Archive | June, 2011

T-Mobile Announces 7 Additional HSPA+ Cities

Hidden inside the press release of the myTouch 4G Slide announced this morning is the addition of 7 cities to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. A very big welcome to: Barnstable, Massachusetts Chico, California Lancaster, Pennsylvania Ogden, Utah, Redding, California Vineland, New Jersey Winchester, Virginia Welcome to the HSPA+ family friends! With the addition of these markets T-Mobile’s 4G network now reaches 190 markets and over 200 million people!  

T-Mobile Takes Easy Second Place In PCMag’s Fastest Mobile Network 2011 Contest

T-Mobile’s 4G network claim right now remains the nation’s largest 4G network while Verizon’s claims the fastest. The results of PCMag’s nationwide mobile speed test support the claim that Verizon is indeed the fastest against T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 21Mbps network but T-Mobile holds second place down like a boss. With the obvious mention that this test might have had different results should T-Mobile have a larger network of HSPA+ 42Mbps along with the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Launches 4G Payday, Win Up To $4000 Daily And A Chance To Win An Audi

T-Mobile USA is launching an exclusive free SMS-based mobile trivia game with chances to win up to $4000 in daily cash prizes and a chance to win an Audi Q5 vehicle. The goal of the game is to be able to correctly answer the most consecutive questions within a given hour. Eligible customers can participate in as many as three games each day. The player with the most consecutive answers in a single … [read full article]

Samsung T989 Receives Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Approval…Is This The Samsung Hercules?

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news regarding the Samsung Hercules so we’re happy to bring you a Hercules story tonight. The Samsung T989 just received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification and we have reason to believe that the T989 may be the upcoming Samsung Hercules. We’re not going to find any new information on the Hercules through these certifications but their recent filing dates gives us hope that the … [read full article]

Democratic Supporters Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Received Campaign Donations From AT&T

Will it come to anyone’s surprise that of the 72 Democratic lawmakers that sent a letter to the FCC and Justice department supporting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger that 66 of those lawmakers received campaign contributions from AT&T. Totaling over $500,000 in contributions most of the donations came from political action committees associated with AT&T, who remains the single-largest corporate donor to Congressional members over the last two decades. Want to know how widespread … [read full article]

LG Hopes To Release G2x Gingerbread Information In A Few Days

LG has continued to stick to it’s message of working fast and furious to push out a T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread update that contains various bug fixes. The problem is right now their message is something along the lines of “we know you are frustrated and we’re understanding so we hope to have some information to tell you soon.” What’s soon? Is it two days or two weeks as it’s already … [read full article]

T-Mobile Dealers Don’t See A Future With AT&T, Worried About Post-Merger State

One group of folks expecting bad news come the passing of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger are the third party dealers amongst a Wall Street Journal reports that 9200 AT&T and T-Mobile stores exist nationwide with around 41% of AT&T stores having a T-Mobile store within one mile. AT&T has unsurprisingly said that a portion of their cost savings will come from “rationalizing real chains, advertising and back-office systems are a big part of … [read full article]

Chicago Users Experiencing Data Outage Due To Power Outage?

Chicago-area T-Mobile users just waking up are alerting us of a data outage currently underway in the Chicago area due to power outages. We’ve independently confirmed potential data and voice troubles through unofficial channels and are waiting to learn more details. Early morning comments on the blog indicate the trouble has been ongoing for several hours. The problem is said to be somewhat limited to areas that have been without power due … [read full article]