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Editorial: Why T-Mobile Should And Will Deploy LTE (The Technical Edition)

In the comments of the article about the analyst positing $9 billion for LTE deployment, many people were puzzled on why everyone is so focused on T-Mobile needing to deploy LTE. The obvious marketing answer is that everyone else has it, so T-Mobile needs to be competitive and deploy it to be able to say that they’ve got it too. By itself, that is an incredibly stupid reason to spend billions of … [read full article]

Your Vote For The Best T-Mobile Phone Of 2011

With just a little over a week left in 2011, a rough year for the T-Mobile faithful is finally coming to a close. Pushing aside all the recent doom and gloom of late, let’s turn our attention to one simple question we’d like to ask…what is your vote for the best phone of 2011? We’ve included a list of the most likely suspects, however, you should feel free to add an unlisted choice … [read full article]

Samsung Says No To Ice Cream Sandwich On Original Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab 7″ Line

Samsung has just dropped some news that is likely to upset a lot of original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab 7” owners unhappy. The company is arguing that because both devices lack sufficient RAM and ROM to run Ice Cream Sandwich, they cannot be expected to receive the update. This is a disappointing blow to owners of the original Galaxy S, who had expected their 1GHz Hummingbird processor and available memory … [read full article]

The Untethered Podcast Episode 2 Is Now Available To Download! Go for it!

Hello, all. Just as I promised, it’s Thursday evening and here is the Untethered Podcast in case you missed our live show yesterday. This is the second episode and it features the man you all know and love, Evan Selleck, David from TmoNews, Joey Lehto and myself. We discuss everything from AT&T backing out of their bid for T-Mobile to tablets, coffee and everything in between. Also, I want to send out a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Reminds Us Of Their “Refer-A-Friend” Program, Earn Up To $250 In T-Mobile Gift Cards

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard any mention of T-Mobile’s “Refer-a-Friend” program but now it’s back under the spotlight as the Monthly4G referral offer ends January 8th. So how does all this work? Sign up at this link: Sign up Invite your friends to join T-Mobile via social networks and email When a referral of yours activates a new qualifying T-Mobile product or service, you and your friend are … [read full article]

The Cost To Build Out An LTE Network For T-Mobile? One Analyst Thinks $9 Billion

With the AT&T deal now nothing more than a memory, T-Mobile USA faces the daunting task of rebuilding, revitalizing and working toward the build-out of a LTE network. The cost associated with such a task? According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Atkin, it will cost as much as $9 billion for T-Mobile purchase spectrum, build-out and deploy. Deutsche Telekom CEO told analysts this week that the company is already spending around $3 … [read full article]

Boom, We’re Podcasting Tonight With Our Pals From DroidDog

We’re just under an hour from launching our second episode of the DroidDog podcast with yours truly, David from TmoNews. Yeah, that’s right…I get my part of the billing. We’ll be streaming live over Ustream and I’d love for you guys to drop in and listen. It’s only our second run at this so we’re still working out some kinks, bugs and you know…how to actually keep your attention. Tonight we’re covering a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Responds To Senator Al Franken’s Carrier IQ Questions

T-Mobile has responded to Senator Al Franken’s Carrier IQ questionnaire explaining that it began installing Carrier IQ last August and is now on nearly 450,000 Android and Blackberry devices. T-Mobile maintains that this software is used for individual troubleshooting cases and marketing purposes only. T-Mobile says that the software is now installed on the following nine devices: HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Exhibit II 4G, LG myTouch, LG myTouch Q, LG … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Sends Reassuring Message To T-Mobile USA Staff

Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Rene Obermann is continuing the “message” from the Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile USA powers that be by telling T-Mobile USA employees they are “working with all of you on a plan to grow the business.” What that plan is exactly…is anyones guess and we do have a lot guesses. Employees are already expressing their belief to me that this statement reads like smoke and mirrors as they have doubts about … [read full article]

Google “Pauses” Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich Update, Says They Are “Monitoring Feedback”

Reports are filtering in that Google has hit the “pause” button on their Android 4.0 update for Nexus S devices. Details are pretty sparse, but users are claiming they are receiving the update, but when the update process completes the phone boots right back into Gingerbread. Apparently, Google is able to trigger a rollback on phones that are attempting to update from all the way in Mountain View. Google hasn’t provided any reason … [read full article]