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T-Mobile updates their voice plans! Better value!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

From TmoNews:


New Voice Rate Plans have been released for T-Mobile Handsets (including Sidekicks, of course) The biggest change is the addition of Mobile-to-Mobile calling on top of the myFaves free dialing. So, you can eliminate any T-Mobile users from your myFaves list and still call them for free!!

The other major change is to myFaves for Families plans. the higher end (89.99 or more per month) plans have increased significantly in Shared Voice minutes, though Mobile-to-Mobile has NOT been added. The 89.99 plan now includes 1800 minutes instead of the previous 1000. Higher plans are also available. Go to for more details.

T-Mobile’s Unlimited Voice Plan

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Tmonews (and everyone else it seems) is reporting that T-Mobile’s Unlimited Loyalty Plan is going live around the country. In short, if you’ve been a customer in good standing (i.e. paying your bills) for over 22 months then you’re eligible to sign up for the $49.99 monthly plan that allows for unlimited voice calls. You can also add an additional line via the whole Family Plan stuff for just $39.99. While this may not be as useful for some of you Sidekickers, what with all the texting/IMing you do, it’ll probably help shave a few bucks off your bill for some of you!

Get Free Minutes Tomorrow: Customer Delight Day

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Who said nothing comes for free? Tomorrow, Saturday Nov 15th, pop over to your favorite T-Mobile store and tell them to hook you up with some free minutes. It’s a “Customer Delight Day” so you’ll be able to score 100 free minutes. Bring a friend and T-Mobile will double that to 200 free minutes. Get a friend to sign up for a T-Mobile contract and you can get $25 credited towards your next bill too. Here’s the details:

T-Mobile’s Customer Delight Day
Saturday, November 15
At your local T-Mobile Store:

Drop in and be rewarded!
* Get 100 FREE bonus minutes just for stopping by — a $40 value
* Get 200 FREE bonus minutes if you bring a friend — an $80 value
* Refer a customer to T-Mobile and get a $25 credit on your next bill
* Sign up for T-Mobile @Home and get the first month free — a $10 value!

Limited time offer. Participating locations only. See store for details. Offers are valid for qualified T-Mobile postpaid and FlexPay customers who are in good standing. Limit one offer per qualifying line. Offers can not be redeemed for cash or other value. Referral Credit Offer: The referred customer must activate a qualifying T-Mobile voice data postpaid or FlexPay plan at a participating T-Mobile store. The credit may take up to 2 billing cycles to appear on the referring customer’s bill. T-Mobile @Home Offer: Qualifying rate plan, credit approval and two-year agreement required. $10 monthly fee will be credited to account. The credit may take up to two billing cycles to appear.

via BGR

T-Mobile Price Increase on Sidekick Data Plans

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Uh oh, better hurry up and get that Sidekick before November 16th. T-Mobile
is planning on raising the data plan prices for several phones, including the Sidekick. Here’s the breakdown for the Sidekick:

For those wanting just Data and SMS:
Unlimited Data with 400 SMS: $44.99
Unlimited Data with unlimited SMS: $54.99

For those adding the Sidekick Plan onto a Voice plan:
Unlimited Data with 400 SMS: $24.99
Unlimited Data with unlimited SMS: $34.99
Unlimited Data only (if you have SMS via another plan): $24.99

If you want the full rundown, hit the chart above. For those of you that are existing customers (or if you sign up before November 16th), chances are you’ll be grandfathered in with your current plan prices and won’t see an increase in price.

via TmoNews who has additional increases for all the other devices.

So, what’s the Hiptop/Sidekick future?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

So, now that Microsoft has acquired Danger at the 3GSM Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona… What does the future of the Hiptop hold?

Well, Honestly… No one knows yet. There aren’t yet enough details out from either party.

It’s too early to tell yet if our future is Microsoft killing off Danger entirely, and releasing “Windows Mobile: Hiptop Editon”.. Or if Microsoft is keeping the Danger name around as well as the HiptopOS around and just giving Danger a well needed swift kick in the ass to get the devices into the realm of current devices (WiFi, Video Playback/Record, GPS, etc.) now that Danger will have the financial resources for the Research and Development along with the Quality Assurance needed for such changes.

But, Why did Microsoft buy Danger? As we saw in the recent SEC IPO filing, Danger was losing money… lots of it. Last fiscal year (That ended September 30th) Danger had an accumulated deficit of $188.1 Million. Did Microsoft come in to be the saving grace of Danger? Or is there an alternative plan? Danger holds the patents to the Backend service, Something that could benefit Windows Mobile users greatly. Is there a chance that Microsoft bought out Danger just to get their hand on those patents? (If the assets of the company were part of the buyout agreement.)

Also, don’t forget that T-Mobile has exclusive rights. What happens to that now? If Microsoft kills off Danger and absorbs it’s assets into Microsoft, does that contract still stand or will we see “Hiptops” on other GSM and even CDMA carriers? Was Danger in a $188.1 Million dollar deficit because they signed a contract to be exclusive to T-Mobile? It’s sure not because they aren’t selling devices. Every time you see someone in the Generation X/Y age range, they usually have some form of a Hiptop/Sidekick. Was the global outreach of the Hiptop not hitting? In other countries, 3G is the standard. Is the deficit because the device isn’t selling overseas due to the lack of 3G?

In this editor’s opinion, Hopefully Microsoft keeps Danger and the HiptopOS around, but just pours it’s financial resources into it to bring us into the current generation of phones in our category and there’s no Zunephone in the works.

There are still very many empty holes, and questions left to be answered. But, this will be a very interesting year for Hiptop fans and users, as well as Danger employees.

As of right now, it’s way too early to push any panic buttons and start to freak out about this… We need to see details of the agreement and future strategies before pushing that panic button.

Edit: Spelling corrections, thanks Aaron.

Updated: BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft to Acquire Danger, Inc

Monday, February 11th, 2008

This JUST in! Microsoft, Inc has agreed to acquire Danger, Inc. Details on the Acquisition are not available, and Danger has not yet released a statement yet. (As of 9:53AM EST)

“Danger continues to provide an effortless and fun mobile experience for consumers,” said Henry R. Nothhaft, chairman and CEO of Danger Inc. “Now by combining our uncompromised application software and powerful back-end service with Microsoft, we can expand our innovative service offerings even further and take mobility to a new level.”

Stay tuned for more information as it comes in.

Source: Microsoft PressPass Mirror of PR Announcement

Update: 11:30am EST: The press release has been removed from, and there is still no press release on More information as it comes in to us.
(Thanks, Moonrock for the update!)

We can only hope that Hank Nothhaft sobered up from a night of heavy drinking, and filed for an annulment from Steve Ballmer after he read the papers on the desk he signed.

Sidekick LX Available to T-Mobile Customers

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Sidekick LX Midnight Blue

The Sidekick LX has officially hit for current T-Mobile customers. IF you want yours, give Customer Care a call at 1-800-937-8997, or log in to My T-Mobile and click on “Upgrade Phone” in the bottom left. If you’re eligible for an upgrade it will let you select phones. The Sidekick is under the “Handhelds” tab.

– $299.99 with a 2 year contract extension
– $399.99 with no contract extension
– $15 for Express (3 business days) shipping on the phone. Free Express shipping if you order online apparently.
– $9.95 for UPS Ground (7 business days)
– Tracking number is your 10 digit phone number (including dashes)

We grabbed a Midnight Blue Sidekick LX, no contract extension, and Express shipping for a total of $444.86 after tax!

Which one did everyone get?

Don’t forget to get your microSD card for your Sidekick LX!

Thanks to Thomas for processing our order!

Updated Sidekick Data Plans for LX and Slide

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Word from BoyGeniusReport is that T-Mobile is going to be updating Sidekick Data plans to include Unlimited MMS for the LX and Slide, and remain at the same price.

Those of you who are buying their LX as their first Sidekick will automatically get this new plan, the rest of us will have to call T-Mobile and be switched over.

Via BoyGeniusReport

For our friends in Australia

Monday, April 30th, 2007

“Bogus Jimmy” hooked us up on the info for the Hiptop3 on Telstra. He says:

Just letting you know about the hiptop3 in Australia. It is only available through Telstra, on a 24 month contracted plan with unlimited text messages, photo messages, email, web browsing and MSN and Yahoo! messenger (no AIM). The plan includes free 3 minute calls to one other number on the Telstra network and other calls are charged at 30c/30secs. The cost of the hiptop3 is $679 which can be paid upfront or divided over the 24 month plan ($28.29/month).

It has been selling very well in its first week, with a lot of hiptop2 owners upgrading (most by simply adding the $28.29/month onto their existing service).

The website is