Open Comment Friday!


Its that time again, the time that you may feel the freedom to think out loud, off topic and make absolutely no sense whatsoever and nobody cares. Dramatic enough for you? Good, its open comment Friday time and a happy Good Friday to all my celebratory readers! After a brief respite from the world of blogging, I came back to a big big week of news. One of the bigger happenings was of course, the release date calendar leak showing a few special and highly anticipated devices and when exactly we can expect to see them on store shelves! Two other big announcements or should I say expected announcements come in the form of T-mobile preparing to announce new rate plan changes on April 15th along with another “private launch event” scheduled to happen April 21st. We’re still not seeing a tie between these two dates but you never know, (conspiracy theorists unite!) Of course, one of the hopeful April 21 announcements is the expectation of another Android phone launch and we’re hoping that if true, they pick some better names! Blackberry 8900 fans aren’t forgotten either, with an unexpected but definitely appreciated $50 dollar price drop hopefully clearing the way for at least a few of you who were on the fence on this one. As always, 3G news is welcome by all and this week didn’t disappoint, with a leaked memo showing T-mobile plans for 2009 and cities/markets that can expect 3G coverage by the end of the year. Fret not if your city didn’t make the list, there are plenty of “more/many more’s” on this list to give hope to those who didn’t quite see their town on the launching pad. Last but not least of the weeks important news was the screen shot show the anticipated Sidekick LX09 popping up in T-mobile’s inventory system in not one but two colors.

While not all of the weeks news, these are the most notable stories of the week but now the comment section is open to the readers. Discuss the above topics, those not mentioned or just feel free to discuss anything and everything T-mobile. Go!


  • mingkee

    I am the first!
    but there’ll be an interesting event next week, and how about the new mysterious announcement?
    I guess there’ll be G2, Touch Pro 2, HTC Captain, and SK PV300 announcement, as well as MyFaves 2.0

  • mike

    What up tmonews I love this site I go on it everyday. I seen that ct finally gonna get 3g I can’t wait I have the g1 and I love this fone I was gonna wait to c wut the other android fones to come out but I couldn’t wait lmao but keep up the good work tmonews

  • WazzuKirk

    I really hope the announcement is for the Touch Pro 2…that phone is sick!!

  • Matthew

    I’m really interested in what the new rate plans are going to be!
    I also can’t wait for the release of the Touch Pro 2. I actually switched to Sprint so i could use the Touch Pro, but as soon as T-Mobile gets the new one, I am out! MyFaves 2.0? Heard about it but I don’t know what it is.

  • chuck

    I really hope this “launch event” includes an announcement concerning when the HTC Magic (whatever its U.S. name will be) will appear in this country. It really looks like the much-needed improvement to the G1, and a worthy competitor to the iphone.

  • Philip

    I just wish they’d tease us with the BB Driftwood…

    and then release it this year.

  • J

    Here is my groan. You guys just can’t imagine how a freaking bird can hold up a 3G launch. We are trying to build 3G sites, but Osprey’s have nests on the towers. You can’t touch them. Stupid birds.

  • Rommel

    Hoping they will launch that sony in june.

  • waiting impatiently for a 3g BB

  • AT&T-Mobile

    just a quick poll:

    whos on tmobile right now and plans to switch to at&t for an iphone, verizon for a bb storm 2, or sprint for a pre?

    now im not hating on tmo…but just curious on what tmo customers plan to do in the future…

  • tmoguy

    hey! found out about new plan changes! enjoy
    Individual Plans

    * We’re adding unlimited mobile to mobile on all single line plans at $49.99 and higher, at no additional cost.

    Family Plans

    * We’re launching a new promotional myFaves plan for $89.99 that includes 1800 minutes, unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited mobile to mobile and my Faves.
    * We’re adding 500 additional minutes to the $99.99 and $129.99 FamilyTime Plans at no extra cost.
    * For the $119.99 and $149.99 myFaves for families plans, we are adding 500 minutes, and we are lowering their prices by $10.

    Family Allowance change
    The introductory period for Family Allowances is now ending, and we are now changing the price to $4.99 per month per account for new customers. T-Mobile charges $4.99 per account whereas Verizon charges $4.99 per line, which can add up quickly. The Enterprise SOC price is also being updated from $20 per month to $49.99 per month

  • tmoguy

    these plans will be effective april 15th!

  • RS

    I will most likely switch to at&t this summer or fall. The reason is I travel alot so I need music, videos, movies, games, news with a fun gui and iphone is the only convenient one that comes close. I have the tmo curve, ipod, and my laptop as dvd player. I have to carry differnt chargers…its annoying. . I think I have outgrown tmobile, I need a tech savy phone. If tmobile brings out a phone that has a similar library as itunes, I may stay but the chances are slim. I will wait it out, if tmobile doesnt bring some by late summer or fall, i’m switching to the iphone.

  • D-MOB

    the i phone can be unlocked and used for the t-mobile network. that way you can have the benefit of the i-phone and the amazing prices of t-mobile.

  • mingkee

    as long as I am allowed to use phone as modem, and keep truly unlimited (use a few GBs a month), I’d not switch

  • Rommel

    Hahaha!-im glad att got there fiber optic line cut in cali!-witnesses saw five guys in magenta polos run from the scene.