do the pre-order…..yeah, i’m calling in again…

    • JoJo

      so that mean it wont be released until midnight pacific time in other words california time.

  • aaronhowardnm

    Can you give us all an idea of what your at tonight? I am in New Mexico and the website has not changed for me any.

    • DUB

      oklahoma for me

  • hissygoose

    um….wow

  • JustTravy

    Its looking like we’re going to be staying up til 330 in the Morn for this huh?

  • JustTravy

    Its looking like we’re going to be staying up til 330 in the Morn for this huh?

  • aaronhowardnm

    @hissygoose well sorry I got excited refreshing my browser windows and fat fingered my post with misspellings LOL.

  • hissygoose

    no, no, the psych of thinking this was gonna work on time & with no hassles. your good.

  • RealEyez

    ok, so i just called t mo back, was told the same thing I just heard from the last rep…their systems will not refresh for about 2.5-3 hrs. this rep was on the west coast, and told me it was 9:45 there…so 12 midnight for them is in 2 hrs and some change, apparently the west coast servers are where everything computer related starts for t-mo (or at least it seems) sooooo by 3:00am we should be able to pre order…btw i’m in jersey…

    • JoJo

      I’m in jersey too morning so i guess we wait until 3am or we go to sleep or order in the morning.

  • Sourkraut

    Just pre-ordered mine!!!!

    • JustTravy

      Seriously?????!!!!!

  • Emilio

    Yeah they just told me it’s 6 am EST. I will do this in the morning. Going to bed!!!

    • zalo

      supposedly that is on the phone, 3 am est for online preorders

  • DUB

    If it’s not at 12 cst which is about 10 mins. I’m turning in for the night.

  • Emilio

    Wow they also said only those adding a 2 year agreement can preorder!!! The rest have to wait until the 6th. That can’t be…

  • JustTravy

    Looks like 3 AM Is The Go Time.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      That’s how it always is with my experience, CC opens at 6:00 am ADT. (East Coast). So for us on the Pacific side, if one is willing to get up or stay up (as I am) that means 3:00 am (and we get a jump on people who say they are not sticking around until 3 am to get a phone. LOL.

  • TechRep3

    customer care is closed but Tech support is open. Also most of the time cant order new phones untill 9:30 am pst (12:30 pm est)

  • JustTravy

    Its now saying the systems are unavailable this is starting to be a headache…..

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I’m chiming in late, but the systems go down when they have to make changes.

      So this is a good thing, it indicates pre-order is coming up.

      All will be good at 6:00am EDT. (Oh wait, just looked at clock it’s 3:53 am PDT here in San Francisco so preorder should be up.)

  • TechRep3

    they are getting redy for the pre-order