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T-Mobile Hits Home

I have to say I am a huge fan of T-Mobile’s CEO, Legere. He’s one of those people who really gets it. He’s fresh thinking and hard driving. He certainly believes in competition. He is everything that Verizon and AT&T…

Cellular Maddness

For the past several years AT&T and Verizon have been like UPS and FedEx: copying each other’s pricing structures to the penny. (“Not oligopolistic says the US Supreme Court.”). But this year things are very different. The major  carriers have broken…

T-Mobile in Asia

Colin here. Two months now with T-Mobile. I’ve been overseas all of this time, and I have been in 9 different countries. So I have quite a few data points.What I can tell you is that the T-Mobile free international data plan and…

Party Crashing T-Mobile

Colin here. In Cell Phone Bastards I wrote about how you could build all of the cell towers in the entire United States for $30 Billion, or about one month’s income for the cellular industry. I also talked about how the…

T-Mobile Pricing Plans

Colin here. The question of the moment seems to be people asking me to explain the new t-Mobile Simple Choice pricing plan. This went into effect March 23. T-Mobile doesn’t do a great job on their website so let me explain…

HD Voice – Kowabunga

I had reason to go down to Thailand to visit an operation there and when I arrived I pulled out my AIS SIM and put it into my iPhone. They have recently upgraded their network to 2100 MHz and the…

Unlimited Data

Colin here, and I am seeing an increasing trend towards cellular data plans offering unlimited data. T-Mobile offers unlimited slow-speed data for free, and unlimited high-speed (4G) data for a flat $20 a month per phone. Sprint (and their Virgin…

iPad Phone

Colin Here. T-Mobile announced that iPad customers will get 200 MB of free data every month…no strings attached. Apple IOS 7  features audio-only Facetime. And, of course, VOIP services are available for about $1.50 a month plus 1-cent per minute. Let’s…

Top Comm Stories

Social Networking Gets Serious: Who would have predicted the role 160 characters could play in revolt and revolution? Social networks have far more influence than many of us care to admit, like a single match that can destroy an entire…

Multi-Modal Communications 2

Continuing the series on Multi-Modal communications, I thought I would start with some examples in the consumer space. Three examples are below, and they are just scratching the surface of the possible. Multi-mobile adds dimension to voice communications – it…

A Tale of Two Phones

There is a common tiresome discussion about iPhone vs. Android. This is not that. This is a discussion of Android vs. Android. My household has now purchased a total of 6 Android phones. G1 MyTouch 3G Original Droid MyTouch 4G…

Is That a Phone in Your Pocket, or

Are you just glad to UC me? T-Mobile launched the MyTouch 4G phone this week. Yet another Android phone is hardly newsworthy, but this one caught my attention. It has the usual specs that were inconceivable just a short time…

Where did T-Mobile Go?

I try not to get hung up on the carriers – they are or at least should be, dumb pipes. Though if there is any carrier I have any loyalty to, it is T-Mobile. Of course, loyalty is a relative…

Android – Keep on Waiting?

I believe I want an Android phone. I am still using my Tmo Dash, which – has been the best phone I ever had. It is nearing 3 years old now (can’t be). It is obsolete and very tired now….

Disappointment of 2009: Android

Normally I would not write about the biggest 2009 disappointment until December or even November. But in this case I will make an exception. Here we are in March, and I am going to state that Android is and will…

A Day at VoiceCon – SFO

Made a day trip to San Francisco for a few tasks including VoiceCon. Not used to the big city crowds. Fortunately VoiceCon offered a break from city life with wide open spaces. A few observations. Completely surprised how many booths…