South Floridians, Do You Want To Meet Carly This Weekend?

Hello South Florida, T-Mobile just dropped a fun piece of info in my mailbox as they prepare to celebrate the opening of their 1,000th T-Mobile Premium Retailer Location in Pompano Beach, Florida. T-Mobile is kicking off the official grand opening celebration of this location with giveaways, and an appearance from the one and only Carly Foulkes, who will sign autographs and take pictures. The event takes place between 11am – 3pm and I’ve been told Carly should make her appearance around 1pm. Yours truly will be attending just to catch a glimpse of all the action and maybe grab a few fun shots for the blog. I’ll be signing autographs too, seriously. My autograph isn’t worth anything, but I’ll sign something all the same. Don’t laugh, I’m kidding.


  • Pompano Beach T-Mobile Store
  • 295 South Pompano Parkway
  • Pompano Beach, FL 33069


  • Saturday, June 2, 2012; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  ET

If anyone wants to say hello, let me know what time you’re going down!


Full Press Release:

T-Mobile USA Opens 1,000th T-Mobile Premium Retailer Store

Milestone branded retailer location to serve customers in Miami area

BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 22, 2012 Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced a new company milestone — the opening of its 1,000th T-Mobile Premium Retailer (TPR) store, located in Pompano Beach, Fla. Providing customers with the same look and feel of a T-Mobile company store, TPR stores are owned and operated by third-party experts in wireless services and align with the company’s commitment to provide the best customer experience possible.

The Pompano Beach store, which is owned and operated by Catcorp Inc., will host an official grand opening celebration on June 2. Based in Tulsa, Okla., Catcorp has been a T-Mobile branded retailer since 2009 and operates 38 additional stores in the Miami, Atlanta, Tulsa, Wichita, Kan., and Springfield, Mo., markets.

The TPR program is one of T-Mobile’s highest-caliber, branded retailer programs and provides customers with a seamless shopping experience, offering them the same quality level of products and service as company-owned locations.

“Our TPR program has been a huge success for the company and our branded retailers and customers alike — reaching this 1,000th store milestone is an impressive moment,” said Mike Sentowski, vice president of national dealer programs for T?Mobile USA. “We’ve seen great momentum, and in just the past 18 months alone, the program has grown approximately 120 percent, demonstrating the strong relationships and commitment between T-Mobile and our branded retailers.”

This newest TPR location will offer Pompano Beach-area customers innovative products running on America’s Largest 4G Network® combined with a best-in-class retail experience. The store features the company’s new global design format, created to help simplify the consumer retail experience and make it more personal for each customer.

“Through the unparalleled support and training we receive from T-Mobile and the cache of their brand, along with their innovative products and nationwide 4G network, our business relationship has proven to be a model that works,” said Carl Ducato, president, Catcorp. “We look forward to continuing to grow our business with T-Mobile and providing customers high-quality products and customer service.”

T-Mobile’s TPR program began in late 2007 and has been a great asset to the company’s branded distribution strategy. Currently, T-Mobile has a nationwide branded presence through approximately 2,000 company-owned and 1,000 TPR stores. T-Mobile will continue its expansion in 2012, with plans to open more than 350 retail locations, in both company-owned and branded retailer formats, as well as continuing to provide customers with new and exciting products.

About Catcorp

Headquartered in Tulsa, Catcorp is a Premium Retailer for T-Mobile USA. Catcorp owns and operates 38 retail stores in Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Catcorp’s management team is led by seasoned experts who have more than 10 years in the wireless industry. For more information, visit

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the first quarter of 2012, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.4 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit


  • AnthonyRyan89

    Well david i’ll be there this saturday meet carly and get an autograph as well from her and you  !

    • onicerberus

      I’m around the corner from that location meet you there as well .

  • I didn’t know you lived in South Florida Dave. I lived in West Palm for 2 years but now I’m in Tallahassee. Sucks I won’t get to meet Carly :(

  • Johntho21

    Carly.. I don’t understand why celebrate the opening of the 1000 store when half of the 33 Million customers about to leave T-Mobile for Cricket….. LMFAO

  • MOTH477

    This would have been even more exciting if at the same time they announced the S3

  • June22nd

    So while cricket is announcing the iPhone, T-Mobile is busy getting Carly in stores. The challenger strategy is in full swing.

    • Taron19119

      Yes a sad day for t-mobile

    • Screw the iPhone.

    • Mloudt

      yea buddy I saw that to on another site. it’s funny how david beren loves the i-phone but he never posts articles about how smaller regional carriers work a deal to get it. c-spire got the i-phone end of last year and a bunch of very small regional carriers got the i-phone last month. cricket is getting it on june 22 and they paid around 900million to get 2million handsets over a 2yr span. so it does make you wonder wtf is up with tmo usa and apple////? however I did read that cricket is only selling it in limited markets due to their limited coverage and certain spectrum. so I do believe part of tmo usa and apple’s problem is offering the i-phone due to a  special chip needed for tmo usa bands as previously reported. remember cricket is only offered in about 35 states or a few more but with their sprint roaming agreement their able to provide service nationwide. i’m not a sheep or a fan boy but if tmo usa can get this deal or one that costs a little more between 1billion and 1billion and a half then they should take it. just don’t take a sprint deal it’s not worth it.

      • This isn’t news-worthy in a T-Mobile sense. The idea that Cricket rode the coattails of Sprint to get the iPhone on their network is news-worthy but I don’t feel its warranted here. I’m not going to post every bit of iPhone news here as it relates to carriers other than T-Mobile just because I can spin an article. Cricket isn’t even using the device on their 1700 bands, just the 1900 bands they roam on Sprint. If they WERE doing it on 1700, THAT would be newsworthy for reasons that I shouldn’t need to explain.

        • Chase

             I REALLY REALLY Enjoy the site you have here, I’m actually temped to go 30min south to Pompano just to meet you and shake your hand ( unless you where joking about being there ;) ) but I gotta say why the heck do you even bother with these guys always crying about you not posting something or arguing about something you posted.. It will never end w them. I guess you cant please them all. I am a T-Mobile customer and I want you to know your site is PERFECT the way it is. You rock brother, thanks for everything you do.
          PBG, FL 

          *PS: still checking your site every hour to see if more g3 news drops ;)

  • steveb944

    Tempting, for the giveaways but I may have to work early and miss out.

    Make sure to report back on how it went

  • exihibterman

    Hey dave ill be down there about 1pm to.
    Take some pictures and get autographs will they be given
    any freebies out? Like new galaxy nexus?

  • Matb321

    Who cares.Its not like shes a celebrity.Its like meeting the cha ching guy from the old rallies commercials…lame…

    • FILA

      you mean Seth Green. Hes a little more popular then Carly. 


    Carly?  YUMM!!!!

  • Youngt82

    Hey David, while your there please find out when the GS3 and Note will be available:) Thanks

  • Youngt82

    Hey David, while your there please find out when the GS3 and Note will be available:) Thanks

    • DId you see the posts where I leaked the currently rumored release dates?

      • Nich

        What about that Exhibit 2 update?  No one seems to have gotten it and when I contacted Tmobile today, they knew nothing about it.  Is it supposed to come automatically? If so, when?  If not, what are we supposed to do?  I see in Settings, it says software firmware.  I think your original article said this was going on thru June 15 so just concerned what happens after that date?  Ive noticed other people on the forums who were hoping this would maybe solve some of the Exhibit 2 problems also havent gotten any updates or responses from Tmo reps.

  • Trust me Carly, South Florida is not worthy.

  • Trust me Carly, South Florida is not worthy.

  • Udubb

    Naw, my girl is hotter than Carly. 

  • UMPRHonorsGrad

    So these stores look like Tmobile stores but aren’t.  Not sure I like the sound of that.  Please tell Carly that I don’t understand why she keeps telling me on TV that I can sync music wirelessly on Tmobiles HTC One S…I can do that on other phones on other networks so maybe tell us what makes Tmobile special? Different?  Will the marketing dept ever get its act straight?

  • Juicebox

    Nooooooooooooooooo! Florida is probably infected with a zombie producing virus, currently in incubation! Save Carly and isolate Racoon City….erm…Miami..

  • StonersLane

    Yes, I wanna tell to start looking for a new gig. I have a feeling T-Mobile is gonna give her the herpes and kick her to the curb. I’m sayin’

  • Frigadroid

    Lol meet Carly, that must be awkward for her to be bum rushed by a group of adolescent phone tech geeks. I hope she has germ x handy if I’m going to shake her hand.
    I must admit I do like the commercial where she blows by the guy on the old bike. Funny because it reminds me of my self tooling along below the speed limit enjoying the scenery on my antique honda. I think it’s the best spot by tmo since the apple vs windows spoof.

  • Guest

    I wonder if she’s going to stop in at the T-Mobile call center located down the street that is closing on June 22. There are 300 employees like me that may want to say goodbye.