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T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Network, Says Failed AT&T Deal “Paved Way” For LTE

T-Mobile USA CTO Neville Ray just announced the expansion of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network via a company blog post. T-Mobile’s 4G network will be available in Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, and Victoria, Tex; Bakersfield, CA; Eau Claire, Wis.; Joplin and St. Joseph, MO. Additionally, customers in Abilene, Amarillo, Bakersfield, Odessa, Port St. Lucie, and Victoria can experience the faster speeds offered by T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network with devices such as the recently announced [read full article]

T-Mobile Joins Rural Cellular Association, Boosts Reach Of Rural Carrier Group

T-Mobile USA has announced they are joining the Rural Cellular Association and becoming the latest Tier 1 wireless carrier to join their ranks. The addition of T-Mobile to the RCA helps bolster the position of the organization as a counterweight to the CTIA, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The RCA welcomes T-Mobile less than a year after Sprint joined the RCA as an affiliate member. Sprint joined the RCA last April, after coming out … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HTC One S Makes Its Way To The FCC?

The FCC isn’t coming out and telling us exactly what the above device is, but as the boys at Engadget have noted, a T-Mobile friendly version of the HTC One S just passed through the FCC. This particular model comes equipped with a AWS 3G radio in addition to 850/1900 bands. There is some speculation that the PJ58100 is the One S for T-Mobile, not the device seen above, the PJ40100. The … [read full article]

T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman Clarifies Statements On Device Subsidies

There is little question that device subsidies are a hotbed of the US wireless industry with a variety set of viewpoints about their usefulness. One man who doesn’t see them as a beneficial part of the marketplace is T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman, who last week spoke out regarding device subsidies and the negative impact they have on the consumer and the market. While the comments we saw in our own post … [read full article]

Galaxy S Blaze 4G Available March 21st At Select Retail Stores, Nationwide March 28th

We’ve just been dropped a note via T-Mobile PR announcing Galaxy S Blaze 4G availability for March 21st at select retail stores. Nationwide availability via www.T-Mobile.com and all T-Mobile retail stores begins March 28th. No word on which stores will carry the device on March 21st — we’ll update this post if we can get a complete list. Exclusively from T-Mobile, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G is one of T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile Discontinues The Sidekick 4G, I Hope We See A Follow-Up Soon

We’re sad to report that the day has finally come for T-Mobile to retire the Sidekick 4G, the very first Android Sidekick cross-over to hit T-Mobile shelves. I first got a hands on the Sidekick 4G back in March of 2011 and loved the keyboard, and it remains one of my favorite pieces of QWERTY hardware in recent memory. First leaked in January of 2011, the Sidekick 4G brought the Sidekick … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Introduce Unlimited Calling To Any Mobile On April 4th, No Contract Required

I have to say, I’m thrilled to see T-Mobile add this to their current rate plan offerings and for such a good value. “Beginning April 4th, T-Mobile will offer Unlimited Any Mobile, a $10 per month subscriber-level feature that includes unlimited calling to any domestic mobile number, including Puerto Rico, regardless of carrier.” Love it. So why choose Unlimited Any Mobile? 1. No contracts required — Customers currently on rate plans with limited … [read full article]

Attending SXSW This Weekend? You Best Be Hitting Up This Bobsled Party!

Any TmoNews readers heading down to South by Southwest (SXSW) this weekend in Texas should keep an eye out for the Tweet House After Dark party presented by Bobsled. Running from 9pm to midnight on Saturday, March 10th — you can see live performances from Tony Lucca (The Voice) and Roem Baur (opening for Lucca). The party is happening at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop at 400 Nueces Street and we’ve got the … [read full article]

Rumor: HTC One X, One S Delayed Due To Chip Manufacturing Problems?

Let’s just make sure everyone has read the title and caught the word “RUMOR” in the front, because that’s exactly what this story is — rumor. According to SemiAccurate, TSMC is having trouble manufacturing 28nm chips, in fact they have gone as far as halting production in mid-February. It’s said (if this rumor is in fact, fact) production will not resume until at least the end of March. So what does this have … [read full article]

T-Mobile MobileLife Album Sweepstakes Offering Up Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S II Prizes

Are you worried about backing up your photos? Are you worried about losing all of your photos if you lose your phone? Well, fret not T-Mobile customers as the MobileLife Album sweepstakes hopes to (re)introduce you to T-Mobile’s MobileLife Album platform, not to mention a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S II or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. T-Mobile’s MobileLife Album will backup your photos and videos to a personal online … [read full article]

T-Mobile CMO Says Device Subsidies Need To Go, Not Likely To Happen

Speaking at the GeekWire Summit, T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman says carrier subsidies are hurting the industry. “It actually distorts what devices actually cost and it causes OEMs, carriers — everybody to compete on different playing fields, and I think it is really difficult, especially from a consumer perspective, because it causes consumers to devalue completely the hardware they are using…. It is amazing hardware, but it has become kind of throw away. … [read full article]

Huawei Prism Passes Through The FCC, We’ve Got The First Image

Hello there Huawei Prism and welcome through the hallowed halls of the FCC. With the certification papers now listed online, we’ve got one more piece of confirmation for an upcoming T-Mobile launch. Unfortunately, we still don’t know much about the Prism — known internally as the U8651 (Astro). What we do know is that supports HSPA connectivity on the 850/1700 and 1900 bands. Add in microSD support and a 1,400mAh battery … [read full article]