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So long, T-Mobile Unlimited Loyalty Plan

It was fun while it lasted folks, but all good things must come to an end. Apparently loyalty can only take you so far as T-Mobile reportedly prepares to retire its very attractive Unlimited Loyalty Plan. To refresh your memory, ULP gives loyal customers with solid payment histories unlimited minutes for $50 per month, unlimited data for $25 per month and a bunch of other great plan options. While the plan is still available to eligible customers, it will supposedly be retired some time between now and the end of June. In other words, if unlimited is your bag and you haven’t yet explored ULP as an option, it’s definitely time to get on the horn and see what Tmo can do for you before the offer expires.

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T-Mobile to launch the Samsung Highlight on July 15th, too

Well, we can’t have the new Dash 3G getting lonely now can we? All set for a July 15th launch alongside Tmo’s updated Dash (aka HTC Snap), our ninja just dropped screen caps of this entry-levelish full touchscreen offering from Samsung on us. It definitely has the tween demo lined up in its sights with specs that include a 3.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus, video recording support, Bluetooth, GPS, multimedia player, integrated IM and a microSD slot. No word on pricing just yet but our ninja says it will definitely be on the cheap side of the spectrum. What say you, T-Mobile customers — going for the Dash 3G or the Highlight on the 15th? Hit the jump for a larger version of the image above along with two more screen caps.

Thanks, Spenny!

T-Mobile announces Dash 3G to kick off host of new devices for summer

A few days ago we told you that the upcoming T-Mobile Dash 3G that is scheduled to launch this July and now it has been officially announced by T-Mobile. The Dash 3G, which is also made by HTC, is set to kick off the launch of a few 3G devices for T-Mobile this summer as it continues to expand its high-speed network. So far, it looks like the specs we gave you guys are spot-on: HSDPA, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, GPS, Microsoft Outlook sync and it all runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform. We’re still sticking with our July 15th launch date, but as of yet there is no word on pricing. We’ll be sure to keep you guys updated as soon as word hits BGR headquarters. Hit the jump for the full press release.

T-Mobile USA To Offer New 3G-Enabled Smartphone

T-Mobile Dash 3G Helps Customers Stay Connected to Work and Life

Bellevue, Wash. – June 17, 2009 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of its newest 3G-enabled smartphone, the T-Mobile® Dash 3GTM, offering a balance of personal and professional connections in a sleek design with faster data delivery and Web browsing via T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g).

The T-Mobile Dash 3G, designed by HTC and powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile® 6.1, is available in a glossy-black finish with red accents, features a full-QWERTY keyboard, easy-to-use trackball and vibrant display. This latest version of the T-Mobile Dash delivers easy ways to stay connected and organized with voice calling, messaging, support for personal and business e-mail, GPS for location-based services, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook®. Whether staying organized while traveling or simply staying connected with friends and family, the T-Mobile Dash 3G provides access to the life tools customers need in a small, sleek package.

“As millions of families prepare to hit the road this summer, T-Mobile is offering our first 3G-enabled Windows Mobile smartphone to help customers stay connected, organized and traveling in the right direction,” said Travis Warren, director, product marketing, T-Mobile USA. “We’re excited to offer the power and style of the T-Mobile Dash 3G with high-speed Internet access thanks to T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding 3G network.”

“HTC is designing products like the T-Mobile Dash 3G to appeal to the ever-growing number of customers who are using the empowering features of smartphones to benefit their busy lives,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president, HTC America. “HTC is pleased to continue its long history of working closely with T-Mobile as we today introduce the next generation of the popular T-Mobile Dash.”

According to new research by Yankee Group, 41 percent of consumers are likely to choose a smartphone as their next mobile device.* As consumer demand for feature-rich phones increases, T-Mobile is responding with an expanding lineup of 3G-capable smartphones including the new T-Mobile Dash 3G.

T-Mobile continues to expand its high-speed 3G network in 2009 to cover approximately 200 million people across the United States by the end of the year. At the end of 2008, T-Mobile USA’s 3G network was available to more than 100 million people in more than 130 U.S. cities.

T-Mobile Dash 3G launching July 15th

We just got our hands on this T-Mobile product sheet which, unfortunately has no handset photo, nevertheless clearly indicates that T-Mobile’s Dash 3G device (most likely an HTC Snap) will be launching in all channels on July 15th. Sadly there’s no price on here, but we’d wager that with a new 2-year agreement it won’t break the bank. Here’s a spec recap for those that are interested:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • T-Mobile AWS 3G
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • GPS
  • 528MHz processor
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • microSD slot
  • Stereo Bluetooth

Any questions?

T-Mobile’s Samsung Bigfoot

One of our trusty ninjas just hit us up with the above photo of Samsung’s Bigfoot Android device slated to hit T-Mobile USA this summer. We’ve been told it will rock a 3 megapixel camera, be a UMTS/HSDPA device, and sport a 3.0″ capacitive AMOLED touch screen display. We’d guess it will have integrated GPS and Wi-Fi but that’s just us talking. The best news? We hear its launching soon. Like, really soon. Hey Samsung, copying Sony Ericcson’s crazy color hues much?

Thanks, Daddy G.!

T-Mobile confirms security breach

Following yesterday’s news of a possible security breach at T-Mobile, the carrier has confirmed today it was indeed a victim of data theft. According to the company, internal information posted on the Internet by hackers was authentic. T-Mobile also claims however, that the stolen data does not appear to jeopardize its customers.

Regarding the recent claim on a Web site, we’ve identified the document from which information was copied and believe possession of this alone is not enough to cause harm to our customers.

A bit PR-ish, considering the hackers claim to have obtained several confidential documents along with financial and database data. The unnamed group first tried to sell said information to T-Mobile competitors and when that didn’t work they offered the data up to the highest bidder. Whether or not a sale has taken place is unclear for the time being.

Thanks, Chris!

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T-M0b!le h@x0red?

One thing consumers always seem to worry about is electronic security, especially when it comes to places like mobile carriers where a lot of sensitive information is stored. Although unconfirmed, there have been reports that T-Mobile’s infrastructure has been hacked and proprietary operating data, customer databases and financial records became vulnerable. T-Mobile hasn’t made any formal statements yet and information regarding the security breach is nowhere to be found on its website. We’re sure that, if the reports are true, the company is doing everything it can to figure out how it happened and to exercise some kind of damage control. Also, the last thing they want to do is make everyone panic unnecessarily… But you know what you need to do: stockpile water, freeze-dried goods and MREs.

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T-Mobile cuts handset prices, no MIR necessary!

The folks over at T-Mobile can be a little unpredictable sometimes. First, the company ditched the handset upgrade fee only to bring it back just a short while later. Then, out of the blue, new smartphone purchases absolutely had to be accompanied with data plans. When will the insanity stop? Luckily, T-Mo’s newest bag of tricks involves cutting the price on a number of handsets and doing away with that pesky mail-in rebate! Nothing beats that instant gratification when you think about how your laziness will sometimes keep you from purchasing a stamp and mailing in the proof of purchase. As of today, feel free to go nuts and spend your hard earned pay on the following deals:

  • Blackberry Curve 8900 — $149.99
  • Blackberry Curve 8320 — $74.99
  • Blackberry 8820 — $99.99
  • Sidekick 2008 — $99.99
  • Sidekick LX 09 — $199.99 ($249.99 new customers)
  • T-Mobile Dash — $49.99
  • T-Mobile G1 all colors — $149.99

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T-Mobile’s HTC Dash 3G and Touch Pro2 training kicks off on June 16th

T-Mobile fans, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news — internal training on HTC’s Dash 3G (Snap) and Touch Pro2 is set to kick off June 16th on the east coast. In other words, we’re likely very close to seeing both handsets get official. The bad news — training doesn’t wrap up until July 2nd in Baltimore/DC so the rumored July 1st release date for the Dash 3G is pretty much not going to happen. The rumored July 22nd launch for the Pro2 could be on the late side of things however, so it’s not all bad. Our ninja only has access to the east coast training schedule but assuming the rest of the country wraps up around the same time, we could see one or both of these handsets by mid to late June — because June isn’t already jam-packed with sweet handsets launching left and right. Woo!

Thanks, Dominic!

T-Mobile account interface gets a UI overhaul

Well hello there, sexy. T-Mobile recently went live with its account management UI face lift and we’ll be damned if it didn’t do an amazing job. Talk about clean! The design is fantastic, with smooth lines and terrific gradients to spice things up. The new UI also presents pertinent info logically and just about everything you need is one click away. At this point we’d have to say there’s really no question — T-Mobile’s account management site is unrivaled. Well, AT&T might have a solid design as well but we wouldn’t know… We’re still waiting for the page to load. Hit the jump for a bigger shot and if you’re a T-Mobile customer, hit the Read link to check out all the changes.

Thanks, Hassana!

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