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Flashback: Four Years Ago Today, T-Mobile Introduced The G1

T-Mobile wants to wish Android a very happy fourth birthday and so do we. If we said Android had come a long way in four years, we all know that wouldn’t even be close to telling the full story. It’s been a long road with highs, lows, troubles and greatness all culminating in Android’s current lion share of the world smartphone market. So, let’s celebrate four years by asking what’s your fondest memory … [read full article]

New T-Mobile MVNO Solavei Will Pay You To Add New Members

A brand new T-Mobile MVNO is coming out of beta today and it’s got an interesting pitch to try and attract new customers. The MVNO piggybacks on T-Mobile’s network, and already has more than 25,000 customers acquired during its beta period thanks to a network of friends, family and colleagues, some of whom have earned cash signing up. Solavei customers start by signing up with a $49 startup fee and then pay $49 … [read full article]

Las Vegas Network Refarm Now 75% Live, Nationwide LTE Network Coming By End Of 2013

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, speaking at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference this afternoon has confirmed that the Las Vegas market is now at least 75% live as T-Mobile’s first refarmed spectrum on the 1900 band. T-Mobile continues to refarm its 1900 MHz spectrum for use on the HSPA+ band with other major cities such as Seattle, New York City, and Washington, D.C. expected to … [read full article]

(Update: Full Event Now Uploaded) HTC Posts Windows Phone 8X And 8S Announcement Highlights Video

With HTC launching not one, but two Windows Phone 8 devices for a trifecta of carriers, excitement is high as HTC attempts to regain some traction in the marketplace with a new approach to Windows Phone 8. If you wanted to get a look at their official launch event, but weren’t able to attend or catch a livestream, you can watch this 5:45 video and see all the highlights. Putting aside the OS for a minute, … [read full article]

Reminder: T-Mobile’s Magenta Deal Days Kicks Off Today, Runs Through September 30th

T-Mobile kicks off their “Magenta Deal Days” special event today, offering new and existing customers the opportunity to purchase any device, for $0.00 down payment on any qualifying Unlimited Value and Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan after mail-in rebate. The special offer runs through September 30th and includes all of T-Mobile’s best smartphones including the Galaxy S III, HTC One S and brand new Galaxy S Relay 4G. Hit the link below … [read full article]

Charting Carrier Activations By Operating System, How Did T-Mobile Do?

There’s little argument that Android is overwhelmingly the OS of choice on T-Mobile’s network, but what else is running on the network and how much of it? A new study from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently surveyed consumers who activated smartphones between June and August 2012. It’s hard to nail down exact percentages using the provided image, but you can get a pretty good idea that the overwhelming majority of T-Mobile customers … [read full article]

Verizon CFO Says Unlimited Data Is Just A Word, As T-Mobile Brings It Back

If you’re a person who believes that an unlimited data plan is a beautiful thing, Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo thinks you should know better. Speaking at an investor conference yesterday, Shammo claimed that “unlimited” is just a word causing a brief uproar around the internet. In fact, Shammo says: So what customers are understanding and through our good sales routine is once you explain to a customer their usage on a monthly … [read full article]

Internal T-Mobile Spec Sheet Updated For Galaxy Note II, No LTE In Sight

With confirmation that the Galaxy Note II would arrive on T-Mobile’s network sometime in the near future, we’re left without many unanswered questions, except for the actual release date and price of course. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything new in this internal screen grab other than the confirmation of specs including the quad-core processor, HSPA+ 42mbps and 3100mAh battery. In other words, pretty much everything we learned yesterday, though we admit we had … [read full article]