T-Mobile Announces New Holiday Offerings

While these devices won’t be all that we will see from T-Mobile this holiday season, (myTouch4G anyone?) T-Mobile has announced that four Android devices will be priced under $100 this holiday season. There is little surprise here as all of these phones have been individually announced and the Motorola Charm has been available for some time. However, it’s nice to see T-Mobile remember that times are tough and that plenty of customers will be budget conscious this holiday season.

Affordable Android

T-Mobile is planning to offer a variety of new Android™ smartphones for less than $100, including:

  • T-Mobile® Comet™ will be available beginning Nov. 3 for $9.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan. It will also be available as a prepaid Android smartphone at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Target for less than $200 (plus taxes and fees).
  • LG Optimus T™ with Google™ will be available starting Nov. 3 for $29.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan.
  • Motorola CHARM with MOTOBLUR is available for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two year service agreement and qualifying data plan.
  • Motorola DEFY™ with MOTOBLUR™ will be available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying data plan.

That’s not all as T-Mobile has also announced the introduction of two brand new data plans this holiday season. No surprise here as both plans line up exactly with the leaked details we received a few days back. Though we admit to a little head scratching here as we had some pretty solid info that the 200MB smartphone offering was pushed back.

Low-Cost Data Service

In addition to affordable Android-powered smartphones, T-Mobile is delivering new low-cost data service plans expected to be available this holiday season, making data even more accessible for families. New value offers include these:

  • Mobile data plans. With T-Mobile data plans, customers will have two options for data: the Web – 200MB plan or the Web – Unlimited plan. The Web – 200 MB plan will be available for $10 per month with a new two-year service agreement for a limited time or for $15 per month, which will not require a contract. The Web – Unlimited plan will be available for $30 per month. Both data plans will be sold paired with a voice and text message plan.
  • Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing service plan. T-Mobile is offering a new tethering service plan that enables select smartphones to function as wireless modems for connecting devices, such as laptops, tablets and netbooks, to the Internet through the T-Mobile network. Customers can add the Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan to their Web – Unlimited $30 monthly plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

Of course as mentioned above this isn’t all we can expect from our beloved Magenta this holiday season with a bevy of devices designed to meet the needs of every budget and every wish. The HTC HD7, Blackberry Bold 9780, T-Mobile G2, myTouch4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab will all find themselves available for your buying pleasure this holiday season.

T-Mobile Kicks Off the Holidays With a Compelling Lineup of Affordable Android-Powered Smartphones and New Low-Cost Data Service Plans

T-Mobile Is Making It Easier for Families to Stay Connected This Holiday Season and Beyond

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Nov. 1, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced new products and service plans designed to help families stay connected without busting their holiday budgets.  Beginning Nov. 3, T-Mobile is planning to offer a variety of new Android™ smartphones, including the T-Mobile® Comet™, LG Optimus T™ with Google™ and Motorola DEFY™ with MOTOBLUR™, each for less than $100.

“We’re heading into this holiday season with our strongest and most affordable lineup ever of Android-powered smartphones,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA.  “Combine that with low-cost data service plans and even easier ways to give T-Mobile products as gifts, and we believe families will make the move to smartphones — enriching how they communicate in the new year.”

Affordable Android Smartphones for All

T-Mobile’s compelling suite of affordable Android smartphones appeals to each member of the family, even first-time smartphone users. In addition to providing access to the mobile Web while on the go, Android-powered smartphones provide customers with one-click access to their favorite Google services, such as Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube®, and over 100,000 applications in Android Market™. For less than $100 with qualifying rate plan on a two-year agreement (plus taxes and fees), T-Mobile customers can purchase any of the following devices during the holiday season:

  • The T-Mobile Comet offers a compact form factor, 528 MHz processor, 2.8-inch full touch screen display and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Perfect for customers who are ready to make the affordable transition to their first smartphone, the T-Mobile Comet is also available for prepaid customers at less than $200 (plus taxes and fees), the lowest-priced 3G Android smartphone in the T-Mobile portfolio. The T-Mobile Comet is available in a black finish.
  • The LG Optimus T is an easy-to-use smartphone with a user customizable home screen, 600 MHz processor, 3.2-inch full touch screen display and a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture. Featuring Voice Actions for Android pre-loaded on the device, the LG Optimus T allows customers to perform commands through voice entry, such as calling, texting, e-mailing and navigating to a specific destination. The LG Optimus T is available in a burgundy or titanium finish.
  • Slim and pocket-able, the Motorola DEFY is equipped to withstand all that life throws your way. The DEFY is scratch- and water-resistant, as well as dust-proof, combined with MOTOBLUR™, an 800 MHz processor, a 3.7-inch full touch screen and a 5-megapixel camera with flash and video capture. The Motorola DEFY is available in a black and linen finish.
  • The Motorola CHARM™ with MOTOBLURfeatures a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a 2.8-inch touch screen paired with a BACKTRACK™ pad for simple navigation, and MOTOBLUR, making it easy to keep up with family and friends. Also featuring a 600 MHz processor and a 3 megapixel camera, the Motorola CHARM is available in a golden bronze or cabernet finish.

Services Families Can Afford

In addition to affordable Android-powered smartphones, T-Mobile is delivering new low-cost data service plans expected to be available this holiday season, making data even more accessible for families. New value offers include these:

  • Mobile data plans. With T-Mobile data plans, customers will have two options for data: the Web – 200MB plan or the Web – Unlimited plan. The Web – 200MB plan will be available for $10 per month with a new two-year service agreement or contract extension for a limited time or for $15 per month, which will not require a two-year contract extension. The Web – Unlimited plan will be available for $30 per month. Both data plans will be sold paired with a new or existing voice and text message plan.
  • Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing service plan. T-Mobile is offering a new tethering service plan that enables select smartphones to function as wireless modems for connecting devices, such as laptops, tablets and netbooks to the Internet through the T-Mobile network. Customers can add the Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing plan to their Web – Unlimited $30 monthly plan for an additional $14.99 per month.

Availability

The T-Mobile Comet, LG Optimus T and Motorola DEFY are expected to be available starting Nov. 3 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com. The T-Mobile Comet will also be available as a prepaid Android smartphone at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Target. T-Mobile expects its new mobile data plans and tethering service plan will be available this holiday season.

Making it even easier for consumers to give T-Mobile devices and accessories to their friends and families this holiday season, T-Mobile Gift Cards can be purchased and redeemed at select T-Mobile retail stores nationwide.

For more information on T-Mobile products and services, visithttp://www.t-mobile.com.

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