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T-Mobile upgrades network to 7.2Mbps

T-Mobile has just upgraded their entire HSPA network to 7.2Mbps.

The 7.2Mbps service is backwards compatible with existing 1.8Mbps and 3.6Mbps HSPA phones.

Add comment January 5th, 2010

AT&T Release White BlackBerry Bold


AT&T has released a white version of the popular BlackBerry Bold.  Like the black Bold, the white one will also feature a 2MP camera, 802.11 b/g wifi, Bluetooth, and 3G high speed voice and data.  Pricing below:

No Commitment Pricing $449.99
2-yr Contract Price $299.99
Total Due Today $299.99
Mail-in Rebate via AT&T Promotion Card† - $100.00
Price After Mail-in Rebate $199.99
You Save $250.00

Requires purchase of a $30/mo data service. 2 year contract & new activation required.


2 comments October 18th, 2009

J.D. Power Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Study

J.D. Power has released their 2009 Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Study results for the US demographic.  NET10 has been crowned the winner of the satisfaction study which compared ten prepaid providers on seven factors.  NET10 scored 774 points out of a possible 1000 points, not bad results for their first time in the study.


Read the complete results on the J.D. Power website and head over the NET10 website to learn more about their prepaid offerings.


1 comment July 31st, 2009

Samsung Solstice Coming to AT&T


The unreleased Solstice has appeared on the Samsung website in an image featuring a variety of device for the AT&T network.  Rumour is that the Solstice will be launching in the coming days on the nations fastest 3G network.

Samsung & AT&T
With a variety of AT&T phones that include impressive features like synchronized calendars, pinpoint accurate GPS, multiple messaging options, brilliant widescreen displays, touchscreens, and Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, Samsung keeps you well connected no matter what your needs.

Expect the Samsung Solstice to launch at the follow points after a $50 mail in rebate:

2 year: $99.99
1 year: $174.99
no term: $249.99


Add comment July 29th, 2009

AT&T Launches Social Net


AT&T has launch Social Net, a free social networking application for mobile devices.  Social Net allows users to access Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and customizable news feeds from one application.

See new messages, posts, and status updates as soon as they happen, and respond and comment in real time. AT&T Social Net supports Facebook, MySpace and Twitter along with over 35 top feeds, including MTV News, The Onion, Perez Hilton, CNN and more.

Social Net is a free download from the AT&T MEdia Mall which can be access from your mobile browser or online at  Standard rates apply for data consumed and messages sent/received by Social Net.  It is strongly recommended that you subscribe to unlimited data plan which can be done by contacting customer service at 611 or 1-800-331-0500.


Add comment July 29th, 2009

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8520 Video

A follow up to Howard’s post earlier today regarding T-Mobile’s announcement of the BlackBerry 8520.

MarketWire has posted the following video of the latest device from Research in Motion.  The video highlights the major features of the BlackBerry 8520: dedicated media keys, trackpad, and out of the box Mac compatibility.

Read more on the 8520 on the BlackBerry website.


Add comment July 27th, 2009

Verizon Drops Price on BlackBerry Storm

Verizon Wireless has dropped the price on the BlackBerry Storm to $99.99 after rebate on a 2 year term.  Pricing for the Storm on a 1 year or month to month term is $169.99 (after rebate) and $499.99 respectively.


Read Howard’s review of the BlackBerry Storm here.


2 comments July 20th, 2009

New Verizon Devices

Phone Arena News is reporting ten low to mid range devices and four PTT handsets will be launching on the Verizon network by the end of the year.

  • LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 4th generation Chocolate phone, full touchscreen
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 expected to launch October/November
  • Nokia Shade 2705 to replace the Mirage 2605
  • Nokia Twist 7705 possible swivel-style phone
  • Palm Treo 800W finally making its way to Verizon after launching on Sprint last year
  • Motorola Entice/Harmony W766 to replace the W755
  • Samsung Rogue U960 to replace Glyde U940 and launch August
  • Samsung u450 will feature Verizon Mobile TV service
  • Samsung Strut U440 compact QWERTY keyboard
  • Samsung Omnia II i920 to launch in time for the festive season
  • Motorola V860 PTT device
  • Samsung Convoy U640 PTT device
  • Casio Rock C731 PTT device
  • Casio Brigade C741 PTT device

Source: Phone Arena News


1 comment July 20th, 2009

Most Reliable 3G Network: Sprint


PC World has found that Sprint’s 3G network is the most reliable when compared to AT&T and Verizon.  The comparison took place earlier this year in 13 cities across the United States (Boston, Baltimore, New York, Orlando, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and San Jose.  Upload speeds, download speeds, and overall network reliability were all tested during the comparison.

Sprint is currently upgrading their 3G network to 4G service.  Sprint customers in Baltimore have had 4G service since late last year, remaining major markets will see 4G later this year.


Add comment July 10th, 2009

FCC Approves BlackBerry Curve 8520, T-Mobile Get Ready

The FCC, Federal Communications Commission, has approved the BlackBerry Curve 8520 for sale in the US.


If rumors are true the latest device in the Curve lineup will be launching in July on T-Mobile.  The EDGE device will feature 256 MB internal memory, 2MP camera (no flash), a 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard, WIFI (802.11b/g), and optical trackpad (no more roller ball).

Read the application at the FCC-warning PDF!

Source: CellPhoneSignal


Add comment June 30th, 2009

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