Bloomberg Says T-Mobile USA Needs A Partner, Do They?

Oh the good old rumor mill is churning yet again with tomorrows event featuring T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm and Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann. Bloomberg is running a report this morning pretty much offering up the very same analysis we’ve heard for months, T-Mobile needs a partner, more spectrum, needs to grow like a bean stalk , etc. Tomorrow is expected to showcase a new strategy for the T-Mobile USA with a focus on boosting revenue, profit, customer retention but most importantly acquiring new customers.

Interestingly, or not interestingly depending on your point of view there is more analysis on how T-Mobile “needs to show that they’re prepared to buy or partner with a rival by next year to get spectrum to build a next generation network…” The problem is, that contradicts what was said at CES where T-Mobile is focusing on HSPA+ for at last another 2-3 years, minimum. While it’s certainly possible for back-room discussions to take place discussing the possibility to not allowing for that time frame with HSPA+ and surprising everyone with a shift to LTE, T-Mobile execs sounded quite confident at CES with their current HSPA+ plans.

The article further goes on to say how T-Mobile needs to play catch up to the competition which really requires no consideration at all, they are fourth place carrier, of course they have to play catch up. The real question comes down to marketing and anticipating how the “4G” speed battle will play out. It’s likely that Verizon will mount a significant campaign to showcase their LTE network and play up the name differences later this year, even if T-Mobile HSPA+ 42Mbps is capable of hitting the same or similar real world speeds. Marketing will be a key as it always is and there is no question T-Mobile needs to continue to emphasize this front in the 4G battle.

Regardless of this “analysis,” we’re looking forward to hearing both CEO’s speak tomorrow on the future of T-Mobile USA and seeing whats in store for our Magenta. We’ll be keeping a close eye on tomorrow and of course report back all the findings!

Bloomberg

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  • Mopar6464

    If it’s Sprint , i’m gone period.

    • Claude474

      Me too unless they stay GSM rather than CDMA and are predominantly TMO in the partnership.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Sprint is poison. T-Mo just needs the stinkin iPhone. Yes we all hate it but face it, that could keep them alive. Otherwise I say stay away from Sprint and look into MetroPCS or Cricket. Maybe US Cellular Least those 3 are going with LTE. T-Mo is an international company and would not be in their best interest or their customers to go with WiMAX while the world will be using LTE

      • Snoopy07

        Thats true the iphone is what could save t-mobie

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Sprint is poison. T-Mo just needs the stinkin iPhone. Yes we all hate it but face it, that could keep them alive. Otherwise I say stay away from Sprint and look into MetroPCS or Cricket. Maybe US Cellular Least those 3 are going with LTE. T-Mo is an international company and would not be in their best interest or their customers to go with WiMAX while the world will be using LTE

  • Hellapep

    same here

  • Hellapep

    same here

  • Cubzfan1968

    If they partner with sprint, then they both will suck!!!! Guess I’ll have to go to Verizon

    • Replying to the Troll

      Troll…

    • Jay

      Thats why ur a cubs fan (learn to spell) abd are on 103 yr winless streak.

      • Anonymous

        Being a Giants fan I love your comment, but dude, honestly “ur”? Lol

  • Cubzfan1968

    If they partner with sprint, then they both will suck!!!! Guess I’ll have to go to Verizon

  • Chiefsmackaho

    Hopefully, my company will be buying Sprint to complete our portfolio. No talks yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  • Chiefsmackaho

    Hopefully, my company will be buying Sprint to complete our portfolio. No talks yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  • VZW

    FAKE!!!!!! VERIZONS 4GLTE WILL BE WAYYY BETTER! :P

  • VZW

    FAKE!!!!!! VERIZONS 4GLTE WILL BE WAYYY BETTER! :P

  • Anonymous

    I think one of the things that T-mobile needs to do to win new customers is to really branch out and cover the less populated areas of the US. I know when I go into rural areas here in Utah, I can hardly get a signal, however my Brothers that have AT&T and Verizon both have almost all the bars. When I ask people around here why they choose something else besides T-mobile, they say that they have much more coverage from Verizon/AT&T.

    Now, if T-mobile fleshed out their rural coverage and put in HSPA+ speeds at those towers and rolled out more of that HSPA+ love to the towers residing in suberbia,, T-mobile will kick some major butt!

    • Jay

      Completely agree..coverage and backhaul of data will help win the war

      • J-Hop2o6

        ^^This, plus more aggressive marketing & iPhone 5 (i don’t want it, but many customers do).

        • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

          lol “iphone 5″ ….. the 5th version of the iphone that looks and performs exactly like an ipod touch and every other iphone model before it. Still trying to figure out why people keep spending money on the same exact phone every year. thats called fanboyism. i will be glad when steve jobs kicks the bucket this year or next and apple stock tumbles. hopefully that will be the end of apple but I doubt it. too many brainless apple zombies out there, ready to spend money on dated technology. sad

        • J-Hop2o6

          iSheep = many customers.. hopefully to Tmo = more $$$$$ for Tmo

        • J-Hop2o6

          iSheep = many customers.. hopefully to Tmo = more $$$$$ for Tmo

        • J-Hop2o6

          iSheep = many customers.. hopefully to Tmo = more $$$$$ for Tmo

        • J-Hop2o6

          iSheep = many customers.. hopefully to Tmo = more $$$$$ for Tmo

        • J-Hop2o6

          iSheep = many customers.. hopefully to Tmo = more $$$$$ for Tmo

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Hey Beefy, I don’t care what you think or feel about Apple, but hoping someone “kicks the bucket” especially someone who has had a dynamic affect on our industry isn’t something I’ll tolerate around here. Get a conscience.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Hey Beefy, I don’t care what you think or feel about Apple, but hoping someone “kicks the bucket” especially someone who has had a dynamic affect on our industry isn’t something I’ll tolerate around here. Get a conscience.

    • Jay

      Completely agree..coverage and backhaul of data will help win the war

  • http://twitter.com/BiGMERF Marvin Feliciano

    There main weaknesses is coverage to those in unpopulated areas as well as a pathetic phone lineup as compared to the other carriers

    • Kornmatrix44

      I agree! they need a phone everyone wants and a network everyone wants to be on!

    • Kornmatrix44

      I agree! they need a phone everyone wants and a network everyone wants to be on!

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      i will give u that. does it make sense to anyone that i live in a town where a tmobile call center is located and in the call center parking lot, there is 3g but u leave the parking lot and enter the actual city limits, EDGE. they promised we’d all be 3G by the end of 2008. They need to get their german, red potato salad eating, Heferweizen drinking, liederhosen wearing @$$es in gear. everyone round here switching to verizon cuz they r already lighting up LTE up here in the sticks. I will say this though, every where I go has wifi so its almost like having 4G but still. come on tmobile. quit making German Sheizer videos and get with the program

  • http://twitter.com/iloveflynn Christian Buchanan

    I think T mobile really needs a better marketing campaign. Everywhere I go, I see “Droid Does” ads and billboards. But I don’t see anything about their MyTouch series, or the G lineup.

    • blue collar guy

      Good point. I got a coworker who has att and all he talks about is getting a “Droid” phone. I dont wanna tell him droid phones are on Verizon but it just shows you that this is what all adroid phones are

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      yeah. verizon finds it necessary to advertise the crap outta their subpar phones. tmobile knows not to toot their own horn too much. Kinda smart imo

  • MyTheory

    From what I’ve been told T-Mobile will likely partner with Sprint/Clear to build out an Advanced LTE network. They can put their resources together to do this more effectively.

    A few years from now once that network is completed and that LTE network can handle voice/data all on its own then DT can swallow Sprint whole and assimilate their customer base into their own. At that point there will be no more CDMA activations or upgrades. Everyone will have to migrate over to T-Mobile’s new LTE Advanced network.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Sprint/Clear 2500MHz spectrum is HORRIBLE.. its TOO HIGH, meaning even more poor building penetration compared to Tmo’s AWS (1700/2100) spectrum.. so hopefully Tmo just waits until they can acquire or lease (maybe) better spectrum.

  • Drhonk

    I really doubt they will partnering with Sprint. Tmobile is using GSM and Sprint is using CDMA .. two totally different system. Sprint still haven’t been able to fully integrate Nextel, which is an iDEN system and I really doubt they will start a new another integration with a different system. The only possible partnering solution for T-mobile is Clear. T-mobile needs spectrum for their up and coming 4G networks (real 4G) and Clear is having cash flow issue. Perfect pair, I think. Just hope they won’t use their crappy wimax network. :)

    • J-Hop2o6

      Nay to a Sprint/Clear partnership to use their 2500MHz spectrum.. its horrible.. read above.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      not only that but….yeah,hi…. sprint sucks.

  • Tyrone M Jackson

    What T-Mobile needs to do is stop false advertising. Does anyone noticed anything wrong with this?

    http://mytouch.t-mobile.com/mytouch-3g-slide-features#/apps

    Hint: The Slide does not have Android 2.2, only 2.1.

    • Matt A

      where does it say that?

    • Matt A

      where does it say that?

    • Matt A

      where does it say that?

    • Matt A

      NM i found it.. this is shit!! i have this phone and it does NOT have 2.2!!!

    • Matt A

      NM i found it.. this is shit!! i have this phone and it does NOT have 2.2!!!

  • Tyrone M Jackson

    What T-Mobile needs to do is stop false advertising. Does anyone noticed anything wrong with this?

    http://mytouch.t-mobile.com/mytouch-3g-slide-features#/apps

    Hint: The Slide does not have Android 2.2, only 2.1.

  • Petey

    they need to partner with Apple to release the iPhone! and I think they need stronger & wider coverage. In the Bay Area, making calls are fine, but 3g data are not that strong, my vibrant goes off and on between Edge & 3G.

    • Anonymous

      im from san diego i went up to SF and ive never seen such fast data speeds, average 5-6 everywhere in the city on my vibrant

      where i live and work its usually 2 to 3

      • Petey

        It really depends where you’re at. I commute by bart from the east bay to SF for work everyday, and the speed switches from 3g to Edge most of the time. Even with 3g, it’s not so fast either.

      • Petey

        It really depends where you’re at. I commute by bart from the east bay to SF for work everyday, and the speed switches from 3g to Edge most of the time. Even with 3g, it’s not so fast either.

      • la rider

        Be glad you get that, I’ve seen both ATT and Verizon ’3G’ speeds all in the same area. Nothing to write home about.

  • Manusferrera

    Since we can make phones that can have lte hspa and gsm y couldn’t they make a phone that could switch between cdma and gsm so we could partner with sprint.

  • Manusferrera

    Since we can all agree tmobile has a lot of problems abd all we do is complain about them. what do u think verizon fans talk about?

    • T.J.

      Sex, women, football. No point in complaining when you got great coverage at Verizon

    • T.J.

      Sex, women, football. No point in complaining when you got great coverage at Verizon

  • Theyallstink

    Partner?? They need to get their act together fast. I bought a data stick because of what I read here. In Florida the network is strong. Have had it for 2 days. Never get more than 2M. One hit of 4. That is a joke. Theoretical speed means nothing. If I am firing on all bars and cant get 2M what the ?!?!

    I have a dude sitting next to me on an LTE stick blowing me out of the water. Well, I guess I could pay 80$ for true 4g. Oh well.

    • mike salvato

      Lmao @ 2mgbs!!! you bought a data stick because of what you read off of here? Shame on You!!

    • la rider

      I’m not sure about anyone else. My 3G speeds in Los Angeles are much faster than any other provider 3G/4G speeds. Actually my 3G speed was faster than my MyTouch 4G in the same locations? Better equipment? Galaxy Tab.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      get a new computer. u cant use a pos comp with no processing power or DrAM and whine when u dont get fast downloads. the network speeds dont make crappy computers faster. derp

  • http://twitter.com/hansalvato mike salvato

    Because bloomberg is always right

  • Mr Tibbs

    Its a sad day when sprints service is better then ours I thought HPSA+ was suppose to be fast 3g was faster Im in Westland, Mi 10 mins outside of Detroit, Mi with a MT31/2G and my HSPA+ service sucks no matter where im at come on T-Mobile get it together

    oh yeah im on my 3rd POS MT31/2G

    ANDROID SUCKS

    • Theyallstink

      u got that right although its not android its TMO. The heck with 21M. They cant get us 14! Heck I would take 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Theyallstink

      u got that right although its not android its TMO. The heck with 21M. They cant get us 14! Heck I would take 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Theyallstink

      u got that right although its not android its TMO. The heck with 21M. They cant get us 14! Heck I would take 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grafjordan

      get a better phone.

    • Grafjordan

      get a better phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      One.. your MyTouch 3G doesn’t support HSPA+ Aka 4G
      Two.. HSPA+ will give benefits to 3G… meaning theoretically up to 7.2mbps capped..
      Three.. Android has nothing to do with the equation on HSPA+/4G speeds
      Four.. Yeah the MyTouch 3G sucks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      One.. your MyTouch 3G doesn’t support HSPA+ Aka 4G
      Two.. HSPA+ will give benefits to 3G… meaning theoretically up to 7.2mbps capped..
      Three.. Android has nothing to do with the equation on HSPA+/4G speeds
      Four.. Yeah the MyTouch 3G sucks.

    • Mr Tibbs

      its a mt4g POS but it dont get 4g speed thats where 3 1/2 came in DAH f n retard and yes Mi does well they say we have HSAP+

      • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

        dude. u buy the crappiest android phone and complain android sucks. Thats like buying a ford fiesta and whining when it breaks down a week later. Buy a real android phone and learn how to use technology and u wont say android sucks. Unless u got steve jobs di*k permanently wdged up your apple loving fruitcake @$$

      • bmg314

        I have family in Westland, and my G2 gets fantastic 4G speed when I am there. However, when I go home to the West Bloomfield area, Im usually hovering between EDGE and 3G, so go figure that one.

        My girl has an Epic, and her 4G is non existent everywhere.

    • Mr Tibbs

      its a mt4g POS but it dont get 4g speed thats where 3 1/2 came in DAH f n retard and yes Mi does well they say we have HSAP+

  • Wilma Flintstone

    That would be interesting. Me personally, I would like to see them bring the DT/Orange branch over to the US. They get all the great devices and I’ve heard that Orange has great coverage, not sure how accurate though. If that happens, we’re sure to get some Meego greatness. You knew I had to throw that in there. Haaa!!!

    • Jay

      Why Meego? NOKIA clearly is unsure where OS wise they want the future to go. I would not be surprised if they go the SEGA route and just build phones for other OEM and OS. This would give em the recognition they deserve and help them get insight to help develop their own OS later on.

      • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

        i do agree with this. Nokia is slacking waaaayyyyy behind. even RIM is more modern than nokia. remember the Ngage? lol.

        • Jay

          sadly I do….just thinking about it makes me worry about the PSPhone….*cringes and shakes*

        • Wilma Flintstone

          You call Front facing camera, videochat (over 3G or Wifi), Tv out, Ability to stream live tv to your phone, 32gb internal storage with expandable memory card slot up to 32gb totalling 64gb on a phone, full flash on internet browser through firefox, slacking? That was stuff on Nokia phones since the N95 to the N900. And you mention Ngage as if Android doesn’t have any bad phones. Remember the Cliq, Behold 2, Behold 1, Mytouch original, Etc. Lol

        • Thaboss904

          Behold one wasn’t Android

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Opinions. Glad to know yours. Meego will be great. I can’t wait to start getting Meego Devices.

    • Jay

      Why Meego? NOKIA clearly is unsure where OS wise they want the future to go. I would not be surprised if they go the SEGA route and just build phones for other OEM and OS. This would give em the recognition they deserve and help them get insight to help develop their own OS later on.

    • Jay

      Why Meego? NOKIA clearly is unsure where OS wise they want the future to go. I would not be surprised if they go the SEGA route and just build phones for other OEM and OS. This would give em the recognition they deserve and help them get insight to help develop their own OS later on.

    • Fred Flintstone

      Every time i see a Wilma Flintsone post, its talking about Meego. your like a dumb horse with blinders on.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        So because I like an OS other than Android, I’m being insulted?

      • Wilma Flintstone

        well, better get used to it because I’m going to support Meego. I don’t insult anyone when everything they talk about has to do with Android. I like Meego, and I’m going to keep talking about Meego.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        well, better get used to it because I’m going to support Meego. I don’t insult anyone when everything they talk about has to do with Android. I like Meego, and I’m going to keep talking about Meego.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        well, better get used to it because I’m going to support Meego. I don’t insult anyone when everything they talk about has to do with Android. I like Meego, and I’m going to keep talking about Meego.

  • Hello

    Hey David sorry for being off topic but isn’t the news of the nexus one getting gingerbread tmobile news? Oo and could anyone tell me how to get a new or great conditioned nexus one ?
    If so can you please list reliable sources? I’d really appreciate it thank you

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Uhh Ebay.. I’ve seen them going for $250-$300 average.. I’m trying to snag one for $100-$150.. because it’s still got a lot of issues.. you know the power button and dust under screen.. multitouch etc. Wouldn’t be willing to dump 300$ when I can get a MyTouch 4G or G2 for 350$ or so on Ebay.. if not the same price.

  • Jay

    I feel a out right acquisition of Clear would pay immediate dividends for TMo. Clear is in dire need of cash, they have already invested in several thousand towers using wimax. Plus its no secret its been testing LTE on its network, coincidence? I think not. This buyout also would give magenta a new market with home phone and internet capabilities to effectively take on at&t bundle packages. Its a win overall. TMo grows and gains a vast competitive edge in technology with the work clear has put in. Sprint would be paying us that premium fee…lol. $$$

  • Snoopy07

    The iphone to my opinion is what can save t-mobile. It sells its self and will bring alot of new customers.

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      lol. the iphone. how can a 5 year old piece of junk phone do ANYTHING to save anyone? I wouldnt take a dump on a iphone, let alone use one. an embarassment to technology is what they are. I prefer having a phone I can hold any way I want. and a phone thats not being used by a billion other unoriginal wannabe hipster d-bags.

      • Ldominguez1986

        Your a idiot if you don’t think the iPhone can save tmobile. It certainly can. people only have att because of that phone and watch whats going to happen to verizon when they get it. You don’t have to lik the phone but when 9 out of 10 would choose this phone over any other there is no arguing that the phone does not sell well. suck a beefy mclittledick

        • slippery pete

          Explain why Android powered phone have been outselling the I-Phone?

        • Farhan

          Because they’re offered by several manufacturers as opposed to the iPhone. And most importantly because they’re offered on all carriers as opposed to the iPhone. If the iPhone were available on all carriers, it would give Android a run for its money. BTW I’m actually not a fan of the iPhone but it is interesting to see how well it has been doing since it first launched.

        • Farhan

          Because they’re offered by several manufacturers as opposed to the iPhone. And most importantly because they’re offered on all carriers as opposed to the iPhone. If the iPhone were available on all carriers, it would give Android a run for its money. BTW I’m actually not a fan of the iPhone but it is interesting to see how well it has been doing since it first launched.

        • Ldominguez1986

          because there are countless of phone manufactures that run android when there is only 1 phone running iOS. I am not saying i am a fan but I do give credit where credit is due. If the iPhone was on all carriers I bet that android would not be where it is at today. I started with the G1 and don’t plan on going anywhere else, so lets not start the he a troll thing

        • Ldominguez1986

          because there are countless of phone manufactures that run android when there is only 1 phone running iOS. I am not saying i am a fan but I do give credit where credit is due. If the iPhone was on all carriers I bet that android would not be where it is at today. I started with the G1 and don’t plan on going anywhere else, so lets not start the he a troll thing

        • slippery pete

          Explain why Android powered phone have been outselling the I-Phone?

      • Bratty

        Oh lil TofuDick – go back to being a moron and stop commenting on things that are beyond your understanding.

      • Farhan

        You seem to contradict yourself. If according to you a billion unoriginal d-bags use iPhones then imagine how many of them would flock to TMobile if it offered the iPhone.

        What’s really unoriginal is your pathetic comment which is an embarrassment to humanity much like your stupid name.

        Oh and by the way, ever since the original iPhone was released, year after year, it has been proven that millions of people buy the iPhone after standing in line for days. Also, Apple users tend to be very loyal and despite antennae issues have continued to support Apple and buy the iPhone. You may be willing to ignore it but the success of the iPhone and the large number of subscribers it potentially brings with it is obvious to the rest of us.

        No hard feelings!

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

          What’s an ‘antennae’????

        • Anonymous

          plural for antenna…jesus.

        • Farhan

          lol.

        • Farhan

          lol.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

          What’s an ‘antennae’????

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

          What’s an ‘antennae’????

  • Snoopy07

    The iphone to my opinion is what can save t-mobile. It sells its self and will bring alot of new customers.

  • Roger

    “boosting revenue, profit, customer retention but most importantly acquiring new customers”

    They cannot do all those at the same time. If they improve coverage then that involves spending money which reduces profits. It they acquire new customers then given US saturation it means giving customers a reason to move which means better pricing (lower profit), exclusive phones (lower revenue plus costs of locking in the phone) and acquiring new customers is expensive if you subsidise phones (tmo pays up front and recovers the money in dribbles). Even customer retention faces the same issue.

    What is idiotic is them not shouting from the roof tops about their uniques. What about wifi calling? How about the wifi hot spots they have all over the country? How about introducing new things like that?

    And to make things better they need to encourage customers to become more dependent on their phone. Get me to phone more, text more and to use data more. You can only do that by removing the obstacles like ludicrous texting fees and people having to watch their minutes.

    Or do what many people hoped project black from a year ago would turn into. Charge $50 for unlimited everything and be done with it.

  • Bob

    Just came from a town hall meeting in Ny with CEO and all of the exec’s. They are targeting a 2 year plan to grow and get better coverage through partnership agreements. Humme specifically said he didn’t want to ask share holders for money to buy another company. Mobile Broad Band was the message and the sidekick is back but with android. 1st qtr

  • Napleskahuna76

    T-Mobile needs to do something! Turning their backs on RIM instead of “getting together” like AT&T did and come up with a nice phone like the Torch. T-Mobile is all over Androids joy stick and the phones are labeled as not up to par. Battery life sucks, no self organizing and catagorizing. Their newest Dell Streak boasts a 1.3 megpixle video chat? Umm talk about pixelated conversations Carly! My touch looks like a quirckly pebble phone. T Mobile always lacked in “sleek design” of phones! My contract is up Feb 3rd 2011 and I have my bail out parachute ready!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

      um, BYE…….

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

      um, BYE…….

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Magenta is waiting on Iphone 5 with HSPA+ to shake things up. It is obvious that much work needs to be done. I was talking to my cousin the other day and she said she did not buy the droid because she did not want to deal with anything complicated. I scratched my head because she has a Android phone on AT&T. I come across this alot. People say what kind of Droid is it? I really want to hear tomorrow’s news.

    Stay Thisty my friends!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    Go Magenta! Seriously, I hope what they have in store helps T-Mo grow.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    Go Magenta! Seriously, I hope what they have in store helps T-Mo grow.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    wow, there used to be such nice conversation here. Just sayin’….

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    wow, there used to be such nice conversation here. Just sayin’….

  • Anonymous

    No, TMobile needs to invest more on marketing and keep expanding the network area where EDGE only sexist and add 3G/HSPA+ on them. Amen?

  • Anonymous

    No, TMobile needs to invest more on marketing and keep expanding the network area where EDGE only sexist and add 3G/HSPA+ on them. Amen?

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      Amen! There are areas were only GPRS exists. Coverage first T-mobile, then work on the speed battle.

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      Amen! There are areas were only GPRS exists. Coverage first T-mobile, then work on the speed battle.

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      Amen! There are areas were only GPRS exists. Coverage first T-mobile, then work on the speed battle.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      I fully agree I haven’t found many places in san antonio where I have signal the only issue is some places still are on edge but I have downloaded an app called map viewer when displays the towers and their signal strengths and from what I notice is that they have set up their 3G mainly and predominantly roadside ie highways etc this regardless I still get full 3G everytime I look at my Nexus S although I have never seen any real time results higher than 3mbps

      actually it was renamed but its an app made by sensorly.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      I fully agree I haven’t found many places in san antonio where I have signal the only issue is some places still are on edge but I have downloaded an app called map viewer when displays the towers and their signal strengths and from what I notice is that they have set up their 3G mainly and predominantly roadside ie highways etc this regardless I still get full 3G everytime I look at my Nexus S although I have never seen any real time results higher than 3mbps

      actually it was renamed but its an app made by sensorly.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      I fully agree I haven’t found many places in san antonio where I have signal the only issue is some places still are on edge but I have downloaded an app called map viewer when displays the towers and their signal strengths and from what I notice is that they have set up their 3G mainly and predominantly roadside ie highways etc this regardless I still get full 3G everytime I look at my Nexus S although I have never seen any real time results higher than 3mbps

      actually it was renamed but its an app made by sensorly.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      I fully agree I haven’t found many places in san antonio where I have signal the only issue is some places still are on edge but I have downloaded an app called map viewer when displays the towers and their signal strengths and from what I notice is that they have set up their 3G mainly and predominantly roadside ie highways etc this regardless I still get full 3G everytime I look at my Nexus S although I have never seen any real time results higher than 3mbps

      actually it was renamed but its an app made by sensorly.com

    • TMOTECH

      All of this Will Happen this year. Rural 3G/4G build and 4G expansions by the thousands are happening very quick and are the only focus for the year. Patience my friends…

  • aofsocal

    Hhhmm. Compelling devices. Value pricing. Good advertising. The only other major factor seems to be the increasing the reach of their network. If anything, TMo should search for a partner to rapidly increase their network footprint.

  • aofsocal

    Hhhmm. Compelling devices. Value pricing. Good advertising. The only other major factor seems to be the increasing the reach of their network. If anything, TMo should search for a partner to rapidly increase their network footprint.

  • Spidey_geek

    “i”phone on tmo??

    really?

    why?

  • Spidey_geek

    “i”phone on tmo??

    really?

    why?

  • Spidey_geek

    “i”phone on tmo??

    really?

    why?

  • Billy Vinson

    I have been with TMOBILE for 8 years…. the only reason that makes me want to switch to VERIZON is the service area… if i go out of Dallas, TX, I only get GPRS or EDGE… if i go to IOWA, i get iWIRELESS and they are only at EDGE speeds… the entire Eastern Iowa area sucks for coverage… IF TMOBILE wants to be 3rd, they will have to fix areas like this…. no one in eastern Iowa wants T-Mobile… I cant say that I blame them.

  • Noncom3

    I had been with T-Mobile for 10 years. Way back then their rates were awesome and their customer service was unmatched. I just switched to Cricket Wireless this year because the whole way things are being run with this pink and white carrier now are just crappy. Their sales people will try and swindle you into new 2 year contracts without mentioning you are doing so and they are reluctant to help solve handset problems without saying: “Well, you can sign a new 2 year for a new phone”. If they want to be as successful as the leading carriers then they must return to their roots and start putting the consumer first. Seriously…. there’s nothing special about them. They don’t have the best service, they don’t have the best phones, and now they don’t have the best attitude toward the little guy (who makes them all of their money in the first place).

    All I know now is that I pay half the price now and get the exact same service. Thanks T-Mobe, so much for 10 years of loyalty.

  • Noncom3

    I had been with T-Mobile for 10 years. Way back then their rates were awesome and their customer service was unmatched. I just switched to Cricket Wireless this year because the whole way things are being run with this pink and white carrier now are just crappy. Their sales people will try and swindle you into new 2 year contracts without mentioning you are doing so and they are reluctant to help solve handset problems without saying: “Well, you can sign a new 2 year for a new phone”. If they want to be as successful as the leading carriers then they must return to their roots and start putting the consumer first. Seriously…. there’s nothing special about them. They don’t have the best service, they don’t have the best phones, and now they don’t have the best attitude toward the little guy (who makes them all of their money in the first place).

    All I know now is that I pay half the price now and get the exact same service. Thanks T-Mobe, so much for 10 years of loyalty.

  • http://twitter.com/mbwinfield Mary Winfield

    Partner? Strategic partner? Why not IBM Lenovo? Having a T-Mobile 4G broadband card as a possible option in an IBM notebook would be excellent. Right now, TMobile has established a partnership with Dell for tablets and system board (inside notebook) 4G broadband. But let’s not just limit the PC arena to Dell – yes, TMo should consider IBM Lenovo.

    Love your website!