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T-Mobile Could Net Close To $3 Billion Through Tower Sale

T-Mobile’s exploration of a sale of its tower system could net the company as much as $3 billion for parent Deutsche Telekom, according to Macquarie Capital USA Inc. Macquarie analyst Kevin Smithen wrote in a note that American Tower Corp., Crown Castle International Corp. and SBA Communications Corp are all in “a hotly contested auction” of T-Mobile towers. The expected price is at least $2.25 billion but could go as high as … [read full article]

“We Just Got Samsunged”

For Samsung fans, this video is just funny…poking fun at those of us willing to stand in line for hours on end to pick up Apple’s newest incarnation. The opposite side of this ad is that you know somewhere inside the bowels of Samsung HQ, they are wishing Samsung launches were met with the same kind of lines that Apple sees on launch day. The Galaxy S II has sold incredibly well, … [read full article]

Tracfone To Launch Handset On T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network?

TraceFone’s Straight Talk service will soon see a high-end Android smartphone running on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. According to BTIG Analyst Walter Piecyk, Straight Talk will launch the LG Optimus 2x later this month supporting T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. Piecyk did not offer any sort of official pricing for the phone, but he does expect it to retail for somewhere around $300. The LG Optimus 2x is already used on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network in the … [read full article]

Win A Nokia Lumia 710 With One Year Of Service From T-Mobile

T-Mobile is celebrating the launch of the Nokia Lumia 710 with a sweepstakes where you can not only win one for free, but also grab a year of service along with it. All you have to do is let T-Mobile know, in 100 words or less, “what smartphone features change your life the most?” The contest is really intended for first-time smartphone owners, hence the contest name: “My First Smartphone Sweepstakes.” Even … [read full article]

T-Mobile Launching New Hush Hush Promotional Plans On January 25th

Now this is the kind of promotion we can get behind as T-Mobile prepares to silently launch two new promotional data feature bundles, available for a limited time. Beginning January 25th, T-Mobile will launch the Unlimited-Premium 5GB and 10GB data plans that will add in the Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and MobileLife Album Plus services for free. That’s an additional value of $19.98 for the customer. Smartphone Mobile Hotspot provides the ability to share a … [read full article]

Battle Of The Mid-Range Windows Phones On T-Mobile, Dogfight!

Oh how I do love a good dogfight around these parts and this time we’re happy our man Aaron Baker took the time to compare the two newest Windows Phone devices on T-Mobile. It’s a battle of the mid-range devices, but in Windows Phone terminology, mid-range doesn’t have the same negative connotation one might consider when looking at say, a mid-range Android handset. No 800MHz processors to be found here, just solid hardware, software and specs. For … [read full article]

TmoNews Supports January 18th Stop SOPA Day

Sometimes we go a little off subject when the mood strikes, and today, the mood strikes. Along with many other websites across the internet today, we’re protesting against the dangerous pieces of legislation that are SOPA and PIPA. These bills, if passed into law, would allow companies, like the recording industry to shut down websites like TmoNews without due process of the law should they discover anything that violates copyright. A … [read full article]

Guest Editorial From A T-Mobile Front-Line Employee, Three Ways To Boost T-Mobile Up

    Editors Note: This post is a guest editorial written by a T-Mobile front-line employee regarding life on — the front-line. Tackling three separate, but equally important issues, this anonymous guest posts hopes to explain why the iPhone is important, why phone manufacturers need to step up their game and how there is actual “value” in T-Mobile’s Value Plans. Standard Disclaimer: The views expressed in this guest blog do not necessarily reflect the views … [read full article]

What Kept You From Buying Your First Smartphone?

T-Mobile’s released a short press release earlier today highlighting the introduction of “unlimited” web for Walmart’s Family Mobile plan. Specifically, T-Mobile suggested that their survey discovered that “44% of first-time smartphone buyers in 2012 say the cost of the data plan associated with a smartphone is the most influential reason they have not purchased a smartphone before.” It’s an interesting statistic and it got me thinking, what was the reason you, our … [read full article]

(Updated) A Doozy Of A Rumor: RIM Looking At Samsung For Acquisition

Update: In a statement provided by Reuters, a Samsung spokesperson said the company is not purchasing Research In Motion. The spokesperson did not address the reports that Samsung is considering licensing RIM software, or purchasing a portion of RIM’s assets. Here’s one rumor that’s too hard to pass up posting… According to the folks at BGR, RIM is actively seeking potential candidates to buy the company, stating that Co-CEO Jim … [read full article]

Samsung Commits To Increasing Smartphone Battery Life In 2012, Hopes For All-Day Use

Samsung is undertaking some nifty goal setting in 2012, promising that smartphones arriving this year can last a full day under average to moderately heavy use, according to Kevin Packingham, vice president of product innovation at Samsung. “When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life,” he said in an interview at CES. While smartphone releases are packing more and more features, … [read full article]

T-Mobile And Walmart Upgrade To “Unlimited” Web On Family Mobile Plan

T-Mobile and Walmart’s Family Mobile plan is now better than ever, adding Unlimited Web to their already affordable offer of Unlimited Talk and Text. Rolling out now, the new Walmart Family Mobile plan is only $45 per month for the first line and $35 for additional lines and is available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. According to the T-Mobile email that just hit our inbox, 44% of first-time smartphone buyers in 2012 … [read full article]