We heard this rumor last week and I stopped by my local T-Mobile store to inquire and the rep told me “We don’t know why yet, but we have to open two hours early on June 19”
Today T-Mobile issued an official press release acknowledging all devices free on June 19 and stores opening early across the country. If you need a phone I would wait until Saturday.
This is available for anyone switching to a family plan or activating a new line. There is no mention on people who qualify for upgrades but I would defiantly go in and plead your case on Saturday as mobile providers really need to offer current customers a thank you every now and then. Read more
We have heard from many sources that in true Apple style the pre-order site for the iPhone 4 will go live at 8:00 AM Eastern, June 15. Also keep in mind you can go to your local BestBuy and pre-order. The listed time is an estimate so keep hitting that refresh button.
AT&T issued an official response to Gawker about the security breach and AT&T really does not seem to care that the information leaked was of any substance. I am glad to see AT&T does not value email addresses; aren’t they the company who’s CEO threatens customers with legal action for emailing him?
Below is AT&T’s response. Take it for what it is worth. A generic PR statement. to try and make you feel better about exposing your personal information. There are reports that the ICC ID could be used to locate an iPad device with help from additional databases. Read more
Gawker reported today that at least 114,000 email addresses and their associated iPad 3G ICC ID numbers have been leaked via a script put against an AT&T wireless site. It appears this script was used to validate accounts to an iPad device by Apple stores during activation. The script only returned an email address associated with an ICC ID.
While the security breach may not seem to be too bad it is still a breach that AT&T needs to disclose to the effected users, which technically is every iPad 3G user. Neither Apple nor AT&T have issued a statement on this breach which is just another black eye for AT&T. Read more
Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 on Monday and we have had a number of inquires about the specs so here they are with some other general information about the launch. We will be jumping into an iOS4 article soon.
The iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order starting June 15 and will be available June 24. The major new features of the iPhone 4 vs. the 3GS include: Read more
Earlier this morning I was contacted by a close friend affiliated with the retail side of T-Mobile USA. He just received word directly from their Samsung account representative that T-Mobile will in fact be getting the Samsung Galaxy S during the first week of July. There has been much speculation and rumor that with the launch of Verizon’s HTC Incredible and Sprint’s EVO 4G that T-Mobile and Samsung were making a push to release this earlier than originally anticipated. Not to mention the hype surrounding Apple’s iPhone 4 which is expected to hit shelves on June 24th. Read more
Just when we were all getting excited for the Samsung Galaxy S to hit our favorite mobile carriers word comes out of South Africa, yes you heard us correctly, South Africa, that Samsung has a Galaxy Tablet up their sleeve.
Here is what we have heard:
- 7” Super AMOLED display
- Running Android with the TouchWiz UI
- 3.5mm Audio Jack Located on The Top Read more
AT&T announced today a change in pricing for data services for iPhone and iPad. We feel this change is going to make the majority of data users happy but upset power users.
Just when all of us were relishing in Skype over 3G AT&T abandons unlimited data services effective June 7th. The most data you can “pre-purchase” is 2GB for $25 and then pay an additional $10 for every gigabyte after that.
The smallest plan available is 200 MB for $15 and be warned going over your 200MB cap incurs an additional $15 charge and only gives you another 200 MBs to use in the billing cycle. Read more
If you are an avid Skype user like we are the Skype 2.0 update available today for iPhone is going to make you very happy.
I guess Apple, Skype and AT&T finally came to an agreement on allowing VoIP on the 3G. There is an ominous warning when you go to download Skype in the app store. It states, “Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least the end of August 2010 after which there will be a small monthly fee.” Read more
Nothing earth shattering here. This is a long talked about release. T-Mobile released the BlackBerry Bold 9700 today in white. We do hope the keyboard has a better build quality than the black 9700 devices, but only time will tell.
I do have to say seeing the phone in person, it looks great. You can get more information from this T-Mobile link.
If you are a BlackBerry user and have fallen in love with YouMail , we have some great news for you. YouMail released a new version of their BlackBerry Application today. If this is the first time you have heard about YouMail we really suggest you check them out at YouMail.Com. They offer the best voicemail solution for smartphones and the best part is, it is free. If you are an Android, iPhone or Pre user don’t feel left out as YouMail is also available to you. Read more
In an interview with USA Today IHG executive Bryson Koehler explained that “The holy grail item for us is to simplify the room-key hand-off moment at the hotel,” and he feels the smartphone may be the answer.
The test is going to run for a minimum of 60 days at two properties. These include Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Rosemont and also the Holiday Inn Express Houston Downtown Convention Center.
The trial slated for June will require guest participating to register for the trial and be directed to download the Open Ways application to their smartphone. The system would require a guest to pull up the confirmation email on their device and hold their device up to the door sensor.
If all goes well Holiday Inn plans to roll out the technology in about 20% of their rooms at each location and an “Open Ways” option would be available when making a reservation.
Compatible devices include:
Would you use this technology and skip the front desk?