Android rumours abound

The rumour mill is churning out plenty of speculation about the Open Handset Alliance’s Android platform this week, with some pundits suggesting a September 17 arrival for the first device. It is thought that T-Mobile will be the first stockist of a device sporting the open Linux-based platform developed in part by Google. Taiwanese handset […]

T-Mobile UK improves upload speeds

Mobile operator T-Mobile UK claims to be the first UK carrier to have committed to deploying HSUPA technology on a nationwide basis. As of Tuesday, July 1, users of the T-Mobile network are promised an improvement of to fivefold in the time it takes to upload photos and videos to web sites at speeds of […]

Operators vow to clean up web services framework

A handful of mobile operators unveiled an ambitious initiative on Tuesday, to co-develop a consistent and secure web services interface that can be used by web developers across multiple device platforms. The move is supported by the OMTP, an operator led community that recommends mobile terminal requirements, and is being spearheaded by 3 Group, AT&T, […]

T-Mo cuts European data roaming charges

In a bid to avoid the regulatory eye of European telecoms commissioner, Vivian Reding, German mobile operator T-Mobile said Friday that it is cutting the cost of data roaming within Europe by as much as 80 per cent. From July 1, T-Mobile said it will reduce the price of a text message sent while roaming […]

T-Mobile gets friendly with Bebo, Piczo

Mobile operator T-Mobile UK said Wednesday it has struck a deal with mobile social networking platform Intercasting, to bring the Bebo and Piczo sites to the mobile. T-Mobile said it would integrate the two social networking sites into its My Social Sites service, a mobile application that provides users with a single interface for managing […]

Pelago microblog scores $15m in funding

The venture arm of Indian operator Reliance has joined T-Mobile Ventures as an investor in US startup Pelago, the company said Tuesday. Pelago is another microblog / wireless social network, which is not the only similarity it shares with Twitter. This latest round of funding also takes its current war chest up to $15m. But […]

German iPhone sales disappointing

There seem to be concerns amongst the analyst community that the Apple brand isn’t strong enough outside of North America to compete with the big names in the handset space. On Tuesday, Deutsche Telekom’s domestic mobile unit, T-Mobile, announced that it has sold 70,000 iPhones on contract, since the device launched at the start of […]

Yahoo serves ads for T-Mobile UK

UK mobile operator T-Mobile jumped into bed with web giant Yahoo! on Thursday, announcing a partnership which will see the first graphical advertising appear on T-Mobile’s internet service. T-Mobile and Yahoo! will combine their expertise in the industry and knowledge of consumer habits, to enable advertisers to offer targeted graphical ads for users of the […]

T-Mo beats backhaul blues with DSL

German mobile carrier T-Mobile is showing off the benefits of a converged infrastructure by offloading its 3G backhaul traffic onto sister company T-Com’s network. As a result of the extra traffic requirements of HSDPA, T-Mobile is ramping up its backhaul infrastructure by deploying gateways from kit vendor RAD Data Communications. These gateways give T-Mobile the […]

T-Mobile UK gives away wifi access

UK mobile operator T-Mobile UK said Wednesday that it has bundled unlimited wifi access in with its Web’n’Walk Plus and Max plans. Starting at £12.50 per month, when connecting with a Flext mobile contract, the service gives users access to the internet using their laptops over 3G HSDPA and wifi. T-Mobile UK has around 1,000 […]

3UK and T-Mobile in 3G network share deal

UK mobile operators 3 UK and T-Mobile said Tuesday they have signed an agreement to combine their 3G access networks, leading to almost complete population coverage for 3G services across the country. The operators claim the deal is the world’s largest known active 3G network sharing agreement and will give both carriers an improvement to […]

German court confirms iPhone exclusivity

German mobile operator T-Mobile is once again selling the Apple iPhone exclusively on its own network, after a Hamburg court overturned a ban recently won by rival Vodafone. Shortly after T-Mobile launched the iPhone on November 9, Vodafone Germany won a temporary injunction, forcing the company to sell a version of the device without a […]

T-Mobile slashes mobile web costs

UK operator T-Mobile unveiled a price plan on Wednesday, which reduces the cost of mobile web access to £0.50 per day. The carrier’s web’n’walk 5 Day Pass gives users unlimited access to the internet for £2.50 and is designed to complement the prepaid web’n’walk option of £1 per day for mobile internet. Meanwhile, the latest […]

T-Mobile selling unlocked iPhone for Eur999

German mobile operator, T-Mobile, has had its hand forced and is now selling unlocked Apple iPhones for the princely sum of Eur999. As we reported yesterday, Vodafone Germany has won an injunction against the iPhone’s exclusive German carrier, T-Mobile, forcing the company to sell a version of the device without a lock to the network. […]

Voda upsets German Apple cart

Californian cool peddler Apple, has had a spanner thrown into the works of its German iPhone strategy and could be forced to sell an unlocked version of the device in the country. On Tuesday it emerged that Vodafone Germany had won an injunction against the iPhone’s exclusive German carrier, T-Mobile, forcing the company to sell […]

T-Mobile intros pay per day mobile broadband

T-Mobile UK said that it will launch 3G mobile broadband for laptop users on a pay per day basis from November 1. Users will be able to log onto the web at 3G speeds via a T-Mobile USB modem and their laptop, without any monthly commitment, for £4 per day. T-Mobile has also cut the […]

MySpace goes mobile for the masses

Fox Media’s social networking monster, MySpace, has opened up its mobile offering to all and sundry. As of Tuesday, the MySpace Mobile Web beta service has been live and serving ad-supported content, marking the first time that Fox has delivered an advertising platform to marketers looking to reach mobile web users. To date, MySpace has […]

German iPhone carrier confirmed as T-Mobile

Another day, another complete lack of surprise as T-Mobile revealed itself to be the exclusive carrier of the Apple iPhone in Germany. The wonder device will launch in Germany on November 9, the same day as O2 begins selling it in the UK. Customers will be required to sign up to a lengthy two year contract […]

T-Mobile and 3 UK cosy up

UK mobile operators 3 UK and T-Mobile are hammering out the details of a 3G network sharing agreement that could see the two operators merge their radio access networks (RAN). Ovum analysts Elsa Lion and Matthew Howett revealed that there is no agreement in place as yet and there is no guarantee that the deal […]

T-Mo recycling UK phones

UK carrier T-Mobile is launching a handset recycling scheme that aims to monetise the millions of unused mobile phones in the country. The operator released a study on Tuesday – conducted in conjunction with MORI IPSO – which claims that UK mobile users have £1bn in old mobile phones lying unused. There are 52.3 million […]


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