T-Mobile’s Spring Marketing Focus Will Feature The…Samsung Exhibit 4G

T-Mobile wants to come on strong this Spring with a marketing focus that emphasizes their industry leading value and featured smartphones such as the Samsung Exhibit 4G. Wait what? The Samsung Exhibit 4G? That’s the phone that is going to be emphasized for Spring marketing? Who on earth is running this show anymore? Didn’t I just write about this?

Now I understand that in order to emphasize the “affordable” part of this Spring focus there is an argument to be made for showcasing an affordable smartphone. Why can’t we have the best of both worlds though? A smartphone that truly competes with the big players on other networks like the HTC Sensation 4G running on T-Mobile’s best value network? Can’t we make an argument for that as well?

I’ve always said and these words have been tirelessly echoed in the comment section that part of T-Mobile’s biggest problem with luring away the data-heavy big dollar customers from other carriers was a lack of powerful smartphones. With the T-Mobile G2x and the HTC Sensation 4G T-Mobile has put itself right in the running now for best smartphone lineup and that’s what should be emphasized. The Samsung Exhibit 4G is a great phone for a great price but it’s not the phone T-Mobile should put front and center. That’s my two cents anyway.

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  • V. Diddy, no relation!

    Tmo’s marketing makes me such to my stomach.

    • V. Diddy, no relation!

      Sick*

      • TMOTECH

        ME TOO!!! Drives me crazy! I have always defended my company but things are just getting worse. We market to teenagers. Sometimes I think they are trying to drive customers away so it makes it easier to get the merger approved…

        • Stndup2bhrd

          Since you work for TMobile you of all people should know the Marketing direction! This was discussed with everyone even before merger talks. It has alway’s been about, “Affordable and Reliable” service to our customers. This has been the plan and we have never strayed from that. I can understand the questioning behind this and maybe we should market more of the Higher end devices. But this then limits the number of customers that we could potentially bring on board. We have much fewer Tech Savvy customers such as everyone on here. We have way more customers that are new to Smartphones and having to pay the price for a Sensation or G2X turns a lot of new customers off, when trying to step into the world of Android and Data.

        • AndroTMO

          Yet, VZW and ATT don’t market “affordable” and they are the largest carriers.

          Funny, trying the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results… Stupidity or insanity, take your pick.

          T-mobile’s marketing plan doesn’t work. Not now that everyone has phones. A $20 difference per month alone isn’t enough for people to switch.

          The phone does that.

          That is my experience in corporate retail sales.

          Also, drop our phone prices to be in line with the indirects, and we would be rolling in activations at our company owned stores.

          THAT is my 2¢.

        • Anonymous

          Aint it funny how our economy is in the toilet but the highest costing carriers are prevailing?  One would think that affordable carriers like Cricket, T-mobile, and Sprint should all be showing big increases but yet one of those affordable carriers is not showing expected growth…

          Just talkin out loud.

        • Ted

          Actually MetroPCS has been growing at a fast rate

        • Anonymous

          Aint it funny how our economy is in the toilet but the highest costing carriers are prevailing?  One would think that affordable carriers like Cricket, T-mobile, and Sprint should all be showing big increases but yet one of those affordable carriers is not showing expected growth…

          Just talkin out loud.

        • AndroTMO

          Yet, VZW and ATT don’t market “affordable” and they are the largest carriers.

          Funny, trying the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results… Stupidity or insanity, take your pick.

          T-mobile’s marketing plan doesn’t work. Not now that everyone has phones. A $20 difference per month alone isn’t enough for people to switch.

          The phone does that.

          That is my experience in corporate retail sales.

          Also, drop our phone prices to be in line with the indirects, and we would be rolling in activations at our company owned stores.

          THAT is my 2¢.

        • TMOTECH

          The point is to get new customers. New customers get discounts under contract. I am not saying we shouldn’t market affordable service. But maybe we should also market our new high end devices too. I was in my field office yesterday and out of 10 T-Mobile employees only one knew the HTC Sensation even existed. and that was due to Google alerts. what does that say about marketing  when our own employees, who are very tech savvy and all have high end devices, don’t even know what we are selling. I want us to succeed. If the merger falls through we will need all the high end users we can get to survive. 

        • TMOTECH

          The point is to get new customers. New customers get discounts under contract. I am not saying we shouldn’t market affordable service. But maybe we should also market our new high end devices too. I was in my field office yesterday and out of 10 T-Mobile employees only one knew the HTC Sensation even existed. and that was due to Google alerts. what does that say about marketing  when our own employees, who are very tech savvy and all have high end devices, don’t even know what we are selling. I want us to succeed. If the merger falls through we will need all the high end users we can get to survive. 

        • TMOTECH

          The point is to get new customers. New customers get discounts under contract. I am not saying we shouldn’t market affordable service. But maybe we should also market our new high end devices too. I was in my field office yesterday and out of 10 T-Mobile employees only one knew the HTC Sensation even existed. and that was due to Google alerts. what does that say about marketing  when our own employees, who are very tech savvy and all have high end devices, don’t even know what we are selling. I want us to succeed. If the merger falls through we will need all the high end users we can get to survive. 

        • TMOTECH

          Last I checked Phillip Humm Said we were employing a challenger strategy because we had a network that could perform like the big boys. And we do. But how can we challenge by advertising a sidekick? 

        • Anonymous

          Sidekick is one of T-mobile’s legacy lines how can they NOT market it??
           

        • TMOTECH

          Last I checked Phillip Humm Said we were employing a challenger strategy because we had a network that could perform like the big boys. And we do. But how can we challenge by advertising a sidekick? 

  • Mgoggles

    How can they call this a ‘Spring Refresh’ when the 1st day of Summer is June 21st and the Spring Fresh Marketing Focus begins on June 22nd through August 2nd?  Should be ‘Summer Refresh.’ T-Mobile marketing at its finest. 

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness spring ends in 4 days…..

    Their summer message should be “Kick Ass Phones and plans that will save you $$$” featuring the Sensation, myTouch 4G slide, and the Exhibit.

  • Petey

    This pos as a “feature” phone… are you kidding me?… How is this being competitive with the big guys?… That why everyday subscriber are leaving t-mobile for their stupidity.

    If they pushed the G2x or Sensation as their “feature” phone… then I would be good for them… but this POS as a feature phone? are you kidding me?

    • Anonymous

      As far as I know, a “Feature phone” is something to sell to the masses like your mom and dad.  These are pretty high caliber feature phones compared to what was just a couple years ago.

      The G2x, Galaxy S 4G, and Sensation are above the feature phone status.

    • Anonymous

      As far as I know, a “Feature phone” is something to sell to the masses like your mom and dad.  These are pretty high caliber feature phones compared to what was just a couple years ago.

      The G2x, Galaxy S 4G, and Sensation are above the feature phone status.

  • CharlieSheen

    Par for the course. They Market 14.4 and you get 3 what do you expect.

    Its called dumping inventory. But the drones keep buying. 

    There are no featured phones. Just phones that will be more expensive paperweights soon.

    Why is it so hard for you to understand that they dont want the high data users. They want to dump their sunk $ before the sale.

    Hello! McFly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CharlieSheen

    Par for the course. They Market 14.4 and you get 3 what do you expect.

    Its called dumping inventory. But the drones keep buying. 

    There are no featured phones. Just phones that will be more expensive paperweights soon.

    Why is it so hard for you to understand that they dont want the high data users. They want to dump their sunk $ before the sale.

    Hello! McFly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CharlieSheen

    Par for the course. They Market 14.4 and you get 3 what do you expect.

    Its called dumping inventory. But the drones keep buying. 

    There are no featured phones. Just phones that will be more expensive paperweights soon.

    Why is it so hard for you to understand that they dont want the high data users. They want to dump their sunk $ before the sale.

    Hello! McFly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CharlieSheen

    Par for the course. They Market 14.4 and you get 3 what do you expect.

    Its called dumping inventory. But the drones keep buying. 

    There are no featured phones. Just phones that will be more expensive paperweights soon.

    Why is it so hard for you to understand that they dont want the high data users. They want to dump their sunk $ before the sale.

    Hello! McFly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Confused

    $20 per month?  Thought it was $10 per month? 

  • Confused

    $20 per month?  Thought it was $10 per month? 

  • Confused

    $20 per month?  Thought it was $10 per month? 

  • Confused

    $20 per month?  Thought it was $10 per month? 

  • Dewey Cox

    Another brilliant marketing move…….anyone can do a better job.

  • Dewey Cox

    Another brilliant marketing move…….anyone can do a better job.

  • Dewey Cox

    Another brilliant marketing move…….anyone can do a better job.

  • Dewey Cox

    Another brilliant marketing move…….anyone can do a better job.

  • Murdocjames

    Maybe this is that “Hercules” phone we keep hearing about… Stop it. I kid, I kid… But seriously can they just go ahead and announce that phone already. Or at least just confirm that they’re getting a Galaxy S2 phone. Even just a tweet or something.

    I know, I know they would never announce a super phone so close to another super phone just coming out. I don’t like to say I’m a huge phone nerd, and I grow impatient but…

  • Murdocjames

    Maybe this is that “Hercules” phone we keep hearing about… Stop it. I kid, I kid… But seriously can they just go ahead and announce that phone already. Or at least just confirm that they’re getting a Galaxy S2 phone. Even just a tweet or something.

    I know, I know they would never announce a super phone so close to another super phone just coming out. I don’t like to say I’m a huge phone nerd, and I grow impatient but…

    • Phonesnob

      The Hercules (Code Name) is scheduled to hit Q4 sometime around September/October timeline, but anything can change this early in the game. No talks of a GS2 on the TMobile Network, unless they are using the Hercules as the Code Name for the Galaxy S2.

      • Anonymous

        Most likely they are as we always get the best samsung devices

    • Phonesnob

      The Hercules (Code Name) is scheduled to hit Q4 sometime around September/October timeline, but anything can change this early in the game. No talks of a GS2 on the TMobile Network, unless they are using the Hercules as the Code Name for the Galaxy S2.

  • Murdocjames

    Maybe this is that “Hercules” phone we keep hearing about… Stop it. I kid, I kid… But seriously can they just go ahead and announce that phone already. Or at least just confirm that they’re getting a Galaxy S2 phone. Even just a tweet or something.

    I know, I know they would never announce a super phone so close to another super phone just coming out. I don’t like to say I’m a huge phone nerd, and I grow impatient but…

  • Murdocjames

    Maybe this is that “Hercules” phone we keep hearing about… Stop it. I kid, I kid… But seriously can they just go ahead and announce that phone already. Or at least just confirm that they’re getting a Galaxy S2 phone. Even just a tweet or something.

    I know, I know they would never announce a super phone so close to another super phone just coming out. I don’t like to say I’m a huge phone nerd, and I grow impatient but…

  • CharlieSheen

    Hot from DigiKey Times: Wake Up America:
    Printer friendlyRelated storiesCommentsEmail to a friendLatest newsAdvertisementDaniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 17 June 2011]Branded handset vendors as well as ODM/OEM handset makers, who have ventured into the tablet PC segment, have recently switched their focus back to the development of 4- to 5-inch high-end smartphones in the wake of recent lackluster sales of Android-based tablets, according to industry sources.With the exception of Samsung Electronics, which has managed to grab a 10% share of the global tablet PC segment, sales of tablet PCs from other vendors including Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion (RIM), LG Electronics (LGE) and HTC have been flat so far, the sources indicated.While reducing their investments in the development of 7- to 10-inch tablets as well as AWS smartphones that will soon be homeless, handset vendors and ODMs have instead strengthened their R&D for high-end Android smartphones regarding that the current market share of Android-based smartphones is still higher than that of iPhone, said the sources.Taiwan-based handset ODMs are also reluctant to commit large capital on tablet PCs given that only notebook ODMs and EMS firms including Foxconn Electronics, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Inventec are now able to win more ODM tablet PC orders, the sources commented

  • CharlieSheen

    Hot from DigiKey Times: Wake Up America:
    Printer friendlyRelated storiesCommentsEmail to a friendLatest newsAdvertisementDaniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 17 June 2011]Branded handset vendors as well as ODM/OEM handset makers, who have ventured into the tablet PC segment, have recently switched their focus back to the development of 4- to 5-inch high-end smartphones in the wake of recent lackluster sales of Android-based tablets, according to industry sources.With the exception of Samsung Electronics, which has managed to grab a 10% share of the global tablet PC segment, sales of tablet PCs from other vendors including Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion (RIM), LG Electronics (LGE) and HTC have been flat so far, the sources indicated.While reducing their investments in the development of 7- to 10-inch tablets as well as AWS smartphones that will soon be homeless, handset vendors and ODMs have instead strengthened their R&D for high-end Android smartphones regarding that the current market share of Android-based smartphones is still higher than that of iPhone, said the sources.Taiwan-based handset ODMs are also reluctant to commit large capital on tablet PCs given that only notebook ODMs and EMS firms including Foxconn Electronics, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Inventec are now able to win more ODM tablet PC orders, the sources commented

  • tecjunkie

    Maybe they are doing it because it’s 21 mbps? They do also show “superphones” on there. Minus the dualcore, bigger screen and slight  camera, it stilll has a lot of nice features.

    • Anonymous

      Your right man it’s actually nearly as good as the Galaxy S.  Its hard to call this one a beep beep phone but I hope T-Mobile sells it like it is one.  <$99

  • DIAMOND PRINCE

    I LOVE T-MOBILE THERE THE BEST EVER. BUT I AGREE WITH ALL T-MOBILE CUSTOMER THERE MARKETING IS THE WORST. I MEAN THE EXHIBIT REALLY!!! THATS JUST STUPID!!! THEY NEED THE FOCUS ON THERE BEST PHONES LIKE “SAMSUNG GALAXY 4G” “HTC SENSATION 4G” & IF THE “G2X” IS STILL AVAILABLE THAT TOO. DAMN I JUST REALIZED WE NEED NEW BETTER PHONES COME ON SEPTEMBER I WANT “SAMSUNG HERCULES & “IPHONE 4S” :D

    • None

      I believe this to be an assualt on the English language and a war on punctuation.

    • None

      I believe this to be an assualt on the English language and a war on punctuation.

  • Anonymous

    David your wrong for that headline.

    My heart skipped a beat when I read “will feature the… Samsung” only waste a click on the link and read Exhibit 4G instead of Hercules.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Sorry, have to make the headline GRAB you!

      • Anonymous

        Good work then!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Sorry, have to make the headline GRAB you!

    • J. Williams

      I wonder when the Hercules will drop on T-Mobile??? Because the sensation is one of the best phones on T-Mobile. I’ve only had it a short time, and I’d hate to put it down for the Hercules lol. But I will.

    • J. Williams

      I wonder when the Hercules will drop on T-Mobile??? Because the sensation is one of the best phones on T-Mobile. I’ve only had it a short time, and I’d hate to put it down for the Hercules lol. But I will.

  • Anonymous

    David your wrong for that headline.

    My heart skipped a beat when I read “will feature the… Samsung” only waste a click on the link and read Exhibit 4G instead of Hercules.

  • Anonymous

    The roadsides are littered with companies and products that may have been superior, but fell off the map due to inferior marketing. My beloved T-Mobile may have unceremoniously joined that sad group.

    • None

      Around the same time we lost Zeta-Jones IMO

  • http://twitter.com/DannOfThurs DannOfThurs

    Again, all about following suit with ATT.

  • http://twitter.com/DannOfThurs DannOfThurs

    Again, all about following suit with ATT.

  • NardVa

    I wonder if Samsung gives Tmobile their phones at a cheaper rate than normal and in return they have to agree to give the phone headline treatment. I can’t think of any reason why Tmobile would not want to market the hell out of the G2X and Htc Sensation 4G. 

    • NardVa

      Why else would the Samsung Sidekick 4G and now the Samsung Exhibit 4G be getting all the marketing love while other companies are marketing their dual core phones.

    • j-man

      I think that T-Mobile USA is in bed with Samsung Mobile.  Come on, they did market the Sidekick 4G but the G2x nothing! Also for Samsung Galaxy S 4G, they marketed, but I haven’t heard a word of the Sensation 4G, just all these Samsung devices, that even though they might look appealing, I would not buy one.

      • Guest

        J-Man is called BUSINESS. 
        Nothing tin foil hatty as you make it seem! 
        OF COURSE THEY ARE IN BED WITH THEM! 
        Maybe uuuuuuu Samsung gave them a good deal?
        Oh wait we consumers are never after a good deal are we?

        • j-man

          That’s true, I know what you mean. Business is business, but why can’t they do it equally?  Broaden their horizons and then they could get consumers from left and right, not just the people that are looking to get a deal, but people that also need to have a certain type of phone.

        • Aaroncogborn

          Also too, you have to look at it, both HTC and Samsung invested in those commercials with carlie, it was not 100% tmobile marketing, if that was the case we would have maybe two or three commercials that we would be cycling through with tmobiles budget, and then last but not least you have the fine print at the end of each commercial, paid for by or sponsored by, I have seen both

        • Aaroncogborn

          Also too, you have to look at it, both HTC and Samsung invested in those commercials with carlie, it was not 100% tmobile marketing, if that was the case we would have maybe two or three commercials that we would be cycling through with tmobiles budget, and then last but not least you have the fine print at the end of each commercial, paid for by or sponsored by, I have seen both

      • Jabombardier

        I have seen ads for the G2X in newspapers and seen last night a sensation 4G ad on TV.

      • Jabombardier

        I have seen ads for the G2X in newspapers and seen last night a sensation 4G ad on TV.

    • j-man

      I think that T-Mobile USA is in bed with Samsung Mobile.  Come on, they did market the Sidekick 4G but the G2x nothing! Also for Samsung Galaxy S 4G, they marketed, but I haven’t heard a word of the Sensation 4G, just all these Samsung devices, that even though they might look appealing, I would not buy one.

    • Anonymous

      Because Exhibit 4G is a budget device and that is what is to be marketed, advertised are budget devices because t-mobile is about budget. Nothing is cheap about G2x nor HTC Sensation. Just be happy the devices are there.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.petrospour Dennis Petrospour

    Thats why Tmobiles getting bought out. They suck at marketing.

    • J. Williams

      Tmobile USA does…

      • Girth Brooks

        Yeah, which is odd, because T-Mobile in almost every other country has brilliant advertising.  That flash mob commercial was awesome.

    • J. Williams

      Tmobile USA does…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.petrospour Dennis Petrospour

    Thats why Tmobiles getting bought out. They suck at marketing.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

    • OldPro

      There’s a huge difference between the perception of inexpensive and the perception of cheap.  T-Mobile needs to have some advertising for the really heavy hitters like Sensation to create buzz about T-Mobile and to create the impression they are as technically advanced as AT&T and Verizon.

      There are a lot of folks that are attracted to the company with the cool phones even if they can’t afford them.  You still need to emphasize quality inexpensive phones, but when my kids were home, Dad (that’s me!) got the cool phone, but only if I could get reasonable phones for the wife and kids as well. 

    • OldPro

      There’s a huge difference between the perception of inexpensive and the perception of cheap.  T-Mobile needs to have some advertising for the really heavy hitters like Sensation to create buzz about T-Mobile and to create the impression they are as technically advanced as AT&T and Verizon.

      There are a lot of folks that are attracted to the company with the cool phones even if they can’t afford them.  You still need to emphasize quality inexpensive phones, but when my kids were home, Dad (that’s me!) got the cool phone, but only if I could get reasonable phones for the wife and kids as well. 

    • Aaroncogborn

      Nope this is how sad it is, they are going to give it all this marketing and its going to be 80 after rebate, the freebie is the samsung dart

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • userofphones

    It’s great to have top-of-the-line powerhouse phones like the Sensation, and T-Mobile has had its share. (The myTouch 4G is still a damn fine phone.) However, a powerful phone at a high price won’t save T-Mobile… it needs a bread-and-butter phone that moves out the door like hotcakes. If you want to help save T-Mobile, don’t whine about needing more phones like the Sensation. You should let people know how good the Exhibit is. It is a REALLY good phone that’s probably going end up being free with a new contract. LOTS of people can afford free, so that’s good for T-Mobile.

  • HeLLkAt31

    I was with Tmobile at 86 bucks a month then canceled and went with their prepaid plan that mirrored my plan for 70 flat bucks and no tax. Then i heard about Simple Mobile prepaid running for 60 bucks everything unlimited and you can bring your own SIM phone and they run on Tmobiles 4g network. Tmobile can make all the dumb marketing moves they want from now on.

    • matthew pitts

      tmobile now has a prepaid plan its $50 for unlimited talk text and now web

      • HeLLkAt31

        50 bucks at 2gigs of data then you’re throttled down after and 70 bucks with them gets you 5 gigs of data but it could be more data gigs for 50 bucks I have to look into it. Tmo changes their plans like every week =/

        • Girth Brooks

          No that’s wrong.  The $50 plan is only 200MB of data before throttling to EDGE and the $70 is 2GB.

        • Girth Brooks

          Sorry, meant 100MB.

        • HeLLkAt31

          Then Simple Mobile is the way to go =]

        • Anonymous

          Simple Mobile’s list of “compatible” devices just ruins their plans. 

        • Anonymous

          Simple Mobile’s list of “compatible” devices just ruins their plans. 

  • TmoNewClient

    I think this is a good move for T-Mobile. Those high-end dual core smart phone target people who already and are using smart phones. How about those who have not used smart phone yet ? Would t-Mobile convince them to use their 4G network by asking them to pay up front 100 buck for a 4G phone (and yes, a lot of them have family plan)? Or would it be more convincing to say “here is a 4G phone for free, you only need $10/month to use our 4G network?

  • TmoNewClient

    I think this is a good move for T-Mobile. Those high-end dual core smart phone target people who already and are using smart phones. How about those who have not used smart phone yet ? Would t-Mobile convince them to use their 4G network by asking them to pay up front 100 buck for a 4G phone (and yes, a lot of them have family plan)? Or would it be more convincing to say “here is a 4G phone for free, you only need $10/month to use our 4G network?

  • Guest

    hmmmm figures TBlow cant even figure out what season they are in. 
    I guess in the TBlow marketing work summer must be in the fall. 
    Asshats. 

  • Guest

    hmmmm figures TBlow cant even figure out what season they are in. 
    I guess in the TBlow marketing work summer must be in the fall. 
    Asshats. 

  • Girth Brooks

    I actually like this move.  The Exhibit will be a good priced phone that still has a 1GHz processor, front facing camera, and decent camera w/ flash.  Also, Samsung has taken their iPhone cloning a step further with this device.  The screen is 3.5″ (exact same size as iPhone) and that button on the bottom of the phone is the home button now.  Not a sensor or ‘select’ button like on the G2/myTouch, it literally just takes you to the home screen, just like the iPhone does.  Look for this phone to be the #1 seller in total units.

  • Girth Brooks

    I actually like this move.  The Exhibit will be a good priced phone that still has a 1GHz processor, front facing camera, and decent camera w/ flash.  Also, Samsung has taken their iPhone cloning a step further with this device.  The screen is 3.5″ (exact same size as iPhone) and that button on the bottom of the phone is the home button now.  Not a sensor or ‘select’ button like on the G2/myTouch, it literally just takes you to the home screen, just like the iPhone does.  Look for this phone to be the #1 seller in total units.

  • Barneyfife

    Samsung only knows how to do one thing and that is write checks to get sales volume.  Promos never bring customers into stores and marketing at Samsung sucks as bad as T-Mobile. HTC has a great phone with the Sensation but with TMO going out it is all about who writes the biggest checks to send cash to Germany.