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(Updated) T-Mobile Announces Black Friday BOGO Promotion

Update: Since there seems to be quite a bit of confusion regarding the T-Mobile statement below, I’ve asked for and received clarification which does indeed state BOTH lines must be eligible to upgrade.  The statement follows: The promotion is available on all T-Mobile family plans, including legacy and Even More, for new customers who activate two or more lines. Existing T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the BOGO but they will need to add … [read full article]

Sprint Claims To Be Only “True” 4G Network, They Also Have Big Pipes

If Sprint was hoping to steer the conversation back in their direction with this, the latest entrance in the “4G” argument, they should have tried harder.  This video, which offers up a mini-tutorial on how Sprint 4G works as well as some digs at the competition, effectively does neither very well.  All I learned from this video is that Sprint apparently has a larger pipe than everyone else. Claiming that “other carriers might claim to have … [read full article]

WalMart Offering $100 Gift Cards With Smartphone Purchases Through November 25th

Walmart is certainly stepping up their pre-Black Friday offerings in the wireless game with a $100 Walmart gift card now through November 25th.  The best part is that it qualifies for BOTH new customers as well as qualifying upgrades!  So what phones qualify you ask?  Adding a new line to a family plan will qualify and, of course, works online and in store.  If you’ve been looking to grab another phone in the next week, … [read full article]

Target Selling G2 For $49.99 For “Pre” Black Friday Deal

It looks like the T-Mobile partnership with Target is finally paying off, at least if you are looking to grab a new line and a T-Mobile G2 for the low price of $49. Running through November 24th, you can grab a T-Mobile G2 for the aforementioned price of $49.99 with a new 2-year agreement and a $30 data plan.  Not a bad deal if you’ve been eyeing one of these and are looking … [read full article]

Dell Venue Pro Delayed, Will Launch With Bigger Fanfare?

Wherefore art thou Dell Venue Pro?  Well, according to the folks at Dell who released a statement around 5:30 this afternoon, they are “currently ramping up production”.  They say it’s because they want to introduce the Dell Venue Pro on a “bigger scale.”  Earlier intel had suggested a November 15th launch, a week after the phone formally launched in Microsoft stores.  We have to wonder though.   Were the recently reported Wi-Fi … [read full article]

T-Mobile HSPA+ Really Fast Says Root Metrics

T-Mobile has been saying that its 4G HSPA+ network will boost speeds across the board regardless of whether or not the phone is capable of the full speed.  So Wireless testing firm Root Metrics decided to put that to the test and found that the speed boost indeed was noticeable across the board no matter which device.  In a sample of six markets, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland and Orange County, California T-Mobile … [read full article]

Win A myTouch4G, Dell Mini 10 4G, G2 Or Rocket 4G Data Stick

T-Mobile is looking for some help celebrating the nation’s largest 4G network by giving stuff away.  Nothing says “help us celebrate” better than free stuff!  In this case, the “stuff” is a Grand Prize of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 4G with three free months of service!  The First Place winner will take home a myTouch4G with three free months of service!  The Second Place winners will have a chance at winning one of … [read full article]

Verizon Claims Fastest 4G Network; How Should T-Mobile Respond?

Well, what do we have here?  It’s another entry into the “4G” war by big red Verizon herself.  The above image, via Twitter, shows that Verizon is ready to tackle the 4G issue and formally enter the 4G war.  This time the ad hits AT&T where Verizon has enjoyed hitting them in the past, their 3G network.  Anyone remember the “There is a map for that” ad campaign?  While T-Mobile has enjoyed the … [read full article]

HTC HD7, A TmoNews Review

As some of you may know, I, along with David and Kickstar, picked up our very own Windows Phone 7 devices last week.  We became, essentially, the early adopters of this platform, just like many of you were early adopters of Android with the G1.  With little else to go on than a few short and opinionated reviews, we jumped on, hoping for something new and exciting.  Personally, I picked up the HD7, and these … [read full article]

T-Mobile Drops Official Statement On Even More Plus Availability

On Sunday there was a simple but surprisingly odd revelation that T-Mobile no longer offered the Even More Plus plans through T-Mobile.com.  In the past few days we’ve managed to pick up on quite a few theories, both public and private, about what brought about this change.  Well, T-Mobile has released official word regarding this and, while we are taking it at face value, we can’t but ask if this isn’t just a pre-cursor … [read full article]

“New And Improved” TmoNews

You might notice a new look around TmoNews this morning and, of course, you aren’t dreaming.  We did a little work on the site last night. We’ve cleaned up a little and, hopefully, you like what you see.  It is very very much a work in progress as I still hope to change, adopt and experiment with new features in the coming weeks and months. Most important though is the addition of the Disqus comment … [read full article]