Tag Archives: Samsung Vibrant

[Updated] First Vibrant Update Surfaces, GPS Issues Fixed?

UPDATE: After getting Kies to finally work, I got the J15 update installed on my Vibrant. So far, I’ve noticed the GPS locks in less than 10 seconds, so it looks like we’ve finally got a true GPS fix! UPDATE 2: Looks like Samsung has pulled the update from Kies for some reason! UPDATE 3: T-Mobile has advised against installing the update from Kies because of some “known issues”. Magenta states that an over the air … [read full article]

Is It Possible? Is UMA Finally Coming To The Android Platform On T-Mobile?

The last couple of weeks have seen us discuss both on the blog and in our forums the lack of Android and UMA or Wi-Fi calling services and our desire to see it come to Magenta.  We’ve seen our hopes rise with the introduction of a Kineto Wireless service that is capable of bringing UMA to Android as demonstrated on a Samsung Vibrant.  Nothing gives me more hope than the following images that … [read full article]

Samsung Says They Are Working On A Vibrant GPS Fix, In Other News The Sky Is Blue

While I’m almost positive this will incite a mini revolt against Samsung, they have stated that GPS improvements are coming to “other carrier partners” just moments after they released the fix for the AT&T Samsung Captivate. I can’t, for the life of me understand why these updates would not be doled out together but hey, I’m just a lowly blogger with a minimal understanding of these things. However, it’s a little aggravating to … [read full article]

(UPDATED) G2 and Vibrant Comparison

Here we go, what will surely be the two best (Android) phones for a little while (still waiting for that MyTouch HD huh?) go head to head in a good ol’ comparison sheet.  As we told you before, the pricing will probably be the same for both, so that may not sway your opinion.  The biggest differences to note are the presence of a keyboard and whether you want stock Android.  If you … [read full article]

New Buy One Get One Free Sale Starts Today

How I love the smell of Buy One Get One in the morning. As promised today starts the next iteration of the T-Mobile smartphone/messaging phone Buy One Get One free sale. This time the sale will run from September 8th through November 2nd thought lets be honest, its likely this will be extended through the rest of the holiday season or something very similar will run. The biggest difference between this BOGO and … [read full article]

Billshrink Shows The True Cost Of Ownership For Galaxy S Phones

When considering a cell phone carrier these days, the lines are often blurred between saving money and picking the best cell phone.  Well, thankfully, BillShrink is working on this for us and has broken down the cost of ownership between all four carriers when owning the respective Galaxy S device.  T-Mobile often comes out ahead in these head-to-head matches.  In this particular instance of the comparison, T-Mobile actually ends up tied on the … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Offer Smartphone BOGO Again, Now With The Vibrant

T-Mobile has been on a roll this year with offering BOGO promotions again and again, and guess what?  Magenta has decided to offer yet another Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) promotion for what seems the millionth time now.  Beginning September 8th through November 2nd, Magenta will be offering postpaid customers and fully eligible upgrade customers who activate or extend a 2-year contract agreement with a qualifying web/messaging feature a second smartphone/messaging phone for … [read full article]

David’s Take On The Samsung Vibrant

Let there be no question that I had hoped to have this review up for your viewing pleasure two weeks ago.  Unfortunately, I just didn’t have the time to write down proper thoughts regarding the Samsung Vibrant.  We have heard your thoughts though! There is no question that this is T-Mobile’s top of the line smartphone.  The Galaxy S needs little introduction and I won’t bore you with pictures of the back of … [read full article]

(UPDATE) T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant $0.01

If you’ve been on the fence with the Samsung Vibrant, its time to rethink that decision, as Magenta is currently running a one-day only sale for the Vibrant. The Samsung Vibrant is on sale, as a web only exclusive on T-Mobile.com for the low price of $99, today only! (Grab the Vibrant for 1 cent, 1 cent people.) The usual standard stuff applies, such as a new 2-year agreement etc. But in all honestly, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says Samsung GPS Fix Coming In September

T-Mobile released a short internal statement (Check out Engadgetmobile for the same story, different pic) to the front lines acknowledging that a fix to the Samsung Vibrant GPS issue was indeed forthcoming sometime in September. This isn’t really news however as Samsung already said as much being significantly more proactive than they were with the Behold 2. Still, it’s nice to see that T-Mobile is being proactive as well … [read full article]