There is no doubt that a lot of you a quite frustrated over the lack of stock with Google’s LG-manufactured Nexus 4, especially with Christmas right around the corner. Those of you who are still waiting to grab one may be able to get one last chance before Christmas via T-Mobile. As you know, T-Mobile sold out of Nexus 4 devices a while back, but some speculation has surfaced saying that select T-Mobile brick-and-mortar stores would soon be getting another load of Nexus 4 stock.
Marketing material was sent out to these select T-Mobile stores alerting shoppers that the Google Nexus 4 is available for purchase. Granted, every T-Mobile store won’t have stock, but I imagine that some of the larger brick-and-mortar stores would have stock. Rumors are going around saying that the majority of the T-Mobile stores receiving the device were not among the stores that had the Nexus 4 to sell when the first batch of stock available for purchase.
T-Mobile offers the 16 gig Nexus 4 for a whopping $499, which is a whole $150 more than what the pricing is on the Play Store. Granted, you won’t be finding the Nexus 4 in stock anytime soon on the Play Store, so shelling that extra $150 out may just be worth it to a few consumers out there. You can get the device a good $300 cheaper if you’re willing to get into a new two-year contract. This is after a $50 mail-in rebate though.
This could be your last chance to grab the device for Christmas, so you better act fast!
Those of you looking to upgrade your phone and are on the watch for a good deal, you may just want to check out Walmart, as they are offering the device for a mere $98 on a new two-year contract or as a qualifying upgrade. This isn’t looking like it’s a promotion either, so we may be seeing the $98 price tag for a while. I’d still take advantage of this discount as soon as possible if I were upgrading though. One thing that potential customers need to keep in mind is that Walmart only offers Classic plans through T-Mobile, so you will need to find out for yourself if the Classic plans are right for you as those plans tend to be a bit more pricey than T-Mobile’s value plans. Oddly enough, you don’t have to pay the extra $20 per month on the Classic plan though.
As a reminder, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III already has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so you’ll be able to experience a lot of what the Galaxy Note II offers. More Galaxy Note II features will be coming to the S III in a feature update, as a “Premium Suite.” You can read more about that exciting update over here.
Are you going to be taking advantage of this deal from Walmart or are you going to be holding out and looking for something better as we get closer to Christmas and the New Year? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below!
Users who are on T-Mobile’s network are in for a treat, that is, if you’re wanting one of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones. T-Mobile has announced an awesome promotion that is sure to appeal to a lot of T-Mobile users. The carrier is offering their “Unlimited Cheer” promotion, which is a contest where winner will get themselves a free Galaxy Note II. It’s fairly simple to enter into the contest as well. All you have to do is follow T-Mobile on Twitter or Foursquare. Then, you have to pay attention as to where T-Mobile checks in and then be the first person to check in at whatever store they check in at. Fairly straight forward and simple, I’d say.
This contest or “promotion” starts today and then lasts until Thursday, December 29th at 11:59pm. If you’d like a bit more information as to what you’re getting into, be sure to check out T-Mobile’s Facebook page where they have multiple posts and links regarding the contest details.
Now if only we could get AT&T and Verizon to offer some simple yet amazing promotions like this. First we had T-Mobile’s 12 Days of Value, and now this! Makes you wonder what else they have in store for their customers/potential customers.
Are you going to try and participate in the contest and win yourself a Samsung Galaxy Note II? Do you have T-Mobile in your area where you could actually use the device? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!
While the carriers won’t publicly say anything until an update is ready and the manufacturers take their time letting people know what’s what, Tmonews.com has uncovered the dates for Ice Cream Sandwich updates to some of T-Mobile’s flagship phones.
Our good friend Dave at Tmonews received an internal screen shot which clearly says when to expect Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Now remember these dates are always subject to change and this is coming from an internal document. Tmonews is typically right on with their internal documents though.
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich should come to the Samsung Galaxy S II on May 14th. Yes that’s just a couple of weeks away.
Those crafty guys at XDA are back to it again. This time they’ve been able to tinker with the Motorola Droid Bionic, Droid 4 and Droid Razr and are happy to report that all three devices will support AT&T’s HSPA network and T-Mobile’s edge network.
Of course that means we’re not talking about any kind of speed. But at the same time we’re talking about the fact that we do technically have global devices in all three Motorola phones. The problem is Verizon and Motorola have them locked down.
One of the top modders out there P3Droid actually posted pictures to his Twitter account of the Motorola Droid Bionic running on AT&T’s HSPA network. He then posted pictures of the same device on T-Mobile.
Later on tonight we’re expected Carly Fowlkes to arrive at a T-Mobile party in New York City tonight riding a Bucati with lil Wayne in tow (not really the lil Wayne part). T-Mobile and HTC will introduce the HTC One S and most likely unveil the pricing and availability (rumored for next week).
Meanwhile across the town LG will be introducing a new device as well.
Well the HTC One S has snuck onto the T-Mobile website in all it’s majestic glory. At the moment it’s only showing the cash price of $599 and not the pricing on a new two year agreement.
The page on the T-Mobile website is highlighting the advantages to music and video on the HTC One S. It talks about Google Music, which is integrated with Android 4.0 and Beats Audio which is integrated with HTC Sense 4.0.
One thing to keep in mind with the HTC One S and the HTC One X in the United States is that because the One X doesn’t use the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor over on this side of the pond, it specs really close to the One S.
It looks like T-Mobile may be getting the HTC One S on April 25th. If an internal screen shot obtained by Tmonews is correct we won’t have much longer to wait for HTC’s new flagship One S.
The One S was the “better” in the good, better, best HTC One phones announced at Mobile World Congress back in February. The One S features a 1.5ghz dual core processor, 4.3″ qHD superAMOLED display, Beats Audio, an 8 megapixel camera and HTC Sense 4.0 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Since the U.S. version of the HTC One X is only coming with a 1.5ghz dual core processor, versus the quad-core Tegra 3 processor abroad, the One S and the One X, at least in the US are quite similar.
If the screen shot above isn’t enough to make us think we’re super close to the launch of the One S, TMonews also posted this story outlining employee training materials on the One S at Tmobile.
T-Mobile, who before the failed AT&T merger always sat on top of JD Power & Associates customer service lists, is closing 7 call centers. These closures will ultimately affect 3,300 customer service employees company wide. Call center employees were a crucial part to T-Mobile’s success with JD Power & Associates.
T-Mobile is closing call centers in: Allentown, Pennsylvania; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Frisco, Texas; Brownsville, Texas; Lenexa, Kansas; Thornton, Colorado; and Redmond, Oregon.
At South By Southwest we got the chance to get a hands on walkthrough of the new HTC One S that’s headed to T-Mobile this spring. We are getting closer to the launch as the full, T-Mobile branded build of the device was in plain sight at the GDGT event in Austin Monday night.
The HTC One S will be the first Android phone by HTC to have Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 4.0 on T-Mobile. With that it brings a new UI with less bloat along with a world class camera which allows for super fast shooting and changing between the camera and video camera. Also, when you’re shooting video on the HTC One S you can easily grab stills in the middle of the video.
The One S features a 4.3 inch qHD superAMOLED display. It’s powered by a 1.5ghz dual core Qualcomm Snap Dragon processor, which in the United States makes it just about the same as the HTC One X that’s headed to AT&T. It has 1gb od DDR2 RAM, and an identical 8 mega pixel camera to the one found on the HTC One X.
Last weekend we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G would be available from T-Mobile soon. T-Mobile had posted a “coming soon” page last Friday. As Tmonews.com editor in chief David B suggested, once a phone goes “coming soon” on T-Mobile it’s usually about two weeks and the phone hits shelves.
T-Mobile and Samsung announced Monday morning that the Galaxy Blaze would be available starting March 21st.
While it’s not quad-core, this new Samsung Galaxy variant should be plenty fast on T-Mobiles HSPA+ 4G network. Under the good the Galaxy Blaze is running a 1.5GHz processor with 1gb of RAM. The display is 3.97 inches and superAMOLED.
It also features Samsung’s Touchwiz UI and plenty of software like Samsung’s collection of hubs and DropBox.
The Samsung Galaxy Blaze will be available for $149 after a $50 mail in rebate card and a new two year agreement.
T-Mobile will join the ranks of Sprint, and at one time AT&T, by offering any mobile anytime starting on April 4th. They aren’t asking an arm and a leg either for this new feature. Unlimited mobile to mobile doesn’t require any change to your contract, just $10/month.
Tmonews obtained the screen shot above and as we know Tmonews has rock solid Tmobile sources.
T-Mobile has become reinvigorated after the failed AT&T merger over Thanksgiving 2011. T-Mobile USA’s CEO Philip Humm spoke to a group of T-Mobile’s closes friends and the press at a reception at CES where he announced that T-Mobile would offer new plans, new devices, and new features hoping to recoup some of the customers and reputation points they lost while they were in limbo with AT&T.
AT&T once offered unlimited mobile to mobile as well. Sprint pioneered the plan which has worked out nicely for them. As more and more people adopt mobile phones as their primary phone these unlimited mobile to mobile plans save more and more money.
If there was any doubt that 4G/LTE was the way 4G was going to go, that’s out the window now. T-Mobile has announced that they are switching over to 4G/LTE and skipping the next iteration of HSPA+. That now means that all four U.S. carriers; Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will all have 4G/LTE.
In a perfect world, with all four carriers switching to 4G/LTE, that would pave the way for the carriers to stop subsidizing phones and OEM’s to sell unlocked phones. Although that’s what Best Buy CEO, Brian Dunn, would like, it’s not likely to happen.
T-Mobile announced earlier this month, that they were holding a one day only sale which made all of their premium smartphones and tablets free after rebate and new two year contract. In all of T-Mobile’s marketing for the promotion the strictly emphasized that this promotion would only be one day, that day was to be Saturday February 11th.
However, as we’ve found out through internal documents posted to Tmonews.com T-Mobile has problems with their POS system and were forced to extend the sale an extra day. When T-Mobile announced this internally they didn’t want stores to promote the extension, but to grant the free phone sale if asked about it.