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TmoNews Supports January 18th Stop SOPA Day

Sometimes we go a little off subject when the mood strikes, and today, the mood strikes. Along with many other websites across the internet today, we’re protesting against the dangerous pieces of legislation that are SOPA and PIPA. These bills, if passed into law, would allow companies, like the recording industry to shut down websites like TmoNews without due process of the law should they discover anything that violates copyright. A … [read full article]

Guest Editorial From A T-Mobile Front-Line Employee, Three Ways To Boost T-Mobile Up

    Editors Note: This post is a guest editorial written by a T-Mobile front-line employee regarding life on — the front-line. Tackling three separate, but equally important issues, this anonymous guest posts hopes to explain why the iPhone is important, why phone manufacturers need to step up their game and how there is actual “value” in T-Mobile’s Value Plans. Standard Disclaimer: The views expressed in this guest blog do not necessarily reflect the views … [read full article]

What Kept You From Buying Your First Smartphone?

T-Mobile’s released a short press release earlier today highlighting the introduction of “unlimited” web for Walmart’s Family Mobile plan. Specifically, T-Mobile suggested that their survey discovered that “44% of first-time smartphone buyers in 2012 say the cost of the data plan associated with a smartphone is the most influential reason they have not purchased a smartphone before.” It’s an interesting statistic and it got me thinking, what was the reason you, our … [read full article]

(Updated) A Doozy Of A Rumor: RIM Looking At Samsung For Acquisition

Update: In a statement provided by Reuters, a Samsung spokesperson said the company is not purchasing Research In Motion. The spokesperson did not address the reports that Samsung is considering licensing RIM software, or purchasing a portion of RIM’s assets. Here’s one rumor that’s too hard to pass up posting… According to the folks at BGR, RIM is actively seeking potential candidates to buy the company, stating that Co-CEO Jim … [read full article]

Samsung Commits To Increasing Smartphone Battery Life In 2012, Hopes For All-Day Use

Samsung is undertaking some nifty goal setting in 2012, promising that smartphones arriving this year can last a full day under average to moderately heavy use, according to Kevin Packingham, vice president of product innovation at Samsung. “When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life,” he said in an interview at CES. While smartphone releases are packing more and more features, … [read full article]

T-Mobile And Walmart Upgrade To “Unlimited” Web On Family Mobile Plan

T-Mobile and Walmart’s Family Mobile plan is now better than ever, adding Unlimited Web to their already affordable offer of Unlimited Talk and Text. Rolling out now, the new Walmart Family Mobile plan is only $45 per month for the first line and $35 for additional lines and is available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. According to the T-Mobile email that just hit our inbox, 44% of first-time smartphone buyers in 2012 … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S III Spotted In Samsung Promotional Video At CES?

There’s some interesting hype going around the internet this morning about a smartphone mockup that surfaced in Samsung’s CES 2012 wrap-up video. If you hit the 7:10 mark, you’ll note a mocked up looking smartphone unlike anything Samsung currently has on the market. It’s likely nothing more than a photoshopped rendering, but given the super small bezel, rounded corners and the lack of info in the status bar — well, we’re guessing this … [read full article]

HTC Unlocks The T-Mobile G2 Bootloader, Continues Promise To Unlock All Handsets

Another wave of HTC handsets are now having their bootloaders officially unlocked by the good folks at HTC, including the T-Mobile G2. G2 owners will now able to flash custom ROMs without resorting to hacks. The latest set of smartphones added to the unlock process continue HTCs promise to unlock the bootloader on all of HTC’s handsets. Hit the HTCdev link below to get started! HTCDev

Walmart Sets Nokia Lumia 710 Price To Zero For New Activations, CostCo To A Penny

We can’t complain about the $50 price tag T-Mobile has already assigned to the Nokia Lumia 710, but like anyone else, we do love a good deal. Walmart is offering up the Lumia 710 free, either in black or white for new customer contracts with a two-year agreement. You can avoid the contract for just $380 or re-sign for $50, the same price as T-Mobile is charging. Not to be outdone, CostCo … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 900 With Upgraded 12 Megapixel Camera Coming To T-Mobile In Q3?

Here’s one rumor I’d welcome coming true as iconic Windows man Paul Thurrott is reporting that he’s been the recipient of a rumor indicating the Nokia Lumia 900 exclusivity period for AT&T is just 45 days. So how does that short exclusivity period benefit T-Mobile you ask? According to Thurrott’s source, after the 45 day window Nokia has a version in the wings that will work on T-Mobile, possibly coming out in the … [read full article]

Five Recommendations For T-Mobile USA In 2012

I came across an article yesterday afternoon from Matthew Miller, a ZDNet Contributor and T-Mobile customer whom I also had the pleasure of meeting this week at CES. Miller’s post highlights five simple recommendations for T-Mobile in 2012 to help solidify their user base and re-establish themselves as a player in the US wireless market. T-Mobile highlighted at their 2012 CES event that they continue to expand their HSPA+ coverage, rollout new devices … [read full article]