A message to our TmoNews Readers

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As many of you have recently learned, David Beren, TmoNews’ founder and its sole leader since April 2008, has moved on to pursue other career opportunities. As with any surprise departure in a public-facing position, there are bound to be many rumors, questions and theories surrounding the recent events. To be as transparent as possible while respecting the privacy of everyone involved, I’m reaching out to all of you to provide some clarification and information, along with what you can expect from TmoNews in a post-David era. David has been part of our PhoneDog family since February 2009, and we truly wish him the very best. We know that whatever is in store for David and his family, success and happiness will follow them.

  1. David’s departure was a surprise. This should be evident by the lack of preparation we have shown by not publicly announcing David’s departure in a timely manner.
  2. While the specifics of the departure are complicated and of a mostly private nature for both David and the company, David was not forced out as Managing Editor of TmoNews.
  3. It’s safe to say that sometimes things change in life and in the phases of a company, tough choices are made by everyone involved. Life throws us lemons, and it’s up to all of us to make lemonade.
  4. David and I and the entire PhoneDog team have had an excellent working and personal relationship for many years. I am truly saddened by these recent developments and I know David is as well. David is part of our family and the father of TmoNews. The website has been his baby since the very first post, and he has grown it substantially in the 5,000+ posts since that date.
  5. TmoNews.com will move on without David – we are not closing down the site. While some things will clearly be a little different, we will strive to deliver the same type of T-Mobile related news and content you’ve come to expect from the leading publication of all things T-Mobile.
  6. Early next week we will be announcing the new leader of TmoNews, and it is one we fully hope David himself will support.
  7. We promise to do everything within our capabilities to provide you with the content and interaction you’ve come to expect from TmoNews. We hope you stick around.

A special thank you to David for his dedication, passion, and leadership. David’s goodbye post.

Sincerely,
Tom Klein
Founder/President of PhoneDog Media

  • PiCASSiMO

    Happy to hear that TMONews will continue…

    • yapper

      If you read David “Good Bye Post” you will see he said he’s not able to say nothing and he don’t know what he going to do now. Do that sound like a man who quit or being forced out. How can it continue without a spirit?

  • Aztec713

    I’m still sad…

  • noc007

    That’s a well worded followup. Hopefully time will tell eventually on why David left so abruptly. People are still going to be speculating on what really happened until then. I do hope it’s not as bad as many were jumping to in the comments of the farewell post.

  • thepanttherlady

    Thank you for this!

    • nycplayboy78

      Panther Lady…HOLD ME!!!! My David is gone…..(SAD KITTEN FACE)

      • thepanttherlady

        *rubs your furry head* There, there. David isn’t gone, just not here.

        Make sure to keep in contact with him through one or all of his previously posted contact points so he knows we support him!

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          And now, for the only good news of the day…

          Stop me, Pather Lady! The Nexus 5 is taunting me! :-(

          As you said, “Help me. I have a problem,”

        • thepanttherlady

          Welcome to my world! LOL

          What phone do you have now? And why is the Nexus 5 taunting you?

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          I think it’s the fact I’m still on 4.1 (JB) on my International, unlocked LG Optimus G Pro (E980h with LTE). I absolutely love it, although I wish LG would issue the 4.3 update already. My last phone was a Nexus 4, so I hate being behind the curve. At least I have QSlide, which is fantastic.

          :-( KitKat is appealing. I just don’t know if I could handle the step down from my 13MP to the 8MP on the N5. :-(

        • thepanttherlady

          Yeah, I’m not giving up my 20.7MP camera for an 8MP one. There’s also that whole no sd card thing. LOL

          I bought the Nexus 4 on EIP just for the purpose of JUMP!ing in January. I am REALLY liking my Sony though and if they release the Z2 early 2014 I don’t know what I’ll end up doing. Grrrrrrrr!

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          Good plan. Thank you :-) My urge has passed. Haha!

          I’d wait and see on that Z2… it sure sounds good from what I hear now, though… #anticipation ;-)

        • thepanttherlady

          That’s why I don’t know what I’ll do. The specs sound awwweeesssooommmeee!

          I’d really like to see a screen a bit larger than 5″ on the Z2 though. My dream would be a mesh of the Z2 and the Galaxy S3 in size, specs and function.

        • husky

          for real your, this went from being about David to your wants, how selfish

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          This is a T-Mobile blog. Don’t ridicule me for attempting to improve morale in the only way I know how in this situation. Geez -_-

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          Plus, I’d have to sell my G Pro. :-( Haha #firstworldproblems

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          And lose my microSD slot… actually, now that you mention it, I’m starting to feel better. :-) Thoughts, if any?

        • thepanttherlady

          Hahaha! I was just replying and said the same thing. See below.

  • D_Wall__

    Does this mean someone will be updating the Upcoming Phones section? lol JK. We will miss David.

    • Zacamandapio

      Which one is upcoming? The RAZR V3t? Finally!!!!
      :)

      • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

        I hear Apple is getting into the phone game.

        • AC

          hehe :)

      • Bklynman

        ,,The New Nokia 6264,The news phones that are coming,The Behold 3,The Lg Doubleplay2.

  • theboat

    TMONEWS IS DEAD TO ME WITH NO DAVID

    • Chris

      Although I 100% agree with you, that’s what they (including myself) said when Noah left phonedog…and now everyone loves Aaron!

  • VG

    Nexus 5 and KitKat were just announced 20 minutes ago, and instead of getting a detailed analysis on if and how this phone will work on T-Mobile, we get this? TmoNews is already slipping … David would have been on top of this hot news story!

    Sorry to say, but TmoNews has dropped the ball … time to look elsewhere for T-Mobile-related news, analysis and insights. Adios!

    • Marcelo_L

      Damn straight. David would’ve been all over this.

    • A$AP Chris

      I don’t think you understand how changes of power work and to expect the site to be completely on top of something as big as the Nexus 5 while going through a totally unexpected change is a little ridiculous. David was the primary writer for this site and it’s not as easy as just plugging someone in that spot. Furthermore, with as much of a reaction as there was to David’s final post, it’s only fair that we get some sort of information about it first and foremost instead of having someone come in, start posting in his spot and acting like nothing ever happened.

    • Ben

      Are you serious? Do you feel that entitled? Are you so entitled to the point that you forgot to understand that the site is currently without a Chief/Managing Editor? Those posts don’t just appear, someone has to post them and right now the site does not have someone in the position to do that.
      We’re all sad about this, but David has left.
      Most people get their news from multiple sites, and since you know about the release of KitKat and the Nexus 5, I believe you have done so as well. It makes sense to read something else until the site has an editor.

  • Nick Gonzalez

    Thanks for breaking the silence. But this whole situation feels odd. Just saying

  • nutzareus

    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

    • Chris

      lmao

  • 21stNow

    Thank you Mr. Klein for making a post to clear (a little) fog for us. I was one of the ones that sent an email about this. I will still miss David’s passion for T-Mobile on this site. This post still doesn’t give the details and though I am a fan of this site, some things are just none of my business and I have to accept that.

    Now on to Android Central so I can find out more about the Nexus 5.

  • jbrizzy

    This new leader has VERY BIG shoes to fill

  • jbrizzy

    I don’t know about this yall. i’ll give the site a chance but i hate change, especially when it comes wayyyyyyyy out of left field.

  • wired_flesh

    Some don’t, but most of us do understand about emergency power switches….we wish david well…..now get someone on that nexus 5 information by days end or people will have a bigger fit then they already are….we got used to a prime interactive t-mobile news outlet where everything was done in a timely manner and we won’t change unfortunately…..

  • Nick

    How can his departure be both a “surprise” and also “complicated”? If he said “I quit today because of x, y and z” that is a surprise but isn’t complicated.

    The tone of his announcement yesterday doesn’t support your claim that he wasn’t forced out.

    And who exactly was surprised? You or David?

    I appreciate the post but if you want to keep David’s readers (that’s what we really are) I suggest being honest.

    • A$AP Chris

      Come on man, just because you can’t picture a scenario probably doesn’t mean there’s not one that exists. Maybe it could have been that they were asking him to do something or make some sort of change and then he unexpectedly quit. Not saying that that’s what happened but given the respect for privacy that was previously mentioned it’s obvious that not all of the details are being released. It’s unfair for you to call that being dishonest.

      • Nick

        I get your first point. But surprise and complications don’t really go together. Complications arise over time. Surprise happens all at once.

        David’s message was basically that he didn’t want to leave and now this dude is saying that this was unexpected. Again, those two things don’t cohabitate. When something happens that apparently neither wanted, something is up.

      • Dakota

        Sadly thats the ‘cost’ that comes when you sell your baby to a larger company. The contract may have called for his staying on for a certain period of time. You have to hope that he cashed in when he sold the site. But yes, they could have asked/forced him to do something he didn’t want and there may be some non disclosure agreement which prevents either side from telling the truth

      • Writ

        If you read David “Good Bye Post” you will see he said he’s not able to say nothing and he don’t know what he going to do now. Do that sound like a man who quit or being forced out.

    • Unfit4TheInternet

      Did he say “I quit today because of x, y, and z”? Cause I didn’t see it in any of his posts or tweets.

      • Nick

        No, which is my point.

    • superg05

      NDA?

  • jarrod

    At least keep us informed on what going on. Nexus 5 was just announced and T-Mobile is listed as an official carrier. Also coming up is how T-Mobile did this last quatter. You need to step it up and fill David’s shoes. He kept this site going no matter what. What going with the new folks?

    • musiccity

      Totally agree. The Nexus 5 info sign up email just came down the line at T-Mo and no new posts about it. Let’s get the info flowing again. I don’t really care who runs this site, but run it.

  • Chris

    A lot of PR speak. He was forced out. You guys are dicks. End of story.

  • TMONews4Life

    Thanks for posting a message to “us”, your readers. Yes sad David will no longer be around to kick around, but I’m somewhat consoled by your message of supporting the ongoing reporting by TMONews. Generally liked David, but the blog must live on. Thank you for the update. Would be nice though if David wrote guest pieces whenever he was compelled to – hope you guys will honor him with the liberty whenever appropriate.

    • Anthony Domanico

      yeah, they’d have had to part on good terms for that to happen.

      • superg05

        not really he sold the rights years ago

        • Anthony Domanico

          The rights to the site have absolutely nothing to do with the way the quitting/termination was handled.

  • Baz

    Glad to hear this site will continue on. Lots of PR speak, no specifics, and everything feels odd.

    But hopefully you guys will do at least as good a job as the legend that was David. I’ll stick around as a result of your breaking the silence promptly.

    • Dakota

      They havent with other sites they took over so don’t hold your breath. David worked hard to nurture a lot of contacts that are now gone

  • nycplayboy78

    Nooooo…..My David is gone!!!! OMG…The walls they are closing in on me….LAWD!!!!! I miss him already :(

  • Guest

    T-Mobile must have hired him away.

  • travis

    Usually comes down to money

    • Dakota

      Yeah notice the language very carefully

    • mark

      if you don’t what is going on ? usually is going about money :))

  • Chris

    Boo this doesn’t answer anything! If he left on choice I don’t think he would have given us his twitter and email. We hate change!

  • David_Was_ForcedOut

    What a load of happy horsesh!t !! That was almost as good as a Jay Carney press conference. You are great at providing non-answers.

    • Robert

      Carney? Really? Come on now, if you are going to talk about elite non-answering press secretaries, you gotta go with Ari Fleischer or Larry Speakes.

      • jaylanPHNX

        Yeah, Carney is less about the non-answers and more about the alternate reality.

      • KlausWillSeeYouNow

        You come on now. Carney is a professional BS artist. Far worse than any elite you just mentioned.

  • Lawrence B.

    And what kind of douchebag photo is that? Trying to look all concerned and thinking man? Dumbass.

  • Lawrence B.

    OH, ok, and now my comment about what happened when Noah left got DELETED? What a scam of a Mr President this Tom guy is.

  • Lawrence B.

    David and Noah should start their own site. WTF happened to bald guy anyway?

  • Anthony Domanico

    Most people who read this site know that David wouldn’t just leave it…

    but yeah, cool PR.

  • tech916

    good riddance

    • Bklynman

      Must be the ceo of att..

  • MikeF

    You know we’re all disappointed and fed up with your company Tom. PhoneDog as a whole has been terrible ever since Noah left, and this was the last of your network sites that I visited. I had been visiting PhoneDog since 2008. Goodbye Tom.

    • Viper Matrix Wireless

      I forgot that Noah left. But your right he was the leader of that site.

    • renaissance247

      Aaron’s been doing just fine since Noah left. I like Aaron and his reviews and think he’s doing a fine job. I don’t think he’s terrible at all.

  • Unfit4TheInternet

    I love the arm-chair CEOs here, pretty funny what people think they can pull out of 2 posts from different people.

  • Bklynman

    The spin doctor is in the house!

  • MadMan

    David quit months ago only to return within days, douche bag move. Then the guy that replaced him for 5 minutes quit. Now this douche quits again. Burn in hell TMO news! I’m never stopping by this unorganized dump again.

    • thepanttherlady

      I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t been here as long as a lot of readers on this site but I’ve been here more than a few months. Please humor me though. When did he leave and who replaced him?

      • Viper Matrix Wireless

        OK i’m here with my known identity. David always had info nobody had unlike some other sites that copied their info from others. David was really good at what he did and everyone liked him because his personally was true and wasn’t sugar coated. I don’t remember even knowing about him selling the site but I had known I would have done my best to stop him. Even tho me and David got into it I wouldn’t have wanted him to go away.

    • Sam the Man

      Get your facts straight, MadMan. David never left his site. The guy who left and came back a few days later was AARON, the guy who works for the phonedog site. Aaron went to another tech site and then came right back to phonedog.

  • TayshaunBoba

    Phonedog, I’m sorry, but it’s time to face the music. You screwed up royally. Everyone loved David. Tmonews doesn’t exist without him, and you know it. Do yourselves and everyone else a favor and just shut it down now before it fizzles out and dies an embarrassing death.

  • not sticking around

    this is my last comment on this place. What made tmonews special was David and his ninjas that gave him inside info. All you have now is rehashing of other sources and editorials. Fix whatever you broke with David and hope everyone else forgives you.

  • jonathan3579

    I hate to say it but I sincerely doubt I’ll be coming here anymore. I have to be honest with myself. This is nothing more than a body without a soul to me now.

  • ninjaseth

    yeah, tmo news had been going downhill for awhile now.. i rarely come here anymore. with david more active on twitter and g+ that is where i’ll be following him. best of luck to the website.

  • cray820

    Yeah this post just makes it seem more like he was forced out in some way. Maybe somebody thinks they can do better without hem.

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    I want to know how much money you want to acquire this site back? If you let me know i’ll come up with the money in cash since I now own multiple businesses throughout Illinois and Michigan its not a problem to buy this site back.

    • Web

      Since you have the financial capital, let’s tweet David and find out how to start another site?

      • dkbnyc

        Get David and Noah working on the same team.

    • Nothing like an Angel investor! Crowd sourcing anyone?

    • jonathan3579

      I don’t even know if that post is legit or not but I have to give you credit for being someone who’s willing to bring back what we all know and love.

  • mingkee

    Can tmonews stay what it’s supposed to be?
    Time will tell.
    Even T-Mobile corp store employees have to visit this site for further info, so please don’t screw the brand regardless who manage this site.

    • Viper Matrix Wireless

      Thanks Mingkee. How have you been?

      • mingkee

        Hopefully I will graduate next year. I come to phone sites and forums less because I want to pursue more on IT.

    • Paul

      I cannot beging to tell you how many retail employees visit this site. It’s always to laugh to talk about what we know, and what the rest of the public don’t know.

      • I don’t get that comment. If we don’t work for T-Mobile US, how would we know anything other than through David?

  • Andrew Paluszewski

    Can’t say I’ll ever come back to this site. Truly disappointed. This has been a book mark for 5 years and i work for tmobile. Hopefully David will be back or make something better.

    • JointhePredacons

      The man just left. How do you know the site wont be the same as its always been. Saying you wont come back is premature and kinda immature.

  • travis

    Something tells me this has to do with phonedogs upcoming social network im5 either the need to divert davids salary cut out david to fund im5 project

  • sidekicker89

    As one of the biggest fans of this blog, I would like the new Tmonews to post as many insider posts as David did. He always had the scoop before any of the other sites did! I don’t want to see posts I can see on google or some other tech blog or site.

    • husky

      they forced him out

  • CJ Jacobs

    I know why he left…. Look at the comments, he didn’t want to deal with you assholes anymore. Whether you believe the PR or not it’s the official sorry, he’s gone, deal with it. But stop making up your own stories and calling out Tom as forcing the man out when you have no clue.

  • superg05

    WHO THINKS DAVID CONTRACT HAS A NDA?

    • OnlineRefugee

      I don’t. “NDA” is an acronym for “nondisclosure agreement.” An NDA is used, for example, when you pitch an idea to venture capital folks. You are asking them to keep confidential the proprietary information you provide during the pitch.

      You probably mean a confidentiality or proprietary information agreement. And some employers or companies require people to sign non-disparagement agreements, which is an agreement that someone will not badmouth the company.

      If an employee has an employment contract it may include confidentiality provisions and a nondisparagement clause.

      Often times in order to get severance pay the departing employee must agree to a non-disparagement clause.

  • Guest

    This is BS you believe this shi*

  • Bklynman

    Let all hope his own dog bites him,let’s all hope the poor dog doesn’t
    die afterward.

  • Viper Matrix Wireless

    Wheres Kickers, T1 Connect, Champagne Dreams, escentz, Matt, JHOP2o6, Mystic at?

    • Mystictrust

      Sup? ;)

      • Viper Matrix Wireless

        Where have u been?

        • Mystictrust

          Around. I’m actually a legit Software Engineer now :)

        • TMCraver

          How are all of you guys?! *TMCraver*

    • Tz

      What’s up :p

  • nd5

    Tom, thank you for this post. David’s sudden departure has left many of us asking a lot of questions. While not providing tmi, you’ve provided us enough detail to put our minds at ease. I’m glad to hear that we will continue to be able to enjoy TmoNews.

    • writ

      If you read David “Good Bye Post” you will see he said he’s not able to say nothing and he don’t know what he going to do now. Do that sound like a man who quit or being forced out. He sounded like he was really down.

      • nd5

        Of course he was down. He’s lived and breathed TmoNews from day one, regardless of why or for what reasons he was leaving, a part of him will always be here. We’ve now since found out that David has landed on another blog site. I think David will be okay. I wish him well and will miss his passion for this site, but I’m happy that I’ll still be able to come here to get my fix for all things T-Mobile.

  • This is B.S.

  • dkbnyc

    Okay, he wasn’t forced out. Make things unbearable and people will leave on their own. Still, NEVER sell your baby but if you most. understand that you are now an employee of those who you sold out to and you can be made to leave at anytime. Also. you have no say so of what the new owner does with what use to be your baby.

    • OnlineRefugee

      Everything you say is spot on accurate, said in plain English.

      If anyone lands on these comments from a Google search, what he or she is talking about is that once you sign the dotted line and sell your business, whether a corner mini mart, or Android app, it is OVER for you (aka the seller).

      The ONLY rights, duties, and obligations the parties have are what is spelled out in the written, signed agreement.

      Even a bonehead lawyer representing the buyer of your company is going to make sure there are provisions that limit its obligation to keep you employed after the sale (if employment is not addressed, or guaranteed for a time certain, you can be fired at any time for no reason, ridiculous reason, or just because the CEO got into a fight with his wife that morning).

      And once money changes hands, that’s it for the seller, he has zero say in what the company does. The buyer can run it into the ground, or sell all its assets and close the doors.

      The easiest way to understand these concepts: When you sell a car, you watch the buyer drive off into the sunset. Have you ever visited the buyer’s house to make sure he is parking your baby in the garage, inspect paperwork to evidence he is properly maintaining it, or ask to see proof of hand washing only? Of course not, you sold the car, the buyer can trash it and blow the engine, that’s none of your concern.

      Same goes for selling a business (websites are a business). Once sold, the seller hangs around only to the extent the sales agreements says he or she can.

  • Paul

    Shit happens, but we, the readers, shoudn’t throw rocks because something changed. We aren’t privy to details, or even the inner workings of the company.
    I’m sorry to see him go, I enjoyed his writing, and I hope the best for him. Hell, this is a DAMN FINE resume piece. I also hope that the site stays true to form and rolls out the same quality it has under David’s time. I appreciate the information shared, even if it doesn’t answer a lot of what we wanted to know.
    I’ll certainly give the new writer a chance, and I hope they can fill David’s shoes.
    To the rest of the readers, calm down. ranting, cussing, and what not won’t change things. Act like adults and be supportive of David as he starts a new chapter in his life.

    • Dakota

      I think people can read between the lines from David’s post. Its pretty clear cut. For t hose that want to follow him, he will be at 9to5Google.com. Yes, he has a good resume and no doubt could find a job easily. Heck, he’d be good at Tmobile’s PR department. People are reacting because Phone Dog has bought other blogs and ruined them with bad writers and low quality. But as others have said, David sold the blog to them years ago and this was the inevitable outcome of that. Anyone knows that. Who knows what the contract said? There probably was some kind of non disclosure agreement with his exit. Otherwise, he would have told readers where he was going. When people leave amicably , thats what happens. The employee is allowed to say that, and the former employer usually states that. Phone Dog just has left a rotten taste in a lot of people’s mouths. They did the same thing to AndroidAndMe. I think people also knew that Tmobile was David’s primary focus and he had developed good contacts over the years. Reading this blog provided people with more accurate Tmobile info than they could get from the company itself and their incompetent reps

  • Trevnerdio

    The writing style just won’t be the same :(

    • William Forrester

      The writing style? Are you for real? You must not read a lot in real life. Don’t get me wrong, but there wasn’t anything unique or special about David’s “style”. He was no Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Maya Angelou. He was a pretty good source of info and he had some good sources but there was nothing special about his “style” lol. Be real. Geez…

      I will mis David, dude was a wonderful resource. I hope the new folks can at least mimic his insight to all things T-Mobile.

      • Trevnerdio

        A blog writer isn’t supposed to be any of those. What I mean is the others can’t possibly mimic his passion.

  • LABayman

    Don’t believe everything you read in this blog post. It’s just an obvious attempt to make phonedog look good. Did you read David’s goodbye letter? That letter showed how much he loved what he did and how much he cared about tmonews – the site he founded. I don’t think he would leave unless something happened that made him leave. I believe you did
    something that caused his departure or made his situation unacceptable–
    something that forced him out so yes you forced him out. I don’t believe it was a surprise to you. David won’t say and he is obviously trying not to make a bad situation worse.
    My guess is Tom is trying to spin this in his favor and make David look bad. Shame on you and phonedog.

    • AndroidProfit

      Says the person WITH NO EVIDENCE to back up his statements.

      • jonathan3579

        What proof do you have to suggest otherwise? None? Okay, then sit down and shut up.

        • AndroidProfit

          Do I seriously need to tell you how this works? He is the one making the claims the burden is on him not on me.

        • jonathan3579

          Actually, you’re the one making claims that David took a check and ran.

        • AndroidProfit

          why so sensitive?

        • AndroidProfit

          Can I stand and shut up? is there a pina colada option for this?

      • Dakota

        Tom, stop posting

  • AndroidProfit

    The plot thickens!

  • AndroidProfit

    LOLOLOL! YA BOO HOO HOO poor poor David! As soon as he saw a big check he quickly sold the site to phone dog.

    • Sam the Man

      Didn’t you read the messages here and on David’s goodbye post? Site was sold some time ago – it didn’t just happen – and David has been running it ever since.
      Your pathetic attempt at humor fails.

  • Jose Medina

    I don’t know the details but you can find David here: http://9to5google.com/2013/11/01/why-the-lack-of-flare-for-googles-nexus-5-launch/

  • Dakota

    TO TMOBILE READERS, DAVID IS NOW WORKING AT 9TO5GOOGLE.COM. (Im sure since Phone Dog says he wasn’t pushed out, they didn’t prevent him from telling his loyal readers that in his post. Hmmm. Must have just slipped his mind that he was starting a new job in 48 hours. Im sure he had no desire to alert his loyal readers about where they could find him in the future. At least now and then, he may have Tmobile scoops. And it will be hilarious when he scoops Tmo News)

    • Viper Matrix Wireless

      No it wasn’t planned. He knew them and they offered him a job because of what happened here.

      • Kyle

        What happened here?

        • Manny

          Yes, what did happen here?

  • TechnoRealz

    I am leaving TMONEWS. Never heard of the 9TO5 networks but are willing to give them a try.
    Anything google is always worth a read :)

  • IRIE4IPIEIR

    I say good riddance, why did he take a Google related job? That turd was and is the biggest Apple pp sucker, good move Phonedog, Tmonews will be better than ever I’m sure, especially with all the awesome moves T-Mobile has been pulling.

    • Bklynman

      Tell me did your parents had any children that lived?

      • IRIE4IPIEIR

        If you’re going to try to insult someone you don’t know, at least come with proper grammar/English

        • Art Faucett

          It’s Tough to spell when you haven’t reached a grade that hasn’t had it as a subject.

    • PhantomWraith

      I agree, I had stopped coming here due to everytime I did it was about the iphone and not about T-Mobile.

  • Randall Lind

    Seems to me all these sites are related

  • OnlineRefugee

    What made DAVID’S website unique was visiting in here to get scoops and “inside information” on T-Mobile, that is, rather than the same ol’ boshtommyrock a zillion other sites talk about, e.g., “iPhone Comes in Five Colors.”

    It is kinda what they say about the stock market. If you are getting your next day’s buy from watching the evening news, you are like every other schmuck who thinks he is a savvy investor getting a buy order in when the Market opens the next day.

    TMoNews always had a grassroots, homemade feel to it, while discussing events and information that had worldwide and national significance.

    If TMoNews runs articles titled “First Look At The T-Mobile iPhone 5c” rather than “Photo leaked of T-Mobile iPhone Pricing, Proves iPhone Coming To T-Mobile ” I suspect TMoNews will be relegated to the Internet dust bin of has-beens.

  • terryjohnson16

    This site won’t be the same since David isn’t here. The new writers need to cut the junk and stop acting like the ratings won’t drop cause David left

  • Echo

    Since everything is about money, I bet that narcissistic CEO paid phonepuppy to fire David after the “end of Classic” article, or maybe just threatened a lawsuit which is more his pink style.

    It’s very unlikely that David was getting paid more than what he generated for this site, as businesses usually don’t shoot themselves on the foot by accident. They think about it first to see if it’s worth the pain and they they do it.

    So, to throw the site under the bus like this must mean that phonepuppy had a pretty big bone hanging in front of them. I hope they have a heart attack trying to catch it.