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Pay monthly combo and Prepay plans from T-Mobile
Aug 1st, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Wondering if you could get the control and flexibility of a prepaid plan combined with the benefits of a monthly payment option? A new tariff plan, ‘You Fix’ launched by T-Mobile is the way to go.

Users signing up this contract get a set of minutes and texts apart from a flexible booster for a fixed monthly outlay for a one year contract. The boosters can help you flex your muscles in case you need more.

As an example, you get 75 minutes and 75 texts for £15.50. You can otherwise choose to go for 100 minutes and 100 texts for $£20.50 or for 300 minutes and texts for £26 per month.

T-Mobile says that almost half the youth who don’t currently have a Smartphone intend to lay their hands on one and this demand is the reason behind the new plan. Users can pick from a variety of BlackBerry and Android handsets too for a small upfront payment.

This is a great plan for those parents who would love not to be surprised with huge bills at the end of the month and rather control the mobile bills upfront for their young children.

Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy S over T-Mobile
Jul 15th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Better late than never, but this is really late. Finally Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy S has arrived for T-Mobile users across UK.

Samsung has released this update for Galaxy S, somewhere about May, which itself was pretty late. T-Mobile has taken this delay to next level by delaying it for three more months. Meanwhile other operators like Vodafone have provided this update by May itself.

So finally Samsung Galaxy S users through T-Mobile operator have started getting message to update their Smartphones from Android 2.2 (Froyo) to latest version of Android 2.3 (which is more popularly known as Gingerbread).

Though users already started getting messages, the operator has made it official now. Unfortunately T-Mobile sources or website provided no additional information apart from news about availability of the upgrade. There was a widespread criticism across market about the delay and kind of support Samsung or T-Mobile are providing to Galaxy S users. It is the same story repeated again. There was a considerable amount of delay for Froyo update too.

Now grab the HTC Sensation for free from T-Mobile UK on monthly contract of £40
Jul 8th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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After being made available via Vodafone and Three, the HTC Sensation has finally made its way to the grabs via T-Mobile which will be selling the smartphone from this month onwards in the UK.

You can now place your hands on the Sensation for free however, by entering into a two-year contract costing £40.85 every month. This deal is bundled with 1200 minutes, 500 texts as well as unlimited internet. However, this is not a cheaper deal provided you use the data connection to the maximum extent to make it worthwhile.

T-Mobile is also offering the HTC Sensation on various other price plans which are lower than £40 per month. However, to go with these plans you will have to bear the upfront cost of the device. The cheapest plan from T-Mobile costs £10.21 per month along with the device cost of £350. The most expensive plan costing £56.17 is bundled with unlimited minutes, 500 texts along with unlimited internet.

HTC Sensation is the first handset to be powered by Qualcomm dual core system on chip running at 1.2GHz. It features video playback via HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 4.3-inch, 540×960 qHD screen and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The handset boasts of dual-LED flash and comes with a front facing camera to allow videoconferencing.

The Sensation which comes with Super LCD screen technology weighs just 148g and is 11.9 mm thick. It also has five sensors, a 1530mAh battery and onboard GPS. With all sensational features built into it, HTC sensation is going to be another super Smartphone from HTC like its predecessors.

T-Mobile launches Motorola Atrix
Jun 3rd, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Motorola Atrix is Motorola’s notebook-powered Android Smartphone, which enables to access the phone through larger screen, keyboard and multimedia kit on Notebooks through its accessory kit.

T-Mobile has launched the Motorola Atrix, ‘world’s most powerful smartphone’ by joining hands with its Everything Everywhere partner Orange on 1 June.

You can own the super-charged handset for free from the operator on a 24-month contract by shelling out £35.75 per month. This will provide you 900 minutes, 500 texts along with 500MB of data allowance.

If you are willing to shell out a little more every month, you can get the “Work and Play” kit. It includes an HDMI port, Motorola HD media dock with three USB ports, a remote control, mouse and keyboard.

The Work and Play kit will burn a £129 hole in the pocket when bought standalone. If you opt for £40.85 per month plan for 24 months, you get 500 texts, 1200 minutes, and 500 MB data.

Using Lapdock, an Atrix can be transformed into a full-on laptop with eight hours of battery life and 11.6-inch screen. T-Mobile is planning to sell Lapdock at £299.

T-Mobile to offer LG Optimus Black
May 16th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Grabs will be elated to know that LG’s latest Android Smartphone, the LG Optimus Black which was announced at the CES in Las Vegas by LG is finally available in the UK via T-Mobile. You can grab the handset by shelling out just £26 per month on a 24-month contract.

This second smartphone from LG would prove to be an amazing deal if you are looking for a slim, eye-catching handset. The 109g weighing Android device is just 9.8mm thin.

The handset is interfaced through a 4-inch NOVA display which claims to provide optimum brightness and is most readable under any sort of lighting conditions. As per LG, it should consume 50% less energy when compared to other phones in the market, which should increase the battery life substantially.

The phone is powered by a 1 GHz processor, which makes it to be fast enough and comes with a 5MP rear camera, which is capable of shooting HD quality video. Other specs of the handset include Android 2.2 Froyo which can be upgraded to Gingerbread, Wi-Fi, AGPS, 512MB RAM and a microSD card reader.

The T-Mobile tariff offers you 300 minutes, 300 texts along with a flexible internet connection offering unlimited browsing over the web, however with limited streaming and downloading capabilities.

4 new Android Smartphones from T-Mobile UK this summer
Apr 28th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

With more number of Android based Smartphones out in Market, T-Mobile has announced its plans to launch four new Android based Smartphones to be released across UK this summer.

T-Mobile has announced new Four Android models, LG’s Optimus 3D, Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC ChaCha Smartphone and Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, to be released through its network this summer.

1.2 GHz processor based, Samsung Galaxy S II, is expected to be hitting stores across T-Mobile network by June. In the same month, company is planning to launch HTC ChaCha, which is again built on Android Mobile Operating System.  HTC ChaCha has a bunch of features like QWERTY keyboard, 5 Megapixel Camera, High end Music Player along with other exciting features. Other Android based Smartphone LG Optimus 3D has already making headlines in market news for its slim and sleek design along with other amazing features. Last one on the list, but not the least one is Sony Ericsson Xperia is the Smartphone, built over most recent version of Android (Android 2.3 popularly known as Gingerbread) and no need to say it also comes with bunch of features expected by Smartphone users.

Orange and T-Mobile to offer Apple iPad 2; O2 to provide data tariffs only
Mar 6th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Orange and T-Mobile (together called as “Everything Everywhere” after their merger) will sell the latest sensation in the tablet space, the Apple iPad 2 once it gets released in the UK towards the end of this month through their stores.

Almost an year after the iPad’s launch the iPad 2 is set for a launch powered by the all new iOS 4.3, dual cameras, sizzling fast dual core processor, and HDMI output.

The iPad 2 will also show up in three memory sizes just like its predecessor – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and that would automatically result in product pricing differences. For the end users though, there would not be any price difference between the iPad and iPad 2 as per Steve Jobs quote yesterday.

Faced by stiff competition from Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple iPad is considered an expensive device in the current tablet market. The 3G enabled iPad currently is offered for £429 in Apple stores while UK mobile operators offer the device for £200 on a 24-month data contract.

O2 meanwhile announced that it would stay away from selling the iPad 2 though it would offer MicroSIM data plans for the new gadget.

Google Nexus S For £25.54 Per Month courtesy T-Mobile
Feb 9th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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The Gingerbread powered Google Nexus S Smartphone was launched in December 2010 in the same price band as its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S. Mobiles.co.uk, a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse is offering the black version of the Smartphone.

On a two year contract, the Smartphone is available for £25.54 per month where in you get unlimited web browsing apart from 600 minutes, and 500 texts. The surprising thing is the pace at which the price of the Nexus S fell.

Powered by a 1GHz processor and 16GB memory on-board, the Samsung-made handset has a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED TouchScreen, a 5 megapixel front facing camera, and Wi-Fi embedded NFC technology.

Having no MicroSD card slot does not go down well though and it means that you cannot keep all the junk that you would love to keep on the device as the memory cannot be upgraded. The Nexus S is available for purchase on PAYG for £430 at Mobiles.co.uk.

Given the fact that the total cost of ownership turns out to e £613, it seems worth to pay £183 over a period of two years in exchange for loads of texts, minutes, and unlimited internet.

T-Mobile and the smartphone data cap
Jan 18th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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On a day when the backlashes were aplenty, T-Mobile was forced to climb down on the data allowances. The decision to cut data usage to 500 MB a month would now be applicable only to new customers and those upgrading their phones.

This has come after the company has unilaterally announced its decision on the website. This was met with a lot of protests, threats of legal and regulatory action – leaving the company with no choice.

But late on Wednesday the vice-president of T-Mobile UK, Lysa Hardy announced that T-Mobile would be reducing its fair use policy (FUP) for data usage to 500MB a month for all mobile phone customers. According to Lysa, the decision has been taken to ensure an improved quality of service for all mobile internet users.

The decision was welcomed by campaigners who had been outraged by the company’s earlier announcement and the offhand tone of its comments. It also suggested that once people cross the 500MB barrier, they would be allowed to read email and do web browsing – but not other activities. Kenton Price, a developer for the Android platform at Little Fluffy Toys Lrd who wrote the Cycle Hire widget, said that he is happy to be part of the revolution that went against the decision and reversed it.

He added that the decision could be a blessing in disguise for the company and work towards boosting sales. A phone before 31st January would in fact fetch a 3GB data plan for the life of the contract. If the sales do spike in reality, it would be a perfect case of a misadventure coming good!

iPads to be cheaper, thanks to Orange and T-Mobile
Nov 22nd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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Cheaper iPad deals are on the cards, now that Orange and T-Mobile confirmed that they are planning to rope in users into longer contract terms in the process.

T-Mobile was the first one to make the announcement which however revealed not too many details except a coming soon UK release with the new iPad plans. T-Mobile confirmed that the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G will get cheaper when it is purchased with data service plans.

And Orange opted not to be left behind in the race and hence came up with a very similar statement to the press except that it replaced ‘T-Mobile’ with ‘Orange’.

As of today, people who buy Apple iPad for usage independent of the service provider get the iPad 3G by paying a huge sum and then they are forced to pay more monthly bills for the data usage on their favourite network.

The statements thus do not reveal too much; however if we take a leaf out from Phone 4 pricing, there is a possibility that the tablet could be available for £150 – £200 on a 24-month deal for a monthly contract of £30 – £35. And the price could be slashed further given the fact that there are no free minutes or texts involved in these plans.

Samsung Omnia 7 pre-orders on T-Mobile UK
Oct 19th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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T-Mobile has started accepting pre-orders for Samsung Omnia 7 in the UK. Samsung Omnia 7 was showcased at the Windows Phone 7 launch event and if you were waiting to grab one, T-Mobile website is the place to go. Though the shipping time is expected to be around 10 days, T-Mobile is preparing to ship the phone in coming few days.

T-Mobile has a 2-year £35 per month contract for the WP7 handset where-in you get the handset for free. You get to have 500 texts and unlimited internet usage apart from 900 minutes of talk time.

There are contracts as low as £10 per month wherein you manage to get just 100 minutes, 100 texts and limited internet. On top of that, you need to pay £300 to own the handset. So, make your choice right.

We just gave you two extreme options available for the Samsung Omnia 7 on T-Mobile and we recommend you to visit the T-Mobile website for suitable deals which fall in between.

T-Mobile to launch HTC Desire HD in ‘next few weeks’
Oct 6th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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Even as Vodafone officially gears up to launch HTC Desire HD phone on 14th October, T-Mobile is trying to catch up by launching the handset very soon.

A source in T-Mobile revealed that the company is busy stocking up the HTC Desire HD Smartphone and that plans are afoot to make the 4.3-inch Android Smartphone available to its customers in few weeks.

The handset is already being offered by Vodafone on pre-order with various contracts ranging from £35 to £55 per month. The handset can be bagged for £25- £30 monthly contracts as well but then the handset needs to be bought.

The HTC Desire HD as known to many is a clear upgrade of the HTC Desire as the bulkier Desire comes bundled with more memory ( RAM and ROM ), a higher pixel camera, a faster processor and a larger screen. The handset supports Dolby Mobile, SRS Surround and DLNA sound.

Showed off at HTC’s London conference last month, the HTC Desire DD features a 1GHz processor and an 8 MP camera with 720p HD recording capability. It has a 4.3-inch LCD display instead of the AMOLED screen sported by the original HTC Desire mobile.

Froyo for HTC Desire soon on T-Mobile
Sep 20th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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T-Mobile seems to be poised to update the HTC Desire handsets for its UK customers. HTC Desire on Android 2.1 has been one of the hottest things that happened to the Smartphone segment this year.

The announcement was out last month from T-Mobile about upgrading Desire users from Eclair to Froyo in September and it seems that all is set except for some final approvals.

A recent post on Eurodroid also suggested that the service provider is awaiting some approvals from Google and the official date should be out very soon.

Similar to the case of HTC Hero, the unlocked HTC Desire handsets started to receive the Android 2.2 updates last month while the operator specific flavours of the handset are yet to receive the updates.

Various service providers in the UK committed to provide the Froyo upgrade for HTC Desire and T-Mobile is in no mood to disappoint its customers. Vodafone has already release the updates for Android 2.2 to its Desire customers and Orange is on its way too.

With the Froyo update, the customers can experience improved performance, a faster browser along with better Android Market that includes a handy bug reporting feature. Adobe Flash player 10.1 is one of the important things in the Froyo which enables faster web browsing.

T-Mobile and O2 offer HTC Desire Z
Sep 19th, 2010 by Andy Miles

HTC Logo HTC Desire Z

The Android 2.2 powered SmartPhone, HTC Desire Z is expected to be shipped to users from October 6. Despite the initial reports that the Desire Z will be a Vodafone exclusive, the handset is all set to be available on O2 and T-Mobile.

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation unveiled its Desire HD and Z smartphone models this week. The handset now is available via mobilephones.direct.co.uk as is mentioned by HTC’s official website.

The Desire Z will feature a 3.7-inch touchscreen display; however it would not have the boastful AMOLED screen that its super-hit predecessor had because of some manufacturing issues HTC faced earlier.

The hinged display screen of the Desire Z helps to get a full  QWERTY keypad with clearly defined programmable buttons which can act as shortcuts for an array of apps, and menus on the handset.

A 5MP camera with flash equipped with a 720p HD Video capabilities jazz it up on the back. The HTC Desire Z will run on the Froyo OS with the HTC Sense UI powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm processor.

For £30 to £40 a month contracts, one can get the handset from T-Mobile. Users get 900 monthly minutes, 500 texts, unlimited web surfing, and 3 months insurance for the £30 per month contract. O2 on the other hand offers the Desire Z for monthly contracts between £30 and £45. Users get 300 minutes a month, unlimited texts and unlimited mobile web for £30 a month.

The website asks for 17 days of delivery time though and expects to provide the handset dispatch on October 6th.

T-Mobile and O2 offer HTC Desire Z
T-Mobile offers free car kit with LG Optimus One
Sep 17th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

T-Mobile Logo LG Optimus One, Optimus Chic

The UK release details for the LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic have been officially revealed by LG. Both the devices will be packing Google’s Froyo OS.LG is looking forward to sell more than 10 million units of Optimus One and Chic.

The entry level Android Smartphone from LG, Optimus One is all set to splash into the market on T-Mobile network and the service provider is giving a few motor car freebies.

T-Mobile announced an Optimus One Navigation edition handset using which the provider claims to be able to provide satellite based navigation with Google maps. It is offering a cradle dock and a free in-the-car charger.

The LG Optimus One is bundled with a 3.2 inch wide HVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 3MP camera, a 600MHz processor, a microSD card slot up to 32GB and a long lasting battery supporting up to 450 minutes of talk time.

Google Voice Actions, Google Goggles and Google Voice Search are compatible with both the Smartphones, thanks to the Android 2.2 OS which the handsets pack. Also, the devices will act as portable Wi-Fi hotspots.

Coming to the Optimus Chic which has a snazzy look also packs a 600MHz processor, a 3.2 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen and a microSD card slot up to 32GB. The device also features a 5MP camera, video recording at 30fps as well as DLNA connectivity and LG Air Sync.

Nokia N8 for free on two year contract of £35 per month
Sep 14th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Nokia N8

Leading UK network providers O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile are geared up to offer the Nokia N8 smartphone for free on a two year contract by charging £35 per month. The latest model designed from the mobile phone giant, Nokia would hit the market later this month.

The N8 handset will be available from all the three carriers on similar two year packages. The package will be bundled with unlimited browsing, unlimited text messages as well as a free mini HDMI TV cable by which the N8 users can experience HD recording capabilities from a large screen.

However, the call minutes varies for the packages from three networks. T-Mobile is offering the handset with 900 anytime monthly minutes for £35 per month whereas both O2 and Vodafone are offering the device with 600 minutes.

N8 is the first and last N-series smartphone from Nokia based on Symbian ^3 operating system. Nokia N8, which comes in five colours, is bundled with a 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 720p HD video recording, a mini HDMI slot, Ovi Maps, Dolby Digital Plus technology along with 16GB memory.

Nokia X2 now at just £85 on PAYG
Sep 3rd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Nokia X2

Close on the heels of the £99 price tag by Play.com for the Nokia X2, the mobile phone is now being made available even cheaper at $85 in Pay As You Go offers. Despite the fact that it is quite an entry-level X-series phone, the handset is loaded with some savvy features.

T-Mobile and Vodafone are offering the handset via Nokia’s online shop for a paltry £85.So, go grab it.

A candybar design of the handset and the small 2.2 inch screen hide

a lot of surprising facts and functionalities about the phone. The handset comes with a 5MP camera and it also allows video recording. It has a 2.2 inch TFT display screen which can display 256k colours.

Other specs available are dedicated music buttons on the side, FM Radio, 16 GB expandable memory and dual speakers which can turn a bus into a dance floor. And for those who care not to disturb others around, there is an option to listen to music either using Bluetooth 2.1 or the 3.5 mm audio port.

Facebook access is made easy from the home screen and a lot of funky apps can be downloaded, thanks to the Ovi Store. Users can enjoy high speed browsing with 32 GPRS and EDGE facilities provided with the phone. Lot many video games are also bundled with the handset for the video game freaks.

T-Mobile to get Android-Based Motorola Jordan
Aug 20th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

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Leading mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has come up with a wide range of Android devices in the last one year sporting multiple form factors and special features. One such handset, the Motorola Jordan is likely to hit the market this November on T-Mobile’s airwaves.

The Jordan which will sport the similar form factor as that of the Motorola i1 is said to come with a raft of other enhancements. The Jordan’s waterproof feature is one such amazing feature which keeps the handset working even if it is submerged 10 meters.

The upcoming handset is IP67 certified. We need to keep our fingers crossed at the moment to see what other features the handset is going to pack. However, the new mobile phone is likely to be released as a low-end or mid-level handset.

The Motorola Jordan is expected to hit the store shelves sometime in November on the airwaves of the wireless carrier T-Mobile, according to an article on BGR notes.

No information regarding the handset’s specs, availability or pricing has been unveiled yet. However, the wait time might not be too long before Motorola and T-Mobile come up with the official announcement.

Blackberry Pearl 3G available on PAYG from T-Mobile
Aug 6th, 2010 by Andy Miles

Mobile phone operator T-Mobile is all set to go with the sale of RIM’s Blackberry Pearl 3G for just £250 on PAYG. This offers you with free internet and email for six months along with free life time text messaging once you go with a monthly top up £10.

The handset now comes with 3G functionality, upgraded 3.2 megapixel camera with Flash, Autofocus, Zoom & Video-conferencing options as well as has built-in GPS functionality. The Blackberry OS 5.0 would be loaded on the handset which will be upgraded to Blackberry OS 6 soon.

The Pearl 3G is the first Blackberry to come with a standard numerical keypad instead of a normal QWERTY one. Powered by an ARM-based 624 Mhz processor, the Pearl 3G handset with a 360 x 400 pixels screen and 238 PPI resolution is quite good. On top of that, it is the first Blackberry with 802.11n WiFi support.

Do not get disappointed of the handset’s small screen size. The handset can still work wonders, thanks to its Suretype word prediction technology and the mini optical trackpad. However, the handset’s price of £250 is being considered little expensive as the Blackberry Curve 8520 is available for £100 less.

T-Mobile UK to offer Nokia N8
Jul 18th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

T-Mobile Logo Nokia N8

Nokia N8 smartphone, the first mobile powered by Symbian ^3 OS and the latest model designed from the world’s largest mobile manufacturer is expected to be available on T-Mobile UK soon.

You can see the ‘coming soon’ status for the Nokia N8 deals on T-mobile’s website. Though the much awaited smartphone is expected to hit the market on 31 August, official confirmation is yet to be received from Nokia. N8 would be the last Symbian based smartphone from Nokia.

N8 has a similar appeal as that of the iPhone 4. N8 boasts of Ovi Maps enabling customers in more than 70 countries across geographies to navigate with ease. The 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash is the eye-catching feature of the device which helps users capture stunning images and also shoot 720p HD video. As such, you can use the device as a mobile phone cum camera.

The Nokia N8 supports USB On-The-Go (OTG), an extension of the USB 2.0 standard. The N8 is bundled with a mini HDMI slot, a 3.5 inch OLED capacitive touchscreen display that has the ability to display 640×360 pixels and internal memory of 16GB with a microSD card reader.

The smartphone also features MP3 player, FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, social networking integration and three different home screens. Moreover, it is claimed by Nokia that the handset has 960 minutes of video playback capacity without charging and a battery with a standby time of up to 400 hours.

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