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Details emerge on T-mobile's new Family Allowance Service

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About two weeks ago we brought you the news that T-mobile was working on a new family allowance service, and now we’re here to bring you some more details. Starting July 30th, parents will be able to add the allowance restrictions add-on to their T-mobile Family Plan. All good things can’t come without a catch, right? Right. Well the cost of this add-on will be $2/month, for the whole account. For … [read full article]

T-mobile offering 30 day trial of Blackberry E-mail/Internet

Starting next Wednesday, August 6th, T-mobile will be giving new users of the T-mobile Shadow or T-mobile Pearl, a free 30 day trial of the $19.99/month unlimited E-mail and Internet service. You heard that right, this is only for customers that purcahse a Shadow or Pearl after August 6th. Now here is the kicker; you must remember to remove this service after 30 days if you don’t want it, or your account will automaticly be … [read full article]

T-mobile offers up its Motos, 50% off

If you have been thinking of signing up for T-mobile service, and have been eying the Sidekick Slide, or Motorola Rokr, now is the time to pounce. Well, July 30th that is. Starting on the 30th, T-mobile will begin to offer all Motorola phones (and Sidekicks) for 50% off. Unfortunately this is only for new individual or family plans that sign a 2 year contract. Phones you can pick up with this deal include: Motorola … [read full article]

BlackBerry Curve Sunset Delayed

T-mobile seems to have pushed back the launch of the BlackBerry Curve Sunset to August 4th, 2008. Although no new features will be present on the new colored Curve, this slick red/orange color may pull in some of the more daring BlackBerry users. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the Curve Sunset, check the countdown to the right to see how much longer you have to wait. Check out [read full article]

Shadow Users Getting Better Batteries

For Shadow users that have been getting poor performance from their batteries, some relief has finally come. Starting on July 28th, T-mobile plans to offer new batteries to Shadow users, free of charge, upon request. All you have to do is call in to Customer Care and request an extended battery for your Shadow. The catch? The new battery is larger, and requires a new back cover which creates a “hump” on the … [read full article]

FCC Reveals GSM HTC Touch Pro

On July 25th, the FCC passed the HTC Raphael, also known as the HTC Touch Pro. We can tell very little about the phone from the limited information released by the FCC (HTC requested much of it be kept confidential) however we can see that the Touch Pro will have Quad-Band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and WiFi. Simply put, this means that the (850/950/1800/1900 MHz) which the Raphael will support can work on both … [read full article]

T-mobile USA aquires $98 million in spectrum from NextWave

T-mobile USA purchased over 65% or NextWave Wireless’s most recant sale of AWS Spectrum. Over $150 million of NextWave’s AWS (1700/2100 MHz) spectrum was sold, $98 million of which went to T-mobile U.S.A. while the rest was distributed between Atlantic Wireless, ACS Wireless, and MetroPCS. Back in 2006, T-mobile U.S.A., with the help of Deutsche Telekom, spent roughly $4.2 Billion to purchase AWS Spectrum across the United States. This most recent purchase from … [read full article]

Featured add-on of the week: YouMail

Every Wednesday TmoNews will feature a free add on, which is aimed to make our readers lives easier and more efficient. This week’s feature is YouMail. We rarely hear complaints about T-mobile’s voicemail system, but a step up can’t hurt right? YouMail provides users with many cool features that T-mobile’s regular voicemail does not. Here is how it works: You set your phone to forward unanswered calls to YouMail Optional … [read full article]

Rokr Users Get Software Update

A mere two weeks after the release of the Motorola Rokr e8, users are already receiving software updates. This over-the-air (OTA) update will begin being sent out today, July 21st. Either T-mobile is doing their best to give customers the best phones and software possible, or they received so many complaints about the Rokr in the last 2 weeks that they were forced to release an update. Either way, we’re guessing you probably … [read full article]

Details emerge on T-mobile's plans for the remainder of 2008, and we like em!

Users that have been getting antsy about the T-mobile phone selection have been told that we are experiencing the quiet before the storm. Well as we get nearer to October, the storm is approaching and the news is rolling in. First and foremost, a follow up on this article we posted on July 5th is in order. Over the next few days, after the rumors passed around the internet, we got … [read full article]