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Sprint Targeting T-Mobile Customers Unhappy With AT&T Deal?

I’ve been going back and forth on writing this all day even so it was sent my way last night. At first glance it appears as though Sprint is prepared to grab up all the T-Mobile customers it can between now and July 23rd, 2011. If for some reason the AT&T/T-Mobile deal doesn’t go through customers who ported into Sprint during that timeframe will be allowed to port back to T-Mobile ETF … [read full article]

ZOMG!!! Netflix Is Beginning To Rollout To Android Devices

It isn’t often that I write about Android specific apps here on TmoNews but Netflix has a special place in my heart for being one of the awesomest services available. That’s right I said awesomest. The app just hit the Android market and T-Mobile customers currently using a Nexus One, G2 and Samsung Nexus S can grab the app right now. On the Netflix blog they explain that the app is currently limited … [read full article]

AT&T To Pay T-Mobile $6 Billion If Deal Isn’t Approved

According to the old “people familiar with the matter” story AT&T will have to pay Deutsche Telekom $6 billion in assets, cash and services if a deal isn’t approved by US regulators. The $6 billion would break down into the $3 billion in cash previously thought but an additional $2 billion worth of spectrum and a roaming agreement valued at $1 billion would also be picked up by Deutsche Telekom. The sources … [read full article]

German Workers Fight For T-Mobile USA Employee’s Rights

Workers from ver.di, the German telecommunication works union came together during Deutsche Telekom’s annual shareholder meeting and demanded the company ensure that their American counterparts at T-Mobile USA receive the same rights as they do. Forming a human chain around the venue and releasing black balloons the workers showed a strong sign of solidarity with T-Mobile USA workers. In Germany, DT recognizes the union and has a collective bargaining agreement with the workers. … [read full article]

T-Mobile G2 Gets Graced With Gingerbread, Unofficially

Well T-Mobile G2 owners can thank the folks at 911 Sniper and XDA who have managed to uncover and upload for your pleasure Gingerbread for the G2. Of course you’ll have to be rooted in order to get Gingerbread goodness working on your device but hey, what’s a little root for a whole lot of Gingerbread? Of course you can always wait for T-Mobile to deliver, after all it’s “coming soon.”[read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Says AT&T Sale On Track

Imagine our surprise as Rene Obermann, Deutsche Telekom CEO says the sale of T-Mobile USA is on track. Speaking to shareholders at DT’s annual general meeting he expects the deal to close in the first half of 2012. While he remains confident, I’m slightly more optimistic after yesterdays Senate hearing. Assuming for the moment that our nations leaders aren’t simply in AT&T’s back pocket, it was a clear showing that the … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Only Sell Motorola Defy “Black” From Now On

Prepare yourself for some earth shattering news as T-Mobile will only sell the Motorola Defy in “Black” from now on. The above image indicates Motorola Defy sales will be of the all “Black” variant as opposed to the “Black Linen” which has the ivory tone backside. As of this writing both models are still available on T-Mobile.com so I’ll assume that will be the case until the remaining inventory of the Black … [read full article]

Nokia N9 Passes FCC With Support For T-Mobile

This might come as a little bit of a surprise as Nokia’s Meego-powered N9 handset passed the FCC today as model number RM-680. The FCC approved the N9 with a plethora of GSM and WCDMA bands including those to work on both AT&T and T-Mobile. Before anyone gets ahead of themselves, there is almost zero chance this device is a precursor to an AT&T/T-Mobile deal, Nokia just loves quadband and pentaband device support. … [read full article]

AT&T And T-Mobile Defend Their Position Against The Senate Judiciary Committee Recap

In case you didn’t catch our liveblog this morning covering the Senate Judiciary hearing on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, you didn’t miss anything major but still missed quite the show. The hearing was aptly called “Is Humpty-Dumpy Being Put Back Together Again?” with an obvious tip of the hat to AT&T’s former monopoly position. Senators Herb Kohl, Al Franken, John Conryn, Richard Blumenthal, Michael Lee, Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley presided over … [read full article]

Sprint Parodies T-Mobile Ad Campaign, Promptly Pulls Ad After Trans-Gender Group Complains

If by some odd chance you didn’t already know that Sprint wasn’t exactly a fan of the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger, perhaps this ad will show you they aren’t. This Satirical ad which is clearly a take off of the Carly ad campaign features a shady businessman with a cigar wearing an awfully familiar pink dress. “No matter how you dress it up, this takeover is bad for consumers and the economy. … [read full article]

Public Knowledge Uses TmoNews Poll As Consumer Voice

Didn’t think anyone would listen to our poll regarding your thoughts on the AT&T/T-Mobile deal? Our new friends at PublicKnowledge.org thought otherwise using the TmoNews poll inside their Presidents Gigi Sohn’s opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust. You’ll definitely want to start paying attention around the 1:50 mark. This poll was designed to show that consumers with emphasis on the T-Mobile consumer have a voice and need to be heard. Special thanks … [read full article]