Tag Archive for ‘T-Mobile’

T-Mobile Bundles Netflix With Family Plans ➝

Speaking of bundled services, on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that their family plans will now include a free Netflix subscription. This seems like a great deal. But I’m starting to grow leery of cellular companies slowly rebuilding the old “triple-play” bundles that cable companies have offered for the past fifteen years. There’s more reason to be optimistic this time around, though. There’s only a handful of cellular networks available, but at least they aren’t protected monopolies with literally zero competitors like the cable companies are in most markets.

‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’ ➝

Beginning Thursday, if you break contract and switch to T-Mobile from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, T-Mobile will pay your early termination fee up to $650 per line.

I have to be honest, T-Mobile is presenting a very tempting offer.

T-Mobile to Offer WWDC Attendees iPhone-Compatible 4G ➝

From a T-Mobile spokesperson in response to this story on 9 to 5 Mac:

The time and location of this test is just coincidental.

Very interesting.

T-Mobile First Major US Carrier with Caller ID ➝

Electronista:

T-Mobile is offering a new fee-based caller ID service to its customers. Called “Name ID”, a subscriber can see see who is calling, even if the caller is not in the subscriber’s address book. The service costs $4 per month, with a free 10-day trial on selected new phones.

This should be free. And it should have been on all carriers 4-5 years ago.

Apple Testing iPhone for T-Mobile USA ➝

Jonathan Geller reporting for the Boy Genius Report:

That’s right, you’re looking at photos of an iPhone prototype with T-Mobile USA 3G bands. The actual internal model is N94, and if you remember, the Verizon model is N92 while the standard GSM variant is N90. We have verified that the phone itself is running a test version of Apple’s iOS […] and it includes internal Apple test apps like Radar and Apple’s employee directory app.

There’s no way of knowing when or if the iPhone is actually coming to T-Mobile anytime soon. But if AT&T does manage to acquire T-Mobile, the iPhone will be coming to the carrier eventually.

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion ➝

This is a great move for AT&T. And, terrible news for everyone else. Less competition is always a bad thing.

Non-exclusive Verizon Deal Could Allow iPhone on Other Carriers ➝

Neil Hughes:

When asked if the new CDMA iPhone is exclusive to Verizon, Cook called the deal “multi-year” and “non-exclusive.” That means the other major CDMA carrier in the U.S., Sprint, could also offer Apple’s smartphone, if it were to reach a deal with Apple.

I see the Verizon iPhone announcement as the first crack in the carrier wall. I wouldn’t be surprised if the iPhone also becomes available on Sprint and T-Mobile over the next few years.

Google Announces Jan 5 Android Press Event ➝

A Gizmodo “tipster” has sent them screenshots of the Nexus One order page that reveals pricing details. The device will cost $179.99 with a 2-year contract or an unlocked version for $529.99.

There have been rumors of a press event on January 5 for the Nexus One. And, it has finally been confirmed by Google.

John Paczkowski reporting for All Things Digital:

Google will host an Android press gathering at its global HQ on Jan. 5. Presumably, the event will have something to do with the company’s Nexus One, an Android phone that Google plans to sell on its own Web site and perhaps through T-Mobile as well.

Previously:
12/12/09:
Google Gives ‘Google Phone’ to Employees

Update 1/4/09: The Boy Genius Report says that one of their sources is telling them that there will be a version of the Nexus One that is compatible with AT&T’s 3G network.

Update 1/6/10: Google Nexus One