T-Mobile Wants To Keep Smartphones Cheap

T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm told the Wall Street Journal that T-Mobile plans to sell a number of Android devices for $100 or less. Explaining that not all customers want expensive, high end devices T-Mobile is looking to capture that demographic.

“We are working with our vendors on this one to drive the price of smartphones down,”

T-Mobile won’t be the only carrier hoping to attract new customers with cheaper handset offerings but T-Mobile hopes the combination of inexpensive handsets and cheaper data offerings are a win, win in the market. Those of you looking to see T-Mobile go after high-end devices as well should not fret, there is plenty in the mill to attract both types of customers.

As T-Mobile looks to improve on last years numbers, a push into both demographic markets combined with the no premium on 4G pledge is just what the doctor ordered.

Wall Street Journal via Fierce Wireless

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  • cflorez

    not a bad idea, but they should also keep in mind that there are others seeking to blow $400+ to have the next great cell phone.

    • Anonymous

      And thats with a discount, lol

      I know what you mean when I want a nice phone I want a nice phone.

    • Anonymous

      And thats with a discount, lol

      I know what you mean when I want a nice phone I want a nice phone.

    • Anonymous

      And thats with a discount, lol

      I know what you mean when I want a nice phone I want a nice phone.

  • cflorez

    not a bad idea, but they should also keep in mind that there are others seeking to blow $400+ to have the next great cell phone.

  • MIKEEEEE

    i love my DEFY.

    prime example of what a hundred bucks will get you.

    • MIKEEEEE

      now all we need is a 10″ ANDROID honeycomb tablet for $250.

      • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

        haha thats funny good luck with that

    • beastly

      Most underrated device of 2010.

  • MIKEEEEE

    i love my DEFY.

    prime example of what a hundred bucks will get you.

  • MIKEEEEE

    i love my DEFY.

    prime example of what a hundred bucks will get you.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like the sound of this. I’m 17 months into my contract which means by the end of Qtr 2 it will cost me about fifty buck to jump to one of the top three where the “less affordable” phones are. I love TMO and I can respect their goal but maybe my needs arent in their overall scheme of things. 6 months and counting.

    “Those of you looking to see T-Mobile go after high-end devices as well should not fret, there is plenty in the mill to attract both types of customers.” I really hope this is true David! Love TMOandNEWS.

    • Ali

      MT4G, G2, Nexus S came out roughly a month at a time and are all still some of the best smartphones out there. There is no question T-Mobile will continue to put out super phones…You just gotta figure out if you want one of the high end or not.

      Heck, you can still get great deals on awesome phones as they showcased by having the Vibrant on sale for FREE for a few days. By your 6 month marker the MT4G will still be a great phone, and probably won’t cost much to upgrade to. Heck, we still don’t know what’s in store, but with the 25 device number they threw out there, I’m sure T-Mo isn’t going to let up.

      • Anonymous

        the majority of those 25 device are going to be a shitload of low end phones, a few tablets, 2 or 3 mid range phones, 1 or 2 high end phones that the other carriers going to have also.

        • Anonymous

          hey i could care less if our high end phones are copy cats as long as they run on AWS bands!

        • Ali

          HD2 was T-Mo exclusive
          MT4G was T-Mo exclusive
          G2 was T-Mo exclusive
          MTS was T-Mo exclusive
          HD7 was T-Mo exclusive

          All of those phones are considered “high end” smartphones, not just high end phones. In fact, your whole comment is just asinine as the 25 is a number based on data devices and a low end PHONE would have to be just that, a (non-smart) phone, not a smartphone.

          By the way, that list is just T-Mobile exclusive phones as I won’t count the phones that were available on other carriers as well. If you want to slam somebody, at least bring some portion of facts or evidence to the table. Since Humm came in, T-Mobile decided to up the ante…In fact, if you compare end of year lineups…T-Mobile is at least as good as every other, but by most estimations, better.

        • Anonymous

          wrong. you’re living in a fantasy world, the g2 and the mytouch slide are mid range phones, neither of them are consider high end phones. hd2 which run on shitty windows 6.5 and hd7 which is basically the hd2 on windows phone 7. mytouch 4g which is a wash down version of the evo4g, desire hd, inspire 4g, and the thunderbolt. tmo phones are crap, no need to get upset about it. just accept it. have a nice day : )

        • Ali

          You seem to just be complaining for no real reason. What makes the MT4G a “washed down” version? The fact that the screen is smaller and it doesn’t have a kickstand? If you consider the MT4G & G2 mid range phones, then you don’t think there is a high end device out there.

          The HD2 & HD7, btw, are high end devices, they’re just high end windows devices. That’s a fact. You may not like it, but there are a lot of people who still use windows & also a lot of people who stil use blackberry. If you’re not happy with the lineup, you would not be happy with any lineup. Period.

          I realize you get an erection just talking about the physical aspects of the Evo, so my question to you is if you’re a T-Mobile customer, why do you keep causing yourself so much pain by sticking to a carrier who clearly hates you. And if you’re not, why are you on this site?

        • Anonymous

          i didnt say the the mytouch 4g was a mid range phone. i said the g2 and the mytouch slide are mid range phones. as for hd2 and hd7 are concern i couldnt care less about them, notice how both of them have 4.3 screens though. the thing is their plenty of customers on tmo, including myself who would love a 4.3 android high end phone and gladly pay tmo the money for it. just cause i stated how the mytouch 4g was a wash down version of the evo4g, desire hd, inspire 4g, and the thunderbolt, that make me have an erection. then you know what, your absolutely right. you seem like you’re angry, just cause my feeling about tmo android line up doesnt coincide with your feelings. since you most know, yes i am tmo customer, and yes i do plan on leaving as soon as the phone im waiting for come out, which is basically the same time my contract is over. why do you care so much about other people feelings toward tmo? it seem like it bothers you.

        • Anonymous

          i didnt say the the mytouch 4g was a mid range phone. i said the g2 and the mytouch slide are mid range phones. as for hd2 and hd7 are concern i couldnt care less about them, notice how both of them have 4.3 screens though. the thing is their plenty of customers on tmo, including myself who would love a 4.3 android high end phone and gladly pay tmo the money for it. just cause i stated how the mytouch 4g was a wash down version of the evo4g, desire hd, inspire 4g, and the thunderbolt, that make me have an erection. then you know what, your absolutely right. you seem like you’re angry, just cause my feeling about tmo android line up doesnt coincide with your feelings. since you most know, yes i am tmo customer, and yes i do plan on leaving as soon as the phone im waiting for come out, which is basically the same time my contract is over. why do you care so much about other people feelings toward tmo? it seem like it bothers you.

        • Ali

          HD2 was T-Mo exclusive
          MT4G was T-Mo exclusive
          G2 was T-Mo exclusive
          MTS was T-Mo exclusive
          HD7 was T-Mo exclusive

          All of those phones are considered “high end” smartphones, not just high end phones. In fact, your whole comment is just asinine as the 25 is a number based on data devices and a low end PHONE would have to be just that, a (non-smart) phone, not a smartphone.

          By the way, that list is just T-Mobile exclusive phones as I won’t count the phones that were available on other carriers as well. If you want to slam somebody, at least bring some portion of facts or evidence to the table. Since Humm came in, T-Mobile decided to up the ante…In fact, if you compare end of year lineups…T-Mobile is at least as good as every other, but by most estimations, better.

      • Anonymous

        I got a Vibrant already so I’m lookin for bigger.

    • Ali

      MT4G, G2, Nexus S came out roughly a month at a time and are all still some of the best smartphones out there. There is no question T-Mobile will continue to put out super phones…You just gotta figure out if you want one of the high end or not.

      Heck, you can still get great deals on awesome phones as they showcased by having the Vibrant on sale for FREE for a few days. By your 6 month marker the MT4G will still be a great phone, and probably won’t cost much to upgrade to. Heck, we still don’t know what’s in store, but with the 25 device number they threw out there, I’m sure T-Mo isn’t going to let up.

    • Ali

      MT4G, G2, Nexus S came out roughly a month at a time and are all still some of the best smartphones out there. There is no question T-Mobile will continue to put out super phones…You just gotta figure out if you want one of the high end or not.

      Heck, you can still get great deals on awesome phones as they showcased by having the Vibrant on sale for FREE for a few days. By your 6 month marker the MT4G will still be a great phone, and probably won’t cost much to upgrade to. Heck, we still don’t know what’s in store, but with the 25 device number they threw out there, I’m sure T-Mo isn’t going to let up.

    • Anonymous

      I hope you are right. Since coming to T-Mobile from Big Red I have picked up the Nexus One and the MyTouch 4G. Love them both but I now want the new Tegra powered devices. Why not grab the same device that AT&T has landed, that is some bad ass phone. That would keep most any high end nut like myself happy. T-Mobile must get the Tegra powered phone and very soon. If they don’t many customers will look else where.
      THANK YOU T-MOBILE

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like the sound of this. I’m 17 months into my contract which means by the end of Qtr 2 it will cost me about fifty buck to jump to one of the top three where the “less affordable” phones are. I love TMO and I can respect their goal but maybe my needs arent in their overall scheme of things. 6 months and counting.

    “Those of you looking to see T-Mobile go after high-end devices as well should not fret, there is plenty in the mill to attract both types of customers.” I really hope this is true David! Love TMOandNEWS.

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    David have you thought about expanding tmonews and doing smartphones in general? or that conflicts with your relationship with phonedog?

    • Anonymous

      Thats what phonedog is for. Phonedog does smartphone news in general.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah you mean willing to blow $500 like I did on my Vibrant. Money well spent too with no regrets.

  • Anonymous

    here’s another glitch for me David. Sometimes when I reply to a comment it ends up being a post. Also I’ve never been able to Edit my comments.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Ok, I’ve not heard any of these troubles before and I don’t know if they are specific to Disqus or their siteup within TmoNews. Let me look into it, when you say a post you mean it isn’t a reply, but another comment altogether?

  • Anonymous

    I can understand T-mobile’s approach. It makes sense that not everyone needs the newest high end devices and or super fast data speeds. I also appreciate not charging us more for HSPA+! I just hope that they do throw us high end users a few bones every once in a while (LG Optimus 2X)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t mind their kind of thinking in this way but this is the kind of thinking for carriers other than the big four. Just as long as they aren’t cheap in performance its ok with me

    • Petey

      That’s why some/most people want the iPhone, eventho it’s not the newest or high end, but again it’s user friendly to all age (i think/i hope lol) & I think that’s what attract people to wanting the iphone.

      • Ali

        I think the iPhone is just attractive to people based on name. It may not be the best, but you know you’re getting a quality device and it had been THE phone for so long, that people still believe it is. It’s no more or less user friendly than an android device, really.

    • Petey

      That’s why some/most people want the iPhone, eventho it’s not the newest or high end, but again it’s user friendly to all age (i think/i hope lol) & I think that’s what attract people to wanting the iphone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skye-Villanueva/100000564263407 Skye Villanueva

    i just hope the get something like the evo/inspire just with android 2.3…with a 4.3 inch screen i dont even care for dual core or not…..the snd gen snapdragons are great!

    • Anonymous

      The Evo was crap

    • Anonymous

      Replying to Skye Villanueva

      Thats what I’m sayin. We don’t need 5 (4.3″ MOTO Droid X, 4.3″ HTC Thunderbolt, 4.3″ DROID Bionic, 4.3″ LG Revolution, 4.5″ Samsung 4G LTE) beast phones. Just one or two will be good enough I mean damn. !@#$ ATT has 3!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    ok you can keep make cheap smart phones if you promise i will get a dual core tegra 2 super phones and some other high end phones with 3.7-4.5 in screens and have hspa+

    • TMO_ATL

      TMOBILE IS LAUNCHING UP TO 25 DEVICES. therefore, they will have a selection of super-phones for those who want them and a selection of lite-android phones for those who want a smart phone but not a heavy user.

      Fact is, people want smartphones because its the “IT”. CEO wants to release lower end smart phones for those who do not wantto be overwhelmed with an expensive data plan on a smart phone they barely use (ie verizon, iphone, evo) with tmobile they have a choice. For example currently, Optimus T (lite android) with optional $20 Unlimited or $10 200MB.

    • TMO_ATL

      TMOBILE IS LAUNCHING UP TO 25 DEVICES. therefore, they will have a selection of super-phones for those who want them and a selection of lite-android phones for those who want a smart phone but not a heavy user.

      Fact is, people want smartphones because its the “IT”. CEO wants to release lower end smart phones for those who do not wantto be overwhelmed with an expensive data plan on a smart phone they barely use (ie verizon, iphone, evo) with tmobile they have a choice. For example currently, Optimus T (lite android) with optional $20 Unlimited or $10 200MB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    ok you can keep make cheap smart phones if you promise i will get a dual core tegra 2 super phones and some other high end phones with 3.7-4.5 in screens and have hspa+

  • Anonymous

    right. “Yeah you mean willing to blow $500 like I did on my Vibrant. Money well spent too with no regrets.” was a reply to someone but it ended up being a new comment for me.

  • Anonymous

    There it goes again.

  • Jonathan

    Hate to be a “Negative Nancy” but what Humm really means is: “We are going to have another solid year of crap phones and Android phones that we will never help see that they get updates to newer versions, **sigh**. :-/

    • http://twitter.com/stevegowski Steve Pstragowski

      Absolutely correct…ugh. Luckily I run Android SuperRAM on my HD2 and dont give a F anymore. But I am waiting for a new and better device. Though its almost impossible to find when I already have a 4.3″ Snapdragon with 2.2 droid. As a T-Mo custy for over 7yrs, I will only buy stock android supported by google from now on. The only reason I got the HD2 was to load the ROMs and run them directly off SD card without rooting. T-Mo, as much as I like them, dont give a damn who gets the current updates. If your on T-mo you need to either root your phone, do what I did, or buy stock android. Otherwise your devices will be hopelessly outdated in 6 months.

    • http://twitter.com/stevegowski Steve Pstragowski

      Absolutely correct…ugh. Luckily I run Android SuperRAM on my HD2 and dont give a F anymore. But I am waiting for a new and better device. Though its almost impossible to find when I already have a 4.3″ Snapdragon with 2.2 droid. As a T-Mo custy for over 7yrs, I will only buy stock android supported by google from now on. The only reason I got the HD2 was to load the ROMs and run them directly off SD card without rooting. T-Mo, as much as I like them, dont give a damn who gets the current updates. If your on T-mo you need to either root your phone, do what I did, or buy stock android. Otherwise your devices will be hopelessly outdated in 6 months.

    • http://twitter.com/stevegowski Steve Pstragowski

      Absolutely correct…ugh. Luckily I run Android SuperRAM on my HD2 and dont give a F anymore. But I am waiting for a new and better device. Though its almost impossible to find when I already have a 4.3″ Snapdragon with 2.2 droid. As a T-Mo custy for over 7yrs, I will only buy stock android supported by google from now on. The only reason I got the HD2 was to load the ROMs and run them directly off SD card without rooting. T-Mo, as much as I like them, dont give a damn who gets the current updates. If your on T-mo you need to either root your phone, do what I did, or buy stock android. Otherwise your devices will be hopelessly outdated in 6 months.

    • Ali

      Sorry, forgot the Vibrant, G2, MT4G, MT Slide (at the time) were all crap phones. I think what he means is “Just like you saw with the Optimus, Comet & Defy coming out roughly the same time as the MT4G, we’ll continue to meet everyone’s needs.”

      Keep in mind that just because you may be a techy, the typical 40 year old mom is not…

    • Ali

      Sorry, forgot the Vibrant, G2, MT4G, MT Slide (at the time) were all crap phones. I think what he means is “Just like you saw with the Optimus, Comet & Defy coming out roughly the same time as the MT4G, we’ll continue to meet everyone’s needs.”

      Keep in mind that just because you may be a techy, the typical 40 year old mom is not…

    • Ali

      Sorry, forgot the Vibrant, G2, MT4G, MT Slide (at the time) were all crap phones. I think what he means is “Just like you saw with the Optimus, Comet & Defy coming out roughly the same time as the MT4G, we’ll continue to meet everyone’s needs.”

      Keep in mind that just because you may be a techy, the typical 40 year old mom is not…

    • Ali

      Sorry, forgot the Vibrant, G2, MT4G, MT Slide (at the time) were all crap phones. I think what he means is “Just like you saw with the Optimus, Comet & Defy coming out roughly the same time as the MT4G, we’ll continue to meet everyone’s needs.”

      Keep in mind that just because you may be a techy, the typical 40 year old mom is not…

  • Troyag1

    Off Topic:What happened to the TmoNews feed? I used to be able to see pictures and everything from Google reader now it is only text.

  • Troyag1

    Off Topic:What happened to the TmoNews feed? I used to be able to see pictures and everything from Google reader now it is only text.

  • Petey

    bring the iPhone and cheap smartphone data plans will attract alot of customers. I thought Phillip was an aggressive guy (he did well when he was in German with tmobile over there having exclusivity with the iphone). Hope he tries his best to bring iphone!

  • Petey

    bring the iPhone and cheap smartphone data plans will attract alot of customers. I thought Phillip was an aggressive guy (he did well when he was in German with tmobile over there having exclusivity with the iphone). Hope he tries his best to bring iphone!

  • Petey

    bring the iPhone and cheap smartphone data plans will attract alot of customers. I thought Phillip was an aggressive guy (he did well when he was in German with tmobile over there having exclusivity with the iphone). Hope he tries his best to bring iphone!

  • Blabla

    And when the hell is tmobile going to get an EVO-like device. Every carrier is going to have one except for Tmobile and with AT&T stepping up their android line up tmobile is getting left in the dust fast unless they release something huge. The Optimus 2X won’t be enough when Verizon is getting black and revolution. Does not necessarily have to be made by HTC…I just want a 4.3 inch android device.

    • TMO_ATL

      Try again,

      Evo Like? when already have a device that surpass the EVO. read the specs on all those phones that u just stated and post them here

      • dom

        i think what he means is a 4.3 android device for example the evo…

    • TMO_ATL

      Try again,

      Evo Like? when already have a device that surpass the EVO. read the specs on all those phones that u just stated and post them here

  • Blabla

    And when the hell is tmobile going to get an EVO-like device. Every carrier is going to have one except for Tmobile and with AT&T stepping up their android line up tmobile is getting left in the dust fast unless they release something huge. The Optimus 2X won’t be enough when Verizon is getting black and revolution. Does not necessarily have to be made by HTC…I just want a 4.3 inch android device.

  • Blabla

    And when the hell is tmobile going to get an EVO-like device. Every carrier is going to have one except for Tmobile and with AT&T stepping up their android line up tmobile is getting left in the dust fast unless they release something huge. The Optimus 2X won’t be enough when Verizon is getting black and revolution. Does not necessarily have to be made by HTC…I just want a 4.3 inch android device.

  • Ed

    They’ll keep the prices on the phones down but increase the price on the data plans. The price has already gone up 20% (from $25 to $30) in the last few years and for new customers, the price has gone up even more – an extra $40 per month over the base plan price. For people that don’t talk a lot, the price still starts at $80 per month now with a smartphone.

    • Anonymous

      Thankfully I switched to TMO just months before they upped it to $30. If TMO really wants to be/seem cheap then they should stop charging for texting since there’s virturally no load or cost behind sending “I’m on my way”. That would make the $30/mo look much more appealing.

      • Ali

        Most carriers unlimited texting plan is $20 per line. T-Mo is $10 for individual and $20 for a family…Save at least $10 on texting, spend the same on data…..

        • Anonymous

          Not sure I completely follow the last part but yeah TMO’s texting is real cheap. My 5 lines get unlim txt for that $20

      • Ali

        Most carriers unlimited texting plan is $20 per line. T-Mo is $10 for individual and $20 for a family…Save at least $10 on texting, spend the same on data…..

      • Ali

        Most carriers unlimited texting plan is $20 per line. T-Mo is $10 for individual and $20 for a family…Save at least $10 on texting, spend the same on data…..

      • Ali

        Most carriers unlimited texting plan is $20 per line. T-Mo is $10 for individual and $20 for a family…Save at least $10 on texting, spend the same on data…..

    • Christianromo8

      well considering that the web plan right now is $20 for unlimited, your fact is wrong, 1500 mins, unlimited txt and web for $80, doesnt get better than that

    • Christianromo8

      well considering that the web plan right now is $20 for unlimited, your fact is wrong, 1500 mins, unlimited txt and web for $80, doesnt get better than that

    • Christianromo8

      well considering that the web plan right now is $20 for unlimited, your fact is wrong, 1500 mins, unlimited txt and web for $80, doesnt get better than that

    • TMO_ATL

      Ed,

      Sorry to say that u have your prices wrong or should I say there are other price plans that offer the web less than $30.
      Ex
      Do More Ind Rate Plan
      1500 Mins – Unl Web ($20) – Unl Text, etc
      Do More Fam Rate Plan
      3000 Mins – Unl Web ($20×2) – Unl Text
      add a line rates $5 – add a line with web $20

      Now, the $40 is for Lines 3-5 who wants Unlimited Minutes on the Unlimited Family Plan. If not, they can choose the $10 200 Min add-a-line on an Unlimited Family Plan.

      Yes we do have a base plan (optional 500 mins or 1500 mins*promo*) that is $80 vs. ATT 900 Mins/Text & 2GB of Web $105 vs. Verizon 900 Mins/Text & Unlt Web $110 vs. Sprint 450 Mins/Text/Web $79.99 (+$10 Prem 4G web for wimax)

      So, if you are going to gripe, complain and quote prices make sure your facts are right! Thank you!!

      • TMO_ATL

        BTW,

        add a line prices for the other carriers range from 10-99 depending on which rate plan. and tmo only charges texting for the first 2 lines ($20) instead each additional lines like other carriers…

  • Ed

    They’ll keep the prices on the phones down but increase the price on the data plans. The price has already gone up 20% (from $25 to $30) in the last few years and for new customers, the price has gone up even more – an extra $40 per month over the base plan price. For people that don’t talk a lot, the price still starts at $80 per month now with a smartphone.

  • GPL

    They did not announce a single drool worthy phone at CES. While it’s good for their subscriber base that they target the lower end of the buying spectrum, guys like me that have money and want a big screen, powerful phone are offered nothing. I don’t care about small screen phones. I have a Nexus 1 and a G1, and I’ve been waiting in vain the past 2 years for a hardcore phone to come out of TMo, and it just ain’t happening.

  • GPL

    They did not announce a single drool worthy phone at CES. While it’s good for their subscriber base that they target the lower end of the buying spectrum, guys like me that have money and want a big screen, powerful phone are offered nothing. I don’t care about small screen phones. I have a Nexus 1 and a G1, and I’ve been waiting in vain the past 2 years for a hardcore phone to come out of TMo, and it just ain’t happening.

  • GPL

    They did not announce a single drool worthy phone at CES. While it’s good for their subscriber base that they target the lower end of the buying spectrum, guys like me that have money and want a big screen, powerful phone are offered nothing. I don’t care about small screen phones. I have a Nexus 1 and a G1, and I’ve been waiting in vain the past 2 years for a hardcore phone to come out of TMo, and it just ain’t happening.

  • Joey

    In other words: We’re not getting the iPhone so let’s just offer cheap plasticy myTouch 3.5 mm style phones with slow processors, dull screens, poor battery life and cheap obnoxious pink, orange and green accessories.

    T-Mobile will scare away the last of their gadget higher end postpaid type of customers if they alienate them by offering cheap phones.

  • Joey

    In other words: We’re not getting the iPhone so let’s just offer cheap plasticy myTouch 3.5 mm style phones with slow processors, dull screens, poor battery life and cheap obnoxious pink, orange and green accessories.

    T-Mobile will scare away the last of their gadget higher end postpaid type of customers if they alienate them by offering cheap phones.

  • Joey

    In other words: We’re not getting the iPhone so let’s just offer cheap plasticy myTouch 3.5 mm style phones with slow processors, dull screens, poor battery life and cheap obnoxious pink, orange and green accessories.

    T-Mobile will scare away the last of their gadget higher end postpaid type of customers if they alienate them by offering cheap phones.

  • Joey

    In other words: We’re not getting the iPhone so let’s just offer cheap plasticy myTouch 3.5 mm style phones with slow processors, dull screens, poor battery life and cheap obnoxious pink, orange and green accessories.

    T-Mobile will scare away the last of their gadget higher end postpaid type of customers if they alienate them by offering cheap phones.

  • close2upgrade

    As long as there’s a Nexus variant able to run with who cares. This only affects the have to have the latest and greatest crowd IMO

  • close2upgrade

    As long as there’s a Nexus variant able to run with who cares. This only affects the have to have the latest and greatest crowd IMO

    • Bobert

      Nexus S is plastic garbage.
      A step DOWN from the Nexus 1.
      Kinda sad because the Nexus S IMHO represents that Google will put their name on just about anything!

  • close2upgrade

    As long as there’s a Nexus variant able to run with who cares. This only affects the have to have the latest and greatest crowd IMO

  • Anonymous

    Long time T-Mobile customer who was once a 10 yr customer of Big Red. I own the Nexus One and the MyTouch 4G. I am very happy to say the least with both phones and the very strong HSPA+ signal Im receiving from T-Mobile. Saying that I am very jelous of the new phones that Verizon and ATT are getting very soon with the new Tegra processor. T-Mobile must get these phones to stay with the high end customers needs. I for one want one very bad, I was hoping that the new Tegra powered phone that AT&T is getting could also be an option for T-Mobile. Please T-Mobile, I own two high end phones but I still want the Tegra powered phone and will do what ever is needed to get one. I do not ever want to leave T-Mobile so tell your customers that the Tegra powered phone will be coming our way and very soon. Customers want top of the line, solid hardware powered by the Tegra processor. Do Not fail us.
    THANK YOU T-MOBILE (very loyal customer)

  • Anonymous

    Long time T-Mobile customer who was once a 10 yr customer of Big Red. I own the Nexus One and the MyTouch 4G. I am very happy to say the least with both phones and the very strong HSPA+ signal Im receiving from T-Mobile. Saying that I am very jelous of the new phones that Verizon and ATT are getting very soon with the new Tegra processor. T-Mobile must get these phones to stay with the high end customers needs. I for one want one very bad, I was hoping that the new Tegra powered phone that AT&T is getting could also be an option for T-Mobile. Please T-Mobile, I own two high end phones but I still want the Tegra powered phone and will do what ever is needed to get one. I do not ever want to leave T-Mobile so tell your customers that the Tegra powered phone will be coming our way and very soon. Customers want top of the line, solid hardware powered by the Tegra processor. Do Not fail us.
    THANK YOU T-MOBILE (very loyal customer)

  • Anonymous

    Long time T-Mobile customer who was once a 10 yr customer of Big Red. I own the Nexus One and the MyTouch 4G. I am very happy to say the least with both phones and the very strong HSPA+ signal Im receiving from T-Mobile. Saying that I am very jelous of the new phones that Verizon and ATT are getting very soon with the new Tegra processor. T-Mobile must get these phones to stay with the high end customers needs. I for one want one very bad, I was hoping that the new Tegra powered phone that AT&T is getting could also be an option for T-Mobile. Please T-Mobile, I own two high end phones but I still want the Tegra powered phone and will do what ever is needed to get one. I do not ever want to leave T-Mobile so tell your customers that the Tegra powered phone will be coming our way and very soon. Customers want top of the line, solid hardware powered by the Tegra processor. Do Not fail us.
    THANK YOU T-MOBILE (very loyal customer)

  • http://www.sadude.com SaDudE

    are we talking about subsidized or unsubsidised pricing here?

    the price most people pay currently is rarely above $200. I seldom hear of people buying phones unlocked direct from a carrier

  • http://www.sadude.com SaDudE

    are we talking about subsidized or unsubsidised pricing here?

    the price most people pay currently is rarely above $200. I seldom hear of people buying phones unlocked direct from a carrier

  • http://www.sadude.com SaDudE

    are we talking about subsidized or unsubsidised pricing here?

    the price most people pay currently is rarely above $200. I seldom hear of people buying phones unlocked direct from a carrier

  • Cheifosceola85

    As a T-mobile employee I can tell you that this is a smart move by magenta and Humm.

    Yes Tmobile does need to have some better high end.phones, but as a companytmobile will bring in much more money by having more of the affordable smartphones and data plans.

    The customer base outside of this website isn’t craving the evo or iphone. They want an inexpensive touchscreen phone without having to pay 30 sollars a month for internet

    • Anonymous

      Tmobile needs to stop the bleeding off of customers first. Why are they leaving? Well, my guess would be for better phones that are offered on other carriers. I don’t mind paying more for service if it means getting the phone that I want.. Has anyone gone into a Tmobile store and actually looked at the customers in there? Yeah, I guess Tmo will be better off offering cheap plastic throw away phones.

  • Cheifosceola85

    As a T-mobile employee I can tell you that this is a smart move by magenta and Humm.

    Yes Tmobile does need to have some better high end.phones, but as a companytmobile will bring in much more money by having more of the affordable smartphones and data plans.

    The customer base outside of this website isn’t craving the evo or iphone. They want an inexpensive touchscreen phone without having to pay 30 sollars a month for internet

  • Cheifosceola85

    As a T-mobile employee I can tell you that this is a smart move by magenta and Humm.

    Yes Tmobile does need to have some better high end.phones, but as a companytmobile will bring in much more money by having more of the affordable smartphones and data plans.

    The customer base outside of this website isn’t craving the evo or iphone. They want an inexpensive touchscreen phone without having to pay 30 sollars a month for internet

  • Guest

    Love my G2 and unlimited web for $20.

  • Enough Already TMO

    At this point, its either LG Optimus 2x next month or BUST

    Tmobile just keeps talking, but its constantly always about stuff we don’t care to hear

    • phonegeek

      I think we’re supposed to be getting the lg B too so I suppose they’ll get more high end phones this year too

    • phonegeek

      I think we’re supposed to be getting the lg B too so I suppose they’ll get more high end phones this year too

    • phonegeek

      I think we’re supposed to be getting the lg B too so I suppose they’ll get more high end phones this year too

  • Woimsta2

    I agree completely with you. Tmo seems to just want to play second fiddle to the other carriers. Tmo has great customer service and plans but, the real hardware isnt here yet.( yeah the myt4g and g2 or good but, can the compare to what at&t and Verizon-hell even Sprint offer) . I will still support Tmo when I can but, I had to jump to sprint on my wife’s contract. I hated leaving Tmo but the EVO 4g is a nice consolation prize. Not trying to gloat but ,this is the best phone I’ve ever had. Even if it is on sprint.(i hate sprint bye the way). Anyway keep your head Tmo. The vibrant plus looks like a beast!

  • http://twitter.com/coderaz DotNetCoder AZ

    What everyone needs to realize is that this is a smart move by TMO. By focusing on the mid-range market, they can increase sales and have more capital for the better smartphones (probably at lower prices). No where has TMO said that they are not going to procure higher end devices. Let’s not forget, it was TMO that gave us the HD2, which is still by and far one of the best phones they offer (along with the G2, MT4G, and Vibrant).

    • marc

      I don’t know, isn’t that what they have been doing? I think most people who will buy a smartphone will want the best one. Since they are going to pay the same for the plans. They gave us the HD2 because no one else wanted it, since it would be obsolete within months (not upgradeable to WP7).