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AT&T, T-Mobile First To Switch On Database To Track Stolen Cellphones

In a second day of AT&T, T-Mobile news, the two companies have announced they are the first to switch on a joint database to track stolen cellphones. First announced back in April, the companies hoped that the establishment of such a database would help “deter smartphone thefts and protect the personal information on them.” All four major US carriers agreed to the database in April, with CTIA executive Chris Guttman-McCabe saying AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray Says Hurricane Sandy Will Delay Some 1900MHz HSPA+ Deployments

During a keynote speech at the 4G World Trade Show in Chicago, T-Mobile’s CTO told attendees that Hurricane Sandy will force the company to delay some deployments of its HSPA+ technology in the 1900MHz spectrum. Ray did tell those in attendance that the company has completed “95 percent of the refarming of its 1900MHz spectrum for HSPA+, will launch … [read full article]

PSA: Sorry Everyone, No Wi-Fi Calling On The Nexus 4

In the hopes of clarifying a bit of confusion and concern I see in the comments, I’ve reached out to T-Mobile to confirm that there will be no Wi-Fi calling on the Nexus 4. Now, odds are greatly in favor of this not being a T-Mobile decision anyway as a Nexus device generally doesn’t receive any carrier input. Therefore, T-Mobile likely had zero input in the manufacturing of the device and couldn’t … [read full article]

Groupon Deals Offers Unlocked Lumia 710 For $159, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Refurb For $289

Todays deal alert comes courtesy of Groupon and a special offer for not one, but two devices. First up is an unlocked Nokia Lumia 710 for just $159, which is a steal against the $299 list price. While the Lumia 710 might soon take a backseat to the Windows Phone 8X and Lumia 810, for the price it’s a hard deal to pass up. The Lumia 710 would make a … [read full article]

AT&T, T-Mobile Share Networks To Restore Service To Hurricane Sandy Victims

  AT&T and T-Mobile are putting aside their competitive differences and working to make sure Hurricane Sandy victims can stay in touch with loved ones and friends. The two carriers jointly announced Wednesday afternoon they were opening their networks to each others’ customers in states affected by Hurricane Sandy and offer free roaming. Today in the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, T-Mobile and AT&T are taking extraordinary measures to make sure … [read full article]

T-Mobile Launching Dell Windows 8 Ultrabook On November 14th

We’ve been eyeballing a new Dell machine running on the T-Mobile network for a few months and can now confirm a Dell Windows 8 Ultrabook is on the way. Limited to just 338 stores, there’s no word on exactly which Dell Windows 8 Ultrabook T-Mobile will carry and power on their HSPA+ 4G network, but it will have pre-installed applications to manage data usage, billing cycle, self-help and more. The Ultrabook will … [read full article]

Google Updates Nexus 4 Play Store Page To Include HSPA+ 42Mbps Connectivity

In a quick update and brief update, Google has updated their Play Store page for the Nexus 4 to indicate the availability of HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity, just as we expected. Having confirmed T-Mobile’s Nexus 4 would also be sold with HSPA+ 42Mbps, it seemed like a sure thing that the Play Store model would as well. Now, we can put aside any concerns that one model of the Nexus 4 would … [read full article]

Google Head Of Android User Experience Explains The Lack Of SD Cards For Nexus Devices

Google’s head of Android user experience, Matias Duarte is engaging Google+ users with some in-depth answers to pressing questions about the Nexus and Android experience. As of this writing, he’s still taking questions and there’s no shortage of discussion on the answers he’s already provided. So far, we’re taking a look at why there are no SD cards in Nexus devices and why on-screen buttons are consistent in Jelly Bean? We’ll continue updating … [read full article]

T-Mobile Offers $50 MasterCard Gift For New Value Plan Customers

T-Mobile is certainly making every effort to increase their Value Plan sign-ups as a new promotions a $50 MasterCard Gift Card for signing up with new service. The offer begins today, October 29th and runs through November 27th and requires a brand new T-Mobile account, and transferring your number from another carrier. T-Mobile The full details including all the terms and conditions follow: Did you know you can switch to T-Mobile … [read full article]

Question Of The Day: Which New T-Mobile Phone Will You Buy?

What started out as a fairly mild day has turned out to be one of the most exciting days in the Android and Microsoft worlds since Google I/O and the introduction of Windows Phone 7. With the unveiling of the next-generation Nexus and T-Mobile’s entire holiday lineup, Google and Microsoft have rocketed to the front page with brand new all-star handsets. However, no matter how much we love stock Android and the … [read full article]

Update: T-Mobile Confirms Nexus 4 HSPA+ 42Mbps Connectivity

Update: According to Google’s press release, the Play Store Nexus 4 does in fact have HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity as well, it’s the Play Store specs that are incorrect.  In an effort to clear up some confusion, I’ve re-confirmed with T-Mobile that the Nexus 4 sold by T-Mobile will have HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity on board. That’s different from the Google Play store which indicates the Nexus 4 will have HSPA+ 21Mbps. There … [read full article]