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T-Mobile Posts Internal And External Quick Guides For Carrier IQ Information

With the Carrier IQ story remaining in the headlines, T-Mobile, like AT&T and Sprint are playing a bit of defense by helping assure customers that this information is only used for information collecting purposes. To help any customers who might continue to have questions about this matter, T-Mobile has posted a short Q & A for front-line employees as well as a quick document on their support forums to … [read full article]

Verizon Purchases 122 AWS-1 Licenses From SpectrumCo, Eliminating Potential Deal For T-Mobile With Cable Companies?

Assuming regulators would approve such a deal, Verizon just screwed the prospects of a T-Mobile hookup with a cable company if the AT&T deal does indeed go all the way south. Verizon Wireless has announced that it is purchasing 122 AWS-1 spectrum licenses for $3.6 billion from SpectrumCo covering 259 million POPS in the United States. SpectrumCo is a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Comcast owns 63.6% … [read full article]

FCC Tells AT&T They Are “Deeply Concerned” Over Today’s Statement

Today has turned into quite the war of words in the aftermath of AT&T’s request to withdraw their T-Mobile purchase application. This morning was quite lively as AT&T posted an angrily worded response to the release of the FCC Staff Report which contradicts a number of the points AT&T has made about their T-Mobile purchase. To say that AT&T was angry, upset and in need of a timeout would be about right. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Drops The Pricing On The HTC Amaze 4G To $229.99

Are you looking to pick up the HTC Amaze 4G for yourself or for a gift in the coming weeks? Well great news as T-Mobile has knocked $30 off the Classic plan pricing from $259.99 to $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The HTC Amaze 4G remains one of T-Mobile’s best handsets with an 8 megapixel camera capable that rivals any smartphone camera currently on the market. On top of the superb camera … [read full article]

T-Mobile Surprises Chicago Mall With Carly And A Whole Lot Of Pink Dresses

T-Mobile promised something fun happening today a local Chicago-land mall and to make that happen they brought in Carly and a whole lot of women wearing pink dresses. There was singing, there was dancing and there was Carly. T-Mobile promised us a full video of the event hitting YouTube this upcoming Monday but until then we’ve got a few pics and a behind-the-scenes video. Check it out. Picture credit: T-Mobile, [read full article]

(Updated With T-Mobile Statement) T-Mobile Forum Moderator Confirms Presence Of Carrier IQ Software In T-Mobile Smartphones

Update: T-Mobile has just emailed me a statement regarding Carrier IQ: “T-Mobile utilizes the Carrier IQ diagnostic tool to troubleshoot device and network performance with the goal of enhancing network reliability and our customers’  experience . T-Mobile does not use this diagnostic tool to obtain the content of text, email or voice messages, or the specific destinations of a customers’ internet activity, nor is the tool used for marketing purposes.” The last few … [read full article]

(Updated With FCC Response) AT&T Issues Strong Rebuttal Statement To FCC Report, Says “Oh No You Didn’t”

Update: The FCC has responded to AT&T’s statement: “The AT&T/T-Mobile merger would result in the single greatest increase in wireless industry consolidation ever proposed. The FCC’s expert staff dispassionately analyzed all of the facts, including the arguments AT&T rehashes today.”  An agency spokesman said the analysis mirrored findings by the Justice Department and several state attorneys general that “the transaction would decrease competition, innovation and investment, and harm consumers. In … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile Teases “Something Fun” Happening Tomorrow At Chicago’s Woodfield Mall

From ChicagoNow.com T-Mobile is taking over the mall for a very special holiday event. Throughout the day, 100 Chicago-area women, joined by Carly Foulkes, T-Mobile’s TV spokesmodel, will be surprising audiences with a special musical performance of “Home for the Holidays.” The production, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (known for directing multiple episodes of Glee), will be filmed and posted to T-Mobile’s YouTube channel next week. We don’t know what T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces #FindTheElf Holiday Contest, Win $1,000 And A Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile just announced their newest promotion, the #FindTheElf Twitter promotion offering you a chance to win $1,000 and a Galaxy S II smartphone. So how do you win? Follow @tmobile on Twitter Decipher the elf’s tweeted clues Go to the correct T-Mobile store Find the elf Tweet “I found the Elf” to @TMobile using the #findtheelf twitter hashtag, this must be a public tweet and not a direct message Win (hopefully) So … [read full article]

FCC Releases Report Blasting AT&T Claims About T-Mobile Deal Benefits

Just as the FCC promised to do earlier in the day when they revealed their decision to allow AT&T and T-Mobile to withdraw their FCC application, they have released their official findings and review of the deal. To say it isn’t positive for AT&T overall would be putting it mildly. For example, a key point from AT&T was about job creation…the FCC review discovers that in 2002 AT&T had 70,000 employees, after … [read full article]

Buy A Samsung Tablet And Smartphone On The Same Day And Receive A $100 Mail-In-Rebate

If you’ve got your eye set on purchasing a Samsung smartphone and tablet together at any point during the holiday season than take note of a T-Mobile and Samsung incentive for you. Between November 30th and December 31st, customers who purchase a Samsung tablet and smartphone together are eligible for a $100 mail-in rebate. This mail-in-rebate is in addition to any other rebates the customer may qualify for. Details: The smartphone and tablet … [read full article]