If you’re one of the few T-Mobile customers holding their breath for an iDevice…you can finally breath a sigh of relief.
Apple has confirmed news that T-Mobile will be carrying the company’s products in 2013.
The news came as part of a press release by T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom this morning. Apple representative, Natalie Harrison confirmed it earlier today.
In the coming year, T-Mobile USA will continue to reinforce its market presence with additions to its rate plan and product portfolio, including Apple products. “Following on from the preceding steps such as the spectrum swap with Verizon, the towers deal with Crown Castle and the transaction with MetroPCS that we have announced, we have now added the final piece to the jigsaw to boost the competitiveness of T-Mobile USA sustainably,” said René Obermann.
T-Mobile representative Michelle Taylerson reiterated that the company would bring Apple products to the carrier in 2013. “Additional details will be made available at a later date,” she said.
There was no mention of which Apple products T-Mobile would carry, but you’ll probably see the iPad and quite possibly the iPhone 6 make it’s debut next year…(don’t act like you’re not expecting it…LOL)
What do you think? Are you a T-Mobile user waiting on Apple to make the switch?
Apple isn’t just for anybody, it’s apparently for everybody! First AT&T, then Verizon & Sprint and now pre-paid wireless carrier Cricket Wireless! If you’ve ever wondered who’s going to win the battle of the unlimited data & calling plans, check out more details of just how much signing with Cricket will cost you!
FastCompany.com reports: Cricket Wireless has just become the first carrier to sell the iPhone in the U.S. as part of a pre-paid plan. Starting June 22, for $55 buyers of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will have access to unlimited talk, texting, and data. The cost of the Cricket iPhone models are pegged at $150 less than the unlocked iPhone models sold by Apple, making it a sweeter deal for U.S. buyers reluctant to commit to one cellular network. While the Cricket pre-paid plan for the iPhone is a first for the U.S., pre-paid phones are much more common in international markets, which account for 60% of Apple’s sales. Leap Wireless, which owns and sells phones though Cricket, has been selling phones of all kinds on pre-paid plans for about 10 years now, using a flat-rate, pre-paid, unlimited access model. Cricket also sells contractless access to broadband. Customers will be able to buy both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in Cricket company-owned stores and select dealers in nearly 60 markets. The iPhone will also be available for sale on the company’s official website, and over the phone at 800-853-7682.
Let’s just hope that Cricket doesn’t brand their version of the iPhone with their logo like they have other phones. Either way, you’re sure to see that you may not be as cool as you thought you were – since it’s guaranteed that almost everyone will have a new iPhone now…
What do you think? Are you one cell phone bill from leaving your current provider? Would you leave your carrier for Cricket Wireless? Sound off below!
“Samsung GALAXY S III just gets us. Little things, like staying awake when you look at it and keeping track of loved ones. Designed for humans, it goes beyond smart and fulfills your needs by thinking as you think, acting as you act.” – That’s a bold statement, but the new Samsung GALAXY S III dubs itself as just that. (Intelligent, Share-worthy, greatness.)
The same kind of focus that Samsung put into interaction for their Smart TVs is found in different forms on the Galaxy S III. Why not get a response from your phone? Tell it to wake up! Even better, you can tell GALAXY S III to turn off the alarm for a few minutes and let yourself sleep a bit more. Answer your phone (or reject a call), turn your music up (or down), and even tell the camera when to shoot all with the power of your voice.
The (live tiles) Windows inspired “Social Tag” that the new GALAXY S III has is very reminiscent of Facebook tagging & live tiles – all within the convenience of your in-device photo album. According to Samsung, Now it’s even easier to keep track of friends and loved ones. Social tag lets you link the faces in your photo album with their social media streams. Once it’s set, all you have to do is look at their pictures and you’ll see their current status appear. Tagging is also an important feature of the S III. Facial recognition can scan your photos for faces, then connect the faces it finds to corresponding friends in your social networking profiles. Smart stay is a facial recognition feature that prevents the screen from dimming or turning off if the S III’s camera detects your face – ideal if you’re reading or watching a movie and don’t want to touch your screen every few seconds. Direct call will automatically call a number that you are texting, should you change your mind mid-text. While texting a message to another person, raising the phone up to your ear will automatically call that person’s number, instead.
It’s Picture-in-Picture for your smartphone! PopUp Play = Any videos played on the S III can be popped out and viewed in thumbnail mode while you engage with other apps on the phone. Talk about multitasking on a smartphone device!
AllShare Cast is a pretty solid feature, allowing you to connect the S III to any device in the home using Wi-Fi. The second device’s screen will display whatever is on the S III’s screen, in real-time. Group Cast works in a similar way, and allows you to share your screen with multiple friends’ devices nearby. The S III can also be used as a video game controller, though that’s something that certainly calls for more explanation down the road, as to how that will work and for what devices or consoles.
The Samsung GALAXY S III stats:
The Galaxy S III has a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display in 1280 x 720 resolution, and is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung’s own quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Cortex A9 processor. It has 1080p recording and playback capabilities. Recording is handled by the 8 MP camera on the back, which is complemented by a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. There will be 4G compatibility – whether or not you’ll get an LTE-ready phone (as opposed to HSPA+) will depend on where you live. The S III weighs in at 133 grams, and is housed in a 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm frame. It also packs an impressively powerful 2100 mAh battery.
When will it be available? Well our European friends can get their hands on it by the end of this month, there has been no official date announced for a US release or price, but it will be here sooner than you think…
Are you a Samsung fan? Would you buy the new Samsung GALAXY S III?
First it was Cingular vs AT&T and now Texas-based AT&T as upped the ante by acquiring Germany-based T-Mobile. For a mere $39 Billion in cash & stocks, AT&T has single-handedly surpassed Verizon as the largest cellular provider in the US. (Although it will take about a year for everything to go through, AT&T customers can rejoice….for about 2 seconds and then I’ll tell you why this will suck for us…yes, myself included.)
The AT & Mobile Way of Life…
Uniformed technologies – With this merger, it’s clear that AT&T and T-Mobile will finally be able to compete with the ever growing 4G technology that will soon become a government standard. The good thing, is if you’re already apart of either carriers service, you’ll be able to benefit from faster service and top of the line uniformed technologies.
Less Competition Means Higher Prices – As with any
monopoly merger, you have to expect fewer players on the field will yield higher prices based on increased demands.
Fewer Choices In Smartphone Devices – Now this is tricky. AT&T and T-Mobile could very well begin eliminating lower performing smartphone devices immediately in order to make room on the stock shelves for the new Galaxy S 4G and Sidekick. But one thing’s for sure, they will begin limiting the choices that you have once this merger is complete.
For T-Mobile Consumers, you may have some questions similar to those below: (We have some answers for you)
Will my service change? NO. There is no change in your service.
Will I now be billed by AT&T? NO. Your billing remains exactly the same.
Why is T-Mobile USA doing this? The merger will ensure the deployment of a stronger 4G LTE newtork to 95% of the U.S. population (something that T-Mobile nor AT&T could do on their own.)
Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone? T-Mobile offers devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the soon coming Sidekick 4G. (Why would they get the iPhone anyways, when AT&T carries it already? –Think People, Think!)
InTouch Lady is the newest LG model, equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1, an integrated MP3 player, FM radio, microSD card slot, and HSDPA support.
Other specifications of LG C320 InTouch Lady:
- Networks: UMTS/HSDPA 3.6Mbps; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Dimensions: 91x63x16, 4mm
- Weight: 106 gr.
- Display: TFT, 320×240 pixels, displaying more than 262 thousand colors
- Camera: 2 MP, CMOS (CMOS)
- Memory: 60 MB internal, microSD memory card up to 32 GB
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Ver.2.1, USB 2.0 (micro USB), 3.5 mm audio jack
- Battery: Li-Ion, 900 mAh
This little gadget is perfect for those “Gadgetnistas in Training”, pre-teens and girlie girls (like my nieces) who insist on coveting your smartphones as if its theirs. 😉 Pricing has not been revealed yet, but it’s rumored to have a great (cheap) price-tag and should be in plenty of Christmas stockings this season!!
Who says a slick-looking phone has to cost $199.99 or more??
The Samsung Solstice II from AT&T is a great smartphone-like handset with the SamsungTouchWIZ user interface skin running on top of the operating system. It features a QWERTY side-sliding keyboard, a 3-inch WQVGA (240×400 pixels) touchscreen display, a 2-megapixel camera, 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity, GPS navigation, Bluetooth 2.1 and a microSD memory card slot for expansion.
Some other features include AT&T Social Net, AT&T Navigator, and AT&T Music and Radio. It’s only $29.99 with a 2-year contract – (sounds like a Christmas gift to me!)
Its available today at www.att.com.
Introducing the world’s first iconic design and award winning battery pack solution for iPhone, “the icon” backup battery for iPhone.
“the icon”, was inspired according to the battery icon on iPhone, is designed specifically for the iPhone backup power solution. From “the icon” unique outlook, and able to extend your iPhone talk time up to 3 hours and audio play back up to 18 hours, it will be your best choice for the battery solution, not only outside appearance, but functionally solve the power problem with daily use of the iPhone. Moreover, “the icon” has an innovative design which is using EL film on its front panel to display its power status clearly, which also the world’s first one who use EL lighting film as power indicator. The easy operation is another aspect of “the icon” even though there is no extra button on it. “the icon” would charge your iPhone once you connect to the iPhone, and it will show you the remaining power while you remove it from your iPhone.
“the icon” has been entitled by the Taiwan Good Design (GD-Mark) and also an “Work with iPhone” licensed and certificated* product by Apple. The icon is compact and very easy to handle. According to the company, the icon will be launched in China, Hong Kong and Singapore in few days. Pricing details are not known yet.
Have you ever been out and saw someone with the exact same phone case as you? (Eeek!) That’s like walking down the Grammy’s red carpet with the same dress as three R&B singers, two assistants and a photographer!
Everyone wants their phone to stand out, look unique and reflect their own personal style….You can’t do that with a phone case you bought off the street, from a kiosk or in the store.
So, many people have seen my gold bullion of a blackberry and asked where I got it from….(DRUMROLL PLEASE..)
I got it from Divas and Dorks – Custom Cellular!
Our Custom Cellular company designs & installs custom cellular housing (not cases) for several makes, models and brands of phones. Our most popular requests are for Blackberry and iPhone smartphone models. Everything from leather, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Ferrarri, crystals and chrome phone housings are available…all colors and buttons included!
We offer phone casings too, but why get a case when you can trick out your phone?!?
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