The long goodbye – by David Beren


This is a post I never wanted to write, never dreamed of writing and hoped would never come to pass. Alas, my time at the head of the site I founded some 5 years ago will come to end. My time at TmoNews has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Unfortunately, change is in the air and my position as the pre-eminent T-Mobile blogger along with it. I have loved working with you, my dear readers and friends, day in and day out for years. I’ve lived and breathed T-Mobile for the last 5 years, working on my honeymoon, trips around the country and everywhere in-between.

There’s nothing about leaving TmoNews that feels right and it’s like an extension of me will be left behind. It’s an emotional moment for me and saying goodbye to the site I’ve worked on for so long is hard. Still, I’ll have the memories of your interactions, emails, tweets, Carly (jokingly) punching me in the stomach and meeting all the fantastic T-Mobile execs and employees that make the company great.

TmoNews and by extension myself has had a relationship with T-Mobile that for years was a clear mixture of love and hate. Even so, I’ve met some of the best PR folks and company execs that I could hope to ever forge relationships with. There’s a passionate group running the company and,while the business model may change as the industry continues to shift, I hope to see those Magenta colors around for a long time after I say my goodbyes.

I’ll miss you all terribly and while I know it’s sappy to be emotional about a blog, this site has been my baby for so long I don’t know anything else. TmoNews has been a part of my life through my graduate degree, my wedding, the birth of my son and so many other personal memories that I’d have to create a separate post just to mention them all.

I hope you all continue to enjoy and love the site and its leadership, whoever that may be, moving forward. TmoNews is bigger than any one man and T-Mobile deserves your continued support. I mean come on, we need someone who will continue to watch out for the awesome one-liners from T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere!

I wish you all the very best of luck, mostly in life but also in your next smartphone selection and app download choices. Life is full of far too many trials and tribulations so be sure to remember…it’s just a phone.

As for what’s next, that’s a very good question and I wish I had a good answer but for the moment, I’m open to wherever the road takes me.

Farewell, my friends and all the best.

If you wish to follow me and my random collection of thoughts about the world, you can do so at:

Twitter: @davidj



  • MasonMathews

    You’ll be missed!

  • kalel33

    Finally they post it but still no word on what’s going to happen to the site.

    • thepanttherlady

      Email PhoneDog and ask. I did! Maybe the more emails they get the sooner someone will respond to us.

      • FuturePS4Gamer

        Wait so you don’t work for phonedog?

        • thepanttherlady

          No, I don’t.

  • Guest123

    Whoa! Wasn’t expecting this!

  • mreveryphone

    I will definitely miss you and your so informative post, not to mention those savy replies to non T-Mobile fan boys! Good luck in your future endeavors! *just typed this on 6 different T-Mobile phones just cause… Hence the name!*


    my tmo information friend. I want to thank you for all you have done to make me aware of all the t-mobile news. i wish you all the best

  • jbrizzy

    No wonder there hasn’t been that many posts lately. Even though I’ve only been reading for a good year. I have fallen in love with this site. David you are awesome and so is The Panther lady. I wish you all the best David. Sad you are leaving but nothing good lays forever. Good luck David. It was fun while it lasted

  • Anthony Domanico

    Godspeed, David.

  • eddydrizzle

    David, having you be in charge of this website has been awesome. You interacted with your readers more than anyone else from any tech website that I visited.
    I hope you do great with whatever you’re going to do next.
    I’ll be seeing you on Twitter!

  • Hopefully whoever takes over TmoNews will keep bringing awesome content like David did! He’ll be missed.

    • Aurizen

      is anyone taking over?

      • thepanttherlady

        According to David’s Twitter, yes but we don’t know who or when or anything else. Grrrrrr!!!!

        • Aurizen

          I’m gonna miss him he was awesome!. I truly wish him the best.

      • From what he said on Twitter it sounded like the site wasn’t going away, but that he was no longer part of Phonedog.

      • Stone Cold

        Phonedog LLC owns it.

  • whiteiphoneproblems

    Good luck and thanks for the great site!

  • sal

    My average day starts with reading news n then tmonews… awesome site bud !!!! So the site still gonna be up ?

  • Encino Stan

    David, Long time reader and big fan of your site. Good luck in your future endeavors and God bless you and your family. This site won’t be the same without you. (T-Mobile user since VoiceStream and Jamie Lee Curtis.)

  • Thank you for everything David.. You will be missed. I thank you for your efforts over the years and your unmatched efforts on keeping the community up to date on everything Tmobile ! Much love and much luck in your future endeavors

  • Take care, David. Good luck and thanks for your awesomeness!

  • Franklin919

    I know everyone has their time for a change, and wish the best for you.

  • Chris

    We will ALL miss you David!! Thank you for EVERYTHING you have done and all of the work you put into making T-Mo News Fantastic.. I wish you the best of luck, a healthy family and a great new Career..

  • myz06vette

    The founder of the site is leaving for.. “wherever the road takes me” ? Something is off here…

  • Chris

    This is terrible news! You wrote amazing articles and I loved participating in discussions with other people that were as T-Mobile/Cell Phone nerdy as me… Is the site going down? What’s going to happen to it? You’ll be missed and you now have a new twitter follower!

  • Mark

    Wait… what? Good luck, David, I’ll really miss you and the personal touch you brought to the blog (it was much more “David’s blog” than “corporate news site”), but where did this come from? Some here apparently picked up on it someplace.

    • thepanttherlady

      David made the announcement on his Twitter. PhoneDog finally posted this here today.

      • Mark

        OK, thanks… that makes sense. I had followed the “official” account but not his personal one.

  • besweeet

    Let’s just hope that PhoneDog doesn’t leave it to die.

  • ImHomeNow

    Tmobile bought out the site. They want to control every angle of their media exposure. BIG BUCKS!!!

    • thepanttherlady


    • randomnerd_number38

      I doubt you have a source, but I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re right. If PhoneDog wanted to install their own editor, why haven’t they said anything yet? Where is this new editor? You don’t do a hostile takeover of a blog and then sit silently for days. If they intended to keep this site going, they would’ve had someone ready to go. The signs all point to something shady, and I certainly wouldn’t put it past T-Mobile to go over David’s head and shut him down.

      Maybe just circumstantial too, but remember the hubbub about T-Mobile force-migrating grandfathered plans to (possibly discounted) Simple Choice plans as part of Phase 3? T-Mobile was very quiet about it, but some customers started to get letters, right? What if the reason that wasn’t a bigger thing is because the word started to get out about it so T-Mobile put the brakes on it and slowed it down, worried that because of the leak on TmoNews that they would have a harder time controlling the messaging behind it?

      My heart goes out to David. Thank you for the great blog, man. May you have great success in anything you do.

      • rfgenerator

        My best guess is that T-Mobile has not made any move against Tmonews, but rather simply that phonedog has decided to shutdown the site and any Tmobile news will appear on the main phonedog site, probably being written by someone being paid much less than David was.

        • thepanttherlady

          Just wish they’d tell us instead of leaving us hanging!

      • thepanttherlady

        Before the conspiracy theories start let’s think a little logically here.

        #1 We don’t know what transpired for this change to happen. David has been the heart of this blog for many years. This appears to be a sudden decision so there may have never been a Plan B for the what ifs.

        #2 When David tweeted the announcement even John Legere responded with surprise. We all know John to be pretty blunt and outspoken. I can’t imagine he’d emulate surprise at this if T-Mobile truly bought the blog. Is it possible? Yes. Likely? I don’t think so.

        • randomnerd_number38

          Good points, and I admit I hadn’t seen Legere’s response yet. I agree it’s not likely that T-Mobile is involved, but I do think it’s likely that David has been wronged in some way, and that bugs me.

        • thepanttherlady

          I think that’s the consensus we’re all feeling.

        • JB

          I think John should give David a job at T-Mobile! He’s arguably done more for T-Mobile than T-Mobile themselves. Lol

        • thepanttherlady

          Tweet him! You aren’t the first to suggest this and I think John actually responded yesterday.

        • JB

          Done! I know I and some others gave John a hard time about not inviting David to the very first UNcarrier event and he responded, so hopefully he listens to all of us that have tweeted him this time. :-P

        • 21stNow

          That’s just it-David did do a lot for T-Mobile. I think that David was more effective outside of T-Mobile than he could be inside T-Mobile. I’m not knocking T-Mobile, but David deserves better than that in my opinion. T-Mobile changes with the wind. While this gust is blowing in a better direction than the ones in the past, we still don’t know where T-Mobile US will end up in the near future.

          David has shown an entrepreneurship that would be stifled by a corporate structure. David has what it takes to make the big bucks. Unless John Legere wants to offer David the CEO job, I think that David would do better elsewhere.

        • JB

          Well when you put it that way… :-)

        • Stone Cold

          This has the PD media groups fingerprints all over it. Not happy the takeover at Android and me is be ho hum at best and I see no reason for the site to exist and they break no real news over there.

      • Chris

        Couldn’t David just start another blog then? I’d happily follow him on a new website. I don’t use phonedog for anything…

  • Dan

    Wow evleaks were actually right!! :(

    • Considering @evleaks posted David’s own link he tweeted earlier, yes, of course it was right.

      • Stone Cold

        As if anyone has a reason to question evleaks.

  • JJCommonSense

    Nooooooooooooooo now where am I gonna get my TMobile info from? Lord knows not the store. …… well Best of Luck to you man!

    • thepanttherlady

      The BEST comment I’ve read. Maybe T-Mobile can learn from this blog? We can hope. :)

    • Mark

      I first discovered this blog when a clerk was reading it in a Tmo. 3d party store!

  • JJCommonSense

    What do we gotta do?? We can click more links! We can donate! Say it aint so!

  • 21stNow

    Now I have to try not to cry in the middle of a workday! I was wondering where David was.

    To say that I will miss you on tmonews is an understatement. You told us what we need to know as T-Mobile customers with all of the many plan changes that have happened over the years. I was up on all the tricky policies because of this site. More than this, you cared about T-Mobile and you cared about T-Mobile’s customers. I know of no other blog like this for any carrier.

    I’ve read tmonews since before I was a customer of T-Mobile. I wish you the best David and hope that you won’t be a stranger around here.

  • auser72

    Awe man!!!!!! Tmonews has been my sole source of information on upcoming handsets, and through the failed dreaded AT&T acquisition attempt. The hype of new phone releases for Tmobile will not be the same. Gonna miss you lil homie!!!!

  • Marco Braggion

    Will someone new post T-Mobile news on this site? I don’t want to see it go :(

  • OmeerRahman

    Thanks for everything David. I remember waiting, staying up and tirelessly checking this site for those key T-Mobile events. The iPhone 5 launch being one of those many memorable moments. The knowledge I gained through this site and your posts made me feel proud to back a flailing company. Thank you for your services please make sure this site doesn’t go down as a last kind gesture. Good luck to you, sir!

  • JB

    Wow… Just wow. This was my go-to site. David, you had hands down, one of the best blogs on the internet! It was fun, informative and you were very engaging with all of your readers (even the trolls lol)! There’s going to be huge hole in the internet now that can never be filled…

    Whatever your future endeavors are, I hope they are fantastic!! Good luck, my man, you’ll be sorely missed!

  • nerdlust

    Thank you David for all the years of great t mobile news. Your insight and information will be missed. Good luck with your future endeavors.

  • Jason Walker

    I’m really going to miss David and his writing. I can only hope he has to wait out a non-compete and then he’ll be back in control of his own space in the world.

  • harmony

    I’m a new employee with tmo and my trainer told me about this site. I’ve read it religiously ever since. It has helped me have a better understanding of the big picture and DEFINITELY helped with my calls. I read this more than t community! It will be sad to see you go!

    • Impatient Waiter

      yeah, t-community is actually quite terrible in comparison lol.

  • Sanitylostone

    You will be missed. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to this site and to T-mobile.

  • Chatter

    Something smells fishy here. I wish you the best David, always.

    As for Phonedog, I find their articles barely intelligent and frankly, if they become the source for TMo news, I might as well give up and move on.

    David – think about starting a new site…maybe

  • Aurizen

    OMG noooo this really sucks! :( where will I get my exclusive Tmobile leaks and news now! :(

  • Deadeye37

    You did awesome work here. May you have success in all your endeavors.

    Now….Whats going to happen to this site? Hopefully the posts will be just as well written and level headed as your posts!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      What’s up Deadeye

      where will you be going for your news?

  • Chrono

    man that sucks this site is half the reason i just switch to tmobile cause all the good info you’ve been putting out there really sucks….but good luck to you in your future ventures

  • eric

    Good luck David. I started at Tmobile 5 years ago and your site probably kept me more up to date about Tmobile related news than our direct email communications. I wish you the best on your new journey!

  • thepanttherlady

    While I haven’t been a reader as long as some of your followers, I truly appreciate the information you’ve provided for the period I have been. It has always been informative and the fact that you actually interacted with everyone provided the human touch many blogs lack.

    As you can see by the many posts on Twitter and here, you are truly missed. I mentioned earlier that it feels like we’ve lost a family member. :( I pray that despite the bump you’ve hit with this situation, you find multiple open doors along the way. I, for one, will be stalking you via Twitter and Google+ to see where you’ve gone and what you’re doing. Just a warning…lol.

    If you decide to blog again at some point, please don’t be a stranger!

    • sd

      “bump you have hit” – er… so this was non voluntary?

      • thepanttherlady

        It does not appear to be voluntary but this is my own opinion in reading tweets and his departure letter.

        • who when where

          Before this edited version, David cited “a set of unfortunate circumstances” as the reason he was leaving. I hope he’s OK. David was the first blogger I followed. I only follow two. Keep writing David.

        • Stone Cold

          Yep saying just enough to not get into legal trouble.

  • Jimmy

    What will happen to tmonews? I do hope that the site will be left in someones capable hands. I know the site is considered unofficial but I was turned onto tmonews by a tmobile rep a few years ago and have been a faithful follower since. Not having tmonews is something I don’t want to think about. Thank you for all that you’ve done. You will be missed.

  • Cruz

    I learned so much on this site more than any other site. And this site gets more comments than any other phone site out there. Sad to see it go but good luck with everything else you do, David…

  • Prox

    dont leave.

  • conservative_motorcyclist

    Best of luck, I will miss reading your blog! I have been an avid reader since you first leaked the 3G roadmap back in 2008. I hope the other wonderful writers here will keep it going.

  • timmyjoe42

    You never told us why you are leaving… :(

    We have the iPhone now….you can’t leave….

    • 21stNow

      Maybe David’s goal was to get the iPhone to T-Mobile. Now that this is accomplished, he feels that it’s time to move on! ; )

      • timmyjoe42

        I remember reading this site before I switched to T-Mobile and it was one of the driving factors.

        • 21stNow

          I had the same experience. I looked at T-Mobile for months before I started service with them. I could not figure out the difference between Even More and Even More Plus for the life of me. I can’t remember if it was something here that clued me in to the difference, but this site made me not give up on trying to figure it out.

          What’s more, I think that this site helped T-Mobile not lose as many customers as they would have in the recent past, especially during the potential buyout period.

          One of David’s greatest strengths was creating stickiness for T-Mobile customers. T-Mobile owes him a lot.

    • FuturePS4Gamer


  • rick

    Nooooo!!!! I have followed you for 5 years!! Since You started it!!!

  • Realest Ever

    David… could you leave us like this man? Your distinctive writing and sense of humors will be missed. This site will never be the same.

  • Hudi G.

    David, thanks alot for all the inside scoops and leaks that youve given to the magenta community, were all sad to see u go, but wish u much success in your future endeavors. cant believe u are leaving as such a monumental shift is happening at tmobile. best of luck! :)

  • Mirad77

    Wow David, I wish you and your family all the best in your future endeavors. You sure will be greatly missed around here and it will never be the same. Adieu and Stay blessed.

  • Impatient Waiter

    Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. It is because of you that I have pursued a career with T-Mobile, hopefully one day to make it to their marketing department. As a T-Mobile Sales Rep, I can confirm that your posts were not only more informative, but more up-to-date than the email newsletters we get and t-community combined. You will be greatly missed and I hope that you become head of PR for T-Mobile soon! Please do not let this site just die, it does not deserve such a fate. I said it before, but I’ll say it again..

    David, you will be greatly missed.

  • MaseW


    Way to end my day with a big bag of suck, David!

    Goog luck to you David, it has been pleasure reading your posts lo these many years. You will be missed, not only as a blogger, but as an ambassador for T-Mobile.

  • jonathan3579

    This was already tough to read on Google+ but it’s twice as hard here. This site was the first blog I followed so… Sigh.

    Thanks for everything, David. The internet will not be the same without you manning the helm of TmoNews. :(

  • Dammit

    Damnit David! SERIOUSLY!?

    This is/was an amazing site, why leave it just like that? Where do we get our info from now (ie- will someone new take over)? Why did you do this, and does it have something to do with TMO making a move on you?

    Too many unanswered questions. Best of luck, David. Avid and sad reader here. You’re a good guy.

    • thepanttherlady

      I’m reading between a lot of lines here but I don’t think he left on his own accord. I think the decision was made for him and he had no choice in the matter. I’m 99.9% positive we will not get an explanation but I do hope that if this site is to continue someone steps up and let’s us know soon.

      From reading his Twitter feed it doesn’t appear he’ll be able to comment/blog on anything T-Mobile related for awhile but maybe if we all contact him via the above avenues we can get him to stay involved in this industry and not just disappear!

      • AndroidProfit

        Someone probably got a PHAT CHECK and signed a non-compete. Nothing wrong with a PHAT CHECK in your pocket after all the work.

        • thepanttherlady

          I live in Cali and the company I work for tried to get us to sign them. When I questioned the verbiage of not being able to work for a competitor within 5 miles of a location of my company I was told it was just “legal wording” and they don’t actually go after anyone. Ha! For my position they can’t hinder my ability to make a living. I refused to sign. HR knows me well. LOL

        • AndroidProfit

          A 50 something HR lady once had to ask me what a, “fluffer” was. I told her I didn’t know and commented, “do you know what that is?”…CLASSIC.

        • thepanttherlady

          Did she know?!!?

        • AndroidProfit

          HAHA! Not sure but I think so!

        • thepanttherlady

          Classic indeed. :)

        • OnlineRefugee

          Noncompetes are far more complex than that. (I know, I have litigated non-compete cases and taken them to trial.

          California is one of FEW states that prohibits EMPLOYEE noncompete agreements. Around 44 states allow them in one form or another, some quite draconian.

          But even in California there’s some exceptions to EMPLOYEE non-competes:

          – The principal exception is sale of a business or owning enough stock that an employee is considered an “owner.” So in California when selling a website buyer and seller can agree to bind the seller to a noncompete (typically five years).

          Bonus Tip: Should you ever sell a business (including a website that’s a going concern, meaning not simply a domain name) a non-compete agreement has independent value, sometimes such agreements are valued at more than the selling price of the business.

          If you are selling your business, whether a brick & mortar corner or eBay store, determine what your “paycheck” is worth for each year the buyer is limiting or prohibiting you from earning a living in your profession. Value accordingly.

          Many sellers fail to take into account what it is like to change professions and have to abandon for five years the ability to make money in the industry in which he is skilled. (I have had many business sellers come to me about two years into a five year noncompete asking if there’s any way to get out of it, because they miscalculated (under-valued) the dollars needed to change professions.

          – The other exception is a big one that is often overlooked. If an individual lives in another state, that recognizes noncompete agreements, the agreement can be enforced in California, even though employee noncompete agreements are illegal in California.

          – Those three exceptions aside (ownership, sale of a business, relocation to California) noncompete agreements are unenforceable against California employees.

          Notwithstanding all of the above, it is common for California employers to mislead California employees with noncompete agreements. Employers give employees noncompete agreements and employees assume they are valid and enforceable, and therefore honor them.

          The reason California employers do this is because the California statute declaring unenforceable any agreement or action by the employer restricting a person from working in his profession (aside from being vague) has no enforcement provisions nor penalties for an employer’s illegal conduct.

          The only remedy for an employee, ex-employee, or individual is to sue under traditional tort and/or contract theories. As you might suspect, few people have the means to files such claims, and there’s even fewer lawyers who will take these kinds of contentious cases.

          Note: It is worth it for employers to force illegal non-compete agreements on California employees because the benefits of doing so far outweigh the once-every-ten-years they might have to pay $50,000 to make someone and his lawyer to go away.

  • I think I said all I wanted to in your Google+ page but again, my most sincere thanks for some of your time. – )

  • SoTacMatt

    Thanks David! I have been with TmoNews since almost the beginning. But since you’re gone…well…I will just have to see what happens here.

  • steveb944

    Thank you for everything David. You were my first cult following of a blogger and I supported you at all times. I wish you and yours the best and hope it’s for a good reason we won’t be seeing you anymore.

    It is a very sad goodbye and we’ll all miss you…. This definitely ruined my day, wish you the best man.

  • funkevin2112

    I’m sad but I’ve been reading your site for years and I’ve learned a lot and got a lot of joy from you site. Best wishes!

  • Eric

    Wow David, you have contributed so much into this site, it’s so sad to see you go. :(

  • Tony

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, it’s been a great source of information on T-Mobile. Best of luck to you and your family in your new endeavors!

  • tmochik

    So sad to hear the news :( You were the 1st blogger that I’ve followed. You will be missed! Whoever takes over will have big shoes to fill. David your the best at what you do. Best of luck to you and your future endeavors!

  • mattcat03

    The first things I do in the morning is drink my cup of coffee, turn on my computer, check the financial markets and open tmonews. Now it’s not going to be the same :(
    I appreciate all your hardwork and effort in giving us tmonews. I understand that all good things does come to end and I wish you the very best of luck on your next endeavors.

  • trife

    Damnit man. I’m legit disappointed.

    Good luck to you, sir. This website has been a great corner of the internet for me and many others. Thanks for your hard work.

    I’ve been with TMO since the Voicestream days and this was the first good source for TMO news that I found online. I can’t remember how long I’ve been visiting here, but I know it was back when Blackberry reigned supreme. And that’s a looong time ago lol.

    Again, thanks for all your hard work.

  • sidekicker89

    anyone want to start a T-Mobile Fan Page on Facebook!? does it cost money? We have to keep going! It can’t just end here!

    • FuturePS4Gamer

      I do I’m 100% down :-)

    • ransack

      Lets do it

  • TmoSamsungMan

    Wow Dave your out of your godDamn mind lol, well whatever the reason may be I just hope your good and happy. Just like everyone else you’ve been my insider on everything tmobile and without you I guess I’ll just not be informed anymore. Oh well I’m leaving the country next year anyway so I guess tmobile won’t be that important to me soon. Lol your putting people in there place “including myself haha” was hilarious and I never took it personal. Farewell Dave, ya big isheep!


  • ransack

    Thank you David for all you have done

  • Izz Da Wizz

    Glad to of been apart of this blog for over 5 years..great things ive read on here..u will be missed…good luck on your,endeavors!!! ..P*E*A*C*E
    Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation…

  • AndroidProfit

    Maybe John will tweet about how he shut-down TMONEWS soon! He does love the Twitter! What a douchenozzle.

    • thepanttherlady

      This wasn’t John.

  • Daniel Danforth

    I’ve been reading since the G1 days and I got to say its always been enjoyable coming here for the latest news. Best of luck!

    • FuturePS4Gamer

      Me to this site has been part of my daily ritual since 2008.

  • 30014

    If David was forced out I’m not cool with that and just may not support the site going forward. Hopefully we see you with another blog in the future but for now good luck with your future endeavors. If John Legere was smart he would definitely offer you a position in the marketing department. Lord knows you’ve earned it.

    • TayshaunBoba

      I would encourage you to email Phonedog, as I did, to express your discontent. They should hear from people like us who are not pleased with this decision.

      • 30014

        Great idea. About to do it now.

  • Bud

    thanks David, i was with you from the beginning..

  • MarcusDW

    Sad to see you go but I’m sure you’re on to bigger and better things right David? What’s next for ya?

    I hope you got a career with TMOBILE!!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Yo Pimpstrong, been a long time man.

  • HeLLkAt31

    The Long and Winding Road

    The long and winding road
    That leads to your door
    Will never disappear
    I’ve seen that road before
    It always leads me here
    Lead me to your door

    The wild and windy night
    That the rain washed away
    Has left a pool of tears
    Crying for the day
    Why leave me standing here?
    Let me know the way

    Many times I’ve been alone
    And many times I’ve cried
    Anyway, you’ll never know
    The many ways I’ve tried

    And still they lead me back
    To the long, winding road
    You left me standing here
    A long, long time ago
    Don’t leave me waiting here
    Lead me to your door

    But still they lead me back
    To the long, winding road
    You left me standing here
    A long, long time ago
    Don’t keep me waiting here
    [Keep me waiting]
    Lead me to your door

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…

  • longtimecustomer

    My guess is T-mobile bought it to better control information.

    • thepanttherlady

      T-Mobile didn’t buy this blog. Follow John Legere on Twitter and you’ll see his reaction to the news.

      • MetroPCS

        Did involve Swearwords? Don’t follow him on twatter, he is a facebook friend, found it funny, he remove pics of all his 100k cars, he is an Ass, slash and burner of a guy while he is Chief Cheerleader Oxymoron and jetsets on the company dime.

      • 21stNow

        I didn’t see the tweet from John Legere when I looked him up on Twitter. What did he say?

        • thepanttherlady

          Go to Davids Twitter. It was on the 28th.

  • Bokebo

    This bums me out… I rellay enjoyed reading your blogs and articles covering EVERYTHING T-Mobile. You will be missed, David. Goodbye.

  • Sandytoes

    Damn those invisible ninjas cutting onions. Good luck bud. Thanks for all that you’ve done.

  • Nick Gonzalez

    Wait, what? What the hell happened????

  • teknodogg

    what so Tmonews is no more?…or is someone taking over? =o what what what I’m in shock!?

  • VG

    At least David was able to post his goodbye on the blog he founded.

    Best of luck to you, David! I enjoyed your blog immensely, and hope you will find a similar venue for your talents in the near future!

    • Bklynman

      No he didn’t phonedog wouldnot even let post his goodbye to his readers,David posted it on something call paste bin,dog only put here
      because his email was bomb by David readers

  • Awayy

    Thank You. :)

  • Ben


  • remister

    Where was the leak to this news? Well if anything, much luck to you.

    • thepanttherlady


      • remister

        I actually knew about it with some other blogs that I followed, I was depressed the whole day.

      • John

        is this the end of TMONEWS or will someone new be running the site?

        • thepanttherlady

          No one knows. PhoneDog isn’t talking apparently. :/

  • Stone Cold

    Thank you and Farewell.

  • ghulamsameer

    Thanks for everything, david!

  • noelsito

    i didn’t see this coming, but thank you so much David! This website has helped me and my family so much. it’s weird how much it has affected us when it’s just regarding cellphones and their service. i have really enjoyed reading your articles because you are a customer just like us, that thinks just us. i wish you the best, and again thank you. you will be missed so much. take care dude.

  • Philosoraptor

    So long David! I’ve always enjoyed this site and I’m bummed to see it go (where will I get my T-Mo fix now?). Best of luck in the future!

  • DD

    Wow… I’m shocked and saddened. Incredible job here David. From the number of comments here there are many of us that followed your work here closely. Best of luck in the future.

  • ProudPapa

    This totally bummed my day! This has been one of my favorite blogs! You will be missed!!!!

  • bryck

    Good luck Dave. You’re da man. Thanks for the wonderful work you put in all this years.

  • J-Dub

    Well said. And Wow.

  • Anthony

    It is so saddened for us to miss out all the hard work that you’ve done at this site. Best of luck in your future. Bye david.

  • neoslan

    I’m bummed out. I’ve followed your blog since April 2008, near the beginnings of the TMOnews days, and I’ve read every single post. Your blog solidified my position as a T-Mobile ambassador. It’s true, I have directly signed up at least 30 people to go Magenta. Probably many more indirectly that I don’t know of. Although no companies like leaks, or internal communications getting out, I very much appreciated it. I believe that only people passionate about T-Mobile would come and visit your blog everyday. I am well of many employees that care less than me about the company. I know, I don’t post, almost ever. That’s my style. But, I’ve been a lurker for so long. I wish you the best, David. You inspired a legion of fans. However, I don’t think you will be able to keep your nose out of TmoNews for long. It’s kind of an abrupt transition from going all out T-Mobile coverage to nothing. So, I do look forward to any future stuff that comes from you.

    • Matt

      Ditto… Let me also add:
      In this case non-disclosure agreements and non-compete clauses suck (unless you got a big pay day). Hope you had your contract right. Good luck to you and the fam. Hope that non-compete is only for a year. The contacts you have made in the industry (T-Mobile) and the trust they have put in you is the value that this blog holds, without that Phonedog will not be able provide the knowledge (albeit speculative) that you did.

  • MetroPCS

    Legere finally destroyed you along with company employee moral? I am getting rid of old Tmo soon, ATT Aio here I come, good price better network!

    • thepanttherlady

      John Legere didn’t do this.

      • eanfoso

        Then who or what?!

        • thepanttherlady

          It’s between David and PhoneDog apparently. John Legere was just as surprised as the rest of us.

  • FuturePS4Gamer

    Loyal reader since the sidekick/G1/Blackberry/HTC Shadow days :-)

  • Trevnerdio

    Whoa whoa whoa, wait…David, you’re the only one that ever posts here! Is this the end of TmoNews?? I sure hope not! But if this post is real…I wish you and your family the best and hope you are happy with whatever you end up doing!

  • Brian Bloom

    Really bewildered by this… TmoNews has been my number one RSS feed I follow. Heck, I installed my own RSS tracking server after Google Reader vanished so I could keep following it. What’s going on? Is TMoNews going away? Or is David just leaving it? Can someone shed some light as to why?

  • Lee

    Good luck Mr. David Beren, I switched from Sprint to T-Mobile because of your informative website, over two years ago. You are a good soul and and will be missed.

  • nanyt888

    Oh no… I’ve been refreshing my pulse tech feeds and wondering what was wrong with my beloved tmonews! Been with tmo more than 8 years. ..Been reading this blog for years, since my g1 was on order. … so sad and what to do now?! David, you are so missed already and thank your do much for all you gave us over the years. Much love to your and your family. ..

  • AnthonyRyan89

    why is David leaving ???

    • Bklynman

      It seems he was force out by phone dog,the only reason why he put
      David goodbye post,was because u was bomb by his readers of this site,
      he wouldn’t even let him say goodbye to his readers,someone post his goodbye letter from paste bin,that how we findout,he is not allow to say why he was force out of his own blog. Oct.28,the new day the music die.

  • SadTMoNewsFan

    No………………..NO SAY IT ISN’T SO! I checked to see if today was April 1st but alas…:(

  • TXG4229

    David, you will be missed. You provide a great service with your blog and I only wish you the best of luck with your next endeavor. Thank you for all of your hard work.

  • Mark Loy

    David, I’m sorry to hear about your decision(or lack of it). I have been following Tmonews since I got my first smart phone the Motorola Cliq. Some time’s I didn’t agree with your opinion on happenings but I always valued it. I will miss your work! Good luck on all your future endeavors!

    • Alvin Brinson

      You had a Motorola Cliq, and you didn’t flee Android forever? Wow… dedicated.

      • Mark Loy

        Thanks to David I was able to get the G2 for free on another line and I gave to Cliq to my wife.

  • iamsamiam

    Wow dont know what to say. Been following this since its inception. Through the good times with tmo and bad. Im happy for you David! You I have learned alot more about phones and telecoms because of you. Thanks

  • richm

    Thanks for your tireless dedication to us loyal followers. I’ve followed Tmonews since 2008 & my first Andoid, the wretched Samsung Behold II ;-) You provided an awesome service helping to educate & guide readers to making smart choices and good purchases. As another commentor said, you are a good soul and will be greatly missed! Good luck in all pursuits.

  • Gani

    I think this is the end of TMoNews. David, you will be missed. There is no way to know the upcoming Tmobile phones and updates. Already t-mobile is very slow in updating their phones (Galaxy S4 – app2sd and last to update it to 4.3). Now there is no blog site. What is happening in the t-mobile world.

  • jay

    what makes you leave. ? This is one of my favourite site. Your opinion are really valueable.

  • Jwest

    It was just yesterday I was apart of the G1 madness; taking pictures of the UPS man, checking tracking numbers all day, seeing the pictures of the lines waiting for the G1, but most of all the comments I would get from people; “Man is that the Google phone?” This company made the Google phone a household name. Wow how far we have come.
    If this is truly the end, all I have to say is thank you. Thank you to the memories (NO WAY THE G2!), for getting me through the AT&T merger (I was so close to joining Verizon and let me tell you, I will hang myself before I ever join them) and for all the updates. Not sure what I am going to do from here, but let me tell you its been a hell of a ride. It was just yesterday I was coming here for updates about the Sidekick and anticipating the Behold. Man how far we have come. I hope this company will continue to grow and will continue to make me realize it was all worth it hanging in there. There was a lot of bad times but this blog made me realize the growth of the brand.
    But most of all good luck in life; whatever path you choose.
    Take care.

    • Alvin Brinson

      Yep, those were the days. When having a Google Phone made you the big cheese. I never was a fan of the keyboard, especially since the lighting on the bronze model made it impossible to read the keys in bright light. However, I do miss the trackball and hard buttons.

  • Jesus Puga

    Wow…..just speechless.

  • ncamacho3

    i feel like i know you, but i just want to wish you the best. this has definitely been one of my favorite (and daily) sites for a very long time….

  • heamia305

    I’ve been following this blog for about 4 yrs and never posted a comment. I just want to thank you for all your hard work. Good luck.

  • achusaysblessyou

    What? Why? Who’s going to keep us informed about all things T-Mo???

  • Jane Seymour

    most of you fail to realize that he is already writing for another phone blog – Phonedog if i remember correctly. he’ll continue to write about phones.

    • thepanttherlady

      PhoneDog owns Tmonews. Doesn’t make sense that he’d still write for a company where ties were cut.

  • Dean de Leo

    Did David get fired from his own website?

    • thepanttherlady

      He hasn’t owned it for some time.

      • sorandkairi

        So he got “fired” by the new owners.

        Look don’t get me wrong I know what you have to stay “neutral” but I’ve been around this site since the beginning… and David loved his work and I couldn’t see him willingly leaving his position on T-MoNews. Whether it was still “his” or not, it wasn’t just a job, it was one of his actually hobbies.

        • thepanttherlady

          I agree with you but don’t have any more information on the situation than the next person. I don’t like this at all either.

          FYI…I don’t work for Phonedog

  • GoTmo

    This does suck! I don’t follow many blogs, but I’ve read this one nearly every night for about 4.5 years or so! Best wishes!

  • Nearmsp

    Dumbfounded, no words to say how sorry I am to see you go. I visited this web site every day. I do hope you are on to better things. It will be very hard for anyone who steps into your shoes to keep the page visits as high as before. Good luck in your endeavors David.

  • razermile

    …. is this the trick for trick or treat?

    • Duck Dodgers

      Well it sure isn’t a treat.

  • Guest

    I think PhoneDog Media owes it to its readership to provide a reason for David’s termination.

    Make no mistake, David didn’t leave willingly. There’s something deeper going on here.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    I think PhoneDog Media owes it to its readership to provide a reason for David’s termination.

    Make no mistake, David didn’t leave willingly. There’s something deeper going on here. Hold them accountable.


    • Bklynman

      I didn’t know phone dog own this site,thought David own it,just thought they had work relationship. That’s how I findout about this site,from phonetic,thought they just support each other,didn’t know dog own it too.

      • Bklynman

        Dam auto correct. Not phonetic,phone dog.

      • thepanttherlady

        According to David’s Twitter he sold it a while ago.

    • thepanttherlady

      If David didn’t leave willingly (which we all believe to be the case) why would PhoneDog owe us a reason? Wouldn’t that be confidential?

      What they need to do is acknowledge the situation and provide answers regarding this site. I’m not finding this silence professional at all.

      • KlausWillSeeYouNow

        That’s a good point, but it doesn’t seem like David is the first person to work with them who has run into trouble. I have nothing against PhoneDog; I just hope the situation was not that David was treated unfairly. (Good point – in that case, it would have been David who would have likely spoken up.)

        I agree with you 100%. Glad they spoke up finally. But I will still miss David. :’-(

  • CPPCrispy

    Good luck on your future endeavors. You will be missed.

  • kiblawi2000

    Wow, I remember it like yesterday when I first stumbled upon this website for a research project for the G1 so many years ago. This blog immediately became part of my daily routine and David has always been such an entertaining writer. Best of luck to your post-TmoNews life and thank you for the endless amount of valuable information over the years!

    • Newmexican

      Same here, pre-G1 is when I started, rarely had a day without quickly checking for the better TMO news. Farewll David and thanks. Stay in contact with the community if you can

  • PabloJ

    This has been the #1 source for T mobile information bar none. I’m sorry to see you go but wish you the best in your future endeavors. Many of us really want to know if the site will still run or is it going to shut down. Best wishes!

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    I popped over today for the first time in a few days. Been busy and hadn’t checked a lot of my sites.

    I was looking for more news on the new tablet endeavor, maybe find out news on upcoming tablets. Instead, I find out David is no longer here. It’s a sad day for tech enthusiasts everywhere!

  • Kilroy672

    Hate to see you leave Dave. Its been a wonderful 5 years of reading this site day in and day out 7 days a week to get my daily fix of T-Mobile. Been reading this since the pre G1 days. It won’t be the same without you. Good luck in the future and be sure to drop in and let us know how things are going for you.

  • GinaDee

    Bye David. Good luck

  • Andrew Paluszewski

    This just sucks. I love this site and have been an avid follower since day one. Hopefully you left on your own terms David. If not, I don’t know if I will keep coming here. It was ur wit and ur true love of tmobile that brought me back here every single day. Hopefully you will move onto bigger and better things. Good luck and look forward to what ever you have in the future for us. Thank you for over 5 great years.

    • khalidalomary

      Hey was fired

  • Ed

    The reason this site rocked, was not only that a vast majority of it was original content, it also had intelligent insight to industry news. David you wouldn’t compromise in just regurgating everyone elses stale news to gain viewers, and kept it focused. I’m sorry for whatever reason you were released of your duties, as no one can fill this void. I counted on this site to give me the edge I liked on what was going on inside T-Mobile, as they don’t even know half the time. You will be missed, take your skills and passion to somewhere that will appreciate it; even if it does have to be about another topic.

  • robert

    I would have expected this from, not tmonews

    • Anon

      WTF are you talking about?

  • khalidalomary

    I think i speak for all of when i say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pplease don’t go you are the only reason this site functions you are the site. If you got fired tell me i’ll kick their ass

  • Mobilewolf789

    Ok I haven’t read all the comments but maybe I’m no the only one picturing David getting a visit from a certain exec with rather “sizable ” associates giving him an offer he can’t refuse…but all (partial) jokes aside this was the first blogger site I actively started reading and participated in. I am still simply amazed how you are still able to respond ad keep track of the thousands of comments that go through here. A certain level of anger flares up in me when someone is removed from being apart of something he founded though not sure where to direct my anger . Perhaps you will start a successful company and years later you will be asked to resume the helm at tmonews again (of course you know where I’m making the comparison) . I wish you nothing but the best

  • Bklynman

    Iam glad that,Iam not The only one that feel like he lost a good friend. Odd,you checkout a blog for years,you feel like you know the person,on a personal level,
    now he is gone,you like emptiness in your stomach. I have be coming to this site,
    Shorty after a year after Nokia 7510 came out,thru this site find about calling
    retention,also findout about Target had a sale The SGH2,$99.00when it first Came
    out. Thank you again David,foro all the hard work you did to keep all your readers
    Inform over the years,you will be are miss greaty. Take care,live well.Nothing but the best wishes for you and your family. Oct 28, a new day the music die. :(

    • $15454173

      I bought my present SGH2 at Target because of Davids tip.

  • fan

    Thanks David

  • MastarPete

    I don’t remember when I first started following TmoNews but its always been one of the first sites I’ve checked. Thank you for your hard work and best of luck to you David!

  • Alan713

    so this blog is going to be shut down or someone else is gonna post news of TMO?

  • LTEstyles

    I blame Aaron baker. Ever since he left phonedog for technobuffalo (only to come back a few days later) everyone has been quitting phone dog media. Everyone that got promoted because Aaron left probably got demoted upon aaron coming back.

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      That’s a baseless charge. Let’s not jump to conclusions.

  • chris

    You will be missed. I’ve already followed you on google+ so we’ll see where you end up. As for my tmo news anyone have any suggestions for new sources?

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      This place may not yet be ready to become a ghosttown. So I’m staying tuned.

      In the meantime, I’ve been checking The Verge, IntoMobile, and (although depending on why David left this could change) PhoneDog.


    Wow… it’s too bad. I really enjoyed reading up on all T-Mobile related news here on this site. Thank you, David, for all the hard work you put into this site. I’m sure you took a few scars along the way. Let’s hope someone else can continue the legacy.

    Good luck in your future endevors!

  • philyew

    I have every sympathy with David, want to express my gratitude for what has been done here in the past, and wish him the very best for the future.

    But now it’s time to pose the question to Phonedog: WTF is happening here?

    Are you killing the site? Because you have shown ZERO respect for the readers by posting nothing but David’s belated farewell for almost a week.

    It’s clear from all that has been said here and elsewhere that it is Phonedog’s choice that all this is happening.

    At least have the guts to have David’s replacement post your plan for moving forward – you do have a plan don’t you? Please tell me you have a plan. Even if the plan is to kill TmoNews and the “replacement” is temporary….

  • Sorry to see you go bro. I been a reader of TmoNews for yearssssss. I hope it doesnt fall apart w/o you

  • Abe_The_Babe

    This is NOT cool. I’m sorry to see you go David. The only carrier I’ve been with is T-Mobile (10+ years) and I enjoyed all the updates. Thanks for your hard work. I started coming here about 2 years ago. Because of this page I saved some money on my GS3 by buying it at Walmart. Anyway, wish you the best and I hope you find something you love doing as much as you did this site!

  • Meee

    Thanks for everything

  • nd5

    David, thanks for all of your hard work over the years. It’s been a fun ride and I hope you’re able to leave TmoNews in good hands. I wish you much success in your future endeavors.

  • gpt2010

    You have done a great job throughout the years. Hate to see you go. I left TMO as an employee over 6 years ago, but through your website I was able to keep up with all the TMO news good or bad. Best wishes on your new adventure. And thanks again for creating a site like this to keep TMO fans in the loop!!

  • RotaryP7

    Thanks for all your information. It’s really helped a lot. Good luck!

    • Dakota

      Yep, all his contacts & connections leave with him. Another corporate blog with the same regurgitated headlines & false rumors will take its place.. Won’t be TMONews or place to check for scoop anymore

      • philyew

        Your initial point is crucial. David spent 5+ years building up a network of contact, sources, and knowledgeable contributors which ensured that we normally had much better than lazy re-posts and false rumors posted here.

        Where exactly is there that even vaguely competes for providing quality TM news? There are other capable sites, but they are far too generalized for my purposes.

  • TMoFan

    I’m quite upset about this.

    Reading between the lines, whatever transpired, this is a giant FU to David and us readers. Honestly the feeling is mutual and I’ll just un-bookmark this site. Loyalty has to be earned and the new owner(s) certainly have gone out of their way to destroy the loyalty that I had.

    When I think back my memorable moments were during the 2011 sellout to the Death Star. There was a sense of comradery here that I enjoyed, reading other people’s comments who were just as passionate about T-Mobile as I was. Mostly because we remember T-Mobile from it’s heyday when it was a raising star in the industry. David I wish you a lot of luck and I’ll be following you on G+. To the posters, I’ve come to recognize each of your handles and I enjoyed your posts. Good luck everybody.

  • Louie McAllister

    This has been my go to site for all things T-mobile you will be missed.

  • Clarkkent113

    Noooooooo. Don’t leave us!

  • MikeParker

    I’m not sure how this site will survive without you – or if it will. Thank you David for five years of good reads and great scoops on all things magenta!! You will be missed. :'(

  • $15454173

    Best wishes to you David. I have been a daily reader for as long as I can remember. Thanks for being here.

  • khalidalomary

    Screw this Phonedog did this to you tell me I will personally kick their ass. This is your site they tricked you into selling it. I’m with u all the way make a new site I will be the first to subscribe you are the best David. Best wishes

    • Dakota

      Hoping David got good coin… Phone Dog is terrible & keeps ruining every blog they put their grubby hands on. Time to delete yet another bookmark.

      • khalidalomary

        for real

  • khalidalomary

    Jedi Knight, capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound and a connoisseur Come on you are the David. Make a new screw this site I’m never checking this site or damn phonedog again. I’m still in shock that the David got fired. You can’t give up ur u we are with you make a new site and we will support you completely

  • Dakota

    Sad.. Hope the team you sold the blog to didn’t push you out against your will. Hmm. I’m sure you won’t have trouble finding another position (T-Mobile PR could use you).. They already ruined Android&Me so hopefully they’re not going to screw this site up too… But I fear that’s what’s next.

  • sorandkairi

    You’ll be missed man!

  • Chris

    so basically he was fired?

  • pug_ster

    Then what’s going to happen to this site?

  • sorandkairi

    Oh and BTW…

    Man F&ck this site now….

    David was the ONLY reason why I stayed coming to this site. I mean really… I could’ve got this news from ANY other site on the web….

    sorandkairi is out….

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Yo sora where you gonna be going for your news?

      • sorandkairi

        Hey Wilma

        I’ve been visiting TheVerge and Intomobile as well as TMo-News for phone tech/Tmobile news updates (with some Engadge there and there). It looks like that’ll be my place to visit information from now on. I’ve been like “your” mom with TMoNews as of late, being that I might not always say something but I’m always hovering and watching.

        I’ve also sent David a private email regarding his movement from the site. When he replies and if he can actually speak about what what actually occurred, I’ll let you know.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Cool I frequent TheVerge every now and then.

          I normally go to gsmarena and bgr.

          lol on the “mom” analogy

          Ok cool on the email

  • QAlchemist

    Another useful, insightful blog vanishes down the gullet of a greedy corporation who doesn’t understand why it was popular in the first place.
    Best of luck to you in your future endeavors, David!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    So I come to TmoNews to find this madness…

    Should I do a commemorative MeeGo rant in memory of David and the good ol days of TmoNews?

    Also, to the friends I’ve made over the many years here, I wish you all the best of luck and let me know where you’ll will be going for your news. Gotta keep those connections.

    Also, PimpStreagle, you already know we gotta bust one last Tmobile flow for good times man.

    Soraandkairi, stay cool buddy.

    David, if you don’t start another blog, I will have to forcefully make you see the light like Stacey did on The Wood. Lol

    Seriously though, You already know this site was a second home for me. I ain’t getting all mushy, so you can forget that lol

    But I wish you the best of luck and success in life.

    question: Will David still have his email address?

    • thepanttherlady

      Hi Wilma!

      Keep in contact with David with one of the options here:

      Twitter: @davidj

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Hi ThePantherLady :D


        I definitely will do that.
        I gotta force him to make a new site somehow lol jk

        • thepanttherlady

          I already warned him I’d stalk him until I find out where he’s going. You can’t be this well respected and liked and not use your talents somewhere!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Lol the irony in that stalking him and your name being ThePantherLady lol

          and yes stalk away. Be on the prowl lol

          he shall make a new site!!!

        • thepanttherlady

          If we have anything to say about it he will! *raises pitchfork*

        • Marc Klein

          Why don’t you just take over this site?

          Also, can’t David buy this site back?

        • thepanttherlady

          Heck, I don’t even have time to keep up with my nail art let alone run a blog! =D I don’t know if he can buy it back or not but he’s writing at 9to5google and just posted his first article. Go check him out and show him support!

        • longtimeCustomer

          I think he should start a new blog. And next time, don’t sell.

        • ChevyHeavy

          Hi Baby, can I please get a stalkback?

          On a side not, will you continue to moderate on TMONews? David will be missed, but it’s a little over the top that some will abandon the site over this. I will stop reading TMO News only when it’s no longer insightful, new breaking, and interesting… Only time will tell.

    • thepanttherlady

      He’s at 9to5google now

    • sorandkairi

      He’s at is @gmail address, Not too certain about @TMoNews but yeah, thepanttherlady’s right. He’s @ 9to5google as of today and should be giving a introduction of himself on that site any time now. Glad he back… even though this is the internet… I was actually upset when I read that he had left.

      • Bklynman

        Lots of people are. That’s the only reason phonemutt, print his goodbye post,becasuse his email box blew up with emails from
        his readers from here,David was not allow to even say goodbye on here,his goodbye post was 1st in something call paste bin,someone
        posted the link.

  • anon

    Phone Dog, and the people in their organization like Aaron Baker are terrible. They screwed Noah Kravitz, Taylor Martin, and now David.

    • dkbnyc

      One has the right to do what one wants with what one owns. Now, if only the 3 people you mentioned above could start their own blog… I’m sure they’d give these take over folk a run for their money… Hint. Hint. Hint.

  • TechnoRealz

    I’m stunned! Dave was the only reasonable voice in the TMO sphere.
    Not sure who shut him down.

    Would like to know as a consumer of this site!

  • zac

    I’m going to vote with my mouse and keyboard and never return to this or any phonedog site. DB was legit. Answered my emails even when I was hassling him :-), and never got a big head even when his site got big. Looking forward to seeing where you end up buddy.

    • I agree. Phone dog blows and really cumberson to navigate.

  • Druff

    Could we get to more details please? Was this a forced closure? Was the website sold? Will the website be run by someone else?

    • thepanttherlady

      David sold the website awhile ago so he didn’t own it. We’re still waiting to hear from someone at Phonedog regarding the fate of this site. As for David being gone, no one believes it was of his own accord.

      • Bklynman

        I vote La.dy should take over tmo news,she way better looking than David. ;)

        • thepanttherlady

          Bwaahahaha! Not a chance. I like being a stalker. :)

          David’s at 9to5google now.

        • Bklynman

          You can stalk me anytime Lady! LoL! ;)

  • Jesus Villafranca

    No………..why? why this? I love tmo, its members and of course, David! I got all my tmobile and related news here, personal experience from other customers and everything in between. I hope this site doesn’t close. It won’t be the same without David. We will miss you and wish you the best in life! :)

  • dkbnyc

    Strange but it’s because of TMoNews that most of us know anything about Phonedog. I’ve since changed my readership for all things Android from Phonedog to Android Central. Once Noah set sail, what was the point. Good Luck David.

    • Bklynman

      For me it was the other way around,found Tmo news because of phonemutt. Kept seeing tmonews link on phone mutt,click it,been here,
      since then.

  • Now this makes me want to remove the bookmark from Chrome and leave Tmobile; I will never be the same! (kidding about leaving Tmo)

  • sahib102 .

    damn I never saw this coming :( anyways you shall be missed

  • it’s unfortunate .. i visit phone dog every now and then because Aaron Baker stays in my city, Dallas. but overall i preferred the simple format here as opposed to the madness that it is at phone dog . the site is a jumbled mess. oh well. best of luck writing wherever it is next.

    • noc007

      I checked out their site for the first time yesterday. Geez, what a mess.

  • Itjediknight

    Phone dog, you just became another aol. I’ll personally never visit this site again. Might as well call this techcrunch now. The way you treat your people is unethical and down right crazy. I still love tmobile, but cannot support this site anymore. Unbookmarked!

    • mingkee

      In fact, AOL runs engadget and the site is decent for IT news.

  • UMA_Fan

    Maybe I’m over simplifying this but does David really need Phone dog? Can’t he create his own Tmobile News site and do exactly what he’s always been doing? Everyone would go read it.

    • TayshaunBoba

      My guess is David signed something akin to a noncompete clause. He stated on twitter he will be doing very little blogging about T-Mobile anymore which leads me to believe he is no longer allowed to, because why else would he stoping blogging about his passion?

      • thepanttherlady

        I agree. He also mentioned on Twitter it’s for “awhile” leading me to believe this is a temporary situation and that he’ll be back in the T-Mobile ring when it’s over.

        • remister

          I hope temporary isn’t that long. I need to know the next LTE launches and UNCARRIER phase 50 :P

          This is why old school letter writing would be best to explain oneself.

        • thepanttherlady

          Same here which is why I’m following him. If he goes to another site whether his own or not, I want to know!

          Whatever transpired it’s apparent he can’t talk about it hence the vagueness surrounding this ordeal. Still waiting for Phonedog to step up and make an announcement on what their plans are!

        • TayshaunBoba

          Just checked Tmonews twitter. Apparently the site’s “new team” is being announced next week. Not sure what to make of that.

        • Marcelo_L

          Yes ! And we will follow him wherever he goes. Ever since the great Noah debacle of 2010 I’ve been leery of the “Dog” overlords. This puts a cap on the bottle as they say in Latin America.

        • thepanttherlady


        • Marcelo_L

          Awesome ! And now we know !

          Which….given TMo’s affinity to all things android means he can still pump up the volume on our Fave ( Remember MyFaves?! ) carrier.

      • verhouze

        I guess he should have never sold to Phone Dog.

      • noc007

        More than likely he signed a non-compete. Hopefully it was only for a year and then he can start his own thing. I’ll be interested in seeing where this site goes, but David really has been the life of it. I’ll be modifying my links site accordingly.

  • Tim Miller

    I’m done with this website. I’m done with phone dog. I’m in subscribing to the YouTube channels. This is in terrible taste, unethical and quite possibly immoral. Best of luck when your views tank bringing any income you make from advertising down with it.

  • kev2684

    tmonews will never be the same.

    …i need ice cream.

  • JBrowne1012

    Dang David sad ta see ya go but I do wish you good luck

  • Jesus Razo Jr.

    Good luck David, so long Phonedog. Removing all bookmarks and un subscribing from Youtube. Noah and now David. You guys lost your minds.

  • twest

    Wow I never thought this day will come!! Bt I wish you the best on your journey in whats ever in store for you David! Ive been following this site since a friend recommended keeping up with latest news with my First generation Galaxy S smartphone! This site and your work I providing information and uodates has been phenomenal!! I look forward into seeing what lie ahead from tmonews hooefully it can come close to comparison to what u provided us with.I know it wont be the same though with out you!! Farewell David!!

  • FC

    Been reading David’s work for a few years now. Even as T-mobile employee I often found out about many upcoming devices and company leaks from TmoNews, (they don’t share much with employees at the retail level, we pretty much find out about a lot of things when the public does). Great work over the years David! Best of luck to you in your future. I will personally miss reading your articles. With any luck, whoever takes over TmoNews will be as passionate about what they do as you were

    • Bklynman

      I never work for Tm,but just after I read about the up coming Nokia,window
      phones,went to a Tm ask one of the sale rep about it,he had no
      idea that Nokia was making a window phone. I call retenion for something I read on to findout(forgot what it was) they had no clue what I was talking about! I thought that was funny.

  • mloudt

    I am not really shocked. I was wondering when David would no longer do this. Have y’all ever heard of Sprint Feed ran by that Mark guy (who was David’s colleague) which was Sprint’s version of Tmonews, then he moved on to Tech Buffaloe. I knew it was a matter of time before David would probably get a better opportunity and bigger role in editorial work with a bigger website.

  • NYCTheBronx

    David! I will miss you buddy! Have a happy life man. A new journey awaits you. :’D

  • tmoatl

    Wow, this sucks, been coming here for years. One of the best run websites for getting the latest info I have found.
    Best of Luck!

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow
  • justmee02

    I think David has just started to blog over at 9to5google.

    • remister

      Confirmed, he wrote about the Nexus 5 launch!

  • Dakota

    DAVID IS NOW WORKING AT 9TO5GOOGLE.COM. you can follow him there. Im sure PhoneDog didn’t prevent him from announcing that in this post since of course, they didn’t force him out or anything….They wish him well so I guess it just slipped his mind that he was starting a new position in 48 hours

  • rob

    I read this post a couple mins after it was posted, but days later I still don’t know what to really say…I just never expected David out of the picture. I can just wish him the best in the future. We can’t be selfish as we are all interested in what benefits us and I’m sure his move to 9TO5GOOGLE is his next big step in his career. I watched this site grow and the David era will never be matched. Good Luck again, David.

  • Drew

    Good luck to you David, you did a bang-up job with this site. I personal want to thank you for the many, many informative posts and ‘heads up’ you relayed over the years. Your work on the site will be missed.


    THX for all of your contributions to the community,David.

    Take Care,Keep In Touch & Peace Be With You !

  • jose

    I started visiting this website in September 2008 When I was doing research on my eventual purchase of my first Android device the {G1} that I purchased in December of 2008 I still have my {G1} I have kept it in great condition and I have the original box it came in.

  • OnlineRefugee

    I have “known” David since the days when we were all like excited little school girls over the launch of the Touch Pro2. And before that the chat and posts were abuzz with how to customize our G1 handsets. Back then it was a BIG deal to customize the home page, and rooting was the stuff of experts, or losers like me staying home on a Friday night ;)

    Back then I used the name ItsMichaelNotMike.

    I have read lots of posts in here. Many comments are the usual people talking out of their pitooties who don’t know squat about what’s going on.

    The more street-smart of you can read between the lines and figure things out. For example, if this was a positive parting, the happy departed would not say this:

    “Unfortunately, change is in the air and my position … with it.”

    “Unfortunately, circumstances happen and you try and move on…” (See 9To5Google).


    “There’s nothing about leaving TmoNews that feels right…” (See above).

    In law (and politics too) that’s what we call “loaded statements.” David’s use of the word “unfortunately” hits like a wet fish. And if “change is in the air” and “circumstances happen” were titles of Android games I would be whipping out my debit card to “buy more coins” to find out what David is talking about.

    Sidenote: David’s choice of words reminds me of politicians who won’t reveal details when leaving office and say “I want to spend more time with the family.”

    To be sure, if in the White House Briefing Room the POTUS said such things, the media would be all over that in their news cycles until the POTUS came clean on what he meant by change is in the air and circumstances happen.

    Those of you whom are adults, in management, and/or have run a business know to never badmouth peers and colleagues. Not only is that unprofessional, but it burns bridges, and can lead to sitting in front of a guy wearing a black robe, and 6 to 12 people (aka the jury) giving you the ol’ stink eye for a week or two.

    So I suspect we are not going to hear a peep from David about all the gory details (assuming there are any). For all we know, David has new interests and simply wants to pursue them. For sure, five years at doing anything on the Internet gets old and boring.

    No matter, since everyone has an opinion I’ll give my 36 cents too (I used to give my 2 cents, but I adjust maxims and old sayings for inflation). I digress, forgive me. Or if forgiveness is not in your heart, take the pain.

    – IMO T-Mobile did not buy TMoNews, “to keep control of information” or otherwise. While that sounds dramatic and has a nice Hollywood ending, I assure you there’s other ways to control leaks. Besides, if that was T-Mobile’s intent, they would have bought TMoNews long ago.

    – David did not sell TMoNews and that’s why he is leaving. First, I don’t think he currently owned the Site. Second, if this was a positive situation (which sale of a website is) the seller does not make comments like “circumstances happen” nor use words like “unfortunately.”

    – If T-Mobile or someone else bought TMoNews from David, the sale usually includes the requirement that the key personnel are employed by the buyer, for a year or two, if not longer, especially when a website is identified so closely with an individual.

    – On a personal basis and preference, I liked TMoNews when David was the boss. He gave us some real T-Mobile news, not an echo of bullsheet we can get anywhere. As I posted elsewhere, PhoneDog should endeavor to keep David’s format, which was to provide us scoops, insider information, and lots of “just-in” stuff.

    – If the Site simply provides product reviews or T-Mobile press releases, I see this site quickly becoming irrelevant.

    See you all elsewhere on the Net.

    P.s. I am bored writing this comment, so I am not going to spell check or look over my grammar. If something is amiss you can: 1) sue me; 2) rat me out to the Grammar Police; 3) tell me off, but please… make sure your spelling is correct, e.g., don’t call me a “moran;” 4) pound your keyboard with a hammer; 5) poke your monitor with a screwdriver; 6) as above, take the pain; or 7) PayPal me money so I can go back to school and learned proper engrish.


      BEAUTIFUL post, MichaelNotMike. I respect and share your sentiments…you moran! LOL

      • Jesse

        Who’s the moran… I mean MORON!

  • Pat Fitzpatrick

    Let’s not bash Phone Dog yet. Sometimes there is a legal issue such as a lawsuit in which someone has to resign. Not saying that’s the reason but just a possibility. It would explain all the vague explanations from both sides. Consider that David was in the business of getting Tmobile scoops which can push someone’s button, for example, especially if one of the Big Two is behind it through a third party. Or perhaps Tmobile didn’t like his information access, which would be sad to say the least.

    If in fact Phone Dog forced him out, bad bull indeed.

  • JP

    Thank you for everything

  • Manny

    Sad face. I wasn’t really an active commenter or member. But I was an active reader, always using Tmonews as my go to site for Tmobile information. Always on the up and up, and always in the know. I don’t really know what happened… why is he leaving? Where is he going? What happens now?

    • Bklynman

      He is at 9to5google now,others have posted the site where he is,he was force out by phonemutt,what happen we don’t know,he not saying or he
      is not allow to say what happen.Read the other articles you will get more information.

  • Hoggles

    Phone Dog can F off. Goodbye David. Thank you for your years of hard work. And goodbye to this site forever. Again, F Off Phone mutt…

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    This is a blog?