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T-Mobile Releases Statement Regarding DMCA Phone Unlocking Restrictions

With the clock ticking toward the January 26th DMCA deadline for unlocked phones, T-Mobile has released a statement indicating their position. This is an unfortunate kink in T-Mobile’s “bring your own phone” campaign and one that will hopefully be rectified soon. Unfortunately, T-Mobile must adhere to the letter of the law and advises customers to contact the device manufacturer or AT&T directly to request the unlock code for any device they … [read full article]

Deal Alert: Samsung Galaxy Note II On Sale For $229 At Best Buy

Looking for a deal on the Galaxy Note II? Take a glimpse at Best Buy with a new two-year contract good for both new and qualifying upgrades. The $229 price is well below the $369 price (after mail-in rebate) now offered at T-Mobile stores. The Galaxy Note II needs little introduction round these parts and with the promise of a future update to activate the “hidden” LTE inside, the Note II is … [read full article]

T-Mobile Showcases HD Voice With 30 Second YouTube Clip

T-Mobile’s CES announcement for HD Voice was a happy surprise and now T-Mobile is making an effort to get the word out. With a thirty-second YouTube clip, T-Mobile is showing the before and after voice quality using HD Voice. The difference is obviously noticeable given that the advertisement is straight from T-Mobile, but there’s little question that HD Voice won’t make at least a small improvement on the Galaxy S III, HTC One S and Nokia … [read full article]

DMCA Law To Make Unlocking Phones Illegal After January 26th

T-Mobile’s “bring your own phone” campaign is about to take a bit of a dive as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will make it illegal to jailbreak and unlock phones. According to the act, it is illegal to  unlock both tablets and phones without permission from your wireless provider. Back in last October, the DMCA determined that a 90 day window would be available during which people could still buy a phone … [read full article]

Galaxy S II Software Update Rolling Out Now

Galaxy S II owners should on the lookout today for a new software update rolling out Over The Air (OTA). This update, which began this morning includes a Qualcomm fix, security enhancements, and Vlingo S Voice improvements. The new update will move to Android version 4.0.4/Baseband version T989UVLI4. You can perform the update in one of two ways: Over the air (OTA) update to T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLI4, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Quick Ad Spot Highlights Monthly4G Unlimited Data

T-Mobile’s march toward wireless domination saw yet another boost with the introduction of their new Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan for Monthly4G customers. The introduction of the plan itself combined with T-Mobile’s goal of 200 million LTE pops by the end of 2013 should have the competition taking notice. T-Mobile might be the nationwide underdog in the US, but their fighting spirit … [read full article]

HTC M7 Rumored For Every Major Carrier…Except For T-Mobile?

According to smartphone ninja tipster @evleaks, T-Mobile may be the only nationwide carrier to pass on the launch of HTC’s upcoming M7 handset. Let’s be clear however and add that the Twitter account only adds that there is no evidence for T-Mobile — but that doesn’t mean T-Mobile is going to be the last one standing at the dance. “Lacking evidence” isn’t a sure thing, and while its still possible T-Mobile won’t carry … [read full article]

Google CEO Larry Page Acknowledges Nexus 4 Shortages During Earnings Call

Google’s quarterly earnings were another shining light in the company’s current quest toward global domination. The fourth quarter 2012 numbers show Google raking in the dough, with the three month period ending on December 31st raking in $14.42 billion in revenue, a tremendous 36% increase year-over-year. However, that’s not what truly interested us, it was the comments from CEO Larry Page. During the earnings call, Google CEO Larry Page reiterated some of what … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S4 being released in April?

Since T-Mobile has carried all previous versions of the flagship Galaxy S, it’s fair to assume that when the next one arrives, we’ll get that one too. We just don’t know exactly when the handset is to be announced or released. But, if the latest roundup of rumors is anything to go by, the S4 (codenamed ‘Altius’ allegedly) will be announced at a Samsung Unpacked event in March, a similar time frame to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Boosting Data Allotment For $50 Monthly4G Rate Plan

Beginning January 28th, T-Mobile is making some changes to their $50 Monthly4G prepaid rate plan with a boost in data allotment. The 400MB increase will apply to the next renewal and allow for a total of 500MB total data before throttling. The increase in data will automatically apply to customers now on the $50 Monthly4G plan. This additional data increase comes almost two weeks after [read full article]

Question Of The Day: How’s Your Coverage In T-Mobile’s Modernized Network Markets?

The promise of T-Mobile’s modernized network is one T-Mobile project that we’ve eagerly watched over the last year. The consideration that we, as T-Mobile customers can use handsets we’ve long since assumed would never work on T-Mobile’s 3G/4G networks are now ripe for the taking is plainly stated — wonderful. As of this writing, T-Mobile’s modernized network  consists of more than 40 markets and thereby allowed for images like the one … [read full article]

Upcoming Blackberry Z10 Showcased Alongside The iPhone 5

Chalk up yet another video from the folks at Telekom Presse showing off the upcoming Blackberry Z10. The Z10, better known to us on T-Mobile as the “Lisbon,” is set to be unveiled on January 30th at Blackberry’s launch event. According to the most recent T-Mobile roadmap, the Z10 aka Lisbon will launch on Magenta store shelves on March 27th. Until then, and before Blackberry’s own event later this month, the folks from Telekom Presse … [read full article]