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T-Mobile Hit With NFC-Related Lawsuit Alleging Patent Violation

On Track Innovations has announced the filing of a lawsuit against T-Mobile USA alleging T-Mobile sells NFC-equipped smartphones that violate OTI’s patents. The lawsuit was filed in the Southern District of New York and claims T-Mobile infringes on OTI U.S. Patent No. 6,045,043. OTI did not say if it was seeking damages or a licensing agreement with T-Mobile USA. “We believe in the strength and value of our intellectual property and have the … [read full article]

(Update) PSA: Galaxy S II Owners Should Be On Watch For Unknown App Trying To Install

Update: The Verge has a pretty good breakdown about what’s going on. It doesn’t appear that OSJC was acting maliciously by trying to self-install as it was given the same App ID as one that was already in common with Samsung’s own email app — even though the Samsung App ID isn’t in the Google Play store, only on Samsung’s own ROM. The process for removing the app requires some Android hacking … [read full article]

T-Mobile Raising Price On Classic Unlimited 5GB and 10GB Data Features Beginning April 4th

Beginning April 4th, T-Mobile will increase the price of the Premium 5GB Promotional Bundles and Ultra – 10GB Promotional Bundles Classic data features by $5 per month. The currently available Classic 5GB and 10GB promotional bundles will be replaced with new plans and a $5 monthly rate increase. This price will not affect any customers who have added the 5GB or 10GB promotional bundles prior to April 4th. There is no change to … [read full article]

Buy One, Get One Sale Going On Over At Costco For Galaxy S Blaze 4G

If you’re looking to score that $69.99 Galaxy S Blaze 4G deal going on at Costco right now, we’ve got one more reason to entice you to head on down to your local store right away. We’ve gotten word a few days late (and complicated by our inability to post anything this weekend), but with enough time to give you the rest of the day to take advantage of a Galaxy … [read full article]

Mini Editorial: T-Mobile, Stop Attacking The iPhone On Slow Web Speeds?

Has T-Mobile’s next marketing salvo against the iPhone already begun? With both a tweet under their belt as well a captured image(s) of an advertisement running on IntoMobile, T-Mobile is attacking the slow internet speeds of the iPhone. You can be anti-iPhone, pro-Android or somewhere in-between and loving Windows Phone, but I’m really quite tired of T-Mobile attacking the iPhone. Why does the T-Mobile marketing team insist on attacking the one device … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Web Censorship Tool Accidentally Blocking Sites Not Containing Adult Material

T-Mobile’s Web Guard filter is designed to help “restrict access to adult web content on your family’s T-Mobile phones.” Sounds simple enough right? Well, according to the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), sometimes the blocking tool works a little better than it should. T-Mobile says Web Guard should restrict access for content that falls under 12 different adult categories, including alcohol, pornography, and suicide. During OONI’s testing, a number of unexpected sites … [read full article]

T-Mobile Readying Premium Handset Protection For Monthly 4G Handsets?

Chalk this up firmly in the rumor category as we’ve received two images straight from training programs for T-Mobile employees indicating Premium Handset Protection (PHP) may soon arrive for Monthly 4G devices. We don’t have any idea when or if PHP will actually arrive for Monthly 4G devices however, given the appearance in employee training, we have to assume T-Mobile is at least considering launching the feature. Coming in at $7.00 … [read full article]

The FCC Hits Back At AT&T, Reminds Us They Would Have Cut Jobs No Matter What

After AT&T’s tactless attack on the FCC this morning all but accused them of grossly misjudging the fortunes of T-Mobile, the FCC has fired back with their own brief statement. In a short period of time, T-Mobile has re-emerged as a vibrant competitor in the mobile marketplace. Competition benefits all wireless consumers. The bottom line is that AT&T’s proposal to acquire a major competitor was unprecedented in scope and the company’s own … [read full article]

AT&T Points Fingers At FCC After T-Mobile Layoff Announcements

I’m a little both shocked at the way AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs is handling the T-Mobile call center announcement. Someone should tell this man using layoffs to point fingers at the FCC and all but accuse them of being responsible blows my mind. Lecturing the FCC by acting like everyone involved are schoolchildren reeks of amateur hour. This guy needs a wake up call in humility. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Employees Wake Up And React To Call Center Closings

News that T-Mobile announced the closing of seven separate call centers around the country has sent shockwaves through the Magenta community. As the cloud of AT&T has finally started to pass, once again employees are gripped by fear over job security. While there is an argument to be made that these cuts were necessary for the overall health and longevity of the company, that doesn’t make the news any easier to hear. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces The Closing Of Seven Call Centers Around The Country

There are stories I hate writing and there are stories I REALLY hate writing, this goes beyond either of those as T-Mobile (internally I might add, though it’s bound to become public anyway as employees find out) announces they are closing down 7 of their 24 call centers. In a move that is likely to shore up finances the company will need to boost operations, close to 3300 employees will be out of … [read full article]

T-Mobile And Nokia See Strong Demand For Lumia 710

While Nokia still has a long long way to go before they can reach their earlier levels of success in the US, Lumia 710 sales on T-mobile is already providing numbers indicating Nokia is heading in the right direction. The Lumia 710, the first Lumia phone to launch in the US went on sale this past January for $49.99 and has been the highlight of a number of T-Mobile deals since launching. … [read full article]