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AT&T And T-Mobile Pull FCC Application For Deal, AT&T Records $4 Billion Pretax Loss

Late Wednesday night AT&T announced that it will take a $4 billion charge as opposition to its T-Mobile USA purchase grows. The charge will reflect $3 billion in cash and over $1 billion in spectrum AT&T will provide T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom if the deal fails to meet regulatory approval. This move comes on top of both companies announcing the withdrawal of their pending applications from the Federal Communication Commission, although both … [read full article]

(Updated) Unlocked Galaxy Nexus Available For Sale Through Expansys, T-Mobile Compatible…Also NegriElectronics

Updated: We’ve got received word from Ryan from NegriElectronics of their shipment of Galaxy Nexus devices coming in this Friday. The device is already up for pre-order over there and they have around 30 left. If you’ve got your wallet open wide you can be one of the first individuals in the United States to claim ownership of a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Of course when we … [read full article]

HTC Radar 4G, A TmoNews Review

It’s review time again, and this time I got my hands on some new hardware.  Now, it doesn’t have Android (OH NO!) so it may not be on many of your lists, but it really should be considered.  T-Mobile made the mistake of sending me a Radar 4G to play with and I may, just may, keep it (I’m totally kidding T-Mobile, seriously).  Read on and see how it stacks up! Software I’ve … [read full article]

Samsung Takes On Apple “Magic” In New Commercial Spot

Samsung pokes fun at Apple’s grip on it’s consumer base by showing Apple fans as…wait for it Android fans…your favorite word…sheep. Of course the term “sheep” could be thrown right back at any fanboy group (that includes you Android faithful) but…Samsung strikes a chord and chalks up a total win with this commercial. This is well worth 60 seconds of your time. More importantly, the Galaxy S II in white looks awesome. YouTube

FCC Says AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Not In The Best Interest Of The Public

Expanding on our earlier report concerning the FCC decision, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a draft order earlier this morning calling for an Administrative Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. According to the FCC, the Chairman’s order requires final approval from the full commission and if it receives the green light, the hearing will be conducted like a trial — involving witnesses, evidence, cross examination etc. In his order this morning, Genachowski … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Black Friday Deals Include Value Plan Deals And Buy Two Accessories, Get One Free

We’ve been wondering what special offer T-Mobile will have for their Black Friday sale and now we’re a look at least one of the upcoming parts of the deal. As seen in the above flyer, T-Mobile is offering the Samsung Exhibit II 4G on an unlimited talk, text and web value plan for $29.99 down with a $30 mail-in-rebate. Of course, moving forward you’ll add an extra $15 per month to your … [read full article]

FCC To Hold Administrative Hearing For AT&T, T-Mobile Article

Chalk up yet another roadblock for the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announces an Administrative hearing regarding the proposed takeover. The move is seen as another setback for the two companies already facing opposition from the Justice Department in the form of antitrust lawsuit resulting in a February 13th trial date. The FCC hearing would occur at the conclusion of the antitrust trial between AT&T and the Department … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Product Managers Show Off The White Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile just announced the white Samsung Galaxy S II coming to store shelves sometime during the holiday season and they’ve already got a hands-on courtesy of Desmond, T-Mobile’s famous product manager. I’m totally enamored by the “snow white” finish, mostly because black is so standardized for smartphones and it always shows fingerprints. It’s a brief but good look at the white model so check it out. YouTube

T-Mobile To Launch White Samsung Galaxy S II Model Before The Holidays

I guess there must be white theme going for T-Mobile this morning as we just received word that Samsung and T-Mobile are set to release a white Galaxy S II model in time for the holidays. The short press release doesn’t mention a specific date or price. We can safely assume the white model will come with the very same specs as the current Galaxy S II model for sale on … [read full article]

Blackberry Bold 9900 Coming To T-Mobile In White

If any of you have been sitting around patiently waiting and hoping for a Blackberry Bold 9900 model in white, well you’ve just won the lottery. With no solid availability date, the most recent pamphlet sent to T-Mobile customers including with their statement shows the clear as day White Bold 9900. Pricing lines right up with the Black model arriving at $299.99 after rebates on two-year agreement. Perhaps we’ll see this pop … [read full article]

T-Mobile Backpedals, Will Offer Credits For Unauthorized Pay Per Use Data Use

In a move that will be welcomed by T-Mobile customers upset by the addition of a pay-per-use feature to smartphone plans without a current data feature, T-Mobile has decided to credit any unauthorized data charges. This afternoon our report ran surrounding T-Mobile’s unwillingness to return any unauthorized charges due to customers being notified (through multiple methods) about the changes ahead of any data access on their smartphone. This is a welcome … [read full article]

Analysts Turn Sour on AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Prospects

According to a report by the Financial Times, a large number of “analysts” now rate the chances for an AT&T, T-Mobile deal at less than 50%. Some analysts are even going so far as to rate the deal as only having a 20% chance of success for government approval. Bankers are noting that in order for the deal to win approval, AT&T will have to sell significant spectrum, possibly to MetroPCS as rumored … [read full article]