Archive | March, 2012

Buy One, Get One Sale Going On Over At Costco For Galaxy S Blaze 4G

If you’re looking to score that $69.99 Galaxy S Blaze 4G deal going on at Costco right now, we’ve got one more reason to entice you to head on down to your local store right away. We’ve gotten word a few days late (and complicated by our inability to post anything this weekend), but with enough time to give you the rest of the day to take advantage of a Galaxy … [read full article]

Mini Editorial: T-Mobile, Stop Attacking The iPhone On Slow Web Speeds?

Has T-Mobile’s next marketing salvo against the iPhone already begun? With both a tweet under their belt as well a captured image(s) of an advertisement running on IntoMobile, T-Mobile is attacking the slow internet speeds of the iPhone. You can be anti-iPhone, pro-Android or somewhere in-between and loving Windows Phone, but I’m really quite tired of T-Mobile attacking the iPhone. Why does the T-Mobile marketing team insist on attacking the one device … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Web Censorship Tool Accidentally Blocking Sites Not Containing Adult Material

T-Mobile’s Web Guard filter is designed to help “restrict access to adult web content on your family’s T-Mobile phones.” Sounds simple enough right? Well, according to the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), sometimes the blocking tool works a little better than it should. T-Mobile says Web Guard should restrict access for content that falls under 12 different adult categories, including alcohol, pornography, and suicide. During OONI’s testing, a number of unexpected sites … [read full article]

T-Mobile Readying Premium Handset Protection For Monthly 4G Handsets?

Chalk this up firmly in the rumor category as we’ve received two images straight from training programs for T-Mobile employees indicating Premium Handset Protection (PHP) may soon arrive for Monthly 4G devices. We don’t have any idea when or if PHP will actually arrive for Monthly 4G devices however, given the appearance in employee training, we have to assume T-Mobile is at least considering launching the feature. Coming in at $7.00 … [read full article]

The FCC Hits Back At AT&T, Reminds Us They Would Have Cut Jobs No Matter What

After AT&T’s tactless attack on the FCC this morning all but accused them of grossly misjudging the fortunes of T-Mobile, the FCC has fired back with their own brief statement. In a short period of time, T-Mobile has re-emerged as a vibrant competitor in the mobile marketplace. Competition benefits all wireless consumers. The bottom line is that AT&T’s proposal to acquire a major competitor was unprecedented in scope and the company’s own … [read full article]

AT&T Points Fingers At FCC After T-Mobile Layoff Announcements

I’m a little both shocked at the way AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs is handling the T-Mobile call center announcement. Someone should tell this man using layoffs to point fingers at the FCC and all but accuse them of being responsible blows my mind. Lecturing the FCC by acting like everyone involved are schoolchildren reeks of amateur hour. This guy needs a wake up call in humility. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Employees Wake Up And React To Call Center Closings

News that T-Mobile announced the closing of seven separate call centers around the country has sent shockwaves through the Magenta community. As the cloud of AT&T has finally started to pass, once again employees are gripped by fear over job security. While there is an argument to be made that these cuts were necessary for the overall health and longevity of the company, that doesn’t make the news any easier to hear. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces The Closing Of Seven Call Centers Around The Country

There are stories I hate writing and there are stories I REALLY hate writing, this goes beyond either of those as T-Mobile (internally I might add, though it’s bound to become public anyway as employees find out) announces they are closing down 7 of their 24 call centers. In a move that is likely to shore up finances the company will need to boost operations, close to 3300 employees will be out of … [read full article]

T-Mobile And Nokia See Strong Demand For Lumia 710

While Nokia still has a long long way to go before they can reach their earlier levels of success in the US, Lumia 710 sales on T-mobile is already providing numbers indicating Nokia is heading in the right direction. The Lumia 710, the first Lumia phone to launch in the US went on sale this past January for $49.99 and has been the highlight of a number of T-Mobile deals since launching. … [read full article]

New Samsung GT-i9300 Image Leaks Out, Is This Finally The Galaxy S III?

The Samsung Galaxy S III leak train continues yet again this week as the boys from PhoneArena received a photo claiming to be the Samsung GT-i9300. Given that the GT-i9100 is the Samsung Galaxy S II and the GT-i9250 is the Galaxy Nexus, it does make sense that the GT-i9300 could be the Galaxy S III. The image itself does have certain traits that line up with the Galaxy S series along … [read full article]