Posts by Stephen

Victoria, Texas Gets 3G Goodness!!

Residents of Victoria, Texas are rejoicing!   Thanks to T-Mobile, they are now experiencing 3G goodness! Anyone in Victoria experiencing it now?  How are your download speeds?  Victoria, if you have 3G, let us know!

T-Mobile Announces Inductive Charging Pad for MyTouch 3G

Today T-Mobile announced that it will be offering an inductive charging pad for the myTouch 3G handset.  The Go Charging Pad will include a new backplate for the handset that, when installed, lets the device charge wirelessly when placed on the pad.  Interestingly, the pad will use magnetic induction to transfer energy from the pad to the phone’s battery.  It works the same way Palm’s Touchstone charger for the Palm Pre device works.  The Go Charging Pad … [read full article]

T-Mobile Considering Partnership With Clearwire

Hmm, here is a bit of interesting news.  Reuters is reporting that T-Mo is trying to find a way to boost its spectrum capacity.  Within this goal, the company is considering forming a joint venture with Clearwire.  According to Robert Dotson, the chief executive of T-Mobile USA, the company is “looking for additional spectrum… there are a number of different options we look at, (we) have been talking with cable companies, with Clearwire,…” The big magenta does … [read full article]

Give Your T-Mobile HTC Touch Pro 2 A New Life With Android

As someone who has used Windows Mobile for quite some time, I know first hand that it can grow quite mundane.  If this has happened to any of you out there, thankfully, now we have a solution-Android!  It seems those crazy kids over at XDAndroid have been working on a project to port Android to Windows Mobile devices and now their latest build is proving to be a huge success. Demonstrated on a HTC Touch Pro 2, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Joins Location Initiative, Now Providing Devs With Location Tools

T-Mobile has announced that it has joined WaveMarket’s Veriplace Cloud Location Platform Initiative.  This initiative will provide developers of mobile apps and services with APIs to enable new geo-location features. Currently, three of the the four biggest carriers (T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T) in the country are part of this group. From everything I have read on their site, it seems that in the very near future we will see some great, mind-blowing location-based apps come out of … [read full article]

OTA Update Arrives Without Issue For T-Mobile G1 Users

Well, it looks like T-Mobile delivered on its promise of releasing an OTA(Over-The-Air) update for G1 users by their self-imposed deadline of March 15th.  Even though this update only brings forth an improvement in call quality, it’s nice to see that is was able without issue; unlike the experience Motorola Cliq and Droid Eris users suffered. If you haven’t seen the update yet, you should be seeing it very soon. So, the next question is will the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Ends Exclusive Search Deal With Yahoo, Embraces Google

Well, its over! T-Mobile has ended its year old search deal with Yahoo.  It comes as no surprise to hear that Magenta has replaced Yahoo with its biggest rival—Google. The deal is important because it now shifts search dominance away from Yahoo, as the Big G is now working exclusively with two of the top four carriers in the United States.  A Yahoo spokesperson said that Yahoo will still be working with the fourth-largest U.S. carrier on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Ranked #1 In Customer Satisfaction By J.D. Power and Associates

Well, it looks like congrats are in order for the big Magenta.  For the second straight year, J.D.  Power and Associates has awarded  T-Mobile USA the highest ranking in wireless retail customer satisfaction among the major U.S. carriers.  T-Mobile edged out Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T in the study achieving an overall score of 723 compared to Verizon’s score of 722. The study evaluated overall retail sales performance, retailer’s facility, merchandise display, sales staff, and cost. The study … [read full article]

Boise, Idaho Now Experiencing 3G Goodness!

Residents of Boise, Idaho are rejoicing!  Thanks to T-Mobile, they are now experiencing 3G goodness! As someone who has had 3G for a while, I sometimes forget that not all of the country has 3G.  Personally, I can’t wait for HSPA+ which T-Mobile is indeed promising.  Currently, HSPA+ is only available in certain markets now.  Get ready for 21Mbps!  Let’s hope it comes soon.