Archive | July, 2008

Shadow Users Getting Better Batteries

For Shadow users that have been getting poor performance from their batteries, some relief has finally come. Starting on July 28th, T-mobile plans to offer new batteries to Shadow users, free of charge, upon request. All you have to do is call in to Customer Care and request an extended battery for your Shadow. The catch? The new battery is larger, and requires a new back cover which creates a “hump” on the … [read full article]

FCC Reveals GSM HTC Touch Pro

On July 25th, the FCC passed the HTC Raphael, also known as the HTC Touch Pro. We can tell very little about the phone from the limited information released by the FCC (HTC requested much of it be kept confidential) however we can see that the Touch Pro will have Quad-Band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and WiFi. Simply put, this means that the (850/950/1800/1900 MHz) which the Raphael will support can work on both … [read full article]

T-mobile USA aquires $98 million in spectrum from NextWave

T-mobile USA purchased over 65% or NextWave Wireless’s most recant sale of AWS Spectrum. Over $150 million of NextWave’s AWS (1700/2100 MHz) spectrum was sold, $98 million of which went to T-mobile U.S.A. while the rest was distributed between Atlantic Wireless, ACS Wireless, and MetroPCS. Back in 2006, T-mobile U.S.A., with the help of Deutsche Telekom, spent roughly $4.2 Billion to purchase AWS Spectrum across the United States. This most recent purchase from … [read full article]

Featured add-on of the week: YouMail

Every Wednesday TmoNews will feature a free add on, which is aimed to make our readers lives easier and more efficient. This week’s feature is YouMail. We rarely hear complaints about T-mobile’s voicemail system, but a step up can’t hurt right? YouMail provides users with many cool features that T-mobile’s regular voicemail does not. Here is how it works: You set your phone to forward unanswered calls to YouMail Optional … [read full article]

T-mobile "fights back" against ETF evaders…

Well not really, consumerist in its usual grand form got a little info from a reader as to who exactly can qualify for this get out of jail free card. Two little rules and we will call them “flimsy” at best to steal consumerists verbage. 1. Can’t have unlimited messaging bundle on your account within the past 3 months 2. Has to have been charged for text messages during the past 3 months I know this … [read full article]

Rokr Users Get Software Update

A mere two weeks after the release of the Motorola Rokr e8, users are already receiving software updates. This over-the-air (OTA) update will begin being sent out today, July 21st. Either T-mobile is doing their best to give customers the best phones and software possible, or they received so many complaints about the Rokr in the last 2 weeks that they were forced to release an update. Either way, we’re guessing you probably … [read full article]

Details emerge on T-mobile's plans for the remainder of 2008, and we like em!

Users that have been getting antsy about the T-mobile phone selection have been told that we are experiencing the quiet before the storm. Well as we get nearer to October, the storm is approaching and the news is rolling in. First and foremost, a follow up on this article we posted on July 5th is in order. Over the next few days, after the rumors passed around the internet, we got … [read full article]

Nokia 7510 Supernova coming to T-mobile USA

Well this one is out of left field, but you can’t really complain about a phone that is called the Supernova. Wait, yeah we can! Where is the 3G or UMA?! We can expect this to be another Nokia music phone, marketed toward the young, hip-type that love funky phones. Talk about an iPhone killer…the Supernova sports a 2 megapixel (VGA Video…not bad!), 6 hours of talk time, quadband EDGE, FM Radio, and … [read full article]

Parents rejoice and teens cringe as T-mobile prepares to launch new minute allowance services

We’ve been hearing a lot whispers of some kind of new Minute Allowance feature with T-mobile, but thanks to our faithful tipsters we can safely say that teens around the US are not excited for July 30th. From what we are hearing, minute allowance is designed to keep families connected, and overages down. Parents will be able to control minute usage, costs, and more, via both and their T-zones portal on their … [read full article]

Nokia 1608 to release on July 21st, T-mobile customers cry

We have been asking for some high end devices, and look what we get! We know, we know, your asking why we would post something this trivial and unimportant. Well we’ve gotten in a lot of tips today, and we’re happy to say that this is definitely the most unexciting. For those five or six tech-savvy readers that are actually interested in this device, it will be released for prepaid only, so it … [read full article]