It's all centered around the Facebook app called Bobsled. After downloading the app, you'll be able to call friends on your computer with just a click and can even leave voicemail messages (marking them public or private) if you've missed them. It's all free, and you can call pals no matter where in the world they're located.
As fun as the dancing is, I can't get over how the "fake" wedding party looks just like the real ones, Camilla and Prince William especially. And since the wedding precession breaks all traditional rules, other established ones go right out the window as well — these invitees can't help but break out their smartphones to film the action. That's a no-no according to official etiquette guides. Check out all the T-Mobile behind the scenes goodies after the break.
Turns out I'm not the only one who is worried about the AT&T and T-Mobile merger. About 71 percent of you said in a recent poll that you had concerns, and many of you chimed in with your misgivings. Here's what some of you said:
- "I left AT&T quite a while back thanks to their horrible service (customer and tech both) to move to T-Mobile, and have never regretted it. Until this week. Now I guess I need to look at Verizon." — z0rkzer0
- kindo1313 I have been with T-Mobile for many years. Whenever I have tried another carrier I have always been disappointed and end up coming back to TM. Not even the iPhone managed to make me stray and so I am really scared to see how this merger is going to affect the quality of service I have come to expect with TM." —
I'm right there with you readers. My worries for how this move will affect the quality of my wireless carrier got me thinking about whether I can switch out of T-Mobile before the merger takes effect. According to an article from Forbes, it still isn't clear if T-Mobile customers will be charged a termination penalty if they decide to leave the carrier before their contract is up. But something you might be relieved to find out is that it's illegal to change the terms of any prior contract with T-Mobile even after the firm joins AT&T. If you find a "materially adverse" change, such as a price increase, you can dispute that with the carrier and perhaps even break your contract without paying any fees.
The merger won't go into effect until a year later and I'm pretty glad that my contract ends January next year. Hmmm, is it just me or does the iPhone from Verizon look quite tempting all of a sudden?
I have to admit that I wasn't too thrilled to hear the news of the AT&T and T-Mobile merger. I've been a steadfast T-Mobile customer for eight years and actively avoid AT&T plans because of my not-so-positive experiences with its customer service. It seems that it's too early to predict what this corporate move means for customers, but a ton of questions run through my mind — would T-Mobile's low-cost plans be dropped? Would the merger improve or worsen the quality of customer service?
These are just some of the issues that I'm thinking about, and I'm wondering if you share the same worries. Are you concerned about the AT&T and T-Mobile merger?
It's the year of 4G — carriers are building networks and releasing phones as fast as they can in order to give us the best options in fast download speeds and multitasking. But with all the 4G hype swirling around, can you tell your 4G networks apart? Take this quiz to see what you know about fast phoning!Take the Quiz
At first look, the deal will do little to change the plans currently offered to both T-Mobile and AT&T customers, though it may have technological implications. Find out more after the break.
Ahh, the Sidekick. My first smartphone of choice back in the day is getting reinvented with the introduction of the Sidekick 4G. Coming on T-Mobile, this isn't the Sidekick you used to know; it's faster, runs on the Android platform, and connects with quick 4G speeds. I loved the original so much, can you blame me for wanting a new one?
Check out some of the new features coming with the Sidekick 4G in the slideshow.
T-Mobile is no stranger to awesome sales — its BOGO sale on Black Friday and pre-iPhone 4 madness sales were big hits, and now the company seems ready to lure new customers away from the Verizon/AT&T battleground with its fast 4G network.
AT&T and Verizon have been going at it on the airwaves for some time to prove just who has the better wireless network. But now, T-Mobile has decided to get in on the action with a new ad that shows off its nationwide 4G service. Check it out below — it won't be seen on TV for another week!
So it seems that everyone will be releasing or announcing tablets at this year's CES, but I'm finding that T-Mobile's LG offering keeps getting stuck in my brain. It's called the G-Slate, and it makes me want to sing, dance, and pop some Moet. Weird. Motorola and RIM also unveiled their tablets to the world yesterday, with the Motorola Xoom making an impressive entrance and coming stocked with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Info is scarce at this point, but let's take a look at what the G-Slate has to offer:
- Android 3.0
- Google Maps 5.0 with 3D
- Made by LG
That's about all we know at this point, and I'm a little worried that T-Mobile only "announced" this tablet as a way to not be forgotten in the market. However, LG has said that its tablet news will hit the wire today, so hopefully we'll get some more details soon.
As I'm sure you already know, we're headed to CES today and will be bringing you all the tablet goodness you can handle from Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more on the G-Slate, Xoom, Playbook, and any other tablets that make their way into the world in just a bit!
Update: Looks like the G-Slate made a cameo at the LG press conference this morning.